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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Measuring Energy Transfer from Wildland Forest Fires

    by Sullivan, Erik A

    Current practices for measuring high heat flux, in scenarios such as wildland forest fires, are to utilize expensive, thermopile-based...

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  2. Measuring Pore-water Pressure in Partially Frozen Soils

    by Kia, Mohammadali

    Knowledge of pore-water pressure is essential to predict the ‘effective stress’ that controls the ‘resistance and deformation’...

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  3. Measuring the Dynamic Impedance of the Human Arm

    by Dyck, Matthew D.

    This thesis presents techniques to measure the human arm's mechanical impedance using a rehabilitation robot, drawing applications...

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  4. Measuring Vehicle Particle Emission Factors: Applications and Techniques

    by Momenimovahed, Ali

    The experimental work described in this thesis was conducted to study the particulate emissions from different automotive...

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  5. Measuring wall forces in a slurry pipeline

    by El-Sayed, Suheil

    Slurry transport is a key material handling technology in a number of industries. In oilsands ore transport, slurry pipelining...

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  6. Measuring wildlife response to seismic lines to inform land use planning decisions in northwest Canada

    by Tigner, D Jesse

    Development of hydrocarbon resources across northwest Canada has spurred economic prosperity but also generated concerns...

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  7. Meat characteristics and stress of bison slaughtered in a mobile or stationary abattoir

    by Galbraith, Jayson

    Meat characteristics and physiological stress measurements in bison exposed to different ante-mortem treatment groups and...

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  8. Mechanical Characteristics of Soils Treated with a Liquid Stabilizer

    by Zheng, Dong Ming

    Conaid is a liquid ionic soil stabilizers used as a compaction aid or a stabilizer for soil improvement. The material is...

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  9. Mechanical Modeling of Microtubules in Living Cells

    by Jin, MingZhao

    Three important mechanical behaviors of microtubules in vivo, i.e., buckling, vibration and splitting are investigated with...

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  10. Mechanical Properties of Bio- and Nano-filaments

    by Samarbakhsh, Abdorreza

    The thesis is divided in three parts based largely on published articles or on manuscripts submitted for publication. First...

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  11. Mechanical Properties of Hexadecane-Water Interfaces with Adsorbed Hydrophobic Bacteria

    by Kang, Zhewen

    Certain strains of hydrophobic bacteria are known to play critical roles in petroleum-related applications. The aim of this...

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  12. The mechanism of action of cidofovir and (S)-9-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonomethoxypropyl)adenine against viral polymerases

    by Magee, Wendy C

    The nucleoside phosphonates cidofovir (CDV) and (S)-9-[3-hydroxy-(2-phosphonomethoxy)propyl]adenine [(S)-HPMPA] are analogs...

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  13. The mechanism of endothelial cell specific gene expression of Von Willebrand Factor in vivo

    by Nassiri, Marjan

    In vivo analyses of the Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) promoter previously demonstrated that a fragment spanning sequences -487...

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  14. The mechanism of inhibition of herpes simplex virus type 1 DNA replication by roscovitine

    by Newman, Emma

    Transcription and DNA replication of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) occur in nuclear domains adjacent to structures...

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  15. Mechanism underlying the maturation of AMPA receptors in zebrafish

    by Aroonassala Patten, Shunmoogum

    Glutamate AMPA receptors (AMPARs) are major excitatory receptors in the vertebrate CNS. In many biological systems there...

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  16. Mechanisms by Which Arachidonic acid Metabolite, Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid Elicit Cardioprotection Against Ischemic Reperfusion Injury


    Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are cytochrome P450 epoxygenase metabolites of arachidonic acid that have cardioprotective...

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  17. Mechanisms of Acute Inflammatory Control by Phagocytes

    by Rieger, Aja M

    Phagocytosis is an important, evolutionarily conserved mechanism integral to immune defense and homeostasis. Phagocytosis...

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  18. Mechanisms of cabbage seedpod weevil, Ceutorhynchus obstrictus, resistance associated with novel germplasm derived from Sinapis alba x Brassica napus

    by Tansey, James

    The cabbage seedpod weevil, Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (Marsham) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is an important pest of brassicaceous...

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  19. Mechanisms of epoxyeicosatrienoic acid-induced cardioprotection

    by Chaudhary, Ketul R

    Ischemic heart disease remains a major cause of illness, disability and death worldwide, as such there remains a need for...

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  20. Mechanisms of Human Placental Growth

    by Riddell, Meghan R

    The placenta is an essential transitory fetal organ responsible for the key processes of nutrient, oxygen, and waste transfer...

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