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Keshav, Saket (author)
All ecosystem services of river are governed by flow regime. The different components of flow regime like topography, geology, and climatic variation contribute to different ecological processes. These ecosystems provide a wide range of direct and indirect benefits to a human being. The ecosystem services such as hydropower, irrigation, drinking...
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Varon, Carolina (author), Lázaro, Jesús (author), Orini, Michele (author), Deviaene, Margot (author), Kontaxis, Spyridon (author), Testelmans, Dries (author), Buyse, Bertien (author), Borzée, Pascal (author), Sörnmo, Leif (author)
Cardiorespiratory monitoring is crucial for the diagnosis and management of multiple conditions such as stress and sleep disorders. Therefore, the development of ambulatory systems providing continuous, comfortable, and inexpensive means for monitoring represents an important research topic. Several techniques have been proposed in the...
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van der Tuin, M.S. (author), Pel, A.J. (author)
Transport infrastructure owners are moving from reactive toward proactive infrastructure management. This involves computation of costs associated with failure or maintenance, including expected transport delays. These delays are often computed by multiplying additional travel time by the number of travellers. However, this does not reflect...
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Hegde, M. (author), Yang, Lin (author), Vita, Francesco (author), Fox, Ryan J. (author), van de Watering, R. (author), Norder, B. (author), Lafont, U.L. (author), Francescangeli, Oriano (author), Madsen, Louis A. (author), Picken, S.J. (author), Samulski, Edward T. (author), Dingemans, T.J. (author)
Combining polymers with small amounts of stiff carbon-based nanofillers such as graphene or graphene oxide is expected to yield low-density nanocomposites with exceptional mechanical properties. However, such nanocomposites have remained elusive because of incompatibilities between fillers and polymers that are further compounded by...
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de Gouw, Joost A. (author), Veefkind, j. Pepijn (author), Roosenbrand, Esther (author), Dix, Barbara (author), Lin, John C. (author), Landgraf, Jochen (author), Levelt, Pieternel Felicitas (author)
Production of oil and natural gas in North America is at an all-time high due to the development and use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Methane emissions associated with this industrial activity are a concern because of the contribution to climate radiative forcing. We present new measurements from the space-based...
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Hillen, Tessa (author)
Although the Dutch energy supply is gradually progressing from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, the consequences for the grid are becoming increasingly evident. Meanwhile, the gas extraction from the Groningen natural gas reserve is de- clining as the induced earthquakes in the northern Netherlands persist. Hydrogen, as a flexible...
master thesis 2020
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Westerveld, Bart (author)
In regions which experience arctic conditions, structures like offshore wind turbines, oil-platforms, light houses, piers and bridges suffer from abrasion by moving ice sheets. This results in challenging maintenance and repair works. At the ice-structure interface, several mechanisms exist which are responsible for the wear of concrete such as:...
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Oderwald Blázquez, Adrian (author)
In riverine environments under anaerobic conditions, methane and carbon dioxide are produced as a result of biological activity, causing degradation of organic matter. Under aerobic conditions, the bacteria present degrade the organic matter, whereby the concentration of dissolved oxygen may be lowered. Thus, issues experienced in the...
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Bruins Slot, Hilco (author), Nugteren, Alex (author), van Rie, Victor (author), Nota, Hugo (author), Overgaauw, Tim (author), van der Heide, Niels (author)
This report is written with the aim to evaluate a possible port expansion in the port of San Vicente, Chile. In order to achieve this a thorough analysis on the port operations, hydrodynamical analysis using Delft3D and a bottleneck analysis on the infrastructure have been executed. A preliminary design for the port expansion is created. This...
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Pathak, Atul (author)
Cost overruns in infrastructure projects has been a well-known phenomenon for almost a decade. As per the generally accepted definition, the industry has been measuring cost overruns as the cost exceedance with respect to the approved contractor’s budget. But researchers are realizing the fact that the decision-to-build is generally taken long...
master thesis 2020
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Brouwer, Wietske (author), van Hamel, Amber (author), van Haren, Mick (author), Kindermann, Paulina (author), Verboeket, Rik (author)
The Kathmandu Valley in Nepal is facing the combined effects of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and climate change. This results in serious water management challenges: growing freshwater demands, declining water tables, drying of streams, and deteriorating water quality. Insufficient surface water supplies have led...
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Brouwer, Wietske (author), van Hamel, Amber (author), van Haren, Mick (author), Kindermann, Paulina (author), Verboeket, Rik (author)
Like other cities in Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur faces rapid urbanisation and population growth. Unsafe, new settlements are partly located at the floodplains and the government lags behind in implementing proper land-use policy to control unrestrained settlement. The rivers are not only constrained by uncontrolled settlements, but also by...
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Nokhbatolfoghahai, A. (author), Navazi, H. M. (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
In this paper, the hybrid Delay-And-Sum (DAS) with Sparse Reconstruction (SR) method was further developed for damage location in composite plates. In composite materials, anisotropy leads to some challenges in using conventional damage location methods, which are developed for isotropic materials. In the hybrid DAS-SR method, the DAS and SR...
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Jafari Eshlaghi, M. (author), D'haese, A. (author), Zlopaša, J. (author), Cornelissen, E. R. (author), Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (author), Verbeken, K. (author), Verliefde, A. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Picioreanu, C. (author)
Chemical cleaning is vital for the optimal operation of membrane systems. Membrane chemical cleaning protocols are often developed in the laboratory flow cells (e.g., Membrane Fouling Simulator (MFS)) using synthetic feed water (nutrient excess) and short experimental time of typically days. However, full-scale Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes...
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Yürüşen, Nurseda Y. (author), Rowley, Paul N. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), Melero, Julio J. (author)
While many operation and maintenance (O&M) decision support systems (DSS) have been already proposed, a serious research need still exists for wind farm O&M scheduling. O&M planning is a challenging task, as maintenance teams must follow specific procedures when performing their service, which requires working at height in adverse...
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Eleftheroglou, N. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Data driven probabilistic methodologies have found increasing use the last decade and provide a platform for the remaining useful life (RUL) prediction of composite structures utilizing health-monitoring data. Of particular interest is the RUL prediction of composite structures that either underperform or outperform due to unexpected...
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van den Boomen, M. (author)
Ageing infrastructures and shortage of financing induce the need for optimising public infrastructure replacements. From an economic perspective, classical net present value comparison is traditionally the method of choice to decide on investments and replacements. The current research observes that typical infrastructure related features make...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Raimondo, A. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The fatigue life prediction of post-buckled composite structures represents still an unresolved issue due to the complexity of the phenomenon and the high costs of experimental testing. In this paper, a novel numerical approach, called “Min-Max Load Approach”, is used to analyze the behavior of a composite single-stringer specimen with an...
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Wiersma, R.T. (author), Eisemann, E. (author), Hildebrandt, K.A. (author)
This paper is concerned with a fundamental problem in geometric deep learning that arises in the construction of convolutional neural networks on surfaces. Due to curvature, the transport of filter kernels on surfaces results in a rotational ambiguity, which prevents a uniform alignment of these kernels on the surface. We propose a network...
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Verma, Amrit Shankar (author), Jiang, Zhiyu (author), Gao, Zhen (author), Vedvik, Nils Petter (author)
Single-blade installation is a conventional method for installing blades on monopile-type offshore wind turbines. A jack-up crane vessel is commonly used, and individual blades are lifted to the tower top height and mated with the hub. The relative motions between the hub and blade root during the mating phase, partly due to wind-induced...
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