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Deng, X. (author)
One goal of this thesis is to study the performance and accuracy of an explicit finite element (FE) method for frictional rolling contact in a wider-range of conditions. The other goal is to reveal the physical phenomena of squats and the mechanisms behind, such as cracking mechanisms and development process. The first part studies the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Khajeh Salehani, M. (author)
The main objective of this thesis is to obtain a better understanding of adhesive contacts and their frictional behaviour. Both natural and man-made surfaces are rough over a wide range of length scales. Tribological studies of rough surfaces need to account for the interactions between these asperities. In this work a sim- ple atomistically...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zain, Nor (author)
Organic soils and peat soils are widely distributed across the world, particularly in the Northern hemisphere in countries like Canada and Russia having 170 and 150 million hectares respectively and in tropical regions such as Indonesia and Malaysia, which contain 26 million and 3 million hectares respectively. Organic soils and peat are...
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Rubino, A. (author)
The need to meet the increasingly demanding sustainability goals entails remarkable new challenges for technical innovation. Due to the crucial role of turbomachinery in present and future energy scenarios, advancements in turbomachinery performance by means of design methods represent a fundamental step towards global sustainable development....
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Cabrall, C.D.D. (author)
This PhD thesis document is a collection of several of my published (and submitted) peer review journal articles from underneath the Human Factors of Automated Driving (HF Auto, PITN-GA-2013-605817) seventh framework program (FP7) of the European Commission. The topics include: human factors, automotive road safety, autonomous/automated driving...
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Moreno Rodenas, A. (author)
The adoption of increasingly restrictive water quality standards is directed to maintain natural ecosystems in a good status. Complying with such standards requires significant investments in water infrastructure and operations. Consequently, mathematical simulation is usually applied to assist in the decision-making process for such large-scale...
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Quiros Solano, W.F. (author)
Drug development is a complex, time-consuming (10 - 15 years) and expensive process. For a new medicine to reach the market, the net expenses covered by the pharmaceutical industry have been estimated to be around $2.6 billion. Nevertheless, the risk of finding adverse effects or toxicity cases once the drug is already on the market is still...
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Specht, Judith F. (author), Scott, Riccardo (author), Corona Castro, Marta (author), Christodoulou, Sotirios (author), Bertrand, Guillaume H.V. (author), Prudnikau, Anatol V. (author), Antanovich, Artsiom (author), Siebbeles, L.D.A. (author), Owschimikow, Nina (author), Moreels, Iwan (author), Artemyev, Mikhail (author), Woggon, Ulrike (author), Achtstein, Alexander W. (author), Richter, Marten (author)
CdSe nanoplatelets can be synthesized with different lateral sizes; very small nanoplatelets have almost quantum dot like features (almost discrete exciton states), while very large ones are expected to have properties of colloidal quantum wells (exciton continuum). However, nanoplatelets can be in an intermediate confinement regime with a...
journal article 2019
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Felimban, A.A.M. (author), Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Klein, T. (author), Qaffas, Yasser (author)
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), residential buildings' energy consumption accounts for almost 50% of the building stock electricity consumption. The KSA's economy relies heavily on fossil fuel sources, namely oil reservoirs, whose depletion will negatively affect the future development of the country. The total electricity consumption is...
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Kusnandar, K. (author), Brazier, F.M. (author), van Kooten, O. (author)
Sustainable agricultural development (SAD) requires empowerment and engagement of all actors in the agricultural production and supply chain to enable change. This paper proposes a novel framework for Participatory Sustainable Agricultural Development (PSAD) that distinguishes four main classes of factors that influence participation in SAD:...
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Rooij, R.M. (author), Klaassen, R.G. (author), Cavallo, R. (author), Arts, Jos (author)
The Dutch 4TU Centre for Engineering Education (CEE)1 has the mission to inspire, stimulate, support and disseminate effective and high-quality Engineering Education through research and the application of evidence-based innovations. It realises these goals by engineering education research, innovation and inspiration. Since 2 years the 4TU...
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Chu, A. (author)
The flow and sediment transport in the Yangtze Estuary are intrinsically complex because various processes and mechanisms are involved on a large range of temporal and spatial scales. In this thesis the interaction of river discharge and tidal wave with the corresponding sediment transport in the Yangtze Estuary is investigated. The objective is...
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Grover, Purva (author), Kar, Arpan Kumar (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Ilavarasan, P. Vigneswara (author)
Although blockchain has attracted a great deal of attention from academia and industry there is a lack of studies on acceptance drivers. This study explores blockchain acceptance by mining the collective intelligence of users on Twitter. It maps blockchain user acceptance drivers to technology acceptance constructs. The analysis shows that...
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Jovanov, K. (author)
Multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO) is a field that has gained traction in recent years. It can be distinguished as a methodology that promotes a simultaneous change in design features associated to multiple disciplines in order to achieve the best possible design of a coupled multi-disciplinary problem. A typical application in...
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Kraaij, G. (author)
In the Netherlands about 36.000 total hip prostheses are implanted every year. Survival of these prostheses at 10 year follow-up is 90% in patients older than 70 years at the index operation. In younger patients these results decrease to about 80–85% at 10 years follow-up. The main cause of failure in total hip replacement is aseptic (mechanical...
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Pacha Sanjeevi, S.K. (author)
This work focuses on creating a recipe for parametrizing flow around assemblies of non-spherical particles. A multi-relaxation time lattice Boltzmann method (MRT-LBM) is used to simulate the flow. The research focuses on 3 different developments. First, different boundary conditions available in the literature for LBM are tested to identify the...
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Wang, X. (author)
The swift growth of air traffic volume stresses the importance of flight safety enhancement. Statistical data shows that fly-by-wire technology with automatic flight control systems can effectively reduce the fatal accident rate of loss of control in-flight. Although the dynamics of an aircraft are nonlinear and time-varying, it is common...
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Zhu, Y. (author)
Experience prediction is one key component in today’s multimedia delivery. Knowing user’s viewing experience allows online video service providers (e.g., Netflix, YouTube) to create value for their customers by providing personalized content and service. However, individual experience prediction is a challenging problem since viewing experience ...
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Gujarati, Arpan (author), Nasri Nasrabadi, Mitra (author), Majumdar, Rupak (author), Brandenburg, Björn B. (author)
Estimating metrics such as the Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) or its inverse, the Failures-In-Time (FIT), is a central problem in reliability estimation of safety-critical systems. To this end, prior work in the real-time and embedded systems community has focused on bounding the probability of failures in a single iteration of the control loop,...
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Nasri Nasrabadi, Mitra (author), Nelissen, Geoffrey (author), Brandenburg, Björn B. (author)
Most recurrent real-time applications can be modeled as a set of sequential code segments (or blocks) that must be (repeatedly) executed in a specific order. This paper provides a schedulability analysis for such systems modeled as a set of parallel DAG tasks executed under any limited-preemptive global job-level fixed priority scheduling...
conference paper 2019
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