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Radial Basis Functions Applied to Integral Interpolation, Piecewise Surface Reconstruction and Animation Control
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2009)This thesis describes theory and algorithms for use with Radial Basis Functions (RBFs), emphasising techniques motivated by three particular application areas. In Part I, we apply RBFs to the problem of interpolating ... 
Radial Tchebichef Invariants for Pattern Recognition
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering., 2005)This paper presents the mathematical framework of radial Tchebichef moment invariants, and investigates their feature representation capabilities for pattern recognition applications. The radial Tchebichef moments are ... 
A Radially Laminated Core for Partial Core Transformers
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)There are a number of areas of research for transformers at present which are focussed on reducing the losses in transformer cores as well as the steel weight. One way to reduce core losses is to remove the core altogether ... 
Radiant Ignition of New Zealand Upholstered Furniture Composites
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)This experimental research evaluates the radiant ignitability of New Zealand upholstered furniture composites using the ISO Ignitability Test (ISO5657). It is a part of a larger research project on the combustion of domestic ... 
Radiata pine forestry returns under the ETS, and potential impacts on land use change
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2009)Recent trends in land use returns, and drivers of forestry land usechange. Potential impact of the ETS on landuse change involving forestry. 
Radiata pine wood anatomy structure and biophysical properties
(University of Canterbury. Forestry, 2003)Several important characteristics such as density, acoustic velocity, modulus of elasticity and tracheid dimensions are examined in stemwood, branchwood and rootwood in young (age 3 and 7) Pinus radiata. Stemwood airdry ... 
The radiation impedance of a rectangular panel
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)This paper extends the definition of the one sided radiation impedance of a panel mounted in an infinite rigid baffle which was previously used by the authors so that it can be applied to all transverse velocity wave ... 
Radio noise fields of corona on power lines
(University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1968)This study is concerned primarily with the theoretical analysis of radio interference from high voltage transmission lines. In particular it examines the relation between the far and near fields of radio noise emanating ... 
Rainfall induced shallow landslides on sandy soil and impacts on sediment discharge: A flume based investigation
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)The impact of rainfall induced shallow landslides on hillslope sediment discharge is not well understood. The aim of the research was to investigate how varying soil profile depth affects the location and occurrence ... 
A Random Access Protocol for Unidirectional Bus Networks
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1995)A random access protocol for packetswitched, multiple access communication via time slotted busses is investigated. Assuming heavy traffic for all stations, the access probabilities are determined as to allocate a certain ... 
A Random Access Protocol for Unidirectional Bus Networks
(University of Canterbury, 1995)A random access protocol for packetswitched, multipleaccess communication via time slotted busses is investigated. Assumin heavy traffice for all stations, the access probabilities are determined as to allocate a certain ... 
Random autocatalytic networks
(University of Canterbury, 2004)We determine conditions under which a random biochemical system is likely to contain a subsystem that is both autocatalytic and able to survive on some ambient 'food' source. Such systems have previously been investigated ... 
Random Matrix Processes: Quantifying Rates of Change in MIMO Systems
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2010)The rates of change of a wide variety of MIMO metrics are evaluated by differentiating the relevant random processes. Moments, distributions and simplified representations are derived where possible for the resulting ... 
Randomised controlled pilot trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the Step it Up study.
(2017)To investigate feasibility of multiple sclerosis (MS) exercise guidelines for inactive people with MS (PwMS) and to examine preliminary efficacy for walking. To investigate effect of augmenting that intervention with ... 
Randomised Controlled Trial Initialisation and Management in the Intensive Care Unit
(University of Canterbury, 2015) 
Range90 as indicator for ventilator output versus patients demand: NAVA and pressure support for noninvasively ventilated patients
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a ventilation mode that triggers breaths based on diaphragm electrical activity (Eadi). Since ventilator input is determined from patient ventilatory demand, it offers potential ... 
Ranking Cartesian Sums and K maximum subarray problem
(University of Canterbury, 2006)We design a simple algorithm that ranks K largest in Cartesian sums X + Y in O(m + K log K ) time. Based on this, K maximum subarrays can be computed in O(n + K log K ) time (1D) and O(n3 + K log K ) time (2D) for input ... 
Ranking Cartesian Sums and Kmaximum subarrays
(Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of CanterburyUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2006)We design a simple algorithm that ranks K largest in Cartesian sums X + Y in O(m + K logK) time. Based on this, Kmaximum subarrays can be computed in O(n+K logK) time (1D) and O(n3 +K logK) time (2D) for input array of ... 
Rapid evaluation of least squares and minimum evolution criteria on phylogenetic trees
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1997)We present fast new algorithms for evaluating trees with respect to least squares and minimum evolution (ME), the most commonly used criteria for inferring phylogenetic trees from distance data. These include: an ... 
A rapid financial seismic risk assessment methodology with application to bridge piers
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2006)Expected annual loss (EAL), is an effective way of communicating the seismic vulnerability of constructed facilities to decision makers. A simplified method for approximating EAL without conducting time consuming nonlinear ...