Recent Submissions

  • Incorporating refuge floors in a network model : fire engineering research report : a project. 

    Glasgow, Daryn (University of Canterbury, 2012)
    The modern urban landscape in many of the world's largest cites is increasingly becoming the domain of tall, super-tall and mega-tall buildings. These present designers and architects with a myriad of unique and challenging ...
  • Design and development of an energy positive, modular, transportable building 

    Cooney, Sean (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    This project has involved the design, development and modelling of a stand alone, transportable, renewable energies building. An experimental test apparatus was con- structed that characterised the performance of a single ...
  • A modula-2 cross-compiler for the Macintosh. 

    Gifford, Jonathan (University of Canterbury, 1986)
    There is a Modula-2 cross-compiler available on the Prime, which currently generates code for the Prime. This cross-compiler was developed at ETH (Eidgenössische ...
  • Fast evaluation of radial basis functions : methods for generalised multiquadrics in ℝⁿ 

    Cherrie, J. B.; Beatson, Richard Keith; Newsam, G.N. (University of Canterbury, 2000)
    A generalised multiquadric radial basis function is a function of the form s(x) = ∑ᴺ𝑖₌₁ 𝑑𝑖 𝜙 (𝗅x-t𝑖𝗅), where 𝜙(r) = (r² + 𝝉²)ᵏ/², x ∈ ℝⁿ, and k ∈ Z is odd. The direct evaluation of an N centre generalised ...
  • Seismic behaviour and design of reinforced concrete interior beam column joints 

    Lin, Cheng-Ming (University of Canterbury, 1999)
    The physical model of shear transfer mechanism in reinforced concrete beam-column joints in which the New Zealand Concrete Structures Standard NZS 3101: 1995 is based provides a good insight into the seismic behaviour ...
  • Identification and evaluation of improved drying methods of New Zealand beeches by means of an energy-efficient kiln process 

    Zhang, Zheng (University of Canterbury, 2000)
    New Zealand Nothofagus timbers, especially N. fusca (red beech) and N. truncata (hard beech) are among the most refractory timbers in the world to be dried in conventional kilns. The recommended drying method is to air ...
  • Selecting and/or processing wood according to its processing characteristics 

    Chauhan, Shakti Singh (University of Canterbury, 2004)
    In this study, three issues associated with the segregation of wood according to their processing characteristics have been addressed. In the first part of the study, the influence of inhomogeneity on the acoustic velocity ...
  • Modelling the influence of weed competition on growth of juvenile Pinus radiata at a dryland site 

    Watt, Michael (University of Canterbury, 2003)
    The reduction in growth of commercially grown conifers by weeds over the juvenile phase is an important management issue. This thesis investigates the mechanisms of interaction between juvenile Pinus radiata and the woody ...
  • Experiments in high precision clock synchronisation. 

    Jones, Richard (University of Canterbury, 1993)
    Hardware clocks used in computers tend to drift away from the correct time. In a distributed computer system, each hardware clock drifts away from the correct time at a different rate. In or4er to synchronise the clocks ...
  • Harmonic and interharmonic cross modulation in HVDC links 

    Hume, David James (University of Canterbury, 2002)
    This thesis investigates techniques for modelling the steady state harmonic and interharmonic waveform distortion associated with HVDC links. Previous methods are reviewed and their associated problems discussed. A ...
  • Melody recognition systems. 

    Ansley, Carl (University of Canterbury, 1994)
    The aim for this project was to research, design, and provide the basis of an implementation for a real-time melody recognition system. The system should match music hummed or sung by a human with a particular piece in ...
  • Full chess retrieval 

    McKenzie, Peter (University of Canterbury, 1994)
    Most chess programs utilise simple memory-based techniques that compliment the brute force search. These techniques utilise stored positions to increase program performance. The ability to efficiently store and retrieve ...
  • Exposing 3-separations in 3-connected matroids. 

    Oxley, James; Semple, Charles; Whittle, Geoff (2009)
    Let 𝑀 be a 3-connected matroid other than a wheel or a whirl. In the next paper in this series, we prove that there is an element whose deletion from 𝑀 or 𝑀∗ is 3-connected and whose only 3- separations are equivalent ...
  • Spanning and sampling in Lebesgue and Sobolev spaces 

    Bui, Huy-Qui; Laugesen, R. S. (University of Canterbury, 2004)
    We establish conditions under which the small-scale affine system {𝜓(𝑎j 𝑥 - 𝑘) : j ≥ J, 𝑘 ∈ℤᵈ}, with J∈ℤ fixed, spans the Lebesgue space 𝐿ᵖ(ℝᵈ) and the Sobolev space 𝑊ᵐ,ᵖ(ℝᵈ), 1 ≤ 𝑝 < ∞. The dilation matrices 𝑎j ...
  • Contributions to recognition and low bit rate coding of speech 

    Lim, Ching Aun (University of Canterbury, 1992)
    Original research contributions to aspects of automatic recognition and low bit rate coding of speech are presented. A comprehensive review of the historical development of speech processing is provided. Various facets ...
  • OASIS : an object oriented animation system in Scheme. 

    Munnings, Peter (University of Canterbury, 1987)
    The main aim of this project is to develop an animation system for simple geometric objects. Of course this is not a very clear definition of what is required. While working on this project, the objectives to be reached ...
  • A review of monitoring low density animal populations 

    Brown, Jennifer A. (University of Canterbury, 2002)
    One of the most important steps in designing a monitoring programme is to have very clear objectives. The objectives should define what is the state of the environment desired by managers, over what time frame, in what ...
  • Encoding phylogenetic trees in terms of weighted quartets 

    Grünewald, S.; Huber, Katharina T.; Moulton, Vincent; Semple, C. (University of Canterbury, 2006)
    For a finite set X, an edge-weighted phylogenetic X -tree, or phylogenetic tree for short, is a tree T having leaf set X and no degree 2 vertices, together with a map from the edge set of T to ℝ≥₀. Within the field of ...
  • Design and Implementation of a TROFF postprocessor for Typesetting on a Printronix 300 

    Verdellen, A.M. (University of Canterbury, 1983)
    The aim of this project is to design and implement a program that accepts the output from the TROFF package and produces the equivalent of phototypesetter output on the Printronix. Since the Printronix when operating in ...
  • User interfaces for casual users 

    Farrow, C.D. (University of Canterbury, 1993)
    The first part of this report presents various ideas and principles in human-computer interaction (HCI) and relates them to the casual use situation. Much research and literature on the topic deals with HCI in general, ...

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