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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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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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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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Menon, Amritasree Menon (author)
Climate change has been largely attributed to global temperatures rising over the years. This has been further mitigated by the increased usage of fossil fuels, deforestation, increased livestock farming, and chemical emissions, as a result of the large-scale industrialization of developing nations, combined with the increased consumption of...
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Gujjala, Tharun Raj (author)
Over the years, applications for the turbomachinery usage and the operating range during its lifetime have widened. The single operating point optimized design leads to a problematic phenomenon called ‘local optimization’ which means that the design has a very narrow range of better performance around that point and deteriorates significantly at...
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Kholodov, Yaroslav (author)
This study investigated the potential of ex-post fare policy evaluation utilising smartcard data. It looked into how to identify and measure the actual outcomes of a policy, define the degree of its success, and even find some unexpected side-effects of high importance. The study is based on a case of the public transport fare policy introduced...
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Baan, Maureen (author)
People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) will suffer from a limited hand function. Therefore, a dynamic hand orthosis could be one of the solutions to improve their hand function and quality of life. However, at this moment, none of the obtainable hand orthoses fits their special needs. The goal of this research is to design a flat dynamic...
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Anantharaman, Arjun (author)
Taylor-Couette (TC) flow refers to the flow in the annulus between two coaxial, independently rotating cylinders. The TC system has been subject to multiple experiments spanning over decades due to the instability phenomena that occur in the flow. When the rotation rates of the cylinders are increased beyond a critical value, instabilities...
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van der Zwaag, Anne-Sea (author)
Data analysis for electrical impedance tomography (EIT) research requires manual selection of sequences with a normal breathing pattern. This procedure is lengthy and the lack of a standardised approach results in different practices among EIT studies, limiting the potential and comparability of the research.<br/>This article presents a new...
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Beintema, Tim (author)
In the Netherlands the preterm birth rate is around 7%. The problematic part is that these preterm infants make up for 72% of all deaths during or shortly after birth. To provide a way to aid these infants the following question was stated by the doctor: "turn on a light in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when the preterm infant’s development...
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Rosencwaig Lustig, Mauricio (author)
One of the most widely used structural Organ-on-Chip industry is Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). This material offers desirable features such as customizable mechanical properties, patterning , biocompatibility, optical transparency, permeability to gasses, viscoelasticity and hydrophicity. One example of OoC, the Cytostretch platform proposed at...
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Grossmann, Martin (author)
The amount of international shipped cargo grows steadily, and seas are exploited for seabed mining and energy production more than ever. As a result, there is an increase in traffic density and decrease in free navigational space, potentially causing a higher incidence of dangerous navigation situations that may lead to ship collisions. This...
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Gliaubertas, Julius (author)
An entrepreneurial ecosystem has become a paradigm between policy makers, regional developers as well as profit seeking organizations to spur start-up establishment and growth rates. Numerous studies have focused on conceptualization of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and the potential benefits that may be accrued regionally by effectively...
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Dikland, Tim (author)
Recently, by Z. Shen, resolvent estimates for the Stokes operator were established in <i>L<sup>p</sup>(Ω) </i>when <i>Ω</i> is a Lipschitz domain in <i>R<sup>d</sup></i>, with <i>d≥3</i> and<i> |1/p-1/2|&lt;1/(2d)+ε</i>. This result implies that the Stokes operator generates a bounded analytic semigroup in <i>L<sup>p</sup>(Ω)</i> in the case...
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Schoutetens, Frederic (author)
With the increased interest for interstellar exploration after the discovery of exoplanets and the proposal of the Breakthrough Starshot project to perform a fly-through mission of Alpha Centauri to capture the first images of an Earth-like exoplanet, this paper investigates the optimization of photon-sail trajectories in Alpha Centauri for...
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Gawandalkar, Udhav (author)
The way in which mean strain affects the turbulent structures is imperative to understand various natural flows such as flow over a hill, the flow of a river in the delta, jet streams in the upper atmosphere etc. Further, it also has industrial implications viz; flow over bodies such as airfoil, turbomachinery, gas pipelines. <br/>The strained...
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Beukers, Eveline (author)
In the last decade, an increasing amount of people has become aware of the negative impact their behaviour has on the environment. However, most consumers are not aware of the negative environmental impact of the products they purchase and possess. Research has been done on different aspects of products for a circular economy, such as product...
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Nagalingam, Nagaraj (author)
The recent advancements in lab-on-a-chip technologies has led to numerous studies on the collective dynamics of micro-particles suspended in a microfluidic channel. The role of hydrodynamics in “self-steering” of the particles in a low Reynolds flows is explicitly dependent only on the particle’s exterior geometry. Thus richer responses can be...
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Hemel, Mart-Jan (author)
The submerged floating tunnel (SFT), also known as the Archimedes bridge or suspended tunnel, is a conceptual idea for a tunnel that floats in the water, supported by its buoyancy. The tunnel would be placed underwater, not too deep in order to avoid high water pressures, but deep enough for it not to be exposed to extreme weather conditions or...
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