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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 Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2017-10)Soju is a traditional Korean distilled spirit that may be traced back to the 13th century. Despite its long history, there has been limited research on its production. Along with the world’s historical chaos of the first ...
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2017-08)Atmospheric turbulence reduces the achievable resolution of ground based optical telescopes. Adaptive optics systems attempt to mitigate the impact of this turbulence and are required to update their corrections quickly ...
Climate change, rainwater harvesting and private water systems : perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours in Scotland (Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2017-02)Water resources in Scotland are under immense pressure despite the perception that it rains a lot and there are abundant water resources. High amount of energy is utilized for the transport and treatment of water for ...
The financial returns from buying versus renting : the experience of first time buyers in different regions of the UK, 1975-2011 (Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2017-04)In Britain households’ strong aspiration to own is sustained by a set of perceived financial and non-financial benefits from buying rather than renting. This research estimates for the first time the nominal financial ...
(Heriot-Watt University Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2017-05)Inflow Control technology has been employed in long, horizontal wells completions since the early 1990s. Their introduction prompted the extension of reservoir and well simulators to support their modelling and optimisation. ...