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Koleva, D.A. (author)
The corrosion of reinforced steel, and subsequent reinforced concrete degradation, is a major concern for infrastructure durability. New materials with specific, tailor-made properties or the establishment of optimum construction regimes are among the many approaches to improving civil structure performance. Ideally, novel materials would...
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Ouyang, X. (author), Pan, Z. (author), Qian, Zhiwei (author), Ma, Yuwei (author), Ye, G. (author)
The interface between filler and hydration products can have a significant effect on the mechanical properties of the cement paste system. With different adhesion properties between filler and hydration products, the effect of microstructural features (size, shape, surface roughness), particle distribution and area fraction of filler on the...
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Baines, P.M. (author), Schwab, A.L. (author), van Soest, AJ (author)
Metabolic energy expenditure during human gait is poorly understood. Mechanical energy loss during heel strike contributes to this energy expenditure. Previous work has estimated the energy absorption during heel strike as 0.8 J using an effective foot mass model. The aim of our study is to investigate the possibility of determining the energy...
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Zhu, Zhengqiu (author), Qiu, S. (author), Chen, Bin (author), Wang, Rongxiao (author), Qiu, Xiaogang (author)
The accurate prediction of hazardous gas dispersion process is essential to air quality monitoring and the emergency management of contaminant gas leakage incidents in a chemical cluster. Conventional Gaussian-based dispersion models can seldom give accurate predictions due to inaccurate input parameters and the computational errors. In order...
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Ke, Q. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author), Bricker, J.D. (author)
Shanghai, as a coastal city, is vulnerable to various types of flooding. The floodwalls along the Huangpu River provide protection against typhoon-induced flooding. However, there is limited insight into the actual safety level of the flood defences in Shanghai, and recent failures have highlighted their vulnerability. Therefore, the aims of...
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Verhees, Bart (author), van Kuijk, Kees (author), Simonse, W.L. (author)
Point-of-care testing (POCT)—laboratory tests performed with new mobile devices and online technologies outside of the central laboratory—is rapidly outpacing the traditional laboratory test market, growing at a rate of 12 to 15% each year. POCT impacts the diagnostic process of care providers by yielding high efficiency benefits in terms of...
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Antolović, I.M. (author), Bruschini, Claudio (author), Charbon, E.E.E. (author)
Confocal microscopes use photomultiplier tubes and hybrid detectors due to their large dynamic range, which typically exceeds the one of single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). The latter, due to their photon counting operation, are usually limited to an output count rate to 1/T<sub>dead</sub>. In this paper, we present a thorough analysis,...
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Hà, T.L. (author), Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. (author), van Griensven, Ann (author), Van Dijk, Albert I J M (author), Senay, Gabriel B. (author)
In this paper, evapotranspiration (ET) and leaf area index (LAI) were used to calibrate the SWAT model, whereas remotely sensed precipitation and other climatic parameters were used as forcing data for the 6300 km2 Day Basin, a tributary of the Red River in Vietnam. The efficacy of the Sequential Uncertainty Fitting (SUFI-2) parameter...
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Pasma, J.H. (author), Assländer, Lorenz (author), van Kordelaar, J. (author), de Kam, Digna (author), Mergner, Thomas (author), Schouten, A.C. (author)
The Independent Channel (IC) model is a commonly used linear balance control model in the frequency domain to analyze human balance control using system identification and parameter estimation. The IC model is a rudimentary and noise-free description of balance behavior in the frequency domain, where a stable model representation is not...
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Mirzaali Mazandarani, M. (author), Janbaz, S. (author), Strano, M. (author), Vergani, L. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
Architectured materials with rationally designed geometries could be used to create mechanical metamaterials with unprecedented or rare properties and functionalities. Here, we introduce "shape-matching" metamaterials where the geometry of cellular structures comprising auxetic and conventional unit cells is designed so as to achieve a pre...
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Konijnenberg, A.P. (author), Coene, W.M.J.M. (author), Urbach, Paul (author)
A noise-robust extension of iterative phase retrieval algorithms that does not need to assume a noise model is proposed. It works by adapting the intensity constraints using the reconstructed object. Using a proof-of-principle ptychographic experiment with visible light and a spatial light modulator to create an object, the proposed method is...
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Apte, S. (author), Plooij, M.C. (author), Vallery, H. (author)
Background: Body weight support (BWS) systems have shown promise as rehabilitation tools for neurologically impaired individuals. This paper reviews the experiment-based research on BWS systems with the aim: (1) To investigate the influence of body weight unloading (BWU) on gait characteristics; (2) To study whether the effects of BWS differ...
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van Bijnen, J.A.C. (author), Korving, J.L. (author), Langeveld, J.G. (author), Clemens, F.H.L.R. (author)
Due to a variety of contaminants in floodwater, exposure to urban pluvial flooding may pose a health risk to humans. In-sewer defects may cause increased pluvial flooding, possibly increasing health risks. This paper addresses the impact of in-sewer defects on urban pluvial flooding and, subsequently, on infection probabilities for humans. As...
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Pozzi, P. (author), Soloviev, O.A. (author), Wilding, D. (author), Vdovine, Gleb (author), Verhaegen, M.H.G. (author)
We report on a universal sample-independent sensorless adaptive optics method, based on modal optimization of the second moment of the fluorescence emission from a point-like excitation. Our method employs a sample-independent precalibration, performed only once for the particular system, to establish the direct relation between the image...
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Solcerova, A. (author), van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), van de Ven, F.H.M. (author), Selker, J.S. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
A phenomenon known as the skin effect-a layer of surface water that is colder than the water beneath it-was previously described in oceanography and verified in lab measurements. Only a few measurements have been done on the skin effect in field conditions, and therefore this phenomenon is relatively unknown. This paper presents measurements...
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Savov, A.M. (author), Joshi, S. (author), Shafqat, Salman (author), Hoefnagels, Johan P.M. (author), Louwerse, M.C. (author), Stoute, R. (author), Dekker, R. (author)
A device for studying the mechanical and electrical behavior of free-standing micro-fabricated metal structures, subjected to a very large deformation, is presented in this paper. The free-standing structures are intended to serve as interconnects in high-density, highly stretchable electronic circuits. For an easy, damage-free handling and...
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Konijnenberg, A.P. (author), Lu, Xingyuan (author), Liu, Leixin (author), Coene, W.M.J.M. (author), Zhao, C.L. (author), Urbach, Paul (author)
A novel non-iterative phase retrieval method is proposed and demonstrated with a<br/>proof-of-principle experiment. The method uses a fixed specially designed mask and through-focus intensity measurements. It is demonstrated that this method is robust to spatial partial coherence in the illumination, making it suitable for coherent diffractive...
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Scheepens, A.E. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author)
Calculating the environmental benefits of energy saving systems in dwellings in a life cycle assessment (LCA) has two major issues, namely: how to deal with the customer behaviour and how to deal with rebound effects. Both issues are important for sustainable strategies. From a user-centred design perspective, two fundamentally different...
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Herrero Huerta, M. (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author), Gard, W.F. (author)
Plant leaf movement is induced by some combination of different external and internal stimuli. Detailed geometric characterization of such movement is expected to improve understanding of these mechanisms. A metric high-quality, non-invasive and innovative sensor system to analyze plant movement is Terrestrial LiDAR (TLiDAR). This technique has...
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van Driel, B.A. (author), van den Berg, K. J. (author), Smout, M. (author), Dekker, N (author), Kooyman, P.J. (author), Dik, J. (author)
This study reports on the effect of artists’ paint formulation on degradation rates of TiO2-based oil paints. Titanium white oil paint exists in a multitude of different recipes, and the effect of the formulation on photocatalytic binder<br/>degradation kinetics is unknown. These formulations contain, among others, one or both titanium dioxide...
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