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    • Laboratory studies of aided blind mobility 

      Brabyn, J. A. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1978)
      A review is given of theories of blind mobility, and of efforts to obtain objective data for evaluating sensory aids for the blind. Techniques are developed for making objective measurements of locomotor control performance ...
    • Land-Use Intensification in Grazing Systems: Plant Trait Responses and Feedbacks to Ecosystem Functioning and Resilience 

      Laliberté, Etienne (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2011)
      Land-use change is the single most important global driver of changes in biodiversity. Such changes in biodiversity, in turn, are expected to influence the functioning of ecosystems and their resilience to environmental ...
    • Landfill Leachate Sorption Potential of Kate Valley Soils 

      Chu, Kuang-Chi Kevin Yelias (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2014)
      Kate Valley is a municipal waste landfill situated in Waipara, Northern Canterbury. It is a joint venture between the 6 local regional councils and Transwaste Canterbury Ltd to help dispose of waste quantities generated ...
    • Lapses in Responsiveness: Characteristics and Detection from the EEG 

      Peiris, Malik Tivanka Rajiv (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008)
      Performance lapses in occupations where public safety is paramount can have disastrous consequences, resulting in accidents with multiple fatalities. Drowsy individuals performing an active task, like driving, often cycle ...
    • Large-Scale Display Interaction Techniques to Support Face-to-Face Collaboration 

      Thompson, David John (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2006)
      This research details the development of a large-scale, computer vision-based touch screen capable of supporting a large number of simultaneous hand interactions. The system features a novel lightweight multi-point ...
    • Lattice Codes and Generalized Minimum Distance Decoding for OFDM Systems 

      Clark, Alan; Taylor, Desmond P. (University of Canterbury, 2005)
      Lattice coding of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems is considered. Mapping of multilevel construction lattices to OFDM blocks is shown, and a methodology for probabilistic analysis of multistage ...
    • Lead time predictions for a job shop 

      Yu, Wei-Shin (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1975)
      For a job shop, there has been very little research done on the accurate prediction of lead times, despite of the importance of and the advantages to be gained from the ability to predict lead times accurately. In job ...
    • Leaf Area Index in Closed Canopies: An indicator of site quality 

      Coker, Graham William Russell (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2006)
      This study examined leaf area index (LAI) and relationships with corresponding tree growth, climate and soil characteristics across New Zealand forest plantations. The aim of this study was to determine if quick measures ...
    • Lean thinking and the factors necessary for its success 

      Pearce, Antony (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2014)
      Lean management is becoming the standard for systematic productivity improvement, but the majority of implementations fail to sustain. Hence, the critical success factors for lean were the focus of this work. Literature ...
    • Learning driving patterns to support navigation 

      Mitrović, Dijan (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 2004)
      Experience is a significant source of knowledge for any human activity. Knowledge about past failures may help to avoid similar failures in the future, while repeating or even improving successes. Driving is a complex and ...
    • A least invasive method to estimate the residual strain capacity of steel reinforcement in earthquake-damaged buildings. 

      Loporcaro, Giuseppe (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Capacity design and hierarchy of strength philosophies at the base of modern seismic codes allow inelastic response in case of severe earthquakes and thus, in most traditional systems, damage develops at well-defined ...
    • Life cycle evaluation of fatigue mitigation for orthotropic steel bridge decks 

      Sugioka, Koichi (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2009)
      Bridges with orthotropic steel decks have been built across the world over the past 60 years because they provide high strength and stiffness at a relatively low cost. However, a number of these bridges have sustained ...
    • LIFE SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT FOR FIRECELLS WITH A SINGLE MEANS OF ESCAPE 

      WILLIAMS, JOANNA (University of Canterbury, 2003)
      The Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 to the New Zealand Building Code impose a limit of 50 people that may be served by a single escape route. Restrictions are also placed on the travel distance between the most distant occupied ...
    • Lift & drag analysis of a 3D synthetic dragonfly wing 

      Dhandu, Srujan Raj (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      A 3D dragonfly wing is developed by using the Autodesk point cloud methodology, which takes several high definition (HD) pictures of the wing and uploads them into the software which computes all the spatial points and to ...
    • Lifting paddle wheel : full-size protype craft development. 

      Jamieson, Philip A. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2002)
      This report describes the construction, testing and analysis of a large scale lifting paddlewheel craft. No large scale vehicle of this style exists to date; a small scale version has previously been successful. A 4wd farm ...
    • The lifting paddlewheel : a non-buoyant wheel enabling a high speed wheeled amphibious craft to run on the water surface 

      Alexander, K. V. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1983)
      The lifting paddlewheel, (LPW), is a non-buoyant, bladed wheel similar to the paddlewheels used on riverboats, but is arranged to produce both propulsive and lift forces. Four suitable LPW's used on a high powered, amphibious ...
    • Light Flicker and Harmonic Modelling of Electrical Lighting 

      Frater, Lance Phillip (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)
      Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) have emerged as cost-competitive, energy efficient direct replacements of the conventional incandescent lamp. However, little regard has been given to their widescale adoption in terms of ...
    • Light morphology and arabic information retrieval. 

      Algarni, Mohammed (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      The chief purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of mor- phology on Arabic Information Retrieval (AIR). In doing so, different forms of the surface word have to be examined as indexing terms in order to learn ...
    • Lignite Derived Humic Substances for Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage 

      Olds, William (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources, 2011)
      Addition of alkalinity to acid mine drainage (AMD) results in the neutralisation of acidity and precipitation of dissolved metals as insoluble hydroxides. Two aspects of the current AMD treatment practice at the Stockton ...
    • Limitations of Zone Models and CFD Models for Natural Smoke Filling in Large Spaces 

      Bong, Wen Jiann (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
      This research report examines the use of zone modelling compared with CFD modelling to determine when zone model approximation is valid and when a CFD model might be required. A series of computer simulations with enclosures ...