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Alavi, F. (author)
In this thesis, we design control algorithms for power scheduling of a fleet of fuel cell cars in a microgrid. Fuel cell cars are a relatively new type of vehicles. The driving force of these cars comes from an electrical motor and in order to generate the required electricity for the operation of the motor, the vehicle is equipped with a fuel...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lin, X. (author)
This thesis provides tools for decision support systems for perishable goods logistics. It also provides an approach for enterprises to estimate the benefit of adopting the proposed logistic systems. Perishable products are produced, transported, and consumed all over the world. Thanks to perishable goods supply chains, we can enjoy safe, fresh,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Su, Z. (author)
Maintenance is crucial for the proper functioning and lifetime extension of a railway infrastructure network, which is composed of various infrastructures with different functions. In this thesis we develop robust and tractable model-based approaches for maintenance optimization of railway infrastructure networks. In addition, we develop a...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Luo, R. (author)
This thesis aims at developing efficient methods for control of large-scale systems by employing state-of-the-art control methods and optimization techniques. This thesis is divided into two parts. In the first part, we address dynamic traffic routing for urban transportation networks. In the second part, we address multi-agent model predictive...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Liu, S. (author)
In Model Predictive Control (MPC) for traffic networks, traffic models are crucial since they are used as prediction models for determining the optimal control actions. In order to reduce the computational complexity of MPC for traffic networks, macroscopic traffic models are often used instead of microscopic traffic models. These macroscopic...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Kersbergen, B. (author)
The operation of many systems can be described by the timing of events. When the system behavior can be described by equations that are "linear'' in the max-plus algebra, which has maximization and addition as its basic operations, the system is called a max-plus-linear system. In many of these systems the order of the events may need to be...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Wang, M. (author)
This thesis deals with a model predictive control framework for control design of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, where car-following tasks are under control. The framework is applied to design several autonomous and cooperative controllers and to examine the controller properties at the microscopic level and the resulting traffic flow...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Bajracharya, G. (author)
The electricity grid is one of the most complex systems created by human beings. It consists of an intricate network of components such as generators, transmission and distribution lines, transformers, breakers, various controllers, and various measurement and monitoring systems. The grid has been going through significant changes in past...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Xu, M. (author)
Fresh water supply and flood protection are two central issues in water management. Society needs more and more fresh water and a safe water system to guarantee a better life. A more severe climate will result in more droughts and extreme storms. As a consequence, salt water intrusion will increase. Therefore, clean and fresh water is becoming...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Safaei Farahani, S. (author)
Stochastic max-plus systems belong to a special class of discrete-event systems. This class consists of systems with synchronization but no choice and the models of such systems are defined using the operators maximization and addition. Stochastic max-plus systems can be further extended to stochastic switching max-plus systems and stochastic...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Lin, S. (author)
Model Predictive Control is applied to control and coordinate large-scale urban traffic networks. However, due to the large scale or the nonlinear, non-convex nature of the on-line optimization problems solved, the MPC controllers become real-time infeasible in practice, even though the problem is solvable in theory. In this thesis, we mainly...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Van den Berg, M. (author)
Motivation The growth of our road infrastructure cannot keep up with the growing mobility of people, and the corresponding increase in traffic demand. This results in daily congestion on the freeways. It is an illusion that the problem of congestion can be solved completely within a few years, but it is possible to improve the current situation....
doctoral thesis 2010
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Kalbasenka, A.N. (author)
Crystallization is one of the oldest separation and purification techniques. Batch crystallizers are widely used in production of fine chemicals, food ingredients, specialty chemicals, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Control of the crystalline material properties is a challenging task due to complexity and nonlinearity of batch...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Baskar, L.D. (author)
Traffic congestion is a problem experienced daily by most of us. Among various traffic management schemes, efficient utilisation of the existing roadside infrastructure combined with in-vehicle technologies offers a promising solution to address traffic congestion and related problems. This approach has resulted in the development of Intelligent...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Braaksma, J. (author)
The modern trailing suction hopper dredgers are advanced ships that are equipped with many automation systems that can be controlled with integrated computer systems from the bridge. From the operators it is expected that they generate the right set-points for all these systems. The latest ships are designed such that one operator is responsible...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Negenborn, R.R. (author)
Transportation networks, such as power networks, road traffic networks, water distribution networks, railway networks, etc., are the corner stones of our modern society. As transportation networks have to operate closer and closer to their capacity limits and as the dynamics of these networks become more and more complex, control of these...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Necoara, I. (author)
This Ph.D. thesis considers the development of new analysis and control techniques for special classes of hybrid systems and discrete event systems. Two particular classes of hybrid systems (piecewise affine systems and max-min-plus-scaling systems), and two particular classes of discrete event systems (max-plus-linear systems and switching max...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Van Overloop, P.J. (author)
Human life depends on water daily, especially for drinking and food production. Also, human life needs to be protected against excess of water caused by heavy precipitation and floods. People have formed water management organizations to guarantee these necessities of life for communities. These organizations manage a water system within the...
doctoral thesis 2006
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