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  • A biomechanical analysis of the trunk and spine during paediatric cerebral palsy gait 

    Kiernan, Damien (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2017)
    Movement pathologies in the lower limbs of children with cerebral palsy are well established in the literature. However, movement pathologies of the upper body, in particular the trunk, are less well defined. Mechanical ...
  • A Bridgman Furnace Front Tracking Model 

    Mooney, Robin Patrick (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2015)
    The Bridgman furnace is widely used in industry and research, mainly because it provides a means to directionally solidify materials in a controlled manner, so that the resulting microstructure, and hence material properties, ...
  • A continuous flow arsenic removal system using solar oxidation 

    O'Farrell, Clare (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2012)
    It is estimated that over 100 million people worldwide are drinking water contaminated with arsenic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set the maximum contaminant level for arsenic at 10μg/l in 1996 as it is not only ...
  • A forward advancing wave expansion method for numerical solution of large-scale sound propagation problems 

    Rolla, Leandro Miguel Barrera (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2007)
    The study of atmospheric somid propagation has become an important subject since noise polhition problems emerged as a highly relevant matter in several areas such as sociology, economics, regulations and standards. Modelling ...
  • A framework for the Efficiency Evaluation of Ireland's Electricity Power System using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) 

    Mullarkey, Shane (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2013)
    The complex modem Electricity Power System (EPS) is the most significant pervasive infrastructure underpinning the social, technological, and economic development of modem economies The context in which modern EPSs operate ...
  • A generalized method for quantification of cognitive radio benefits within wireless systems 

    Marshall, Preston Fairfax (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 2009)
    For most of the history of wireless communications, the primary enabler of enhanced radio communications capability and utility has been continual improvement in the implementing technology and the corresponding ability ...
  • A methodology for assessing the load capacity of cantilevered stone stairs 

    Bashorun, Oluwakemi (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2012)
    Cantilevered stone stairs were widely constructed from the 17th to the 20th century. Thousands of these stairs were built in Ireland and across Europe during this period and they have proven to be very robust. However, the ...
  • A new approach to driving cycle development and its applications 

    Pattison, Timothy (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2013)
    Driving cycles describe the general driving pattern of a vehicle in a road network, and are usually represented by speed-time profiles of equal spacing. They are used to approximate and represent driving conditions as an ...
  • A new technique for vortex methods in computational fluid dynamics 

    Sweeney, Conor (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2002)
    The random vortex method is a Lagrangian technique which involves solving the stream function-vorticity formulation of the Navier-Stokes equations. Discrete vortex particles, which are created at the surface to satisfy ...
  • A practical framework for strategic noise mapping 

    King, Eoin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2008)
    Environmental noise is a major form of pollution and it is estimated that at least one quarter of the population of the EU suffer a reduced quality of life due to exposure to noise. To address the problem the European Union ...
  • A quasi three dimensional numerical model for terrain propagation 

    Bradley, Ronan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 2002)
    Numerical modeling techniques provide a powerful tool for the optimization of modern land mobile radio communications systems. Mathematically, propagation over terrain constitutes a three-dimensional vector field problem ...
  • A semiclassical approach to quantum Brownian motion in Wigner's phase space 

    Cleary, Liam (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 2010)
    In this thesis, the recent semiclassical approach to quantum Brownian motion of Coffey et al. [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 3361 (2007)] is studied in detail. This approach is based on a semiclassical extension of Wigner's ...
  • A socio-technical evaluation of the effectiveness of social housing energy efficient upgrading in Ireland 

    Sinnott, Derek (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2015)
    This dissertation evaluates the results from a multi-level multidisciplinary study on the effect of energy efficient upgrading on social housing. The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan aims to deliver a 20% national ...
  • A stated preference analysis of real time public transport information 

    Caulfield, Brian Owen (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2008)
    This thesis reports the outcomes of a study conducted to ascertain the benefits derived from the use of real-time public transport information. The study focuses upon three areas of individuals preferences in relation to ...
  • A stochastic model of damage accumulation in acrylic bone cement : application to failure modelling of cemented hip replacement 

    Lennon, Alexander Benedict (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2003)
    Acrylic bone cement, used to fixate several forms of orthopaedic joint replacement prosthesis, has a variable fatigue resistance arising mainly from porosity. It is argued that deterministic modelling assumptions of ...
  • A study of heat transfer in forced convective drying with the application of laser-induced fluorescence thermometry 

    Fanning, Eoin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2016)
    Industrial drying is a highly energy-intensive process accounting for up to 25% of energy consumption in some developed countries. While there is a wide range of literature on the topic of drying, the majority of studies ...
  • A study of the heat transfer processes and related flows of a synthetic jet impinging perpendicular to a heated surface 

    McGuinn, Thomas Alan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2011)
    To maintain the development of modern technology and its thermally intensive processes, versatile methods of enhancing localised heat transfer are continually required. This need has resulted in an on-going drive to achieve ...
  • A study of the properties of lime-hemp concrete with pozzolans 

    Walker, Rosanne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2013)
    Lime-hemp concrete is a sustainable building material suitable for certain construction applications. It is a mix of a lime-based binder, hemp and water. Hydraulic lime and cement are often added to the binder to enhance ...
  • A study of the role of oil additives in the failure of ball bearings 

    Brennan, Niall (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2000)
    This thesis examines the influence that extreme pressure oil additives have in the failure of ball bearings. Additives are commonly used in lubricating oils to improve their properties. In recent years some sections of ...
  • A study on hydrodynamics of grit particles in curved open channels using physical and computational modelling 

    Patel, Titiksh (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2007)