Search for dissertations about: "Research Design standards"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 160 swedish dissertations containing the words Research Design standards.

  1. 1. The Structure of Chinese Timber Architecture Twelfth century design standards and construction principles

    Author : Qinghua Guo; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; units of measurement; design standards; timber structure; Chinese architecture; building patterns; carpentry system; construction principles; proportion; modular design;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the building standards and construction principles prescribed and used in the construction of state buildings of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), China, from the viewpoint of architectural design. It aims to answer three fundamental questions: (1) What measuring system was used in the carpentry design and construction? (2) What building scales and proportions were prescribed for and used in state buildings of the time? (3) What were the interrelations of the structural patterns and roof types, and what were their relationships to the building scales and proportions? The thesis begins by providing detailed explanations of the highly refined and unique Song period modular system which governed not only the sizes of each individual elements, but also the dimensions of structural grids and the proportion of entire building. READ MORE

  2. 2. Addressing the complexity of sustainability-driven structural design: Computational design, optimization, and decision making

    Author : Alexandre Mathern; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : finite element analysis; concrete structure; civil engineering; wind turbine foundation; parametric design; construction; multi-objective design optimization; bridge; structural engineering; life cycle sustainability assessment; integrated design;

    Abstract : Being one of the sectors with the largest environmental burden and high socio-economic impacts sets high requirements on the construction industry. At the same time, this provides the sector with great opportunities to contribute to the globally pursued sustainability transition. READ MORE

  3. 3. E-Government Service Evaluation in Rwanda : A Design Perspective

    Author : Solange Mukamurenzi; Åke Grönlund; Sirajul M. Islam; Jeremy Rose; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Design science research; e-government; e-government service evaluation; information systems artifact; Least Developed Countries LDC ; Rwanda; Sub-Saharan Africa; user involvement;

    Abstract : Rwanda has embraced e-government. As the first step of implementation, services are being developed and provided online. READ MORE

  4. 4. Design for Participation and Inclusion will Follow : Disabled People and the Digital Society

    Author : Stefan Johansson; Jan Gulliksen; Per-Olof Hedvall; Bodil Jönsson; Katarina Lindblad-Gidlund; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Design; Accessibility; Universal Design; Participation; Disability Digital Divide; Inclusion; Människa-datorinteraktion; Human-computer Interaction;

    Abstract : Digitalization is rapidly taking over all aspects of society, but still there are parts of the population who have to struggle for access to, and to be able to use, the digital resources. Design processes and outcomes in the form of artefacts, that takes accessibility into account, is key to participation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Early stages of designing resource-efficient offerings : An initial view of their analysis and evaluation

    Author : Sergio Brambila-Macias; Tomohiko Sakao; Anne-Marie Tillman; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Design; analysis; evaluation; ecodesign; product service systems; resource-efficient offerings; circular economy; interdisciplinary research; transdisciplinary research;

    Abstract : The increasing use of natural resources and the pollution it causes calls for new ways of addressing customer needs. Additionally, a more uncertain and complex world also presents new challenges. READ MORE