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The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. (2004)
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DRUMMOND, G. 2004. The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Recent legislation, LOLER, removed the compulsion of periodical proof testing of lifting equipment to ascertain its "fitness for purpose". It has become the responsibility of a competent person to assess equipment's fitness for purpose and ability fo... Read More about The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures..

Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. (2004)
Thesis
SCOTT, J.R. 2004. Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The focus of mass housing developments built by speculative developers in the UK has broadly been on maximising density whilst retaining a predominantly detached housing form. This economically led strategy, aimed at maximising sale values, can confl... Read More about Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value..

The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests. (2004)
Thesis
MACIVER, H.E.C. 2004. The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Interest group activity in Scotland has been subject to relatively little academic research. This thesis, begun the same year that the Scottish Parliament opened, looks at the effects of this new political institution (with particular emphasis on the... Read More about The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests..

Success factors in collaborative relationships (alliancing and partnering) in the UK upstream oil and gas industry, and perception of trust. (2004)
Thesis
HAQUE, S.M.M. 2004. Success factors in collaborative relationships (alliancing and partnering) in the UK upstream oil and gas industry, and perception of trust. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis concerns the characteristics of the collaborative relationships (partnering and alliances) between oil companies and their contractors which were popular in the UK oil and gas industry in the 1990s. It also considers the nature and role o... Read More about Success factors in collaborative relationships (alliancing and partnering) in the UK upstream oil and gas industry, and perception of trust..

Catalytic membrane reactors for synthesis gas production from natural gas via partial oxidation. (2004)
Thesis
OLSEN, S.K. 2004. Catalytic membrane reactors for synthesis gas production from natural gas via partial oxidation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Natural gas obtained during the extraction of liquid hydrocarbons is often undesired due to the lack of infrastructure to transport the natural gas to an onshore location. As a result the natural gas is often flared causing economic waste and environ... Read More about Catalytic membrane reactors for synthesis gas production from natural gas via partial oxidation..

Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. (2004)
Thesis
PEDERSEN, S. 2004. Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research provides an insight into the motivations and agenda of women correspondents to Aberdeen local newspapers during the period 1900-18. This was achieved by undertaking a content analysis of all printed letters to the editor identified as b... Read More about Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918..