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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Koekkoek, R.T. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Proof load testing can be a suitable method to show that a bridge can carry the required loads from the code without distress. This paper addresses the preparation, execution, and analysis of a proof load test on a four-span reinforced concrete solid slab bridge, viaduct de Beek. The bridge has one lane in each direction, but was restricted to a...
conference paper 2017
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Yang, D. (author), Sun, Y (author), Di Stefano, D. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Sariyildiz, I.S. (author)
Surrogate-based Optimization is a useful approach when the objective function is computationally expensive to evaluate, compared to Simulation-based Optimization. In the surrogate-based method, analytically tractable “surrogate models” (also known as “Response Surface Models — RSMs” or “metamodels”), are constructed and validated for each...
conference paper 2016
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Litvinov, D.A. (author), Bach, U. (author), Bartel, N. (author), Belousov, K.G. (author), Bietenholz, M. (author), Biriukov, A.V. (author), Cimo, G (author), Duev, D. A. (author), Gurvits, L. (author), Gusev, A.V. (author), Haas, R (author), Kauts, V.L. (author), Kanevsky, B.Z. (author), Kovalenko, A.V. (author), Kronschnabl, G (author), Kulagin, V.V. (author), Lindqvist, Maria (author), Molera Calves, G (author), Neidhardt, A. (author), Plotz, C. (author), Pogrebenko, S. V. (author), Porayko, N.K. (author), Rudenko, V.N. (author), Sokolovsky, K. V. (author), Smirnov, A.I. (author), Stepanyants, V.A. (author), Yang, J. (author), Zakhvatkin, M.V. (author)
A test of a cornerstone of general relativity, the gravitational redshift effect, is currently being conducted with the RadioAstron spacecraft, which is on a highly eccentric orbit around Earth. Using ground radio telescopes to record the spacecraft signal, synchronized to its ultra-stable on-board H-maser, we can probe the varying flow of time...
conference paper 2016
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Yang, D. (author), Šileryte, R. (author), D'Aquilio, A. (author), Turrin, M. (author)
Building performance simulations are usually timeconsuming. They may account for the major portion of time spent in Computational Design Optimization (CDO), for instance, annual hourly daylight and energy simulations. In this case, the optimization may become less efficient or even infeasible within a limited time frame of real-world projects,...
conference paper 2016
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D'Aquilio, A. (author), Šileryte, R. (author), Yang, D. (author), Turrin, M. (author)
In large sport’s buildings, a big part of energy can be saved by providing natural instead of mechanical ventilation. However, additional challenges arise while controlling airflow and temperatures in different zones. These measures<br/>highly depend on the shape, construction and ventilation openings, which are mostly decided in the early...
conference paper 2016
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Koekkoek, R.T. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), Boer, A. de (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
As the bridge stock in The Netherlands and Europe is ageing, various methods to analyse existing bridges are bemg studied. Proof loading of bridges is an option to study the capacity when crucial information about the structure is lacking. This information could be related to the material (for example, the effect of alkali-silica reaction on the...
conference paper 2016
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Yang, Y. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
Proof loading has been considered as an effective approach in the assessment of existing concrete bridges. This paper presents a study of acoustic emission measurement in a proof loading of an ASR affected concrete slab bridge (Zijlweg bridge). Because of the uncertainty on the mechanical properties of the ASR affected concrete. The attenuation...
conference paper 2016
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Agbana, T.E. (author), Yang, H. (author), Soloviev, O.A. (author), Vdovine, G.V. (author), Verhaegen, M.H.G. (author)
This paper presents experimental results of a static aberration control algorithm based on the linear relation be- tween mean square of the aberration gradient and the second moment of point spread function for the generation of control signal input for a deformable mirror (DM). Results presented in the work of Yang et al.1 suggested a good...
conference paper 2016
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Šileryte, R. (author), D'Aquilio, A. (author), Di Stefano, D. (author), Yang, D. (author), Turrin, M. (author)
Parametric modelling allows quick generation of a large number of design alternatives. Ultimately, it can be combined with optimization algorithms for obtaining optimal performance-driven design. However, setup of design space for optimization is a very complex task requiring designer’s a priori knowledge and experience. Therefore, this paper...
conference paper 2016
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Yang, J. (author), Bozzon, A. (author)
Micro-task crowdsourcing has become a successful mean to obtain high-quality data from a large crowd of diverse people. In this context, trust between all the involved actors (i.e. requesters, workers, and platform owners) is a critical factor for acceptance and long-term success. As actors have no expectation for “real life” meetings, thus...
conference paper 2016
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Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
This paper presents an experimental research program aiming at assessing the current code provisions of vmin. A large test series was carried out, by varying the reinforcement ratio and loading conditions, the minimum average shear stress that can cause shear failure of a specimen with different depth, concrete strength is determined. The three...
conference paper 2016
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Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
Assessment of the capacity of the existing infrastructures has become more relevant in the recent years. With regard to the concrete bridges, the shear capacity of a large amount of existing concrete slab bridges reinforced with plain (smooth) bars are of concern. However, it was argued that the shear formula that is currently adapted in the...
conference paper 2016
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Yang, Y. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
This paper presents the Acoustic Emission (AE) measurement of several tests carried out on reinforced concrete beams sawn from a 50 years old concrete bridge – Ruytenschildt bridge. The purpose of these tests is to provide additional information to the already executed in-situ load testing on the bridge. In addition to the AE measurement...
conference paper 2016
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), Tersteeg, R.H.D. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
Proof loading of bridges is an option to study existing bridges when crucial information is lacking. When proof loading is chosen, the question arises which maximum load should be attained during the test to demonstrate sufficient capacity, and which criteria, the “stop criteria”, based on the measurements during the test, would indicate that...
conference paper 2016
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Su, H.Z. (author), Wen, Z. (author), Yang, M. (author)
The elastic-plastic mechanical behaviour is a typical characteristic of rock mass. The load action will bring on the local destruction, large deformation, even whole failure of rock mass with the discontinuous mediums (e.g. joint, crack and fault). It is a coupling process of the continuous deformation and the discontinuous deformation. The...
conference paper 2015
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We investigate the double diffusive convection between two parallel plates with either no-slip or free-slip boundary conditions. Direct numerical simulations have been conducted systematically for a series of control parameters. Salt fingers can be observed for both boundary conditions and all parameters explored. Compared to the no-slip case,...
conference paper 2015
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The streamwise and spanwise travelling waves induced by spanwise Lorentz force are studied for skin-friction drag reduction in a turbulent channel. The streamwise travelling wave by spanwise Lorentz force on drag reduction is compared to the with the spanwise wall motion. The drag reduction map shows a drag reduction region and a drag increase...
conference paper 2015
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Yang, D. (author), Sun, Y. (author), Turrin, M. (author), von Buelow, P. (author), Paul, J.C. (author)
Currently, in the conceptual envelope design of sports facilities, multiple engineering performance feedbacks (e.g. daylight, energy and structural performance) are expected to assist architectural design decision-making. In general, it is known as Building Performance Optimization in the conceptual architectural design phase. Essentially, it...
conference paper 2015
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Yang, Z. (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
The precise mechanism which activates squeal, especially flange squeal has not been fully explained. The complex non-Hertzian contact and the broad-band high frequency feature bring great challenges to the modelling work of flange squeal. In this paper, an explicit integration finite element method is presented to simulate the dynamic curving...
conference paper 2015
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Bartoli, L. (author), Grunewald, S. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Yang, Y. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
The strain-hardening behaviour of cementitious composites is the result of a synergistic behaviour of the cement matrix and fibres in a cracked cross-section. The distribution and orientation of the fibres are essential in order to obtain such favourable tensile behaviour. Strain-hardening composites can be applied and are especially useftil in...
conference paper 2014
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