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Zhou, Y. (author)
Pipe failures in water distribution systems can have a serious impact and hence it’s important to maintain the condition and integrity of the distribution system. This book presents a whole-life cost optimisation model for the rehabilitation of water distribution systems. It combines a pipe breakage number prediction model with a pipe...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhou, Y. (author)
Reinforcement Learning (RL) methods are relatively new in the field of aerospace guidance, navigation, and control. This dissertation aims to exploit RL methods to improve the autonomy and online learning of aerospace systems with respect to the a priori unknown system and environment, dynamical uncertainties, and partial observability. In the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhou, H. (author)
The research presented in this thesis focuses on the use of hydrate slurries in the air conditioning and refrigeration areas. Both experimental and mathematical methods have been used. Hydrate slurries have been suggested as promising cold storage materials that can be used in air conditioning systems due to their high latent heat (193 kJ/kg and...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zhou, Z. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Zhou, M. (author)
After the development in the past 120 years since the invention of the first radio transmission, worldwide wireless communication systems are nowadays part of daily life. Behind the shining and astonishing achievement of modern communication systems, the exhaustion of existing frequency spectrum resources has been a concern. In higher frequency...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhou, Q. (author)
What are the principles that make societal problems socio-technically complex? And, even more important, how can we support public policymaking in the wake of socio-technical complexity? In The Princess in the Castle, the author investigates if, why and how serious games and game-like simulations (SGs) can support integrated policy making and...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Zhou, J. (author)
Building new towns seems to be a rational approach that releases pressure from overly burdened large cities. This strategy was developed in Western Europe in the middle of twentieth century. Since the 1990s, the European new town model has been widely implemented in China. However, the author questions the feasibility of the large-scale, hasty...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Zhou, J. (author)
Background and goals of this thesis The concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting industry grows rapidly, driven by deterioration of, damage to and defects in concrete structures. However, it is well known that to achieve durable concrete repairs is very difficult. The failure of concrete repairs causes high economical, social and...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Zhou, J. (author)
Nowadays, wireless networks are used in most of the applications with radio technologies being used in all kinds of wireless networks. In all wireless links, the transmitted packets can be lost. How to identify the quality of a certain wireless link and achieve the best delivery performance over a certain wireless network is an open issue. In...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Zhou, Y. (author)
As power capacities of single wind turbine, single wind park and total wind power installation are continuously increasing, the wind power begins to challenge the safety operation of the power system. This thesis focuses on the grid integration aspects such as the dynamic behaviours of wind power during disturbances, and dynamic behaviours of...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Zhou, X. (author)
The Internet is a collection of networks that use the TCP/IP suite of protocols. It has a huge impact on human activity. There are currently hundreds of millions of computers connected to the Internet, generating several petabytes traffic a day. Internet is still growing rapidly. However, the Internet today is not yet precisely characterized....
doctoral thesis 2006
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Zhou, Yu (author)
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doctoral thesis 2006
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Zhou, B. (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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Zhou, Y. (author)
doctoral thesis 1997
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Zhou, H.M. (author)
doctoral thesis 1995
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Zhou, Y. (author)
doctoral thesis 1992
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Zhou, J. (author)
doctoral thesis 1991
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