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 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.
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- 1903Department of Educational Psychology
- 1721Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 1458Department of Chemistry
- 1381Department of Computing Science
- 1301Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
- 1264Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Unsaturated soil property functions are necessary for numerical modeling of geotechnical engineering problems including transient seepage or contaminant transport involving unsaturated soils such as tailings or mine wastes. The accuracy of the input of material properties significantly influences...
Unseen and Unknown: Microbial Community Diversity in a Rapidly Changing High Arctic Watershed on Northern Ellesmere Island, CanadaDownload
Arctic watersheds are currently undergoing great alterations due to human induced climate change. Current models predict increases in High Arctic temperatures and precipitation of up to 8.3°C and 40%, respectively, by 2100, which will have profound impacts on the arctic hydrological cycle,...
Unspoken commandments: Contemporary correctional officer work cultures and their influence on prison conditionsDownload
I draw on interviews with 131 Canadian correctional officers (or COs), all of whom work in four western Canadian prisons. Building on existing Canadian and international CO research, my dissertation analyzes specific facets of CO workplace cultures in provincial prisons in Western Canada....
River ice processes are among the most important subjects of study for hydrotechnical engineers in cold regions. This is because extremes of both minimum flow (impacting fish habitat and the concentration and transport of pollutants) and maximum water levels (impacting channel geomorphology and...
The subject of interest for this thesis is the detachment of a turbulent boundary layer. Engineers are interested in techniques that delay or suppress flow separation entirely because the performance of many fluidic devices, such as airfoil and diffuser, are hindered by this flow phenomenon. The...
Unsteady characteristics of three-dimensional turbulent flow with separation in an asymmetric diffuserDownload
A great number of studies have been undertaken to understand separated turbulent boundary layers (TBLs) due to its importance in the performance, design and control of many engineering systems (Hal 2000). Flow separation has a complicated three-dimensional nature in many flow configurations...