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Students - Daya Reddy

Postgraduate students

 

Students have been registered in the Faculty of Science except for those whose names are marked with an asterisk, and who were registered in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

 

Masters students

*G A Duffett

1981

Plastic buckling of initially imperfect cylinders in axial compression

*G P Mitchell

1982

A programming approach to the solution of problems involving elastic-plastic plates

*A C Bolt

1983

The use of a non-classical friction law in finite element analysis of contact problems

*L R Watkins

1986

Electromagnetic field solutions via the finite element method

*R A Eve

1986

Conforming finite element methods for static and eigenvalue problems of thin elastic shells

H F du Toit

1986

Finite element analysis of eigenvalue problems in the stability of fluid motions
Degree awarded with distinction

*M B Nates

1989

Parameters affecting the performance of tube mills
(co-supervisor: Professor GN Nurick)

*K von Bentheim

1991

Dynamics of balls in tube mills
(co-supervisor: Professor GN Nurick)

M B Volpi

1991

Mixed finite element approximations for circular arches
Degree awarded with distinction

C le Roux

1991

Mixed variational problems associated with viscous incompressible free surface flows
Degree awarded with distinction

KArunakirinathar

1991

Mixed finite element approximations for curved rods
Degree awarded with distinction

L H G Chandrasiri

1992

The solution of steady-state free surface problems by the finite element method

G C Schroeder

1993

Estimates for the rate of convergence of finite element approximations of the solution of a time-dependent variational inequality
Degree awarded with distinction

*M A Stülpner

1995

Various continuum bone remodelling algorithms applied to the proximal femur in two and three dimensions
(co-supervisor: A Spirakis)

*I MacKellar

1998

The mechanical design aspects of a small diameter vascular prosthesis
(co-supervisor: G R Starke)

J K Diatezua

1999

Some theoretical aspects of fibre suspension flows

T Koch

2005

Non-linear finite element analyses of the aortic heart valve

H van der Merwe

2007

Development of a numerical tool for the design optimization of vascular prostheses towards physiological compliance

(co-supervisor:  Dr T Franz)

MSc (Med) degree awarded with distinction

*S Bartle

2009

Shell finite elements, with application in biomechanics

*KEW Penzhorn

2009

Consistency and convergence of SPH approximations

*EB Ismail

2009

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics for nonlinear solid mechanics

(co-supervisor:  Prof GN Nurick)

*Y Kajee

2010

The biomechanics of the human tongue

*HL Morrissey

2011

The modelling of natural fibre-reinforced composites using a multi-scale methodology

*L Adams

2011

Finite element method using vector finite elements applied to eddy current problems

(co-supervisor:  Prof A Wilkinson)

*NJN Richardson

2012

An investigation into aspects of rate-independent single crystal plasticity

J Mbewu

2012

Modelling of biomaterial therapies for infarcted hearts

(co-supervisor:  Dr S Skatulla)

I Donev

2013

Time-dependent finite element simulations of a generalized Oldroyd-B fluid

Degree awarded with distinction

T Povall

2013

Single-crystal plasticity at finite strains:  an investigation of hardening relations

(co-supervisor:   Dr AT McBride)

Degree awarded with distinction

*R Pauck

2014

Computational analysis towards the design of biodegradable polymeric coronary artery stents

Degree awarded with distinction

*E Ssozi

2014

The effect of viscoelastic deformation in pipe cracks on leakage response to variations in pressure

(Primary supervisor:  Prof J van Zyl)

Degree awarded with distinction

*G Gakingo

2016

The impact of thermophysical properties on nanofluid-based solar collector performance

(co-supervisor:  Dr M Macdevette)

Degree awarded with distinction

 

Doctoral students

*G A Duffett

1985

Some aspects of the numerical solution of equilibrium problems in finite elasticity

*T B Griffin

1986

Variational and numerical aspects of problems in classical plasticity

G P Bleach

1989

Acceleration waves in constrained thermoelastic media

T Gültop

1992

A finite strain theory of elastoplasticity and its application to wave propagation

R A Eve

1992

Theoretical and numerical aspects of problems in finite strain  plasticity

*A Ozinsky

1993

Mathematical simulation of dynamic behaviour of secondary settling tanks
(Primary supervisor: Prof GA Ekama)

H de G Laurie

1994

Nonlinear age-dependent population dynamics
(co-supervisor: Prof R Cowling)

*W J de Kock

1994

Numerical simulation of the plastics injection molding process
(co-supervisor: Professor JB Martin)

K Arunakirinathar

1995

Mathematical and numerical aspects of the enhanced strain finite

element method

J M W Munganga

2000

Existence and stability of solutions to the equations for fibre suspension flows

B J L Brown

2001

A variational approach to local optimality in control theory

S K F Hattingh

2002

Finite element analysis of flows in fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs

*D Kleine

2003

Finite element analysis of flows in secondary settling tanks

*M S Yeoman

2004

The design and optimisation of fabric reinforced grafts using finite element methods and genetic algorithms

M S Tladi

2004

Well-posedness and long-time dynamics of β-plane ageostrophic flows

J K Djoko

 

2004

Convergence in the incompressible limit of finite element approximations based on the Hu-Washizu formulation in elasticity

*A T McBride

 

2008

 

Formulation, analysis and solution algorithms for a model of gradient plasticity within a discontinuous Galerkin framework

Q Reynolds

 

2009

 

Mathematical and computational modeling of the behaviour of direct current plasma arcs

RL Benjamin

2010

Non-maximum entropy polymer elasticity theory, viscoelasticity, and the lattice Boltzmann method

HBH Mohamed

2012

Properties of solutions of the equations for generalized Oldroyd-B fluids

B Grieshaber

2013

Locking-free discontinuous Galerkin methods for problems in elasticity, using linear and multilinear approximations

A Chama

2014

Three-field mixed finite element approximations for problems in elasticity

*J-P Pelteret

2014

A computational neuro-muscular model of the human upper airway with application to the study of obstructive sleep apnoea

*AEJ Bogears

2015

Efficient and robust partitioned solution schemes for fluid-structure interactions

(co-supervisors:  Profs S Kok and T Franz)

 

Current postgraduate students

*W Guess

MSc (Eng)

Fluid-solid interactions in vascular mechanics                                (co-supervisor: Dr AT McBride)

*H White

MSc (Eng)

Finite element analysis of fatigue cracks in turbine blades

*M Shirzadi

MSc (Eng)

Assessment of aortic valve stents 

N Musehane

MSc

CFD modelling of bubble column reactors                                     (co-supervisor: Dr O Oxtoby)

*E Griffiths

MSc (Eng)

Modelling and analysis of nanocomposites

MF Wakeni

PhD

Operator splitting methods for nonlinear thermoelasticity              

*A de Villiers

PhD

Vascular MRI and computational modeling                                   (co-supervisor: Dr AT McBride)

F Rasolofoson

PhD

Discontinuous Galerkin methods for nonlinear elasticity

*M Hamed

 

PhD

 

Finite element analysis of friction stir welding                                (co-supervisor: Dr AT McBride)

*EB Ismail

PhD

Numerical models for strain-induced crystallization

*KEW Penzhorn

PhD

Virtual element methods