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Soleymani Shishvan, M. (author), Benndorf, J. (author)
This paper examines a problem related to dispatching materials to spreaders in coal (lignite) mines operated under the paradigm of continuously excavated material flow. In the considered particular case, complexity arises from different material types of overburden to be placed on the dump site in pre-defined patterns that guarantee...
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Liu, Faqi (author), Yang, Hua (author), Yan, R. (author), Wang, Wei (author)
The behaviour of square steel tube confined reinforced concrete columns after fire exposure was studied experimentally and numerically in this paper. Eighteen stub columns were first heated following the ISO 834 standard fire including both heating and cooling phases, and were subsequently loaded to failure after cooling to ambient temperature....
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Sánchez-Arriaga, Gonzalo (author), Pastor-Rodríguez, Alejandro (author), Sanjurjo-Rivo, Manuel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
A parallelized flight simulator for the dynamic analysis of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems for ground- and fly-generation configurations is presented. The mechanical system comprises a kite or fixed-wing drone equipped with rotors and linked to the ground by a flexible tether. The time-dependent control vector of the simulator mimics real...
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Jaxa-Rozen, M. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Bloemendal, J.M. (author)
The modelling of social-ecological systems can provide useful insights into the interaction of social and environmental processes. However, quantitative social-ecological models should acknowledge the complexity and uncertainty of both underlying subsystems. For example, the agent-based models which are increasingly popular for groundwater...
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Caro Ortiz, S.A. (author), Hens, R. (author), Zuidema, Erik (author), Rigutto, Marcello (author), Dubbeldam, David (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author)
This article explores how well vapor-liquid equilibria of pure components and binary mixtures of xylenes can be predicted using different force fields in molecular simulations. The accuracy of the Wolf method and the Ewald summation is evaluated. Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs ensemble are performed at conditions comparable to...
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Gamarino, M. (author), Dall'Osso, Aldo (author), Lathouwers, D. (author), Kloosterman, J.L. (author)
In reactor core nodal analysis, the dependence of few-group, homogenized cross sections on the local physical conditions (i.e., the thermal-hydraulic state and material composition) is commonly represented via multivariate interpolation in parameterized libraries. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to model the spectral effects of...
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Cheraghi, Morteza (author), Eslami Baladeh, Aliakbar (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Hazard and Operability analysis (HAZOP) is a popular technique for hazard identification and risk ranking in hazardous facilities. Conventional HAZOP, however, has some drawbacks: (i) it considers a limited number of risk factors, i.e., only the frequency and the severity of hazards; (ii) it assumes equal weights for the risk factors, thus...
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Vuik, V. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), Willemsen, Pim W.J.M. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Flood risks are increasing worldwide due to climate change and ongoing economic and demographic development in coastal areas. Salt marshes can function as vegetated foreshores that reduce wave loads on coastal structures such as dikes and dams, thereby mitigating current and future flood risk. This paper aims to quantify long-term (100 years)...
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Kocaman, E.S. (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Pinho, S. T. (author)
This paper presents a new polymorphic element modelling approach for multi-scale simulation, with an application to fracture in composite structures. We propose the concept of polymorphic elements; these are elements that exist as an evolving superposition of various states, each representing the relevant physics with the required level of...
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Marín, Luis Gabriel (author), Cruz, Nicolás (author), Sáez, Doris (author), Sumner, Mark (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author)
Prediction interval modelling has been proposed in the literature to characterize uncertain phenomena and provide useful information from a decision-making point of view. In most of the reported studies, assumptions about the data distribution are made and/or the models are trained at one step ahead, which can decrease the quality of the...
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Rovira Navarro, M. (author), Rieutord, Michel (author), Gerkema, Theo (author), Maas, Leo R.M. (author), van der Wal, W. (author), Vermeersen, L.L.A. (author)
Some of the moons of the outer solar system harbour subsurface liquid oceans. Tidal dissipation plays an important role in preventing these oceans from freezing. In the past, most studies considered only tidal dissipation in the solid layers of these bodies (rock and ice). Recently, new studies considering tidal dissipation in the oceans of...
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Casalino, D. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Gonzalez-Martino, Ignacio (author), Ragni, D. (author)
The effect of sinusoidal serrations applied to the leading-edge of the vanes of a realistic fan stage is investigated using high-fidelity numerical simulations. The CFD solver PowerFLOW based on a hybrid lattice-Boltzmann/very-large-eddy-simulation model is used to compute the unsteady flow and radiated noise of the 22-in source diagnostic...
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Cinti, G (author), Bidini, G. (author), Hemmes, K. (author)
Solid oxide fuel cell systems for combined heat and power production (SOFC μCHP) fueled by natural gas are attractive because of their high electrical and total efficiency even at small scale. The development of a hydrogen economy will increase the availability of distributed hydrogen as a pure gas. Alternatively, hydrogen may be blended with...
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Eslami Baladeh, Aliakbar (author), Cheraghi, Morteza (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Optimal selection of safety measures (SMs) is a challenging task for safety managers due to its importance, complexity, and incapability of traditional approaches in considering all the aspects of SMs optimal selection. Sophisticated mathematical models can be used to overcome the limitations of traditional approaches. However, setting the...
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Abushaban, Almotasembellah (author), Salinas Rodriguez, S.G. (author), Mangal, M.N. (author), Mondal, Subhanjan (author), Goueli, Said A. (author), Magic-Knezev, Aleksandra (author), Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (author), Schippers, Jan C. (author), Kennedy, M.D. (author)
) as the seawater matrix interferes with ATP measurement. In...
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Adatrao, S. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
A novel approach is introduced that allows the elimination of undesired laser light reflections from particle image velocimetry (PIV) images. The approach relies upon anisotropic diffusion of the light intensity, which is used to generate a background image to be subtracted from the original image. The intensity is diffused only along the...
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Poplavskaya, K. (author), de Vries, Laurens (author)
Thanks to new technological advancements and EU policy impulse, distributed energy resources (DER) are poised to become a viable alternative to conventional electricity generation for the provision of balancing services to transmission system operators. In this paper we show that the design variables that affect DER access to and...
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Kroesen, M. (author)
Introduction: Behavioral health risk factors are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The four main risk factors, the so-called SNAP-factors, relate to smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. A consistent finding in health research is that these behaviors tend to cluster together, thereby resulting in...
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Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author), Bout, Astrid (author), Olde Monnikhof, Koen (author), wolf, yuri (author), hamilton, marja (author)
In het prestatiecontract Beheer en Onderhoud IJsseldelta en Twentekanalen is een ‘Leerteam’ opgenomen. De contractpartijen gaan hierin gezamenlijk op zoek naar innovaties om het beheer en onderhoud van het gebied duurzamer en betaalbaarder te maken. De effectiviteit van het Leerteam kan onder andere vergroot worden door onder andere de...
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Armanini, S.F. (author), Caetano, J. V. (author), de Visser, C.C. (author), Pavel, M.D. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Mulder, M. (author)
Despite significant interest in tailless flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle designs, tailed configurations are often favoured, as they offer many benefits, such as static stability and a simpler control strategy, separating wing and tail control. However, the tail aerodynamics are highly complex due to the interaction between the unsteady...
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