Recent Submissions

  • Mobile Augmented Reality: Free-hand Gesture-based Interaction 

    Bai, Huidong (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    The primary goal of this thesis is to design, implement and evaluate novel interaction techniques for enhancing Augmented Reality (AR) on mobile platforms. The motivation for this research comes from the need for more ...
  • Growth and characterisation of Au Colloid catalysed zinc oxide nanowires. 

    Lynam, Max F. (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    This thesis concerns new and in-depth research into the use of eclipse pulsed laser deposition (EPLD) to grow ZnO and ZnMgO nanowires and the use of chemically synthesised gold colloids and atomic clusters with precisely ...
  • The electrospinnability of Saccharides. 

    Torres Lepe, Pablo Gerardo (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    The electrospinnability of concentrated aqueous solutions of glucose, fructose and sucrose was combinatorially studied by physicochemical and rheological characterisation methods, and by subsequently examining the fibre ...
  • Noble metal-oxide Schottky contacts on zinc oxide. 

    Hyland, Alana Marie (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    This thesis presents a systematic investigation into the fabrication and characterisation of noble metal-oxide Schottky contacts with deliberately varied levels of oxygen incorporation to bulk single-crystal ZnO, towards ...
  • Cascaded partial core resonant transformers. 

    Irani, Yanosh (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    High voltage field testing of electrical insulation can necessitate the use of bulky test equipment and large power supplies. This is due to the significant insulation capacitance presented by some types of high voltage ...
  • Resin and resin canals in families and clones of Pinus radiata (D. Don) 

    Govina, James Kudjo (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Resin and resin canals are seen as defects in softwoods. The occurrence of these defects in appearance-grade radiata pine timbers causes devaluation. Living trees use resins and the resin canal networks as a defensive ...
  • Sources and transformation of nitrogen compounds in Haytons Stream, a low lying urban drainage stream in Christchurch, New Zealand 

    Cabral Silveira, Fabio (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Haytons Stream is an urban watercourse that drains Christchurch’s Wigram suburb and discharges into the Heathcote/Opawaho River. Previous studies have shown levels of ammoniacal nitrogen (NH4-N) and oxidized nitrogen (NOX-N) ...
  • Field application of transient analysis methods for pipeline condition assessment 

    Tuck, Jeffrey (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Reliable water supply is an integral component of any functioning society, improving quality of life through health and sanitation and promoting economic growth. Condition assessment of pipelines is central to the ...
  • Hand gesture-based interaction in an immersive cinematic environment 

    Khan, Humayun (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    With cheaper head-mounted displays (HMDs) available in the consumer market, new virtual reality (VR) applications are being explored, one such being interactive VR movies. In conventional movies, the user passively watches ...
  • The electrospinnability of Saccharides. 

    Lepe, Pablo Gerardo Torres (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    The electrospinnability of concentrated aqueous solutions of glucose, fructose and sucrose was combinatorially studied by physicochemical and rheological characterisation methods, and by subsequently examining the fibre ...
  • Modelling and control of coupled AFM arrays for parallel imaging verified through a macro scale experiment. 

    Jackson, Samuel (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a mature imaging technology that is utilised in a wide range of applications for the purpose of obtaining high resolution images of sample topography and sample property measurements. Currently, ...
  • Development of a demountable precast concrete frame building. 

    Aninthaneni, Pavan Kumar (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Present generation reinforced concrete (RC) and precast concrete buildings are mostly monolithic. As a result, these buildings have to be demolished when they are either obsolete in function or irreparably damaged in an ...
  • eMuu - an embodied emotional character for the ambient intelligent home 

    Bartneck, Christoph (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2002)
    The ambient intelligent home requires new and socially acceptable interfaces as described in the introduction of this chapter. An embodied interface character, referred to as the “Home Character”, might suit the new ...
  • The Effect of Compliance in the Upper Airway 

    Buchajczyk, Marcin (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Nasal high flow therapy (NHFT) has been previously studied on anatomically correct physical airway models using a benchtop setup. In the current study it was desired to elaborate on previous work by incorporating physiological ...
  • Affective Expressions of Machines 

    Bartneck C (2000)
    Emotions should play an important role in the design of interfaces because people interact with machines as if they were social actors. This paper presents a literature review on affective expressions through speech, ...
  • Burning Rubber Concept 

    Bartneck C (1997)
  • High volume utilization of waste glass powder as a cement replacement in the composition of self-compacting concrete. 

    Tariq, Samia (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    The principle objective of this research was to assess the capability of self-compacting concrete utilizing waste glass as partial replacement for GP cement and as an alternate to class F and class C fly ashes and limestone ...
  • On the classification of toroidal circle planes. 

    Ho, Duy Quan (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    We consider the problem of classifying toroidal circle planes with respect to the dimension of their automorphism groups. With tools from topology, we prove that these groups are Lie groups of dimension at most 6. From ...
  • Out-of-plane instability of rectangular reinforced concrete walls under in-plane loading. 

    Dashti, Farhad (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Structural wall system has been one of the most common lateral load resisting elements in reinforced concrete structures. A relatively high stiffness is provided by a structural wall along its in-plane direction making it ...
  • Computational modelling of neurovascular coupling and the BOLD signal. 

    Mathias, Elshin Joel (University of Canterbury, 2017)
    Normal brain function is critically dependent on a continuous supply of blood flow so that even a few seconds of disrupted blood flow can hinder brain function. Our body has employed tight regulatory mechanisms to maintain ...

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