Masters theses

2018-2019

Liu, Changxin, "Robust Model Predictive Control and Scheduling Co-design for Networked
Cyber-physical Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2019. (1.00 MB)

Sheng, Huaiyuan, "Image-Based Visual Servoing of a Quadrotor Using Model Predictive Control", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2019. (6.80 MB)

Deelstra, Andrew, M.A.Sc. Thesis, Disaster Recovery Modeling for Multi-damage State Scenarios Across Infrastructure Sectors", University of Victoria, September 2019 (3.78 MB)

Zhang, Zhang, "Path-following Control for Power Generating Kites Using Economic Model
Predictive Control Approach", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May
 2019. (2.05 MB)

Derakhshan, Rojin, "Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions Evaluation of Conventional and Battery-Electric Refuse Collection Trucks", MSc. Thesis, University of Victoria, October 2019. (12.4 MB)

Bowley, Wesley, "The Mothership- A Mixed-Use High Density Proposal to Combat Urban Sprawl", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2019. (3.49 MB)

Lefleur, Charlotte, "Methods for Assessing the Economic Viability of Stand-Alone
Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2019. (20.8 MB)

Maloney, Patrick, "Performance Assessment of a 3-Body Self-Reacting Point Absorber Type Wave Energy Converter", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2019. (5.6 MB)

Truelove, William Anthony, "A General Methodology for Generating Representative Load Cycles for Monohull Surface Vessels", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2018. (4.6MB)

Xu, Xinxin, "Identifying British Columbia’s Strategically Important Wave Energy Sites", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2018. (20.6MB)

Fowler, McKenzie, "Implications of distributed solar PV on the flexibility of hydro-dominant power systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2018. (2.1MB)

Silveira, Pedro Saynovich, "Experimental study of two-phase closed vertical thermosyphons for sub-ambient temperature applications", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2018. (1.5MB)

Zhang, Zhiying, "Optimization of Freight Truck Diver Scheduling Based on Operation Cost Model for Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Transportation", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria. November 2018. (1.7MB)

Iverson, Dylan, "Experimental Investigation of Oscillating-Foil Technologies", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2018. (21.7MB)

Ivanova, Alyona, "Techno-economic feasibility study of a photovoltaic-equipped plug-in electric vehicle public parking lot with coordinated charging", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2018. (7.7MB)

Beckmann, Alexander, "Modeling Evaporation in the Rar fied Gas Regime by using Macroscopic Transport Equations", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, March 2018. (6.0MB)

Franca, Anaissia, "Electricity consumption and battery lifespan estimation for transit electric buses: drivetrain simulations and electrochemical modelling", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, March 2018. (6.1MB)

Fiander, David, "A Wave Energy Converter for ODAS Buoys (WECO)", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, January 2018. (2.4MB)

 

2016-2017

Bocking, Bryce, "Numerical and Experimental Modelling of an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Model in Partially Standing Wave Fields", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2017. (6.2MB)

Trudel, Elizabeth, "Fiber Bragg Gratings for Temperature Monitoring in Methanol and Methane Steam Reformers", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2017. (2.6MB)

Thacher, Eric, "Simulation Based Design and Performance Assessment of a Controlled Cascaded Pneumatic Wave Energy", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2017.

Losier, Valerie, "Effect of Morphological Features of Fuel Cell Cathodes on LiquidWater Transport", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2017. (12.0MB)

Strain, Jana, "Experimental Comparison of Heat Pipes and Thermosyphons Containing Methanol and Acetone", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2017. (11.0MB)

Mahfouth, Altayeb, "Fractal Grid-Turbulence and its Effects on a Performance of a Model of a Hydrokinetic Turbine", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2016. (5.0MB)

Tehrani Nima H., "Demand-Side Participation & Baseline Load Analysis in Electricity Markets", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2016. (3.3MB)

Franchini, Italo, "Experimental Studies of a Small Scale Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, Octobber 2016. (3.2MB)

Luczko, Ewelina, "Assimilating a Higher Fidelity Representation of Wave Energy Converters in a Spectral Model", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2016. (6.2MB)

Zhijie, Jin, "Simulation and Modification of a Composite Trombe Wall to Adapt to the Clinate in Victoria, Canada", M.Eng. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2016. (3MB)

Ortiz, Juan, "The Influence of Mooring Dynamics on the Performance of Self Reacting Point Absorbers", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2016.  (5.5MB)

Weng, Fan, "Nanomechanical Sensors: Analyzing Effects of Laster-Nanowire Interaction and Electrodeposited Clamps on Resonance Spectra", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2016.  (3.7 MB)

2013-2015

Pirquet, Oliver, "Aero-elastic Energy Harvesting Device: Design and Analysis", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2015.  (2.5 MB)

Al Hanif, S. Ehtesham, "Multi-objective Optimization of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Powertrain Families Considering Variable Drive Cycles and User Types over the Vehicle Lifecycle", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2015.  (5 MB)

Liu, Yifeng, "Dead Volume Effects in Passive Regeneration: Experimental and Numerical Characterization", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2015.  (2.1 MB)

Campbell, Oliver, "Investigation of calculated adiabatic temperature change of MnFeP1-xAsx alloys", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2015.  (3.6 MB)

Khorsand Asgari, Iman, "Instrumentation, Control, and Testing of a Small Wind Turbine Test Rig", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2015.  (5.6 MB)

Gray, Adam, "User-Constrained Algorithms for Aggregate Residential Demand Response Programs with Limited Feedback", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, March 2015.  (2.1 MB)

Chassin, David, "New Residential Thermostat for Transactive Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2014. (3 MB)

Keller, Victor, "Investigation of Hygro-Thermal Strain in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes using Optical Coherence Elastography", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2014. (1.9 MB)

Davies, Benjamin, "Separation of CO2 Using Ultra-thin Multi-Layer Polymeric Membrances for Compartmentalized Fiber Optic Sensor Applications ", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, March 2014. (1.9 MB)

Arnold, Daniel, "Design Principles and Performance Metrics for Magnetic Refrigerators Operating Near Room Temperature", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, January 2014. (2.3 MB)

Brown, Duncan, "Using mobile distributed pyrolysis facilities to deliver a forest residue resource for bio-fuel production", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2013.  (3.6 MB)

Richards, Andrew, "Tuning the Passive Structural Response of an Oscillating-foil Propulsion Mechanism for Improved Thrust Generation and Efficiency", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2013. (1.4 MB)

Etrati Khosroshahi, Seyed Ali Ale, "A Detailed Analysis of Guard-Heated Wall Shear Stress Sensors for Turbulent Flows ", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2013.  (5 MB)

Hall, Matthew, "Mooring Line Modelling and Design Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2013. (22.6 MB)

Philippsen, Aaron, "Energy Input, Carbon Intensity, and Cost for Ethanol Produced from Brown Seaweed ", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, January 2013. (1.4 MB)

2010-2012

Smoker, Brendan, "Escort Tug Performance Prediction: A CFD Method", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2012. (4.9 MB)

Bailey, Tom, "A Comparison of Methods for Sizing Energy Storage Devices in Renewable Energy Systems", M.A.Sc.. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2012.  (1.2 MB)

Gosman, Nathaniel, "Maximizing Energy Savings Reliability in BC Hydro Industrial Demand-side Management Programs: An Assessment of Performance Incentive Models", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2012. (1.9 MB)

Burdyny, Thomas, "A Simplified Modeling of Active Magnetic Regenerators ", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2012. (1.8 MB)

Mosher, Mark, "A New Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Physical Parameters ", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2012.  (4.2 MB)

Hoevenaars, Eric, "Temporal Resolution in Time Series and Probabilistic Models of Renewable Power Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2012.  (13.2 MB)

Ash, Arash, "Quantitative Imaging of Multi-component Turbulent Jets", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2012. (7.1 MB)

Lartiga, Catalina, "Development of a Rig and Testing Procedures for the Experimental Investigation of Horizontal Axis Kinetic Turbines", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2011. (4.8 MB)

Lillo, Patricio, "Static and Fatigue Analysis of wind Turbine Blades Subject to Cold Weather Conditions Using Finite Element Analysis ", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2011.  (2.4 MB)

Shives, Michael, "Hydrodynamic Modeling, Optimization and Performance Assessment for Ducted and Non-ducted Tidal Turbines", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2011. (8.2 MB)

Wild, Kristin, "Coupled Operation of a Wind Farm and Pumped Storage Facility: Techno-Economic Modelling and Stochastic Optimization", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2011. (4.9 MB)

Parkinson, Simon, "Managing Sustainable Demand-side Infrastructure for Power System Ancillary Services", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2011. (3.3 MB)

Fox, Conrad, "The Effects of CO2 Abatement Policies on Power System Expansion", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2011. (1.5 MB)

Schneyer, Carolyn, "Simulation of Energy Use in Residential Water Heating Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2011. (1.7 MB)

Stewart, Ian, "Microfluidics for Fuel Cell Applications", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2011.

Schopfer, Sandro, "Experimental and Numerical Determination of Thermohydraulc Properties of Regenerators Subjected to Oscillating Flow", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2011. (1.7 MB)

Cline, Shane, "Potential Flow Modelling for Wind Turbines", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2011. (22 MB)

Akhgari, Arash, "Experimental Investigation of the Performance of a Diffuser-Augmented Vertical Axis Wind Turbine", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, January 2011.  (9.9 MB)

Hiles, Clayton, "On the Use of Computational Models for Wave Climate Assessment in Support of the Wave Energy Industry", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2010. (6.3 MB)

Gassner, Andrew, "Sizing Storage and Wind Generation Capacities in Remote Power Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2010. (1.6 MB)

Kerrigan, Brett, "The Techno-Economic Impacts of Using Wind Power and Plug-In Electric Vehicles for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Canada", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2010. (1 MB)

Miller, Chris, "Liquid Water Dynamics in a Model Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Flow Channel", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, January 2010. (2.7 MB)

2005–2009

Barannyk, Oleksandr, "Effect of Chordwise Flexibility and Depth of Submergence on an Oscillating Plate Underwater Propulsion System", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2009. (6 MB)

Boronowski, Susan, "Integration of Wave and Tidal Power into the Haida Gwaii Electrical Grid", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2009. (2.2 MB)

Kelly, Liam, "Probabilistic Modelling of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Impacts on Distribution Networks in British Columbia", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2009.  (5.6 MB)

Beatty, Scott, "Analysis and Development of a Three Body Heaving Wave Energy Converter", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2009.  (2.8 MB)

Carl, Michael, "SOFC Modeling for the Simulation of Residential Cogeneration Systems", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2008.  (0.6 MB)

Optis, Michael, "Incorporating Life Cycle Assessment into the LEED Green Building Rating System", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2008.  (1.9 MB)

Minor, Grant, "Experimental Study of Water Droplet Flows in a Model PEM Fuel Cell Gas Microchannel", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2007. (6.9 MB)

Zhou, Yuliang Leon, "Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Electric Vehicles", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, Decmeber 2007.  (2.5 MB)

Sanderson, Dan, "Affinity purification of NAD -dependent formate dehydrogenase (EC 1.2.1.2) and activity of FDH in miniature enzyme bioreactors", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, December 2007.  (860 KB)

Schuett, Matthew, "The Potential Contribution of Small Hydroelectric Generation to Meeting Electrical Demand on Vancouver Island", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2007.  (1.8 MB)

Blanchfield, Justin, "The Extractable Power from Tidal Streams, incuding a Case Study for Haida Gwaii", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2007.  (0.7 MB)

Elfring, Gwynn, "Thermodynamics of Sorption and Distribution of Water in Nafion", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2007. (1.8 MB)

Maddaloni, Jesse, "Techno-economic Optimization of Integrating Wind Power into Constrained Electric Networks", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, March 2007.  (748 KB)

McKechnie, Jon, "Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices with Application to Membraneless Fuel Cells", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2006. (2.98 MB)

Dikeos, John, "Development and Validationof an Active Magnetic Regenerator Refrigeration Cycle Simulation", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2006. (0.8 MB)

MacDonald, Brendan, "Mathematical Modelling of a Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage System", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2006.  (1.3 MB)

St. Germain, Louise, "A Case Study of Wave Power Integration into the Ucluelet Area Electrical Grid", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2006.  (2.1 MB)

Tura, Armando, "Active Magnetic Regenerator Experimental Optimization", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2005. (3.4 MB)

Bazylak, Aimy, "Modelling Microscale Fuel Cells", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2005.  (3.57 MB)

Litster, Shawn, "Mathematical Modelling of Fuel Cells for Portable Devices", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2005.

Thatcher, Toby, "Microscle Gas Flow: A Comparison of Grad's 13 moment equations and other continuum approaches", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2005.  (2.8 MB)

Schwarz, David, "Modelling Catalyst Layers in PEM Fuel Cells: Effect of Transport Limitations and Non-Uniform Platinum Loading", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2005.

Guenther, Matthew, "Modelling and Design Optimization of Low Speed Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, April 2005. (945 KB)

Pearce, Niel, "Worldwide Tidal Current Energy Developments and Opportunities on Canada's Pacific Coast", Masters Degree Report, University of Victoria, April 2005.

2001–2004

Martin, Jonathan, "Investigation of a U-Shaped Fuel Cell Flow Channel with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, November 2004.  (5.02 MB)

Bond, Maurice, "Non-Equilibrium Evaporation and Condensation", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, July 2004.  (2.1 MB)

Fimrite, Jeffrey, "Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, June 2004. (1.4 MB)

Prince-Richard, Sebastien, "A Techno-Economic Analysis of Decentralized Electrolytic Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Vehicles", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, June 2004. (2.9 MB)

Latham, Ruth A., "Algorithm Development for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Diagnostics in PEM Fuel Cells", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, May 2004. (2.4 MB)

Nguyen, P., "A Three-Dimensional Computational Model of PEM Fuel Cell with Serpentine Gas Channels", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, September 2003. (2.2 MB)

Love, Murray, "Land Area and Storage Requirements for Wind and Solar Generation to Meet the US Hourly Electrical Demand", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, August 2003. (3.7 MB)

Niet,T., "Modelling Renewable Energy at Race Rocks", M.A.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, 2001. (1.0 MB)