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  • Properties of a high-current discharge in alkali-metal-seeded rare gases. 

    Ellington, Henry I. (Aberdeen University Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology. School of Physics, 1969-04-01)
    ELLINGTON, H.I. 1969. Properties of a high-current discharge in alkali-metal-seeded rare gases. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    This thesis is an account of a detailed investigation of the properties of a recently-discovered gas discharge - a discharge that operates at a few volts or tens of volts, and which carries a current of the order of amps ...
  • An investigation of eddy diffusivities of momentum and heat in circular pipes. 

    Cheong-Ki, Chan (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1981-07)
    The theoretical analysis of the present work was based on a thermodynamic approach, using the method of inference. An analysis was made to find the macroscopic turbulence transport properties from the description of ...
  • Adaptive control of communication networks using learning automata. 

    Chrystall, Michael S. (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1982-03)
    This research investigates communications network routing procedures, based on distributed learning automata concepts for circuit and packet switched networks. For this application, the learning automaton is shown to ...
  • Computer aids for the design of large scale integrated circuits. 

    Swan, George Baxter (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1983-12)
    The work described in this thesis is concerned with the development of CADIC (Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits), a suite of computer programs which allows the user to design integrated circuit layouts at the ...
  • The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). 

    Leifer, David Mark (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, 1984-06-30)
    LEIFER, D.M. 1984. The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    It is argued that a significant feature which acts as a disincentive against the adoption of CAAD systems by small private architectural practices, is the awkwardness of communicating with computers when compared with ...
  • Flow induced acoustic resonances in heat exchangers. 

    Rae, George J. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1986-03)
    This thesis describes an investigation into the acoustic phenomenon in in-line tubular heat exchangers subjected to cross flow. The flow through such a heat exchanger can result in the production of very high noise ...
  • Partial discharge measurements in high voltage motors. 

    Buchan, John G. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1987-09)
    The work presented in this thesis is concerned with the development of an on-line technique for detecting and locating partial discharges in the stator winding of a high voltage electrical machine. This technique forms ...
  • The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. 

    Elder, Stewart (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1992-03)
    The aim of this work is to investigate the possibility of detecting faults in a 3 phase Induction motor by monitoring and analysing the transient line current waveform during the starting period. This is a particularly ...
  • An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture. 

    Watson, Allan (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design. Gray's School of Art, 1992-05-01)
    WATSON, A. 1992. An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture.
    This research is concerned with the utilization of chance as a stimulus to encourage experiment and discovery in sculpture. The aims of this research project were: to examine the role of chance within the creative process ...
  • Research procedures/methology for artists & designers. 

    Gray, Carole; Malins, Julian Paul (Centre for Research in Art & Design, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University. http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/subj/ats/Research-VisualizingResearch/publications.htm, 1993)
    GRAY, C. and MALINS, J., 1993. Research procedures/methodology for artists & designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This paper attempts to put into context the issues which surround the endeavours of researchers working in the field of Art and Design, in particular the philosophy and context of research procedures / methodologies. ...
  • The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions. 

    Malins, Julian Paul (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1993-05)
    The ceramic glazing techniques of vapour glazing, reduction lustre, Raku and fuming all require specialised firing conditions with the use of potentially hazardous kiln atmospheres and specialist kiln designs for their ...
  • The management of aircraft passenger survival in fire. 

    Trimble, E. J. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1993-05)
    This study examines the main problems associated with passenger survival and evacuation in survivable aircraft fire situations under current regulatory safety requirements and assesses current and alternative strategies ...
  • An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. 

    Mok, Soon H. (Robert Gordon University School of Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, 1994-07)
    MOK, S.H. 1994. An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Mud pumps used on offshore installations for drilling operations have been known to experience unpredictable breakdowns, including during critical stages of drilling. The fluid end has been identified as requiring more ...
  • Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. 

    Gray, Carole; Douglas, Anne; Leake, Irene; Malins, Julian Paul (The Centre for Research in Art & Design, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University., 1995)
    GRAY, C., DOUGLAS, A., LEAKE, I., MALINS, J., 1995. Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This paper builds on our earlier research concerned with describing a contextual framework for the development of ‘artistic research procedures’1, 2, and attempts to move forward from this somewhat philosophical stage ...
  • Refinement in response to validation. 

    Craw, Susan; Sleeman, D. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0957-4174(94)E0025-P, 1995-07)
    CRAW, S. and SLEEMAN, D., 1995. Refinement in response to validation. Expert Systems with Applications, 8 (3), pp. 343-349
    Knowledge-based systems (KBSs) are being applied in ever increasing numbers. In parallel with the development of knowledge acquisition tools is the demand for mechanisms to assure their quality, particularly in safety ...
  • Consultant-2: Pre- and post-processing of machine learning applications. 

    Sleeman, D.; Rissakis, M.; Craw, Susan; Graner, N.; Sharma, S. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1995.1035, 1995-07)
    SLEEMAN, D., RISSAKIS, M., CRAW, S., GRANER, N. and SHARMA, S., 1995. Consultant-2: Pre- and post processing of machine learning applications. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 43 (1), pp. 43-63
    The knowledge acquisition bottleneck in the development of large knowledge-based applications has not yet been resolved. One approach which has been advocated is the systematic use of Machine Learning (ML) techniques. ...
  • Refinement complements verification and validation 

    Craw, Susan (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1996.0012, 1996-02)
    CRAW, S., 1996. Refinement complements verification and validation. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 44 (2), pp. 245-256
    Knowledge based systems are being applied in ever increasing numbers. The development of knowledge acquisition tools has eased the “Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck”. More recently there has been a demand for mechanisms ...
  • Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. 

    Allison, Ian K. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0268-4012(95)00059-3, 1996-02)
    ALLISON, I.K., 1996. Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. International Journal of Information Management, 16 (1), pp. 27-38
    In a recent survey amongst senior executives in the UK, using data as a corporate resource was ranked as the second most important information systems management issue. Managers are becoming ever more dependent on information, ...
  • A formalism for describing and simulating systems with interacting components. 

    Corr, Glenn A. (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, 1996-05)
    This thesis addresses the problem of descriptive complexity presented by systems involving a high number of interacting components. It investigates the evaluation measure of performability and its application to such ...
  • Building design team communication: practice and education. 

    Whyte, Andrew (The Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 1996-09)
    This study examined three propositions: - (i) there are problems in the building design team created by difficulties of communication between different professional disciplines, (ii) communication difficulties are primarily ...