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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 ...
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 ...
New Zealand building regulations five years later : an interactive qualifying project report.
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1997)
The objective of this Interactive Qualifying Project was to examine the educational system surrounding New Zealand's performance-based building code. This report addresses a basic history of the code and the associated ...
Strength of Cement Bonded Steel Connections in Glue Laminated Timber
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
The use of epoxy bonded steel connections is gaining increasing acceptance not only in New Zealand but worldwide, due to ongoing research and development. Of concern is the fire resistance, as it has been observed that ...