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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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de Jong, Daniëlle (author)
Detached Eddy Simulation is investigated as a potential method to improve the design process in the Aerodynamic Prototype Development Department of Porsche Motorsport. Detached Eddy Simulation is a CFD method that combines the scale resolving capabilities of Large Eddy Simulation with the low cost modelling of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes...
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van Grieken, Hylke (author)
In Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racing, a fast gate start is crucial for overall race performance (Rylands2014). The goal of this study was to (1) provide a better understanding of how cyclists effectively propel the bicycle during BMX gate start, and (2) identify pedalling variables which are good predictors of a fast start." <br/>
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Caldiero, Alfonso (author)
The Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE) on the InSight lander and the LaRa experiment on the ExoMars platform will provide precise measurements (accuracies of a few mas) of the rotation of Mars, in terms of the Mars rotation and orientation parameters (MOP). These parameters include the rate of precession and the amplitudes of the...
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Hoogvliet, Jonathan (author)
Reinforcement learning (RL) is a model-free adaptive approach to learn a non-linear control law for flight control. However, for flat-RL (FRL) the size of the search space grows exponentially with the number of states, resulting in low sample efficiency. This research aims to improve the efficiency with Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning (HRL)....
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Acciarini, Giacomo Acciarini (author)
In the context of metaheuristic global optimization, we present the definition and development of two new ant colony optimizers (ACO): a single-objective mixed-integer one, called ACOmi, and a multi-objective hypervolume-based one, called MHACO. In particular, after having performed a verification and validation phase over a wide set of problems...
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Salet, Bo (author)
As the new space movement develops, so comes the request for cheaper space solar panels with a shorter delivery time. This master thesis investigates the possibilities of using a Semi-flexible terrestrial solar panel in a low Earth orbit space environment. A Semi-flexible solar panel is a sandwich of polymer films with the solar cells in between...
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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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Gao, Xiang (author)
To follow the rapid advance of the Energy Transition, the technology and application of the renewable energy resources and energy storage devices have been developed in an unstoppable speed. When the application of energy storage technology starts to prosper gradually over the world, there are some problems showing up while lots of advantages...
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Manzi, Matteo (author)
In interplanetary mission design, ballistic capture is the phenomenon by which a spacecraft approaches its target body, and performs a number of revolutions around it, without requiring manoeuvres in between. For a spacecraft to be captured, its gravitational interaction with at least two celestial bodies has to be taken into account. Because of...
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RAMESH KUMAR, KISHAN (author)
Optical measurement techniques are widely used in fluid mechanics to measure quantities like velocity, vorticity, and temperature. They are usually non-intrusive visualization techniques that provide a major advantage by not influencing the flow properties. Most of the developed measurement techniques estimate vorticity by computing the...
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van Mierlo, Martin (author)
The production of Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) light requires a high power CO2 laser which fires upon droplets of tin. The focus of this thesis shall lie in two aspects of this process: the heat load resulting from the high power and the contamination resulting from the rapid phase change of the droplets. The wavefront of the laser suffers...
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Panda, Prayash (author)
Greenhouse gas emissions have globally increased temperatures and have led to global warming. A major part of these greenhouse gas emissions is emitted by motor vehicles in Europe. With an aim to limit global temperature increase by targeting emissions from heavy duty vehicles (HDV) which travel long-haul international journeys, this thesis aims...
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Peñas de Santos, Pablo (author)
Generic musculoskeletal models are not reliable predicting inter-individual variations in muscle forces. Scaling the model parameters is necessary to represent the muscle characteristics of the subjects and thus to pinpoint the differences in force capacity. Optimal Fiber (OFL) and Tendon Slack Length (TSL) have been identified as the two most...
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Strack van Schijndel, Bram (author)
Quadrotors lack redundancy in their actuators making actuator faults risky. One way to cope with actuator failures on quadrotors is to sacrifice yaw control and use the remaining rotors to land directly or maintain forward flight. In order to apply an appropriate control strategy, these active fault tolerant control (AFTC) methods require a...
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Laninga, Bern (author)
Several high-tech companies that develop creative new technological products fail to enter the market. For entering the market, some companies aim to use a transition from a customer engineering project to a so-called product platform. A product platform is a technological design that meets the needs of a core group of customers and can be...
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Pepermans, Lars (author)
Reusable rocket stages is a trend in launch vehicles that have been observed for some time now. Even reusable upper stages have been seen in the Space Shuttle, Kistler K-1 and now the SpaceX Starship. This thesis is on the development of a genetic optimisation algorithm to determine the economic feasibility of upper stage reusability. Genetic...
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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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