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    • 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 ...
    • Experiments and Finite Element Analysis of Geosynthetics Reinforced Residual Soil 

      Mofiz, S.A.; Taha, M.R.; Rahman, M.M. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2005)
      The study investigates possible effects of stress path on a series of consolidated-drained triaxial compression and extension tests. Test results of unreinforced and reinforced residual soil simulating the different loading ...
    • 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 ...
    • Experiments in interactive map retrieval 

      Ewing, Gregory C. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1992)
      The thesis deals with the problem of constructing an interactive, visual browser for a large database of geographic data. Results are presented from work in two areas: one area is that of graphical user interfaces, the ...
    • An expert system for automatically pruning vines 

      Corbett-Davies, S.; Botterill, T.; Green, R.; Saxton, V. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory, 2012)
      Vine pruning is an important part of vineyard management, and pruning is the most expensive task in the vineyard which has not yet been automated. Every year, most new canes must be removed from the vine, and the choice ...
    • 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 ...
    • Expiratory model-based method to monitor ARDS disease state 

      Van Drunen, E.J.; Chiew, Y.S.; Chase, J.G.; Shaw, G.M.; Lambermont, B.C.; Janssen, N.; Damanhuri, N.S.; Desaive, T. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2013)
      Introduction: Model-based methods can be used to characterise patient-specific condition and response to mechanical ventilation (MV) during treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Conventional metrics ...
    • Explanation of the Table of Nuclides: Qualitative nuclear mechanics from a NLHV design 

      Pons, D.J.; Pons, A.D.; Pons, A.J. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2013)
      It has long been expected in physics that there should be causality from the strong nuclear force to nuclear structures, but the mechanisms have been unknown. The present work addresses this problem, by developing a theory ...
    • Explicit consideration of near-fault directivity effects in NZ-specific probabilistic seismic hazard analysis 

      Joshi, V.A.; Bradley, B.A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
      This paper concerns the explicit consideration of near-fault directivity in conventional ground motion prediction models, and its implication for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) in New Zealand. The proposed ...
    • Exploiting data sparsity in parallel magnetic resonance imaging 

      Wu, Bing (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010)
      Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely employed imaging modality that allows observation of the interior of human body. Compared to other imaging modalities such as the computed tomography (CT), MRI features a ...
    • Exploiting different scales of variability in a generic Eucalyptus species 

      Apiolaza, L.A. (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry., 2009)
      This paper tackles a simple question: How should we go about starting a breeding program for a generic eucalypt? I posit that the failure of many attempts is directly related to their lack of focus and small population ...
    • An exploration of dynamic Markov compression 

      Whitehead, Robert Fletcher (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1994)
      Data Compression is the process of removing redundancy from data. Dynamic Markov Compression (DMC), developed by Cormack and Horspool, is a method for performing statistical data compression of a binary source. DMC generates ...
    • Exploration of the Eucalyptus globulus gene pool 

      Potts, B.M.; Vaillancourt, R.E.; Jordan, G.; Dutkowski, G.W.; McKinnon, G.; Steane, D.; Volker, P.; Lopez, G.A.; Apiolaza, L.A.; Li, Y.; Marques, C.; Borralho, N.M.G.; Costa e Silva, J. (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry., 2004)
      The first Europeans to discover Eucalyptus globulus were French explorers in 1792. Its seed was rapidly spread throughout the world in the 19th century and this was the species by which much of the world first knew the ...
    • Exploratory Salt Water Experiments of Balcony Spill Plume Using Laser Induced Fluorescence Technique 

      Yii, Ee Hieng (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1998)
      This report investigates the potential of applying salt water modelling using the Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) flow visualisation technique to study balcony spill plume phenomena. A 1120 scale perspex model was used ...
    • Exploratory Salt Water Experiments of Balcony Spill Plume Using Laser Induced Fluoresence Technique 

      Yii, Ee Hieng (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1998)
      This report investigates the potential of applying salt water modelling using the Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) flow visualisation technique to study balcony spill plume phenomena. A 1/20 scale perspex model was used ...
    • Exploring opportunities for the integration of GNSS with forest harvester data to improve forest management 

      Olivera Farias, Ernesto Alejandro (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      Worldwide approximately 3 billion m3 of wood is harvested and removed from forests annually. Forest plantations play an important role in forest harvesting providing 46% of the total industrial roundwood produced in the ...
    • Exploring Pupil Dilation in Emotional Virtual Reality Environments 

      Chen H; Dey A; Billinghurst M; Lindeman RW (2017)
      Previous investigations have shown that pupil dilation can be affected by emotive pictures, audio clips, and videos. In this paper, we explore how emotive Virtual Reality (VR) content can also cause pupil dilation. VR has ...
    • Exploring the Feasibility of a Floor System Detached From Seismic Beams in Moment Resisting Frame Buildings 

      Dhakal, R.P. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)
      In current practice, floor slab and beams in the perimeter seismic frames are monolithically constructed and rigidly connected to each other through starter bars. This rigid connection ensures that the shear friction between ...
    • Exploring the impact of the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake on landscape trees 

      Morgenroth, J. (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2012)
    • Exploring two strategies for teaching procedures 

      Mitrovic, A.; Mathews, M.; Holland, J. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2012)
      Due to high cost and complexity of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), current systems typically implement a single teaching strategy, and comparative evaluations of alternative strategies are rare. We explore two competing ...