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Aggarwal, Sakshi (author)
New railway bridges for high-speed trains are being built in a many countries around the world. In addition to the construction of new bridges, existing bridges are ageing. These two factors make the assessment of railway bridges essential. The bridges are designed considering certain predefined reliability criteria to account for the...
master thesis 2019
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Caro Ortiz, S.A. (author), Hens, R. (author), Zuidema, Erik (author), Rigutto, Marcello (author), Dubbeldam, David (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author)
This article explores how well vapor-liquid equilibria of pure components and binary mixtures of xylenes can be predicted using different force fields in molecular simulations. The accuracy of the Wolf method and the Ewald summation is evaluated. Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs ensemble are performed at conditions comparable to...
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Cheraghi, Morteza (author), Eslami Baladeh, Aliakbar (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Hazard and Operability analysis (HAZOP) is a popular technique for hazard identification and risk ranking in hazardous facilities. Conventional HAZOP, however, has some drawbacks: (i) it considers a limited number of risk factors, i.e., only the frequency and the severity of hazards; (ii) it assumes equal weights for the risk factors, thus...
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Gamarino, M. (author), Dall'Osso, Aldo (author), Lathouwers, D. (author), Kloosterman, J.L. (author)
In reactor core nodal analysis, the dependence of few-group, homogenized cross sections on the local physical conditions (i.e., the thermal-hydraulic state and material composition) is commonly represented via multivariate interpolation in parameterized libraries. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to model the spectral effects of...
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Chen, B. Y. (author), Pinho, S. T. (author)
This paper presents a new polymorphic element modelling approach for multi-scale simulation, with an application to fracture in composite structures. We propose the concept of polymorphic elements; these are elements that exist as an evolving superposition of various states, each representing the relevant physics with the required level of...
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Marín, Luis Gabriel (author), Cruz, Nicolás (author), Sáez, Doris (author), Sumner, Mark (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author)
Prediction interval modelling has been proposed in the literature to characterize uncertain phenomena and provide useful information from a decision-making point of view. In most of the reported studies, assumptions about the data distribution are made and/or the models are trained at one step ahead, which can decrease the quality of the...
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Rovira Navarro, M. (author), Rieutord, Michel (author), Gerkema, Theo (author), Maas, Leo R.M. (author), van der Wal, W. (author), Vermeersen, L.L.A. (author)
Some of the moons of the outer solar system harbour subsurface liquid oceans. Tidal dissipation plays an important role in preventing these oceans from freezing. In the past, most studies considered only tidal dissipation in the solid layers of these bodies (rock and ice). Recently, new studies considering tidal dissipation in the oceans of...
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Abushaban, Almotasembellah (author), Salinas Rodriguez, S.G. (author), Mangal, M.N. (author), Mondal, Subhanjan (author), Goueli, Said A. (author), Magic-Knezev, Aleksandra (author), Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (author), Schippers, Jan C. (author), Kennedy, M.D. (author)
) as the seawater matrix interferes with ATP measurement. In...
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Kroesen, M. (author)
Introduction: Behavioral health risk factors are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The four main risk factors, the so-called SNAP-factors, relate to smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. A consistent finding in health research is that these behaviors tend to cluster together, thereby resulting in...
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Mohammadzadeh Moghaddam, E. (author)
Fixed bed arrangements find wide applications, particularly in reaction engineering, where they are employed as multi-tubular catalytic reactors for the transformation of reactants into desired products. The importance of such complicated reactors can be realized by their extensive applications as the process workhorse in various industries, e.g...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Irisarri, François Xavier (author), Groenendijk, Chris (author), Růžek, Roman (author)
Composite materials are finding increasing application, for example in commercial aircraft. Traditionally fiber angles are restricted to 0°,±45° and 90°. The current work exploits the possibility of using multiple ’non-conventional’ laminates where either fiber steering (‘variable stiffness’), ply drops (‘variable thickness’), or a...
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Labans, E. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The ability to steer carbon fibre tapes, varying the tow angle, can widen the designs possibilities of cylindrical shells that are one of the main components of aerospace structures. This research presents experimental and numerical investigation of two carbon fibre reinforced plastic cylindrical shells – a cylinder with conventional layup made...
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Venkatesan, P. (author)
Rare earth elements (REEs), along with other metals, will play a pivotal role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Primary mining of REEs consists of multiple steps, is energy intensive and has an adverse environmental impact. Thus, the current scenario of “use and throw” of REEs after a single use in a product is untenable....
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Agliata, R. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author), Greco, Roberto (author), Minardo, Aldo (author), Mollo, Luigi (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
Undesired presence of water in historical masonries has a negative effect on the walls and causes deterioration of decorative works covering the walls, such as frescoes and valuable plasters. To prevent this, non-invasive moisture measurements are needed that avoid damage during masonry inspection caused by sample taking or probe insertion....
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Kaller, Thomas (author), Pasquariello, Vito (author), Hickel, S. (author), Adams, Nikolaus A. (author)
and an average Nusselt number of Nuxz = 371. The geometry and boundary conditions follow an experimental reference case and good agreement...
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Risselada, Dirk (author)
The Deployable SpaceTelescope Project was started at Delft University of Technology in 2014. The projectaims to develop an ultra-high resolution Earth Observation telescope with aresolution of 0.25m, but with a much lower mass and volume than its competitorscurrently in operation. In order to meet the stringent mass...
master thesis 2019
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van Ruiten, Martijn (author)
The current approach in the shipping industry by the use of highly toxic coating systems is harmful for our inland waterways and oceans, does not benefit the public health and is very undesirable for all aquatic organisms on our planet.
Almost every vessel today uses a toxic coating system which releases toxic compounds continually into our...
bachelor thesis 2019
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van Pelt, Timo (author)
This project proposes a series of experiments that involve plasma synthetic jet actuators. The first experiment will perform a jet characterisation experiment that will research the effect of orifice geometry on the overall performance of the actuator. The second experiment will built upon the first experiment and will use a plasma synthetic jet...
master thesis 2019
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van Dam, S.B. (author)
Quantum mechanics differs deeply from classical intuition and knowledge, sparking fundamental questions and radically new technology. Generating large entangled states between distant nodes of a quantum network will advance both domains. The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre in diamond is a promising building block for such a network.
However,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Gangoli Rao, A. (author), van den Oudenalder, F.S.C. (author), Klein, S.A. (author)
The energy scenario is currently undergoing a rapid transition in the pursuit of increasing the share of renewable energy sources in order to reduce the global anthropogenic CO2 emission. However, since several of the renewable energy sources are intermittent in nature, like wind and solar, this intermittency gives rise to several problems in...
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