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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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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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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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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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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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Zain, Nor (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 and Malaysia, which contain 26 million and 3 million hectares respectively. Organic soils and peat are...
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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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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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Chu, A. (author)
The flow and sediment transport in the Yangtze Estuary are intrinsically complex because various processes and mechanisms are involved on a large range of temporal and spatial scales. In this thesis the interaction of river discharge and tidal wave with the corresponding sediment transport in the Yangtze Estuary is investigated. The objective is...
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Pacha Sanjeevi, S.K. (author)
This work focuses on creating a recipe for parametrizing flow around assemblies of non-spherical particles. A multi-relaxation time lattice Boltzmann method (MRT-LBM) is used to simulate the flow. The research focuses on 3 different developments. First, different boundary conditions available in the literature for LBM are tested to identify the...
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Zhu, Y. (author)
Experience prediction is one key component in today’s multimedia delivery. Knowing user’s viewing experience allows online video service providers (e.g., Netflix, YouTube) to create value for their customers by providing personalized content and service. However, individual experience prediction is a challenging problem since viewing experience ...
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Wang, X. (author)
The swift growth of air traffic volume stresses the importance of flight safety enhancement. Statistical data shows that fly-by-wire technology with automatic flight control systems can effectively reduce the fatal accident rate of loss of control in-flight. Although the dynamics of an aircraft are nonlinear and time-varying, it is common...
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Shamasundar, R. (author)
Demand for hydrocarbon fuel is predicted to keep increasing in the coming decades in spite of easily accessible alternative fuels due to shifting geopolitical and economic situations. In order to find new hydrocarbon pockets, we need sharper images of earth’s subsurface. Also, the exploration of other sources of energy like geothermal will...
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Luan, X. (author)
This thesis adopts optimization approaches to tackle the traffic management problem for railway networks, aiming at achieving better performance of railway operations, in terms of punctuality, reliability, non-discrimination, capacity utilization, and energy efficiency. Specifically, the following four aspects are considered: - Non...
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Hu, Q. (author)
This thesis discusses the connection between container terminals and the hinterland railway system. Mathematical models are proposed to formulate the various relevant operations and methods are developed to provide solutions to improve the system performance. This thesis could provide suggestions to decision maker(s) regarding to the improvement...
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