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A NEW PUNCHING SHEAR STRENGTHENING TECHNIQUE FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS AT INTERIOR SLAB-COLUMN CONNECTIONS
(University of Waterloo, 2016-10-27)
In certain situations the punching strength of a connection may become inadequate after construction due to changes of connection geometry from drilling or coring, or from changes of building use, or construction and ...
Investigating the Influences of Tree Coverage and Road Network Density on Property Crime: A Case Study in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(University of Waterloo, 2016-05-18)
With the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), crime mapping becomes an effective approach to investigate the spatial pattern of crime in a defined area. Understanding the relationship between crime and its ...
A Socio-Psychological Approach to the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma
(University of Waterloo, 2016-10-25)
Affect Control Theory (ACT), as a model of human interaction, attempts to capture a part of the human psyche that tends to go overlooked in the study of Artificial Intelligence: the role of emotion in decision making. It ...
Socioeconomic metabolism of Biomass in Jamaica in the Context of Trade and National Food Security: A time series biophysical analysis (1961-2013).
(University of Waterloo, 2016-11-29)
This thesis presents a novel study on the historical evolution of socioeconomic metabolism of biomass in Jamaica in the context of trade and national food security. The goal of this study was to provide empirical insight ...
Microfluidic-Based Synthesis of Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer Hydrogel for Enhanced Properties
(University of Waterloo, 2016-08-31)
Hydrogels are commonly used in drug delivery1–3, water treatment for heavy-metal removal4, tissue engineering5, and hygienic products, and as a plugging agent for enhanced oil recovery6. In recent years, a number of chemical ...
The Unique Influence of Executive Functioning and Grit on Goal-Oriented Behaviours
(University of Waterloo, 2016-08-25)
Within the social psychology literature, four different behaviours have been highlighted as playing a particularly salient role in goal-motivation: promotion, prevention, locomotion, and assessment. Personality traits and ...
On The Density of Binary Matroids Without a Given Minor
(University of Waterloo, 2016-12-21)
This thesis is motivated by the following question: how many elements can a simple binary matroid with no $\PG(t,2)$-minor have? This is a natural analogue of questions asked about the density of graphs in minor-closed ...
The Ojibwa: 1640-1840 Two Centuries of Change from Sault Ste. Marie to Coldwater-Narrows
(University of Waterloo, 2016-09-15)
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Decreasing Graphene Contact Resistance by Increasing Edge Contact Length
(University of Waterloo, 2016-05-12)
Graphene is a two dimensional material which has combination of unique mechanical, electrical and optical properties. Due to the unique properties of graphene, it has potential for several applications such as radio frequency ...
Bicultural Identity Integration at Work: Effects of Identity Conflict on Role Conflict Perceptions and Exhaustion
(University of Waterloo, 2016-05-20)
Identifying with more than one culture has been found to confer numerous benefits, including greater psychological and emotional well-being. However, it is not clear how bicultural identity integration (BII; defined as ...