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The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.
It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.
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Improving solar gain control strategies in residential buildings located in a hot climate (Tripoli-Libya) (Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2016-04)A large number of recently-built residential buildings in Libya provide a poor quality indoor environment or require a huge amount of energy to run the air conditioning, therefore influencing the thermal comfort, energy ...
(Heriot-Watt University School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2016-04)In this thesis we apply the vertex operator approach of Jimbo and Miwa to higher spin Heisenberg chains with the aim of computing the form-factors of these quantum integrable models. The work is motivated by the relation ...
Weather responsive internal roof shading systems for existing long-span glazed roof over large naturally ventilated and air-conditioned pedestrian concourses in the tropics (Heriot-Watt University School of the Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2016-01)This research aims are to optimize weather responsive internal roof shading design systems and to recommend some design principles and guidelines for internal roof shading systems. Such systems would then provide a better ...
Modification of a sulphated zirconia catalyst using calcium carbide for conversion of plastic waste into non-aromatic liquid hydrocarbons (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2016-03)Plastic consumption has increased 8% annually since the 1950 reaching an estimated 300 million tonnes in 2014, where more than 50% was discarded after single-use. Many recycling methods have been proposed to manage this ...
An investigation into a self-regulated approach to repeated sprint exercise in elite youth association football players (Heriot-Watt University Life Sciences, 2016-05)Recent studies have applied an individualised approach to repeated sprint exercise (RSE), whereby participants are given the freedom to self-determine inter-interval recovery periods based on individual perceptions of ...