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Akgün, O.C. (author), Nanbakhsh, K. (author), Giagka, Vasiliki (author), Serdijn, W.A. (author)
For mm-sized implants incorporating silicon integrated circuits, ensuring lifetime operation of the chip within the corrosive environment of the body still remains a critical challenge. For the chip's packaging, various polymeric and thin ceramic coatings have been reported, demonstrating high biocompatibility and barrier properties. Yet, for...
journal article 2020
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Zotz-Wilson, R.D. (author)
We all monitor the world around us through waves. After about sixteen weeks in the womb, the ears and eyes of an infant child begin to deliver the first signals of light and sound waves to the brain. In fact, one could argue that consciousness itself is the feeling one receives when processing large amounts of wavefield data. Despite the...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Ziar, H. (author), Prudon, Bjorn (author), Lin, Fen Yu (author), Stark, Tim (author), Teurlincx, Sven (author), Goma, Elias Garcia (author), Alavez, Ignacio Narvaez (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Photovoltaic (PV) technology has the potential to be integrated on many surfaces in various environments, even on water. Modeling, design, and realization of a floating PV system have more challenges than conventional rooftop or freestanding PV system. In this work, we introduce two innovative concepts for floating bifacial PV systems,...
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Akgün, O.C. (author), Nanbakhsh, K. (author), Giagka, Vasiliki (author), Serdijn, W.A. (author)
One key obstacle in employing silicon integrated circuits in flexible implants is ensuring a long-term operation of the chip within the wet corrosive environment of the body. For this reason, throughout the years, various biocompatible insulating materials have been proposed, yet, evaluating their long-term encapsulation performance on...
conference paper 2019
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Dalgiç, K.D. (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author), Ilki, Alper (author), Broere, W. (author)
The current article presents a case study of the settlement response of the historic Hoca Pasha Mosque that involves uncertainties arising from the complex excavation activities, soil properties, building materials, and geometry and the presence of pre-existing cracks in the mosque’s walls. The objective is to demonstrate the added value of a...
journal article 2018
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Neumann, Jan (author), Farrow, Robert (author)
conference paper 2018
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), De Boer, Ane (author), van der Ham, Herbert (author)
In 1997, the Second Stichtse Bridge was built in the Netherlands using the balanced cantilever method. The use of high-strength concrete was proposed. At that time, the long-term behaviour of this material was not known, and no code provisions were applicable. Therefore, it was proposed to monitor the material behaviour and the deflections of...
journal article 2018
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Kovačević, Meho Saša (author), Gavin, K.G. (author), Stipanović Oslaković, Irina (author), Librić, Lovorka (author)
The 189.50 m long Bobova tunnel constructed in 2005 is located on the D404 state highway and passes under a part of the Vežica – Sušak town area in Rijeka. The overburden above the tunnel pipe is between 2 m to 18 m thick. The rock mass along the tunnel route is made up of karst deposits (transient carbonate breccia, dolomite and limestone...
conference paper 2018
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Mooney, M.A. (author), Boscovich, C. (author), Rittgers, J.B. (author)
conference paper 2017
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Koelewijn, A.R. (author), Bridle, R. (author)
Dams and dikes are both water-retaining earth embankments. These are vulnerable to internal erosion but specific differences lead to varying vulnerabilities to different types of internal erosion: • Dams are usually zoned, with potential filtering capability to arrest piping if it is initiated, while dikes are more commonly unzoned and incapable...
conference paper 2017
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Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy renovations offer unique opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the built environment and for the existing housing stock, they are the most important solution. Usually, energy savings are based on modelling calculations. However, recent research has shown that the predicted energy consumption differs largely from the actual...
conference paper 2017
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Hilgersom, K.P. (author), van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Solcerova, A. (author), Berghuijs, W.R. (author), Selker, John (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Fibre optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) is widely applied in Earth sciences. Many applications require a spatial resolution higher than that provided by the DTS instrument. Measurements at these higher resolutions can be achieved with a fibre optic cable helically wrapped on a cylinder. The effect of the probe construction, such as its...
journal article 2016
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Draganov, D.S. (author), Ghose, R. (author), Heller, H.K.J. (author)
Purpose: Time-lapse seismic monitoring constitutes the foundation for most monitoring programmes involving CO2 storage. When using time-lapse seismics, two major sources of uncertainty in the estimation of changes in the reservoir properties, like saturation and pressure, are the non-repeatability of the source positions and the difficulty to...
abstract 2016
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Van Oort, N. (author), Sparing, D. (author), Brands, T. (author), Goverde, R.M.P. (author)
Due to reduced budgets, higher political expectations and increasing competition between operators, there is growing pressure on public transport companies and authorities to improve their operational efficiency. It is thus of utter importance for them to be able to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks and potentials in their public transport...
journal article 2015
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Pham, N.Q. (author), Tran, H.N. (author), Thi, K.V.L. (author), Nong, A.B. (author), Rutten, M.M. (author)
Ecosystems are providing a stream of essential goods and services for the national socio-economic prosperity and welfare; paradoxically, these services have to suffer a high vulnerability against the increasingly uncontrolled use of human beings. World-wide researchers and authorities are working to ensure the sustainability of nature; and...
conference paper 2015
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Galenkamp, H.F. (author), Bosma, C.F. (author)
Designing challenges engineers to develop both economically attractive and safe designs. This might seem a paradox, but with the application of the observational method, wherein safety is checked by real-time monitoring, economic design and safety are united. The observational method is recently successfully applied in the Netherlands during the...
conference paper 2015
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Rijneveld, B. (author), Jacobse, J.A. (author)
A new lifting bridge is being constructed crossing the river Oude Maas in the Rotterdam harbour area in the Netherlands. Since foundation deformations of the main piers have a large influence on the performance of the superstructure, extensive deformation analyses have been performed during the design phase. In order to minimise the risks and...
conference paper 2015
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van Dalen, J.H. (author), Servais, R. (author), Boone, D.C. (author)
The A2 tunnel in Maastricht has been built within a dry building pit with a maximum depth of 22 meters with sheet pile walls, suspended in a cement bentonite trench supported by struts at 2 to 4 levels. Dewatering is done by deepwells. The excavation reaches into Limestone layers so the maximum mobilized passive resistance of the sheet pile wall...
conference paper 2015
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Pot, R. (author), Roelse, F.P. (author), Van der Meer, M.T. (author), Nushi, B.R.I. (author), Nelemans, J.P. (author)
The application of the Observational Method can contribute to an economic construction process and effective geotechnical risk management. Current project management practices and control of construction works lead to unfavourable conditions of its application. Throughout the realization of infrastructure, understanding of project risks and...
conference paper 2015
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Smits, E.P.T. (author)
Looking back over a period of 10 years of underground works, geotechnical risk management has matured and has definitively contributed to the success of geotechnical projects in Rotterdam. But, what exactly was it that made geotechnical risk management successful? Looking back, and analysing the process, 8 habits of the (geotechnical) risk...
conference paper 2015
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