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Baugh, Rebecca (author)
Collaboration between the Global South and Global North is inevitable. It can work. It can be emphatic, effective, and more equal. However, there is a deeply embedded history of colonialism involving power asymmetries that give rise to the dismissal of value systems, which pervert this type of collaboration from being truly realised. Hence,...
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Margert, Andrei (author)
Acidizing is a widely used technique for intensification of geothermal wells. At certain conditions, acid injection results in a formation of highly conductive channels, e.g. wormholes. The associated rock matrix dissolution is highly nonlinear and may influence the fluid flow as well as rock properties. Wormhole patterns and breakthrough time...
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Zhao, Xiujie (author), Chen, P. (author), Gaudoin, Olivier (author), Doyen, Laurent (author)
This study proposes a framework to analyze accelerated degradation testing (ADT) data in the presence of inspection effects. Motivated by a real dataset from the electric industry, we study two types of effects induced by inspections. After each inspection, the system degradation level instantaneously reduces by a random value. Meanwhile, the...
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Zhang, Z. (author), Duan, X. (author), Jia, Dechang (author), Zhou, Y. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)
MAX phases are a family of ternary carbide or nitride ceramics possessing a layered crystal structure and, due to their chemical bonds having a mixed covalent-ionic-metallic nature, have unique properties combining those of metals and ceramics. In this review, the formation mechanisms of MAX phases from elemental and compound powders are...
review 2021
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Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Under the high requirement of ballast materials and the frequent maintenance of high-speed and heavy-haul railway, the maintenance cost and material consumption become an important problem. Several methods are used to increase the stability and service life of railway structure, also using recycled materials in ballast bed construction can be a...
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Sprokkereef, Jasper (author)
When containers are transported on synchromodal bookings from their origin to their destination, the transport supplier can decide which combination of trucks, trains, and ships to use. This gives transport suppliers many options to route the container through the synchromodal network. Current literature on the individual routing of containers...
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Marshall, Jack (author)
In order to decarbonize the electricity grid, renewable energy sources must be utilised in con- junction with energy storage to provide ancillary services, which maintain electricity supply quality, reliability and restorability, whilst remaining aordable. Due to a lack of knowledge about the potential of stacking UK ancillary services and...
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Moreno Gonzalez, M. (author)
This thesis presents novel ways of recovering of valuable compounds from food industry side streams. It does so via evaluating two case studies for the valorization of such streams. These types of streams are often referred to as waste and discarded. However, they are rich sources of nutraceuticals (e.g polyphenols), proteins and dietary fiber....
doctoral thesis 2021
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Bhangale, J.A. (author)
The work done for this thesis is related to fatigue analysis of various material types used in the wind turbine blades. For the analysis, a framework from the thermodynamics of irreversible processes with internal variables and Continuum Damage Mechanics (CDM) is used. Thermodynamic principles provide a generic framework that is valid for the...
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Donlon, Craig J. (author), Cullen, Robert (author), Giulicchi, Luisella (author), Vuilleumier, Pierrik (author), Francis, C. Richard (author), Kuschnerus, M. (author), Simpson, William (author), Bouridah, Abderrazak (author), Caleno, Mauro (author)
Given the considerable range of applications within the European Union Copernicus system, sustained satellite altimetry missions are required to address operational, science and societal needs. This article describes the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission that is designed to provide precision sea level, sea surface height, significant wave height,...
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Chorus, C.G. (author), Liebe, Ulf (author), Meyerhoff, Jürgen (author)
contribution to periodical 2021
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Ilhan, Ilknur (author), Turan, Deniz (author), Gibson, Ian (author), ten Klooster, Roland (author)
Seal area represents the most problematic part in food packaging for controlling the moisture and gas ingress and preserving product quality. Understanding the mechanism of heat sealing, which is a widely used method in flexible packaging, is critical for maintaining product quality throughout the storage and preventing food waste. Likewise,...
review 2021
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Anand, N. (author)
The urgent need to transition to a climate-neutral society requires rapid development and adoption of renewable technologies. Key enablers of conventional and future renewable energy conversion technologies are turbomachines. However, the specific requirements of these turbines and compressors, e.g. operation under highly non-uniform flow or...
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Nuñez Velasco, J.P. (author)
This dissertation aimed to understand the behavior of pedestrians and cyclists when interacting with automated vehicles (AVs). The role AVs’ characteristics such as their physical appearance, whether a driver is present, the presence of external communication interfaces, and factors pertaining to the behavior of the vehicle were investigated...
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Mirzaie Yegane, M. (author)
Polymer flooding is a commercially viable chemical enhanced oil recovery (cEOR) method. It includes the injection of water-soluble polymers into a reservoir to improve the drive water viscosity and consequently to increase the sweep and displacement efficiency of the water. Despite the success in both laboratory and field applications, there are...
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Kerstens, Fabio (author)
As a part of a <i>Future Launcher Preparatory Programme</i> contract issued by the European Space Agency, the aerospace startup company Dawn Aerospace is developing an integral, additive manufactured (AM), liquid rocket engine. This 2.5 kN class engine is propelled by the storable propellants 90% hydrogen peroxide and kerosene and used in the...
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Pareyns, Kaat (author)
Launch vehicle structures are commonly composed of cylindrical and conical shells, which are inherently sensitive to buckling. The axial compression experienced during launch can consequently be a sizing load case, so it is important to understand the axial buckling behavior of these shells. Experimental testing is an essential part of studying...
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Mercuur, R.A. (author)
Our routines play an important role in a wide range of social challenges such as climate change, disease outbreaks and coordinating the staff and patients of a hospital. Studying these systems via agent-based simulations (ABS) enables researchers to gain insight into complex aspects of these challenges such as human interaction, learning,...
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Eggermont, Arnault-Quentin (author)
The aviation industry has set ambitious emission reduction targets for 2050. Following the success of electrification in the automotive industry, the potential of hybrid electric propulsion (HEP) has been the subject of many scientific projects. The energy and power of the electric systems that support the aircraft propulsion system are...
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Meijers, P.C. (author)
Increasing demand for energy from renewable sources has resulted in ambitious plans to construct a large number of offshore wind farms in the coming years. In relatively shallow water depths, the preferred support structure for wind turbines is the steel monopile, which is a thin-walled cylindrical structure. To decrease the cost of the...
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