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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 ...
Impacts of liquefaction and lateral spreading on bridge pile foundations from the February 22nd 2011 Christchurch earthquake
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)
The Mw 6.2 February 22nd 2011 Christchurch earthquake (and others in the 2010-2011 Canterbury sequence) provided a unique opportunity to study the devastating effects of earthquakes first-hand and learn from them for future ...
Sound Transmission Loss of Composite Sandwich Panels
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2013)
This thesis examines the sound transmission loss (STL) through composite sandwich panel systems commonly used in the marine industry. Experimental, predictive and optimisation methods are used to evaluate the acoustic ...
Investigating the Regional Variation in Rules and Best Management Practices for Forestry in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2014)
Under the Resource Management Act 1991, the interpretation and implementation of environmental policy is primarily the responsibility of local government. The management of forestry operations may be influenced via two ...
Predicting the Activation Time of a Concealed Sprinkler
(University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
This research examined a heat transfer model to predict the activation time of a concealed sprinkler. Concealed sprinklers consist of two stages of activation. They include the release of cover plates from a recess housing ...
Seismic Design of Core-Wall Systems for Multi-Storey Timber Buildings
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
This thesis discusses the results of experimental tests on two post-tensioned timber core-walls, tested under bi-directional quasi-static seismic loading. The half-scale two-storey test specimens included a stair with ...