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Price, R.A. (author), Wrigley, Cara (author), Matthews, Judy (author)
Design-led innovation (DLI) is a framework with particular focus on developing design capability. Implementation of DLI has been observed to positively influence firm innovation performance. As the framework is of relative infancy, there is opportunity to learn from and integrate methods and practice from other fields to strengthen the...
conference paper 2017
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Kroon, J. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), den Heijer, C. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author)
In the present time of sea-level rise and climate change a global shift has occurred toward sandy coastal protection measures and Building with Nature. These type of protection measures impose extra uncertainty on the instantaneous state of the coastal system over time for which present deterministic forecasting techniques are not capable of...
conference paper 2017
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Venmans, A. (author), Schokker, J. (author), Dambrink, R. (author), Maljers, D. (author), Heerema, J.J. (author)
This paper presents method and first results of a study to quantify and communicate geotechnical risk for highway construction on soft soil and large building pits associated with infrastructural works in the Netherlands. A set of easy-to-read maps will inform the end users, geotechnical consultants at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and...
conference paper 2015
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Zhang, L. (author), Li, X. (author), Li, D. (author), Zhou, C. (author)
Important engineered slopes are often heavily instrumented and their performance routinely monitored through these instruments. The evaluation of the safety of the slopes based on the monitored information is however a challenge. A systematic method is presented in this paper for evaluating the slope safety by combining multi-source monitoring...
conference paper 2015
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Yoshida, I. (author), Shuku, T. (author)
We sometimes encounter a case in which very small change of computation or experiment condition causes the significant difference in response when strong nonlinearity is involved. Slope failure simulation due to gravity by MPS method is performed to examine feature of uncertainty. The simulation results show that the output uncertainty is...
conference paper 2015
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Mergili, M. (author), Marchesini, I. (author), Rossi, M. (author), Alvioli, M. (author), Schneider-Muntau, B. (author), Cardinali, M. (author), Ardizzone, F. (author), Fiorucci, F. (author), Valigi, D. (author), Santangelo, M. (author), Bucci, F. (author), Guzzetti, F. (author)
The GIS-based open source software r.slope.stability computes broad-scale spatial overviews of shallow and deep-seated slope stability through physically-based modelling. We focus on the landslide-prone 90 km2 Collazzone area, central Italy, exploiting a comprehensive set of lithological, geotechnical and landslide inventory data available for...
conference paper 2015
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Shuku, T. (author), Nishimura, S-I. (author), Yoshida, I. (author)
Strong nonlinear behavior such as slope failure involves large uncertainties. Even if we conduct model tests on slope failure under the same test conditions, we cannot reproduce the same results although the linear behavior can be reproduced with relative ease. This kind of uncertainties is well known as “aleatory uncertainty” and they should be...
conference paper 2015
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Marques, S.H. (author), Beer, M. (author), Gomes, A.T. (author), Henriques, A.A. (author)
The first applications of nonprobabilistic interval analysis in geotechnical engineering have been recently explored. In fact, the solution of practical problems in this field often requires judgement based on limited data and interval analysis has become a research area formally motivated by input information characterised by imprecision....
conference paper 2015
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Marques, S.H. (author), Beer, M. (author), Gomes, A.T. (author), Henriques, A.A. (author)
The treatment of imprecision attracted continuous interest since the origin of probability as the science of uncertainty. As a matter of fact, probability has been developed to deal with uncertainty and the first argument supporting precise rather than imprecise probability counts on the nature of ordinary measurements. Starting from only a few...
conference paper 2015
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Zhang, L. (author), Yan, W.M. (author)
Soil slopes are generally unsaturated in which the soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) plays an important role in its hydro-mechanical response. The commonly used Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion in saturated soil mechanics could be extended to take SWCC into account which is then able to determine the shear strength of unsaturated soil. Like...
conference paper 2015
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Nadim, F. (author)
This paper presents an overview on how uncertainty and variability of mechanical soil properties are dealt with in offshore site investigation and presents some ideas for utilizing the reliability tools in a more optimal manner for this purpose. Two types of problems are addressed. First, how to extract the maximum amount of information from...
conference paper 2015
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Auping, W.L. (author)
The copper case is often used as an example in resource depletion studies. Despite these studies, several profound uncertainties remain in the system. One of these uncertainties is the distribution of copper grades in the lithosphere. The Skinner thesis promotes the idea that copper grades may be distributed with a bimodal distribution instead...
conference paper 2014
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Eker, S. (author), Van Daalen, C. (author)
Bio-methane is a renewable gas option that can be injected to the natural gas grids to increase the sustainability of the energy system and to deal with natural gas supply problems. However, being based on several factors such as resource availability, competition between bio-methane and electricity sectors for biogas and biomass supply, demand,...
conference paper 2014
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Eker, S. (author), Djong, J. (author), Leston, D. (author)
Rabies is a viral fatal disease transmitted to humans mainly from dogs. Human deaths due to rabies have been increasing in recent years, especially in Africa and Asia where socioeconomic factors play an important role in the revival of the epidemic. In the current situation, it is unknown how the epidemic will evolve and which policies can...
conference paper 2014
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Auping, W.L. (author), De Jong, S. (author), Pruyt, E. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author)
The US’ shale gas revolution, a spectacular increase in natural gas extraction from previously unconventional sources, has led to considerable lower gas prices in North America. This study focusses on consequences of the shale gas revolution on state stability of traditional oil and gas exporting countries in the vicinity of the EU. For this...
conference paper 2014
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Van Nooyen, R.R.P. (author), Hrachowitz, M. (author), Kolechkina, A.G. (author)
Even without uncertainty about the model structure or parameters, the output of a hydrological model run still contains several sources of uncertainty. These are: measurement errors affecting the input, the transition from continuous time and space to discrete time and space, which causes loss of information about the input, discretization of...
conference paper 2014
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Ströhle, P. (author), Gerding, E.H. (author), De Weerdt, M.M. (author), Stein, S. (author), Robu, V. (author)
We design new algorithms for the problem of allocating uncertain, flexible, and multi-unit demand online given uncertain supply, in order to maximise social welfare. The algorithms can be seen as extensions of the expectation and consensus algorithms from the domain of online scheduling. The problem is especially relevant to the future smart...
conference paper 2014
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Eker, S. (author), Van Daalen, C. (author)
Import dependency and the extent of renewable gas production are two outcomes of interest concerning the future of gas supply in the Netherlands. Due to the complexity of internal mechanisms and uncertainties associated with the natural gas production, the production of renewable gases, and the demand for gas, the future of these two outcomes of...
conference paper 2013
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Wang, L. (author), Van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author), Ranasinghe, R.W.M.R.J.B. (author), Maskey, S. (author)
To guarantee a safe flood defence in a changing environment, the adaptation to climate change needs to be considered in the design of river dikes. However, the large uncertainty in the projections of future climate leads to varied estimations of future flood probability. How to cope with the uncertainties in future flood probability under...
conference paper 2013
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Herder, P.M. (author), Pulles, K. (author)
conference paper 2013
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