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Jin, J. (author)
Severe dust storms present great threats to the environment, property and human health over the areas in the downwind of arid regions. Several dynamical dust models have been developed to predict the dust concentrations in the atmosphere. Currently, the accuracy of these models is limited mainly due to the imperfect modeling of dust emissions....
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de Gouw, Joost A. (author), Veefkind, j. Pepijn (author), Roosenbrand, Esther (author), Dix, Barbara (author), Lin, John C. (author), Landgraf, Jochen (author), Levelt, Pieternel Felicitas (author)
Production of oil and natural gas in North America is at an all-time high due to the development and use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Methane emissions associated with this industrial activity are a concern because of the contribution to climate radiative forcing. We present new measurements from the space-based...
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Hegde, M. (author), Yang, Lin (author), Vita, Francesco (author), Fox, Ryan J. (author), van de Watering, R. (author), Norder, B. (author), Lafont, U.L. (author), Francescangeli, Oriano (author), Madsen, Louis A. (author), Picken, S.J. (author), Samulski, Edward T. (author), Dingemans, T.J. (author)
Combining polymers with small amounts of stiff carbon-based nanofillers such as graphene or graphene oxide is expected to yield low-density nanocomposites with exceptional mechanical properties. However, such nanocomposites have remained elusive because of incompatibilities between fillers and polymers that are further compounded by...
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van der Tuin, M.S. (author), Pel, A.J. (author)
Transport infrastructure owners are moving from reactive toward proactive infrastructure management. This involves computation of costs associated with failure or maintenance, including expected transport delays. These delays are often computed by multiplying additional travel time by the number of travellers. However, this does not reflect...
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van den Boomen, M. (author)
Ageing infrastructures and shortage of financing induce the need for optimising public infrastructure replacements. From an economic perspective, classical net present value comparison is traditionally the method of choice to decide on investments and replacements. The current research observes that typical infrastructure related features make...
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Quan, D. (author), Deegan, Brian (author), Binsfeld, Lucas (author), Li, Xiping (author), Atkinson, Jason (author), Ivanković, Alojz (author), Murphy, Neal (author)
Poly-etherether-ketone (PEEK) fibres (average diameter 30μm) were surface-activated by a UV-irradiation technique, and then used as interlayers of carbon fibre/epoxy composites. The results of a flatwise tensile test demonstrated a significant improvement in the PEEK fibre/epoxy adhesion upon the UV-treatment, i.e. the ultimate strength...
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Ochôa, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
A reliable damage diagnostic by ultrasonic guided wave (GW) based structural health monitoring (SHM) can only be achieved if the physical interactions between wave propagation, the SHM system and environmental factors are fully understood. The purpose of this research was to gain knowledge about the effects of high-amplitude low-frequency...
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Mestdagh, Sebastiaan (author), Amiri Simkooei, A. (author), van der Reijden, Karin J. (author), Koop, L. (author), O'Flynn, Sarah (author), Snellen, M. (author), Van Sluis, Christiaan (author), Govers, Laura L. (author), Simons, D.G. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Olff, Han (author), Ysebaert, Tom (author)
High-resolution surveying techniques of subtidal soft-bottom seafloor habitats show higher small-scale variation in topography and sediment type than previously thought, but the ecological relevance of this variation remains unclear. In addition, high-resolution surveys of benthic fauna show a large spatial variability in community...
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Mirza Gheytaghi, Amir (author), Ghaderi, M. (author), Vollebregt, S. (author), Ahmadi, M. (author), Wolfenbuttel, R.F. (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
In this paper, the growth of optimized vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube (VA-MWCNT) forests by LPCVD method for use in a large-area absorber in infrared detectors is presented. The effect of synthesis temperature (500−700 °C) and time (1−10 min) on the optical absorption coefficient in the infrared (2−20 μm) is investigated by...
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Otte, P.J. (author), de Vos, M.A. (author), Pouwelse, J.A. (author)
TrustChain is capable of creating trusted transactions among strangers without central control. This enables new areas of blockchain use with a focus on building trust between individuals. Our innovative approach offers scalability, openness and Sybil-resistance while replacing proof-of-work with a mechanism to establish the validity and...
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Liu, D. (author), Song, X. (author), Deng, Fujin (author), Dong, J. (author)
High-Temperature superconducting (HTS) generators are being considered as a competitive candidate in large direct-drive (DD) wind turbines because of their features of being lightweight and compact. Normally a large air gap is inevitable in partially HTS generators, sacrificing the torque producing capability. In this paper, multi-phase...
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Abdul Madhar, S. (author), Mraz, Petr (author), Mor, A. R. (author), Ross, Robert (author)
Corona is one of the most common forms of partial discharge (PD) occurring in high voltage (HV) energy systems. The corona mechanism in air is not exclusive to the field of energy applications but has also been widely studied by physicists to theorize mechanisms of charge transfer during the different phases of gas discharge. The phases of the...
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Avallone, F. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Casalino, D. (author)
Lattice-Boltzmann Very-Large-Eddy Simulations of two Diffuser-Augmented Wind Turbines are carried out to investigate the effect of the tip-clearance (TC) ratio on both the flow field and the far-field noise. The DonQi® wind turbine, a three blades ducted rotor with nominal TC of 2.5%, is chosen as reference test case. The second configuration...
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Hoevenaars, A.G.L. (author), Krut, S. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
The dynamic performance of a parallel manipulator is often limited by its natural frequencies. These frequencies are a result of the controlled actuator stiffness and the mechanical design. Typically, only the lowest natural frequencies are of interest. However, existing methods to analyze natural frequencies of parallel manipulators with...
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Gaida, T.C. (author), van Dijk, T.A.G.P. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Vermaas, Tommer (author), Mesdag, Chris (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
Natural and man-induced coastal erosion endanger life and environment in coastal areas worldwide. For sedimentary barrier coasts, beach and underwater nourishments are an efficient coastal protection strategy. To optimize nourishments and to understand their impact on the marine environment, monitoring strategies are required. In this study,...
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Lavalette, N.P. (author), Bergsma, O.K. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Tubular adhesive joints, used in truss structures to join pultruded carbon fibre-reinforced polymer members to aluminium nodes, are modelled with varying dimensions. The numerical model uses a Cohesive Zone Modelling formulation with a trapezoidal traction-separation law for the adhesive layer, and experimental tests are carried to validate...
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Ji, Yanjie (author), Ma, Xinwei (author), He, Mingjia (author), Jin, Yuchuan (author), Yuan, Y. (author)
Bike-sharing systems have rapidly expanded around the world. Previous studies found that docked and dockless bike-sharing systems are different in terms of user demand and travel characteristics. However, their usage regularity and its determinants have not been fully understood. This research aims to fill this gap by exploring smart card...
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Quan, D. (author), Bologna, Francesca (author), Scarselli, Gennaro (author), Ivanković, Alojz (author), Murphy, Neal (author)
Thermoplastic veils based on Polyethylene-terephthalate (PET), Polyphenylene-sulfide (PPS) and Polyamide-12 (PA) fibres (∼10μm in diameter) were used to interlay unidirectional (UD), non-crimp fabric (NCF) and 5-Harness satin weave (5H) carbon fibre laminates. The PET and PPS veils remained in a fibrous form and the PA veils melted during the...
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Dek, Casper (author), Overkamp, Jean Luc (author), Toeter, Akke (author), Hoppenbrouwer, Tom (author), Slimmens, Jasper (author), van Zijl, Job (author), Areso Rossi, Pietro (author), Machado, Ricardo (author), Hereijgers, Sjef (author), Kilic, Veli (author), Naeije, M.C. (author)
In recent years, the space market has been pushing towards decreasing costs of launching spacecraft by reusing parts of the launchers. The purpose of this article is to present a feasibility study of a recovery system for the engine and engine frame of an existing, expendable heavy launch vehicle and present recommendations for further...
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He, Xin (author), Vuik, Cornelis (author)
This paper introduces three new Schur complement approximations for the augmented Lagrangian preconditioner. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations discretized by a stabilized finite element method are utilized to evaluate these new approximations of the Schur complement. A wide range of numerical experiments in the laminar context...
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