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de Wolf, Inge (author)
In the Observational Method Ab Initio approach a flexible design and construction plan is established to allow anticipation to observational feedback during the construction phase. This way, the structural design can be optimized to the in-situ conditions which is beneficial from both safety and economic point of view. In the application of...
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Kulkarni, A. (author)
The aim of this thesis is to study the nature of photoexcitations and carrier multiplication in low-dimensional semiconductors using ultrafast spectroscopy techniques. Ongoing from a macroscopic scale to a nanoscale, the electronic and
optical properties of a material become size dependent, and differ significantly from their bulk...
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Zong, Z. (author)
This thesis focuses on improving the phase noise and power efficiency
of millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequency synthesizers in nanometer CMOS.
The mm-wave frequency spectrum is widely adopted in various upcoming
volume commercial wireless applications. These new applications provide
more interconnection between the physical and...
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Shakerifard, B. (author)
Global warming, continuous demand on energy from fossil fuels as a limited natural resource, and costumers’ high expectations regarding product quality are three global challenges that the automotive industry is facing. Fuel consumption reduction has a significant impact on preserving fossil fuels, lowering fossil fuel dependency and the CO2...
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de Vries, Sybren (author)
Although many studies have been performed on porous absorbable iron scaffolds created by the space holder method, no studies have considered the influence of variations in space holders on absorbable scaffolds. The present study aimed to clarify the effects of space holder particle size and volume fraction, on the pore structure, resultant...
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Gradussen, Bas (author)
River discharge is an essential parameter in morphodynamic modelling. It proves to be highly variable in both time and space. In this thesis the impact of the schematisation of time-dependent discharge series on morphodynamic change is studied. The impact is governed by several factors such as the long-term discharge statistics, and both short-...
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Yao, Xinhe (author)
To study passenger contentment data and design for a better hygiene experience for a future aircraft: flying-v, researches and design were performed step by step. Firstly, to understand the overall situation of current flying experience, data were gathered from three co-creation sessions and a survey of 128 participants with experience of long...
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Petrov, N. (author)
Modern surveillance radars are designed to detect moving targets of interest in an adverse environment, which can encompass strong unwanted reflections from ground or sea surface, clouds, precipitation, etc. Detection of weak and small moving targets in environmental clutter remains, however, a challenging task for the existing radar systems....
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Koolen, Anna (author)
The aim of this project was to evoke dialogue between family members about the content of the exhibition One Planet, an exhibition about global issues. One Planet is the main exhibition of the Museon and is based on the seventeen sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The project focused on families with children between 8-12, the...
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Tempel, Auke (author)
Regular maintainance dredging is a large expense to the Port of Rotterdam, therefore the installation of sediment traps is considered. By increasing the bathymetry locally, an increase of local accumulation is expected and a decrease deeper in the harbour basin. This thesis describes the functioning of sediment traps in a stratified tidally...
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Kleijn, Sarah (author)
Lately structural safety is an often discussed subject in The Netherlands. Recent collapses have made people question if our buildings are actually safe enough. Research shows that the individual probability of death due to structural failure is below the limit of 10-5 per year. However, it is unknown if every single building is safe enough as...
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Park, David (author)
The report describes the graduation project done for Lifesafety Products B.V., otherwise known as Lifehammer. The company has a problem with the attachment systems of their emergency hammers. These hammers are used to break car glass in emergencies. The most commonly known use case in the Netherlands is when one ends up trapped in a car...
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Ponte Fissgus, Marta (author)
An investigation into the trends of user experience research revealed that businesses and stakeholders will increasingly value human insights, and hence, as research becomes more mainstream, “organizations will continue to develop new tools to democratize those practices and adapt to company needs (dscout, 2018).” This trend was further...
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Bleeker, Cliff (author)
In the energy transition the expansion of the amount of renewable energy resources requires new methods for the design of energy systems. To deal with intermittent energy production, different energy technologies and solutions are in development. Hydrogen is a main candidate for this goal. Using Fuel Cell or Battery Electric Vehicles as flexible...
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van den Kerkhoff, Roy-Matthieu (author)
There is a growing demand for renewable sources of energy of which wave energy conversion is one. The Ocean Falls is an oscillating water column (OWC) system invented by BAM Infraconsult b.v. This system differs from conventional OWC systems since it includes a connection tube and an adjustable back wall. The OWC system is a resonance system for...
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van Houten, Irene (author)
Museums are often believed to be aimed at adults, yet museums specifically aimed at children are becoming more common, and most museums attempt to cater not only to adults, but to their younger visitors as well. Museum Prinsenhof Delft is one such museum. This report presents the process of creating a new experience aimed at families, who come...
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Bottema, Rowan (author)
When developers enter a project, often a vast amount of existing code exists for them to understand. Improving the understandability of the code should help them in getting up to speed. This study researches two methods that could improve the understandability of the code for newcomers: Refactoring the code to adhere to Clean Code guidelines and...
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Fu, W. (author)
At present, the rapid development of automation technologies allows robots remarkable precision and endurance, as well as the strength in accomplishing repetitive tasks. Despite this, manual control is still indispensable in many domains where robots and humans play complementary roles, as humans demonstrate superior competence in improvisation...
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Juwita, Adinda Bunga (author)
Multi-material compliant mechanisms have shown the potential to be utilized in the upper-limb prosthesis. The mechanisms consist of flexural and rigid parts, where the flexural components can serve as flexible joints between rigid bodies in the device (e.g., finger and finger segments). This configuration is feasible to be fabricated using a...
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Jutten, Daan (author)
Offshore wind farms are moving to deeper waters, implying that larger substructures will need to be installed. The monopile is the leading substructure nowadays and this structure could be promising for use in deeper waters as well. Generally, jack-up vessels are used for the installation of the substructures and turbines. However, the jacking...
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