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- 2Atai, Ali Asghar.
- 2Chini, Seyed Farshid
- 2Gopalakrishnan, K. N.
- 2Hay, Andrew Stuart.
- 2Peck, Bill James
Modeling the Midpalatal Suture during Maxillary Expansion Treatment and its Implication towards Appliance DesignDownload
Widening the maxilla, or upper jaw, is a common treatment in orthodontics used to generate additional room in the correction of tooth misalignments. Expansion is achieved through activation of an appliance inserted in the patients’ upper jaw. Currently, appliances utilizing expansion screws,...
Effect of Dispersion Method on the Thermal and Wear Properties of Graphene Nano Platelet Filler Modified PolyurethaneDownload
Polyurethane is used in various applications, for example as liner for piping systems, pipelines, pressure vessels and valve trims, where it may be subjected to elevated temperature as well as high rate of erosion. At elevated temperatures, polyurethane erodes at a faster rate. In this research,...
Real-time simulation of biomechanical models has provided exciting potential for improving the outcomes of some medical interventions by allowing clinicians to visualize the displacements and strains of biomechanical tissues in real-time during the intervention. Through real-time visualization,...
Open innovation generates new technology by combining the technology developed internally within an organization and that developed externally by sources outside the organization. Using a case study methodology in the context of the energy sector, this thesis studies the practical application of...
Techno-economic Assessment of Utilization of Food Processing Waste for Production of Energy and ChemicalsDownload
Alberta’s food processing industry is the second largest food waste producer after the household sector. Most of the waste currently produced by the food processing industry is landfilled. Decomposing landfill waste emits greenhouse gases (GHG), which contribute to global warming. We estimated...
Naturally derived or “green” based materials are increasing in demand for use as reinforcement and matrix materials in composites. However, it is still relatively unknown how well these materials can perform as constituents in tubular braided composite materials. In this work, tubular braided...
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polyethylenimine Mediated Nucleic Acid Complexation with Implications for Non-viral Gene DeliveryDownload
Gene therapy is a promising therapeutic technique that involves delivering nucleic acids into cells. Polycations have evolved into a major category of gene carriers. Polyethylenimine (PEI) is one of the most effective polycationic carriers. Furthermore, modifying PEI with certain lipophilic...
Experimental Investigation of Near-well Fluid Mechanics on the Scaling Mechanism in Narrow Rectangular SlotsDownload
This experimental study investigates the effect of near-well fluid mechanics on the scaling failure mechanism specific to SAGD production well. The scaling failure mechanism can be triggered by the pressure drop phenomenon and causes the plugging of the slots in the oilfields. The scale formation...