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Bijl, H.J. (author)
Wind turbines are growing bigger to becomemore cost-efficient. This does increase the severity of the vibrations that are present in the turbine blades, both due to predictable effects like wind shear and tower shadow, and due to less predictable effects like turbulence and flutter. If wind turbines are to become bigger and more cost-efficient,...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Gunes, Bilal (author)
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wang, Q. (author)
Inspired by insect flights, flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs) keep attracting attention from the scientific community. One of the design objectives is to reproduce the high power efficiency of insect flight. However, there is no clear answer yet to the question of how to design flapping wings and their kinematics for power-efficient...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Amani, A. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Fitiwi, D.Z. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Shariat Torbaghan, S. (author)
The new energy policy of the European Union (EU) with the core objectives of competitiveness, reliability and sustainability, has driven Europe into a transition towards a low carbon & sustainable electricity supply systems. Under the new policy, the European energy systems are pursing two major objectives. First is to shift the focus from...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Cong, Z. (author)
Due to the rapid growth of human population, and jobs being distributed unevenly in different locations, daily commuting is required more than ever, which in its turn is creating a huge socio-economic issue: traffic congestion. In order to prevent, or at least to alleviate this problem, trafficmanagement and control is urgently required. This...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Momber, I. (author)
Both electric power systems and the transportation sector are essential constituents to modern life, enhancing social welfare, enabling economic prosperity and ultimately providing well-being to the people. However, to mitigate adverse climatological effects of emitting greenhouse gases, a rigorous de-carbonization of both industries has been...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Kwok, K.C. (author)
This thesis investigates the system design and circuit implementation of a 24GHz-band short-range radar receiver in CMOS technology. The propagation and penetration properties of EM wave offer the possibility of non-contact based remote sensing and through-the-wall imaging of distance stationary or moving objects. The feasibility of realizing...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Öztürk, B. (author)
Adhesives based on thermoset polymers are used as thermal and electrical interfaces. These adhesives are filled with different particles in order to meet the requirements of heat transfer and electrical properties. Due to the reliability requirements of automotive applications, they are required to have excellent bulk and interface properties....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Van Essen, G.M. (author)
The process of depleting an oil reservoir can be poured into an optimal control problem with the objective to maximize economic performance over the life of the ?eld. Despite its large potential, life-cycle optimization has not yet found its way into operational environments. The objective of this thesis is to improve operational applicability...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Wang, Y. (author)
Safe, fast, punctual, energy-efficient, and comfortable rail traffic systems are important for rail operators, passengers, and the environment. Due to the increasing energy prices and environmental concerns, the reduction of energy consumption has become one of the key objectives for railway systems. On the other hand, with the increase of...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Kaelen, J.W.E.N. (author)
The financial crisis and the introduction of low-budget companies have brought major changes to the air freight community. Competition became stronger and cost control became more important. This led to new ways of organizing aircraft Maintenance, Repair, Overhauls and Upgrades (MRO&U), which became performance oriented. For the triad of...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Chandrasekar, K. (author)
Embedded systems have become an integral part of our life in the last few years in multifarious ways, be it in mobile phones, portable audio players, smart watches or even cars. Most embedded systems fall under the category of consumer electronics, such as televisions, mobile devices, and wearable electronics. With several players competing in...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Nane, R. (author)
Reconfigurable Architectures (RA) have been gaining popularity rapidly in the last decade for two reasons. First, processor clock frequencies reached threshold values past which power dissipation becomes a very difficult problem to solve. As a consequence, alternatives were sought to keep improving the system performance. Second, because Field...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Khalate, A.A. (author)
In recent years, inkjet technology has emerged as a promising manufacturing tool. This technology has gained its popularity mainly due to the facts that it can handle diverse materials and it is a non-contact and additive process. Moreover, the inkjet technology offers low operational costs, easy scalability, digital control and low material...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Zhang, M. (author)
“The goal of the European Transport Policy is to establish a sustainable transport system that meets society’s economic, social and environmental needs…” (ECE, 2009). This statement indicates the challenges that the European transport policy makers are faced with when facilitating an increasing freight transport demand with limited transport...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Ramirez-Elizondo, L.M. (author)
The world’s increasing energy demand and growing environmental concerns have motivated scientists to develop new technologies and methods to make better use of the remaining resources of our planet. The main objective of this dissertation is to develop a scheduling and control tool at the district level for small-scale systems with multiple...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Barreto Cordero, W.J. (author)
Flooding in urbanized areas has become a very important issue around the world. The level of service (or performance) of urban drainage systems (UDS) degrades in time for a number of reasons. In order to maintain an acceptable performance of UDS, early rehabilitation plans must be developed and implemented. In developing countries the situation...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Straathof, M.H. (author)
This thesis introduces a new parameterization technique based on the Class-Shape-Transformation (CST) method. The new technique consists of an extension to the CST method in the form of a refinement function based on B-splines. This Class-Shape-Refinement-Transformation (CSRT) method has the same advantages as the original CST method, while also...
doctoral thesis 2012
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