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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Microgravity measurement in space using imaging techniques. 

    Steedman, Mark John (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1996-09)
    The proposal is made that very small changes in gravitational field could be detected by monitoring a cell of heated fluid. Variations in gravity would be observed by their effect on the convection in the fluid cell. It ...
  • The synthesis of artificial neural networks using single string evolutionary techniques. 

    Macleod, Christopher (The Robert Gordon University School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 1999)
    The research presented in this thesis is concerned with optimising the structure of Artificial Neural Networks. These techniques are based on computer modelling of biological evolution or foetal development. They are ...
  • Using evolutionary artificial neural networks to design hierarchical animat nervous systems. 

    McMinn, David (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2001-12)
    The research presented in this thesis examines the area of control systems for robots or animats (animal-like robots). Existing systems have problems in that they require a great deal of manual design or are limited to ...
  • Complexity management for video encoders. 

    Zhao, Yafan (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2004-03)
    Software implementation of block-based video coding standards has been used in a wide range of applications. In many cases, such as real-time multimedia systems or power-constrained systems, the coding performance of ...
  • Catalytic membrane reactors for synthesis gas production from natural gas via partial oxidation. 

    Olsen, Susanne Kelly (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2004-05)
    Natural gas obtained during the extraction of liquid hydrocarbons is often undesired due to the lack of infrastructure to transport the natural gas to an onshore location. As a result the natural gas is often flared ...
  • The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. 

    Drummond, Gordon (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2004-11)
    Recent legislation, LOLER, removed the compulsion of periodical proof testing of lifting equipment to ascertain its "fitness for purpose". It has become the responsibility of a competent person to assess equipment's fitness ...
  • The evolution of modular artificial neural networks 

    Muthuraman, Sethuraman (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2005)
    This thesis describes a novel approach to the evolution of Modular Artificial Neural Networks. Standard Evolutionary Algorithms, used in this application include: Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Strategies, Evolutionary ...
  • Using orthogonal arrays to train artificial neural networks. 

    Viswanathan, Alagappan (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2005-10)
    The thesis outlines the use of Orthogonal Arrays for the training of Artificial Neural Networks. Such arrays are popularly used in system optimisation and are known as Taguchi Methods. The chief advantage of the method is ...
  • Real time evolutionary algorithms in robotic neural control systems. 

    Jagadeesan, Ananda Prasanna (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2006)
    This thesis describes the use of a Real-Time Evolutionary Algorithm (RTEA) to optimise an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) on-line (in this context “on-line” means while it is in use). Traditionally, Evolutionary Algorithms ...
  • A sensory system for robots using evolutionary artificial neural networks. 

    Reddipogu, Ann (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering., 2006-08)
    The thesis presents the research involved with developing an Intelligent Vision System for an animat that can analyse a visual scene in uncontrolled environments. Inspiration was drawn both from Biological Visual Systems ...
  • The functionality of spatial and time domain artificial neural models 

    Capanni, Niccolo Francesco (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2006-08)
    This thesis investigates the functionality of the units used in connectionist Artificial Intelligence systems. Artificial Neural Networks form the foundation of the research and their units, Artificial Neurons, are first ...