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Aggarwal, Sakshi (author)
New railway bridges for high-speed trains are being built in a many countries around the world. In addition to the construction of new bridges, existing bridges are ageing. These two factors make the assessment of railway bridges essential. The bridges are designed considering certain predefined reliability criteria to account for the...
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Üstem, Deniz (author)
The Netherlands is often depicted as a battleground, with the Dutch in a constant struggle against the water that surrounds them. This project examines this tradition in the context of the Wadden Sea and the island of Schiermonnikoog, where this battle between the land and the sea is at its most extreme.

This project traces the myth of ...
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Mulckhuyse, Joppe (author)
Objectives – Over the past decades, more and more cardiac diseases have been treated in interventional cardiology. Catheters are generally used to access the heart through the blood vessels. The previously developed steerable Sigma catheter at Delft University of Technology, tackles cable related challenges of conventional mechanically...
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Windeij, Rens (author)
Climate change is an inevitable fact and governments worldwide have started to recognize this by expanding the contribution of renewable energy sources to our global energy production. Wind energy is currently one of the most attractive solutions for the transition to a more sustainable energy future. Since wind energy is not the only competitor...
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Houlder, Michael (author)
Mechanical metamaterials are a new emerging class of materials which achieve properties outside the bounds of conventional materials. A metamaterial consists of a unit cell which is periodically repeated in space. In this study, a new metamaterial unit cell is proposed, derived from a class of space structures known as deployable masts. What...
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Machielsen, Martijn (author)
To evaluate traffic signal controllers, and vehicle-actuated traffic signal controllers in particular, in terms of how they are performing with respect to the road authority’s policies on traffic flow and accessibility, traffic safety, and environmental factors, several methods are developed in practice. However, in scientific literature, little...
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van Lente, Jan-Willem (author)
Flotsam lines may arise on coastal dikes after a storm surge. These lines are generated when material due to debris accumulation on the foreshore has been transported onto the dike surface by wave run-up. Hydraulic engineers who used flotsam line measurements, interpreted a flotsam line as a line which is marking the highest wave run-up. In the...
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Phogat, Rahul (author)
Flow unsteadiness caused by impeller rotation, vortex-shedding, secondary flows etc. can lead to the generation of acoustic waves within the turbomachinery cascade. This causes pressure loading on the impeller. When acoustic resonance occurs, i.e. the frequency of acoustic wave excitation matches with the structural natural frequencies of the...
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Tims, Frido (author)
Already since the start of civilisation dredging is carried out to create and maintain waterways and ports or to create new land. In recent times the scale of dredging and awareness of potential environmental impact of dredging have increased drastically. An often used dredging vessel is the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). A TSHD pumps...
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Pardo Arteaga, Gabriela (author)
Sailing against the wind follows a zig-zag trajectory. To find the optimal time and path-trajectory to move from one target to another during a race, this study analyzes how the wind determines the optimal time-path of Lasers, one of the smallest sailboats that compete during the summer Olympic Games.
To answer this question, this study uses...
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Touloumis, Konstantinos (author)
The skyline operator has been proposed to bridge the gap between traditional and multimedia database systems by finding the optimal objects according to the notion of Pareto dominance. According to the notion of Pareto dominance an object dominates another if it is better in one attribute and equal in all others. Skyline sets end up being pretty...
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Giesbers, Charlotte (author)
The acute obstetrics (AO) sector in the Netherlands faces two challenges. The increasing difficulty to find personnel and the closing down of several locations have put a major pressure on the existing AO locations. This has led to questions about the quality of the spatial distribution. The measures currently in place are based the travel time...
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Meek, Maarten (author)
To realise more sustainable industrial ground floors the implementation of alkali-activated concrete is considered for jointless elastically supported ground floors. Such floors are realised with large areas without dilations, the shrinkage reduction is therefore restrained causing cracks to arise at the top surface of the floor. The control of...
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Walterbos, Alex (author)
This thesis focuses on the field of Job Recommendation. Particularly, we focus on using implicit preferences exhibited by the job seeker in interactions with a web platform to propose an improved ranking algorithm for a job recommendation platform called Magnet.me. We also study evaluation of relevance, and evaluation of recommendation sorting...
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de Boer, Ruben (author)
In times when there is more and more focus on environmental impact, all aspects must be taken into account. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is easy and cheap to produce and has lots of applications because of its properties. These properties however, also make it a hard material to recycle. This paper focuses on a rich mathematical model for the...
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Semwal, Anant (author)
Inter-Autonomous System (AS) route monitoring is the process of collecting the inter-AS routing information. This information flows on the Internet in the form of BGP UPDATE messages, and the BGP data are the messages obtained by the monitors. Existing methods of monitor placement rely on the network topology which provides inadequate visibility...
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Anbarasu, Sri Nithya Rupine (author)
With the rise of globalisation, countries have become more connected financially and global cross-border investment flows have become more common. FDI is an important form of cross-border flow which is responsible for the spread of technology across countries and is the main source of external finance for emerging countries. In the last two...
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Milewski, Damian (author)
The environmental control system is an essential system on all modern aircraft and is the largest consumer of secondary power. System power consumption is potentially reduced by using electric compressors to feed the system, instead of bleed air. The aim of this research is to provide a first order estimate of the potential benefits on mission...
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Dugar, Yash (author)
Buildings don’t use energy: People do. Do highly efficient homes really save energy? Counter-intuitively, dwellings that use less energy have low energy efficiency, and those with higher energy consumption have higher efficiency. Moreover, even accurate building energy simulation for multiple buildings could not predict the actual energy...
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Tosti Balducci, Giorgio (author)
The wide adoption of composite structures in the aerospace industry asks for reliable numerical methods to account for the effects of damage, among which delamination. Cohesive elements (CEs) are a versatile and physically representative way of reproducing delamination, but, using their standard form, at least 3 elements are required in the...
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