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Vanlede, J.D.S.M. (author)
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Colling, A.P. (author)
The research in this thesis is a viability study of a waterborne platooning concept called the Vessel Train (VT). This manuscript describes the VT characteristics. It explains how the VT’s advantages are reaped, as well as the VT’s challenges that need to be considered and dealt with. To assess the potential of the platooning concept an inland...
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Los, J. (author)
The freight transportation sector is one of the major contributors to air pollution. An important way to reduce emissions consists of collective route planning. Although unloaded trips and inefficient routes could not always be prevented by individual carriers, more efficient operations could often be obtained if multiple carriers collaborate by...
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Daneshpour Aryadi, H. (author)
Tales of a Fountain of Youth and the invention of medicine illustrate our age-long obsession with two themes: life and death. What it takes to stay alive, and not to be dead, is a basic question in science that is easy to state, and yet difficult to address at a profound level. One striking feature of many living organisms is the ability of...
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Stuber, V.L. (author)
This thesis describes the development, validation and implementation of piezoelectric flow sensors. These sensors are meant to measure flow phenomena such as transition and separation in the boundary layer of an aircraft wing. Such information can be used<br/>as input variables to a control loop to push laminar-to-turbulent transition towards...
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Wang, Y. (author)
Alluvial stratigraphy is influenced by both allogenic and autogenic factors, which are difficult to be distinguished from each other because they operate at overlapping spatial and temporal scales. Moreover, it remains uncertain whether autogenic dynamics can result in sedimentary cyclicity that resembles allogenically-driven stratigraphic...
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Wiersma, S.J. (author)
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been used by humans for many centuries in microbial fermentation processes for the production of, for example, bread and alcoholic beverages. This long history of use and, in addition, its fast growth, its ability to rapidly convert sugars into ethanol and the ease with which it can be genetically modified,...
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van Ginkel, G.J. (author)
In this thesis we study the Symmetric Exclusion Process (SEP) and the Discrete Gaussian Free Field (DGFF) on compact Riemannian manifolds. In particular, we obtain the hydrodynamic limit and the equilibrium fluctuations of SEP and we show that the DGFF converges to its continuous counterpart. To define these discrete models, we construct grids...
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Rouvoet, A.J. (author)
Programming language implementations bridge the gap between what the program developer sees and understands, and what the computer executes. Hence, it is crucial for the reliability of software that language implementations are correct. Correctness of an implementation is judged with respect to a criterion. In this thesis, we focus on the...
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van Putten, R. (author)
Catalysis is a critical enabling technology that directly contributes to higher standards of living. This is a remarkable feat for a technology that most consumers have no direct contact with and perhaps only vaguely know from their car’s catalytic converter. Even many technical users regard catalysts as ideal substances that promote a target...
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Yu, G. (author)
Creating a gas-liquid foam means dispersing gas as individual bubbles in an aqueous solution, in which each gas bubble is separated by liquid films or lamella. The most common form of liquid foam (as opposed to solid foams, like polymer sponges) seen in day-to-day life is bulk foam. This refers to a foam that rests in a large container (or flows...
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Soler Jofra, A. (author)
One of the least studied nitrogen compounds is hydroxylamine. Hydroxylamine<br/>is a highly reactive and toxic inorganic compound that some microorganisms use<br/>as intermediate during nitrogen conversions. The aim of this thesis was to further<br/>understand the role of hydroxylamine in the nitrogen cycle.
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Valks, B. (author)
In recent years, the density on the Dutch university campus has increased substantially due to a continued growth of student populations. Campus managers face the challenge of accommodating the university’s students and employees mainly in the existing buildings, which are used ineffectively and inefficiently. In order to improve the space use...
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Prabhakaran, R. (author)
Natural fractures in subsurface rocks are a source of heterogeneity that impacts flow and transport behaviour. The presence of fracture discontinuities needs to be modelled explicitly due to observed deviations from the continuum assumption of porous media. The departures are due to both individual properties (such as aperture, infill, and...
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Stevens, L.L. (author)
“Teaching is both an art and a science” (Harrison &amp; Coll, 2008 p.1). Good teaching excites students and cultivates their curiosity to learn more than they are asked. But what if students’ blank faces tell you that the teaching did not land, what can you do? Using an analogy or metaphor to explain the principle helps students visualize and...
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Peng, Q. (author)
Burns and other skin traumas occur at various intensities regarding the depth and area of the skin, as well as the involvement of the different skin layers. Worldwide, an estimated six million patients need hospitalisation for burns annually. Furthermore, most severe burn injuries will develop morbidity and unaesthetic scars like contractures...
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Sutmuller, A.D. (author)
The homicide rate dropped globally in the last decades, while in the same period the percentage of unsolved homicide cases increased. At the same time technological developments have drastically changed our lives and little is known about how this influenced the process of decision-making within homicide investigations. Therefore, the aim of...
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Jafari Eshlaghi, M. (author)
Membranes are widely applied in water and waste water treatment as they provide an absolute barrier against the contaminants. Membranes are offered in wide pore size range and they are applied vastly due to their versatile and cost effective operation in dealing with wide range of streams. However, membranes, like any other filtration systems,...
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Friedrich, H.C. (author)
The presented research on Immediate Systems in Architecture (IS-A) is an attempt to afford a better human-technology match in architecture, pursuing a state of immediacy where humans can simultaneously use and design, apply and amend the technical system they engage with.<br/><br/>The thesis contains both theoretical and experimental...
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Kosari, A. (author)
For many decades, corrosion and corrosion inhibition of high-strength aluminium alloys have been studied indirectly and through traditional and separately performed electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. These approaches employed to date commonly lack sufficient lateral and time resolution to unravel early-stage events which...
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