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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...
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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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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...
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Heijne, Yannick (author)
Past research has successfully increased the accuracy and quality of horizontal wind speed measurements made by cup anemometers. Errors are introduced in a variety of ways: when operational conditions deviate from calibration, due to flow distortion and as a result of the mechanical properties of an instrument changing during its lifetime....
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van Arkel, Thomas (author)
Our society is facing a number of great challenges which will require all of us to significantly change our lifestyle in the coming years. To support people in those transitions, next to systemic changes, new design interventions have to be crafted that intentionally aim to redirect behaviour for the common good. As changing behaviour...
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Sickler, M.V. (author)
Wind farm layouts in industry show a range of patterns with an overall trend from regular to irregular patterns over time. Wind farm layout optimisation studies in literature generally result in irregular wind turbine patterns. Review of existing literature shows that the performance of irregular and regular wind farm layouts has not been...
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Spannenburg, Trevor (author)
Amsterdam and many other cities consist of a network of old quay walls, which sometimes have been constructed over a century ago. A large uncertainty exists concerning the current safety of these quay walls and their remaining service lifetime. In the current framework for the assessment of old urban quay walls, the influence of timber creep in...
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Buitenhuis, R.N. (author)
The ever-increasing industry desire for improved performance makes linear controller design run into its fundamental limitations. A nonlinear controller, such as Reset Control (RC), is needed to overcome these. RC is promising since, unlike other nonlinear methods, it easily integrates into the PID design framework preferred by industry. Thus...
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den Hengst, N. (author)
The Meta-Grip is a tool for climbers to measure hand and finger strength. A climber uses the Meta-Grip by hanging on either a sloper or crimp. The Meta-Grip measures the force through a load cell and transfers the data to a computer where the data can be viewed and analyzed. The current Meta-Grip is built for research. Because of this, the...
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Sevdalis, Panagiotis Alexandros (author)
The Global Financial Crisis caused by the collapse of the U.S. financial system had immense repercussions for the Eurozone countries. The fall-out of the global crisis turned out to be quite different for the “economically healthy” economies of Northern Europe and “core” and the economies of the Southern “sick periphery”, with the latter still...
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Prins, Jasper (author)
The objective of this research is to evaluate the effect the air electrode has on the discharge performance of an alkaline silicon-air battery. Experiments are conducted to show that alkaline pre-treatment of the air electrode of up to eight hours leads to an increase in both discharge time and discharge potential of the battery. Furthermore, it...
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Frericks, H. (author)
Jupiter is the most visited outer solar system planet, but the exact variation in atmospheric properties along its disk remains largely a mystery. This is where polarimetry fits into the picture. Its added value to spectrometry by additionally measuring the polarisation degree and direction of light makes it a suitable remote sensing tool for...
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Nijland, Davey (author)
Recent developments in technology innovations show that huge efficiency improvements can be made in the manufacturing industry. Moreover, companies that adopt the new innovations, associated with Industry 4.0, can create a huge competitive advantage. However, these rather conservative businesses are slow adopters and usually wait for proof-of...
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Disseldorp, T.F. (author)
The environment that high-tech companies have to navigate is changing rapidly. To deal with these changes, managers have limited tools, of which many are based on predictive properties. However, as Black Swans and X-events illustrate, the future is inherently unpredictable. As the field of strategic management is primarily involved in dealing...
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van Lith, T. (author)
Low-thrust propulsion has gained more popularity over the past few decades because of its high efficiency. Interplanetary transfer trajectories in particular benefit from low-thrust propulsion, considering the typically high Delta V to be achieved. In order to allow a fast design of such missions, first-order, efficient representations of...
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Alfaraj, Hassan (author)
When reflection images are studied, often only the zero-offset reflectivity is considered, however, taking into account the angle-dependent reflectivity can add additional information about the Earth's subsurface. This additional information can be used to extract the properties of the subsurface using the amplitude variation with offset (AVO)...
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di Benedetto, Matteo (author)
To ensure safety and security of imported goods, customs authorities perform risk assessment on incoming goods. European customs use declaration data provided by traders to execute risk analysis. Lacking availability of this data to customs authorities currently hinders proper risk management and poses threats for the European socio-economy. To...
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Floor, Matthias (author)
Cities are on the rise: Recent years, cities have faced an increase in economic growth, employment rates and population numbers. As a result, the accessibility and liveability of cities is under pressure, mainly due to an increase in the number of cars. One of the possibilities to cope with this problem is to free existing cities from cars,...
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Damen, Wouter (author)
This research has the goal to analyse the influence of neighbourhood characteristics on people’s willingness to adopt Mobility as a Service (MaaS) instead of the car for new residential areas. It estimated the influence of a reduced parking comfort, MaaS-hub availability and aditional quality of the overall neighbourhood on the willingness to...
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Huang, Yu-Chih (author)
Teleoperation of a robot is often necessary when the remote site is not safe for humans. Moreover, to interact with dynamic environments safely, a teleoperation method called teleimpedance, which allows the human operator to control the impedance of the robot, is used. The main drawback of this method is that the human workload may increase....
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