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Smits, Roy (author)
With a fast growing world population, the lack of fresh water is one of the world’s biggest future concerns. Water stress can lead to conflicts, holds back economic growth and has a major impact on human health. Nowadays, more and more countries that lack fresh water sources are using the saline water from the oceans and desalinate it to produce...
master thesis 2019
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Smits, Tommy (author)
master thesis 2018
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Smits, Guido (author)
The effects of precipitates in the microstructure of an AA7075 aluminium alloy on: the dislocation behaviour, dislocation structure and dislocation structure evolution during plastic deformation were investigated using the physical yield criterion model by van Liempt and Sietsma. The model was in fact applied for the first time to aluminium and...
master thesis 2018
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Smits, Lara (author)
A design for a garment factory in Bandung (Indonesia). The focus is on the indoor environment: lighting, indoor air quality, thermal comfort and acoustics.
master thesis 2018
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Smits, Ferd (author)
As train speeds continue to increase, the dynamics of the interface between train and infrastructure is an increasingly important factor in current collection performance. European legislation prescribes that assessment of the quality of the current collection system shall be performed according to measurements and/or simulations. Due to the...
master thesis 2018
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Smits, Sam (author)
Digitization, the word itself sounds almost vulgar in this day and age. It is impossible to imagine our daily life without the digital tools we use. We work in the cloud, communicate on-line, stream our media and even find our life partner on an app.

Contemporary artists were among the first to embrace digital innovation as a tool to...
master thesis 2018
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Smits, B.P. (author)
Due to the removal of mangrove forests, the coastal zone of Demak district has suffered from severe erosion. One of the proposed solutions to restore the sediment balance and encourage mangrove re-establishment, is the construction of semi-permeable dams. This study aims to optimise the design of such structures. A 2DH site-specific model was...
master thesis 2016
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Smits, N.C. (author)
Ultra-silent pavements (USP) are developed as surface layers with excellent noise reducing proper- ties, mainly due to their high air void content. However, the open structure of USP facilitates water intrusion and makes them vulnerable to moisture damage. Past experience has shown that USP mix- tures often exhibited ravelling, and poor adhesion...
master thesis 2016
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Smits, J. (author)
Green-Marl is a domain specific language for efficient graph analysis. In this thesis, we define the formal static semantics of the language and provide an implementation in the Spoofax language workbench. The type system of Green-Marl includes limited forms of name-dependent types, overloading, parametric polymorphism, and inference. We give a...
master thesis 2016
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Smits, A. (author)
Favela Dique da Vila Gilda is located in a complex region, having large areas of valuable natural environments which are put under pressure by the rapid urbanization processes. The slum areas in the region, among other Vila Gilda, are together with the industrial areas the main polluters of the environments. In turn, this is also affecting the...
master thesis 2015
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Smits, C. (author)
In this graduation project a brand was designed from scratch. The goal of the project was to develop a fashion brand for male hip-hop dancers that addresses values that currently are not being addressed by the men’s fashion industry. The focus of the designed brand is on helping hip-hop dancers being free in their expression, thinking and...
master thesis 2015
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Smits, E. (author)
This graduation project focuses on one of our government's important tasks: spatial planning. Recent events have shown us that our current planning system has become insufficient: it is unable to cope with our rapidly changing society. Research on new and adaptive forms of collaborative planning is conducted. Forms that can be used alongside...
master thesis 2015
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Smits, E. (author)
Sustainable energy brings us not only advantages, but some problems as well. This research is an exploration to the problem on our energy infrastructure and comes with a proposal of solving this problem with architecture.
master thesis 2014
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Smits, R. (author)
In my graduation project I use plants to clean air and water and at the same time grow food. In this way I create a system that turns urban waste into food while at the same time providing a nice and green environment. The food that is grown in the system will be sold in the shop and restaurant that are part of it. I want to show with the...
master thesis 2014
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Smits, R.P. (author)
This project is about how to approach industrial heritage to help urban regeneration and densification in a (small scale) urban context near a station area. My project deals with the Verkade industrial complex in Zaandam, in particular the beschuitfabriek, which in my story becomes the faculty for agriculture and food sciences of the UvA. I...
master thesis 2013
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Smits, L.E. (author)
In Haiti, the January 2010 earthquake has put extra strain on the urban development of the rapidly growing Port au Prince metropolitan region. Even before the earthquake, the city was failing to aptly accommodate the growing population, resulting in marginalised areas on locations at risk of natural hazards and a congested infrastructural...
master thesis 2012
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Smits, L. (author)
Competitive Memory Training (COMET) Many patients in mental healthcare suffer from low self- esteem. Low self-esteem can increase the severity of a mental disorder and can prevent the patient from recovery. To increase the patient’s self-esteem a therapy, called Competitive Memory Training (COMET), was developed. COMET is used as a therapy in...
master thesis 2012
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Smits, T.C. (author)
Due to the closure of the Haringvliet in 1970 as part of the Delta works and the opening of the Beerdam in 1997, the course of the tidal flow in the Rhine-Meuse delta has changed. The tidal flow from and towards the Haringvliet is now completely taking place through the branches that connect the Haringvliet with the Nieuwe Maas and Nieuwe...
master thesis 2011
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
A research on the problems within the development aid scope in Mount Elgon (Kenya). In the research developers are compared to the local inhabitants. Which problems they address and how they conflict together. As a conclusion guidelines are formulated which form the action points that should be death with in future development. The design...
master thesis 2011
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Smits, Y.M.C. (author)
Het Erasmus MC ziet de patiënt mondiger worden en heeft besloten de kansen van informatie technologie in te zetten om de patiënt meer te betrekken bij het zorgproces. In deze scriptie wordt ingegaan op een architectuur voor het over de grenzen van de organisatie heen delen en verzamelen van patiënt informatie om zo beter geïnformeerd te zijn en...
master thesis 2010
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