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Keshav, Saket (author)
All ecosystem services of river are governed by flow regime. The different components of flow regime like topography, geology, and climatic variation contribute to different ecological processes. These ecosystems provide a wide range of direct and indirect benefits to a human being. The ecosystem services such as hydropower, irrigation, drinking...
student report 2020
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Hillen, Tessa (author)
Although the Dutch energy supply is gradually progressing from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, the consequences for the grid are becoming increasingly evident. Meanwhile, the gas extraction from the Groningen natural gas reserve is de- clining as the induced earthquakes in the northern Netherlands persist. Hydrogen, as a flexible...
master thesis 2020
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Westerveld, Bart (author)
In regions which experience arctic conditions, structures like offshore wind turbines, oil-platforms, light houses, piers and bridges suffer from abrasion by moving ice sheets. This results in challenging maintenance and repair works. At the ice-structure interface, several mechanisms exist which are responsible for the wear of concrete such as:...
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Oderwald Blázquez, Adrian (author)
In riverine environments under anaerobic conditions, methane and carbon dioxide are produced as a result of biological activity, causing degradation of organic matter. Under aerobic conditions, the bacteria present degrade the organic matter, whereby the concentration of dissolved oxygen may be lowered. Thus, issues experienced in the...
bachelor thesis 2020
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Bruins Slot, Hilco (author), Nugteren, Alex (author), van Rie, Victor (author), Nota, Hugo (author), Overgaauw, Tim (author), van der Heide, Niels (author)
This report is written with the aim to evaluate a possible port expansion in the port of San Vicente, Chile. In order to achieve this a thorough analysis on the port operations, hydrodynamical analysis using Delft3D and a bottleneck analysis on the infrastructure have been executed. A preliminary design for the port expansion is created. This...
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Pathak, Atul (author)
Cost overruns in infrastructure projects has been a well-known phenomenon for almost a decade. As per the generally accepted definition, the industry has been measuring cost overruns as the cost exceedance with respect to the approved contractor’s budget. But researchers are realizing the fact that the decision-to-build is generally taken long...
master thesis 2020
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Brouwer, Wietske (author), van Hamel, Amber (author), van Haren, Mick (author), Kindermann, Paulina (author), Verboeket, Rik (author)
The Kathmandu Valley in Nepal is facing the combined effects of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and climate change. This results in serious water management challenges: growing freshwater demands, declining water tables, drying of streams, and deteriorating water quality. Insufficient surface water supplies have led...
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Brouwer, Wietske (author), van Hamel, Amber (author), van Haren, Mick (author), Kindermann, Paulina (author), Verboeket, Rik (author)
Like other cities in Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur faces rapid urbanisation and population growth. Unsafe, new settlements are partly located at the floodplains and the government lags behind in implementing proper land-use policy to control unrestrained settlement. The rivers are not only constrained by uncontrolled settlements, but also by...
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Mulder, Marieke (author)
The goal of this study was to investigate whether mobile C-arms are being optimally used, securing the safety of staff members in operating rooms of the Reinier de Graaf hospital (RDGG). Mobile C-arm use is evaluated in terms of radiation emission and radiation exposure, staff communication and procedural aspects. The current use of the mobile C...
master thesis 2020
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Wendel, Koen (author)
Statistics show that cycling accidents have the biggest (and increasing) contribution to the overall number of hospital visits related to traffic accidents in the Netherlands. In the majority of these cycling accidents, no other road users are involved. Because the majority of the cycling accidents are so-called single vehicle accidents,...
master thesis 2020
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Popescu, Mihai Adrian (author)
The significant impact of airborne cabin pressurisation and cooling systems on fuel consumption requires new technologies to be investigated. In the pursuit of decreasing fuel consumption while leveraging on the benefits of electrification, a shift was initiated from conventional bleed air driven to electric powered air cycle machines based...
master thesis 2020
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Kolthof, Meike (author)
In this Master Thesis the potential of Additive Manufacturing on-board vessels of Heerema Marine Contractors is looked into, with the goal to design a recommendation for implementing this technology. Heerema is an offshore construction company that is intrinsically motivated to improve their sustainability. They transport, install and remove all...
master thesis 2020
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Broere, Jiska (author)
Intimacy is important for every human being. It contributes to our social contacts, physical health and quality of life. Intimacy also plays an important role in the lives of elderly, despite certain prejudices. Nevertheless, there is often a lack of attention for intimacy in elderly care. This graduation project therefore aims to give intimacy...
master thesis 2020
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Wheeler, Lanleigh (author)
Human exploration on Mars is nearing actualisation and the space industry is therefore in need of vehicles with the capability of transporting goods and exploring the surrounding area. Current Mars rovers by NASA, such as the Curiosity, provide excellent researching capabilities from a remote location. <br/><br/>However, these land based drones...
master thesis 2020
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Drubers, Dennis (author)
The control of a dedicated ITT system operating human driven MTSs and AGVs can be centralized, decentralized or distributed. The objective of this research is to find which controller structure is best suited for controlling a mixed traffic ITT system. In doing so, performance differences will be reviewed to gain insight into the effect of...
master thesis 2020
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Alcañiz Moya, Alba (author)
Silicon heterojunction solar cells employing transition metal oxides as carrier selective contact are of particular interest due to the potential of reducing parasitic absorption while featuring optimal electrical properties. Recently, a record efficiency of 23.5% was achieved by employing molybdenum oxide (MoOx) as carrier selective contact....
master thesis 2020
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Baurichter, Matthijs (author)
Computers are preferred above humans when dealing with information processing because of the great memory and fast computing times. The use of algorithms within complex planning processes is an interesting research field. These algorithms should help human planners with the planning process and therefore are called Planning Assistance Tools (PAT...
master thesis 2020
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Caspers, Jochem (author)
In this master thesis the current Dutch method of combining failure probabilities at different spatial scales is researched. This method is used in the Dutch flood risk analysis of earthen dikes to assess the probability of flooding. Currently, probabilities of flooding for geotechnical failure mechanisms are obtained which are not considered to...
master thesis 2020
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Chatzimanolis, Manolis (author)
The advent of miniaturized satellites has sparked an interest in effective methods of exploiting their capabilities. Potential has been found in propulsion­enabled units, and TU Delft is at the forefront of researching and developing suitable propulsion modules for thrust generation or attitude control of small satellites classified as Cubesats...
master thesis 2020
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Vertregt, Casper (author)
This research applied a Dual Extended Kalman Filter (DEKF) to time-varying human operator (HO) parameter estimation in preview tracking tasks. The preview time parameter was of particular interest, as the amount of preview can be highly variable in practical situations. The filter was centered around a linear cybernetic HO model with six...
master thesis 2020
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