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- 1Abourizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
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This dissertation aims to propose a new and practical method to obtain equivalent fracture network permeability (EFNP), which represents and replaces all the existing fractures located in each grid block for the reservoir simulation of naturally fractured reservoirs. To achieve this, first the...
The statistical properties of training, validation and test data play an important role in assuring optimal performance in artificial neural networks (ANN). Re-searchers have proposed randomized data partitioning (RDP) and stratified data partitioning (SDP) methods for partition of input data...
This research investigates and proposes methods to be used for the automation of the conceptual design phases of variational mechanisms. It employs the concept of feature-based modeling approaches. A method is proposed for integrating the dimensional synthesis, mechanical design and CAD...
IntelliSensorNet: A Positioning Technique Integrating Wireless Sensor Networks and Artificial Neural Networks for Critical Construction Resource TrackingDownload
The increasing needs for safety and productivity improvement in the field of construction engineering and project management have stimulated research interests in developing cost-effective resource tracking and positioning solutions for challenging indoor or partially covered site environments....
Due to the complexity of breakup ice jam processes deterministic modelling cannot yet forecast every aspect of the timing and severity of possible consequent flooding, especially when some lead-time is needed. In most northern regions, the sparse network and short record of data have impeded the...
Studies of the Thermal Protective Performance of Textile Fabrics used in Firefighters’ Clothing under Various Thermal ExposuresDownload
This PhD study aims to thoroughly investigate the thermal protective performance of textile fabrics used in firefighters’ clothing under various thermal exposures. This study has two key objectives – firstly, to characterize the thermal protective performances of different fabrics under a...
Design of Low-intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Device, Intensity Sensor and Its Application to Enhance Vaccine ProductionDownload
The application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) technology for therapy has become a promising interdisciplinary research field in biomedical engineering. This thesis covers two important topics in the field: LIPUS design and its biological applications. In therapeutic ultrasound...
Integrating Solar PV Systems into Residential Buildings in Cold-climate Regions: The Impact of Energy-efficient Homes on Shaping the Future Smart GridDownload
The integration of solar energy systems into residential buildings is an emerging trend worldwide and is an important method of mitigating the impact of housing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To achieve optimal energy performance, the generating capacity of solar photovoltaic systems (PVs)...
Evaluating Track Stiffness and Rail Bending Moments using Vertical Track Deflection Measurements Considering the Effects of Track GeometryDownload
Vertical track stiffness (or track modulus) is generally accepted as one of the key structural properties of track which impacts the bearing capacity, dynamic response of passing trains, quality of track geometry, and track components’ life. Although it is known that track stiffness parameters...