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Date: 2021/05/06
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:6410
Description: There is a need to develop guidelines for identifying situations where it is more beneficial to apply Additive Manufacturing (AM) as opposed to conventional methods of manufacturing. Thus, the aim of ... More
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Date: 2020/11/01
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5917
Description: Robotic solutions find application in firefighting services. This paper reports on the development of a robot that is suitable for detecting and extinguishing fire. The robot operates automatically, w ... More
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Date: 2020/10/10
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:6604
Description: Purpose – Selection of a suitable location for a quarantine infrastructure represents a complex decision problem, which requires a systematic appraisal of myriads of factors. Quarantine facility in th ... More
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Date: 2020/10/06
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5893
Description: The concept of sustainability and circular economy is crucial in the recovery of products that have reached the end-of-life (EoL). However, lack of a suitable framework for the recovery products at th ... More
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Date: 2020/10/01
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5925
Description: The need for improved performance, operational efficiency as well as cost and environmental sustainability necessitate the selection of appropriate materials and assembly methods during railcar manufa ... More
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Date: 2020/04/16
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5869
Description: Additive manufacturing technology involving the deposition of materials in successive layers provides a realistic possibility for easy and quick production of 3D objects on demand. This work involves ... More
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Date: 2020/04/03
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5860
Description: The learning factories are platform created to provide an effective leaning environment that will brig about human capacity development in a bid to bridge the gap between learning and practice. In thi ... More
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Date: 2020/04/01
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5872
Description: Vending machines are available in many public places for vending of items like snacks, beverages, newspapers, tickets and smoking cigarettes Recently developed vending machine requires a control syste ... More
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Date: 2020/03/01
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5890
Description: Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) possesses excellent mechanical properties, but its machinability at high temperature and speed often lead to vibration and subsequently chatter during machining operations. In ... More
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Date: 2020/03/01
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5891
Description: Digital transformation has ushered in the digital economy, powered by digital intelligence and quantum computing. The various winding topologies in rotary machines result from multi-variant design spe ... More
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Date: 2020/02/19
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:6168
Description: Sustainable polypropylene nanocomposites (PPNCs) were prepared by using melt blending of polypropylene (PP), and nanoclay (NC) in the presence of a compatibilizer, i.e. maleic anhydride grafted polypr ... More
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Date: 2020/02/17
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5892
Description: Rail industry across the globe is growing exponentially since the days of rail inception into African trans- portation systems. Freight and passenger trains contribute a greater proportion to rail ind ... More
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Date: 2020/02/16
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5812
Description: Aluminum alloy is characterized with excellent mechanical properties such as its high strength to weight ratio, which makes it suitable for many industrial applications. In a bid to reduce the energy ... More
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Date: 2020/01/22
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5815
Description: The need for an efficient welding process which is fast, safe, cost-effective and will produce a welded structure that combines high strength with integrity during railcar manufacturing is necessary d ... More
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Date: 2020/01/06
Language: en
Type: Text
Identifier: tut:5874
Description: In this article, a novel hybridized Multi-Attribute Decision Model (MADM) is developed to identify an optimal design of a Reconfigurable Assembly Fixture (RAF) from a set of alternative design concept ... More
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