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  • Accurate AVO modelling and reservoir characterisation of the upper cretaceous deepwater reservoirs in the Vøring Basin. 

    Chalmers, Bruce John (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-09-01)
    CHALMERS, B. 2017. Accurate AVO modelling and reservoir characterisation of the upper cretaceous deepwater reservoirs in the Vøring Basin. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    In an exploration setting, reservoir characterisation is concerned with the identification of fluids and lithology. Seismic interpreters seek to distinguish hydrocarbons from brine and sand from shale. Amplitude vs offset ...
  • 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 ...
  • The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines. 

    Turner, Naomi (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-04)
    For the tidal current power industry to progress, simple models for predicting the performance of tidal current turbines are needed. Currently the aerodynamic models developed for wind turbines are typically used to predict ...
  • The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. 

    Owen, Alan (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-05)
    The costs of installing tidal energy technology are high, requiring expensive vessels to drill sockets in the sea bed or to handle gravity based structures of substantial mass, and this impacts on the commercial viability ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. 

    Tchambak, Eric (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-09-01)
    TCHAMBAK, E.N. 2014. Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis presents results of a successful simulation study using CO2-EOR technique to enable production from an offshore heavy oil field, named here as Omega, which is located offshore West Africa at a water depth around ...
  • 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 ...
  • Complexity management of H.264/AVC video compression. 

    Kannangara, Chaminda Sampath (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2006-10)
    The H. 264/AVC video coding standard offers significantly improved compression efficiency and flexibility compared to previous standards. However, the high computational complexity of H. 264/AVC is a problem for codecs ...
  • Composite inorganic membranes for hydrogen reaction, separation and purification. 

    El-Zarouk, Khaled Mohamed (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-01)
    Silica-alumina composite membranes for hydrogen separation and high temperature chemical reactions were prepared using both conventional and modified dip-coating techniques. These were deposited on commercially available ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. 

    Tebowei, Roland (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    TEBOWEI, R. 2016. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids in multiphase pipelines could be severely hindered by particulate solids deposit such as produced sand particles which accompany hydrocarbon production. Knowledge of ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. 

    Islam, Sheikh Zahidul (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-04)
    Modern technological advancements in our lifestyle have caused a significant increase in the consumption of energy. With this growing demand, people are more concerned about the rational use of existing limited energy ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. 

    Iyalla, Ibiyekariwaripiribo (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-10-01)
    IYALLA, I. 2017. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Subsea pipelines are subjected to wave and steady current loads which cause pipeline stability problems. Current knowledge and understanding on the pipeline on-bottom stability is based on the research programmes from the ...
  • A computational model of visual attention. 

    Chilukamari, Jayachandra (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-02-01)
    CHILUKAMARI, J. 2017. A computational model of visual attention. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Visual attention is a process by which the Human Visual System (HVS) selects most important information from a scene. Visual attention models are computational or mathematical models developed to predict this information. ...
  • 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 contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. 

    Fowler, Ailsa Mhairi (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2011-04)
    Energy needs in the UK are currently met primarily through the use of finite resources, such as oil, coal and gas. The use of these fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need for a more ...
  • Control of surface interactions with ultra-violet/ozone modification at polystyrene surface. 

    Liang, He (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-01)
    Surface interactions and reactivity are of critical importance in current biomedical technologies, for example, satisfactory cell attachment and long term viability are essential for optimal in vitro tissue culture and for ...
  • A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. 

    Osu, Victor Richard (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2017-04-01)
    OSU, V.R. 2017. A critical evaluation of the prospects for a transition towards ocean based renewable energy development in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The move towards addressing two pertinent energy challenges that is access to electricity and climate change has seen the transition towards sustainable forms of energy including Ocean Based Renewable Energy (OBRE). However, ...
  • Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Adegbotolu, Urenna V. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    ADEGBOTOLU, U.V. 2016. Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Spent oil based drilling fluid and cutting wastes are global liabilities due to their hazardous hydrocarbon content which impacts negatively on flora, fauna, and global carbon footprint. The formulation of two demulsifiers ...
  • Design and real-time process optimisation of steam assisted gravity drainage for improved heavy oil recovery. 

    Bali, Amol Bhagwan (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Engineering, 2013-07)
    BALI, A.B. 2013. Design and real-time process optimisation of steam assisted gravity drainage for improved heavy oil recovery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    “Introduction to the Canadian Oil Sands”, “Canada’s Oil Sand Industry: An Overview”, “Heavy Oil Technologies”, and so many other topics about heavy oil have become the hotcakes in the oil industry. A number of new projects ...
  • Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. 

    Adams, Morgan (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-05-01)
    ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable ...