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Zafar, Shanza (author)
To solve the problem of optimal control for nonlinear system, Actor Critic Designs (ACD) can be utilized which use the concept of Reinforcement learning (RL) and function approximators such as Neural networks (NN). Traditional ACD methods require a model NN that needs to be trained offline. Recently, research focus has been shifted to model-free...
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Doljé, Stefanie (author)
The sound of fly-over aircraft is measured with the use of an acoustic camera to gain more information on aircraft noise. This camera can be optimised to gain data of a higher quality. Within the ANCE section this optimisation was required mainly to diminish the influence of the ground effect in the data and to increase the resolution of the...
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Ornée, Maarten (author)
The Rollor X is cardboard package that is specially designed for suits to be transported crease free. When ordering a suit online, a customer deserves to receive its suit in the best condition as possible. This is were the Rollor X comes in. Just as a standard cardboard package it is completely foldable and is made out of a single sheet of...
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Ridderbos, Marlike (author)
Cartilage defects in the knee lead to limitations in the daily life of a large group of people in the worldwide population. Research on the treatment of cartilage injuries has lead to various clinical procedures, one of them being Matrix Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI). MACI surgery consist of two procedures. During the first...
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Sanders, Job (author)
Medical Asset Management (MAM), track and tracing of medical instruments throughout a hospital, is very comprehensive and complicated. To implement such a system on individual instrument level, a technique that can create Unique Device Identification (UDI) codes is needed. Current UDI systems, such as RFID and barcode scanning, do not suffice....
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van der Pol, Dieter (author)
The goal of this thesis is: ''To create a sterilizable instrument that measures the compressive force in the axial direction of the neck of the hip implant during surgery''. This measured axial force in combination with a standardized ROM test could be used to objectively assess the soft tissue tension during surgery. It is expected that this...
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Huikeshoven, Leroy (author)
Digitalization is a phenomenon describing the increasing use of information and communication technologies in our society as at large and in our daily lives. They reshape the world around us, how we organise our lives, how we interact with friends and family, and how we work and collaborated. Digital technology makes us more connected and more...
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Hooft, Maurits (author)
Currently the performance of a traditional forward supply chain is broadly studied in literature. The less known reverse supply chain is an upcoming research theme, with more companies adapting this concept. In the beverages industry this reverse logistics are common and based on returnable packaging, so called empties. Beer brewers are under a...
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Rambaran, Amresh (author)
This research project focuses on the impact of lacking spatial information in the execution phase of Dutch infrastructure projects. In this research project, spatial information is defined as a combination of geometric and geographic object related information. Three construction projects have been examined through case studies and depth...
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de Zwart, Tim (author)
As climate change seems to become more and more of a serious issue, a sudden surge of interest in clean and renewable energy sources is inevitable. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), or the process of harnessing energy from the temperature difference between the warm upper ocean layer and the cold bottom ocean layer, is one of these...
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Dubois, Wouter (author)
Current-day space vehicle are equipped with a passive Thermal Protection System (TPS), but these systems operate at the edge of their capabilities. The research into the next generation reusable space vehicle demands the use of active TPS, these systems are not limited to the capabilities of the used material but depend on the active cooling...
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Koperdraat, Bo (author)
This report is the result of a graduation project at the TU Delft, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. The project was done in collaboration with the Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis. The implantation of a total knee replacement (TKR) is one of the most successful operations in the field of orthopedic surgery. Unfortunately, in 0.6-2.5% of the...
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Kwant, Martijn (author)
The North Sea is known for its marine activities, which need ocean data for safe operations. The ocean surface is described using the two-dimensional wave spectrum. This ocean wave spectrum can be estimated using wave buoys, wave models or remote sensing techniques. Wave buoys and numerical models are known to contain inaccuracies, which...
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oude Egbrink, Dirk (author)
Glacial isostatic adjustment is the viscoelastic response of the earth to ice sheet loading. Ice dynamic models employ glacial isostatic adjustment to accurately simulate bedrock uplift. In previous studies, ice dynamic models use only a constant relaxation time to predict bedrock uplift. In this study, the aim is to improve an ice dynamic model...
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Narula, Prithul Rajiv (author)
In this report, the possibility of replacing high performance thermoplastic polymers with alternative low-cost ones is investigated. Since thermoplastics offer fast processing times and the opportunity to use efficient production processes which are not suitable for thermosets, they are an attractive material
system for the aerospace...
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Potters, Kay (author)
Mobile money has just started to emerge in Western countries; however Kenyans have already been using phones for transactions for 10 years mainly through the mobile money system MPesa. This hints towards a largely ignored innovation potential residing in developing countries that can even allow them to lead the path of innovation for specific...
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Brussee, Ottomar (author)
Blasting operations form a central part of any hard rock metal mining operation, and are, given its inherent hazards, critical in ensuring safe mine working environments. In order to improve workplace safety in such operations, it is important to select the right explosives and technologies, to issue rules and procedures and to offer adequate...
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Reinders, Marit (author)
Speeding in motorway work zones lowers the perceived safety of road workers and increases the accident risks of traffic participants. In a work zone, traffic participants share the road with road workers. Road workers are often vulnerable and feel threatened by vehicles passing with high speed. Traffic participants are also at risk since driving...
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Kort, Kajan (author)
Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations were performed to explore the electrochemical properties of two organic molecules that show promise to serve as affordable and safe anode materials in aqueous sodium-ion batteries. Upon sodium insertion, N,N’ –bis(methyl)- 1,4,5,8-naphthalene diimide (NDMe) appears to share sodium atoms with three...
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Hamoen, Victor (author)
The ever increasing installed capacity of renewable, sustainable energy is essential in order to keep the earth
habitable. However, the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy do not strictly follow human energy
demands. Therefore an energy of sufficient magnitude buffer is essential to provide a constant supply of
energy that...
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