This collection is the result of a joint project between the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Libraries and Cultural Resources which provides Graduate students with the opportunity to archive their thesis with University Archives in our digital repository.

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  • Computing A-Homotopy Groups of Graphs Using Coverings and Lifting Properties 

    Hardeman, Rachel (Science, University of Calgary, 2018-09-21)
    In classical homotopy theory, two spaces are homotopy equivalent if one space can be continuously deformed into the other. This theory, however, does not respect the discrete nature of graphs. For this reason, a discrete ...
  • Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Development in Zebrafish 

    Whitesell, Thomas Richard (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    During the formation of blood vessels, the endothelium becomes progressively covered by vascular smooth muscle cells and pericytes, known collectively as vascular mural cells. The vascular mural cells of the head arise ...
  • Reservoir Simulation and Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing: Case Study in Jilin Tight Oil Field 

    Yu, Yanlong (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-10-12)
    Combing horizontal wells with hydraulic fracturing is a powerful technology used to stimulate unconventional tight reservoirs and has increased production performance of tight oil reservoirs. The analysis of optimal hydraulic ...
  • Simulation Study of Polymer Gel Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes 

    Zhao, Chen (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-10-10)
    Heavy oil resources provide a significant percentage of total Canadian carbon energy production. They can be produced using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. The capacity of polymer gel as a blocking agent applied in ...
  • Selection of a 50kW Small Wind Turbine for Calgary 

    Yan, Tao (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-10-10)
    The thesis studies the cost efficiency of wind turbines compared to photovoltaic (PV) technologies and develops criteria for the selection of cost-efficient and reliable small wind turbines for sites in Calgary. The thesis ...
  • Inflammatory Profiling in Early Osteoarthritis 

    Ren, Guomin (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide which can lead to disability. There is a desperate need for the efficient and reliable detection of OA at the early stage when patients are likely ...
  • Geomechanical Characteristics of Hydrate-bearing Sands 

    Abbas, Muhammad (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    This thesis presents an experimental study on the geomechanical characteristics of lab-synthesized methane hydrate bearing sand. Sand was tested in four different states, namely, base sand (BS), frozen sand (FS), gas-saturated ...
  • The Stability of Visbroken Heavy Oil Against Asphaltene Precipitation 

    Rodríguez León, Sandra Liliana (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    Visbreaking is used in refinery and oilfield upgrading to reduce the viscosity of heavy oil (including bitumen) and residue feedstocks. However, if carried too far, this process can cause asphaltene precipitation and coke ...
  • Inflammatory Profiling in Early Osteoarthritis 

    Ren, Guomin (Arts, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide which can lead to disability. There is a desperate need for the efficient and reliable detection of OA at the early stage when patients are likely ...
  • Strain Rate Dependent Response and Fluid Load Support of the Knee Joint Under Compression 

    Rodriguez Marval, Marcel Leonardo (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-14)
    The human knee joint is subjected to loading changes during daily activities. The investigation of the load response mechanisms within the knee contributes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease ...

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