The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 12, No. 1 - 2019
Table of contents
The institutional repository as a publishing platform for undergraduate research, Elena Menendez-Alonso, p. 1-3.
Project articles - Biological and marine sciences
Occupancy patterns of sea birds in relation to oceanographic conditions at sites on the Llŷn Peninsula, Emily Goodman, p. 25-49.
The surface sediment carbon content of a north norfolk saltmarsh, Robert van Ree, p. 50-62.
Project articles - Computing and mathematics
The Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Games, Daniel Holden, p. 63-134
Project articles - Engineering
Fire safety of RHS truss members with local imperfections, Luke Bailey, p. 187-206.
The feasibility of reducing storm water runoff using green roofs, Rebecca Jack, p. 207-246.
Designing an automated tool for natural ventilation, Dale Lloyd-Hill, p. 247-262.
Water butts as sustainable (urban) drainage systems (SuDS) devices, Daniel Ridout, p. 263-304.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Investigating changes in the chemical composition of wood upon digestion by wood-boring Bivalves of the sub-family Xylophagaidae, and potential implications for marine biogeochemical cycles, Briony Cope, p. 396-439.
Thermal Oxidation and Subsequent Characterisation of Gilsocarbon Nuclear Graphite, Thomas Swain, p. 440-466.
(University of Plymouth, 2019)Gilsocarbon is a graphite grade used as a main structural proponent of the current UK fleet of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors. In this research, multiple gilsocarbon graphite samples were thermally oxidised in an attempt ...
(Holden, D. (2019) 'The Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Games', The Plymouth Student Scientist, 12(1), p. 63-134., 2019)In the first half of this paper we study John H. Conway’s construction of the Surreal Numbers, showing it is a proper class that forms the totally ordered Field No that extends the real and ordinal numbers, and then explore ...
Planning their future places? Investigating the role of young people within the contemporary English planning system in Plymouth (University of Plymouth, 2019)Despite young people being the longest-term stakeholders in society (Simpson, 1997), academic discourses promoting the benefits of youth involvement have historically struggled to translate into widespread youth participation ...
A Critical Analysis of the Wind Generated Effect on the Rate of Overtopping on the Hinkley Point C Sea Wall Through the use of Physical Modelling (University of Plymouth, 2019)It is widely observed that storms and the associated extremes of wind and wave conditions result in dramatic cases of sea defence overtopping. This phenomenon highlights a gap in knowledge that the industry standard EurOtop ...
(University of Plymouth, 2019)Heightened levels of urban development and population rise, combined with increased precipitation resulting from climatic variations, have escalated runoff rates within urban areas, causing urban flooding and polluting ...
Investigating changes in the chemical composition of wood upon digestion by wood-boring Bivalves of the sub-family Xylophagaidae, and potential implications for marine biogeochemical cycles (University of Plymouth, 2019)The sub-family of molluscs Xylophagaidae are the primary degraders of wood in the oceans. They are part of an opportunistic ecosystem, which survives on temporary falls of large organic matter, such as carcasses and wood ...
Statistical analysis of the effect of lesson and learning styles on the learning and retention of information of secondary school chemistry students (University of Plymouth, 2019)The study is an interdisciplinary study as it links to both chemistry and also social science. The project investigated the learning and recall of information of year 9 students at Richard Lander School. In total 85 ...
(University of Plymouth, 2019)Green roofs are where a roof of a building is partially covered with vegetation which acts as a means of providing flow control by attenuation, storage and losses due to evapotranspiration. A green roof consists of ...
(University of Plymouth, 2019)This project investigates the effect of local imperfections on RHS truss members at elevated temperatures. The specific model used represents a realistic example of a RHS practical application and shows that local ...