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Development of a new integrated sustainability assessment model for energy systems
This thesis presents a novel and comprehensive sustainability assessment model for energy systems. The model features an integrated approach and encompasses various multi-disciplinary areas of study, which influence energy ...
Localization of a robotic crawler for CANDU fuel channel inspection
This thesis discusses the design and development of a pipe crawling robot for the purpose of CANDU fuel channel inspection. The pipe crawling robot shall be capable of deploying the existing CIGAR (Channel Inspection and ...
Development of an autonomous radiation mapping robot
The development of an autonomous robotic platform for generating radiation maps is presented. An integrated autonomous exploration algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm, and the ability to accurately localize ...
Development of multi-wheel drivetrain control system for future electric combat vehicle
In modern times, electric vehicle and autonomous driving control technology have been rapidly evolving for use in civilian passenger vehicles. They bring forth many benefits in improved mobility, cost savings and life-preserving ...
Fault tolerant control of active trailer steering systems for multi-trailer articulated heavy vehicles
Faults in a controlled plant often deteriorate the system performance. In severe cases, faults pose a risk of component damage, plant shutdown or even personnel safety. Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) aims at preventing the ...
Design of active trailer steering systems for long combination vehicles using robust control techniques
The exponential growth in freightage and the ever-increasing traffic congestion has aided Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) to emerge as an economical and pragmatic solution for freight transport compared to single unit ...
Nonlinear vibration analysis of viscoelastic plates with fractional damping
Fractional calculus has the history as long as the classical calculus, but up to recent years, less attention has been paid to this method due to its complexity and difficulties in dealing with fractional derivatives and ...
Analysis and feasibility of an evaporative cooling system with sessile droplet evaporation to provide cooling for microprocessors
The study investigates the cooling requirements for the Intel Xenon Processor and the Intel Core i7-900 Processor using diffusion based evaporation of sessile droplets. An analytical model is developed to determine the ...
A reliability-aware framework for service-based software development
It is becoming common to see software applications taking advantage of web services available publicly to meet their needs, rather than developing an in-house solution. This introduces the problem where failures can occur ...
Letters to a young engineer. Fourth edition, 2017
(University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2017)