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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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Kroes, Thomas (author)
There has been a lot of research on Saturn’s moon Enceladus because of the plumes of water vapour emanating from this icy moon’s south pole. However, not much is known about the characteristics of the rest of the moon. This Thesis uses infrared spectral data gathered by Cassini’s VIMS instrument to search for traces of materials other than water...
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Blokland, Boris (author)
The Internet of Things is a promising vision which enables trillions of sensor devices to be connected. A common bottleneck for such devices is the energy supply. Using batteries is expensive, it reduces the device lifetime and has a negative impact on the environment. Energy harvesting provides a more sustainable solution. Unfortunately,...
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Fines, Konstantine (author)
Airport surface movement operations are complex systems that experience many types of adverse events which require resilient, safe and efficient responses. One regularly occurring adverse event is that of runway reconfigurations. Agent based distributed planning and coordination has shown promising results in controlling and maintaining...
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van Beurden, Anouk (author)
Dravet Syndrome is a rare epileptic disorder, which is caused in more than 70% of all patients by a loss-of-function mutation in the SCN1A gene encoding sodium channel Nav1.1. One of the main problems for treatment of patients with Dravet Syndrome is drug resistance and there are no biomarkers to monitor the efficacy of a particular treatment....
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Vos, Daniël (author)
A switching max-plus linear model is a framework to describe the discrete dynamics of the timing of events. To influence these systems one can choose the routes of jobs and the orderings of operations as input for the system. In this thesis the techniques of model predictive control are used to find good input values. The problem of finding the...
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Declerck, Laurent (author)
The compound helicopter gains interest as operational needs push future rotorcraft capabilities beyond current standards. The compound helicopter is investigated as part of the Future Vertical Lift Program to replace the entire U.S. Army helicopter fleet. The compound helicopter resembles a mix between a fixed-wing aircraft...
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Kassem, Ahmed Valentin (author)
The modelling of gust generation by an array of oscillating vanes at Delft's University of Technology Open Jet Facility is proposed. Focus is placed on identifying relevant in-field gusts that horizontal axis wind turbines are exposed to and reproduction via numerical methods in the wind tunnel setting. A computationally efficient model is...
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de Wit, Maaike (author)
In the field of combustion systems, methods and tools are under development to fulfill the need for fast and accurate prediction of emissions such as NO and CO. CFD-CRN is a hybrid approach that utilizes a combination of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and a chemical reactor network (CRN) to simulate the flow field and chemical kinetics of a...
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Carvalho Barreira Lages Ribeiro, André (author)
Orbital plane changes require a considerable amount of propellant to be completed if the traditional fully propulsive maneuver is used. The cost associated with this type of maneuvers is one of its major drawbacks, and performing an inclination change in orbit would require a large part of the total mass budget of the mission. Moreover,...
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Hogerbrug, Marc (author)
A necessity in driving simulation testing is to understand and attenuate simulator sickness in urban environments to reduce the number of undesired drop-outs. This final thesis explains a 6 degree-of-freedom simulator sickness prediction model based on observer theory including the visual system. The model incorporates state-of-the-art knowledge...
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Contant, Stephane (author)
Recent years have seen a drastic increase in the number of small satellites launched per year, as these systems weighing less than 1000 kg have become less expensive alternatives to obtaining scientific data compared to satellites weighing multiple tons. A current drawback with these systems is their price to orbit, often reaching over $100k ...
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Quek, Yu Yang (author)
Lameness is characterized by abnormal gait and is an indicator of various hoof diseases in cattle. Not only does this raise animal welfare issues, it also causes significant economic loss from reduced milk yield and fertility. Despite that, prevalence of lameness in dairy farms is high because farmers are unable to dedicate time and labor to...
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Eyisoylu, Hande (author)
Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm (AAA) is a chronic degenerative disease of the arterial wall. The aortic vessel wall abnormally dilates due to multiple possible causes and may eventually rupture. It is characterized by several factors leading to the extreme dilation due to the degeneration of the vessel wall extracellular matrix (ECM). It is often...
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Smolders, Arnold (author)
Global internet traffic is subject to exponential growth. Free Space Optical communication can accommodate for this increase. Current communication systems prove to be capable of transferring Terabits/s of data per link to and from a satellite. This is done by coupling the laser beam into a fiber, which is connected to a computer capable of...
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Rodenburg, Amira (author)
Background and aims: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common manifestation of abnormal blood pressure (BP) regulation. The relative contribution and interaction of the physiological systems that alter or maintain adequate BP is largely unknown. Developing a closed-loop model is necessary to investigate the complex physiological function and...
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van den Broek, Jaïr (author)
The application of Modal Derivatives (MDs) in conventional reduction methods is an effective method to capture geometric nonlinearities in Finite Element Models (FEMs). Reduction methods, in general, are used to effectively reduce the number of unknowns in FEMs for the sake of computational efficiency. We investigated the applicability of three...
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Zheng, Xiao (author)
Alkaline water electrolysis will become increasingly important for supplying the world with sufficient renewable energy, and with raw material for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Zero Emission Fuels B.V. (ZEF), a technology start-up based in the Netherlands, is developing a small scale alkaline electrolysis cell (AEC), which is...
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Kim, Munyung (author)
To meet the increasing demands of air traffic, automated systems have been introduced to help air traffic controllers cope with the increasing air traffic in the next two decades. A challenge is that the supervision and evaluation of automated conflict detection and resolution tools have to be performed by human air traffic controllers. These...
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