Recent Submissions

  • Modelling power systems in a long-term power shortage 

    Heggie, Alastair (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    This thesis proposes and analyses decision support models for power systems operating in chronic power shortage conditions. Mostly these power systems exist in Sub-Saharan Africa, but other countries, for example Pakistan, ...
  • Coupled hybrid modelling for fire engineering 

    Ralph, Benjamin Michael (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Due to time and cost constraints, fire engineers typically curtail the domain of analysis when carrying out quantitative assessments using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based fire modelling. This could embody ...
  • Development of a solar powered refrigeration system: Stirling-cycle based 

    Daoud, Ja'Far Mohammad Salim (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Solar refrigeration has been tirelessly studied since the 1970s. Yet, no renewable technology has been superior to the conventional grid powered technology for household applications. However, Photovoltaic (PV) powered ...
  • Transforming acoustic hologram with CMOS Active Matrix Drivers 

    Song, Rui (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Acoustic holograms facilitate biocompatible, contactless 3-D manipulations of nanometer to micron-scale particles and particle groups. This has the potential to permit many biomedical applications, notably including ...
  • Limpet: a multi-sensing robotic platform for monitoring offshore energy platforms 

    Mohammed, Mohammed El-Sayed Abdelfattah (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Abstract: The oil and gas industry faces increasing pressure to remove people from dangerous offshore environments for health and safety reasons, and to look for more cost-effective and safer methods for inspection, ...
  • Characterisation of trabecular bone behaviour under impact 

    Bin Rosli, Adib Hamdani (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Increasing ageing population around the world implies deteriorated bone quality due to diseases such as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis results in reduced bone density and strength and increases the risk of bone fractures due ...
  • Towards biomedical imaging with liquid crystal lasers 

    Normand, Margaret Catherine (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Lasers are important components in the advanced imaging techniques that have enabled rapid progress in biomedical research. Tunable wavelength lasers provide control of sample illumination, desirable for efficient ...
  • Consideration of atmospheric stability in wind energy modelling 

    Blair, Michael Barry (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Improvements in wind flow modelling accuracy can impact positively on wind farm business cases and therefore contribute towards meeting national and global energy decarbonisation targets. ‘Atmospheric stability’ is a ...
  • Crowd sourced self beacon mapping with isolated signal aware bluetooth low energy positioning 

    Juri, Arief Affendi Bin (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    In the past few decades, there has been an increase in the demand for positioning and navigation systems in various fields. Location-based service (LBS) usage covers a range of different variations from advertising and ...
  • Magnetic gear design for wave energy converters 

    McGilton, Ben (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    With renewable energy an increasingly essential element in providing clean, abundant energy and combating climate change, wave energy presents an enormous untapped resource. Key to the challenges facing the industry are ...
  • Solar power integration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

    Albagami, Naif Faiz T. (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Power systems around the globe are undergoing a transition from their traditional form to a modern version, able to host new and different types of generation. This is driven by policies related to renewables and climate ...
  • Experimental study of wave dispersion and stability in crossing seas and on sheared currents 

    Steer, James Nicholas (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    This thesis considers the effects of crossing seas and linearly sheared current on the dispersion and stability of surface gravity waves. Experimental data are compared against predictions by three different nonlinear ...
  • Using state of the art engineering modelling and manufacturing techniques for developing instrumentation for high-pressure research 

    Jin, Haoxiang (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    The study of matter at extreme conditions is of great interest for modern science. Pressure, which is one of the important thermodynamic parameters, has a strong influence on the physical properties of matters, such as ...
  • Re-engineering E. coli for in vivo production of fluorometabolites 

    Markakis, Konstantinos (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Fluorinated products are widely used in pharmaceutical and agrochemical applications where a large portion of the commercial compounds being developed contain at least one atom of fluorine. Most of the conventional ...
  • Randomized structure-adaptive optimization 

    Tang, Junqi (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    This thesis advances the state-of-the-art of randomized optimization algorithms, to efficiently solve the large-scale composite optimization problems which appear increasingly more frequent in modern statistical machine ...
  • Enhanced carrierless amplitude and phase modulation for optical communication systems 

    Akande, Kabiru Oluwaseun (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    This thesis develops and investigates enhanced techniques for carrierless amplitude and phase modulation (CAP) in optical communication systems. The CAP scheme is studied as the physical layer modulation technique due ...
  • Fire performance of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bars in reinforced concrete: an experimental approach 

    McIntyre, Emma Ruth Elizabeth; Reid, Emma Ruth Elizabeth (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    During the past two decades, Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bars have been applied as viable alternatives to internal steel reinforcement of concrete, owing to their numerous benefits over steel reinforcement including ...
  • Wave loadings and scaling effects on and within an Oscillating Water Column (OWC) caisson breakwater 

    Pawitan, Krisna Adi (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Even though wave energy has been established as one of the biggest sustainable energy sources over the last 70 years, the development of the wave energy harvesting device is proven to be challenging. Many types of wave ...
  • Efficiency of chemical free cleaning for fouling control in membrane processes: influence of fouling properties 

    Daly, Sorcha (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Dependence on membrane technology in seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation is increasing rapidly due to potable water shortages across the world. Nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) are widely used ...
  • Unsteady hydrodynamics of tidal turbine blades 

    Scarlett, Gabriel Thomas (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Tidal turbines encounter a range of unsteady flow conditions, some of which may induce severe load fluctuations. A rotor blade can experience stall delay, load hysteresis and dynamic stall. This thesis addresses the need ...

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