The Department Civil Engineering and Surveying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology held its annual awards ceremony on 20 May 2009. Dr Marianne Vanderschuren, chair of the SAICE Western Cape Branch, was the guest speaker at the event.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has recently established its Student Chapter for all the civil engineering students who would like to get involved in SAICE activities and extend their interest in their chosen profession.
Vibrating screens are one of the most common sources of troublesome medium frequency vibrations in the mineral dressing industry. Two methods of designing supporting structures are discussed in this paper, and some observations from practical experience are made.
This article descriptionbes how an Operations Research investigation led to a substantial saving in the cost of the lairage at the new Johannesburg abattoir currently under construction. The value of the lairage contract is about R2 million and the saving in construction cost about R80 000. The article descriptionbes how even greater capital cost savings can be made at the expense of increased complexity of operation.
Following the sudden inrush of water into the West Driefontein mine in October 1968. an analysis based on the Theis non-equilibrium approach was carried out to determine the transmissivity and storativity of the dolomitic formations of the Bank Compartment which has an exposed areal extent of 156 km2 and a thickness of about 1000 m. Details of the analysis were given in the paper and the predicted response of the water table was compared with that obtained in the subsequent dewatering operations in the compartment which revealed several geologic inhomogeneities.