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Piskorz, T.K. (author)
In this thesis, we explore the application of various molecular simulations techniques to give insights into the self-assembly of supramolecular systems.<br/>Chapter 1 explains the importance of molecular simulation to study the selfassembly process. In chapter 2 we study self-assembly of a derivative of 1,3,5-triamidocyclohexane (CTA) using...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lin, Q. (author)
Automatic control is a technique about designing control devices for controlling ma- chinery processes without human intervention. However, devising controllers using conventional control theory requires first principle design on the basis of the full under- standing of the environment and the plant, which is infeasible for complex control tasks...
doctoral thesis 2019
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li Piani, T. (author)
Research in this thesis is aimed at comprehensively characterizing the mechanical performance of adobe components. Adobe is a traditional masonry made of sundried bricks and mortar. Bricks are made of soil mixed with fibres and joined together by mud mortar. Adobe is largely spread in areas of the world prone to seismic risk or involved in...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Landman, H.M. (author)
After several recent flight safety events, such as the accident of Air France flight 447 in 2009, investigators determined that surprise and startle can severely disrupt pilot responses. They concluded that pilots need to be better prepared for unexpected and potentially startling situations. In response, aviation safety authorities have...
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Szécsényi, A. (author)
In this thesis we presented comprehensive studies on methane activation by binuclear Fe-oxo sites located in porous MOF and zeolite frameworks. Many of such studies have been previously performed, however the main focus was usually on the C-H bond activation of methane. Here we focused on the whole reaction mechanism including the activation of...
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Li, Q. (author)
In a propeller propulsion system, due to the torque working on the propeller, a rotational motion of the fluid is generated. This rotational motion, expressed as a swirl component in the slipstream, does not result in any useful propulsive power, but causes a decrease in propeller efficiency. By recovering the momentum in the crosswise direction...
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Jamshidi, A. (author)
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) enable the infrastructure manager to keep the performance quality of the infrastructure at an acceptable level. A KPI must include specific features of the infrastructure such as functionality and criticality. The KPIs can be classified into three performance levels: (1) technical level KPIs; (2) tactical level...
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Dedoussi, I.C. (author), Allroggen, Florian (author), Flanagan, Robert (author), Hansen, Tyler (author), Taylor, Brandon (author), Barrett, Steven R.H. (author), Boyce, James K. (author)
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SoltanRezaee, Masoud (author), Bodaghi, Mahdi (author), Farrokhabadi, Amin (author), Hedayati, R. (author)
The main objective of this research is to provide a general nonlinear model of adjustable piezoelectric microwires with the ability to tune the stability conditions. In order to increase the controllability and improve system characteristics, only a part of the substrate is electrostatically actuated and the piezoelectric voltage is also...
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Hornstra, Luc M. (author), Blankert, Bastiaan (author), Heijnen, Leo (author), Beerendonk, Erwin (author), Cornelissen, E. R. (author), Medema, G. (author)
High pressure membranes are increasingly used for the treatment of contaminated water for various purposes including irrigation and drinking water. The lack of a fast and easy to implement membrane integrity test method with a log removal value (LRV) &gt;3 hampers the implementation of these membranes. Current on-line methods include...
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Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Global warming and the subsequent increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires demand for specialized risk assessment and management methodologies to cope with the ever-increasing risk of wildfires in wildland-industrial interfaces (WIIs). Wildfires can jeopardize the safety and integrity of industrial plants, and trigger secondary...
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Cavalli, A. (author), Bernardini, Roberta (author), Del Carlo, Tommaso (author), Aravind, P.V. (author)
Integrated biomass gasifier solid oxide fuel cell systems are an alternative to fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power generators. However, biosyngas contaminants represent a bottleneck for small-scale systems. In this work, we present the results of experiments on the effects of H<sub>2</sub>S, HCl, and acetic acid as model primary tar on...
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Petrovic, A. (author), Manley, D.J. (author), van Ham, M. (author)
Theory behind neighbourhood effects suggests that people’s spatial context potentially affects individual outcomes across multiple scales and geographies. We argue that neighbourhood effects research needs to break away from the ‘tyranny’ of neighbourhood and consider alternative ways to measure the wider sociospatial context of people, placing...
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Liao, B. B. (author), Wang, D. L. (author), Hamdi, M. (author), Zheng, J. Y. (author), Jiang, P. (author), Gu, C. H. (author), Hong, W. R. (author)
This paper aims to characterize the damage mechanisms of 70 MPa Type IV hydrogen composite pressure vessels using the acoustic emission (AE) method. First, AE signals were captured during the 0–105 MPa and 0–158 MPa hydraulic tests of two vessels using multi-step loading method. Second, the AE feature parameters in time-domain and frequency...
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Rots, S.J. (author), Fernandez Maldonado, A.M. (author)
Ciudad Guayana was born as an industrial new town in the early 1960s, as an ambitious national effort to stimulate the regional development of Venezuela. Its planning was the fruit of a unique partnership between the Venezuelan development agency (CVG) and the Joint Center for Urban Studies from Harvard University and the MIT. Looking for...
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Mulder, Maarten (author), Li, Xuesong X. (author), Nazim, M.M. (author), Dalgliesh, Robert M. (author), Tian, B. (author), Buijse, Marten (author), van Wunnik, John (author), Bouwman, W.G. (author)
Microemulsion systems consisting of D<sub>2</sub>O, an alkane, an anionic internal olefin sulfonate surfactant, salt and secondary butyl alcohol (SBA) as co-solvent are studied in a systematic way. In four different sample sets, either the salt content, SBA content or alkane carbon number was varied in order to study the effects of the...
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Hardon, S.F. (author), van Kasteren, R. J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Bonjer, H. Jaap (author), Tuynman, J. B. (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Background: Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is associated with a relatively long learning curve. Force, motion, and time parameters are increasingly used for objective assessment of skills to enhance laparoscopic training efficacy. The aim of this study was to identify relevant metrics for accurate skill assessment in more complex...
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Finotello, Giulia (author), Padding, J.T. (author), Buist, Kay A. (author), Schijve, Annelien (author), Jongsma, Alfred (author), Innings, Fredrik (author), Kuipers, J.A.M. (author)
Large scale simulation models can aid in improving the design of spray dryers. In this work an Eulerian-Lagrangian model with coupled gas phase and droplet heat and mass transfer balances is used to study airflow dynamics, temperature and humidity profiles at different positions in the spray. The turbulent gas flow is solved using large eddy...
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Poomsawat, W. (author), Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Tsekos, C. (author), de Jong, W. (author)
Furfural is a very promising product of lignocellulosic biomass-based biorefineries and has the potential to become a useful resource for further conversion and utilization. Aquatic plants show an enormous potential as feedstock since they do not compete for land use, and they require minimal water consumption in a biorefinery concept due to...
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Pasqualetto Cassinis, L. (author), Fonod, R. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author), Ahrns, Ingo (author), Gil Fernandez, Jesus (author)
This paper reports on a comparative assessment of Image Processing (IP) tech- niques for the relative pose estimation of uncooperative spacecraft with a monocular camera. Currently, keypoints-based algorithms suffer from partial occlusion of the target, as well as from the different illumination conditions be- tween the required offline database...
conference paper 2019
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