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Samaniego, Christian Cuba (author), Giordano, G. (author), Franco, Elisa (author)
An important challenge in synthetic biology is the construction of periodic circuits with tunable and predictable period. We propose a general architecture, based on the use of recombinase proteins and negative feedback, to build a molecular device for periodic switching between two distinct regimes; the switching rule depends on known...
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Blanchini, Franco (author), Chesi, Graziano (author), Colaneri, Patrizio (author), Giordano, G. (author)
In this letter we show how the problem of assessing structural local stability of BDC-decomposable systems, left open in recent literature, can be solved via convex optimisation. First we give a simple test, based on a sufficient condition, that requires checking the strict co-positivity of a multivariate polynomial. Then we provide a...
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Riemersma, B. (author), Correlje, A.F. (author), Kunneke, R.W. (author)
This paper identifies safety concerns that arise from ongoing technical and institutional changes in the Dutch gas sector. The Netherlands has a well-developed gas infrastructure that primarily transports natural gas, although its constituting features are undergoing major changes. We identify three historical developments, and show how (1)...
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Molina-Castillo, Francisco Jose (author), Lopez-Nicolas, Carolina (author), de Reuver, G.A. (author)
This study analyzes how learning costs for technologies that lack de facto standards, such as mobile payment, affect user intentions. In addition, we evaluate how the negative effect of learning costs is mediated by perceived functional value and facilitating conditions. Data used in this research was obtained from a study among 463 consumers....
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Yorio, Patrick L. (author), Edwards, J. M. (author), Hoeneveld, D. (author)
National culture colors nearly every aspect of human behavior (Javidan et al., 2006). Despite this truism, the concept has yet to be integrated into organizational safety culture theory. The purpose of this article is to bring awareness as to how national culture can influence organizational safety culture. We do so by theorizing that the...
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Brown, B. E. (author), Dunne, R. P. (author), Somerfield, P. J. (author), Edwards, A. J. (author), Simons, W.J.F. (author), Phongsuwan, N. (author), Putchim, L. (author), Anderson, L. (author), Naeije, M.C. (author)
Effects of combined rising sea temperature and increasing sea level on coral reefs, both factors associated with global warming, have rarely been addressed. In this ~40 y study of shallow reefs in the eastern Indian Ocean, we show that a rising relative sea level, currently estimated at ~11 mm y−1, has not only promoted coral cover but also has...
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Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, A.M.G. (author), Spiers, Helen (author)
Open data sharing and re-use is currently more common in some academic disciplines than others. Although each discipline has unique challenges and characteristics which can influence data sharing and re-use behavior, it may be possible to gain transferable insight from disciplines where these practices are more common. Several studies of the...
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Litjens, R. (author), Zhang, Haibin (author)
A suitability assessment and performance optimisation is presented of narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) cellular technology for use in smart energy distribution networks. The focus is on the reliable and timely delivery of outage restoration and management (ORM) messages at the event of a local or regional power outage. Both the cellular...
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Krähenmann, T.S. (author), Fischer, S. G. (author), Röösli, M. (author), Ihn, T. (author), Reichl, Christian (author), Wegscheider, Werner (author), Ensslin, K. (author), Gefen, Yuval (author), Meir, Yigal (author)
Quantum Hall edge channels offer an efficient and controllable platform to study quantum transport in one dimension. Such channels are a prospective tool for the efficient transfer of quantum information at the nanoscale, and play a vital role in exposing intriguing physics. Electric current along the edge carries energy and heat leading to...
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Lepillier, B.P. (author), Daniilidis, Alexandros (author), Doonechaly Gholizadeh, Nima (author), Bruna, P.B.R. (author), Kummerow, Juliane (author), Bruhn, D.F. (author)
The use of the subsurface and the exploitation of subsurface resources require prior knowledge of fluid flow through fracture networks. For nuclear waste disposal, for the enhancement of hydrocarbon recovery from a field, or the development of an enhanced geothermal system (EGS), it is fundamental to constrain the fractures and the fracture...
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Haji Mohammadloo, T. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Simons, D.G. (author), Dierikx, Ben (author), Bicknese, Simon (author)
Methods for gridding multibeam echo sounder (MBES) measurements to equidistant grids are proposed as alternatives to the shallowest measured depth, which is affected by outliers. The approaches considered use a combination of mean and standard deviation of soundings and the regression coefficient from the best fitted plane. These methods...
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Zanker, Markus (author), Rook, L. (author), Jannach, Dietmar (author)
Research on understanding, developing and assessing personalisation systems is spread over multiple disciplines and builds on methodologies and findings from several different research fields and traditions, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), and User Modelling based on (applied)...
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Rajpal, D. (author), Kassapoglou, C. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
An analytical model to predict the fatigue life of a composite laminate is formulated. The model calculates stresses in each ply using classical lamination theory, degrades the residual strength using the linear wear-out law and predicts failure based on Tsai Wu failure theory. The cycles to failure are predicted using the updated cycle-by...
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Konijnenberg, A.P. (author)
In this thesis, several phase retrieval methods are discussed. Since the focus will mainly be on theory rather than experiment, the structure has been determined by the similarities and differences of the mathematics of these methods. For example, a distinction is made between non-iterative and iterative methods, and between single-shot...
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Saeedifar, M. (author), Mansvelder, Jasmijn (author), Mohammadi, R. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
This study aims to use the passive and active acoustic-based health monitoring methods for impact damage assessment of composite structures. To this aim, a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composite plate was fabricated and subjected to a simulated low-velocity impact by performing repeated quasi-static indentation tests where a loading...
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Raby, Alison (author), Antonini, A. (author), Pappas, A. (author), Dassanayake, D. T. (author), Brownjohn, James Mark William (author), D'Ayala, Dina (author)
Lighthouses situated on exposed rocky outcrops warn mariners of the dangers that lurk beneath the waves. They were first constructed when approaches to wave loading and structural response were relatively unsophisticated, essentially learning from previous failures. Here, we chart the evolution of lighthouses on the Wolf Rock, situated...
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Elkhuizen, W.S. (author)
The appearance of a painting cannot solely be described by the depiction that it presents to the viewer. When viewing the artifact in real life, we find that the painted surface is in effect a three-dimensional landscape of paint. Paintings, “moveable, largely two-dimensional images created for the primary purpose of providing a visual...
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Daneshjoo, Z. (author), Amaral, L. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Shokrieh, M. M. (author), Fakoor, M. (author)
This paper demonstrates how the critical strain energy density in the delamination tip vicinity may be used to explain the physics of delamination growth under mixed mode I/II. A theory previously proposed to physically relate mode I and mode II delamination growth is further extended towards describing the onset of mixed mode I/II...
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Paltrinieri, Nicola (author), Comfort, Louise (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author)
Risk assessment has a primary role in safety-critical industries. However, it faces a series of overall challenges, partially related to technology advancements and increasing needs. There is currently a call for continuous risk assessment, improvement in learning past lessons and definition of techniques to process relevant data, which are...
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Ochôa, Pedro (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This article presents research about the propagation of ultrasonic guided waves in ultrasonically welded thermoplastic composite joints. The goal of the study was to understand the effect of weld manufacturing defects on guided wave transmission across the joint. Triangular energy-directors integrated into the lower composite adherends...
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