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Aeroelastic flutter as a multiparameter eigenvalue problem
(University of Canterbury. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
In this thesis we explore the relationship between aeroelastic flutter and multiparameter spectral theory. We first introduce the basic concept of the relationship between these two fields in abstract terms. Then we expand ...
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2011)
This thesis investigates the mechanisms behind the control of a typical two line kite, where the lines are attached to the kite side by side. This arrangement gives the kite flyer the ability to apply a roll angle to the ...
Aerodynamics of Track Cycling
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)
The aim of this thesis was to identify ways in which the velocity of a track cyclist could be increased, primarily through the reduction of aerodynamic drag, and to determine which factors had the most significant impact ...
Aerodynamics of High Performance Bicycle Wheels
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2008)
This thesis presents the work undertaken to assess potential improvements in high performance bicycles. There are several wheel options available for elite riders to use in competition and this research has investigated ...