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    • Calcination of Gypsum Plasterboard under Fire Exposure 

      Ngu, Chu Nguong (University of Canterbury, 2004)
      The area of post-flashover fire investigation using the degradation or calcination of gypsum plasterboard has attracted interest in many countries. Many fire investigators often see the results of the calcination of ...
    • Calculating the potential increase in Pinus radiate stem value through selection for higher stiffness 

      Ferguson, George (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2014)
      New Zealand grown Pinus radiata is limited in its application for structural purposes by its stiffness deficiencies. This dissertation aims to estimate potential improvements in stem value through selection for improved ...
    • A Calculus Based on Absence of Actions 

      Krishnan, Padmanabhan (University of Canterbury, 1995)
      In this article we present a process algebra where the behaviour can be specified when certain actions cannot be exhibited. This is useful in specifying time outs, interrupts etc. We present a few properties which form the ...
    • The calibration and evaluation of speed-dependent automatic zooming interfaces. 

      Savage, Josh (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2004)
      Speed-Dependent Automatic Zooming (SDAZ) is an exciting new navigation technique that couples the user's rate of motion through an information space with the zoom level. The faster a user scrolls in the document, the ...
    • The Calibration and Optimisation of Speed-Dependent Automatic Zooming 

      Wallace, Andrew (University of Canterbury, 2003)
      Speed Dependent Automatic Zooming (SDAZ) has already been shown to be an effective navigation technique for document browsing. We investigate here three further aspects of SDAZ. We begin with an analysis of the existing ...
    • Calibration of trip distribution by generalised linear models 

      Shrewsbury, John Stephen (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natuaral Resources Engineering, 2012)
      Generalised linear models (GLMs) provide a flexible and sound basis for calibrating gravity models for trip distribution, for a wide range of deterrence functions (from steps to splines), with K factors and geographic ...
    • Calibration using supervised learning for low-cost air quality sensors. 

      Bun, Boney (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Low-cost environmental sensors encounter challenges of reliability and accuracy. This thesis aims at increasing the readings accuracy of low-cost air quality sensors, particularly using three Air Quality Egg (AQE) version ...
    • Call admission control and resource utilization in WCDMA networks 

      De Alwis, Priyan Mihira (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 2005)
      Unlike FDMA or TDMA systems, CDMA is interference limited and has a soft capcity that changes depending on the interference felt at the base station at a given time. Admitting a new call and user movement increases the ...
    • CAN Control System for an Electric Vehicle 

      Azzeh, Abdel Rahman (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007)
      The University of Canterbury has purchased a 1992 Toyota MR2 and used it as the platform to construct a new electric car. Similar to the common combustion engine vehicle, electric vehicles require control systems to control ...
    • Capability charts for power systems. 

      de Silva, James Ranil (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1987)
      This thesis extends the concept of the traditional synchronous generator capability chart to describe the steady state performance of transmission lines, HVDC links, and entire AC/DC power systems. Each capability chart ...
    • Car Roof Rack Cavity Noise 

      Harper, John (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2006)
      The goal of the thesis was to change reduce the noise produced from a small cavity with grazing sub sonic flow, via alterations in geometry. Research was done into how noise was produced in cavities and existing research ...
    • Carbon dioxide treatments of wood 

      Jones, Trevor G. (University of Canterbury. Forestry, 1993)
      The application of carbon dioxide to wood drying processes and chemical extraction of bark was investigated. Dissolved carbon dioxide gas supersaturation in the water of green wood was utilised in decompression drying of ...
    • Carburized ethylene pyrolysis tubes : an analysis of the relationship between microstructure, creep performance, and magnetic response. 

      McLeod, Amy Charlotte (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      High alloy Fe-Cr-Ni austenitic stainless steels have become the industry standard alloys for use in ethylene pyrolysis furnaces in the petrochemical industry. Each pyrolysis furnace contains a large array of vertically ...
    • Cardiovascular instrumentation 

      Bones, P. J. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1975)
      A brief introductory treatment is made of the physiology and instrumentation of the cardiovascular system. Two areas are singled out for further investigation. Arterial blood flow is investigated. In particular the effects ...
    • Cascade Algorithm Revisited 

      Takaoka, Tadao; Umehara, Kiyomi (University of Canterbury, 2014)
      We revisit the cascade algorithm for the all pairs shortest path (APSP) problem. The operation on the distace data is limited to the triple operation of min{a, b + c}. The best known complexity on this model is n 3 by ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Case Study in Specifying and Testing Architectural Features 

      Krishnan, Padmanabhan (University of Canterbury, 1993)
      This paper studies the speci cation and testing of two main architectural features. We consider restricted forms of instruction pipelining and parallel memory models present in the SPARC speci cation. The feasibility of ...
    • A case study on the junior graduation programme at years 9 and 10 of one school involved with the SMAD (Schools Making a Difference) Project. 

      McGrath, Ann (University of Canterbury. School of Educational Studies and Human Development, 2005)
      This research project investigated teachers' and students' perceptions of one initiative put in place in a low-decile school in Christchurch to strengthen educational delivery and educational outcomes for students at the ...
    • Casting and Analysis of Squeeze Cast Aluminium Silicon Eutectic Alloy 

      Smillie, Matthew John (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2006)
      Squeeze casting is the practise of solidifying metals under mechanically applied pressure via a slow displacement of a die volume. It has been shown that squeeze casting enhances the mechanical properties of cast metals. ...
    • Cathodic Arc Zinc Oxide for Active Electronic Devices 

      Elzwawi, Salim Ahmed Ali (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)
      The filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) technique is a well established deposition method for wear resistant mechanical coatings. More recently, this method has attracted attention for growing ZnO based transparent conducting ...