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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 Dort, Mark (author)
To reduce the necessary input force of the user to exert a precision grip force above 30 N, the hydraulic circuit of the Delft Cylinder Hand can be expanded. This added hydraulic circuit has to be able to generate high enough pressures and volume flows to generate a pinch force of 30 N with all of the fingers, close the hand within 0.5 seconds...
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Zeeuwe, Daan (author)
Biologically plausible representations have been found to emerge in particular recurrent neural networks when training on path-integration [1, 2]. This report explores factors influencing the occurrence of entorhinal-like representations in recurrent neural networks. Reproducing simplified models from existing studies and created a hybrid model...
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van Krimpen, Floris (author)
Disinformation is a problem that has become more relevant over the past years. Also the European Union tried and is trying to deal with this problem by introducing multiple policy actions. However, the impact and usefulness of these policies is not clear. This thesis uses a combination of stakeholder analysis, interviews and systems thinking to...
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Speelman, Tim (author)
In recent years, the energy transition has led to increasingly higher installed capacities of intermittent renewable energy sources. This has sparked the interest in power-to-fuel technology to store excess renewable energy in the chemical bonds of synthetic fuels. As a highly reactive, turn-key process, plasma-chemical conversion offers a...
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Shafiepour, Kamdin (author)
High penetration of rooftop PV generation in the distribution network increases the variability of power flows and the frequency of network and hence congestions occurs at various network locations of the network. Congestions have various defects such as it deteriorates network performance, power quality and therefore can lead to a shutdown by...
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te Velde, Thijs (author)
Context & case You are reading the report for a master’s graduation project conducted at Delft University of Technology. This project is chaired by prof. dr. ir. Pieter Desmet and coached by dr. Rebecca Price. The project was initiated by Margot Scheltema, an influential Dutch commissioner with multiple companies. She initiated this project...
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Sriram, Shruti (author)
Photovoltaic systems play a crucial role in the shift from conventional energy sources to renewable energy alternatives . Considering the sudden boom in PV systems, several IT firms invested heavily in the creation of online PV system sizing tools for customers worldwide. This was done to ease the calculation process of sizing a Solar System....
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Lambers, Jorrinde (author)
Current upper-limb prostheses are often rejected as a result of high activation forces that are needed for control. Another reason for rejection is the absence of appropriate proprioceptive feedback. In this study, a pneumatic control system was designed that decreased the activation forces and where proprioceptive feedback was provided. The...
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Goldschmeding, Marcel (author)
The introduction of control systems in the automotive industry has significantly increased safety. Improved control over the vehicle dynamics has been shown to contribute to substantial reductions in the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting from road traffic crashes. The introduction of Electronic Stability Control yielded impressive...
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Hijner, Anne Mijntje (author)
In order for public transportation to remain an attractive travel option, its reliability must be improved. To enable this, extensive knowledge on the passenger delay phenomenon is necessary. This study explores the possibility of using empirical data of passenger delay to determine the relationships between stations through a Bayesian Network...
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del Valle Hidalgo, Alejandro (author)
Reflexes and co-contraction are the two mechanisms used for effective limb control when humans face unexpected perturbations in their daily activities. When the environment has reduced stability margins, reflexes are tempered due to the oscillations caused by the neural time delay of the reflexive pathways. An explanation is that reflexes adapt...
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Feliciotti, Francesca Feliciotti (author)
During the last years, as virtual assistants such as Siri (Apple), Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, spread into everyday situations, conversational recommender systems were proposed as an interactive recommendation process to connect with the user. However, there is little knowledge about the personalization of conversational recommender systems...
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Iziyi, Idriss (author)
Augmented Reality (AR) - a technology that integrates 3D virtual objects into a real environment in realtime - has recently gained a lot of attention and is expected to become a 100 billion dollar industry by 2023. Surprisingly, researchers present a different picture of AR. They wonder about the functional benefits of AR and the impact of AR...
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BEKAR, Ogan (author)
The twenty-first-century complex technology and innovation systems require firms to adopt untraditional organizational structures, in which the value chains are broken, and non-linear flows of tangible and intangible resources are capitalized. The literature on innovation management and network economics also recognizes that firms’ innovation...
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Duffhues, Gijs (author)
The Dutch government has set the goal for the Dutch housing stock to be independent of gas by 2050. The funding for the needed energy efficiency retrofits is a bottleneck in the process. Owner occupiers within condominium associations come across many barriers in the application process for funding. One of which is the lack of a well suited...
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Gelmi, Samuele (author)
This Thesis presents the design and implementation of a preliminary Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) architecture for LUMIO, a CubeSat mission to the Moon. The baseline of the FDIR is the Failure Modes Effects (and Criticality) Analysis (FMEA/FMECA) of the mission, through which the potential failure scenarios are classified. The...
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van Gelder, Julie (author)
A recent report on the future of education by the OECD (2018), noted that it is through education that we can prepare children to become active, responsible and engaged citizens that can make a contribution to a sustainable future. A new study performed by I&O Research (2018) found that two-third of citizens in the Netherlands thinks that...
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Ruessink, Mark (author)
The Haringvliet sluices is one of the Delta Works. The sluices were finished in 1970 and are thus 50 years old. This research is initiated because the expected lifetime of hydraulic structures is thought to decrease significantly due to climate change. This study aims to provide insight in the functions the Haringvliet...
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