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Budez Vergara, Jonathan (author)
The electrical network must have adequate capacity to avoid congestion for all but the highest load levels. The most common solution to manage this congestion is to gradually invest in new infrastructure. An alternative solution for congestion management is the use of flexible loads, or demand response. In order to determine the relative value...
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Bälz, Keith (author)
Inkjet printing offers an additive manufacturing method for the production of thin films. A variety of inkjet printed materials can be printed, including conductive and electroactive materials. Existing inkjet printed ferroelectric polymer actuators all utilize silver conductive layers and P(VDF-TrFE) for the electroactive layer. This thesis...
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Parodi, Matteo (author)
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are increasingly under threat of coastal flooding, which challenges the safety of their societies and vulnerable economies. The emergency of this issue, exacerbated by climate change, has alarmed international organisations and national governments that have been demanding for robust risk assessments to...
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Vogel, Bert (author)
Several different kinds of Miracoli Dinner kits are produced on Line 4 in Oud-Beijerland. The current method of planning of production is not sufficient in terms of product availability and planning nervousness. A new method of Most-Urgent-First planning is proposed and a simulation is run to measure the performance in order to see if another...
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van der Made, Sebastiaan (author)
This graduation thesis report is about the design of a better method of waste collection for new high-rise buildings in Rotterdam. The first part covers the research into the current situation of waste collection, including the specifics of how waste is collected in the city, the policy of the municipality and the factors that drive the...
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van Lobenstein, Nicky (author)
Purpose/Objective: The aim of the thesis project is to design and build a sample-holder that is suited for radiobiological experiments on cell and tissue level in Holland PTC. In order to create accurate dose plans for radiobiological experiments, dosimetry and range calculations need to be worked out. Finally the sample-holder is used for the...
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Scott, Fred (author)
Many tropical, coral reef-lined coasts, are low-lying with elevations less than five meters above mean sea level. Climate-change-driven sea level rise, coral reef decay and changes in (storm) wave climate will lead to greater chance and impacts of wave-driven flooding, posing a heavy threat to these coastal communities. Early warning systems ...
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La Zara, Davide (author)
Crossing waterways is crucial to improve transport connections.
In particular, new crossing methods are needed when the distance to be covered increases. Submerged Floating Tunnels (SFT) have been recently emerging as a cost-effective feasible crossing technique to connect fjords in Norway. However, only very little research has addressed...
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Kor, Flip (author)
Neurosurgery is technically challenging because of the inaccessibility and sensitivity of the brain. The risk of complications for the patient is high and simulation-based training is therefore preferred. However, surgical training in cadavers and virtual reality is not satisfactory. A phantom is a model of organs or tissues consisting of tissue...
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van der Doef, Laura (author)
With the shift of the safety standards for levees from exceedance probability (standard 1996) to flooding probability (new standard), the part of the levee failure process after the initial occurrence of a failure mechanism becomes more important for the calculation of the strength and thus, reliability of the levee cross-section. Interactions...
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Sigalas, Nikos (author)
In the present study the stability of crown wall elements on top of a rubble mound breakwaters is investigated. The first step was conducting a literature review, in order to identify knowledge gaps. It was found that current design methods do not take the freeboard of the crown wall into account when calculating the vertical force acting on it....
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Bax, Rutger (author)
This thesis research has been conducted to analyse the sediment dynamics in the Yangon Estuary, in order to define the cause for the sedimentation in Monkey Point Channel. For years, Yangon Port has been suffering from limited accessibility due to the sedimentation in the channel and currently daily dredging is required in order to let ships...
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Leenders, Mats (author)
In this paper a two agent wealth distribution model for a closed economic system developed in [2] is presented and extended. We first extend the model by randomly distributing the propensity to save of the agents. We derive a closed form of the stationary relative wealth measure of an agent. We also see that if we take both the propensity to...
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Haak, Kasper (author)
In modern society cars are one of the most important means of transportation. Unfortunately, many people die in car accidents around the world. Research shows that the number of fatal casualties in car accidents has been increasing for the past decade and that the largest cause of these accidents is the human driver. For this reason, research on...
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Verstraten, Pieter (author)
In this thesis we construct a perturbation method for delay differential equations (DDEs) based on the method of multiple scales for ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and ordinary difference equations (O$\Delta$Es). The method works for nonlinear DDEs, which are linear DDEs in the unperturbed case. The validity of the method is proven under...
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Michalak, Chris (author)
Traditional electric power systems with large centralized base load power plants have a limited ability to react rapidly to the high supply variability associated with the increasing deployment of variable and intermittent renewable energy sources (RESs). Furthermore, with current power distribution networks primarily designed for unidirectional...
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de Rooij, Sjors (author)
In the past decades, the global demand for energy has increased. The aim to reduces has let to an increase in the production of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar energy. However, there are more major energy resources available in the oceans, such as wave and tidal power. The estimated potential global energy resource in waves is...
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Sachdeva, Saumil (author)
Advancement in technology has given rise to the need for technology to be utilized in extracting meaningful game-play information from sports. To do so in a ball-game like squash, the prime objective is to perform ball-tracking in an adequate and efficient manner. In squash, ball-tracking is complex due to the small size of the ball, the high...
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de Jong, Yannic (author)
Our contemporary society faces serious social and environmental challenges due to the increasing usage of automobiles. However, researchers have suggested that stimulating the acceptance of car sharing is a promising solution for dealing with these issues. Therefore, the goal of this graduation project was to support the car sharing company...
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Folkers, Francis (author)
A process that started with creating a standard test for viewing the cleaning performance of ultrasonic cleaners on dentures came to a result as the Sonic 1, an ultrasonic denture cleaner for the company Dental Robotics. Cleaning performance, use(r scenario), and aesthetics were essential pillars in the process. Oral hygiene is essential for...
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