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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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(Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2014-11)The number of residential properties at risk from flooding is predicted to rise as a result of the impacts of both climate change and increasing urbanisation. The flooding of residential properties comes with various impacts ...
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2015-05)The human gait is a discriminative feature capable of recognising a person by their unique walking manner. Currently gait recognition is based on videos captured in a controlled environment. These videos contain challenges, ...
Investigation and analysis of the electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) effects in asymmetric air gaps. The wire - cylinder case (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2015-05)In this work, the electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) mechanism, in the case of a thin wire parallel to a conducting cylinder of significantly larger diameter, has been studied. The wire-cylinder geometry may be used in a wide ...
(Heriot-Watt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2015-05)The improvements in Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) microarray technology mean that thousands of genes can be profiled simultaneously in a quick and efficient manner. DNA microarrays are increasingly being used for prediction ...
Design, development and characterisation of piezoresistive and capacitive polymeric pressure sensors for use in compression hosiery (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2014-12)The work in this thesis was focused in developing a flexible and cost-effective pressure sensor capable of detecting pressure variations within the low working range (0-6kPa) of compression hosiery. For this cause, both ...