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Volger, Casper (author)
The growth of the cruise industry throughout recent years and the changing public opinion on cruise ships has led to increasing concerns regarding the impact cruise vessels have on the world’s climate and environ- ment. Cruise passengers prefer not to be related with heavy polluting vessels. In fact, trends like responsible tourism and...
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Ritsma, Folkert (author)
Performance of set based fault detection is highly dependent on the complexity of the set bounding methods used to bound the healthy residual set. Existing methods achieve robust performance with complex set bounding that narrowly define healthy system behavior, yet at the cost of higher computation times. In this thesis a major improvement is...
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Mulder, Liselotte (author)
Large Low Shear-Velocity Provinces (LLSVPs) in Earth have been recognized in seismic data for several decades. The anomalies are however still poorly understood for reasons including their inconvenient location in the deep mantle, inhibiting progress in our understanding. Comprehension of these structures is important, because of their...
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Bakker, Marieke (author)
Amazing Grace will be needed for the removal of offshore platforms that are out of Pioneering Spirit 's reach. The base case design of Amazing Grace is an enlarged version of Pioneering Spirit (Figure 1). Amazing Grace uses mainly Quick drop Ballast tanks, releasing a lot of water at once, for lifting. Pioneering Spirit uses mainly a pneumatic...
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Blokland, Geert (author)
Auxetic materials exhibit material properties, which are usually not seen in nature. This type of materials belong to the class of mechanical metamaterials and can be used for e.g. energy absorption, cloaking of objects, shape morphing applications and the design of fiber-reinforced composites. They exhibit a negative Poisson’s value and derive...
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Bregt, Tijmen (author)
During the start of a project organisations make estimation on the expected amount of work and the corresponding project duration, the lead time. To make these estimations with a low uncertainty is important because a false estimation could result in cost overruns and project delay. This paper proposes an estimation and planning maturity...
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Caminada, Sytze (author)
Serious games have the potential to be used as an innovative data collection method. Combining this with Discrete Choice Modelling (DCM) could create a methodology that provides insight into the player's behaviour and allows for creating a realistic simulation. This innovative Game and Choice Based Simulation (GCBS) methodology has been...
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Oliemans, Jelle (author)
The island of Bonaire is planning multiple sustainable transitions in the water,<br/>energy and food systems in response to numerous challenges, such as increas-<br/>ing population pressure, rising sea levels, environmental damage, high consumer<br/>prices and import dependency. The water-energy-food nexus is a relatively novel<br/>concept that...
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de Gaaij, Andreas (author)
Five naval support vessels are being replaced. For this replacement two focus points are important. The first one concerns creating more unity within the fleet, achieved by using the hull geometry as a monolithic part. The second one concerns the aim to reduce harmful emissions by reducing the effects of the energy transition by minimising the...
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Mazouz, Rayan (author)
Autonomously landing a spacecraft on the surface of a planetary body with a degree of precision in the order of meters is highly challenging. Over the course of time, the landing ellipse, defined as the region with a 99% likelihood of where a space vehicle will land, has improved steadily but currently still has dimensions in the order of...
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Kroes, Thomas (author)
There has been a lot of research on Saturn’s moon Enceladus because of the plumes of water vapour emanating from this icy moon’s south pole. However, not much is known about the characteristics of the rest of the moon. This Thesis uses infrared spectral data gathered by Cassini’s VIMS instrument to search for traces of materials other than water...
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Blokland, Boris (author)
The Internet of Things is a promising vision which enables trillions of sensor devices to be connected. A common bottleneck for such devices is the energy supply. Using batteries is expensive, it reduces the device lifetime and has a negative impact on the environment. Energy harvesting provides a more sustainable solution. Unfortunately,...
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Fines, Konstantine (author)
Airport surface movement operations are complex systems that experience many types of adverse events which require resilient, safe and efficient responses. One regularly occurring adverse event is that of runway reconfigurations. Agent based distributed planning and coordination has shown promising results in controlling and maintaining...
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van Beurden, Anouk (author)
Dravet Syndrome is a rare epileptic disorder, which is caused in more than 70% of all patients by a loss-of-function mutation in the SCN1A gene encoding sodium channel Nav1.1. One of the main problems for treatment of patients with Dravet Syndrome is drug resistance and there are no biomarkers to monitor the efficacy of a particular treatment....
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Vos, Daniël (author)
A switching max-plus linear model is a framework to describe the discrete dynamics of the timing of events. To influence these systems one can choose the routes of jobs and the orderings of operations as input for the system. In this thesis the techniques of model predictive control are used to find good input values. The problem of finding the...
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Kassem, Ahmed Valentin (author)
The modelling of gust generation by an array of oscillating vanes at Delft's University of Technology Open Jet Facility is proposed. Focus is placed on identifying relevant in-field gusts that horizontal axis wind turbines are exposed to and reproduction via numerical methods in the wind tunnel setting. A computationally efficient model is...
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Verleg, Katinka (author)
Researchers of TU Delft have been designing and engineering with columns created out of multiple glass rods that are bundled together to form a single column. These aesthetically attractive and slender columns were tested to ensure safety before implementation in the real structure: the Glass Truss Bridge located at the campus of the university....
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Declerck, Laurent (author)
The compound helicopter gains interest as operational needs push future rotorcraft capabilities beyond current standards. The compound helicopter is investigated as part of the Future Vertical Lift Program to replace the entire U.S. Army helicopter fleet. The compound helicopter resembles a mix between a fixed-wing aircraft...
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Röell, Bastiaan (author)
After maintenance, turbofan engines are subjected to a performance acceptance test in an indoor test-cell to demonstrate that corrected performance thresholds are met. The same indicators are also monitored after on-wing installation. Despite corrections for operation conditions, differences are observed between test-cell and subsequent on-wing...
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Zhang, Yingfei (author)
For drinking water companies in Netherlands, the current conventional treatment technique may not be fully capable to cope with potential future problems resulted from climate change, salinization and social developments, such as population growth. Innovative technologies like reverse osmosis and more strict drinking water standards are expected...
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