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Greevink, Thijs (author)
This thesis tests the hypothesis that distributional deep reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms get an increased performance over expectation based deep RL because of the regularizing effect of fitting a more complex model. This hypothesis was tested by comparing two variations of the distributional QR-DQN algorithm combined with prioritized...
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van Bergen en Henegouwen, Loek (author)
The global population is ageing at a rapid pace, accordingly many countries implement ageing in place policies to prevent unmanageable growth of costs of institutionalised care settings. Like many other countries, the Dutch government also shifted towards ageing in place policies to reduce the costs of institutionalised care settings. Ageing in...
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van trigt, chris (author)
This exploration study focuses on the braking behaviour of World Tour cyclists during a descent. For this study, 8 riders descended over 6 trials using a ‘sensor bike’. As part of this particular study, a novel brake sensor is developed and validated in practice. The sensor package can be transferred between bicycles, allowing each rider to use...
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Hammoud, Housam (author)
This paper presents a new theoretical approach to design a polycentric electricity sector. The study focuses on Lebanon and its electricity sector, and tries to reform the sector using a proposed polycentric structure. The study utilises the polycentric indicators and general structure, along with organisational modes, and electricity market...
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Liu, Yun (author)
Nowadays, fears over rising sea levels due to global warming have prompted many countries with lands below sea level to find solutions to ensure the safety of nation and citizen. Furthermore, the development and utilization of marine resources have always been a topic of interest. Due to these necessities, the concept of flexible floating...
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Melching, Willem (author)
Super Resolution Microscopy is a technique to image objects with resolution higher than the diffraction limit, the fundamental limit to the resolution of a microscope. One of the techniques used for Super Resolution Microscopy is Single Molecule Localization Microscopy (SMLM). For this method, a sample is labeled using fluorophores (fluorescent...
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den Uyl, Ruben (author)
Problem statement: Stress in the work environment is a growing problem, pushed forward by changing societal standards associated with meritocracy and the omnipresence of technology and communication devices. Individuals and organizations are simultaneously becoming more aware and active in this domain of healthy workplaces. To make an actual...
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Claußner, Ralf (author)
Environmental impacts related to the global food system are increasingly addressed by academia, institutions, policy-makers and businesses. Fundamentally, decisions about food consumption rest with the customer, and although they are the largest stakeholder group in the food system, they are not adequately equipped to consider the environmental...
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Luijt, Tim (author)
There is a clear mismatch between the national ambition to reach a natural gas-free housing stock and the current ability of owner-occupiers to meet this ambition. This research aims to help resolve this mismatch between the national ambition and the opportunities for households to act in the gas-free transition. To do so, missing information is...
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van den Berg, Stijn (author)
For decades urbanization in South Africa has resuled in a continuous move of farmers towards cities (UN-habitat ,2005) in the hope of finding a better future. The low level of education, lack of money and aftermath of the in 1994 abolished Apartheid has result in low job opportunities specially for black people. Without money, land and social...
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de Geus, Tom (author)
In this report the potential effect of framing on the decision-making process in participatory value evaluation is researched. Participatory Value Evaluation, PVE, is a method of evaluating citizens preference targeted towards public projects and their budget. For instance, PVE can measure the preference of citizens when allocating alternative...
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Boehmer, Daniël (author)
Wind energy plays a major role in the ongoing energy transition. To accelerate the adoption of wind energy and thereby the energy transition, the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) has to be minimized. Apart from increasing turbine performance, reducing turbine down-time can contribute to lowering the LCOE.Down-time is defined as time during which...
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Nonhebel, Jochem (author)
Natural gas accounts for just under a quarter of global energy demand. The gas is mainly delivered through pipelines, but is increasingly shipped overseas by liquefying it to LNG at -162 degrees Celcius. Fluids, containing free surfaces inside ships are likely to start sloshing, as ships move on waves. These fluids induce impact loading on the...
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Ntasios, Angelos (author)
The last years, there has been a increasing trend in embedded system and FPGA im-plementations for greater flexibility and also, a rising adaptation of heterogeneous plat-forms. These platforms often include FPGAs and embedded cores side by side.ρ-VEXcore, developed and maintained by the Computer Engineering group of TU Delft, is aVLIW processor...
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Moerman, Jeroen (author)
How does a brick arch become part of a structuralist building? In this project I unravel the material layers of Van Stigt's Leiden Faculty and add a new architectural language that reappreciates the craftmanship behind brickwork.
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De Wet, Pieter (author)
Offshore operations are increasingly executed by vessels operating on dynamic positioning (DP) due to advantages it has for short operations, such as maintenance and crew transfer but also for track keeping operations and projects in deeper water. Currently, DP capability plots are used to indicate whether an operation can be performed, but this...
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Staal, Timon (author)
On 15th of October 2018 the kick-off of the project took place. The assignment was to design a science based methodology for the creation of SRFACE wetsuits. The current design process is still almost entirely based on trial and error. A product designer draws seam lines on a 2D body outline, based on his knowledge about fit, insulation and...
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de Vries, Lydia (author)
This project elaborates on the Future of Structuralism by transforming the Centraal Beheer Office Building of Herman Hertzberger into the machine museum. A combination of museum and factory should make the recycle process of plastic visible for visitors but at the same time reinforce aspects of the existing building.
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Kroezen, Dave (author)
Online Reinforcement Learning is a possible solution for adaptive nonlinear flight control. In this research an Adaptive Critic Design (ACD) based on Dual Heuristic Dynamic Programming (DHP) is developed and implemented on a simulated Cessna Citation 550 aircraft. Using an online identified system model approximation, the method is independent...
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van der Bles, Roel (author)
The subject of this master thesis is the development of a design tool to help Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam B.V. arrange the machinery spaces (engine room, switchboard rooms, separator rooms) aboard their vessels early in their design process. It applies the field of automatic design generation to a step in Vuyk’s design process to save time and...
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