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An exploration of the contribution of the arts to local economies in terms of human and social capital. (2021)
Thesis
NARINE, S. 2021. An exploration of the contribution of the arts to local economies in terms of human and social capital. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712950

Although research exists about the positive impacts of the arts on well-being and society, public funding towards this sector in the UK has decreased significantly over the past decade. Researchers suggest a demonstration of how the arts impact local... Read More about An exploration of the contribution of the arts to local economies in terms of human and social capital..

A design technique for geometric optimisation of resonant coil sizes in low to mid frequency inductive power transmission systems. (2021)
Thesis
HEIDARIAN, M. 2021. A design technique for geometric optimisation of resonant coil sizes in low to mid frequency inductive power transmission systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677972

Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a well-established method of energising electrically-powered devices. Among the different available WPT techniques, Resonant Inductive Power Transfer (RIPT) has been adapted for use in a wide range of applications. Th... Read More about A design technique for geometric optimisation of resonant coil sizes in low to mid frequency inductive power transmission systems..

Exploring acceptability and feasibility of a wearable device to facilitate home phototherapy treatment for newborn jaundice in rural Scotland: an interpretive description study. (2021)
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LIRONI, J. 2021. Exploring acceptability and feasibility of a wearable device to facilitate home phototherapy treatment for newborn jaundice in rural Scotland: an interpretive description study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1678027

Jaundice is a common condition in newborn infants, turning skin colour yellow due to the build-up of bilirubin. Internationally, jaundice continues to result in newborn infants' hospital admission, forcing separation of family units at the pivotal po... Read More about Exploring acceptability and feasibility of a wearable device to facilitate home phototherapy treatment for newborn jaundice in rural Scotland: an interpretive description study..

An investigation of the mental health and psychological resilience of UK armed forces personnel following physical combat-related injury in Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) between 2009 and 2011. (2021)
Thesis
FORBES, K. 2021. An investigation of the mental health and psychological resilience of UK armed forces personnel following physical combat-related injury in Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) between 2009 and 2011. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677963

The relationship between traumatic injury and mental health diagnoses is still not well understood, and mental health outcomes among military personnel with physical, combat-related injuries remain poorly described. At present there are no studies de... Read More about An investigation of the mental health and psychological resilience of UK armed forces personnel following physical combat-related injury in Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) between 2009 and 2011..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. (2021)
Thesis
ALAITA, D.A. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603672

Multi-phase flow is the type of flow common in the oil and gas industry, as oil reservoirs contain mixtures of oil, gas and water with sand particles from sandstone reservoirs. Accurate design of oil and gas production equipment greatly depends on de... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles..

Magnetic polyamide 6 nanocomposites for increasing damage tolerance through self-healing of composite structures. (2021)
Thesis
GUPTA, R. 2021. Magnetic polyamide 6 nanocomposites for increasing damage tolerance through self-healing of composite structures. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987943

Self-healing materials have the ability to repeatedly repair damages that occur before complete failure of materials. The development of stimuli-responsive self-healing materials has been in demand recently for composite structures, since their failu... Read More about Magnetic polyamide 6 nanocomposites for increasing damage tolerance through self-healing of composite structures..

This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own: does fashion blogging offer an authentic voice? An investigation into the credibility of fashion blogger sponsored content and blogger perspectives on the tensions between authenticity and commercialisation. (2021)
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DARGIE, H. 2021. This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own: does fashion blogging offer an authentic voice? An investigation into the credibility of fashion blogger sponsored content and blogger perspectives on the tensions between authenticity and commercialisation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603638

This study investigates the impact of commercial sponsorship upon fashion blogging, a form of digital communication that has become important in influencing online consumer behaviour. Fashion companies appreciate the marketing value of blogs and have... Read More about This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own: does fashion blogging offer an authentic voice? An investigation into the credibility of fashion blogger sponsored content and blogger perspectives on the tensions between authenticity and commercialisation..

Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra. (2021)
Thesis
GYASI-ADDO, J.A. 2021. Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603337

Various studies have shown that urban heat island (UHI) can significantly affect the local climate of the built environment. Extreme air temperatures and heat waves adversely affect people's health, their overall well-being and productivity. Tropical... Read More about Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra..

The relevance of trait theory for the professionalisation of the new corporate professions: a case study of project management. (2021)
Thesis
LAWMAN, A. 2021. The relevance of trait theory for the professionalisation of the new corporate professions: a case study of project management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603238

The aim of this study is to explore the extent to which trait theory is relevant to the new corporate professions through a case study of project management. The award of a Royal Charter to the UK-based professional body, Association for Project Mana... Read More about The relevance of trait theory for the professionalisation of the new corporate professions: a case study of project management..

Immiscible displacement of trapped oil through experimental and data mining techniques. (2021)
Thesis
ABUNUMAH, O. 2021. Immiscible displacement of trapped oil through experimental and data mining techniques. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987936

Extensive experimental and data mining techniques have been applied to investigate the potential and competitiveness of gases used in immiscible gas-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. Methane (CH4), Nitrogen (N2), Air (21%O2/N2) and Carbon Dioxid... Read More about Immiscible displacement of trapped oil through experimental and data mining techniques..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs. (2021)
Thesis
AL-MASHHADANIE, H.A.J. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603660

Fractured media exist in most layers of the earth's crust, often dominating bulk properties of subsurface geological formations. Therefore, fractured media are involved in many key engineering sectors that impact humans living on Earth. Fractured for... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs..

An investigation of casing structural integrity in shale gas horizontal wells during hydraulic fracturing using FEA and machine learning algorithms. (2021)
Thesis
MOHAMMED, A.I. 2021. An investigation of casing structural integrity in shale gas horizontal wells during hydraulic fracturing using FEA and machine learning algorithms. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603216

Unconventional oil and gas operators are currently facing the challenge of casing lateral buckling and/or deformation during shale gas wells stimulation through hydraulic fracturing. Failure of the casing during this process can lead to huge financia... Read More about An investigation of casing structural integrity in shale gas horizontal wells during hydraulic fracturing using FEA and machine learning algorithms..

Dynamic relationship between oil price and macroeconomic variables: evidence from oil exporting and oil importing countries in Africa. (2021)
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OKORO, C.N. 2021. Dynamic relationship between oil price and macroeconomic variables: evidence from oil exporting and oil importing countries in Africa. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1678042

This study examines the asymmetric long-run and short-run relationship between oil price and key macroeconomic variables, within the context of net oil-exporting and importing countries in Africa. Using quarterly data ranging from 1996(Q1) to 2016(Q4... Read More about Dynamic relationship between oil price and macroeconomic variables: evidence from oil exporting and oil importing countries in Africa..

Terminalia ivorensis and human health: the impact of Terminalia ivorensis on biomarkers of cyto- and genotoxicity in human cells in vitro. (2021)
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MOOMIN, A. 2021. Terminalia ivorensis and human health: the impact of Terminalia ivorensis on biomarkers of cyto- and genotoxicity in human cells in vitro. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603185

Terminalia ivorensis (TI) is a tree found in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of the world. It is used in ethnomedicine for the treatment of diuresis, body pains, malaria and wound healing. There are no data investigating the impact of TI on human... Read More about Terminalia ivorensis and human health: the impact of Terminalia ivorensis on biomarkers of cyto- and genotoxicity in human cells in vitro..

Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques. (2021)
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CRAWFORD, A.R. 2021. Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603651

The aim of this study is to investigate the application of acoustic emission (AE) techniques to the defect detection and monitoring of adhesively-bonded joints. Pencil Lead Breaks (PLBs) have been used as a simulated AE source to experimentally inves... Read More about Defect detection and condition assessment of adhesively-bonded joints using acoustic emission techniques..

The impact of environmental forces on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's growth strategy and profitability. (2021)
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ISA, S.S. 2021. The impact of environmental forces on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's growth strategy and profitability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603251

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) operates under unprecedented environmental uncertainties, and their response to this dynamism and turbulence will determine the Corporation's success or failure. These environmental uncertainties are... Read More about The impact of environmental forces on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's growth strategy and profitability..

Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria. (2021)
Thesis
ORIESO, A.E. 2021. Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447326

If we think that the environment is less important than the economy, then we should try holding our breath while we count our money. This thesis examines the legal framework governing the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The oil and gas industry in N... Read More about Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria..

A computational visual saliency model for images. (2021)
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NARAYANASWAMY, M. 2021. A computational visual saliency model for images. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447310

Human eyes receive an enormous amount of information from the visual world. It is highly difficult to simultaneously process this excessive information for the human brain. Hence the human visual system will selectively process the incoming informati... Read More about A computational visual saliency model for images..

Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. (2021)
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UGALDE GABELLANES, I. 2021. Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447386

Children's preferences for place-responsive architecture and place-making are not easy to explain. Conversing effectively about these subjects is also a challenge, not just for children but also design professionals and the general public more broadl... Read More about Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students..

Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings. (2021)
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KIDD, D.J. 2021. Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712827

Physical activity and academic attainment of children are internationally regarded as some of the most significant areas of public concern and interest (World Health Organisation, 2010; Scottish Government, 2018). There are a range of interventions d... Read More about Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings..