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Farrugia, Eve (author)
Recently, there has been a growing interest in passive climate design aimed at reducing the large energy demand arising from existing buildings. Sustainable consumption of quantities of energy by buildings has necessitated research into innovative designs for comfortable and energy-efficient buildings. This graduation project branches out from...
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Gudmundsson, Kjartan (author)
Tensegrity is a structural form that is defined as a set of rigid elements suspended in a net of continuous tension. This structure shows potential for compliance, impact tolerance and mechanical robustness. However, its non-linear coupled dynamics and often complex geometry require advanced control strategies. An actuator reference planning...
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Chen, Yuan (author)
The current situation with green gas emission requires the development of low carbon energy solutions. However, a significant part of the modern energy industry still relies on fossil fuels. To combine these two contradictory targets, we investigate a strategy based on a combination of CO2 sequestration with Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in the...
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Menduiña Fernández, Alvaro (author)
Nowadays space missions rely heavily on optical payloads to carry out a wide range of tasks including earth observation, weather monitoring, astrophysics research and communications. Until recently, the design of such systems was done according to design principles such as rotational symmetry as it simplifies the theory, reduces technological...
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van Dijk, Jitte (author)
Vessels are becoming more and more optimized towards their mission and an increasing amount of systems are considered during this optimization. Most of these considerations occur at an early design stage, where data is scarce and their impact is large. <br/>This research aims to aid designers in considering this growing forest of possible system...
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Hollebrandse, Julian (author)
The Netherlands policy on electricity steers towards a carbon neutral power generation in 2050. Among<br/>the studies that focus on long term power system research, none use the starting point of a 100%<br/>renewable power system in 2050. It is unknown if such a system is technically feasible given the<br/>variability of wind and solar. The...
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Burger, Rogier (author)
Population growth, meat-focused diets and emerging industries are increasing stress on water, energy and food (hereafter: WEF) supply around the globe. As stress on the resources rises, the interdependencies between the sectors become more apparent and often lead to unforeseen chain reactions. An example of which is: a drought leads to...
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Smits, Tommy (author)
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Roeleven, Niek (author)
This thesis concerns the optimal design of wind turbine blades for bend twist coupling effects. Bend-twist coupling effects can prove to be an effective way of reducing fatigue damage and root bending moments for a wind turbine blade. However, how can bend-twist coupling be incorporated into a wind turbine blade considering the many structural...
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van Leeuwen, Simon (author)
All ships rely on many on board systems to reliably complete their missions (e.g. transporting containers, laying pipes or protecting the seas). However, for many of these ships, the detailed design of these systems is put off until the later stages of the design. For most ships, this will create no problems. However, for those complex vessels...
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Nardi, Alex (author)
This research aims at modeling the trajectory followed by the Galileo spacecraft during a variety of flybys about the Galilean moons. The chosen flybys have good Earth’s elevation angles and either low or high closest-approach altitudes, so that the comparison of the two can give relevant insight into the accuracy of the corresponding...
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van Velden, Karel (author)
Airfoil optimizations require costly high-fidelity solvers. By replacing the expensive solver with a cheap to evaluate surrogate model genetic optimization becomes feasible and a global optimum can be obtained. This thesis investigates applicability of surrogate model based optimization for airfoil optimization and provides recommendations...
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Qian, Weijun (author)
High frequency high voltage power supply has been widely applied in many industrial applications such as the medical X-ray machine and eletrostatic precipitators. As a part of the high frequency high voltage power supply, the electrical performances of the voltage multiplier circuit will influence the behaviors of applications like the X-ray...
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Greco, Cristian (author)
Electric low-thrust propulsion has nowadays found wide application in space dynamics as it entails considerable savings in spacecraft propellant mass, thanks to the very high specific impulse that this kind of engine is able to generate. However, continuous thrust opens new extensive sets of feasible trajectories, and optimization algorithms are...
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Vijlbrief, Mark (author)
Baggage handling systems (BHS), are complex and integrate systems hidden within an airport. In this thesis, a model is developed which can generate BHS concept design automatically. This means that the model defines the type and amount of equipment needed and is able to develop a 3D model that can be used for volume reservation. The model takes...
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Di Campli Bayard de Volo, Giuseppe (author)
Given the current technological limitations, launch missions are extremely costly: rockets are huge, being about 100 times more massive than the payload, and most of the times expendable. The specific cost required to place a spacecraft in LEO is between 10 and 25 k€/kg. Consequently, trajectory optimization plays a major role in the design of a...
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SAKINCI, Ozgur (author)
As the transformation of the electricity generation progresses, the number of power electronic-based devices connected to the electricity grid is expected to grow. To ensure the stability of the power system in a scenario with high penetration of power electronic converters, the dynamics and stability characteristics of these devices have to be...
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Vos, Peter (author)
Currently, KLM's apron processes work in separate silos and there is only minimal integration. The result is that processes tend to work to a local optimum instead of a global optimum. A Transport Logistic Control Tower is a centralized information hub from which integral decisions can be made which could benefit the overall turnaround process...
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Li, Ang (author)
Structural optimization for crashworthiness in composite structures has become an important topic of research in aerospace, attributable to its proven benefits to the occupants' safety in an aircraft during a crash event. This thesis provides a comprehensive investigation on LS-DYNA modeling and design optimization of composite square tubes for...
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de Roos, Wouter (author)
Vibrations are experienced as unwanted dynamic motions and the industry takes a lot of care to reduce these motions to improve comfort and to increase vehicle component durability. The properties of rubber, being generally soft while showing large inherent damping, makes the material a perfect choice to use in vibration isolators. To minimize...
master thesis 2019
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