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- 1Beaton, Neil I.
- 1Boroomand, Arefeh
- 1Bowthorpe, Meaghan L
- 1Funamoto, Allyson
- 1Ghazanfari, Amin
- 1Holinski, Bradley J
Parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs) are used as models of transport-reaction phenomena in a variety of different industrial chemical and materials engineering processes, and can yield precise descriptions of process variables with complex temporal and spatially dependent system...
Characterization and Control of Cyclic Variability in a Gasoline/Natural Gas Dual-Injection Spark Ignition EngineDownload
Reducing the cyclic variability of a gasoline/natural gas dual injection spark ignition engine using minimum variance control is the subject of this thesis. Cylinder pressure is used to calculate four combustion metrics, the standard deviation of which is used as an indicator of cyclic...
Children’s and Fathers’ Perceptions of Fathers’ Use of Structure, Negative Control, and Autonomy SupportDownload
The current study investigated fathers’ and children’s perspectives of fathers’ use of structure, negative control, and autonomy support parenting behaviours in relation to children’s internalizing, externalizing, and adaptive behaviours, and father-child attachment. Researchers interviewed 55...
Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is a pathogen that causes severe disease in humans and has a low infectious dose. Since foodborne EHEC outbreaks continue to be a problem worldwide, improved control and detection methods for EHEC on at-risk foods, such as spinach and beef, are...
Sheet and film forming processes refer to a set of processes that have a 2-dimensional sheet or film as their output. They are typically characterized by a scanning sensor which moves between the edges of the sheet in a periodic manner. This work is concerned with control and monitoring of such...
Cardiovascular disease causes the greatest number of deaths worldwide each year according to the World Health Organization . Hence, many patients require cardiovascular surgery each year. Short of stopping the motion of the heart at the beginning of a cardiac procedure, the surgeon would...
Control, Modulation, and Protection Strategies for Modular Multilevel Converters in Smart AC and DC Grids ApplicationsDownload
The technical viability of the modular multilevel converter (MMC) technology for a wide range of applications from low- to high-voltage systems has resulted in the rapid deployment of these converters in smart ac and dc grids. The features that MMCs offer, including common dc-link, modularity,...
Enterprises must manage their information risk as part of their larger operational risk management program. Traditionally, IT security investment decisions are made in isolation. However, as firms that compete for customers in an industry are closely interlinked, a macro perspective is needed in...
Diagenetic Controls on Hydrothermal Fluid Flow in the Osiris, Isis, and Isis East Carlin-Type Gold Showings, Nadaleen Trend, YukonDownload
Following ATAC Resources Ltd.’s 2010 discovery of the gold prospects in the Nadaleen Trend (Central Yukon), company geologists and consultants determined that Precambrian carbonate rocks within the trend contain large endowments of gold located in the hinges of anticlines and fault zones. ...
Effects of Negative Valve Overlap on HCCI Combustion and its use in the Control of HCCI Combustion TimingDownload
Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion can produce higher efficiencies and lower emissions when compared to tradition spark or compression ignition engines. This study reports an experimental investigation into the effects of valve timings on HCCI combustion conditions. Using a...