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Linear and Nonlinear Seismic Structural Impact Response Spectral Analyses
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)This paper describes analyses of singledegreeoffreedom structures with different spacing, coefficients of restitution, structural periods, and both linear and nonlinear cases, to a suite of earthquake records with ... 
Author's reply to discussion on: probabilistic risk analysis of structural impact in seismic events for linear and nonlinear systems
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015) 
Nonlinear Regression Based Health Monitoring of Hysteretic Structures under Seismic Excitation
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)This paper presents a health monitoring method using measured hysteretic responses. Acceleration and infrequently measured displacement are integrated using a multirate Kalman filtering method to generate restoring ... 
Analysing the effects of cold, normal, and warm digits on transmittance pulse oximetry
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2016)Noninvasive estimation of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate using pulse oximeters is widely used in hospitals. Pulse oximeters rely on photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals from a peripherally placed optical ... 
Defining a phylogenetic tree with the minimum number of rstate characters
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)Semple and Steel (2002) showed that if T is a phylogenetic Xtree and C is a collection of rstate characters that defines T , then C >[(n 3)/(r  1)], where n = [X]. In this paper, we show that, provided n is ... 
Counting phylogenetic networks
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)We give approximate counting formulae for the numbers of labelled general, treechild, and normal (binary) phylogenetic networks on n vertices. These formulae are of the form 2 γnlogn+O(n) , where the constant γ is 32 ... 
What proportion of the smallscale owners' estate in the North Island is likely to be harvested?
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2015)The smallscale forest estate, much of which was planted in the 1990s, will provide an increasing proportion of New Zealand’s harvest volumes over the next decade. However there are questions about the proportion of ... 
Revisiting AlSamaw'al’s table of binomial coefficients: Greek inspiration, diagrammatic reasoning and mathematical induction
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)In a famous passage from his alBahir, alSamaw'al proves the identity which we would now write as (ab)^n = a^n b^n for the cases n = 3; 4. He also calculates the equivalent of the expansion of the binomial (a + b)^n for ... 
Electrochemical stability of carbonsupported gold nanoparticles in acidic electrolyte during cyclic voltammetry
(University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 2015)Cyclic voltammetry has been used to assess the electrochemical stability of gold nanoparticlebased electrocatalysts with differing initial particle size distributions in sulphuric acid electrolyte. The electrochemically ... 
Numerical modelling of the droplet vaporization for design and operation of liquidpulsed CVD
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)This article presents an approach for modeling the vaporization of droplets of solvent and precursor mixture under vacuum in the pulsedpressure CVD process. The pulsed direct liquid injection apparatus with ultrasonic ... 
An algorithm for constructing a ktree for a kconnected matroid
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)For a kconnected matroid M, Clark and Whittle showed there is a tree that displays, up to a natural equivalence, all nontrivial kseparations of M. In this paper, we present an algorithm for con structing such a tree, ... 
Wood quality assessment of Pinus radiata (radiata pine) saplings by dynamic mechanical analysis
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2015)The use of dynamic mechanical analysis was explored as a possible method of screening for wood quality in breeding programmes. Viscoelastic properties along the grain of wood from 18monthold Pinus radiata saplings were ... 
DoseResponse Analysis Using R
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)Doseresponse analysis can be carried out using multipurpose commercial statistical software, but except for a few special cases the analysis easily becomes cumbersome as relevant, nonstandard output requires manual ... 
Systematic ground motion observations in the Canterbury earthquakes and regionspecific nonergodic empirical ground motion modeling
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)This paper presents an examination of ground motion observations from 20 nearsource strong motion stations during the most significant 10 events in the 20102011 Canterbury earthquake to examine regionspecific systematic ... 
An integrated approach: managing resources for postdisaster reconstruction
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)The availability of resources allows for the rapid and costeffective delivery of a construction project. For rebuilding programs after a disaster, the need for better understanding of factors affecting resource ... 
Beta decays and the inner structures of the neutrino in a NLHV design
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2014)A novel conceptual theory is developed for the beta decay and electron capture processes, based on the specific nonlocal hiddenvariable (NLHV) design provided by the Cordus theory. A new mechanics is sketched out for the ... 
Annihilation mechanisms
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2014)This paper develops an ontologically rich explanation of the inner mechanics of the annihilation process, starting from a nonlocal hiddenvariable (NLHV) design. This explains the process in terms of the handedness of ... 
Development and optimisation of stochastic targeted (STAR) glycaemic control for preterm infants in neonatal intensive care
(University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2013)Hyperglycaemia is a common complication of prematurity and stress in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). It has been linked to worsened outcomes and mortality. There is currently no universally accepted best practice ... 
Fabrication of freestanding casein Devices with micro and nanostructured regular and bioimprinted surface features
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)This work introduces a novel process for the fabrication of freestanding biodegradable casein devices with micro and nanoscale regular and biomimetic surface features. Fabrication of intermediate polydimethylsiloxane ... 
Maximum subarray algorithms for use in astronomical imaging
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013)The maximum subarray problem is used to identify the subarray of a twodimensional array, where the sum of elements is maximized. In terms of image processing, the solution has been used to find the brightest region within ...