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Current practices and efficiency gaps in logging operations from European mountain forests
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2016)Timber production is an important ecosystem service of European mountain forests. This paper aimed to assess the current practices in logging operations and to identify the efficiency gaps in timber production. The study ... 
The Current Response of a Mediated Biological Fuel Cell with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus: The Role of Mediator Adsorption and Reduction Kinetics
(University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 2013)Microbial fuel cells (MFC) are an emerging renewable technology which converts complex organic matter to electrical power using microorganisms as the biocatalyst. A variety of biological relevant organic matters such as ... 
Curve Advisory Speeds in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering., 2002)This research project investigated the use of curve advisory speed signs in New Zealand. A literature review identified key issues to examine. Current traffic behaviour at the location of curve advisory speed signs was ... 
Curve fitting with nonlinear spiral splines
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1991)Collocating spiral splines are derived as an approximation to the curve of least energy. The defining equations, although nonlinear, are easily solved because the Jacobian matrix has banded structure. A simple but ... 
Curves that change genus can have arbitrarily many rational points
(1995)A singular curve over a nonperfect field K may not have a smooth model over K. Those are said to "change genus". If K is a global field of positive characteristic and C/K a curve that change genus, then C(K) is known ... 
Customizing methods for global optimization : a geometric viewpoint
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1993)A new class of global optimization algorithms, extending the multidimensional bisection method of Wood, is described geometrically. New results show how the geometry of the global minimum relates to performance. Remarkably, ... 
CVD flow field modelling using the quiet direct simulation (QDS) method
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2009)In this paper, the Quiet Direct Simulation (QDS) method is used to model the unsteady jet development in a Pulsed Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition (PPCVD) reactor. QDS is a novel method of gas flow simulation which is ... 
Cybershake NZ v17.9: New Zealand simulationbased probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
(2018)This paper presents the computational workflow and preliminary results of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) in New Zealand based on physicsbased ground motion simulations (‘Cybershake NZ’). In the current ... 
Cyclic beam bending test for assessment of bondclip behavior
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)Bond between reinforcement and concrete is one of the most important aspects in structural response of reinforced concrete (RC) members. Basic RC theories assume compatibility of strains between concrete and steel which ... 
Cyclic beam bending test for assessment of bondslip behavior
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)Bond between reinforcement and concrete is one of the most important aspects in structural response of reinforced concrete (RC) members. Basic RC theories assume compatibility of strains between concrete and steel which ... 
Cyclic behavior of interior beamcolumn connections in nonseismic RC frames at different loading rates
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2006)This paper provides an insight into the response of nonseismic reinforced concrete (RC) building frames to excitations of different frequencies through experimental investigation. The results of cyclic loading tests of ... 
CYCLIC BEHAVIOR OF TIMBERSTEEL HYBRID SHEAR WALLS
(2018)Timbersteel hybrid structures provide a viable solution to strengthen lateral load resisting systems in multistorey timber residential buildings. This paper investigated cyclic behaviour of one type of timbersteel hybrid ... 
Cyclic gravity waves in deep water
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1982)Numerical evidence is presented for the existence of unsteady periodic gravity waves of large height in deep water whose shape changes cyclically as they propagate. It is found that, for a given wavelength and maximum ... 
Cyclic instability behaviour of sand silt mixture under partial cyclic reversal loading
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)Flow liquefaction is one of the most catastrophic failure phenomena in geotechnical engineering. It is a form of instability and can be observed during monotonic loading or cyclic loading. It is referred to as static ... 
Cyclic loading of sands with precise measurement of dissipated energy
(University of Canterbury. Engineering, 1981)This report outlines an experimental investigation into the mechanism of liquefaction. The investigation is centred on the relationship between the pore pressure build up in a sand sample, and the energy input to that ... 
Cyclic Performance of BeamColumn Joints with Extended Column Fixed at Base: Part I  Experimental Investigation
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)The seismic performance of a nonseismically detailed reinforced concrete (RC) beam–column joint with column pinned and fixed at the base is experimentally investigated in this paper. Six halfscale RC beam–column ... 
Cyclic permutations and evolutionary trees
(University of Canterbury, 2002)Given a tree T with leaf set X, there are certain ways of arranging the elements of X in a circular order so that T can be embedded in the plane and 'preserve' this ordering. We investigate some new combinatorial ... 
Cyclic permutations and evolutionary trees
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2004)Given a tree T with leaf set X, there are certain ways of arranging the elements of X in a circular order so that T can be embedded in the plane and ‘preserve’ this ordering. We investigate some new combinatorial properties ... 
Cyclic response analysis of highstrength selfcompacting concrete beamcolumn joints: Numerical modeling and experimental validation
(2018)In this paper, finite element analysis software “DIANA” is implemented to simulate quasistatic cyclic loading test results of three fullscale beamcolumn joints cast with highstrength selfcompacting concrete (HSSCC). ... 
Cyclic strength of Christchurch sands with undisturbed samples
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)Novel Gelpush sampling was employed to obtain high quality samples of Christchurch sands from the Central Business District, at sites where liquefaction was observed in 22 February 2011, and 13 June 2011 earthquakes. The ...