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Design of Connections for Post Tensioned Rocking Timber Frames
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2015)
Pres-Lam technology aims to allow timber to stand alongside concrete and steel as a material of choice for multi-storey frame structures. It combines Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) structural members post-tensioning and ...
Wearable Tools for Affective Remote Collaboration
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Lab, NZ, 2015)
Affective computing is the study and development of systems that can recognize human emotions and feelings. Emotions are always an interesting topic of research and these days researchers are trying to develop systems ...
Modelling a novel orbital IC engine to aid further design.
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering Department, 2015)
Stochastic forest growth simulation: incorporating growth prediction uncertainty with wind and fire damage into carbon sequestration estimates and discounted cash flow analysis.
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2015)
Uncertainty in forest productivity prediction and the variable reduction from wind and fire damage makes predictions of forest Net Present Values (NPVs) and carbon sequestration uncertain, creating a distribution of possible ...
A comparative study of using Augmented Reality interfaces for vehicle navigation
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Lab, 2015)
Augmented Reality (AR) is technology that provides a view of real world environment with which has augmented or virtual components. In this thesis I explore how AR can be used for in-vehicle applications. AR systems can ...
Light Flicker and Harmonic Modelling of Electrical Lighting
(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 ...
A surface plasmon resonance assay to determine the effect of influenza neuraminidase mutations on its affinity with antiviral drugs.
(University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 2013)
The outbreak of pandemic influenza and its ability to spread rapidly makes it a severe threat to public health. Antiviral drugs such as oseltamivir (Roche’s Tamiflu™) and zanamivir (GlaxoSmithKline’s Relenza™) are neuraminidase ...
The Structural Playability Process (SPP) - An Effective Design Process for Educational Computer Games
(University of Canterbury. HIT Lab NZ, 2014)
How to best develop educational computer games is an open question and an active area of research. It is clear that computer games are able to instill the desire for players to rise to challenges, learn new and complex ...
Dynamic Characteristics and Evaluation of Ground Response for Sands with Non-Plastic Fines
(University of Canterbury. Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
Deformational properties of soil, in terms of modulus and damping, exert a great influence on seismic response of soil sites. However, these properties for sands containing some portion of fines particles have not been ...
Improvements in ranked set sampling
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2014)
The main focus of many agricultural, ecological and environmental studies is to develop well designed, cost-effective and efficient sampling designs. Ranked set sampling (RSS) is one of those sampling methods that can help ...