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    • A novel way to measure the rheology of liquids 

      Al-Behadili, Abdulrahman Jasim (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Many liquid samples do not easily lend themselves to standard rheometry techniques. Consequently, it is important to find a novel way of measuring the rheology of liquids without using a rheometer. This thesis explores ...
    • A novel, model-based insulin and nutrition delivery controller for glycemic regulation in critically ill patients 

      Wong, X.W.; Singh-Levett, I.; Hollingsworth, L.J.; Shaw, G.M.; Hann, C.E.; Lotz, T.; Lin, J.; Wong, O.S.W.; Chase, J.G. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering., 2006)
      Background: Critically ill patients are often hyperglycemic and insulin resistant, as well as highly dynamic. Tight glucose control has been shown to significantly reduce mortality in critical care. A physiological model ...
    • The NTP subnet in New Zealand 

      Ashton, P. (Department of Computer Science, University of CanterburyUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 1999)
      The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronise the clocks of a significant percentage of the computers that make up the internet. Occasional large adjustments made to the local clock of our department's main NTP ...
    • The NTP subnet in New Zealand 

      Ashton, Paul (University of Canterbury, 1999)
      The contents of this work reflect the views of the authors who are responsible for the facts and accuracy of the data presented. Responsibility for the application of the material to specific cases, however, lies with ...
    • Nuclear polymer explains the stability, instability, and non-existence of nuclides 

      Pons, D.J.; Pons, A.D.; Pons, A.J. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
      Problem – The explanation of nuclear properties from the strong force upwards has been elusive. It is not clear how binding energy arises, or why the neutrons are necessary in the nucleus at all. Nor has it been possible ...
    • The null field approach to diffraction theory 

      Wall, D. J. N. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1976)
      The diffraction of both scalar and vector monochromatic waves by totally-reflecting bodies is considered from a computational viewpoint. Both direct and inverse scattering are covered. By invoking the optical extinction ...
    • Null field treatment of antennas. 

      Wong, Chin Teng (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1972)
    • The number of nucleotide sites needed to accurately reconstruct large evolutionary trees 

      Steel, M. A.; Székely, L. A.; Erdös, P. L. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1996)
      Biologists seek to reconstruct evolutionary trees for increasing number of species, n, from aligned genetic sequences. How fast the sequence length N must grow, as a function of n, in order to accurately recover the ...
    • Numerical analysis of rockfall hazard in open pit coal mines 

      Thoeni, K.; Giacomini, A.; Sloan, S.W.; Lambert, C.; Casagrande, D. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)
      Rockfalls are a significant safety hazard in open pit mines and underground mine entries from open cut highwalls that need to be rigorously managed when designing portal entries for punch longwalls. The installation of ...
    • Numerical and experimental validation of Passive Direction and Displacement Dependent (D3) viscous damping device 

      Hazaveh NK; Rad AA; Rodgers GW; Chase G; Pampanin S (2018)
      This paper outlines the concept, development and experimental validations of a new and innovative passive Direction and Displacement Dependent (D3) viscous damping device. The new passive D3 viscous device can provide ...
    • Numerical Evaluation of Forces on Piled Bridge Foundations in Laterally Spreading Soil 

      McGann CR (2013)
      The response of piled bridge foundations to liquefaction-induced lateral soil deformation is an important design consideration in seismically active regions. Recent research and case history data suggest that three-dimensional ...
    • Numerical experiments in semi-infinite programming 

      Price, Christopher John; Coope, I. D. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1993)
      A quasi-Newton algorithm for semi-infinite programming using an L∞ exact penalty function is described, and numerical results are presented. Comparisons with three Newton algorithms and one other quasi-Newton algorithm ...
    • Numerical investigation on the performance of a rockfall drapery system 

      Thoeni, K.; Giacomini, A.; Lambert, C.; Sloan, S.W. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)
      This paper presents a discrete modelling approach which allows the simulation of rockfalls behind drapery systems. The falling rock is represented by a rigid assembly of spheres whereas the slope is represented by ...
    • Numerical methods for shared memory parallel computing 

      Steinke, T. A. (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2008)
      This report discusses shared memory parallel algorithms. It explains the benefits and difficulties of parallelizing algorithms by means of some examples. The main examples are parallel algorithms for calculating a Cholesky ...
    • Numerical Modeling of the Bead Mobility Technique 

      Taylor, Jason (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, aerosols have been the most important atmospheric cooling component in the industrial period. How- ever, the predictions of aerosol impacts are the largest ...
    • Numerical modelling of an acoustically-driven bubble : the growth and collapse near a wall. 

      Boyd, Bradley (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      The acoustically-driven collapse of a bubble results from the oscillating position of an ultrasound transducer face in a liquid medium. Existing fully-compressible models of bubble collapse have been applied to represent ...
    • Numerical modelling of groundwater - surface water interactions with the Double-Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations. 

      Dark, A. L. (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      The ability to model groundwater and surface water flows as two interacting components of a single resource is highly important for robust catchment management. Existing methods for spatially-distributed numerical modelling ...
    • Numerical Modelling of Local Cladding-Structure Interaction 

      Baird, A.; Diaferia, R.; Palermo, A.; Pampanin, S. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)
      As highlighted by many recent earthquakes, including the Darfield earthquake in New Zealand (2010), damage to non-structural components contributes significantly to the overall earthquake damage and costs. Understanding ...
    • Numerical modelling of the droplet vaporization for design and operation of liquid-pulsed CVD 

      Boichot, R.; Krumdieck, S. (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 pulsed-pressure CVD process. The pulsed direct liquid injection apparatus with ultrasonic ...
    • Numerical Modelling of the Micromechanical Behaviour of Catastrophic Long Run-Out Rock Avalanches 

      de Graaf, Kim L. (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      Long runout rock avalanches occur in steep mountainous areas, typically due to the effects of heavy rain, freeze-thaw cycles or seismic shaking among others. The runout is renowned for travelling a large horizontal ...