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Prehn Garces, Claudia (author)
The social dimension in water management and the interaction of stakeholders is a challenge when modeling hydrological systems. Case studies are essential to uncovering relations and unexpected results. In this research, a case study of the Guayllabamba basin in Ecuador is proposed. Mainly, the interactions, perspectives, and relations between...
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van der Vlag, Michiel (author)
Current brain simulators do no scale linearly to realistic problem sizes (e.g. >100,000 neurons), which makes them impractical for researchers. The goal of the thesis is to explore the use of true multi-GPU acceleration on computationally challenging brain models and to assess the scalability of such models given sufficient access to multi...
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van den Bercken, Laurens (author)
Health literacy, i.e. the ability to read and understand medical text, is a relevant component of public health. Unfortunately, many medical texts are hard to grasp by the general population as they are targeted at highly-skilled health professionals and use complex language and domain-specific terms. Here, automatic text simplification making...
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Moraal, Rainier (author)
Currently wind turbines are a popular source of renewable energy. Royal HaskoningDHV designs foundations for these turbines. Design optimization of these foundations becomes more and more important due to the growing demand for renewable energy, the development of increasingly large wind turbines and intensification of competition. Design...
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Fernandez Mora, Alvaro (author)
The development of solar-sail technology in combination with the rising interest in a mission to the Sun-Earth L5 region for heliophysics and the search for Trojan asteroids, raises the question of using solar sailing as the primary propulsion method to enable such a mission. This study therefore investigates different invariant objects and...
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Gurumoorthy, Ramanathan (author)
CryoSat-2 is a European Space Agency (ESA) altimeter mission with an objective to study the connection between cryosphere melting and global sea level rise. The satellite carries a Doppler navigation system (DORIS) and a Satellite Laser Ranging system (SLR) to aid the precise computation of orbits down to centimetre level.
CNES/IDS releases...
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Valsamos, Charalampos Michail (author)
Nowadays with the growth of social media, users upload millions of photos in different platforms online. Researchers in the field of computer vision devote their time and effort to analyze images in order to gain valuable insight. Data
analysis and classification can be impeded by different factors. One of which is the image filters that are...
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Švent, Nejc (author)
The planning, implementation and operation of large infrastructure projects brings together a range of stakeholders with variously aligned interests and risk perceptions. In project-financed infrastructure, lenders are a specific stakeholder whose risk analyses need to understand a project’s technical substance as a basis for appraising the...
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Zuurbier, Elise (author)
At mass events, pedestrians can experience the level of crowdedness as unsafe, unpleasant and stressful. To gain a better understanding of perceived crowdedness, the effects of personal, trip and event characteristics at an event are researched. Data collection was performed by a simultaneous survey and monitoring study at the TT Festival in...
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Schüsler, Olaf (author)
This study tries to find a way of motivating regular citizens to participate in scientific research. By means of literature research, expert interviews and experiments a prioritised list of incentives is comprised that citizens perceive as motivating them most and via which basic psychological needs these incentives influence motivation.
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Wang, M. (author)
Improving efficiencies of thermal energy conversion systems is an important way to slow down global warming and mitigate climate change. Vapor absorption heat pump and refrigeration cycles are highly efficient ways of heating and cooling. These thermally activated systems also provide opportunities for the integration with a wide spectrum of low...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Anisi, F. (author)
Crystallization is one of the essential downstream steps of the manufacturing of chemical and pharmaceutical compounds when it comes to separation, purification, and final product formation. Although it has been years since it is widely applied in the aforementioned industries, it is known as one of the complex processes where continuous...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Cristiano, E. (author)
Spatial and temporal rainfall variability play an important role in generation of pluvial flooding. In urban areas, this phenomenon has increased in the last decades, due in particular to an intensification of urbanization and imperviousness degree. In fact, population is growing and moving from rural areas to cities, which are becoming more and...
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van Gent, Carlijn (author)
During use of the smart electrosurgical knife, deterioration of the diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) signal intensity obstructs proper distinction between tissues. In order to reduce signal loss, this research has focused on the influence of smart electrosurgery on both the morphology and composition of the layer covering the optical fiber...
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Mastoras, Filip (author)
Ageing of bitumen has been long-recognized as one of the major reasons responsible for the gradual deterioration of asphalt pavements. Age-hardening of the binder leads to the embrittlement of the overall asphalt mixture, which entails its increased susceptibility to traffic and environmental induced damage. As a result, high maintenance efforts...
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Moragiannis, Panagiotis (author)
Offshore oil and gas projects usually require the presence of more than one facilities in the same location. These facilities need to be connected with each other in order to enable the transfer of personnel among each other. As a result, bridges are implemented for such purposes with their ends being positioned at extensions of the two...
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Palermo, Marco (author)
Despite widespread research into the possibilities of improving aerodynamic efficiency, a plateau seems to have been reached for the conventional configuration. Hence, the potential of unconventional configurations are being investigated in recent years. Flying V is one such configuration that promises a lift to drag ratio about 24 in cruise...
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Noortman, Falko (author)
In Groningen, seismic activity has increased due to the extraction of gas in the area. A large-scale research campaign has been launched with the aim to assess and safeguard structures in the region. However, an accurate assessment of these buildings turned out to be a challenge, due to the nonlinear behaviour of the masonry and the dynamic...
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Radityo Andjaringrat Adhi, Theo (author)
Maturity model is widely known as an assessment tool to understand an organization management capabilities and identifying potential improvement. The model demonstrates informative results towards the organization management maturity but hard to acknowledge the influence of potential improvement towards the organization’s asset performance....
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Yu, Rong (author)
Aiming at maximizing the recyclability of glass and integrating the sustainability with glass structural application, the concept of recycled glass beam has been proposed at the beginning of this project. Based on the investigation of existing glass manufacturing and recycling industry, the resource material has been targeting at float glass...
master thesis 2019
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