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This collection includes a subset of theses submitted by graduates of the University of Waterloo as a partial requirement of a degree program at the Master's or PhD level. It includes all electronically submitted theses. (Electronic submission was optional from 1996 through 2006. Electronic submission became the default submission format in October 2006.)

This collection also includes a subset of UW theses that were scanned through the Theses Canada program. (The subset includes UW PhD theses from 1998 - 2002.)

Recent Submissions

  • Effect of Manganese (Mn) Content and Homogenization Treatment on Hot Deformation of AA3xxx Aluminum Alloys 

    Mir Miri, Reza (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    In the current study the effect of Mn content and homogenization heat treatment on the hot deformation behavior of AA3XXX aluminum alloy was investigated. Three Mn contents of 0.05, 0.29 and 1.04 wt.% were considered. These ...
  • Modeling and Characterization of Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Electrodes 

    Farkhondeh Borazjani, Mohammad (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    A detailed understanding of lithiation/delithiation dynamics of battery active materials is crucial both for optimizing the existing technologies and for developing new materials. Among all, LiFePO4 (LFP) has been subject ...
  • Low Cost Thermal Imaging System for Welding Applications 

    Gobbi, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    A significant component of welding research is devoted to studying the relationship between welding parameters and material properties. The fundamental link between process parameters and material properties is established ...
  • Using Self-Affirmation to Persuade Male Engineers to Respect Female Engineers 

    Litt, Amrit, Kaur (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    Women are underrepresented in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM). Due to negative stereotypes, females in these fields are often treated with less respect from their male peers. In this study, we compared a ...

    Cheung, Alan (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    Two extensions of a geometry are compatible with each other if they have a common extension. If the given extensions are elementary, their compatibility can be intrinsically described in terms of their corresponding linear ...
  • A Study of Mechanical Systems in Canadian High-rise Multi-unit Residential Buildings 

    McNamara, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    Mechanical systems providing indoor environmental control and domestic hot water functions generally represent the largest consumer of energy in Canadian high-rise multi-unit residential buildings. Many different systems ...
  • The Characterization of Graphene Paper for Flexible Electronics Application 

    Karimi, Kamyar (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    Graphene has been gaining attention mainly because of its exceptional electrical and mechanical properties. Mono layer graphene with its planar hexagonal lattice structure is transparent and flexible. Together with its ...
  • Critical Tools: Using Technology to Augment the Process of Literary Analysis 

    Bradley, Adam (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    When it comes to the arts and sciences, Northrop Frye argues that “it is clear that the arts do not stabilize the subject in the same way that science does. . . The stabilizing subject of science is usually identified ...
  • Tabular Abstraction, Editing, and Formatting 

    Wang, Xinxin (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    This dissertation investigates the composition of high-quality tables with the use of electronic tools. A generic model is designed to support the different stages of tabular composition, including the editing of logical ...
  • A. Schopenhauer and F. Dostoevsky: Some Philosophical and Literary Parallels 

    Minin, Oleg (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-29)
    This thesis juxtaposes the philosophical theories of Arthur Schopenhauer with themes and characters in Fyodor Dostoevsky's major fictional works of the middle post-Siberian period (1863-1871). Of particular interest is the ...
  • The computational power of many-body systems 

    Webb, Zachary (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Many-body systems are well known throughout physics to be hard problems to exactly solve, but much of this is folklore resulting from the lack of an analytic solution to these systems. This thesis attempts to classify the ...
  • In vitro test of a potential hypoxic radiosensitizer 

    Mei, Yaowen (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Oxygen has long been known as a potent radiosensitizer that can enhance the cell killing effects in aerobic cells, while pruned vasculatures and lack of oxygen in the microenvironment of tumor can cause resistance to ...
  • The Electronic Structures of Cobalt-containing Diatomic Molecules 

    Yao, Jingfei (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Theoretical investigations of the electronic structures of several metal-containing diatomic species (i.e., Co2+, Co+•RG (RG=He, Ar, Kr), Au+Ar, and Ag+Ar) have been conducted. In this study, two categories of methods have ...
  • Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Dielectric Elastomer based Ambulatory Active Compression Device 

    Edher, Hamza (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Various vascular disorders such as deep vein thrombosis and edema have been associated with the pooling of venous blood in the lower limbs due to extended periods of immobility. Prophylaxis against peripheral vascular ...
  • Understanding and Efficiently Servicing HTTP Streaming Video Workloads 

    Summers, Jim (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Live and on-demand video streaming has emerged as the most popular application for the Internet. One reason for this success is the pragmatic decision to use HTTP to deliver video content. However, while all web servers ...
  • Towards a Better Understanding of the Na-O2 Battery System 

    Fernandes, Russel (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    The electrification of transportation requires cost-effective energy storage systems with high energy densities. Aprotic sodium-oxygen batteries offer great promise for advanced energy storage as these batteries possess ...
  • Learning to Estimate Sea Ice Concentration from SAR Imagery 

    Wang, Lei (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Through the growing interest in the Arctic for shipping, mining and climate research, large-scale high quality ice concentration is of great interest. Due to the unavailability of suitable ice concentration estimation ...
  • Housing Urbanism_Living With Neighbours 

    Wang, Meng (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    My thesis explores how new social relationships can be reinforced by architectural spaces in residential projects in today’s complex, cross-cultural, political, and economic urban conditions. In Toronto, some newer types ...
  • Flume Construction and RFID Tracking Techniques for Fluvial Sediment Transport Studies 

    Hufnagel, John (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Sediment transport studies incorporating radio frequency identification (RFID) tracers are becoming a key component in understanding sediment transport dynamics due to the data they provide on spatial and temporal variability. ...
  • Physicochemical and Vegetative Responses of Prairie Wetlands to Local Land Covers 

    Kraft, Adam (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-28)
    Effective environmental monitoring and biological assessment initiatives require knowledge of the spatial and temporal scales at which human activities most strongly influence ecosystem conditions. I compared the environmental ...

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