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Houdijk, Maxim (author)
People with a life-limiting illness, and everyone closely involved, face many struggles throughout the illness. One of those struggles is related to the diminishing appetite for food and drinks. In Dutch hospice care institutions this struggle has also become apparent with their residents. When they see those near and dear urge their loved one...
master thesis 2019
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Narayanan, Anirudh (author)
The goal of this study is to understand the processes and wing characteristics that influence lift generation of a flapping wing, and apply the acquired knowledge in an optimization setting to obtain an optimal wing thickness distribution which maximizes effective wing lift. To achieve this, an extensive literature survey was conducted to...
master thesis 2019
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Pijnenburg, Marcha (author)
It is expected that the express delivery market will grow strongly in the coming years. This growth, however, is restricted by the shortage of express transportation capacity and is increasingly causing congestion. The transport sector is not only subject to this growing demand from a business perspective but also faces environmental challenges....
bachelor thesis 2019
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Kortman, Anne Sophie (author)
The attempts made in history to design livable sustainable neighborhoods, have created dependency instead on motorized transportation and have increased the pressure of the city, leading to unsustainable environments and causing global climate change. To accomplish sustainability we introduce a new vision to explain what sustainability means in...
student report 2019
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Dijkema, Jari (author)
The energy transition is a hot topic, businesses also need to think about manners to transition to sustainable energy. Within this graduation the- sis, a stakeholder is involved named the ‘Nederlandse Spoorwegen’, in short NS. The stakeholder has the ambition to make their station’s en- ergy neutral. To achieve this, electricity generating...
master thesis 2019
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van Delden, Maud (author)
Along river banks, on the transition zone between the river and see, tidal marshes can develop. The tidal marshes accommodate multiple plant and fish species. As a result of the stressful conditions in tidal marshes, unique intertidal ecology develops. However, due to the densifying of the river banks, tidal marshes are disappearing. <br/...
master thesis 2019
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Hooft Graafland, Joy (author)
This report showcases the development of a product to aid the venipuncture procedure. Venipuncture is a procedure where intravenous access is obtained for several purposes. Finding a location and vein to insert the needle is the most important step of this procedure. Nearly 90% of hospitalised patients have to undergo the procedure. Despite...
master thesis 2019
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Rikken, Mieke (author)
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a concept that integrates public transport and other access based mobility services into one easy to use platform. For users this means that they no longer have to do large investments while still having access to transport. They can perform door-to-door journeys in a way that suits their needs at a specific time....
master thesis 2019
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van der Linden, Leona (author)
Voice user interfaces (VUI) have arrived. Worldwide, this technology is in the lift and enabling the exchange of information through voice interactions. As a result of the growing popularity of this technology, companies fanatically started with the designing of their own skills and/or actions. But although, this over-enthusiasm, leaves the ‘why...
master thesis 2019
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Uwland, Jeroen (author)
Hallmark Cards has a long tradition as a global brand and has designed and sold a countless amount of greeting cards. However Hallmark is also under pressure, because the greeting card industry is declining and the younger target group is using more and more social media to send quick messages and to congratulate each other. Therefore, Hallmark...
master thesis 2019
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Dijsselbloem, Stijn (author), van Adrichem, Wouter (author), Baas, Daniël (author), Bartczak, Konrad (author), Zeeuw van der Laan, chris (author)
According to themselves, Argentinians are living with their backs towards the sea. In order to turn this around, a feasability study has been done to find out how a network of marinas along the coast of the province would look like, based on a MCDA including all urban areas along the coast and a fleet analysis. A final network has been proposed...
student report 2019
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Tietze, Tim (author)
This graduation report aimed towards the vision „ Transform the needs of the minority into the wishes of the majority“. Children with physical disabilities face the issue to be excluded from the toy world of the able-bodied children. Toys with small buttons, heavyweight or the need of two hands for operating are examples which let children with...
master thesis 2019
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Hartog, Mervin (author)
The design proposal is situated along the edge of the city of Strasbourg, the design deals with a existing flooding problem in the area that currently limits the development of the area. The building looks at providing a new scenic route that crosses through a multitude of different landscapes and elevations. The elevated walkway is meant to...
master thesis 2019
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Zijm, Peter (author)
Heatpipes are promising devices for geothermal energy extraction owing to their<br/>effectiveness to transport heat. The goal of this research is to validate an analytical heatpipe model with experiments and to investigate the difficulties in designing and constructing geothermal heatpipes. There is a lack of literature and research concerning...
master thesis 2019
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Hariharasubramanian, Ramachandran (author)
Micro Turbine Technology BV (MTT) is a company that develops Combined Heat and Power generation (CHP) systems using turbocharger technology. They are developing a 3 kW recuperated microturbine for a micro-CHP application and are constantly looking at options to improve the performance of the microCHP system. A suitable modification in the...
master thesis 2018
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Akershoek, Rob (author)
The aim of this thesis is to analyze if a fully electric super yacht is feasible, desirable and viable. This is done using a “research by design” approach using the current (and future) drivers, enablers and barriers to design a concept.<br/><br/>First, a vision is developed using the ViP (Vision in Product design) method, in order to create a...
master thesis 2018
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Groenewoud, Stella (author)
The common description of the configuration of stuff in a room, one of order (tidy) and chaos (messy), fails to explain the phenomenon that artifacts create structures around people and activities in a space, with both functional and cognitive properties. This form of organization, that is recognizable on various scale levels, emerges...
master thesis 2018
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Lam, Kenny (author)
The company Intespring is currently developing a load-carrying exoskeleton for military personnel in order to reduce the impact of the ever increasing backpack load on their body: the Exobuddy. The current mechanical design gives rise to problems, i.e. the exoskeleton occupies a large space and applies torques on the legs of the user during...
master thesis 2018
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de Beer, Michael (author)
To listen and to make a noise, as sonic acts, formed the premise of the project. Continuing a lineage of inquiry of human conduct that is underpinned by the notion that humans engage in purposeful behaviour; the sonic act in the field of architecture questions how people behave sonically in their environments. The importance of this spatial...
master thesis 2018
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van Hijfte, Jasper (author)
This is a thesis report in Integrated Product Design, along with STG Aerospace in Cwmbran, Wales. It is a design project centered around the entry lighting of an aircraft galley. The analysis provided possibilities to reduce stress using light. These are showing information from trusted and authoritative sources, enlarging...
master thesis 2018
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