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Geomechanics of Fluid Injection in Geological Reservoirs
(University of Waterloo, 20150827)Numerous petroleum engineering, mining, and enhanced geothermal energy operations involve cyclic injection of fluids into geological formations. Geomechanics of injection operations in weakly consolidated or unconsolidated ... 
GeomechanicsReservoir Modeling by Displacement DiscontinuityFinite Element Method
(University of Waterloo, 20080729)There are two big challenges which restrict the extensive application of fully coupled geomechanicsreservoir modeling. The first challenge is computational effort. Consider a 3D simulation combining pressure and heat ... 
A Geometric Approach to Pattern Matching in Polyphonic Music
(University of Waterloo, 2005)The music pattern matching problem involves finding matches of a small fragment of music called the "pattern" into a larger body of music called the "score". We represent music as a series of horizontal line segments in ... 
Geometric Approximation Algorithms in the Online and Data Stream Models
(University of Waterloo, 20081023)The online and data stream models of computation have recently attracted considerable research attention due to many realworld applications in various areas such as data mining, machine learning, distributed computing, ... 
A Geometric BSpline Over the Triangular Domain
(University of Waterloo, 2003)For modelling curves, Bsplines [3] are among the most versatile control schemes. However, scaling this technique to surface patches has proven to be a nontrivial endeavor. While a suitable scheme exists for rectangular ... 
Geometric Online Ray Searching Under Probability of Placement Scenarios
(University of Waterloo, 20100928)Online computation is a model for formulating decision making under uncertainty. In an online problem, the algorithm does not know the entire input from the beginning; the input is revealed in a sequence of steps. At each ... 
Geometric Optimization of Solar Concentrating Collectors using QuasiMonte Carlo Simulation
(University of Waterloo, 20101001)This thesis is a study of the geometric design of solar concentrating collectors. In this work, a numerical optimization methodology was developed and applied to various problems in linear solar concentrator design, in ... 
Geometric Ramifications of the Lovász Theta Function and Their Interplay with Duality
(University of Waterloo, 20130830)The Lovasz theta function and the associated convex sets known as theta bodies are fundamental objects in combinatorial and semidefinite optimization. They are accompanied by a rich duality theory and deep connections ... 
Geometry and Anchoring Effects on Elliptic Cylinder Domains of Nematic Phases
(University of Waterloo, 20140120)Compounds which exhibit liquid crystal phases have been widely used in display technology. The majority of display applications utilize the nematic liquid crystal phase, which is a liquidlike phase which has partial ... 
Geometry of convex sets arising from hyperbolic polynomials
(University of Waterloo, 20080909)This thesis focuses on convex sets and convex cones defined using hyperbolic polynomials. We first review some of the theory of convex sets in $\R^d$ in general. We then review some classical algebraic theorems concerning ... 
Geometry of Quantum States from Symmetric Informationally Complete Probabilities
(University of Waterloo, 20130806)It is usually taken for granted that the natural mathematical framework for quantum mechanics is the theory of Hilbert spaces, where pure states of a quantum system correspond to complex vectors of unit length. These vectors ... 
Geometrybased Constraint Generation for Largescale Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
(University of Waterloo, 20191217)IntensityModulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is a high precision radiotherapy with many beams that have different intensities to accurately irradiate a tumor/cancerous cells considering minimization of the dose to surrounding ... 
Geophysical Methods for Detecting Permafrost Discontinuities
(University of Waterloo, 20210304)Global climate change has sparked various concerns over the future of the Arctic. One of the major concerns around the environmental and ecological health of the Arctic is directly related to the deterioration of the ... 
Georgian Britishness: How "Britishness" was Defined During the Reigns of the First Three Hanoverian Kings (17141820)
(University of Waterloo, 20151027)This thesis explores the development of “Britishness” or a British identity during the “long” eighteenth century in Great Britain during the reigns of the first three Hanoverian kings, also known as the “Georgian Kings”, ... 
Geotechnics and hydrology of landslides in Thompson River Valley, near Ashcroft, British Columbia
(University of Waterloo, 20080821)Landslides in Pleistocene sediments along the Thompson River, south of Ashcroft, British Columbia have been known since before the Canadian Pacific (CP) railway was built through the valley in the 1880s. The Canadian ... 
GerberShiu analysis in some dependent Sparre Andersen risk models
(University of Waterloo, 20100811)In this thesis, we consider a generalization of the classical GerberShiu function in various risk models. The generalization involves introduction of two new variables in the original penalty function including the surplus ... 
German as a foreign language: Fostering intercultural and symbolic competence in integration courses in Germany
(University of Waterloo, 20190909)In the globalized 21st century, frequently rising international and intercultural encounters, mass migrations, and growing displacements happen to increase the necessity of intercultural language teaching, especially in ... 
GermanCanadian identity negotiation. A comparitive study about ‚Selbst(er)findung‘ in Margaret Atwood’s "Cat's Eye" (1988) and Felicitas Hoppe’s "Hoppe" (2012)
(University of Waterloo, 20160831)This thesis examines the identity construction, or rather negotiation, of the protagonists of the novels „Cat’s Eye“ (1988) by Margaret Atwood and „Hoppe“ (2012) by Felicitas Hoppe, who are both prizewinning authors of ... 
Germanisms in the Upper Silesian ethnolect in Poland: Commodification and Revitalization Germanismen im oberschlesischen Ethnolekt in Polen: Kommodifizierung und Revitalisierung
(University of Waterloo, 20230630)In this thesis, I examine how commodification of the Upper Silesian ethnolect may contribute to the revitalization of the ethnolect. This project focuses specifically on the Germanisms, which are German loanwords in the ... 
Germans and German Brazilians: Discourses of Authenticity in Blumenau
(University of Waterloo, 20180831)Between 1820 and 1940, more than 200,000 Germanspeaking Europeans emigrated to Brazil. One of the most famous German settlements to this day is Blumenau in the state of Santa Catarina. This thesis examines how and why ...