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Vieira Passos, Marlon (author)
Coastal structures with horizontal overhangs are built due to design constraints, but wave loadings substantially increase under these confined geometries. Vertical structure elements, such as steel gates, are vulnerable to damage caused by impulsive wave impacts, potentially exposing the coastal zone to flooding and erosion. Existing formulas...
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Schiks, Luuk (author)
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Inflicted head injury by shaking trauma (IHI-ST) is often simulated to better understand the injury mechanisms and to analyze whether violent shaking can cause head injury in infants. Computational models are usually subjected to linear and rotational inputs to simulate shaking scenarios. In existing studies, the head’s rotation...
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Pečanac, Igor (author)
An organized process is necessary to ensure that the building is built on time and
within budget. This does not always go well however and four major
difficulties can arise.
One of the current solutions is performing variant studies. Designing variants is
costly however, which limits the amount of analysed variants. The focus is...
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Boogaard, Mina (author)
The start of this project is a first version of a serious game that was designed by the company MEDD. This is an independent design and consultancy agency for healthcare. They designed this game as part of their ‘Met Elkaar Durven Doen’ toolbox, which they use in trainings and workshops. The Haga Hospital is the co-design partner of the game,...
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Jia, Yiting (author)
Philips believes that in order to keep creating real and sustainable value for its stakeholders, it is crucial to have a deep understanding of trends of economy paradigm. As the trends show, to transform towards transformation paradigm and sustain future growth and profitability, understanding challenges and identifying opportunities in the...
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Lambert, Ingrid (author)
Accelerated sea level rise (SLR) is predicted to have multiple adverse impacts on the coastal zone, aggravating phenomena such as coastal erosion on sandy coasts. For climate change adaptation planning and informing policy, morphodynamic changes occurring at coastlines are becoming increasingly important. In this study, a calibrated Delft3D...
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Kofou, Stavroula (author)
The offshore wind industry has been extended over the last years in areas of active seismicity, such as East Asia, where the design of offshore wind turbines becomes significantly challenging, because albeit aerodynamic and hydrodynamic loads mainly act on the offshore structures, earthquake could emerge as a potentially enormous threat. The...
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Ceelen, Marcel (author)
Artificial intelligence is used in this research to predict the shelf life of strawberries. The prediction of shelf life is based on temperature measurements from the moment a package of strawberries is harvested till the moment this same package is bought by a customer in a local PLUS supermarket. The strawberries are harvested in the south of...
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Niazi, Muhammad Hassan Khan (author)
The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme events due to global warming and climate change is increasing flood risk. To act, rather than react, nature-based solutions (NBS) involving vegetation and wetlands are being explored on top of conventional solutions like dikes. WHY? There was a dire need for global study quantifying the potential...
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Dimitrakopoulos, Sotirios (author)
The recent trend for monitoring and control of the distribution networks requires methods capable to calculate the network’s operating conditions. One way to monitor the distribution network is by state estimation. Although previously this method was established only for the transmission networks, its use has begun to also make sense for the...
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Prajapati, Ranjan (author)
This paper analyzes how specific aspects of design and governance of platform explain complementors participation in the video game console industry. This study introduces a new dimension to measure platform openness and suggest that by opening the platform vertically to different markets, platform firms can smoothen complementors competition...
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Caldera, Ganga (author)
After the failure of several large breakwaters in late 1970’s and early 1980’s where the role of rocking and breakage of armour became apparent, the importance of understanding this rocking phenomenon is given a great emphasis. Single layer randomly placed armour units are widely used in breakwater designs as they are more economical due to the...
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Ritsma, Iris (author)
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide, and it is expected that the prevalence of asthma will only increase in the coming years (Masoli et al., 2004). Medical self-management by asthma patients will be of essential importance to keep the burden of disease as low as possible.

Medical self-management is critical in...
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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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Hadi, Shirin (author)
The first interactions of the child with its environment can already have long-lasting impacts on its worldview (weltanschauung) and psychoanalytical state. This makes the architecture of housing, especially in poor regions, such as Nalasopara in Mumbai, a critical key point for the development of the next generations. However, after the...
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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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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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