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Additive Manufacturing of Catalyst Substrates for Steam–Methane Reforming
Steam–methane reforming is a highly endothermic reaction, which is carried out at temperatures up to 1100 C and pressures up to 3000 kPa, typically with a Ni-based catalyst distributed over a substrate of discrete alumina ...
Hard rock tunnel boring machine penetration test as an indicator of chipping process efficiency
© 2017 Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The transition from grinding to chipping can be observed in tunnel boring machine (TBM) penetration test data by plotting the penetration rate ...
Disaster waste management for the 2009 Samoan tsunami.
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)
The 2009 Samoan Tsunami killed 143 and affected 4389 people. Before communities could begin to rebuild, the tonnes of potentially hazardous (to public health and the environment) debris had to be removed. Interviews were ...
The effect of diaphragm wave propagation on the analysis of pounding structures
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2009)
Building pounding is frequently observed during earthquakes in regions of dense urban populations, with damage levels ranging from cosmetic to catastrophic for buildings with insufficient separation. While the numerical ...
Context and issues during post-earthquake rapid evaluation of buildings after the 2015 Nepal (Gorkha) earthquake
The authors’ first-hand experiences with post-earthquake building safety evaluation and related activities after the 2015 Nepal (Gorkha) earthquake are presented. Following the earthquake, Applied Technology Council’s ...
Cyclic response analysis of high-strength self-compacting concrete beam-column joints: Numerical modeling and experimental validation
In this paper, finite element analysis software “DIANA” is implemented to simulate quasi-static cyclic loading test results of three full-scale beam-column joints cast with high-strength self-compacting concrete (HSSCC). ...
Effect of cyclic stress reversal on cyclic instability behaviour of loose sand-silt mixtures
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
Cyclic liquefaction of soils with a clearly positive state parameter is a form of instability triggered by undrained cyclic loading, where instability is used in the context of continuum mechanics, i.e. a state of dsijdeij ...
Demonstrating Maori Haka with kinect and nao robots
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory, 2012)
In this video, "Nao Haka", four robots and a haka leader perform a traditional Maori Haka. The Haka leader, who performs the main actions is supported by Aldebaran Nao Robots, which are controlled by an external performer, ...
Power Quality implications of new residential appliances
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010)
Power Quality (or more accurately Voltage Quality) has become a significant issue in New Zealand with the changing nature of the loads. In the residential sector, many home appliances being bought now have electronic ...
Systematic ground motion observations in the Canterbury earthquakes
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)