Recent Submissions

  • Short term economic load allocation : a report. 

    Turner, Michael Duncan (University of Canterbury, 1971)
    The method of equal incremental cost of received power is well established as a means or determining the most economic distribution of active power, while satisfying the power system load demand, subject to generation ...
  • Growth mechanism of aluminium oxide films and the factors controlling it in a pulse pressure MOCVD technique using different precursors in organic solvents. 

    Murthy, Hari (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    The aim of this project is to investigate into the growth mechanism occurring in a pulsed pressure MOCVD deposition technique using aluminium oxide films on silicon substrates. Another objective of the study is to look ...
  • Blind deconvolution and phase retrieval. 

    Lane, Richard George (University of Canterbury, 1988)
    Theoretical and practical aspects of identifying and deconvolving a convolution in more than one-dimension are presented. In contrast to conventional techniques which require knowledge of the blurring function, this ...
  • Multi-level voltage and current reinjection ac-dc conversion. 

    Liu, Yonghe (University of Canterbury, 2003)
    This thesis describes a new concept of multi-level reinjection ac-dc conversion, its main purpose being a further reduction of the harmonic content, a solution of dynamic voltage balancing for direct series connected ...
  • Hollow-core floor slab performance following a severe earthquake. 

    Matthews, Jeffrey (University of Canterbury, 2004)
    Hollow-core floor slabs are the dominant flooring systems used in New Zealand since the 1980's. This study experimentally investigates the seismic performance of precast hollow-core floors including three-dimensional ...
  • Nonrecursive digital image restoration. 

    McDonnell, M. J. (University of Canterbury, 1975)
    The problem of digitally restoring blurred images is considered. The subject of image restoration is reviewed in detail and a comprehensive notation for image restoration is developed. Degraded images are divided into ...
  • Right orders in full linear rings. 

    O'Meara, Kevin C. (University of Canterbury, 1971)
    The thesis is a study of right orders in a (left) full linear ring Q = HomD(V,V), V a right vector space over a division ring D. Chapter I, as well as summarizing known results needed in the sequel, outlines the method of ...
  • On invariant means and applications to ergodic theory and harmonic analysis. 

    Renaud, Peter Francis (University of Canterbury, 1971)
    This thesis is concerned with the existence and properties of invariant means on certain Banach spaces and their applications to ergodic theory and harmonic analysis. The principal results obtained are as follows. Let ...
  • Feasibility analysis of ORC systems : thermo-economic and technical considerations for flexible design. 

    Budisulistyo, Denny (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Geothermal energy conversion engineering is currently carried out nearly exclusively in-house by the technology providers, primarily Ormat and more recently Turboden and Exergy. Geothermal power has a long history of ...
  • Debris flows : interior velocity profiles. 

    Bird, Joshua John (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
    Debris flows are an increasingly potential hazard in steep mountain valleys. Obtaining understanding of this phenomena is made difficult by the highly complex interaction between fluid and solid particles of a wide range ...
  • The axial behaviour of piled foundations in liquefiable soils 

    Stringer, M.E. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
    Understanding the mechanisms by which any engineering structure resists load is an essential requirement for its consistent and reliable design. The axial resistance which can be mobilised by piled foundations in liquefiable ...
  • Deformation properties of sand with initial static shear in undrained cyclic torsional shear tests and their modeling 

    Chiaro, G. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
  • The acoustic performance of suspended ceiling systems 

    Van Hout, George (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    There are two important acoustic parameters for a suspended ceiling system, sound absorption and the ceiling attenuation class (CAC). The sound absorption of a suspended ceiling system indicates how much of the incident ...
  • Pulsed electric fields and currents for cancer therapy. 

    Cronjé, Thomas Frederick (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Incidence of cancer is growing in modern society, especially in New Zealand and the U.K. where cancer is now the leading cause of death, motivating development and research into new therapies. The ultimate goal of the work ...
  • Mathematical modelling of the arterial cellular communication. 

    Thavanayagam, Ealasukanthan (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    A study of the arterial cellular communication may be regarded as of greatest importance for understanding cellular physiology and its consequences leading to pathological states of the human arterial diseases. However, ...
  • Reciprocity in human robot interaction. 

    Benítez Sandoval, Eduardo (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Reciprocity is a basic characteristic of Human-Human Interaction (HHI). However, there have not been many previous studies about reciprocity in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). The imminent coming of social robots interacting ...
  • Quantifying boundary interaction of negatively buoyant jets. 

    Ramakanth, Aditya (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    The use of desalination around the world has increased substantially over the past several decades to provide a sustainable source of water. Desalination plants employ turbulent negatively buoyant jets to dispose brine ...
  • Fire development in rooms partially lined with timber 

    Peel, H. (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Combustible internal linings have been identified as a major contributor in several high-profile fire events. Legislators have sought to address the risk posed by combustible linings by classifying and restricting their ...
  • Quantification of the variability in pre-flashover heat release rate curves used to model fires in residential-scale occupancies. 

    Baker, Gregory Brian (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    The motivation for the research described in this thesis was to develop a simple method for dealing with one specific, but fundamentally important, aspect of the variability that is inherent in modelling fires in buildings; ...
  • Modelling the Presence-Absence of Multiple Species 

    Mohd, Mohd Hafiz Bin (University of Canterbury, 2016)
    Predicting which species will be present (or absent) across a geographical region remains one of the key problems in ecology. Numerous studies have suggested several ecological forces that can determine species ...

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