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Papadopoulos, N. (author)
This thesis presents an experimental work on electronic transport in two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals systems. The variety of the physics of the chapters reflects the exploratory character of the Ph.D. study and demonstrates the versatility and the unique properties of some of the members of the vast group of van der Waals materials. In the...
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Mout, B.M. (author)
To predict the quality of an optical system we need to simulate the effects of aberrations and diffraction. Aberrations can be calculated by tracing rays from a source point through a digital model of the system and evaluating the spot size of these rays on the detector. For a system without aberrations, the rays will intersect at a single point...
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Ronchini Ximenes, A. (author)
Constant increase in data processing efficiency has enabled, among many other things, the intensive use of depth mapping technologies. Consumer applications, such as gaming, augmented and virtual realities (AR/VR), and other human-machine interfaces, are typically based on intensive image processing, either by triangulation and/or structured...
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Gaio, N. (author)
The cost and the development time of pharamecutical products are often severely affected by the in vitro tests currently employed in pharmaceutical R&D. These assays are often failing to accurately recapitulate diseases and to predict human responses to new medicines. Organ-on-Chip (OOC) devices are designed to result in advanced in vitro...
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Roy, A. (author)
The analytical expressions for the ultimate load bearing capacity of the RC structures do not provide the generalized notion of ultimate load bearing capacity, which can be obtained through nonlinear finite element analysis (NLFEA). In order to obtain an accurate estimate of failure probability of a RC structure it is necessary to use NLFEA...
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Dwivedi, P. (author)
Lenses are indispensable tool to perform imaging and see the small details of an object which was otherwise not possible. The smallest feature of an object that one can see using a lens depends on the numerical aperture (NA) of the lens and the used wavelength of light. For a fixed NA, the shorter the wavelength is, the smaller the features of...
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Bouquet, G.C. (author)
For the dimensioning of concrete structures it is customary to determine the forces and stresses occurring in construction elements on the basis of the prescribed loads. In an iterative process, the final dimensions of the elements and reinforcement are then determined. This process becomes less simple if not only the external loads, but also...
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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...
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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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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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Zain, N.H.B. (author)
Organic soils and peat soils are widely distributed across the world, particularly in the Northern hemisphere in countries like Canada and Russia having 170 and 150 million hectares respectively and in tropical regions such as Indonesia andMalaysia, which contain 26 million and 3 million hectares respectively. Organic soils and peat are...
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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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Rubino, A. (author)
The need to meet the increasingly demanding sustainability goals entails remarkable new challenges for technical innovation. Due to the crucial role of turbomachinery in present and future energy scenarios, advancements in turbomachinery performance by means of design methods represent a fundamental step towards global sustainable development....
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Moreno Rodenas, A. (author)
The adoption of increasingly restrictive water quality standards is directed to maintain natural ecosystems in a good status. Complying with such standards requires significant investments in water infrastructure and operations. Consequently, mathematical simulation is usually applied to assist in the decision-making process for such large-scale...
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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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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...
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Felimban, A.A.M. (author), Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Klein, T. (author), Qaffas, Yasser (author)
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), residential buildings' energy consumption accounts for almost 50% of the building stock electricity consumption. The KSA's economy relies heavily on fossil fuel sources, namely oil reservoirs, whose depletion will negatively affect the future development of the country. The total electricity consumption is...
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Rooij, R.M. (author), Klaassen, R.G. (author), Cavallo, R. (author), Arts, Jos (author)
The Dutch 4TU Centre for Engineering Education (CEE)1 has the mission to inspire, stimulate, support and disseminate effective and high-quality Engineering Education through research and the application of evidence-based innovations. It realises these goals by engineering education research, innovation and inspiration. Since 2 years the 4TU...
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Jovanov, K. (author)
Multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO) is a field that has gained traction in recent years. It can be distinguished as a methodology that promotes a simultaneous change in design features associated to multiple disciplines in order to achieve the best possible design of a coupled multi-disciplinary problem. A typical application in...
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Kraaij, G. (author)
In the Netherlands about 36.000 total hip prostheses are implanted every year. Survival of these prostheses at 10 year follow-up is 90% in patients older than 70 years at the index operation. In younger patients these results decrease to about 80–85% at 10 years follow-up. The main cause of failure in total hip replacement is aseptic (mechanical...
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