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Eftekharimilani, P. (author)
The potential for weight reduction, ease of manufacturing and improved crashworthiness makes advanced and ultra high strength steels attractive for automotive applications. Resistance spot welding is by far the most widely used joining method in the automotive industry due to the high operating speeds, the reliability of the process and the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Jatiningrum, D. (author)
Fault-Tolerant Flight Control (FTFC) systems reconfigure aircraft flight control laws to help restore a controlled flight and preserve acceptable performance under systemfaults. A typical approach to achieve fault tolerance is using inertial sensor measurementswhich can provide robustness to abrupt changes in the aircraft dynamics. This method...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Den Uijl, N.J. (author)
The introduction of advanced high strengths steels enabled automotive manufacturers to simultaneously reduce weight and increase safety of vehicles. However issues were reported concerning the weldability of these steels. These issues concerned both the manufacturability as well as the performance of resistance spot welded joints. The...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Daelman, M.R.J. (author)
Since 1750, the year that commonly marks the start of the Industrial Revolution, the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have risen about 40 %, 150 % and 20 %, respectively, above the pre-industrial levels due to human activity (IPCC (2013) Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Adema, A.T. (author)
doctoral thesis 2014
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Janulevicius, A. (author)
Myxobacteria are social bacteria that are remarkable for their complex life cycle. In vegetative state, when nutrients are available, myxobacteria cooperatively swarm on a solid surface and feed. When exposed to starvation conditions, myxobacteria exhibit multicellular morphogenesis: 10^5-10^6 cells aggregate to form a fruiting body. Due to...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Pruyn, J.F.J. (author)
This research focusses on the use of consistent scenarios to help ship owners, banks and other parties with an interest the maritime business get a better grip on the future. Three levels of detail can be distinguished for the maritime industry. The macroeconomic level is the highest and focusses on the behaviour of countries and the trade...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Galindo Nava, E.I. (author)
This work aims to describe plastic deformation and microstructure evolution of metals at various scales in terms of dislocation behaviour. The theory is based on statistical thermodynamics, where the entropy is proposed to incorporate the possible paths for dislocation motion. Other than estimating the velocity gradients a dislocation may reach,...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Kleptsova, O. (author)
In this thesis a z?layer unstructured C-grid finite volume hydrostatic model is presented. An efficient and highly scalable implicit technique for the solution of the free surface equation is combined with an Eulerian approach for the advection of momentum. A consistent velocity reconstruc- tion procedure which not only satisfies the continuity...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Van Wageningen-Kessels, F.L.M. (author)
How to model and simulate traffic flow including different vehicles such as cars and trucks? This dissertation answers this question by analyzing existing models and simulation methods and by developing new ones. The new model (Fastlane) describes traffic as a continuum flow while accounting for different types of vehicles. It is reformulated in...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Shi, W. (author)
Reducing fuel consumption from dredge vessels is always one of the priorities of the ship builder and the dredge contractor. In addition there is an increased awareness worldwide regarding exhaust emissions. CO2, NOx and SOx currently are or will in future be regulated strictly by international legislation and local authorities. Looking at a...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Chiong Meza, C.M. (author)
Transitions are processes of change that have always occurred in society: for example, the production of goods changed from handcraft to machine-made. In recent years, these transitions attract more and more attention, mainly because societies now wish to actively bring about certain changes, such as the reduction of the use of fossil fuels –...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Moradi Tehrani, A. (author)
In this study we developed algorithms for fast frequency and time domain integral equation modelling for marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) applications. Solutions of integral equations for CSEM applications in a three-layered earth with an assumed reservoirs is examined using the conjugate gradient fast Fourier transformation (CG...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Pel, A.J. (author)
Regional evacuation planning is complex and timely. These planning studies can be assisted by a transportation model. In this thesis, we investigate the requirements for such a model, and develop, implement, and test a new model, called EVAQ, which meets these requirements. Two case studies show how EVAQ can be used to assess the success and...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Van der Ham, H.W.M. (author)
Since the durability depends, among other things, on the quality of the concrete and presence of cracks, it is necessary to calculate the probability of cracking in hardening concrete as reliable as possible in case of durability predictions. In this thesis, it is investigated how the accuracy of stress prediction in hardening concrete can be...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Dey, A.K. (author)
The Seismic Value Chain quantifies the cyclic interaction between seismic acquisition, imaging and reservoir characterization. Modern seismic innovation to address the global imbalance in hydrocarbon supply and demand requires such cyclic interaction of both feed-forward and feed-back processes. Currently, the seismic value chain paradigm is in...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Yücel, G. (author)
Transition can be characterized as long-term structural changes in the societal systems, through which the way these systems function change significantly. Both the scope and extent of change, and the nature of the societal systems make transition processes a complex dynamic phenomena to understand. This study explores both methodological and...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Li, P. (author)
Miniaturized parts are increasingly demanded in different fields like medical, transportation, environmental, and communication industries. In order to manufacture these parts in an economical way, mass replication methods, such as micro injection molding, have to be applied. Currently, Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) process is mainly used to...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Corzo Perez, G.A. (author)
This book presents the investigation of different architectures of integrating hydrological knowledge and models with data-driven models for the purpose of hydrological flow forecasting. The models resulting from such integration are referred to as hybrid models. The book addresses the following topics: A classification of different hybrid...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Van Schagen, K.M. (author)
The drinking water in the Netherlands is of high quality and the production cost is low. This is the result of extensive research in the past decades to innovate and optimise the treatment processes. The processes are monitored and operated by motivated and skilled operators and process technologists, which leads to an operator-dependent,...
doctoral thesis 2009
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