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Menon, Amritasree Menon (author)
Climate change has been largely attributed to global temperatures rising over the years. This has been further mitigated by the increased usage of fossil fuels, deforestation, increased livestock farming, and chemical emissions, as a result of the large-scale industrialization of developing nations, combined with the increased consumption of...
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Gujjala, Tharun Raj (author)
Over the years, applications for the turbomachinery usage and the operating range during its lifetime have widened. The single operating point optimized design leads to a problematic phenomenon called ‘local optimization’ which means that the design has a very narrow range of better performance around that point and deteriorates significantly at...
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Kholodov, Yaroslav (author)
This study investigated the potential of ex-post fare policy evaluation utilising smartcard data. It looked into how to identify and measure the actual outcomes of a policy, define the degree of its success, and even find some unexpected side-effects of high importance. The study is based on a case of the public transport fare policy introduced...
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Ruiz Reina, Juan (author)
The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in healthcare is expected to set a paradigm shift to medical practice because these systems will have a significant role in applications such as diagnosis-support and image analysis. However, this implementation does not come without risks. There are important ethical concerns that...
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de Winkel, Jasper (author)
Energy-harvesting devices have enabled Internet of Things applications that were impossible before. Power failures are the norm for these battery-less devices, imposing a challenge to maintain a continued notion of time on these energy restricted devices. To address this challenge we introduce a novel time measurement architecture for energy...
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Repetti, Edoardo (author)
Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. Worldwide in 2012, lung cancer occurred in 1.8 million people and resulted in 1.6 million deaths. This makes it the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and the second most common in women after...
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Muis, Pjotr (author)
Shifting from coal and oil towards sustainable energy sources is currently an urgent and global challenge. Compared to coal and oil, natural gas is a cleaner fossil fuel and may serve as a transition fuel. To meet future demands for gas there is a desire to optimize the production from existing reservoirs with their production facilities. In...
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Brahma, Sherine (author)
MRI machines are devices that are used to non-invasively obtain images of the internal anatomy and physiological processes of the human body. It is safe to use as the patient is not exposed to any harmful radiation, and there are no known side effects. But such machines that are commercially available are very expensive. Due to this reason, it...
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Baan, Maureen (author)
People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) will suffer from a limited hand function. Therefore, a dynamic hand orthosis could be one of the solutions to improve their hand function and quality of life. However, at this moment, none of the obtainable hand orthoses fits their special needs. The goal of this research is to design a flat dynamic...
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Anantharaman, Arjun (author)
Taylor-Couette (TC) flow refers to the flow in the annulus between two coaxial, independently rotating cylinders. The TC system has been subject to multiple experiments spanning over decades due to the instability phenomena that occur in the flow. When the rotation rates of the cylinders are increased beyond a critical value, instabilities...
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van der Zwaag, Anne-Sea (author)
Data analysis for electrical impedance tomography (EIT) research requires manual selection of sequences with a normal breathing pattern. This procedure is lengthy and the lack of a standardised approach results in different practices among EIT studies, limiting the potential and comparability of the research.<br/>This article presents a new...
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van Schaik, Rik (author)
The quest for affordable renewable energy causes the need for bigger and more efficient wind turbines. To counter the problem of possible collisions between the growing turbine blades and the tower support structure, downwind turbines might be a solution. For this configuration, blade flexibility no longer forms a problem and besides that...
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Tiktak, Joris (author)
In an effort to replace fossil fuels by more sustainable solutions, the demand for green hydrogen hasgrown significantly over the last few years. This has raised the interest in electrolysis and has boostedits development. Water electrolysis produces hydrogen and oxygen from water using direct current,nowadays often with an electrochemical...
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Verheij, Maud (author)
The aim of this graduation project is to research the current way youngsters, with a diverse migration background (age 18-30 and living in Amsterdam) experience the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (VGM) and to design an intervention that provides them with a relevant and enriching Van Gogh experience to thereby increase its inclusiveness. Over the...
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Gerrits, Thomas (author)
This research introduces the Prodrive-Select Rectifier, a novel three-phase buck-type power factor correction rectifier suitable for mains interfaced AC-to-DC conversion as, for example, can be found in on-board battery chargers for electric vehicles. The Prodrive-Select Rectifier shows excellent mains current total harmonic distortion,...
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Daniëlse, Tomas (author)
In this thesis, a luminaire is developed for the public space. The main purpose of this luminaire is to positively influence the state of mind of bystanders and improve the residential quality of the city centre. It does this by creating distinct atmospheres with adaptive light features, based on the use of public space. To determine all the...
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Herber, Nils (author)
The use of machine learning systems has great potential to better predict probabilities of default for credit underwriting. Despite this advantage, herewith there exists the substantial risk of discrimination. Moreover, machine learning models with the highest prediction-accuracy are often the least explicable (i.e. explainable). Nonetheless,...
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QUE, JIJIA (author)
Passenger travel characteristics (PTCs) are characteristics that are sought from the information contained in trips, such as travel frequency, travel mode, departure location, and etc. Understanding PTCs can help develop passenger-oriented planning and service policies, so analysis of PTCs is a topic of constant interest to researchers and...
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Beintema, Tim (author)
In the Netherlands the preterm birth rate is around 7%. The problematic part is that these preterm infants make up for 72% of all deaths during or shortly after birth. To provide a way to aid these infants the following question was stated by the doctor: "turn on a light in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when the preterm infant’s development...
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Rosencwaig Lustig, Mauricio (author)
One of the most widely used structural Organ-on-Chip industry is Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). This material offers desirable features such as customizable mechanical properties, patterning , biocompatibility, optical transparency, permeability to gasses, viscoelasticity and hydrophicity. One example of OoC, the Cytostretch platform proposed at...
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