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  • Ahmad, A; Anderson, T (Solar 2014 Conference & Expo; 2014)
    In this study, nonlinear autoregressive recurrent neural networks with exogenous input (NARX) were used to predict global solar radiation across New Zealand. Data for nine hourly weather variables recorded across New Zealand ...
  • Enayatollahi, R; Anderson, T; Nates, R (Solar 2014 Conference & Expo; 2014)
    In recent times the issue of fresh water shortages and salinity contamination of existing water sources has become a serious problem in a number of locations around the world. Hence, developing an environmentally friendly ...
  • Anderson, T (Solar 2014 Conference & Expo; 2014)
    Glazed flat plate solar collectors offer a simple and cost effective approach to heating water. However, on clear nights solar collectors can transfer a significant amount of heat to the atmosphere by radiation. In areas ...
  • Piratheepan, M; Anderson, T (Solar 2014 Conference & Expo; 2014)
    In this study two possible configurations for a static low concentration ratio façade integrated concentrator were examined using optical ray tracing; the first incorporating a parabolic reflector and the second using a ...
  • Smith, AE; Kalyanji, J; Fraser, G (School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology; 2014)
    Rapid advances in seamless knitting technology are opening up significant opportunities in the design, production and application of knitted textile preforms. Introduced in the mid 1990’s, seamless machinery enables shaped, ...
  • Cimerova, H (The Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology; 2014)
    We study the effects of job market conditions at the start of future CEOs' careers. We find no evidence of persistent rewards for US public firms' CEOs for starting their career in more successful firms, or for the luck ...
  • Robotham, AJ (New Zealand Wind Energy Association; 2014)
    In the early years of the modern era of the wind turbine, experimental development of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) was underpinned by an incremental improvement of aerodynamic performance prediction methods; the ...
  • Pears, R; Finlay, JA; Connor, AM (Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School; 2014)
    In this research we use a data stream approach to mining data and construct decision Tree models that predict software build outcomes in terms of software metrics that are derived from source code used in the software ...
  • Britnell, S (New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO); 2009)
    Rapid and effective analgesia is important particularly when intravenous (IV) access is unavailable. Children present unique challenges and achieving effective analgesia and this may often be delayed due to staff skill and ...
  • Hogan, V (New Zealand Tertiary College; 2013)
    In 1997, Glenda MacNaughton wrote the paper ‘Feminist praxis and the gaze in the early childhood curriculum’. In her final paragraph, MacNaughton challenged early childhood educators to revisit the ‘gaze’ after twenty ...
  • Connor, AM; Clarkson, PJ; Shahpar, S; Leonard, PJ (Professional Engineering Publishing; 2000)
    This paper describes an optimisation methodology that has been specifically developed for engineering design problems. The methodology is based on a Tabu search (TS) algorithm that has been shown to find high quality ...
  • Connor, AM; Douglas, SS; Gilmartin, MJ (WIT Press; 1995)
    This paper presents a methodology for the synthesis of path generating mechanisms using Genetic Algorithms GAs). GAs are a novel search and optimisation technique inspired by the principles of natural evolution and survival ...
  • Connor, AM; Shea, K (Springer; 2000)
    This paper presents an investigation of two search techniques, tabu search (TS) and simulated annealing (SA), to assess their relative merits when applied to engineering design optimisation. Design optimisation problems ...
  • Connor, AM (Taylor & Francis; 1999)
    This paper describes the application of Taguchi methods [1,2,3] to the parameter sizing stage of fluid power system design. Taguchi methods have become almost synonymous with robust design and are used to design systems ...
  • Connor, AM; Douglas, SS; Gilmartin, MJ (Taylor & Francis; 1998)
    This paper reviews several uses of harmonic information in the synthesis of mechanisms and shows that such information can be put to even greater use in this ®eld. Results are presented for both single and multi-degree of ...
  • Siringoringo, WS; Connor, AM; Clements, N; Alexander, N (Taylor & Francis; 2008)
    Minimum Cost Polygon Overlay (MCPO) is a unique two-dimensional optimization problem that involves the task of covering a polygon shaped area with a series of rectangular shaped panels. This has a number of applications ...
  • Barr, G; Burgess, SG; Connor, AM; Clarkson, PJ (Professional Engineering Publishing; 2000)
    This paper describes a generalised model that embodies the criteria assessed during the tendering process, where if all the pertinent criteria are met, then the risk when submitting the tender is minimised. This provides ...
  • Connor, AM; Tilley, DG (SAGE Publications Ltd.; 1998)
    This paper describes the development of an efficient algorithm for the optimization of fluid power circuits. The algorithm is based around the concepts of Tabu search, where different time-scale memory cycles are used as ...
  • Connor, AM; Douglas, SS; Gilmartin, MJ (IEE/IEEE; 1995)
    This paper presents a methodology for the synthesis of multi-degree of freedom mechanisms using genetic algorithms. A Five-Bar mechanism is a 2-DOF system which requires two inputs to fully describe the output motion. In ...
  • Connor, AM; Leonard, PJ (IEEE; 2000)
    The pole shape optimization of an electromagnet typical of an MRI type application is investigated. We compare the use of different parameterizations of the pole shape and compare the convergence of the optimizations using ...

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