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Liu, Y. (author), Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), Ferrari, Riccardo M.G. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
The Immersion and Invariance (I&I) wind speed estimator is a powerful and widely-used technique to estimate the rotor effective wind speed on horizontal axis wind turbines. Anyway, its global convergence proof is rather cumbersome, which hinders the extension of the method and proof to time-delayed and/or uncertain systems. In this...
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Akhtar, Syed Adnan (author), Sharifi K., Arman (author), Mohajerin Esfahani, P. (author)
We present a learning method to learn the mapping from an input space to an action space, which is particularly suitable when the action is an optimal decision with respect to a certain unknown cost function. We use an inverse optimization approach to retrieve the cost function by introducing a new loss function and a new hypothesis class of...
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Liu, Di (author), Besselink, Bart (author), Baldi, S. (author), Yu, Wenwu (author), Trentelman, Harry L. (author)
Despite the progress in the field of longitudinal formations of automated vehicles, only recently an interpretation of longitudinal platooning has been given in the framework of disturbance decoupling, i.e. the problem of making a controlled output independent of a disturbance. The appealing feature of this interpretation is that the...
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van Linden, N. (author), Spanjers, H. (author), van Lier, J.B. (author)
Gaseous ammonia (NH<sub>3</sub>) recovered from residual waters may be used as a fuel in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) to generate electricity without emission of undesirable oxidised nitrogen species. NH<sub>3</sub> can be directly recovered from water as a gas by vacuum membrane stripping (VMS), which also results in the evaporation of...
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Santanoceto, M. (author), Tiberga, M. (author), Perko, Z. (author), Dulla, Sandra (author), Lathouwers, D. (author)
In this work, we present the results of a preliminary uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis study of the Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR) behavior at steady-state performed by applying a non-intrusive Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE) approach. An in-house high-fidelity multi-physics simulation tool is used as reactor reference...
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Luteijn-Nava Guerrero, G.D.C. (author), Hansen, Helle Hvid (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author)
The Netherlands aims at reducing natural gas consumption for heating in the housing sector. Although homeowners are responsible for replacing their heating systems and improving dwelling insulation, they are not always able to make individual decisions. Some projects require group decisions within and between buildings. We use an agent-based...
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Schmitz, P.J.H. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Swuste, P.H.J.J. (author)
OCI Nitrogen, one of Europe's largest fertilizer producers, is investigating the extent to which it is possible to take targeted measures at an early stage and stop the development of major hazard accident processes. An innovative model has been developed and recently explained and elaborated in a number of publications. This current paper...
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Zhao, Xiujie (author), Chen, P. (author), Gaudoin, Olivier (author), Doyen, Laurent (author)
This study proposes a framework to analyze accelerated degradation testing (ADT) data in the presence of inspection effects. Motivated by a real dataset from the electric industry, we study two types of effects induced by inspections. After each inspection, the system degradation level instantaneously reduces by a random value. Meanwhile, the...
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Deng, Q. (author), Santos, Bruno F. (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author)
Modern aircraft have thousands of parts, systems, and components that need to be recurrently inspected or replaced. To keep the fleet airworthy, maintenance planners have to schedule the maintenance checks for each aircraft and the associated tasks. In practice, these two complex problems are solved following the experience of planners,...
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Cheneka, B.R. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), Basu, S. (author)
Large-scale weather patterns and their variability can influence both the amount of wind power production and its temporal variation, i.e., wind power ramps. In this study, we use a self-organizing map to cluster hourly sea level pressure into a discrete number of weather patterns. The dependency of wind power production and wind power ramps on...
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Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Under the high requirement of ballast materials and the frequent maintenance of high-speed and heavy-haul railway, the maintenance cost and material consumption become an important problem. Several methods are used to increase the stability and service life of railway structure, also using recycled materials in ballast bed construction can be a...
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Donlon, Craig J. (author), Cullen, Robert (author), Giulicchi, Luisella (author), Vuilleumier, Pierrik (author), Francis, C. Richard (author), Kuschnerus, M. (author), Simpson, William (author), Bouridah, Abderrazak (author), Caleno, Mauro (author)
Given the considerable range of applications within the European Union Copernicus system, sustained satellite altimetry missions are required to address operational, science and societal needs. This article describes the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission that is designed to provide precision sea level, sea surface height, significant wave height,...
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Prot, T.J.F. (author), Korving, L. (author), Dugulan, A.I. (author), Goubitz, K. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author)
The presence of soluble iron and phosphorus in wastewater sludge can lead to vivianite scaling. This problem is not often reported in literature, most likely due to the difficult identification and quantification of this mineral. It is usually present as a hard and blue deposit that can also be brown or black depending on its composition and...
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Fahd, Faisal (author), Yang, M. (author), Khan, Faisal (author), Veitch, Brian (author)
This paper investigates the linkage between the acute impacts on apex marine mammals with polar cod responses to an oil spill. It proposes a Bayesian network-based model to link these direct and indirect effects on the apex marine mammals. The model predicts a recruitment collapse (for the scenarios considered), causing a higher risk of...
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Mohammadi, Majid (author), Mousavi, S. Hamid (author), Effati, Sohrab (author)
With the advancement in information technology, datasets with an enormous amount of data are available. The classification task on these datasets is more time- and memory-consuming as the number of data increases. The support vector machine (SVM), which is arguably the most popular classification technique, has disappointing performance in...
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Gonzalez Acosta, J.L. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author)
Mesh based methods such as the finite element method (FEM) are the most usually used techniques for analysing soil-structure interaction problems in geotechnical engineering. Nevertheless, standard FEM is unable to simulate large deformations and contact, hindering the realistic simulation of rotational, sliding, pull-out and overturning...
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Erdbrügger, Uta (author), Blijdorp, Charles J. (author), Bijnsdorp, Irene V. (author), Borràs, Francesc E. (author), Bussolati, Benedetta (author), Byrd, James Brian (author), Jenster, G. (author), van Royen, M.E. (author), van Steijn, V. (author)
Urine is commonly used for clinical diagnosis and biomedical research. The discovery of extracellular vesicles (EV) in urine opened a new fast-growing scientific field. In the last decade urinary extracellular vesicles (uEVs) were shown to mirror molecular processes as well as physiological and pathological conditions in kidney, urothelial...
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Zhang, Yu (author), Dwight, R.P. (author), Schmelzer, M. (author), Gómez, Javier F. (author), Han, Zhong hua (author), Hickel, S. (author)
Multi-fidelity optimization methods promise a high-fidelity optimum at a cost only slightly greater than a low-fidelity optimization. This promise is seldom achieved in practice, due to the requirement that low- and high-fidelity models correlate well. In this article, we propose an efficient bi-fidelity shape optimization method for...
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Broer, Agnes A.R. (author), Galanopoulos, Georgios (author), Benedictus, R. (author), Loutas, Theodoros (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
Conducting damage diagnostics on stiffened panels is commonly performed using a single SHM technique. However, each SHM technique has both its strengths and limitations. Rather than straining the expansion of single SHM techniques going beyond their intrinsic capacities, these strengths and limitations should instead be considered in their...
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Wei, L. (author), Zietzschmann, F.E. (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author), van Halem, D. (author)
Millions of people worldwide are exposed to excessive concentrations of fluoride (F<sup>−</sup>) from groundwater sources. Ca-Al-CO<sub>3</sub> layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have shown promising defluoridation efficiency; however, defluoridation by Ca-Al-CO<sub>3</sub> LDHs is highly pH sensitive. This study showed that simultaneous...
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