Mechanical Engineering - Theses
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In silico methods for drug repositioning and drug-drug interaction prediction
Drug repositioning and drug-drug interaction (DDI) prediction are two fundamental applications having a large impact on drug development and clinical care. Drug repositioning aims to identify new uses for existing drugs. ...
Sculpturing surfaces with robot manipulators
A six freedom robot manipulator can position and orientate a tool anywhere within in its workspace. This enables the manipulator to traverse an oriented cutting tool across surfaces whose topography require the use of all ...
Application of graphics processing units to the Lattice Monte Carlo Method for predicting and modelling thermal conduction
The Lattice Monte Carlo (LMC) method has been successfully applied to a range of scenarios involving pure thermal conduction/diffusion. Extensive investigations by Murch, Belova and Fiedler have exemplified the utility of ...
An optical study of sound generation in lean premixed combustion
This thesis presents an experimental and theoretical study of sound generation in lean, premixed, propane-air flames. Sound generation by axisymmetric, forced, laminar flames is investigated first. The sound generated by ...
Computed coronary arterial flow dynamics: from stented to rough surfaces
Coronary stenting as an effective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure has achieved a high success rate in recent years. However, post-stenting complications, which are closely haemodynamics-related, still ...
Instabilities of canopy flows
Canopy flow is theoretically studied using three approaches from the literature that use empirically obtained mean flows. The first approach neglects the presence of the canopy and studies the stability of the mean flow. ...
Disturbance attenuation in tree-structured interconnected systems
Tree topologies are a subset of networked systems that can be used to represent many large-scale applications ranging from transportation networks to irrigation systems. One important aspect of network design for these ...
Cable wrapping phenomenon in cable-driven parallel manipulator
Mechanical interference between the rigid link of a cable driven parallel manipulator (CDPM) and its actuating cables as it moves about its workspace is a phenomenon that is not commonly studied. Allowing such interference ...
Investigation of autoignition chemistry of ethanol and primary reference fuels in a pressurised flow reactor
This work builds a new flow reactor and investigates the oxidation chemistry of ethanol/hydrocarbon mixtures in relation to their octane blending behaviours. First, a reactor adopting the turbulent, plug flow concept is ...
Distributed solar PV modelling and forecasting in Australia
This thesis presents new modelling and forecasting methods to calculate the generation of distributed solar PV in Australia. High-resolution images in the visible band of the Himawari-8 satellite are first used to derive ...