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Onencan, A.M. (author)
Complex and uncertain societal problems cannot be addressed by technical solutions that rely solely on predictions. Institutions that entirely rely on predictions, repeat the same actions (routine), with little reflection on the impact of these technological solutions upon the socio-technical system. Though routine is beneficial for stability...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Balz, V.E. (author)
This thesis elaborates on the role and position of regional design in spatial planning. Building upon the argument that design in this realm aims to improve planning guidance by judging its implications for particular situations, the thesis develops an analytical framework for an enhanced understanding of how design both influences, and is...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Hussain, A.A.A. (author)
Foam flooding can be applied in soil-remediation techniques or for improving oil recovery processes in petroleum reservoirs. There are models which aim to predict the behaviour of foam in presence of oil in bulk and in porous media, however these models are not very reliable. In this work we investigate different ways in which a specific crude...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, Chi (author)
Food, not only exist as a source of energy and nutrition to human beings, but also gives emotional comfort and carries cultural values in people’s daily life. Thus, the consumption of food is no longer related to fulfilling the need of hunger, but also as a way to deal with human emotions, facilitate social bondings, celebrate cultural events...
master thesis 2019
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Schölvinck, Odilia (author)
In this thesis, the usage of scenarios for the participatory application of ADM is investigated in the context of the Paraná Delta, in Argentina. The focus is two-fold: (1) the research focuses on how a participatory design for ADM can be made, and (2) it focuses on which moment of the framework scenarios should be introduced in the...
master thesis 2019
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van der Velden, Gijs (author)
Organ-on-chip (OoC) devices are increasingly used for biomedical research and to speed up the process of bringing a medicinal drug from the lab to the market. The technology also addresses ethical issues linked to animal testing as it offers a reduction in animal experiments through its possibility to mimic the environment in the human body....
master thesis 2019
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van Elsas, Maarten (author)
In dynamic scheduling, some of the information about the scheduling problem is learnt during the execution of the schedule. Because of this, creating a low cost schedule that does not have to be changed is impossible in most cases. When changes are made during the execution, focussing solely on the performance of the schedule may result in very...
master thesis 2019
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Delemarre, Julia (author)
Simulation models are increasingly used to substantiate long-term planning policy decisions. The communication of model results from modellers to policy-makers has not received much attention by scholars. While, without correct interpretation and correct use of model results the quality of the model itself is irrelevant for the impact of the...
master thesis 2019
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de Wolf, Inge (author)
In the Observational Method Ab Initio approach a flexible design and construction plan is established to allow anticipation to observational feedback during the construction phase. This way, the structural design can be optimized to the in-situ conditions which is beneficial from both safety and economic point of view. In the application of...
master thesis 2019
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Zubin, Irene (author)
The term last-mile delivery refers to the final leg of a business-to-customer service, in which a product is shipped from a depot to a final destination point by means of land transportation, such as vans and small trucks. Although they provide a common and easy way to consign products, companies are striving for new transport technologies to...
master thesis 2019
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Knepper, sebastiaan (author)
Dutch homes use 70% of their total energy consumption for domestic hot water purposes and space heating. Currently, this energy is yielded through the use of natural gas. In order to meet Dutch Climate Agreement goals, which were agreed upon December 2018, Low Temperature District Heating (LTDH) is expected as being the most promising...
master thesis 2019
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Pochareddy, Yashwanth Kutti (author)
Li-ion batteries have major disadvantages. One of which is the growth of dendrites (in case Li metal based batteries), a major safety issue. In addition to that, Li-ion batteries also use elements such as Co, and Li, which are regionally scarce. Mg-ion batteries are one of the alternatives for Li-ion batteries. However, the electrolyte and...
master thesis 2019
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Kabiri, Y. (author)
The low contrast of biomolecules in TEM has been a great obstacle for their structure determination and hence to the understanding of their structure-function relation. Historically, single DNA strands remained one the most difficult classes of biomolecular specimens to image, due to low electron scattering strength of its constituent elements....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, H. (author)
High power electronics with wide band gap semiconductors are becoming the most promising devices in new energy power suppliers and converters. Highly reliable die attach materials, serving as one of interconnections, play critical roles in power electronic packages and modules. Among which, the nanosilver paste/film has become a promising die...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Moeskops, Anoek (author)
This research is based on a new law relating quality assurance in construction that was proposed in 2016. The main aim of the legislative proposal is to improve the quality of construction by privatising the way of assessing quality on the basis of the Building Decree. The problem is that the contractor gets more responsibility in this process...
master thesis 2019
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Cholidah Akbar Fitriani, Cholidah (author)
Microstructural evolutions during heat treatment of steel have been generally studied employing post-processed (ex-situ) characterisation methods. However, the data obtained cannot describe the kinetics of the transformation processes (in-situ) itself. With several microstructural processes happening simultaneously during an isothermal treatment...
master thesis 2019
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Gao, Y. (author)
Current photovoltaic (PV) industrial chain mainly serves the conventional utility-scale PV power stations. Rigid and opaque silicon-based PV modules domain the market so far. As distributed PV capacities expand, PV modules tend to be integrated with existing infrastructures (mostly, buildings). To adapt with the building environment, innovative...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Kramers, Katja (author)
This thesis analyzes the occurence of the quantum Zeno effect in a qubit in different situations. A system with a particle with spin 1/2, which represents a qubit, and detector is considered. The detector is modeled by a coordinate q, which has a Gaussian distribution with dispersion σ. There is the free evolution of the qubit and the...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Westrik, Roel (author)
The project is situated in the city of Vienna, Austria, and attempts to connect two divided quarters of the city. Over the years inhabitants from both sides of the city have become more disconnected. By retelling the story of Maurice Ravel's 'La Valse' in an architectural sculpture, I will attempt t reconnect the two groups of people. Using...
master thesis 2019
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van der Bie, Maartje (author)
This graduation report describes the development of a personalised and customised knitwear experience for the company STRIKKS. The goal was to design an interactive experience that will sell personalised knitwear in a retail environment. In this experience an accurate display of the garment should give the customer insights into how the garment...
master thesis 2019
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