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Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. (2020)
Thesis
SURI, Y. 2020. Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The distribution of proppant injected in hydraulic fractures significantly affects fracture-conductivity and well-performance. The proppant transport and suspension in thin fracturing fluid used in unconventional reservoirs are considerably differe... Read More about Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs..

Digital health technologies in a deprived community: a qualitative co-design study. (2020)
Thesis
MCVEAN, S. 2020. Digital health technologies in a deprived community: a qualitative co-design study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

An ever-growing body of literature is recognising the multitude of ways in which digital health technologies are impacting health. In Scotland, healthcare is becoming increasingly digitised. However, access to and usage of digital health technologies... Read More about Digital health technologies in a deprived community: a qualitative co-design study..

Learning from class-imbalanced data: overlap-driven resampling for imbalanced data classification. (2020)
Thesis
VUTTIPITTAYAMONGKOL, P. 2020. Learning from class-imbalanced data: overlap-driven resampling for imbalanced data classification. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Classification of imbalanced datasets has attracted substantial research interest over the past years. This is because imbalanced datasets are common in several domains such as health, finance and security, but learning algorithms are generally not d... Read More about Learning from class-imbalanced data: overlap-driven resampling for imbalanced data classification..

Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria. (2020)
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BASSEY, D.E. 2020. Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Over the past five decades, Nigeria has witnessed immense ecological disaster arising from unsustainable environmental exploitation of its natural resource. Evidence can be seen from the oil and gas sector. Oil and gas activities in the Niger Delta r... Read More about Harnessing the regulatory framework for compliance with environmental regulations in the hydrocarbon sector in Nigeria..

Framework for macro building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria. (2020)
Thesis
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. Framework for macro building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The Construction Industry is a vital component of a nations' Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employing both skilled and unskilled personnel. The construction industry's productivity depends on many factors, such as stakeholder relationships, constructi... Read More about Framework for macro building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria..

Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe. (2020)
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MORADI, B. 2020. Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Presence of sand and solid particles in untreated petroleum sometime is inevitable. Although many techniques have been developed to prevent sand particles from entering the pipeline, such as downhole gravel packs, these downhole sand control devices... Read More about Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe..

Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions. (2020)
Thesis
AZEEM UDDIN, A.I. 2020. Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Solar photovoltaic powered groundwater pumping systems (SPWPS) are popular way of fetching water from boreholes in semi-arid areas in rural remote regions of most developing countries, where commercial water and electricity supply is out of reach. As... Read More about Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions..

Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer. (2020)
Thesis
ELLIS, P.E. 2020. Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Five percent of all cancers in postmenopausal women are attributable to being overweight and the incidence rises to 51% in women with endometrial cancer (EC). EC patients that are obese tend to have a poorer outcome, shorter survival rates and more c... Read More about Molecular aspects of the link between obesity and endometrial cancer..

An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland. (2020)
Thesis
PRITCHARD, G.B. 2020. An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Performance management of social work and social care services, complemented by effective regulation, is viewed as key to improving delivery and providing public assurance about care quality, and the value of listening to stakeholders as contributors... Read More about An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland..

Entrepreneuring as performance: understanding entrepreneurship as a process of becoming. (2020)
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AIR, C. 2020. Entrepreneuring as performance: understanding entrepreneurship as a process of becoming. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This research sought to explain how musicians became entrepreneurs in the city of Dundee, by considering the career transitions of twenty musicians-come-entrepreneurs. It focussed on exploring processes of becoming from their early childhood, through... Read More about Entrepreneuring as performance: understanding entrepreneurship as a process of becoming..

An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. (2020)
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CHUKS-EZIKE, C. 2020. An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Oil and gas resource exploitation has hugely contributed to Nigeria's revenue. This is therefore an important contributor to the Nigerian economy. Nigerian oil and gas business has been mainly facilitated by multinational and indigenous oil companies... Read More about An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes..

State switching in multi-stable systems: control and optimisation. (2020)
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LIU, B. 2020. State switching in multi-stable systems: control and optimisation. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis studies state-switching in multistable systems, so that they can switch from inefficient operating states to a more efficient one, in order to achieve performance enhancement in real-life engineering systems. Multistable systems have more... Read More about State switching in multi-stable systems: control and optimisation..

Automated anomaly recognition in real time data streams for oil and gas industry. (2020)
Thesis
MAJDANI SHABESTARI, F. 2020. Automated anomaly recognition in real time data streams for oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

There is a growing demand for computer-assisted real-time anomaly detection - from the identification of suspicious activities in cyber security, to the monitoring of engineering data for various applications across the oil and gas, automotive and ot... Read More about Automated anomaly recognition in real time data streams for oil and gas industry..

Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. (2020)
Thesis
STAROST, K.J. 2020. Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Polymer nanocomposites are becoming established widely across the industry due to (among other reasons) their lightweight performance advantages, and ability to meticulously target material properties with great control and precision. Despite the ben... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process..

Uncertainty reduction in reservoir parameters prediction from multiscale data using machine learning in deep offshore reservoirs. (2020)
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ARIGBE, O.D. 2020. Uncertainty reduction in reservoir parameters prediction from multiscale data using machine learning in deep offshore reservoirs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Developing a complete characterization of reservoir properties involved in subsurface multiphase flow is a very challenging task. In most cases, these properties - such as porosity, water saturation, permeability (and their variants), pressure, wetta... Read More about Uncertainty reduction in reservoir parameters prediction from multiscale data using machine learning in deep offshore reservoirs..

DNA profiling of single sperm cells and single skin flakes in forensics using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification. (2020)
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THEUNISSEN, G.M.G. 2020. DNA profiling of single sperm cells and single skin flakes in forensics using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

In forensic DNA profiling, the occurrence of complex mixed profiles is currently a common issue. Cases involving intimate swabs or skin flake tape liftings are prone to mixed profiles, because of more than one donor contributing to a DNA sample. By D... Read More about DNA profiling of single sperm cells and single skin flakes in forensics using micromanipulation and whole genome amplification..

Research and evidence use in experiential learning: perspectives and experiences of undergraduate nursing students. (2020)
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JOHNSON, N. 2020. Research and evidence use in experiential learning: perspectives and experiences of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

For a number of years, research and evidence-based practice (EBP) have become essential concepts in the global provision of healthcare, and have become increasingly reflected in professional codes and educational standards. There have been considerab... Read More about Research and evidence use in experiential learning: perspectives and experiences of undergraduate nursing students..

Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials. (2020)
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CHIKERE, C.O. 2020. Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Gallic acid (GA), as an endogenous polyphenol, has shown many different important properties that have influenced its use in the food and pharmaceutical industry. These properties include its antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-HIV and anti-ul... Read More about Electrochemical determination of gallic acid in food matrices using novel materials..

Exploitation of underused Streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity. (2020)
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BURNS, J. 2020. Exploitation of underused streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The genus Streptomyces is the source of approximately two-thirds of all clinically-used antibiotics. Despite being the source of so many specialised metabolites, genomic analysis indicates that most Streptomyces strains have the potential to produce... Read More about Exploitation of underused Streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity..

The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. (2020)
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MCNICHOLAS, C. 2020. The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The global market for international postgraduate students is becoming increasingly competitive as more institutions offer Masters level courses and universities need to increase revenues. The UK Government and universities want to stop the declining... Read More about The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle..