The following dissertations were examined, and degrees awarded as shown, in the academical year 1996/97. Borrowing copies may be obtained from the British Library Document Supply Centre, Boston Spa, Yorkshire. Copies for retention, either in microfilm form or as hard copies, may be ordered from the Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge. In case of difficulty the Librarian of the University Engineering Department may be contacted.
Dissertations approved for the PhD Degree
Amuda, M.A. - Evaluation of 10 V solid-state voltage standards.
Balachandran, S. - Modelling of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls.
Bilek, M. - Plasma behaviour and properties in filtered cathodic vacuum arcs with application to the deposition of thin film silicon.
Blackburn, C.S. - Articulatory methods for speech production and recognition.
Brandstetter, M. - Robust air-fuel ratio control for combustion engines.
Brown, I.F. - Abrasion and friction in parallel-lay rope terminations.
Burnell, S.I. - The aerodynamics of non-planar wings.
Carter, D.R.H. - Aspects of high frequency half-bridge circuits.
Cham, T.J. - Geometric representation and grouping of image curves.
Chan, D.C.B. - Blind signal separation.
Chen, B.L.B. - High-brightness limited-area thermionic electron sources for microscopy and lithography.
Chiu, C.C. - Detection of occluding boundaries in spatiotemporal images.
Chu, Y.C. - Control of systems with repeated scalar nonlinearities.
Chwu, T.K.Y. - Random walk modelling of turbulent dispersion within the atmosphere.
Cook, G.D. - Data selection and model combination in connectionist speech recognition.
Dames, M.P. - High-capacity ATM switching based on a hybrid electronic/free-space photonic three-stage architecture.
Dance, C.R. - Computing models from 3D ultrasound.
Darby, A.P. - Active control of flexible structures using inertial stick-slip actuators.
Deckers, M. - The influence of trailing edge coolant ejection on the loss of transonic turbine blades.
de Medeiros, M.A.F. - The non-linear behaviour of modulated Tollmien-Schlicting waves.
Downes, A.R. - Photon emission from metals in the scanning tunnelling microscope.
Evans, J.L. - The design and manufacture of trench gated power MOSFETs.
Ferreira, A.C. - Analysis of brushless doubly-fed induction machines.
Flanigan, B.J. - Advances in push-pull modulation of lasers.
Friedrichs, S. - Endwall film-cooling in axial flow turbines.
Gardiner, C.K. - Characterisation of tunable multiple section semiconductor lasers.
Gitiari, A.N. - The design of semiconductor switches for high voltage applications.
Hankin, R.K.S. - Heavy gas dispersion over complex terrain.
Harmer, Q.J. - Design for low-volume production.
Harpur, G.F. - Low entropy coding with unsupervised neural networks.
Hinchley, D.A. - Large area power semiconductor devices.
Hollinghurst, N.J. - Uncalibrated stereo and hand-eye co-ordination.
Jones, S.E. - Practical optimum internal fibre distribution in composite components.
Kershaw, D.J. - Phonetic context-dependency in a hybrid ANN/HMM speech recognition system.
Kitching, K.J. - Semi-active damping of heavy vehicles.
Lantz, M.A. - Tribological studies with the atomic force microscope.
Lawn, J.M. - Linear methods for camera motion recovery.
Lees, J.M. - Flexure of concrete beams pre-tensioned with aramid FRPS.
Lu, Y.C. - Compensation grouting in clay.
Ludden, B.P. - A distributed optical fibre sensor.
Ma, J. - Constitutive modelling of the densification of porous ceramic components.
McCrea, S. - - Modelling of switching in ferroelectric liquid crystal devices.
McDowell, G.R. - Clastic soil mechanics.
Magarey, J.F.A. - Motion estimation using complex wavelets.
Makiyama, A.M. - Design of optimum orthogonal mesh fibre geometry for 3D composite components.
Marsh, J.R. - The capture and utilisation of experience in engineering design.
Minshall, T.H.W. - Japanese innovation strategy and the acquisition of UK information technology firms.
Moore, J.R. - Three-dimensional television using liquid crystal shutters.
Nitsche, C.P. - Banks and the environment - empirical evidence from Great Britain and Germany.
Olonisakin, A.A. - Reinforced concrete slabs with partial lateral edge restraint.
Pandit, M.K. - Circularly-symmetric beam propagation dynamics in linear and quadratic-nonlinear optical devices.
Parker, M.C. - Dynamic holograms for wavelength division multiplexing.
Paul, R.N. - Models to include laminar flame instability effects for premixed turbulent combustion.
Pena-Pina, A. - Theoretical study of brain biomechanics via poroelastic theory and the finite element method.
Penn, M.L.M. - Electrokinetic soil remediation: effects of pH, temperature and chemical reactions.
Potter, L.J. - Contaminant migration through consolidating soils.
Powell, M.E. - The nature, structure and management of management consulting organisations.
Price, D.A. - Environmental choices: coal, industry, environment and society.
Rajamani, H-S. - High speed, three-phase induction motor drives for domestic appliances.
Reddick, W.M. - Novel silicon tunnelling devices.
Saleh, G.M.K. - Bayesian inference in speech processing.
Sathiamoorthy, S. - Compressive failure of composites.
Sato, J. - Group invariance in the visual motion and matching of curves.
Seymour, C.W. - Model-based speech enhancement.
South, A.H. - Low-flow compressor performance.
Summers, T. - Fast-response FID measurement of SI engine residual gas hydrocarbon concentration.
Syn, M.H.M. - Model-based three-dimensional freehand ultrasound imaging.
Tan, G.E.B. - Non-linear vibration of cable-deployed space structures.
Warr, S.T. - Free-space switching for optical fibre networks.
Wegst, U.G.K. - The mechanical performance of natural materials.
Yap, D.S.C. - Energy confinement in imperfect periodic systems.
Yim, L.W.K. - Pixellated grey-scale optically addressed spatial light modulators.
Zhang, T. - Oblique impact and rupture of thin metal tubes.
Zhu, M. - Modelling and simulation of spray combustion with PDF methods.
Dissertations approved for the MSc Degree
Naylor, D.E. - The mechanical design of a walking chair for disabled people.
Sasakura, T. - Suction enhanced fixity of jack-up foundations.
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