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    • Fabrication of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells on Pre-textured Substrates 

      Chen, Linda Yen-Chien (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010)
      Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) possesses huge potential in solar energy utilisation and immense research has been carried out in order to improve its performance. There are several aspects that affect the solar cell’s ...
    • Fabrication of photonic nanostructures for light harvesting in solar cells. 

      Peter Amalathas, Amalraj (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Reducing optical losses in the solar cells has always been a key challenge in enhancing the power conversion efficiency of the solar cells without increasing significantly the cost. In order to enhance the power conversion ...
    • Fabrication, Characterization, and Modelling of Self-Assembled Silicon Nanostructure Vacuum Field Emission Devices 

      Bari, Mohammad Rezaul (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011)
      The foundation of vacuum nanoelectronics was laid as early as in 1961 when Kenneth Shoulders proposed the development of vertical field-emission micro-triodes. After years of conspicuous stagnancy in the field much interest ...
    • Factors affecting the early growth and survival of indigenous seedlings planted for the purpose of ecological restoration 

      Ogle, Mike (University of Canterbury. Forestry, 1996)
      This report consists of two parts: 1) a review of factors affecting the early growth and survival of indigenous seedlings planted for the purpose of ecological restoration; 2) field trials of different treatments at ...
    • Factors Influencing Future Canopy Composition at Tiromoana Bush, North Canterbury, New Zealand 

      Henshaw, Alex (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2012)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate seedling recruitment beneath kanuka forest at Tiromoana Bush, North Canterbury. The regeneration of broadleaved tree species is evident throughout Tiromoana Bush. This research ...
    • Factors influencing shelter in the Woodhill protection strip. 

      Curry, Mathew (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      Woodhill Forest, situated on the west coast of the Auckland region, is directly exposed to strong westerly winds coming from the Tasman Sea. To protect the 41km long Pinus radiata forest, a protective strip of trees has ...
    • Factors which influence corewood stiffness in radiata pine. 

      Jones, Grace (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      Increasing stocking and competition with weeds significantly increased Hitman estimates of stiffness at the significance level α=0.05. Accuracy of models predicting Hitman from TreeTap measurements can be improved by ...
    • FACTS device modelling in the harmonic domain 

      Collins, Christopher Donald (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)
      This thesis describes a novel harmonic domain approach for assessing the steady state performance of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) devices. Existing harmonic analysis techniques are reviewed and used as the basis ...
    • Falcon Forestry Carriage Series 2 : a case study of productivity and operation. 

      Bolitho, Callum (University of Canterbury, 2015)
      The multiple drivers of workplace safety and increasing productivity are resulting in increased mechanisation within the forestry industry. The use of motorised grapples in cable harvesting is an applicable mechanisation ...
    • The Fallout of Single Glazing under Radiant Heat Exposure 

      WONG, Daniel Liang Wei (University of Canterbury, 2011)
      Glass fallout in windows has the potential to alter the ventilation condition and the behaviour of the fire in a compartment. Therefore, it is of an interest to fire modellers to be able to simulate the behaviour of glass ...
    • Fast algorithms and preconditioning techniques for fitting radial basis functions. 

      Mouat, Cameron Thomas (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2001)
      Radial basis functions are excellent interpolators for scattered data in Rd. Previously the use of RBFs had been restricted to small or medium sized data sets due to the high computational cost of solving the interpolation ...
    • Fast algorithms for shortest paths 

      Moffat, Alistair (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1985)
      The problem of finding all shortest paths in a non-negatively weighted directed graph is addressed, and a number of new algorithms for solving this problem on a graph of n vertices and m edges are given. The first of ...
    • Fast Automated Estimation of Variance in Discrete Quantitative Stochastic Simulation 

      Shaw, Nelson (University of Canterbury, 2010)
      Quantitative stochastic simulation is an important tool in assessing the performance of complex dynamic systems such as modern communication networks. Because of the proliferation of computers and devices that use and ...
    • Fast Automated Estimation of Variance in Discrete Quantitative Stochastic Simulation 

      Shaw, Nelson (University of Canterbury, 2012)
      Quantitative stochastic simulation is an important tool in assessing the performance of complex dynamic systems such as modern communication networks. Because of the proliferation of computers and devices that use and ...
    • Fast Automated Estimation of Variance in Discrete Quantitative Stochastic Simulation 

      Shaw, Nelson (University of Canterbury, 2010)
      Quantitative stochastic simulation is an important tool in assessing the performance of complex dynamic systems such as modern communication networks. Because of the proliferation of computers and devices that use and ...
    • Fast decoupled A.C. and A.C./D.C. loadflows. 

      Bodger, P. S. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1977)
      The development of loadflows derived from the basic Newton-Raphson algorithm is reviewed in this thesis with the fast decoupled method emerging as the best in terms of reliability and computation speed. These, and storage ...
    • A Fast Discrete Tchebichef Transform Algorithm for Image Compression 

      Nakagaki, Kiyoyuki (University of Canterbury, 2006)
      The Discrete Tchebichef Transform (DTT) is a transform method based on the scaled orthogonal Tchebichef polynomials, which have applications recently found in image compression and pattern recognition. This report ...
    • Fast methods for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) 

      Vafadar, Bahareh (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014)
      Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a highly exible and non-invasive medical imaging modality based on the concept of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Compared to other imaging techniques, major limitation of MRI is ...
    • A Fast Non-Linear, Finite Element Solver for Earthquake Response of Buildings 

      Hewett, Darren Ryan (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2010)
      Design of buildings in earthquake regions requires that the building is made to withstand certain large earthquake magnitudes with a degree of permanent, but energy absorbing, damage. To accurately determine the behaviour ...
    • Fast Power Allocation Algorithms for Adaptive MIMO Systems. 

      Chung, Jong-Sun (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009)
      Recent research results have shown that the MIMO wireless communication architecture is a promising approach to achieve high bandwidth efficiencies. MIMO wireless channels can be simply defined as a link for which both ...