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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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√ústem, 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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Dorst, Pieter (author)
The phreatic surface is an important factor of influence on the stability and therefore the safety of regional flood defences. For stability calculations usually a schematisation of the phreatic surface is used, based on the geometry of the flood defence and the water levels. The influence of precipitation and evapotranspiration is not...
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van Lochem, Jelmer (author)
In thedynamic world we live in, the transportation of people and goods in a reliable,efficient and timely manner has grown to be more important than ever. Roads andcities are becoming more congested and the impact of greenhouse gasses canalready be observed. The need for controlling transportation systems, andspecifically fleets of vehicles,...
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Sloot, Mark (author)
The aim of this master thesis is to develop a dynamic zone-based traffic model for large areas, using the concept of the Network Fundamental Diagram (NFD), which relates the average internal flow (production) and speed in a zone to the number of vehicles in the same zone (accumulation). The model that has been developed is then applied to the...
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Faassen, Gilles (author)
In the automotive industry automation is popular and every year car OEMs advance their technology to be able to drive autonomously. Longitudinal control of the vehicles is an important part of the complete autonomous driving system. The difficulty of this control problem lies with changing longitudinal dynamics and the lack of full-state system...
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Hammer, Daan (author)
A transition to V2G is hampered by many barriers, such as battery degradation and high investment cost. A dramatic shift towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the future transport system drastically changes the conditions for a transition to V2G, potentially resulting in a more flexible V2G system that efficiently deals with bidirectional flows...
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Engelsma, Jorrik (author)
Similar to any industry, a constant effort in the aerospace industry is cost reduction. For space missions the cost is proportional to the launch mass. One method for reducing the launch mass is to incorporate specialised manoeuvres in the trajectory that reduce the propellant mass required. One such manoeuvre is the aerocapture. Aerocapture...
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Scholten, Jan (author)
Deep Reinforcement Learning enables us to control increasingly complex and high-dimensional problems. Modelling and control design is longer required, which paves the way to numerous in- novations, such as optimal control of evermore sophisticated robotic systems, fast and efficient scheduling and logistics, effective personal drug dosing...
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Tatomir, Niko (author)
Aeroelastic stability must be maintained for the entire flight duration. Of the vast phenomena that fall under the field of aeroelasticity, flutter is the most studied and influential in terms of driving aircraft design. As such, it is the main topic of analysis of this Master Thesis. For flutter analysis, it is of critical importance to...
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Lagerweij, Pascal (author)
Nowadays, reinforcement learning algorithms on Markov decision processes (MDPs) face computational issues when the state space is large. To reduce this state space of a MDP several state aggregation, or clustering, methodologies have been applied. Recently, a new clustering algorithm has been proposed that is able to cluster states from a single...
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Deen, Gerrit (author)
Wind Power Producers (WPP) incur a negative result through mandatory participation on the balancing market. This study analyzes the performance of multiple improved offering strategies for a WPP offering both on the day-ahead market and the balancing market. It does so on revenue, as well as its impact on the grid and electricity market as a...
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Izeboud, Maaike (author)
An accurate prediction of global sea-level rise requires that the cause of recent and intensifying glacier acceleration along the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) coastal margins is understood. Ice shelf thinning and abrupt ice shelf collapse have been linked to surface melt that is prevalent across coastal Antarctica. Primarily, surface melt is...
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Conversano, Irene (author)
One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives (WHO, 2001). Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill- health and disability worldwide, in particular in low-income countries, where many barriers to...
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Aimambet, Narken (author)
Anode baking is a huge part of the Aluminum industry. The quality and characteristics of the anode blocks will be formed in the anode baking furnaces. The process itself is very expensive, time consuming and ecologically unfriendly. From the other hand, anode baking process can use its own waste as a secondary fuel source. Here, by waste we mean...
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van Duijn, Daan (author)
In recent years, more and more medical operations are done minimally invasive. Intervention radiology is a medical specialty which uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose, or treat diseases. Instruments like needles and catheters are used by radiologists to enter the network of veins and arteries guided by image modalities. A complex...
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Hoogerbrugge, Ary-Jan (author)
In modern ASML machines optical components play an important role in the lithography process. EUV light is transported from the source to wafer by reflective optics. These mirrors are subjected to large thermal loading, as a large portion of the reflected light is absorbed in the mirror structure. The portion of the absorbed light is strongly...
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Fikriyan, Rafil (author)
The phenomenon of lateral migration of neutrally buoyant rigid spheres is studied experimentally for Poiseuille Flow. The study relied on the particle migration technique to capture the distribution of particles radial position at different flow parameters. In this thesis, the varying experimental parameters are flow Reynolds number and particle...
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van Rhijn, Thijs (author)
Within the KustGenese 2.0 research project a 5Mm3 pilot nourishment is created on the ebb-tidal delta of Ameland. For this thesis I was involved in the parties; Van den Herik, the contractor who executed the work, Deltares and Rijkswaterstaat. A tool is created to quickly analyse new surveys in combination with the ships deposit data. The tool...
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van den IJssel, Daan (author)
As ports are important infrastructure for a countries economy, ports fulfill a vital role in society. In the contemporary global environment, one is expected to adjust its business routines to meet sustainability targets. Because of their significant importance in a port governance framework, terminal operators prove an interesting unit of...
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