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    • Baghouse design for milk powder collection. 

      Litchwark, James Oliver (University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 2015)
      This thesis aims to improve the understanding of the factors that determine the performance of baghouses used for milk powder collection. The research focuses specifically on the similarities and differences between milk ...
    • Balancing stakeholder goals in structural fire design of steel-framed buildings. 

      Akaa, Obinna Ukeni (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      When designing a steel-framed building, there are many design options available in terms of meeting the structural fire resistance objectives. Different stakeholders have different opinions about which approach is the most ...
    • "The Ballantynes Department Store Fire Disaster" Christchurch, 18 November 1947 

      Norton, D.C.; Gordon, B. (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1992)
      This report presents information regarding the Ballantynes Department Store Fire Disaster, which occurred at Christchurch, New Zealand, on the 18th November 1947. The complex was situated where the present building ...
    • Bandknife shearing of wool fibres 

      Hosking, K. F. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1974)
      The separation of the wool and the skin is an important step in the processing of lamb and sheepskins in New Zealand Freezing Works. The chemical depilatory process used at present has a number of disadvantages. It has ...
    • Base isolation for multistorey building structures. 

      Charng, Peng-Hsiang (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1998)
      Earthquakes are one of nature’s greatest hazards; throughout historic time they have caused significant loss of life and severe damage to property, especially to man-made structures. On the other hand, earthquakes provide ...
    • Basin-edge effects from SH-wave modelling with reference to the Lower Hutt Valley, New Zealand. 

      Adams, Brian Mark (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      A study is made of seismic wave propagation at the edge of sedimentary basins and valleys, and the subsequent amplification of earthquake shaking that occurs. The aim of this thesis is to determine the geological and ...
    • A Battery Equalisation System for Electric Vehicle 

      Hsieh, Ming-Kuang (Leo) (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007)
      Abstract In 1999, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Canterbury started building their third electric vehicle (EV3) based on a TOYOTA MR2 with the goal of building a higher performance ...
    • Bayes sequential design procedures : theory and applications 

      Edwards, H. P. (University of Canterbury. Mathematics, 1978)
      This thesis considers the problem of the sequential design of experiments from a Bayesian standpoint. Viewed as a sequential decision problem with a choice of experiments at each stage, the Bayes (i.e. optimal) sequential ...
    • Bayesian Student Modelling and Decision-Theoretic Selection of Tutorial Actions in Intelligent Tutoring Systems 

      Mayo, Michael John (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 2001)
      This thesis proposes, demonstrates, and evaluates, the concept of the normative Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS). Normative theories are ideal, optimal theories of rational behaviour. Two normative theories suitable for ...
    • Beam column connections for multi-storey timber buildings 

      Fairweather, Robert Hugh (University of Canterbury, 1992)
      This report concerns the testing of 8 connections constructed using steel dowels epoxy bonded into glulam timber. Tests were conducted under simulated seismic loads. Three different types of connection were tested; epoxied ...
    • Behaviour and Design of Timber-Concrete Composite Floor System 

      Yeoh, David Eng Chuan (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources, 2010)
      This Ph.D. thesis represents a summative report detailing research processes and outcomes from investigating the ultimate and serviceability limit state short- and long-term behaviour and design of timber-concrete composite ...
    • Behaviour of beam lap splices under seismic loading 

      Wallace, J. L. (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1996)
      The results of an investigation into the performance of reinforced concrete beam-column subassemblages containing lap spliced reinforcement in the potential plastic hinge region of a beam are presented. Two specimens were ...
    • Behaviour of piles in liquefiable deposits during strong earthquakes 

      Bowen, Hayden James (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      Soil liquefaction has caused major damage to pile foundations in many previous earthquakes. Pile foundations are relatively vulnerable to lateral loads such as those from earthquake shaking; during liquefaction this ...
    • The behaviour of reactive power marginal prices in an electricity spot market 

      Ward, Andrew Graeme (University of Canterbury, 1999)
      This thesis investigates the behaviour of marginal prices for reactive power in a competitive electricity spot market. In the proposed spot market, non-zero unit costs are assigned to the generation of reactive power as a ...
    • The behaviour of reinforced concrete beam-column joints under cyclic loading 

      Renton, G. W. (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1972)
      This project investigates the behaviour of reinforced concrete beam-column joints under the application of high intensity cyclic loading. The experiments, which were carried out on specimens with a beam framing in on only ...
    • The behaviour of sulphur, during rapid carbonisation of high-organic-sulphur New Zealand coals 

      Peet, Nelson John (University of Canterbury. Chemical Engineering, 1966)
      Factors relating to the release of sulphur during slow and rapid carbonisation of coals are reviewed in detail. Experiments are described in which three high-organic-sulphur coals were carbonised in fluid bed and disperse ...
    • Behaviour of three-dimensional concrete structures under concurrent orthogonal seismic excitations 

      Zaghlool, Baher SalahElDeen Othman Ahmed (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      This thesis is a study into the response and seismic safety of three-dimensional multi-storey concrete structures under concurrent orthogonal seismic excitations. It employs the nonlinear time-history method as its analysis ...
    • The behaviour of turbulence in unsteady open channel flow 

      Hunt, Alan Ernest (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1997)
      An investigation into the behaviour of the turbulence during laboratory simulations of floods in rivers with mild bed slopes was undertaken. Computer control of the flow rate into the flume enabled reproducible flood waves ...
    • Bench Scale Testing of Light Timber Frame Walls 

      Olsson, Per Ake (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1998)
      Wood studs protected with gypsum plasterboards have been tested in the cone calorimeter to investigate the possibility of using a conical radiator to predict furnace behaviour for light timber frame walls. Other phenomena, ...
    • Benchmarking the ignition prediction capability of B-RISK using furniture calorimeter and room-size experiments. 

      Sazegara, Shahriar (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      A fire zone model called B-RISK has been developed and part of this work is to benchmark its capability to predict item ignition in multi-object compartment fire simulations. A series of fire experiments have been ...