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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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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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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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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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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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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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de Winkel, Jasper (author)
Energy-harvesting devices have enabled Internet of Things applications that were impossible before. Power failures are the norm for these battery-less devices, imposing a challenge to maintain a continued notion of time on these energy restricted devices. To address this challenge we introduce a novel time measurement architecture for energy...
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Ruiz Reina, Juan (author)
The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in healthcare is expected to set a paradigm shift to medical practice because these systems will have a significant role in applications such as diagnosis-support and image analysis. However, this implementation does not come without risks. There are important ethical concerns that...
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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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van Schaik, Rik (author)
The quest for affordable renewable energy causes the need for bigger and more efficient wind turbines. To counter the problem of possible collisions between the growing turbine blades and the tower support structure, downwind turbines might be a solution. For this configuration, blade flexibility no longer forms a problem and besides that...
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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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