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Ritsma, Folkert (author)
Performance of set based fault detection is highly dependent on the complexity of the set bounding methods used to bound the healthy residual set. Existing methods achieve robust performance with complex set bounding that narrowly define healthy system behavior, yet at the cost of higher computation times. In this thesis a major improvement is...
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De Meer Pardo, Fernando (author)
The scarcity of historical financial data has been a huge hindrance for the development algorithmic trading models ever since the first models were devised. Most financial models assume as hypothesis a series of characteristics regarding the nature of financial time series and seek extracting information about the state of the market through...
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Smaal, Stijn (author)
Accurately predicting the ship motions, is essential knowledge when operating in water. To predict the ship motions, multiple ship characteristics have to be known. For the roll motion, one of these characteristics is the roll damping coefficient. Nowadays the industry standard to determine the roll damping coefficient of a ship is by performing...
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Schaap, Paulus (author)
Vibration energy harvesting is the solution for powering on-road sensor measurements. Various techniques to harvest the most energy from a certain application are found in literature. An electromagnetic energy harvester was found to be the best option for transport applications.
In this work, the potential benefits of a coupled oscillator...
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Estourgie, Julien (author)
This thesis studies how serious game developers can develop robust business models with regard to future uncertainties that these developers must be able to deal with. Twelve in-depth interviews were held with managers, owners, and entrepreneurs of serious game developers in the Netherlands to identify and describe in detail the future...
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He, Xuanmin (author)
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 went to the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which contributed to the discovery of new cells and viruses, the diagnosis of unknown diseases, the mapping of human genomes and the manufacturing of semiconductors. Cryo Correlative light and electron microscopy (Cryo-CLEM), is the combination of using...
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Chatterjee, Shubhonil (author)
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Thijssens, Olivier (author)
Global and local aviation traffic is growing while economic and performance pressures on the industry are increasing. As a consequence, airlines try to maximise their fleet utilization. Airline operators and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) providers therefore require as much insight as possible in factors affecting component reliability...
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van Odenhoven, Bas (author)
Air forces demand aircraft availability for their operations. In order to increase this availability, there is a need for insight in the effect of environmental conditions on the usage profiles of components and systems. Existing frameworks and standards only provide for static environmental effects on component degradation. The research...
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van Casteren, Rosalie (author)
The Earth is subjected to 100,000 year cycles of glaciation and deglaciation. The deformations induced by glacial and oceanic loading and the continuous attempt at recovery of the isostatic equilibrium within the solid Earth, are referred to as Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA). This process is ongoing still and yields a large contribution to...
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van den Bos, Michael (author)
What is the most advantageous magnetic attitude control torquer for reducing angular rates of a PocketQube? To answer this question several magnetorquer concepts are explored and two concepts are built. In addition, a method to test these magnetorquers is developed. An Air-core magnetorquer system and a magnetorquer embedded in a PCB are...
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Stuldreher, Ivo (author)
Monitoring selectively directed auditory attention in groups can be helpful in a range of contexts, such as in education. In real-world settings, selectively directed attention cannot be monitored by relating physiological signals to known event markers. Determining the similarity of physiological responses across individuals in a group (i.e.,...
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Choudhary, Abhas (author)
The automation of thermoplastic composite production and the drive towards out-of-autoclave processes, is of great relevance in the aerospace and lightweight composite structures industry. Hence, there is a crucial need for developing the current state of material and process understanding, in order to increase the technology readiness levels of...
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van Erp, Stefan (author)
The goal of this research is to assess technical and economic feasibility of hydropower at the weir-complex of Driel. A local initiative opting to improve the environment gained interest in the idea and asked Arcadis NL for help. The weir complex at Driel lays in a key position in the Dutch river Delta and regulates the flow to the IJssel and...
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Waring, Jack (author)
A knowledge gap exists between design agencies and their clients leading to what is known as the Valley of Death. This is the result of a resource and knowledge gap around a concept, leading to challenges in adoption into an organisation resulting projects losing momentum, and ultimately being abandoned. The aim of this project was to develop a...
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Hsu, Chih-gang (author)
In the simulation of floating wind turbines, a traditional rigid floater assumption becomes less valid while pursuing large size floating wind turbines with steel-efficient floaters. Up to date, hull flexibility still cannot be efficiently incorporated into aero-servo-elastic-hydro simulation tools, and the possible influence of hull flexibility...
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Verhelst, Hugo (author)
With increasing attention to climate change,renewable energy generation has become a major topic for research anddevelopment. Wind and solar energy are generated on land, whereas wave, windand tidal energy generators are getting attention in the offshore domain. Anovel extension of onshore solar energy is the concept of...
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Lee, Jaehyeun (author)
Fatigue is often a governing design factor for offshore wind turbines. Since the design of offshore wind turbines includes conservatism, the actual accumulated fatigue damage can be lower than what the turbine is designed for. In this case, the operator can make a decision on life time extension of existing wind turbines. Therefore, it is...
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Tramutola, Lucia (author)
The relevance of circular economy, in these days where the environmental impact and toll of humans’ activities is undeniable, grows steadily. Circular economy, founded on three basic principles, advocates for all materials to be kept in use for as long as possible. This takes a concrete shape, for example, in the importance of recycling...
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van Maris, Rutger (author)
This thesis presents a model that is able to predict fatigue crack growth and damage directionality in non-conventional Fibre Metal Laminates (FMLs) in CentreCracked Tension (CCT) specimens. Non-conventional FMLs encompass all FMLs other than standardised ones such as GLARE. FMLs can be made non-conventional by using multiple fibre types, any...
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