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    • Probabilistic Risk Analysis in Transport Project Economic Evaluation 

      Lieswyn, John (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
      Transport infrastructure investment decision making is typically based on a range of inputs such as social, environmental and economic factors. The benefit cost ratio (BCR), a measure of economic efficiency (“value for ...
    • Probabilistic seismic design and assessment methodologies for the new generation of damage resistant structures 

      Robertson, Kathryn Louise (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2005)
      Following the evolution of a damage avoidance design (DAD) frame system, with rocking beam-column joints, at the University of Canterbury, analytical studies are carried out to evaluate the performance of proposed structures, ...
    • Probing with low frequency electric currents. 

      Seagar, Andrew Donald (University of Canterbury. Department of Electrical Engineering, 1983)
      Four aspects of probing with low frequency electric currents are considered. Applications of probing with electric currents in geophysics and medicine are reviewed. The theory of conservative fields is reviewed, and is ...
    • Problems in turbulent dispersion 

      Nokes, Roger Ian (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1985)
      Solutions to a number of turbulent dispersion problems, involving a contaminant issuing from a steady source into uniform, steady open channel flow, are presented. These problems include the two and three-dimensional ...
    • Procedures and organisation in the building industry 

      Braine, illiam George (University of Canterbury, 1972)
      This report examines the concept of a co-ordinated team of developer, architect, engineer and management contractor whose sole interest is that of the client. Such a unit could overcome most of the traditional problems ...
    • Processing of All Cellulose Composites via an Ionic Liquid Route 

      Huber, Tim (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)
      Newly developed all-cellulose composites (ACCs) can overcome the chemical incoherence between cellulose and other polymers by dissolution and regeneration of a portion of cellulose to create a chemically identical matrix ...
    • PROCESSING TUBE FURNACE TEST DATA AND IMPROVING THE DATA REDUCTION ALGORITHMS FOR UCFIRE 

      Tong, Hong H. (University of Canterbury, 2013)
      UCFire is an application for storing and reducing fire test data in a useful manner for fire engineering analysis. Three tasks have been identified to enhance UCFire’s functionality and make it a more effective data ...
    • Processing-Property Relationships of Hemp Fibre 

      Korte, Sandra (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2006)
      There is great interest in the plant Cannabis sativa (hemp) as a source of technical fibres for the reinforcement of polymers in composite materials due to its high mechanical properties. As a natural fibre hemp also ...
    • Production and evaluation of safety assurance software for process industrial sites in New Zealand 

      Sanders, Kevin A. (University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 1992)
      With a rapidly changing environment of industrial safety legislation in New Zealand, all of the country's process industries will be required to appraise the hazards on their sites by 1993. Currently, overseas techniques ...
    • The production of acetylene in a high-intensity electric arc 

      Ward, R. A. (University of Canterbury. Chemical Engineering, 1974)
      The aim of this work was to develop further a process for producing acetylene in a high-intensity arc first suggested by Abrahamson. This process consisted of ablating a graphite anode into an atmosphere of hydrogen and ...
    • A program generator for designers 

      Hunt, A. A. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1988)
      A computer-aided design package has been developed which will enable an engineering designer without conventional computer programming skills to generate and run a program to be used as a tool in solving a design problem. ...
    • Properties and Characterisation of Sputtered ZnO 

      Schuler, Leo Pius (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008)
      The aim of this work was the study of sputtered zinc oxide (ZnO) film deposition, the optimisation and characterisation of film properties and applications as a sensing material. In recent years there has been increased ...
    • Properties and Distortion of Douglas-fir with Comparison to Radiata Pine 

      Wang, Eric Yunxin (University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 2009)
      The objectives of this study were to investigate stability related basic wood properties and to determine stability performance of New Zealand grown Douglas-fir and those of radiata pine wood. In this study, nine 60-year ...
    • The properties of elliptic curves containing singularities over the field Zp 

      Jamieson-Lane, Alastair David (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2009)
      The study of elliptic curves is an important part of modern cryptography. In this report we consider the properties of singular elliptic curves over the field Zp, showing that they can always be factorized, that their ...
    • A Prototype Optical Tracking System: Investigation and Development 

      Lovell-Smith, Crispin D. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009)
      Tracking of an object in six degrees-of-freedom (DOF) produces a position and orientation estimate of the object as it moves in 3D space. This thesis investigates the design and implementation of a prototype optical 6 DOF ...
    • A prototype transformer insulation condition monitoring system 

      Lavery, Grant (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1999)
      A prototype data acquisition and processing system is developed for evaluating the insulation condition of a power transformer winding in real-time. The Transformer Insulation Condition Monitoring System (TICMS) evaluates ...
    • A Prototype Transformer Partial Discharge Detection System 

      Hardie, Stewart Ramon (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)
      Increased pressure on high voltage power distribution components has been created in recent years by a demand to lower costs and extend equipment lifetimes. This has led to a need for condition based maintenance, which ...
    • The provision of computer aided product data management functions for small and medium enterprises 

      Shaw, A. I. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2005)
      This thesis spans the cusp of the 20th and 21st centuries when enterprises were making the transition from the use of paper based to digitally based tools and methodologies to support the design and manufacture of new ...
    • The Provision of Non-Strictness, Higher Kinded Types and Higher Ranked Types on an Object Oriented Virtual Machine 

      Hunt, Oliver (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2007)
      We discuss the development of a number of algorithms and techniques to allow object oriented virtual machines to support many of the features needed by functional and other higher level languages. These features include ...
    • Pseudo-Random Number Generators for Massively Parallel Discrete-Event Simulation 

      Freeth, A; Pawlikowski, K; McNickle, D (University of Canterbury, 2012)
      A signi cant problem faced by scienti c investigation of complex modern systems is that credible simulation studies of such systems on single computers can frequently not be nished in a feasible time. Discrete-event ...