Recent Submissions

  • Instrumenting 3D virtual worlds for computer science education to support teaching and learning. 

    Thompson, David (University of Canterbury, 2018)
    This thesis presents methods for adding data capture instrumentation to 3D virtual learning environments, determining the extent to which the data that is captured from them can be used to support the teaching and learning ...
  • Emotion sharing in virtual reality. 

    Chen, Hao (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    The primary goal of this thesis is to explore the effects that sharing emotional cues through physiological feedback has on overall emotional states of the users in both single-user and collaborative applications. The ...
  • Flow modelling of cyclones 

    Zhao, Jian Qiang (University of Canterbury, 1999)
    Cyclones have simple structures, a long development history and extensive applications, but their design methods are empirical. More knowledge of cyclone mechanisms and more flexible and reliable design methods from first ...
  • Ductility of prestressed concrete frames under seismic loading 

    Blakeley, R. W. G. (University of Canterbury, 1971)
    This thesis is concerned with the behaviour of prestressed concrete framed structures under earthquake loading. An experimental programme investigated the performance of four full-size, precast, prestressed concrete ...
  • The seismic response of inelastic structures. 

    Sharpe, Richard Deane (University of Canterbury, 1974)
    Because of the importance being placed by modern building codes of practice on the need for the deterministic analysis of ductile frames as a means of assessing their ability to withstand severe seismic ground motions, an ...
  • Power systems modelling in the harmonic domain. 

    Medina Rios, J. Aurelio (University of Canterbury, 1992)
    Developed in the Harmonic Domain, a new and general frame of reference for Network Harmonic Analysis, a more rigorous harmonic modelling of power systems is presented in this thesis. Linear and non-linear components of ...
  • The stress distribution in a shear wall. 

    Johnstone, P. G. (University of Canterbury, 1970)
    This thesis deals mainly with a prototype test performed on an eight storey shear wall. The dynamic stress distribution, obtained from the prototype wall as the building was being shaken; is compared with results obtained ...
  • Comparisons of approaches to modelling tree taper, stand structure and stand dynamics in forest plantations 

    Methol, Ricardo (University of Canterbury, 2001)
    This study addressed two general tree modelling topics: (i) taper, and (ii) growth and yield. Several modelling options were considered and evaluated in detail for each of the two topics. The use of various datasets (two ...
  • Investigations of the physiology and genetics of the New Zealand conifers : rimu, kahikatea and totara 

    Hawkins, Barbara Jane (University of Canterbury, 1988)
    Several experiments were undertaken to examine some of the physiological and genetic factors which affect the distribution of rimu, kahikatea and totara, and which contribute to the overall geographic dominance of rimu in ...
  • Seismic performance of steel-encased concrete piles 

    Park, Robert James Thomas (University of Canterbury, 1986)
    This thesis investigates the seismic performance of circular-sectioned steel-encased reinforced concrete bridge piles. Constitutive models which account for lateral interaction of tube and concrete under monotonic ...
  • Forecasting yield of Douglas fir in the South Island of New Zealand 

    Temu, Makitauwo Joseph (University of Canterbury, 1992)
    Preparing forecasts of assorted yields for forest crops is fundamental to managing forests. Studies of growth and yield in the form of systems of prediction equations provide managers with information on instantaneous, ...
  • Seismic behaviour of connections between precast concrete elements 

    Restrepo-Posada, José I. (José Ignacio) (University of Canterbury, 1992)
    Several precast concrete systems have been in use in New Zealand in the construction of moment resisting frames designed for earthquake resistance, despite the lack of code design guidelines. The two design codes for ...
  • A theoretical model of fully developed fire in mass timber enclosures 

    Wade, Colleen Alice (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Existing practices for the fire design of mass timber buildings based on traditional fire resistance frameworks previously developed for non-combustible enclosures are inadequate. The contribution of mass timber surfaces ...
  • Factors affecting phosphorus release from waste activated sludge 

    Pokhrel, Shiv Prasad (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Waste activated sludge (WAS) derived from municipal wastewater treatment plant contains relatively high amounts of P and is a potential source of recoverable P. Phosphorus release into the aqueous phase is an important ...
  • Productivity and utilisation of winch-assist harvesting systems : case studies in New Zealand and Canada. 

    Leslie, Cameron (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Winch-assist technology is now a well-established system to support forest harvesting on steep slopes. The winch-assist harvesting system is a combination of the winch-assist machine (WAM) at the top of the slope that ...
  • Diagnosis of total hip prosthesis condition using a combined approach of acoustic emission monitoring and patient gait analysis. 

    FitzPatrick, Anthony J. (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    An increasing demand for total hip replacement (THR) surgeries, due to an ageing population and an increasing number of younger patients undergoing THR surgery, has resulted in a proportional increase in the number of ...
  • Verification based annotation for visual recognition. 

    Batchelor, Oliver (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Applying deep learning and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)s to new domains usually implies a data collection and annotation problem. While several large datasets exist and provide a great deal of utility, there is a ...
  • Design, modelling and control of a modular snake robot with torque feedback for pedal wave locomotion on surfaces with irregularities 

    Koopaee, Mohammadali Javaheri (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    There are life forms with incredibly effective locomotion mechanisms, sensing and computation capabilities, which are invaluable sources of inspiration for researchers. One of these bio-inspired designs is snake-like robots, ...
  • Traffic signal optimisation in disrupted networks 

    Abudayyeh, Dana Hani (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Transport has a critical role in economic development; an efficient transport system can enable economic growth and enhance social well-being. Road networks, as a part of a transport system, are among the most important ...
  • Vortex breakdown in dust-collecting return-flow cyclones 

    Wakelin, Ross Francis (University of Canterbury, 1992)
    This thesis presents the results of an experimental study of the airflows in reverse-flow dust collecting cyclones. Measurements and flow visualisation techniques were used to examine both the 'paired vortex breakdown' ...

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