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 elasticplastic plates 
*A C Bolt 
1983 
The use of a nonclassical 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 
*M B Nates 
1989 
Parameters affecting the performance of tube mills 
*K von Bentheim 
1991 
Dynamics of balls in tube mills 
M B Volpi 
1991 
Mixed finite element approximations for circular arches 
C le Roux 
1991 
Mixed variational problems associated with viscous incompressible free surface flows 
KArunakirinathar 
1991 
Mixed finite element approximations for curved rods 
L H G Chandrasiri 
1992 
The solution of steadystate 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 timedependent variational inequality 
*M A Stülpner 
1995 
Various continuum bone remodelling algorithms applied to the proximal femur in two and three dimensions 
*I MacKellar 
1998 
The mechanical design aspects of a small diameter vascular prosthesis 
J K Diatezua 
1999 
Some theoretical aspects of fibre suspension flows 
T Koch 
2005 
Nonlinear 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 (cosupervisor: 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 (cosupervisor: Prof GN Nurick) 
*Y Kajee 
2010 
The biomechanics of the human tongue 
*HL Morrissey 
2011 
The modelling of natural fibrereinforced composites using a multiscale methodology 
*L Adams 
2011 
Finite element method using vector finite elements applied to eddy current problems (cosupervisor: Prof A Wilkinson) 
*NJN Richardson 
2012 
An investigation into aspects of rateindependent single crystal plasticity 
J Mbewu 
2012 
Modelling of biomaterial therapies for infarcted hearts (cosupervisor: Dr S Skatulla) 
I Donev 
2013 
Timedependent finite element simulations of a generalized OldroydB fluid Degree awarded with distinction 
T Povall 
2013 
Singlecrystal plasticity at finite strains: an investigation of hardening relations (cosupervisor: 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 nanofluidbased solar collector performance (cosupervisor: 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 
H de G Laurie 
1994 
Nonlinear agedependent population dynamics 
*W J de Kock 
1994 
Numerical simulation of the plastics injection molding process 
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 
Wellposedness and longtime dynamics of βplane ageostrophic flows 
J K Djoko

2004 
Convergence in the incompressible limit of finite element approximations based on the HuWashizu 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 
Nonmaximum entropy polymer elasticity theory, viscoelasticity, and the lattice Boltzmann method 
HBH Mohamed 
2012 
Properties of solutions of the equations for generalized OldroydB fluids 
B Grieshaber 
2013 
Lockingfree discontinuous Galerkin methods for problems in elasticity, using linear and multilinear approximations 
A Chama 
2014 
Threefield mixed finite element approximations for problems in elasticity 
*JP Pelteret 
2014 
A computational neuromuscular 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 fluidstructure interactions (cosupervisors: Profs S Kok and T Franz) 
Current postgraduate students
*W Guess 
MSc (Eng) 
Fluidsolid interactions in vascular mechanics (cosupervisor: 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 (cosupervisor: 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 (cosupervisor: Dr AT McBride) 
F Rasolofoson 
PhD 
Discontinuous Galerkin methods for nonlinear elasticity 
*M Hamed

PhD

Finite element analysis of friction stir welding (cosupervisor: Dr AT McBride) 
*EB Ismail 
PhD 
Numerical models for straininduced crystallization 
*KEW Penzhorn 
PhD 
Virtual element methods 