Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Changing importances of professional practice competencies over an engineering career 

    Pons, D.J. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
    The profession depends on its practitioners developing management and leadership skills to achieve good client outcomes and robust, reliable products or services, delivered by profitable, ethically run engineering businesses. ...
  • NARX models for simulation of the start-up operation of a single-shaft gas turbine 

    Asgari, H.; Chen, X.Q.; Morini, M.; Pinelli, M.; Sainudiin, R.; Spina, P.R.; Venturini, M. (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2016)
    In this study, nonlinear autoregressive exogenous (NARX) models of a heavy-duty single-shaft gas turbine (GT) are developed and validated. The GT is a power plant gas turbine (General Electric PG 9351FA) located in ...
  • Applicability of 'Gel-Push' sampling technique for sandy layer 

    Umehara, Y.; Kiyota, T.; Chiaro, G.; Yaguira, Y. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
    In recent years, "Gel-Push" "GP" sampling has become popular as one of the high quality soil sampling techniques. The GP is able to collect high quality samples by using a lubricant gel that reduces the friction between ...
  • Parallel Implementation of the Box Counting Algorithm in OpenCL 

    Mukundan, R. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2015)
    The Box Counting algorithm is a well-known method for the computation of the fractal dimension of an image. It is often implemented using a recursive subdivision of the image into a set of regular tiles or boxes. Parallel ...
  • Cascaded techniques for improving emphysema classification in computed tomography images 

    Ibrahim, M.A.; Mukundan, R. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2015)
    The previous studies demonstrated the effectiveness of the multi-fractal based method for the classification of histo-pathological cases by calculating the local singularity coefficients of an image using different intensity ...
  • Recycling disaster waste: Feasibility, method and effectiveness 

    Brown, C.; Milke, M. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2016)
    Recycling is often employed as part of a disaster waste management system. However, the feasibility, method and effectiveness of recycling varies between disaster events. This qualitative study is based on literature ...
  • Hereditary convexity for harmonic homeomorphisms 

    Koh, N-T. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)
    We study hereditary properties of convexity for planar harmonic homeomorphisms on a disk and an annulus. A noteworthy class of examples with the hereditary property arises fromenergy-minimal diffeomorphisms of an annulus, ...
  • Spatial Point Processes and Moment Dynamics in the Life Sciences: A Parsimonious Derivation and Some Extensions 

    Plank, M.J.; Law, R. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)
    Mathematical models of dynamical systems in 6 the life sciences typically assume that biological systems are spatially well mixed (the mean-field assumption). Even spatially explicit differential equation models typically ...
  • Analytical Simulation of Seismic Collapse of RC Frame Buildings 

    Ebrahimi Koopaee, M.; Dhakal, R.P.; MacRae, G.A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
    Application of a fibre-element nonlinear modelling technique for seismic collapse capacity assessment of RC frame buildings in comparison with conventional lumped plasticity models is investigated in this paper. Constitutive ...
  • Untreated runoff quality from roof and road surfaces in a low intensity rainfall climate 

    Charters, F.J.; Cochrane, T.A.; O'Sullivan, A.D. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2016)
    Sediment and heavy metals in stormwater runoff are key pollutants of urban waterways, and their presence in stormwater is driven by climatic factors such as rainfall intensity. This study describes the total suspended ...
  • Tip Motion-Sensor Signal Relation for a Composite SPM/SPL Cantilever 

    Roeser, D.; Gutschmidt, S.; Sattel, T.; Rangelow, I.W. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
    An array of microbeams is a promising approach to increase the throughput of scanning probe microscopes and lithography. This concept requires integrated sensors and actuators which enable individual measurement and control. ...
  • Frame Element with Mixed Formulations for Composite and RC Members with Bond Slip. II: Correlation Studies 

    Lee, C-L.; Filippou, F.C. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
    This paper discusses the convergence and accuracy of the three mixed formulations in the companion paper for a new composite frame element that is suitable for the large-scale, large-displacement inelastic analysis of ...
  • Frame Element with Mixed Formulations for Composite and RC Members with Bond Slip. I: Theory and Fixed-End Rotation 

    Lee, C-L.; Filippou, F.C. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
    This paper proposes a composite frame element for the simulation of the inelastic response of structural members made up of two or more components with different materials, such as reinforced concrete (RC), steel-concrete ...
  • Christchurch Women's Hospital: Performance analysis of the base-isolation system during the series of Canterbury earthquakes 2011-2012 

    Kuang, A.; Sridhar, A.; Garven, J.; Gutschmidt, S.; Rodgers, G.W.; Chase, J.G.; Gavin, H.P.; Nigbor, R.L.; MacRae, G.A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
    Live monitoring data and simple dynamic reduced-order models of the Christchurch Women’s Hospital (CWH) help explain the performance of the base isolation (BI) system of the hospital during the series of Canterbury earthquakes ...
  • Two torsion in the Brauer group of a hyperelliptic curve 

    Creutz, B.; Viray, B. (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)
    We construct unramified central simple algebras representing 2-torsion classes in the Brauer group of a hyperelliptic curve, and show that every 2-torsion class can be constructed this way when the curve has a rational ...
  • On Brauer groups of double covers of ruled surfaces 

    Creutz, B.; Viray, B. (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)
    Let X be a smooth double cover of a geometrically ruled surface defined over a separably closed field of characteristic different from 2. The main result of this paper is a finite presentation of the 2-torsion in the Brauer ...
  • A C-Peptide-Based Model of Pancreatic Insulin Secretion in Extremely Preterm Neonates in Intensive Care 

    Dickson, J.L.; Alsweiler, J.; Gunn, C.A.; Pretty, C.G.; Chase, J.G. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2016)
    Background: Model-based glycaemic control relies on sufficiency of underlying models to describe underlying patient physiology. In particular, very preterm infant glucose-insulin metabolism can differ significantly from ...
  • Linear and Nonlinear Seismic Structural Impact Response Spectral Analyses 

    Chase, J.G.; Boyer, F.; Rodgers, G.W.; Labrosse, G.; MacRae, G.A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
    This paper describes analyses of single-degree-of-freedom 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 

    Chase, J.G.; Boyer, F.; Rodgers, G.W.; Labrosse, G.; MacRae, G.A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)

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