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Development, Analysis and Testing of Innovative Mechanical Prestressing Anchors for CFRP Plates for Structural Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)This thesis presents the development, analysis and experimental investigation of three innovative, easy-to-install, low cost, epoxy-free, mechanical, friction-based, compact, high-strength, prestressing anchors for carbon ...
(University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)Isolated microgrids have been shown to be a reliable and efficient solution to provide energy to remote communities. From the primary control perspective, due to the low system inertia and fast changes in the output power ...
(University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)Seismic fragility analysis has been widely used to evaluate seismic capacities of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) in nuclear power plants. In the seismic fragility analysis, a single ground motion parameter ...
(University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)Empirical likelihood and the bootstrap play influential roles in contemporary statistics. This thesis studies two distinct statistical inference problems, referred to as Part I and Part II, related to the empirical ...
Development, Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization of a Novel Inland Desalination with Zero Liquid Discharge for Brackish Groundwaters (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-18)Groundwater is considered the major source of domestic water supply in many countries worldwide. In the absence of surface water supplies, the use of groundwater for domestic, agricultural, and even for industrial purposes ...