Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947's to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department. To retrieve all theses and dissertations associated with a specific department from the library catalogue, choose 'Advanced' and keyword search "university of alberta dept of english" OR "university of alberta department of english" (for example). Past graduates who wish to have their thesis or dissertation added to this collection can contact the ERA Mediated HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items in this Collection
- 1Amiri, Mohammad Saeid
- 1Barczyk, Martin
- 1Barnett, Ryan M.
- 1Boroomand, Arefeh
- 1Brayall, Michael
- 1Caverhill-Godkewitsch, Saul A.
This study was part of the development of an ice jam flood forecasting system for Hay River, NWT. 2-D numerical models were used to simulate ice processes in an effort to predict ice jam formation. A summer survey was conducted to finalize the bathymetry of the Hay River Delta. Observations were...
Accounting for non-stationarity via hyper-dimensional translation of the domain in geostatistical modelingDownload
Medium and short term mine planning require models of mineral deposits that account for internal geological structures that permit scheduling of mine production at a weekly and monthly production periods. Modified kriging estimation techniques are used for accounting for such geologic structures....
Global kinetic model for a Pt-Pd diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) is proposed and validated. Experimental data was obtained using different concentrations of the artificial gas mixtures which were passed over a bimetallic catalyst. Previous works of Voltz , Pandya , Sola  and many others...
With the trend of global urbanization, underground space is being more and more exploited. To fulfill the need of sustainable development of underground space, it is necessary to well document the as-built positions of the facilities we have built. In the current practice, the as-built models are...
A study was implemented to evaluate different alternatives of soil cover systems for the closure of approximately 1539 Mt of waste rock at the Antamina Mine (Peru). The soil covers were designed to limit water percolation to the underlying waste rock, by combining a store/release and low...
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) can be used in many critical applications, including biomedical and aerospace fields, due to their ability to recover their original/permanent shape from a deformed/temporary shape upon application of a stimulus. SMPs are subjected to bending in a large number of...
To overcome the challenges of low recovery of fine particles in flotation processes, designing a cavitating device that can enhance the recovery has been a major topic of study. In the design of a cavitating device, the bubble/bubble interactions, bubble response to the change of local pressure,...
Characterization and Modeling of Natural-Fibres-Reinforced composites (Moisture Absorption Kinetics, Monotonic Behaviour and Cyclic Behaviour)Download
Natural fibres have been shown to offer a good potential in replacing or supplementing synthetic fibres in composite material applications. To fully utilize these new materials in design, however, engineering models of the mechanical behaviour need to be developed and ...
Membrane-based processes have the potential to overcome the limitations of conventional hydrogen separation techniques such as high energy consumption and environmental concerns. Natural zeolite membranes have recently been shown to demonstrate apparent molecular sieving of H2 from H2/CO2...
This work is focused on a state-of-the-art tubular micro-solid oxide fuel cell (TμSOFC), ~3 millimeters in diameter and ~300 microns thick, with Ni/YSZ and LSM/YSZ composite electrodes and a YSZ electrolyte. A 2D axi-symmetric, multi-scale CFD model is developed which includes the fluid flow,...