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Roupakas, Konstantinos (author)
Injection Bolts have been preferred for several reasons over other alternatives for the rehabilitation of old riveted steel bridges since 1970’s. More recently they have been used to obtain slip critical shear connections in new structures such as new bridges, large roofs, storm barriers and other structures exposed to cyclic loading. In...
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Veldt, Timo (author)
Many coastlines fronted by a coral reef are threatened by wave driven flooding. For this reason, waves in coral reef environments has been topic of many studies. However, most are focused on a 1D simplification of the coral reef environment. These studies neglect the impact of 2D processes, for example wave directional spread. In this study an...
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van Schetsen, Anouk (author)
Predicting the trends in Bitcoin market prices is a very challenging task due to the many uncertainties and variables influencing the market value. The market is susceptible to quick changes, causing seemingly random fluctuations in the Bitcoin price. Due to the chaotic and highly volatile nature of Bitcoin behavior, investments come with high...
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van Riggelen, Roos (author)
Bouwteam is a collaboration agreement in which the contracor is involved early on to work together with the client to make a design in which the knowledge of the client and the contractor is used optimally. Through the years the Bouwteam has been influenced by integrated contracts and has been changing in a variety of ways. Nowadays, there is...
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Govaert, Thomas (author)
The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) has in the past years been performing test runs with their experimental sub-scale combustion chambers to measure and investigate the effects of unstable combustion. Some of these investigations are focused on the heat flux to the chamber walls, changes in which can cause a significant shift in chamber wall...
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Meerkerk, Willem-Jan (author)
Comparing spreadsheet files is a new, unexplored research domain in computer science. Methods for regular file comparison are not straightforwardly applicable to spreadsheet files, because they are fundamentally different. Spreadsheets are binary files, the structure of spreadsheets is two-dimensional, they contain both data and calculations,...
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't Hart, Boris (author)
This report is an exploration into the possible future of consultations done for the Erasmus MC. The end results are a future patient journey and a roadmap leading towards that journey. The roadmap shows what steps need to be taken to be able to achieve the presented patient journey.
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Grigoris, Xenofon (author)
The XblocPlus (referred to as Xbloc+) is a new, uniformly placed single layer armour unit, developed by Delta Marine Consultants (BAM Infraconsult). Although a breakwater armour layer with XblocPlus combines material saving and easy placement with increased stability, the transition between the armour layer and the crest is...
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Tibosch, Roël (author)
This report explores the opportunity of ‘an informal learning solution to support digitals in their personal development’ in the context of KLM. The result is a platform that supports digitals in giving direction to their learning practices, resulting in purposeful development.The world is moving fast. Technologies are disrupting and customer...
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da Silva Rosa, David (author)
Helicopter pilot performance in degraded visual conditions may be improved through sensor fusion and an augmented reality (AR) display. A simulator experiment with 12 participants was done to test the effect of synthetic terrain grid cell size and helicopter heave dynamics on task performance and control behaviour in a terrain-following hill...
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van Schaik, Cris (author)
This research investigated how traditional foundations of buildings can become circular and thus contribute to a circular economy. The current linear take-make-dispose economy results in waste, exhaustion of finite natural resources and environmental degradation. A circular economy is one way to cope with these trends. This type of economy is...
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Priadi Teguh Wibowo, Priadi (author)
Visualizing runners trajectory from video data is not straightforward because the video data does not contain the explicit information of which runners appear in the video. Only the visual information related to the runner, such as runner’s unique ID (called bib number), is available. To this end, we propose two automatic runner detection...
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Korte, Ruben (author)
Once a semi-submersible is operating at an inconvenient draft (A shallow draft with limited water column above the pontoons), the passing waves over the pontoons can not keep their linear motion and energy will be transferred to higher harmonic wave frequencies. This means the hydrodynamic response will also contain energy at these higher...
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de Swart, Eveline (author)
It is predicted that in about 100 years most of the earth's fossil fuels will have been depleted. Currently, fossil fuels still make up 80% of the Dutch energy production. Thus, to handle this depletion, the research on renewable energy production and its usage is being stimulated by governments. With the use of fossil fuel energy production, it...
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de Vos, Bart (author)
MRI as a medical diagnostics tool is still unavailable to the majority of the developing world. Therefore the design and development of new low-cost hardware are essential. The design of gradient coils corresponding to this hardware is necessary for conventional imaging and reconstruction methods to be used. The target field method, which was...
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Katris, Ioannis (author)
Metallic pigments are versatile, eye-catching and increasingly utilized materials to create unique effects in plastics. However, these pigments usually show a higher sensitivity to weathering factors like UV light and water in polymer formulations than other pigments. In the particular case of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), this is even more evident...
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de Vries, Niels (author)
Energy-based surgical instruments are increasingly used in laparoscopic surgical procedures. For example, the ultrasonic scalpel enables tissue coagulation and -cutting by transferring a mechanical vibration to the tissue. Additionally, real-time sensing is implemented to improve the surgical procedures. Intraoperative ultrasonography is one of...
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Oostrum, Natasja (author)
In dit onderzoek zal antwoord worden gegeven op de vraag: Moet het falen van gemalen mee worden genomen in de watersysteemtoets? In de 6-jaarlijkse toetsing van de waterschappen wordt bepaald of het watersysteem voldoet aan de door de provincie opgestelde eisen voor wateroverlast. Op dit moment wordt er in deze toetsing geen rekening gehouden...
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Lugtenburg, Noëlle (author)
This graduation project is performed for the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) in collaboration with VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In many situations pregnant women need to use a medicine during pregnancy, especially when they are under medical supervision at VUmc due to their (history of a)...
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Tjon, Clifford (author)
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to add to the existing body of knowledge and increase the understanding of the contribution of current smart emergency applications to the facility manager with the focus on required information during building fire emergency response operations. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured interviews with...
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