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Modelling a novel orbital IC engine to aid further design.
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering Department, 2015)
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 ...
Development of a structured approach to measuring audio quality of mobile radios.
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2009)
In a communication system, audio quality is one of the parameters by which the end user defines the value of a product. This thesis examines the term audio quality, breaking it down into two subsidiary components, speech ...
Adaptive control of the ignition timing of spark ignition engines utilising the combustion flame light emissions
(University of Canterbury. Engineering, 1985)
An examination has been made to determine whether the ignition timing in Spark Ignition engines can be accurately controlled from the combustion flame light emissions. In order to accurately set the ignition advance for ...
Internet-Based Innovation Screening and Pre-Assessment Tool - Prototype Methodology Implementation
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2008)
This thesis presents the groundwork development of an Internet-based idea assessment tool to guide innovators through the design process and educate them on the ‘best practices’ of transforming creative ideas into marketable ...
Deadleg losses from a simulated domestic hot water system
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1985)
This report considers the factors determining the deadleg losses of horizontal 'supply' hot water copper pipes, in a dynamic simulation rig of a domestic hot water system in the laboratory of the Mechanical Engineering ...
Noise and Vibration Control for a Decanting Centrifuge
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical, 2011)
High levels of machine noise result in health issues for those people exposed to the machine for extended periods. Machine noise is becoming a more significant design consideration, often because of legislative ...
The design of a 5 kW microhydro generating set
(University of Canterbury. Engineering, 1992)
In rural areas of many countries, the supply of electricity has always been scarce due to the relative isolation from the national electricity distribution system. In New Zealand for example, many high country farm houses ...
A study of premixed and stratified charge combustion of CH4/H2/air and H2/air mixtures under constant volume conditions
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1988)
The aim of this research was to conduct fundamental charge stratification studies in a constant volume combustion chamber using hydrogen/methane/air and hydrogen/air mixtures. Charge stratification allows the benefits of ...
Mechanical Ventilation and Optimisation through Analytical Lung Model
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)
Mechanical Ventilation (MV) therapy is one of the most common treatments offered to patients with respiratory failure in ICU. MV assists patient recovery by completely or partially taking over the breathing process and ...