• Biomechanical Assessment and Determinants of Punching in Boxers

      Lenetsky, Seth (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Punching is a fundamental human movement that is the defining action of many combat sports, most of all boxing where it is the primary method of attack. This thesis investigated the biomechanics and determinants of punching ...
    • Development and Analysis of a Solar Humidification Dehumidification Desalination System

      Enayatollahi, Reza (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      In this thesis, an investigation was performed in order to understand the performance of a solar humidification dehumidification (HDH) desalination system. Initially, a mathematical model of the system, including solar ...
    • Investigation Into Nasal Saline Irrigation Within a Healthy Human Nose

      Salati, Hana (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Nasal saline irrigation is a therapy that bathes the nasal mucosa with a liquid saline solution to treat inflammatory nasal and paranasal disease or manage post nasal and sinus surgery recovery. Saline irrigation is thought ...
    • An investigation of droplet evaporation characteristics in an ultrasound environment

      Protheroe, Michael Desmond (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This study investigates and quantifies the effect of an imposed ultrasound field on the evaporation of water droplets in, for example, humidifiers used in medical respiratory treatments. The purpose of the ultrasound field ...
    • Nasal Drying During Pressurised Breathing

      White, David Edward (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The human nose not only provides the main portal through which air passes to and from our respiratory system, it also plays an important role in maintaining airway health. This function takes the form of heating and ...
    • Utilisation of Waste Heat Energy from an Internal Combustion Engine for Tri-generation

      Yousuf, Noman Uddin (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis presents an investigation of the utilisation of waste heat energy from an internal combustion engine for tri-generation. In articulating this, a preliminary experimental investigation was performed which involved ...
    • Wind Induced Heat Losses from Solar Dish-receiver Systems

      Uzair, Muhammad (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Parabolic dish-receiver concentrating solar power (CSP) plants are a promising technology for the generation of renewable electricity. However, the high operating temperatures of the cavity receivers mean the performance ...