• Global solar radiation prediction using artificial neural network models for New Zealand 

    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 ...
  • Experimental evaluation of low concentration collectors for façade applications 

    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 ...
  • Condensation in glazed flat plate solar collectors 

    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 ...
  • Mathematical modeling of a solar powered humidification dehumidification desalination prototype 

    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 ...
  • Multiculturalism and tax compliance of business entrepreneurs 

    Yong, S; Hulst, G (Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), 2014)
    Due to changes in immigration rules and globalisation, most developed countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are becoming more multi-cultural. The consequence ...
  • Accounting and tax compliance behaviours of ethnic and indigenous entrepreneurs: a New Zealand perspective 

    Yong, S (Schulich School of Business, 2014)
    The influx of immigrants in most developed nations within the English speaking world has resulted in culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United ...
  • The impact of traffic type and node mobility on an 802.16 mobile WiMAX for varying network sizes: a simulation study 

    Byeon, JK; Sarkar, NI; Gutierrez, J (IGI Global, 2014)
    While WiMAX handoff characteristics and quality of service (QoS) provisioning have been explored by many network researchers, the effect of traffic type, node mobility and network size on WiMAX has not been fully explored ...
  • 3-D knit transformations 

    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, ...
  • Do good starts make good finishes? The case of CEO pay 

    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 ...
  • Vertical axis wind turbines - are we any better informed? 

    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 ...
  • Synthetic Minority Over-sampling TEchnique (SMOTE) for predicting software build outcomes 

    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 ...
  • Intranasal Fentanyl is an effective first line analgesia for pain management in the Children's Emergency Department 

    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 ...
  • Revisiting the 'teachers' gaze': have we changed how we 'see' gender in early childhood education? 

    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 ...
  • Parameter sizing for fluid power circuits using taguchi methods 

    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 ...
  • Tendering for engineering contracts 

    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 ...
  • The optimal synthesis of mechanisms using harmonic information 

    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 ...
  • Minimum cost polygon overlay with rectangular shape stock panels 

    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 ...
  • The synthesis of five bar path generating mechanisms using genetic algorithms 

    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 ...
  • Pole shape optimization using a tabu search scheme 

    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 ...
  • The kinematic synthesis of path generating mechanisms using genetic algorithms 

    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 ...