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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

The selection of circuit breaker design concepts utilising a Knowledge Based Systems approach

Griffin, Richard Thomas January 1990 (has links)
No description available.

Two-dimensional analysis of turbine blades and nozzles

Nichols, James Franklin 12 1900 (has links)
No description available.

Segmentation of textured images

Li, Zhongqiang January 1991 (has links)
This study is dedicated to the problem of segmenting monochrome images into distinct homogeneous regions by texture properties. The principle of the approaches to texture segmentation adopted in this thesis is mapping a textured image into a grey level image so that conventional segmentation techniques by intensity can be applied. Three novel approaches to texture segmentation have been developed in this thesis. They are called the Local Feature Statistics Approach (LFS), the Local Spectral Mapping Approach (LSM) and the Multichannel Spatial Filtering Approach (MSF). In the LFS approach, a multiresolution scheme for extracting texture features is introduced. This scheme produces features which can describe texture characteristics at different resolution levels. The gradient vector at each resolution level is used as the local texture feature. Based on the population statistics of gradient magnitude and direction in a local observation window, two novel texture measures, named as the Linear Gradient Magnitude Enhancement Measure (LGME) and the Linear Gradient Direction Enhancement Measure (LGDE), are developed to enhance different texture characteristics. In the LSM approach, the new scheme for the extraction of local texture features is based on performing transformations on the power spectra of local regions. The power spectrum of a local region is divided into a number of rings or wedges, and local spectral vectors are formed by summing the energy in these rings or wedges as vector elements. Two new texture measures, named as the Linear Radial Feature Enhancement Measure (LRFE) and the Linear Angular Feature Enhancement Measure (LAFE), are developed to highlight different texture characteristics. The MSF approach is based on the Multichannel Spatial Filtering Model (MSFM) for the human visual cortex. It is assumed in this approach that a texture can be characterised by its principal spatial frequency components, and that these components can be captured by a number of narrowband spatial filters. A new class of filters, called the Gaussian-Smoothed Fan (GSF) filters, is developed to perform channel filtering operations. The passband characteristic of these GSF filters is flatter than that of the Gabor filters, thus their bandwidths are inherently better defined. Computational algorithms based on these three new approaches are implemented and applied to a set of textured images. Good segmentation results are obtained, with more than 92% of the pixel population of each of the test images (derived from Brodatzs texture album) being correctly classified by all the three approaches. By comparison, the newly-developed GSF filters used in the MSF approach have an important advantage over the Gabor filters in that they can produce better defined boundaries between texture regions.

Numerical Investigation of Gas-Particle Supersonic Flow

Samel, Mihir A 01 January 2011 (has links) (PDF)
No description available.

Signals as Symbols: Applying Normalization of Deviance to Improve User-Centered Design

Vanschaik, Amy 01 January 2021 (has links) (PDF)
Mistakes can happen in the process of designing and developing interactive digital projects. Sometimes these mistakes negatively impact users' perception and trust of digital interfaces. This research applies the concept of normalization of deviance to identify potential missed opportunities in user-centered design data within the context of a website redesign. By doing this I explore how through observing accidental deviant behaviors or processes we can identify ways to improve the usability and user experience of digital environments. I review the concepts of normalized deviant behavior as addressed by Diane Vaughan in the field of engineering and identify a process for applying this against a user research study. This process is explored through a re-analysis of user data collected from the redesign of a library catalog interface. My work focuses on identifying missed and weak signals in the research process. By noting these overlooked signals, I argue for improving the digital design process through implementing extra checks for normalized deviant behavior.

Investigation into the requirements for an integrated computer-aided engineering environment

Blake, Anthony V 05 August 2016 (has links)
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of requirements for the degree of Master of Science. Johannesburg, 1991. / Integration of islands of computer Assisted Functions is becoming increasingly important in many organisations and is being driven by the need for Data Sharing and the reduction in Duplication of Effort in order to achieve an Increasingly competitive edge. Technology is increasingly providing the means of taking the "intagrated Organisation" out of the realms of an "idealistic dream World" into the harsh environment of Reality. [Abbreviated Abstract. Open document to view full version]

Infrared measurement and analytical prediction of the transient temperature distribution on computer boards

Sheffield, Randolph Joseph 08 1900 (has links)
No description available.

Towards the development of a CAE facility for integrated control systems analysis and design

Robertson, Stuart Sinclair January 2000 (has links)
No description available.

Development of CAE system for switched motor drive systems /

Bedingfield, Ralph Andrew, January 1991 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991. / Vita. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-59). Also available via the Internet.

A dynamic behavior modeler for future inclusion into a multi-tasking motion planning system for material handling in construction /

Dal, Taylan, January 1991 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991. / Vita. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 213-217). Also available via the Internet.

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