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Ishmaev, G. (author)
The moral significance of blockchain technologies is a highly debated and polarised topic, ranging from accusations that cryptocurrencies are tools serving only nefarious purposes such as cybercrime and money laundering, to the assessment of blockchain technology as an enabler for revolutionary positive social transformations of all kinds. Such...
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Verhallen, T.W. (author)
The sustainable energy transition relies on energy storage technology. Crucial to meet the ever increasing energy storage demand is profound understanding of the governing processes. Yet, due to the inherent difficulty to study light ions with conventional techniques, limited methodology is available for operando monitoring of lithium ion...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Deng, X. (author)
One goal of this thesis is to study the performance and accuracy of an explicit finite element (FE) method for frictional rolling contact in a wider-range of conditions. The other goal is to reveal the physical phenomena of squats and the mechanisms behind, such as cracking mechanisms and development process. The first part studies the...
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Khajeh Salehani, M. (author)
The main objective of this thesis is to obtain a better understanding of adhesive contacts and their frictional behaviour. Both natural and man-made surfaces are rough over a wide range of length scales. Tribological studies of rough surfaces need to account for the interactions between these asperities. In this work a sim- ple atomistically...
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El Doori, Isa (author)
The ability to locate specific objects within images is an essential step in various computer vision based engineering applications. Image segmentation is the task of dividing an image into "segments" that are uniform as well as homogeneous with respect to some characteristics, for example grey tone or texture as in Haralick et al. This thesis...
master thesis 2019
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Cabrall, C.D.D. (author)
This PhD thesis document is a collection of several of my published (and submitted) peer review journal articles from underneath the Human Factors of Automated Driving (HF Auto, PITN-GA-2013-605817) seventh framework program (FP7) of the European Commission. The topics include: human factors, automotive road safety, autonomous/automated driving...
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van de Ketterij, wouter (author)
Correction techniques, such as tangential iterative projections (TIP), were developed to reconstruct the image for the whole field of view. However, due to the three dimensional nature of biological tissues, induced aberrations are different throughout the field of view. This Master of Science thesis shows the development of four algorithms....
master thesis 2019
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Baert, Matthias (author)
A fault-tolerant controller is presented that is able to recover a quadrotor from an upset condition in the case of a single rotor failure. With only 3 rotors the quadrotor is not fully controllable anymore, however by using precession the quadrotor can be made controllable again in roll and pitch. A step-by-step recovery strategy is proposed in...
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Torres Guijarro, Ana Isabel (author)
The current needs of sustainable mobility lead to the electrification of transport industries, which require innovative products. The use of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on a commercial basis depends on the development of hydrogen storage devices, which must be reliable and cost-effective. For the design of high safety composite pressure...
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Quiros Solano, W.F. (author)
Drug development is a complex, time-consuming (10 - 15 years) and expensive process. For a new medicine to reach the market, the net expenses covered by the pharmaceutical industry have been estimated to be around $2.6 billion. Nevertheless, the risk of finding adverse effects or toxicity cases once the drug is already on the market is still...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Bouwman, Dennis (author)
Using an idealized width-averaged model, the influence of spring-neap cycles on the transport and trapping of suspended fine sediment in tide-dominated estuaries is investigated. To this end we introduce a multiple time scale expansion. This provides a mathematically sound argument for treating the fast ebb-flood cycle and the slow spring-neap...
master thesis 2019
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van der Sommen, Régis (author)
Using a data-driven approach, a heterogeneous populated agent-based model of an airport security checkpoint is calibrated and validated. It is found that average performance using the model can be replicated to a sufficient degree. The heterogenous population could become useful when different passenger fractions - with different performance per...
master thesis 2019
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YANG, MINGHAO (author)
One-Shot Neural Architecture Search (NAS) is a promising method to significantly reduce search time without any separate training. It can be treated as a Network Compression problem on the architecture parameters from an overparameterized network. However, there are two issues associated with most one-shot NAS methods. First, dependencies...
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Noom, Jacques (author)
Currently used imaging methods in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) including the use of a Lock-In Amplifier or a Phase-Locked Loop, are suboptimal. In this report, the image resolution in AFM is improved by detecting the tip-sample interaction using complete measurements of the input of the cantilever and its measured deflection. Two methods are...
master thesis 2019
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Ünlü, Gamze (author)
The energy transition is the transformation of the energy system and the main energy resources from fossil-based to zero-carbon resources. Decarbonization of the end-use sectors and the integration of the variable renewable energy (VRE) sources are the main challenges of the transition. In the Netherlands, the heat sector depends on natural gas...
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van Haren, Eduard (author)
The turbulent lifted Dutch natural gas jet diffusion flame in cold co-flowing air is widely used in gas turbine operation and subject of the current investigation. In striving to clean and sustainable combustion, adding hydrogen to the Dutch natural gas (DNG) fuel and CO2 in the coflow is promising. Objective of this investigation is to study...
master thesis 2019
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Bouwman, Lieve (author)
Low-thrust trajectories can benefit the search for propellant-optimal trajectories, but increases in modeling complexity and computational load remain a challenge for efficient mission design and optimization. An approach for developing models utilizing Gaussian Process (GP) regression and classification is proposed to perform computationally...
master thesis 2019
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Gedon, Daniel (author)
For large-scale system with tens of thousands of states and outputs the computation in the conventional Kalman filter becomes time-consuming such that Kalman filtering in large-scale real-time application is practically infeasible. A possible mathematical framework to lift the curse of dimensionality is to lift the problem in higher dimensions...
master thesis 2019
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Renaud, Anneroos (author)
The growing share of renewable electricity generation poses a balancing challenge on the electricity grid and thus increases probability of for congestion on the electricity grid. On the supply side, flexibility can be built into the system. One option for a market to avoid congestion is the redispatch market, which is the way of solving...
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Lambregts, Stef (author)
The use of the Classical Laminate Theory (CLT) is limited to laminates where all the fibres in a ply are oriented in the plane of the laminate. In some applications, it is possible that the plies will start at the bottom of a laminate and end at the top of the laminate. This means an inclination is added to the plies, which creates an extra...
master thesis 2019
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