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An arrangement of tablets for supporting collaborative learning
(University of Canterbury. HITLabNZ, 2015)
This thesis details the design and implementation of a system that uses tablets to create a plat- form for co-located collaboration. Previous research has demonstrated the potential of touch tables for facilitating ...
Design of Connections for Post Tensioned Rocking Timber Frames
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2015)
Pres-Lam technology aims to allow timber to stand alongside concrete and steel as a material of choice for multi-storey frame structures. It combines Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) structural members post-tensioning and ...
Wearable Tools for Affective Remote Collaboration
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Lab, NZ, 2015)
Affective computing is the study and development of systems that can recognize human emotions and feelings. Emotions are always an interesting topic of research and these days researchers are trying to develop systems ...
Modelling a novel orbital IC engine to aid further design.
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering Department, 2015)
Stochastic forest growth simulation: incorporating growth prediction uncertainty with wind and fire damage into carbon sequestration estimates and discounted cash flow analysis.
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2015)
Uncertainty in forest productivity prediction and the variable reduction from wind and fire damage makes predictions of forest Net Present Values (NPVs) and carbon sequestration uncertain, creating a distribution of possible ...
A comparative study of using Augmented Reality interfaces for vehicle navigation
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Lab, 2015)
Augmented Reality (AR) is technology that provides a view of real world environment with which has augmented or virtual components. In this thesis I explore how AR can be used for in-vehicle applications. AR systems can ...
Fibres and fires : the role of textiles in fires
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1992)
Textiles are an intimate and prevalent part of our daily activities and life. This explains the frequency of textile-related fires and the many deaths and injuries that result. Natural fibre textiles may be broken into ...
Saltwater Modelling of Fire Gas Flow through a Horizontal Ceiling Opening
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
When fires occur in domestic or commercial buildings it is the smoke from the fire that leads to far more injury and death than the heat produced from the flames. Understanding the movement of smoke within the fire compartment ...
Full-Scale Testing of Fire Suppression Agents on Shielded Fires
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1998)
This report examines the relative effectiveness of water mist, water mist with class A foam concentrate added, and class A compressed air foam in the extinguishment of a shielded, post-flashover, compartment fire. This is ...
Fire Design of Single Storey Industrial Buildings
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1996)
This report aims to establish a design methodology for meeting basic fire safety objectives within single storey industrial buildings using a 'common-sense' approach. A wide range of fire safety issues are addressed, ranging ...