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Volger, Casper (author)
The growth of the cruise industry throughout recent years and the changing public opinion on cruise ships has led to increasing concerns regarding the impact cruise vessels have on the world’s climate and environ- ment. Cruise passengers prefer not to be related with heavy polluting vessels. In fact, trends like responsible tourism and...
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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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van Grieken, Hylke (author)
In Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racing, a fast gate start is crucial for overall race performance (Rylands2014). The goal of this study was to (1) provide a better understanding of how cyclists effectively propel the bicycle during BMX gate start, and (2) identify pedalling variables which are good predictors of a fast start. Five elite BMX cyclist...
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Salet, Bo (author)
As the new space movement develops, so comes the request for cheaper space solar panels with a shorter delivery time. This master thesis investigates the possibilities of using a Semi-flexible terrestrial solar panel in a low Earth orbit space environment. A Semi-flexible solar panel is a sandwich of polymer films with the solar cells in between...
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Versteeg, Rogier (author)
Traditional analysis of human manual control behaviour is currently constrained by the linear time-invariant assumption of the state-of-the-art “cybernetic” approach. This implies that time-varying and nonlinear aspects of human behaviour are generally overlooked, while these could be critical characteristic factors in, for example, the...
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Gao, Xiang (author)
To follow the rapid advance of the Energy Transition, the technology and application of the renewable energy resources and energy storage devices have been developed in an unstoppable speed. When the application of energy storage technology starts to prosper gradually over the world, there are some problems showing up while lots of advantages...
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Manzi, Matteo (author)
In interplanetary mission design, ballistic capture is the phenomenon by which a spacecraft approaches its target body, and performs a number of revolutions around it, without requiring manoeuvres in between. For a spacecraft to be captured, its gravitational interaction with at least two celestial bodies has to be taken into account. Because of...
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Laninga, Bern (author)
Several high-tech companies that develop creative new technological products fail to enter the market. For entering the market, some companies aim to use a transition from a customer engineering project to a so-called product platform. A product platform is a technological design that meets the needs of a core group of customers and can be...
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Pepermans, Lars (author)
Reusable rocket stages is a trend in launch vehicles that have been observed for some time now. Even reusable upper stages have been seen in the Space Shuttle, Kistler K-1 and now the SpaceX Starship. This thesis is on the development of a genetic optimisation algorithm to determine the economic feasibility of upper stage reusability. Genetic...
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Bakker, Eline (author)
In the past decades, air traffic growth has resulted in increasingly complex situations. In order to guarantee safety and efficiency is maintained, new automation tools and interfaces must be developed. In collaboration with the Netherlands Air Navigation Service Provider, the Inbound Traffic Support System interface was developed. This display...
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van Gestel, Lennert (author)
In order to reduce CO2 emission, district heat networks and carbon-neutral heat energy production are being developed in the Netherlands. This resulted in an increasing amount of district heating systems (DHS) in the horticulture areas. A DHS in a region called the ”B3-Hoek” connects multiple producers with horticulture companies in a single...
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Camelo Martines, Diego (author)
What makes a startup successful? How to define success? Existent models on startup success prediction often left aside significant predictors which may not be available in typical business databases such as crunchbase. com. In this research, focused on a population of five thousand organisations from the Dutch startup ecosystem, we go beyond...
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Jansen, Wiljan (author)
Mangrove forests, which serve as a natural sea defence, have been degraded by human action during the last decades. To protect and recover these areas, different types of permeable structures consisting of bamboo have been proposed and applied. However, these structures are currently based on engineering judgement, as design rules are not...
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Osejo Rodriguez, Jorge (author)
Over recent years, there has been an increase in demands for rare and precious minerals worldwide. Mostly this is due to the rise of the world’s population and the drive towards a green energy transition and low carbon economy. Prices are rapidly increasing, and there is an identifiable risk of an increasing supply shortage of raw materials,...
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van der Plas, Leon (author)
In the construction industry, it is common to predict manufacturing times of structural elements based on the experience of shop managers. With the increasing use of Building Information Models (BIM) and data analysis in manufacturing processes an opportunity for improving the accuracy of predicted manufacturing times arises. This research...
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Stroobants, Stein (author)
Accurate indoor localization is essential for autonomous robotic agents to perform tasks ranging from warehouse management to remote sensing in greenhouses. Recently Ultra Wideband (UWB) distance measurements have been used to estimate position and velocity indoors. These UWB-measurements are known to be corrupted by a varying bias. Besides,...
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Wilmes, Erik (author)
Background - Hamstring strain injuries (HSI’s) in soccer occur most frequently during the latter stages of each half. Neuromuscular fatigue (NMF) may induce changes in hamstring contractile strength and sprinting technique, which are potential causes for the observed increase in HSI risk during each half.Objectives - The aim of this study was to...
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van der Ploeg, Jorik (author)
A typical gait pattern of a healthy individual is characterized by coordinated kinematics of body segments that minimize the energy cost of transport. This is achieved by a well-coordinated sequence of energy generation, transmission, and absorption by muscles. Knowing the energy...
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Krishnamurthy, Anusha (author)
Digital transformation is taking place all around and there is hardly anything has not been affected (Reddy & Reinartz, 2017). It is reshaping a wide range of activities, influences the way we work, our communication and our consumer behaviors (Piccinini, Hanelt, R.W., & L.M., 2015). Benefits are less visible in certain situations, but a...
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Botman, Willemijn (author)
The development of renewable energy applications has become increasingly important in the past couple of years due to a growing global energy demand and increasing consciousness of global warming. A recent development in renewable energy is the application of offshore floating solar systems. A prototype design for this application, as developed...
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