Recent Submissions

  • An Expert System for Loan Decisions 

    Ang, L. (University of Canterbury, 1987)
    For more than 20 years, scientists working in the field of Artificial Intelligence have been developing computer programs that could solve problems in a way that would be considered intelligent if done by a human. At ...
  • Embedding an Intelligent Tutor into existing Business Software to provide On-the-Job Training 

    De Jong, Catherine Jill (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Traditional on-the-job training for software typically involves human tu- toring, training videos, manuals and open-ended exploration of the software. This Masters Thesis investigates embedding a constraint-based ...
  • A survey of a database design technique 

    Neil, S. (University of Canterbury, 1988)
    This project is primarily concerned with the area of Database schema design methods. It is split into two main parts: the first is concerned with an academic investigation of the diagramming technique, and the second ...
  • A QUEL-to-SQL data manipulation language translator 

    Webb, J. H. (University of Canterbury, 1988)
  • X.25 protocol analyser 

    Daniell, C. S. (University of Canterbury, 1989)
    The aim of this project was to produce a tool to aid with the statistical analysis of the data flow on communications lines operating with the X.25 packet switching protocol.
  • Ecstasy : An Object Oriented Graphics System 

    Holling, K. (University of Canterbury, 1983)
    The purpose of this report is to describe the design and implementation of a simple two dimensional drawing system for use from within the Computer Science Department's DG SIMULA implementation. This includes a description ...
  • Economic behaviour and psychological biases in human–computer interaction. 

    Quinn, Philip (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Research on human judgement and decision making has documented a widerange of psychological biases in how people perceive, evaluate, and ultimately decide between alternatives. These biases are understood in contrast to ...
  • Tenability in stairwell of highrise office buildings. 

    Pau, Daniel (University of Canterbury, 2015)
    The commonly adopted fire evacuation strategy for office buildings is total evacuation which involves simultaneous evacuation of all building occupants upon fire alarm activation. Total evacuation for building with high ...
  • Fire Performance of a Laterally Loaded Light Timber-framed Compartment 

    Jessop, Daniel (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    The New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) deemed to satisfy solution for houses and small multi-unit dwellings requires external walls within 1 m of and at angles less than 90° to a property boundary to be fire-rated to a minimum ...
  • Lift & drag analysis of a 3D synthetic dragonfly wing 

    Dhandu, Srujan Raj (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    A 3D dragonfly wing is developed by using the Autodesk point cloud methodology, which takes several high definition (HD) pictures of the wing and uploads them into the software which computes all the spatial points and to ...
  • Demand side management of electrical grids using smart domestic water heater controller. 

    Adi Rajah, Farzeen Faiz (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Conventional sources like wind, solar and geothermal energy are available abundantly in New Zealand. These can be put to use to reduce the dependency on conventional sources. In the present, power systems engineers are ...
  • Integrated performance-based design of building-foundation systems. 

    Millen, Maxim (University of Canterbury, 2015)
    The effects of soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI) have been a topic of discussion amongst the structural and geotechnical community for many decades. The complexity of the mechanisms, as well as the need for ...
  • Augmenting immersive cinematic experience/scene with user body visualization. 

    Chen, Joshua Yang (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    For the proposed masters thesis project, I conducted research into how computer graphics and emerging interactive technologies can be combined to create new immersive home entertainment experiences. It has the potential ...
  • Performance of various BFGS and DFP implementations with limited precision second order information. 

    Byatt, David (University of Canterbury, 2003)
    This paper supports the claim that there is no discernible advantage in choosing factorised implementations (over non–factorised implementations) of BFGS methods when approximate Hessian information is available to full ...
  • Seismic loss optimization of frame buildings using viscous dampers 

    Puthanpurayil, A.; Lavan, O.; Dhakal, R.P. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
    The effectiveness of control strategies in achieving the objectives of a performance-based-design is well accepted in the earthquake engineering community. Consequently, various methods have been proposed for optimal design ...
  • Semi-active viscous damper for seismic response control 

    Khanmohammadi Hazaveh, N.; Pampanin, S.; Chase, J.G.; Rodgers, G.W.; Kordani, R. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. QuakeCore, 2015)
    - Semi-active devices offer significant promise for their ability to add supplemental damping and reduce seismic structural response in an easily controllable manner, and can be used in some modes to modify or reshape ...
  • Experimentation with tension-only devices for use with seismic energy dissipation systems 

    Cook, J.; Rodgers, G.W.; MacRae, G.W.; Chase, J.G. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
    Seismic damage-resistant structures, such as jointed precast connections and rocking wall structures, usually require supplementary energy dissipation devices to limit peak displacements. Yielding steel fuses or buckling ...
  • A Radially Laminated Core for Partial Core Transformers 

    Lapthorn, A.C.; Keenan, K. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)
    There are a number of areas of research for transformers at present which are focussed on reducing the losses in transformer cores as well as the steel weight. One way to reduce core losses is to remove the core altogether ...
  • Vertical Wind Tunnel for Prediction of Rocket Flight Dynamics 

    Bryson, H.; Sültrop, H.P.; Buchanan, G.; Hann, C.E.; Snowdon, M.; Rao, A.; Slee, A.; Fanning, K.; Wright, D.; McVicar, J.; Clark, B.; Harris, G.; Chen, X.Q. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2016)
    A customized vertical wind tunnel has been built by the University of Canterbury Rocketry group (UC Rocketry). This wind tunnel has been critical for the success of UC Rocketry as it allows the optimization of avionics ...
  • Breath-to-breath respiratory mechanics variation: how much variation should we expect? 

    Chiew, Y.S.; Kim, K.T.; Pretty, C.G.; Shaw, G.M.; Desaive, T.; Chase, J.G. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)

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