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van den Berg, Mario (author)
Design criteria for the stability of rock filters on river beds (i.e. rock bed protection) are extensively researched and successfully applied in practice. The most common stability criteria are the Izbash and Shields criteria. These methods define a critical flow (Izbash) or parameter (Shields). Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) wants to explore a more...
master thesis 2019
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van den Berg, Jelle Jacobus (author)
In this thesis the equilibrium cross-sectional areas of a tidal inlet are investigated. The most common used methods to study cross-sectional stability are the Escoffier method (Escoffier, 1940) and the Modified Escoffier method (Van de Kreeke, 2004). The Escoffier methods are mainly empirical and lack physical justification. Therefore, in this...
master thesis 2018
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Pargar, F. (author)
Determination of the chloride content in a reinforced concrete structure is important for evaluation of the risk of chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcement. The traditional techniques for chloride determination in concrete are laborious, time-consuming and cannot be used for continuous monitoring of the chloride content. The investigation on...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Schouten, Ewout (author)
In this thesis the differences between the monohull and semi-submersible are investigated. For a general heavy lift crane operation and its operational profile, the difference is performance and total cost are calculated. These are used to determine the turning point, the point where the semi-submersible is more favourable for a heavy lift crane...
master thesis 2018
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Hemmen, Patrick (author)
Hybrid laminar flow control (HLFC) reduces skin friction drag, by combining boundary layer suction with pressure gradient tailoring to delay boundary layer transition. This research addresses two key developments required to perform the aerodynamic design of suction-type HLFC components. First, an existing numerical transition prediction tool...
master thesis 2018
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Mountakis, Kiriakos Simon (author)
The research presented in this thesis is part of the Rolling Stock Life Cycle Logistics applied research and development program, conducted by NedTrain. As a company, NedTrain belongs to Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS; the principal railway company in the Netherlands) and provides maintenance services for the NS train-fleet. The aim of this program...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Trovarelli, Federico (author)
A key requirement for enabling Mars manned mission is the capability to land a payload within 100 m from its nominal target. State of the art technology, however, is still far from reaching this objective. A possible solution for improving the landing accuracy on Mars is the development of a guidance system that exploits thrusters installed on...
master thesis 2018
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van der Blij, N.H. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Spaan, M.T.J. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Changes in distribution grids pose significant challenges with respect to the control and management of these grids. Stability and decentralized control are vital to ensure the availability and accessibility of plug-and-play dc distribution grids that are (temporarily) without communication. Therefore, this paper presents guidelines for these...
journal article 2018
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Birdja, Yuvraj Y. (author), Vos, Rafaël E. (author), Wezendonk, T.A. (author), Jiang, Lin (author), Kapteijn, F. (author), Koper, M.T.M. (author)
2 journal article 2018
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Schwab, A.L. (author), Dialynas, G. (author), Happee, R. (author)
The bicycle, being unstable at low speed and marginally stable at high speed, is sensitive to lateral perturbations. One of the major lateral perturbations is crosswind, which can lead to accidents and fatalities. Here we investigate the effect of crosswind on the lateral dynamics and control of the bicycle in a wide range of forward speeds and...
conference paper 2018
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Li, Bin (author), Jiang, Peng (author), Zhai, Famin (author), Chen, Junhong (author), Bei, G. (author), Hou, Xinmei (author), Chou, Kuo Chih (author)
-SiC phase leads to the shrinkage of the SiC lattice due to the substitution of Si atoms (0.134 nm radius) by smaller B atoms (0.095 nm radius). The presence of B in the SiC...
journal article 2018
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Fónod, R. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
The problem of pure magnetic detumbling of a fast-tumbling picosatellite is considered. A new weighted B-dot control algorithm is proposed. The algorithm enables power reduction while not sacrificing detumbling performance. Analytical expressions relating the maximal expected rotational rate to the minimum sampling time required are presented....
conference paper 2018
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Salauddin, M (author), Broere, A. (author), van der Meer, J.W. (author), Verhagen, H.J. (author), Bijl, E (author)
Single layer concrete armor systems are being widely used nowadays in the design of rubble mound breakwaters. Recently, a new concrete armor unit has been developed and applied as single layer armor system in the repair works of one damaged breakwater at Al Fujeirah, UAE. It has a symmetrical shape, in contrast to most other units. Modern...
journal article 2017
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Mola Jimenez, Jorge (author)
This master thesis analyses different ways to perform assessment in frequency and transient (rotor-angle) stability when high penetration of renewables exists in the grid, based on researches done in the academic world and in industries. The goal of this research focuses on assess the distance to frequency and transient instability in power...
master thesis 2017
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Vos, Amber (author)
In this MSc thesis it is investigated how the first version of concrete armour unit Xbloc+, Xbloc+ v1, acquires its stability. The stability mechanisms are investigated by conducting two type of physical model tests. First, 23 dry pull-out tests are done to obtain insights into the aspects and mechanisms that influence the...
master thesis 2017
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Bloem, Hugo (author)
In the Westerwald area clay quarries are in production. In order to assess the stability of the slopes the geotechnical characterisation of these quarries needs to be improved. This report provides the justification for a working plan for a thorough but quick assessment of existing slopes in clay mines. Literature is consulted for the...
bachelor thesis 2017
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Rada Mora, Belen (author)
In recent years, the use of Xbloc units has increased exponentially. However, the placement of this unit is not always done as randomly as it should be and consequently, the stability of the armor is affected. In order to overcome this problem, Delta Marine Consultants is developing a new armor unit called Xbloc+ that has a regular placement. In...
master thesis 2017
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Jongeling, Alexander (author)
In the world of DC railway trains nowadays, asynchronous-traction machine with traction controllers, i.e. an inverter with variable output frequency, is implemented. This controller changes the incoming DC voltage into an AC voltage of a variable frequency and RMS amplitude. The disadvantages of switching inverters, compared to a pure sine wave...
master thesis 2017
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Arrieta Ortubay, Xabi (author)
Block mattresses are widely used bed protection elements under non-uniform flows. Previous studies show that the turbulence of the flow plays a key role on the instability of the mattress. However, in the available design equations, the turbulence intensity is included as a magnification factor roughly and qualitatively defined. Consequently,...
master thesis 2017
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Klop, Wouter (author)
A humanoid robot is being developed, intended to operate robustly in a typical day-to-day human environment. Its ability to react quickly to stochastic disturbances, especially its ability to avoid falling, termed stability in this context, is of prime importance. The choosing of a suitable actuator that affords such stability is seen as a...
master thesis 2017
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