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Dingemans, L.M. (author), Papadakis, V. (author), Liu, P. (author), Adam, A.J.L. (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a contactless and non-destructive testing (NDT) technique based on lowcoherence interferometry. It has recently become a popular NDT-tool for evaluating cultural heritage. In this study, protective coatings on wood and their penetration into the wood structure were measured with a customized infrared fiber...
conference paper 2015
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Van Nooyen, R.R.P. (author), Kolechkina, A.G. (author)
In applied hydrology the question of the probability of exceeding a certain value occurs regularly. Often it is in a context where extrapolation from a relatively short time series is needed. It is well known that in its simplest form extreme value theory applies to independent identically distributed random variables. It is also well known that...
conference paper 2012
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Bociort, F. (author), Van Turnhout, M. (author), Marinescu, O. (author)
Saddle-point construction (SPC) is a new method to insert lenses into an existing design. With SPC, by inserting and extracting lenses new system shapes can be obtained very rapidly, and we believe that, if added to the optical designer’s arsenal, this new tool can significantly increase design productivity in certain situations. Despite the...
conference paper 2007
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Koutrouvelis, A. (author), Hendriks, R.C. (author), Jensen, J (author), Heusdens, R. (author)
We propose a new multi-microphone noise reduction technique for binaural cue preservation of the desired source and the interferers. This method is based on the linearly constrained minimum variance (LCMV) framework, where the constraints are used for the binaural cue preservation of the desired source and of multiple interferers. In this...
conference paper 2016
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Hulin, J. (author), Pavlicek, J. (author)
The paper reflects on a relationship between an algorithmic and a standard (intuitive) approach to design of public space. A realized project of a plaza renovation in Czech town Vsetin is described as a study case. The paper offers an overview of benefits and drawbacks of the algorithmic approach in the described study case and it outlines more...
conference paper 2013
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Miranda, C. (author), Teixeira, A. (author), Huber, M. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author)
The traditional Dutch way to deal with piping failure in river dikes is the implementation of piping berms. The disadvantage of such a measure is the required inland space. Relief wells, on the other hand, require less or no inland space representing an attractive alternative solution. The aims of this paper are first, to show how reliability...
conference paper 2015
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Van de Sande, S.A.H. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Verheij, H.J. (author)
Granular filters are used for protection against scour and erosion of base material. For a proper functioning it is necessary that at the interfaces between the filter structure, the subsoil and the water flowing above the filter structure no material will be transported. Different types of granular filters can be distinguished, this paper...
conference paper 2014
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Wilding, D. (author), Pozzi, P. (author), Soloviev, O.A. (author), Vdovine, Gleb (author), Verhaegen, M.H.G. (author)
Aberrations, scattering and absorption degrade the performance light-sheet fluorescence microscopes (LSFM). An adaptive optics system to correct for these artefacts and to optimize the light-sheet illumination is presented. This system allows a higher axial resolution to be recovered over the field-of-view of the detection objective. It is...
conference paper 2016
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Marinescu, O. (author), Bociort, F. (author), Braat, J. (author)
When Extreme Ultraviolet mirror systems having several high-order aspheric surfaces are optimized, the configurations often enter into highly unstable regions of the parameter space. Small changes of system parameters lead then to large changes in ray paths, and therefore optimization algorithms crash because certain sssumptions upon which they...
conference paper 2004
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Homsi, P. (author)
conference paper 2006
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Bociort, F. (author), Van Turnhout, M. (author)
Finding multiple local minima in the merit function landscape of optical system optimization is a difficult task, especially for complex designs that have a large number of variables. We discuss here a method that enables a rapid generation of new local minima for optical systems of arbitrary complexity. We have recently shown that saddle points...
conference paper 2005
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Babuska, R. (author), Sousa, J. (author), Verbruggen, H.B. (author)
conference paper 1995
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Wild, J. (author), Brezillon, J. (author), Mertins, R. (author), Quagliarella, D. (author), Germain, E. (author), Amoignon, O. (author), Moens, F. (author)
The design activity within the EUROLIFT II project is targeted towards an improvement of the take-off performance of a generic transport aircraft configuration by a re-design of the trailing edge flap. The involved partners applied different optimization strategies as well as different types of flow solvers in order to cover a wide range of...
conference paper 2006
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Bletzinger, K.U. (author), Gallinger, T. (author), Kupzok, A. (author), Wüchner, R. (author)
In this paper the possibility of the optimization of coupled problems in partitioned approaches is discussed. As a special focus, surface coupled problems of fluid-structure interaction are considered. Well established methods of optimization are analyzed for usage in the context of coupled problems and in particular for a solution through...
conference paper 2006
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Zheng, Y.F. (author), Zhang, L.L. (author), Zhang, J. (author)
Due to the complexity of natural ground condition, consolidation settlement is usually difficult to predict. In this study, a Pareto multi-objective optimization based back analysis method for consolidation settlement is presented in this study. The model is a coupled flow and deformation model for unsaturated soil foundation which is...
conference paper 2015
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Gadelhak, M. (author)
This paper investigates the integration of Building Performance Simulation (BPS) and optimization tools to provide high performance solutions. An office room in Cairo, Egypt was chosen as a base testing case, where a Genetic Algorithm (GA) was used for optimizing the annual daylighting performance of two parametrically modeled daylighting...
conference paper 2013
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Bociort, F. (author), Van Turnhout, M. (author)
In present-day optical system design, it is tacitly assumed that local minima are points in the merit function landscapewithout relationships between them. We will show however that there is a certain degree of order in the design landscapeand that this order is best observed when we change the dimensionality of the optimization problem and when...
conference paper 2006
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Wang, H. (author), Van Mieghem, P. (author)
conference paper 2008
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Marinescu, O. (author), Bociort, F. (author)
The multidimensional merit function space of complex optical systems contains a large number of local minima that are connected via links that contain saddle points. In this work, we illustrate a method to construct such saddle points with examples of deep UV objectives and extreme UV mirror systems for lithography. The central idea of our...
conference paper 2005
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Dritsas, S. (author), Kalvo, R. (author), Sevtsuk, A. (author)
We present a design-computation method of design-to-production automation and optimization in digital fabrication; an algorithmic process minimizing material use, reducing fabrication time and improving production costs of complex architectural form. Our system compacts structural elements of variable dimensions within fixed-size sheets of stock...
conference paper 2013
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