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Kaelen, J.W.E.N. (author)
The financial crisis and the introduction of low-budget companies have brought major changes to the air freight community. Competition became stronger and cost control became more important. This led to new ways of organizing aircraft Maintenance, Repair, Overhauls and Upgrades (MRO&U), which became performance oriented. For the triad of...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Chandrasekar, K. (author)
Embedded systems have become an integral part of our life in the last few years in multifarious ways, be it in mobile phones, portable audio players, smart watches or even cars. Most embedded systems fall under the category of consumer electronics, such as televisions, mobile devices, and wearable electronics. With several players competing in...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Bischiniotis, K. (author), Kanning, W. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author)
This research focuses on the optimization of river dikes using probabilistic methods. Its aim is to develop a generic method that automatically estimates the failure probabilities of many river dike cross-sections and gives the one with the least cost, taking into account the boundary conditions and the requirements that are set by the user....
conference paper 2014
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Maher, G.D. (author), Hulshoff, S.J. (author)
The Variational Germano Identity [1, 2] is used to optimize the coefficients of residual-based subgrid-scale models that arise from the application of a Variational Multiscale Method [3, 4]. It is demonstrated that numerical iterative methods can be used to solve the Germano relations to obtain values for the parameters of subgrid-scale models...
conference paper 2014
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Van de Sande, S.A.H. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Verheij, H.J. (author)
Granular filters are used for protection against scour and erosion of base material. For a proper functioning it is necessary that at the interfaces between the filter structure, the subsoil and the water flowing above the filter structure no material will be transported. Different types of granular filters can be distinguished, this paper...
conference paper 2014
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Oshyani, M.F. (author), Cats, O. (author)
Bus travel times are subject to inherent and recurrent uncertainties. A real-time prediction scheme regarding how the transit system evolves will potentially facilitate more adaptive operations as well as more adaptive passengers’ decisions. This scheme should be tractable, sufficiently fast and reliable to be used in real time applications. For...
conference paper 2014
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Nane, R. (author)
Reconfigurable Architectures (RA) have been gaining popularity rapidly in the last decade for two reasons. First, processor clock frequencies reached threshold values past which power dissipation becomes a very difficult problem to solve. As a consequence, alternatives were sought to keep improving the system performance. Second, because Field...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Khalate, A.A. (author)
In recent years, inkjet technology has emerged as a promising manufacturing tool. This technology has gained its popularity mainly due to the facts that it can handle diverse materials and it is a non-contact and additive process. Moreover, the inkjet technology offers low operational costs, easy scalability, digital control and low material...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Lakerveld, R. (author), Benyahia, B. (author), Heider, P.L. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Braatz, R.D. (author), Barton, P.I. (author)
The judicious use of buffering capacity is important in the development of future continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. The potential benefits are investigated of using optimal-averaging level control for tanks that have buffering capacity for a section of a continuous pharmaceutical pilot plant involving two crystallizers, a...
journal article 2013
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Verschuur, D.J. (author)
Today, the problem of surface-related multiples, especially in shallow water, is not fully solved. Although surface-related multiple elimination (SRME) method has proved to be successful on a large number of data cases, the involved adaptive subtraction acts as a weak link in this methodology, where primaries can be distorted due to their...
journal article 2013
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Lendering, K.T. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author), Peters, D.J. (author)
New ports are mostly constructed on low lying coastal areas or shallow coastal waters. The quay wall and terminal yard are raised to a level well above mean sea level to assure flood safety. The resulting ‘convention-al terminal’ requires large volumes of fill material often dredged from the sea, which is costly. The terminal yard of a ‘polder...
conference paper 2013
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Mueller, V. (author), Strobbe, T. (author)
Integration of analysis into early design phases in support of improved building performance has become increasingly important. It is considered a required response to demands on contemporary building design to meet environmental concerns. The goal is to assist designers in their decision making throughout the design of a building but with...
conference paper 2013
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Dritsas, S. (author), Kalvo, R. (author), Sevtsuk, A. (author)
We present a design-computation method of design-to-production automation and optimization in digital fabrication; an algorithmic process minimizing material use, reducing fabrication time and improving production costs of complex architectural form. Our system compacts structural elements of variable dimensions within fixed-size sheets of stock...
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Takenaka, T. (author), Okabe, A. (author)
This paper proposes a computational form-finding method for integrating parametric origami design and acoustic engineering to find the best geometric form of a concert hall. The paper describes an application of this method to a concert hall design project in Japan. The method consists of three interactive subprograms: a parametric origami...
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Oxman, N. (author), Laucks, J. (author), Kayser, M. (author), Uribe, C.D.G. (author), Duro-Royo, J. (author)
The formation of non-woven fibre structures generated by the Bombyx mori silkworm is explored as a computational approach for shape and material optimization. Biological case studies are presented and a design approach for the use of silkworms as entities that can “compute” fibrous material organization is given in the context of an...
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Hulin, J. (author), Pavlicek, J. (author)
The paper reflects on a relationship between an algorithmic and a standard (intuitive) approach to design of public space. A realized project of a plaza renovation in Czech town Vsetin is described as a study case. The paper offers an overview of benefits and drawbacks of the algorithmic approach in the described study case and it outlines more...
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Gadelhak, M. (author)
This paper investigates the integration of Building Performance Simulation (BPS) and optimization tools to provide high performance solutions. An office room in Cairo, Egypt was chosen as a base testing case, where a Genetic Algorithm (GA) was used for optimizing the annual daylighting performance of two parametrically modeled daylighting...
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Nicknam, M. (author), Bernal, M. (author), Haymaker, J. (author)
Until recently, design teams were constrained by tools and schedule to only be able to generate a few alternatives, and analyze these from just a few perspectives. The rapid emergence of performance-based design, analysis, and optimization tools gives design teams the ability to construct and analyze far larger design spaces more quickly. This...
conference paper 2013
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Zhang, M. (author)
“The goal of the European Transport Policy is to establish a sustainable transport system that meets society’s economic, social and environmental needs…” (ECE, 2009). This statement indicates the challenges that the European transport policy makers are faced with when facilitating an increasing freight transport demand with limited transport...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Lendering, K. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author), Peters, D.J. (author)
New ports are mostly constructed on low lying coastal areas or in shallow coastal waters. The quay wall and terminal yard are raised to a level well above mean sea level to assure flood safety. The resulting ‘conventional terminal’ requires large volumes of good quality fill material often dredged from the sea, which is costly. The alternative...
conference paper 2013
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