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La Porte, Jesse (author)
This thesis investigates the potential of a semi-passive trailing-edge flap on a large conceptual wind turbine. The mechanism passively reacts to blade and tower accelerations by changing the airfoil camber, opposing the dynamic loads on the turbine. An active element is present, which influences the mean of the flap oscillation. First, a low...
master thesis 2019
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Cromjongh, Casper (author), Rietveld, Jasper (author)
This BSc Thesis is about the construction and control elements of the airplane group of the Solar Drone project. The project aims to improve the flight time of aerial vehicles, using solar energy. This document is delves into the possibility of applying solar cells to small model aircrafts. It outlines the challenges and solutions involved in...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Durieux, Bram (author)
The extraordinary capability of swarming ant species in route finding and foraging efficiency through trail trail development has been studied for many years. Scientists have been able to capture the behavior of individual ants in control algorithms and used the resulting artificial swarm of ants to solve difficult problems. These problems...
master thesis 2019
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Verlaan, Bram (author)
Development of the autonomous vehicle has been a trending topic over the last few years. The automotive industry is continuously developing Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) that partially take over the driver’s workload. This has resulted in an increase in vehicle safety and a decrease in fatal crashes [1]. Full vehicle autonomy has not...
master thesis 2019
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Westermann, Ferre (author)
Agility is increasingly being used in the public sector as its adaptive approach through short-cycled development could allow public services to keep up with developments in technology and the complex problems contemporary societies face. There are, however, some dilemmas at play when it comes to agility and the public sector’s transparency and...
master thesis 2019
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Lupi, Francesco (author)
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a European mission for the detection of gravitational waves in space set to be launched in 2034. The mission will see the deployment of 3 spacecraft in heliocentric orbit keeping a triangular formation with side length of 2.5 million km. Laser beams are exchanged between the spacecraft by means of...
master thesis 2019
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van der Heijden, Ties (author)
This thesis investigates the potential of a large pumping station in IJmuiden, the Nether-lands, for participating in Demand Response. Due to climate change, renewable energy is onthe rise. The intermittency of energy, together with its unpredictable supply, are a big hurdlefor the energy transition. Two methods are promising solutions to this...
master thesis 2019
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Kist, Martijn (author)
Pioneering Spirit, Allseas's largest pipelay vessel, will be outfitted with a novel Jacket Lift System (JLS). A jacket refers to the steel frame which supports the topside of a fixed offshore platform. The Pioneering Spirit was already capable of lifting the topsides of offshore platforms, like the former oil platform Brent Delta, but would have...
master thesis 2018
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Bakker, Ilse (author)
Kitepower is a start up that generates energy using kites. The Kitepower system consists of airborne components, and a ground station where a drum is connected to a generator/electrical motor. For generating energy a so called pumping cycle is performed. In a pumping cycle energy is generated during the traction phase when the kite pulls the...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Engelen, Max (author), van den Heuvel, Philip (author)
In the REstore Voiding Urinary rEtention (REValUE) project, a high frequency stimulator is designed that should be able to determine the optimal parameters to block the urethral sphincter. In this report the design of the control, interface, current source and electrode switching circuit of the device is explained – the other parts are explained...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Triepels, Joris (author)
Ship to shore (STS) cranes handle millions of containers every day. One of the latest products from Stinis is the Split-Headblock. This device allows its user to work in tandem operation in which up to two 20ft or four 40ft containers can be lifted at once. In order to further increase the performance, it is important that it can be accurately...
master thesis 2018
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Viavattene, Giulia (author)
Spaceplanes represent a new promising concept for space flight. A spaceplane is a reusable, safe, efficient and economical space transportation system that can generate lift during its atmospheric flight, analogously to an aircraft, and it is able to travel in space as a spacecraft. What makes spaceplanes so attractive is the possibility of...
master thesis 2018
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Sfikas, Ilias (author)
Raising environmental concerns have stimulated the development of renewable energy, including energy from the oceans, which contain a huge potential. In this thesis, particular emphasis is given to wave energy, which can deliver up to 2 TW on a global scale. The aim of this thesis is to optimize the control system of the Symphony Wave Power...
master thesis 2018
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Vos, Dirk (author)
This Thesis report will discuss the development of embedded control systems for process control (in this case for the calibration of a gas analyser). The main research question being: Which control algorithm will be able to achieve the most optimal calibration procedure? A calibration bench which will be used to create a specific condition (gas...
master thesis 2018
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van der Spaa, Linda (author)
Current robots consume a lot of energy. The work required for a task is generally just a tiny fraction of the total energy consumed. Most energy wastefully dissipated. Design of the 2 degree of freedom (DoF) Plugless Robot Arm shows that clever design can reduce these energy losses to a tiny remaining fraction. The Plugless Arm is designed to...
master thesis 2017
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van der Nolle, Rens (author)
The amount of research and development in smart materials is increasing every year. These smart materials offer a solution to integrated and distributed actuation and sensing. Pressure sensors, acoustic transducers, deformable mirrors, micro-robotics and stiffness control of flapping wings are some applicationswhere these smart materials show...
master thesis 2017
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Klapwijk, Anna (author)
The increase of data collection and analytics over the past few years the control over personal data has become an important issue. Control over data is the execution of privacy and the ability to protect the individual identity. Solutions to give consumers more control have failed in the past due to security and privacy concerns. On top of that...
master thesis 2017
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Vicente Melo E Carvalho Marques, Mariana (author)
L1 adaptive control is a relatively new technique that attempts to tackle the robustness shortcoming of the MRAC controller by applying a low pass filter to the control input. It can be used as an augmentation loop using baseline controllers such as backstepping or PID. This controller has been implemented as an augmentation loop with both these...
master thesis 2017
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Dominicus, S. (author)
The next generation of ground-based telescopes have a segmented primary mirror consisting of up to 800 segments which are mounted on a support truss. These segments are actively controlled to correct for external disturbances of which wind loading is the primary source. As mirror size and number of segments grows ever larger, dynamic coupling...
master thesis 2016
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Janssen, R.M.J. (author)
master thesis 2016
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