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ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.
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NUI Galway’s policy on Open Access to Research Outputs, adopted by the Academic Council in October 2015, aims to promote open access to the University’s publications. Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at NUI Galway must deposit a copy in the ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) repository. ARAN enables easy discovery of publications through global search engines such as Google and complements IRIS by linking from author profiles to the full text of University publications. See Help for information on how to submit your publications to ARAN.Open Access to Research Outputs Policy
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Identifying the reality gap between abstract and realistic models using evolved agents and simulated kilobots (IEEE, 2018-12-12)A common challenge in evolutionary swarm robotics is the transfer of simulated results into real-world applications. This difficulty can arise in a variety of real-world settings and problems such as sensory differences in ...
Use of nondestructive techniques for determination of tension parallel-to-grain properties of spruce (USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), 2019-09-25)The paper presents a study of the tension properties of Irish-grown Sitka spruce. Fifty timber pieces were destructively tested having resonant frequency and knots measured. The aim was to improve knowledge of the performance ...
(Springer, Cham, 2019-05-29)Skin tension lines are natural lines of tension that occur within the skin as a result of growth and remodeling mechanisms. Researchers have been aware of their existence and their surgical implications for over 150 years. ...
(Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015)The year 2016 has generated a considerable degree of both academic and popular interest into processes of remembering and public forms of commemoration which in turn provoke questions about the meaning and interpretation ...
Rectangular chamber-towers and their medieval halls: A recent look at the buildings formerly described as “Hall-Houses” (Presse Universitaires de Caen, 2016)The interpretation of the 13th-century castles formerly described as “hall-houses” has recently been a contentious topic in Irish (and Scottish) castle-studies2 . Little interpretive analysis of these buildings had been ...