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Gecmen, D. (author)
The timetabling problem is known as a large class of problems that fall under the mathematical field of scheduling. A widely used method to solve timetabling problems is the integer linear programming method, which we have used to solve the open day timetabling problem. In this thesis we have addressed a timetabling problem for the open day at...
bachelor thesis 2016
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Orlita, M. (author)
In the era of increasing aviation traffic the conditions are right to promote design of ambitious concepts. At Fokker Aerostructures attention is drawn to smooth in-flight shape morphing to produce a structurally functional Variable Camber Trailing Edge Flap (VCTEF). The deployment mechanism would fit into the flap, not limiting other...
master thesis 2016
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van der Zwaard, T. (author)
This thesis addresses the calibration of the Heston model with term structure (i.e. with piecewise constant parameters) to a set of European option prices from the FX market. Several option pricing methods are discussed and compared, among which the COS method, Lewis' method and the Andersen QE Monte Carlo scheme. Several modifications are...
master thesis 2016
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van Hellenberg Hubar, M.E.G. (author)
A tool is developed that is able to optimize the trajectories of multiple aircraft that fly in formation in order to obtain the minimum total fuel consumption. Several experiments are conducted to investigate the benefits of formation flight for commercial aircraft. Finally, also the influences of wind and delay on the trajectories of the...
master thesis 2016
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Agbemuko, A.J. (author)
An ever increasing interest in renewable energy sources (RES) in order to reduce global carbon emissions and alleviate problems posed by climate changes has lead to dramatic increase particularly in offshore wind energy projects. Several different projects are currently being executed and so many are being planned for the future. The location of...
master thesis 2016
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Roijmans, R.F.H. (author)
Optimization of drilling fluid properties is an essential part of cost effective drilling operations and process safety. Currently fluid properties are measured and optimized manually by human engineers with different skills and experience which might lead to nonoptimum drilling fluid properties that deteriorate its functionalities. Automated...
master thesis 2016
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Ceulemans, B. (author)
Currently, only one Standard Instrument Departure (SID) track and one flight procedure is used per runway departure fix combination. In contrast to tailored arrivals, the potential benefit of tailored departures has been left relatively undiscovered. The research objective is to quantify the potential benefit of tailored SID-s and profile...
master thesis 2016
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Obrecht, G. (author)
For the past 20 years, the small bodies of the solar system, such as asteroids and comets, have been increasingly gathering the interest of scientists and space agencies. The latter have been multiplying the number of space missions to study them. Brazil does not want to be left out and has been working on its own mission, ASTER, which has the...
master thesis 2016
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Vellekoop, E.C. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Sa, C.A.A. (author)
The research objective of this thesis is to develop an innovative airline fleet planning concept that is capable to consider the long-term stochastic nature of air travel demand while generating meaningful results in reasonable computation times. The proposed methodology aims to identify robust fleets, in terms of profit generating capability...
master thesis 2016
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Delsen, J.G. (author)
Runway capacity of a complex runways system can be limited by several factors. Currently, the runway usage at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) is described by a preference list established by multiple stakeholders. It makes an important trade-off between minimizing noise exposure to the environment and maximizing capacity. The existing model...
master thesis 2016
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Li, Z. (author)
As a promising technology, photocatalysis shows its unique advantages and potential in many disciplines, from hydrogen production, indoor and outdoor air purification, remediation of non-biodegradable molecular in the factory, to the organic synthesis with high selectivity. In recent years, photocatalytic semiconductor process has shown a high...
master thesis 2016
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De Jong, T.A. (author)
Topology optimization is the process of optimizing both the material layout and the connectivity inside a design domain. The first paper on topology optimization dates back to 1904, when the Australian inventor Michell derived optimality criteria for minimum weight truss structures. In 1988 Bendsøe and Kikuchi published the pioneering paper ...
master thesis 2016
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Hoogervorst, J.E.K. (author)
At present, on the aviation market a need exists for lighter and more efficient aircraft than the ones dominating the airspace today. Beside the reduction in operating costs and air pollutants of these new generation aircraft, this reduction in fuel use can result in several advantages with respect to the performance of the aircraft like...
master thesis 2016
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Hess, J.R. (author)
Interplanetary missions use gravitational slingshots around planetary bodies to adjust their heliocentric velocity or inclination for quite some time. The momentum exchange that can be achieved during a so-called gravity assist is limited by the mass of the planetary body. To overcome this limitation, an aerogravity assist was proposed, a...
master thesis 2016
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Van Ginneken, P. (author)
An opportunity was identified to improve the traditional landing gear design process. Especially in the conceptual design phase, lots of man-hours are consumed by making the same calculations over and over again, for different concepts. Often, an existing gear is therefore used as initial starting point, to simplify the design process. This...
master thesis 2016
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Braams, F.P. (author)
Collaboration in the supply chain is nowadays seen in the scientific community as the “next best thing” in supply chain optimization (Ballot, 2015; Barratt & Oliveira, 2001; Barratt, 2004; Ireland & Bruce, 2000). Although widely investigated and often mentioned in literature, the concept of supply chain collaboration is not precisely defined ...
master thesis 2016
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Hofkens, A. (author)
In order to extract the body force field that is generated by a plasma actuator from velocity data, most researchers disregard the influence of the pressure gradient to obtain a spatial and temporal description of the body force field. There is however some discussion whether this assumption is valid or not. The current research tries to compute...
master thesis 2016
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Hoogland, J. (author)
A frozen orbit is an orbit chosen such that the effect of perturbations on (a combination of) the mean orbital elements is minimized. The concept first appeared in literature in 1978, and was applied that same year to the Seasat mission. This altimetry mission featured strict requirements on the accuracy of the altitude of the satellite above...
master thesis 2016
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Kok, L.M. (author)
Kitting as (LEAN) method in handling and supplying material and tools is not used in the aircraft maintenance process of KLM. That was one of the researchers first findings when starting this study for KLM Royal Dutch airlines. Kitting is the gathering of components and parts needed for the manufacture of a particular assembly or product....
master thesis 2015
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