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Phan Khanh, L. (author)
This study explores the influence of the wave characteristics on the attenuation process of waves through coastal mangroves, which are threatened by the coastal mangrove squeeze phenomenon. Coastal mangrove squeeze is the phenomenon where coastal regions, even when sediment availability is sufficient, are eroding due to a lack of accommodation...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Yu, M. (author)
During the past few decades, numerous protein-based pharmaceuticals to treat chronic and life-threatening diseases have emerged. The short plasma half-life of therapeutic proteins requests frequent administration, usually via parenteral routes. This short-coming is proposed to be solved by the development of an injectable microparticulate drug...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Vega Garita, V.E. (author)
Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is variable and not completely predictable; therefore, different energy storage devices have been researched. Among the variety of options, electrochemical cells (commonly called batteries) are technically feasible because of their maturity and stability. However, PV-battery systems face multiple challenges such as...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Davids, J.C. (author)
Data gaps as educational opportunities - mobilizing young researchers, citizen scientists, and mobile technology in data and resource scarce areas. This dissertation chronicles these themes through the lessons learned along the fledgling journey of SmartPhones4Water (S4W) and S4W-Nepal, from inception through the first few years of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Khodadadian, F. (author)
Photocatalysis involves the absorption of photons by a semiconductor to enhance chemical reactions. Examples of important applications include the degradation of hazardous chemicals, reduction of carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals and (partial) oxidation of hydrocarbons. Despite many successful demonstrations of this technology at lab-scale,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Oluic, M. (author)
Among a wide variety of topics that are covered by Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA), maintaining synchronous operation and acceptable voltage profiles stand out. These two stability categories are mostly jeopardized in the seconds after a large contingency occurs. Therefore, this thesis tackles the two aspects of large disturbance stability of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Mashhoodi, B. (author)
The vast majority of previous studies on household energy consumption (HEC) has presumed that the influencing factors of HEC are similar in each and every location regardless of the location specific circumstances. In other words, they assume that some generalizable facts explain the level of HEC and energy poverty across all areas of a city,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Ross, P.S. (author)
The primary goal of a drinking water company is to produce safe drinking water that meets the quality standards defined in national and international guidelines. Depending on the source water, one or multiple treatment steps are required to produce safe drinking water. Generally, the drinking water treatment plants (WTP) are very robust and over...
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Çençen, A. (author)
The research project presented in this thesis is situated in the domain of design research, and focuses on the designers of production systems. In general, it aims to support the re-search towards a better understanding of design for human-robot coproduction (HRC). The specific objective of this research project was the development of support...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Kekec, I.T. (author)
The digital era floods us with an excessive amount of text data. To make sense of such data automatically, there is an increasing demand for accurate numerical word representations. The complexity of natural languages motivates to represent words with high dimensional vectors. However, learning in a high dimensional space is challenging when the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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van Veen, J. (author)
Quantum computers can solve some problems exponentially faster than classical computers. Unfortunately, the computational power of quantum computers is currently limited by the number of working qubits. It is difficult to scale up these systems, because qubits are easily affected by noise in their environment. This noise leads to decoherence:...
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Xu, J. (author)
This PhD thesis considers the development of optimization and model-based control techniques for max-plus linear (MPL) and continuous piecewise affine (PWA) systems. The three main topics investigated in this thesis are as follows: 1. Optimistic optimization and planning for model-based control of MPL systems; 2. Optimistic optimization for MPC...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Helsen, J. (author)
Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary new technology. However, in order to realise this promise many hurdles must first be overcome. In this thesis we investigate two such hurdles: the presence of noise in quantum computers and limitations on the connectivity and control in large scale quantum computing architectures.In order to combat...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Tempels Moreno Pessoa, I. (author)
The rapid urban growth of Brazilian cities in the second half of the twentieth century produced an extremely unequal urban fabric with spatial discontinuities and left-over spaces. Spatial fragmentation in Brazilian metropolises is not only related to spatial discontinuities, but also to socioeconomic inequalities. Walls in Brazil are physical...
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Varsamopoulos, S. (author)
Quantum error correction (QEC) is key to have reliable quantum computation and storage, due to the fragility of qubits in current quantum technology and the imperfect application of quantum operations. In order to have efficient quantum computation and storage, active QEC is required. QEC consists of an encoding and a decoding process. The way...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Anderson, Ross (author), Barton, Chris (author), Böhme, Rainer (author), Clayton, Richard (author), Hernandez Ganan, C. (author), Grasso, Tom (author), Levi, Michael (author), Moore, Tyler (author), Vasek, Marie (author)
In 2012 we presented the first systematic study of the costs of cybercrime. In this paper, we report what has changed in the seven years since. The period has seen major platform evolution, with the mobile phone replacing the PC and laptop as the consumer terminal of choice, with Android replacing Windows, and with many services moving to the...
conference paper 2019
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Mao, X. (author)
Precise absolute and relative orbit determination, referred to as Precise Orbit Determination (POD) and Precise Baseline Determination (PBD), are a prerequisite for the success of many Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite missions. With the spaceborne, high-quality, multi-channel, dual-frequency Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, typically a...
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Sherson, T.W. (author)
Following their conception in the mid twentieth century, the world of computers has evolved from a landscape of isolated entities into a sprawling web of interconnected machines. Yet, given this evolution, many of the methods we use for allowing computers to work together still reflect their inherently isolated origins with the aggregation of...
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Liu, Faqi (author), Yang, Hua (author), Yan, R. (author), Wang, Wei (author)
The behaviour of square steel tube confined reinforced concrete columns after fire exposure was studied experimentally and numerically in this paper. Eighteen stub columns were first heated following the ISO 834 standard fire including both heating and cooling phases, and were subsequently loaded to failure after cooling to ambient temperature....
journal article 2019
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Moncada Escudero, J.A. (author), Verstegen, Judith A. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author), Junginger, Martin (author), Lukszo, Z. (author), Faaij, A.P.C. (author), Weijnen, M.P.C. (author)
emissions. Biojet fuel is expected to make an essential contribution to the decarbonization of the aviation sector. Brazil is seen as a key player in developing sustainable aviation biofuels owing to its long-standing experience with biofuels. Nevertheless, a clear...
journal article 2019
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