Non-Destructive Testing Research

Non-Destructive Testing Research

NDT staff members are involved in research in several capacities and at various levels. Our NDT programmes and research go together, and our department is driven forward by its research. The research ambition of the Department of Mathematics, Non-Destructive Testing and Physics is motivated by the challenges facing Non-Destructive Testing Technology (NDTT). The department is taking special pride in pioneering new frontiers in Non-Destructive Testing and creating new ideas to enhance education in Non-Destructive Evaluation. The department is also identifying multidisciplinary NDT solutions to promote the safety of humankind when operating machinery. The multidisciplinary research collaborations have included Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Information Technology sections.

The broad focus research area for the department is as follows; “Theoretical, experimental and numerical applications of NDT methods”.

Conference Papers

  • Ngobeni MC., Welding Quality Inspection. South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing Golden Conference held at the Accolades Conference Centre, Midrand, February 7 – 8, 2018.
  • Nkwanyana ZSS., Evaluating the effectiveness of digital Radiographic Testing methods in Detection of defects on aircraft landing gears. South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing Golden Conference held at the Accolades Conference Centre, Midrand, February 7 – 8, 2018.
  • Nolting V., Using the Barkhausen Effect to Measure the Microstructure of Ferromagnetic Materials. South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing Golden Conference held at the Accolades Conference Centre, Midrand, February 7 – 8, 2018.
  • Sikakana QI., What is the ‘value-add’ of a Non-Destructive Testing / Evaluation Tertiary Qualification. South African Institute for Non-destructive Testing Golden Conference held at the Accolades Conference Centre, Midrand, February 7 – 8, 2018.
  • Shavhani K., and Mabuza BR., Using Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Technique for damage detection of a flat boat hull. 12th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11 – 15, 2018.
  • Nkwanyana ZSS., and Mabuza BR., Conducting a Comparative Study on Conventional and Digital Radiographic Testing Methods in Detection of Defects in Industrial Components. 12th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11 – 15, 2018.
  • Nolting V., and Mabuza BR., Using the Barkhausen Effect to Measure the Microstructure of Ferromagnetic Materials. 12th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11 – 15, 2018.
  • Mabuza BR., Analysis of inclined crack in thin-walled circular tube under mixed-mode I + II fracture. 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, July 1 – 5, 2018.
  • Nyambeni N., and Mabuza BR., Considerations of Failure Analysis in a Multi-layered Composite Structure under Thermomechanical Loading. 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, July 1 – 5, 2018.
  • Molefe L., and Mabuza BR., Defect Characterization in Shafts Using conventional and Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing. 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, July 1 – 5, 2018.
  • Sigoba T., Howse M., Sikakana QI., Corrosion monitoring with Acoustic Emission of steel embedded in concrete that is subjected to different environmental conditions. Proceedings of the 31st International Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management 2-5 July 2018 Sun City, Rustenburg, South Africa; 301-311.
  • Nolting V, Theoretical modelling of high entropy alloys. SAIP Conference July 30-2021

https://events.saip.org.za/event/206/contributions/7067/

 

 

Seminars and Workshops

  • Sikakana QI, Customized Introductory Physics for career-focused programmes to enhance student success: Position paper. CAD Annual Academic Staff Development Conference, Riverside Sun, Vanderbijlpark.  November 13 – 14, 2019.
  • Nolting V, Entropy of Novel Composite Materials. Departmental seminar June 28, 2021.

Human Resource Department

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