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Beckers, Sanne (author)
We are getting close to the so called peak of oil and this will result in a shortage of oil and therefore oil products. We can assume that the oil industry will get in decline, therefore we should think about the heritage that the oil industry will leave behind. An iconic element of the petrol industry is the oil storage tank. We can knock these...
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Koppes, Fabian (author)
Land scarcity is increasing and therefore one of the main challenges for renewable energy in the future is ‘physical space’. While renewables need a lot of space compared to conventional energy sources, and the competition for space is already increasing (food production, housing etc.), leading to higher land costs and opposition. Public...
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Mamaqi Kapllani, Kevin (author)
In the Netherlands alone, an estimated 730,000 persons are currently diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD), 120,000 with heart failure, and 260,000 with atrial fibrillation. As of 2014, cardiovascular disease accounted for 27% of all deaths1. The cardiology department of the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) has a regional role in...
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Coenen, Joris (author)
One of the challenges of neuromorphic computing is efficiently routing spikes from neurons to their connected synapses. The aim of this thesis is to design a spike-routing architecture for flexible connections on single-chip neuromorphic systems. A model for estimating area, power consumption, memory, spike latency and link utilisation for...
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Smits, Roy (author)
With a fast growing world population, the lack of fresh water is one of the world’s biggest future concerns. Water stress can lead to conflicts, holds back economic growth and has a major impact on human health. Nowadays, more and more countries that lack fresh water sources are using the saline water from the oceans and desalinate it to produce...
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de Graaf, Jurjan (author)
Fascicle shear is theoretically a mechanism by which skeletal muscles lengthen. Existing ultrasound based techniques allow measurement of muscle architecture parameters, but not the quantification of shear strain. In this study, an algorithm that tracks the shear strain from ultrasound images using a continuum representation of the muscle was...
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Brous, P.A. (author)
Many organizations tasked with managing public utility infrastructure routinely collect and store large volumes of data for decision making purposes in their management and maintenance processes. This data is collected, stored and analyzed within asset management data infrastructures, however, traditional data management methods are becoming...
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Villegas Pinto, Daniel (author)
In the framework of JAXA’s Hayabusa2 mission, we study the dynamical environment around asteroid Ryugu to investigate whether ejecta particles can be temporarily trapped in periodic orbits following the Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) operation. If these particles remain about the asteroid, they could potentially jeopardize the mission as, in the...
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Vos, Peter (author)
Currently, KLM's apron processes work in separate silos and there is only minimal integration. The result is that processes tend to work to a local optimum instead of a global optimum. A Transport Logistic Control Tower is a centralized information hub from which integral decisions can be made which could benefit the overall turnaround process...
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van Overstraten Kruijsse, Femke (author)
During construction in urban areas often noise and vibrations are not tolerated. For the installation of the foundation piles in these cases there is often chosen for screwed displacement piles. These piles can be installed without nuisance for the vicinity, but do induce large soil displacements during installation. The soil displacements can...
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Apon, Martijn (author)
The focus of this research was the implementation of a permanent steel fibre reinforced underwater concrete floor (SFRUCF) as a permanent structural floor. A model was created that can describe the soil structure interaction of an SFRUCF including the highly non-linear behaviour of SFRC. The soil structure interaction of the UCF was modelled in...
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Lopriore, Luca (author)
The aim of this thesis is to present a design for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge which meets the requirements of Circular Economy; by incorporating strategies such as design for disassembly and modularity a structure is created which improves upon the long-term value of existing bridges. Circular Economy has in recent years begun to replace the...
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Domenie, Tobias (author)
Sustainability is a much debated topic last decades and in particular the past few years . Many governments, organisations, business and people feel the urgency to act. The United Nations even states in their IPCC 2018 report that in order to keep the climate change contained, unprecedented changes to systems in terms of scale and speed are...
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Jansen, Julius (author)
Stolt tankers is the largest operator of deep-sea chemical parcel tankers. Parcel tankers differentiate form bulk chemical tankers by the additional features that the ships have, such as cargo cooling, cargo heating, many (small) cargo tanks, highest level of chemical resistant materials and notation to carry the most dangerous chemicals. These...
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Knibbeler, Daan (author)
Eenzaamheid onder jongeren is een maatschappelijk probleem, met name in de grote steden. In de deelgemeente Feijenoord, Rotterdam, gaf in 2012 zelfs 57% aan zich matig tot zeer eenzaam te voelen. Dit is de aanleiding voor het
onderzoek naar sociale interactie in de (semi) openbare ruimte. Ten grondslag aan dit onderzoek ligt het idee dat het...
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Tofik, Halsho (author)
Offshore wind turbines (OWTs), together with their support structures, are designed for an operational period of 20 years. The first generation of these offshore wind turbines has already reached or is approaching their designed lifetime of 20 years. Depending on the legislation and the governmental subsidies, a decision needs to be made about...
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de Moor, M.W.A. (author)
Quantum technology is a promising area of research, with the quantum computer as the prime example. Quantum computers can perform calculations thought to be impossible by conventional means. The fundamental building block of a quantum computer is a qubit, which is a quantumsystem which can be used to process and store quantuminformation. Most...
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Vonk, Bart (author)
Research on reinforcement learning algorithms to play complex video games have brought forth controllers surpassing human performance. This paper explores the possibilities of applying these techniques to the sequencing and spacing of aircraft. Two experiments are performed. First a single aircraft must learn to fly a 4D trajectory using only...
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Robijns, Michel (author)
This thesis is part of a greater effort to use machine learning for the development of flexible and universal unresolved-scale models in large eddy simulation (LES). The novelty in the current work is that a neural network learns to predict the integral forms of the unresolved-scale terms directly without a priori assumptions on the underlying...
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Tazelaar, Eliane (author)
Background: To find treatment options for lower back pain, one must gain insight in the spinal anatomy and biomechanics such as joint reaction forces and movement strategies. These can be acquired with use of the Finite Element Method. Previously investigated finite element models of the lumbar intervertebral disc have been designed with the...
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