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    • 2-D Analysis of Composite Steel - Concrete Beams in Fire 

      Welsh, Richard (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      This report investigates the behaviour of composite steel - concrete beams at elevated temperatures using the finite element program SAFIR. The finite element analysis carried out in this report is two dimensional and ...
    • 3-D Scene Reconstruction from Multiple Photometric Images 

      Forne, Christopher Jes (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007)
      This thesis deals with the problem of three dimensional scene reconstruction from multiple camera images. This is a well established problem in computer vision and has been significantly researched. In recent years some ...
    • A 3D microrobotic actuator for micro and nano manipulation 

      Banerjee, Steven (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
      Following the invention of the atomic force microscopy, AFM has revolutionised not only surface sciences but also biological sciences more recently. From being used as a microscope with atomic resolution generating 3D ...
    • A model-based clinical biomarker for sepsis diagnosis in critical care patients. 

      Parente, Jacquelyn Dawn (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
      Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock are stages of a medical emergency characterised by an intensifying whole-body immune response to infection leading to organ dysfunction, shock, and ultimately death. Importantly, ...
    • Above and Below Ground Assessment of Pinus Radiata 

      McQuillan, Shane (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2013)
      A comparison of above ground forest metrics with below ground soil CO₂ respiration was carried out in an attempt to reveal if any correlations exist. Above ground measurements of 2720 clonally propagated trees were taken ...
    • Absorbance Modulation Optical Lithography: Simulating the Performance of an Adaptable Absorbance Mask in the Near-Field. 

      Foulkes, John Edward (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010)
      The challenge for lithography today is to continue the reduction of feature size whilst facing severe theoretical and practical limitations. In 2006 Rajesh Menon and Hank Smith proposed a new lithography system named ...
    • Abstractions in data base system architecture 

      Ridwan, M. M. (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1979)
      Levels of abstraction in data base system architecture are investigated. A diagrammatic representation of abstract machines in a data base system is presented. Two major levels in a coexistence architecture: the data ...
    • Accounting for Sprinkler Effectiveness in Performance Based Design of Steel Buildings for Fire 

      Feeney, Martin (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      For a specific range of building and occupancy types, this report examines the effectiveness of automatic sprinkler systems installed in New Zealand and Australia. The aim of the research is to quantify the likelihood of ...
    • Accurate high-resolution 3D surface reconstruction and localisation using a wide-angle flat port underwater stereo camera: towards autonomous ship hull inspection 

      Schattschneider, Robert (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2014)
      The goal of this thesis is to scan a ship hull with high 3D accuracy and resolution using an underwater stereo camera so as to enable the future autonomous detection of invasive biofouling organisms with autonomous underwater ...
    • Accurate wide-area tracking for architectural, engineering and surveying applications. 

      Head-Mears, James Bradley (University of Canterbury. HIT Lab NZ, 2013)
      Augmented Reality (AR) is a powerful tool for the visualisation of, and interaction with, digital information, and has been successfully deployed in a number of consumer applications. Despite this, AR has had limited success ...
    • Acoustic absorber design 

      Parkinson, Jerome P (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1999)
      The aim of the Acoustic Absorber Project was to investigate the performance of a range of materials as acoustic absorbers. A literature search on acoustic absorbers was carried out first and is presented with a summary of ...
    • Acoustic Inspection of Timber 

      Woods, Simon Nicholas (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)
      The ability to determine wood quality using non-destructive tests has enormous potential for the forestry industry in both research and commercial applications. This thesis describes some of the theory of acoustic waves ...
    • The acoustic performance of suspended ceiling systems 

      Van Hout, George (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      There are two important acoustic parameters for a suspended ceiling system, sound absorption and the ceiling attenuation class (CAC). The sound absorption of a suspended ceiling system indicates how much of the incident ...
    • Acoustic Studies on Wood 

      Hansen, Helge Johannes (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2006)
      Several acoustic techniques have been used to determine elastic and damping properties of trees, logs and beams. Time of flight (TOF) measurements in the outerwood of 14-year-old Pinus radiata trees showed that pruning ...
    • Acoustics of hand portable mobile radios. 

      Kean, Simon Ralph (University of Canterbury. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2005)
      The aim of the project was to investigate the acoustics of hand portable radios identifying key parameters contributing to their performance and from these findings develop a design guide. A systems engineering approach ...
    • Active bandsaw control 

      Cleave, Ra (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2001)
      This thesis investigates the modelling and active control of narrow and wide bandsaw blades, with application to the sawmilling industry. Strings, beams and plates are considered in the modelling work, with advances made ...
    • Active Control of Noise Through Windows 

      Lane, Jeremy David (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering dept., 2013)
      Windows are a weakness in building facade sound transmission loss (STL). This coupled with the detrimental effects of excessive noise exposure on human health including: annoyance, sleep deprivation, hearing impairment and ...
    • Active human intelligence for smart grid (AHISG) : feedback control of remote power systems. 

      Fulhu, Miraz Mohamed (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2014)
      Fuel supply issues are a major concern in remote island communities and this is an engineering field that needs to be analyzed in detail for transition to sustainable energy systems. Power generation in remote communities ...
    • Active Paralleling of High Power Voltage Source Inverters 

      Butcher, Nicholas David (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer, 2007)
      Power electronics are becoming established in ever broadening areas of industry. The transition from previous generation technology is driven by the oportunity for improvements in controllability, efficiency, and longevity. ...
    • Active stabilisation of buckling in composite laminates. 

      Welham, Jared Paul (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2004)
      The active suppression of elastic buckling has the potential to significantly increase the effective strength of thin-wall structures. Despite all the interest in smart structures, the active suppression of buckling has ...