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- 1Beaton, Neil I.
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- 1Bowthorpe, Meaghan L
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- 1Ghazanfari, Amin
- 1Holinski, Bradley J
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...
Parental use of psychological and behavioural control and the relationship to children's eating habitsDownload
This correlational study examined parent-feeding practices, children’s negative affect towards food, and parental psychological and behavioural control, and parenting styles relating to parental behavioural and psychological control. Parents and their children aged 9-13 years completed...
Non-linear reparameterization of complex models with applications to a microalgal heterotrophic fed-batch bioreactorDownload
Good process control is often critical for the economic viability of large-scale production of several commercial products. In this work, the production of biodiesel from microalgae is investigated. Successful implementation of a model-based control strategy requires the identification of a model...
This study presents the nonlinear design of a state space controller to control hydraulic actuators under displacement control, specifically for real-time pseudo-dynamic testing applications. The proposed control design process uses the nonlinear state space model of the dynamics of the system to...
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...
The overall goal of this thesis was to develop a proof-of-principle for a device that might eventually restore walking in people with paraplegia. The thesis consisted of three component technologies each working in conjunction with one another in adult cats. The first component was the...
In this thesis, methods for improving needle steering during prostate brachytherapy are studied. Brachytherapy is a minimally-invasive, out-patient therapy for prostate cancer treatment with a fast recovery time. Success of brachytherapy depends on precise placement of needle tips in pre-planned...
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...
The Effects of Culture on Conceptualizations of Leisure, Control, and Positive Affect Between Japanese and Canadian Undergraduate StudentsDownload
The purpose of this dissertation is to examine: (a) similarities and differences in conceptualizations of leisure between Japan and Canada and between two Japanese leisure-like terms: yoka and rejā (Study 1); (b) the effects of leisure participation on Japanese and Canadian undergraduate...
Refocusing the focus on adherence to antiretroviral therapy using a community-based participatory research approachDownload
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to treatment success. Using an epidemiological and community-based participatory research approach, my thesis reports on two papers related to antiretroviral therapy success (and subsequent failure). My thesis also includes a third paper which...