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Liu, Y. (author), Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), Ferrari, Riccardo M.G. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
The Immersion and Invariance (I&I) wind speed estimator is a powerful and widely-used technique to estimate the rotor effective wind speed on horizontal axis wind turbines. Anyway, its global convergence proof is rather cumbersome, which hinders the extension of the method and proof to time-delayed and/or uncertain systems. In this...
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Akhtar, Syed Adnan (author), Sharifi K., Arman (author), Mohajerin Esfahani, P. (author)
We present a learning method to learn the mapping from an input space to an action space, which is particularly suitable when the action is an optimal decision with respect to a certain unknown cost function. We use an inverse optimization approach to retrieve the cost function by introducing a new loss function and a new hypothesis class of...
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Liu, Di (author), Besselink, Bart (author), Baldi, S. (author), Yu, Wenwu (author), Trentelman, Harry L. (author)
Despite the progress in the field of longitudinal formations of automated vehicles, only recently an interpretation of longitudinal platooning has been given in the framework of disturbance decoupling, i.e. the problem of making a controlled output independent of a disturbance. The appealing feature of this interpretation is that the...
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Bijster, R.J.F. (author)
In this thesis a proof-of-principle demonstration is developed that uses the heat flux between a probe and a sample as a proxy for their separation. The proposed architecture uses a probe that consists of a bilayer cantilever with an attached sphere at its free end. The deflection of the cantilever that is caused by the heat input is measured...
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Kramer, O.J.I. (author)
In drinking water treatment plants, multiphase flows are a frequent phenomenon. Examples of such flows are pellet-softening and filter backwashing where liquid-solid fluidisation is applied. A better grasp of these fluidisation processes is needed to be able to determine optimal hydraulic states. In this research, models were developed, and...
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Santanoceto, M. (author), Tiberga, M. (author), Perko, Z. (author), Dulla, Sandra (author), Lathouwers, D. (author)
In this work, we present the results of a preliminary uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis study of the Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR) behavior at steady-state performed by applying a non-intrusive Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE) approach. An in-house high-fidelity multi-physics simulation tool is used as reactor reference...
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Luteijn-Nava Guerrero, G.D.C. (author), Hansen, Helle Hvid (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author)
The Netherlands aims at reducing natural gas consumption for heating in the housing sector. Although homeowners are responsible for replacing their heating systems and improving dwelling insulation, they are not always able to make individual decisions. Some projects require group decisions within and between buildings. We use an agent-based...
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Schmitz, P.J.H. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Swuste, P.H.J.J. (author)
OCI Nitrogen, one of Europe's largest fertilizer producers, is investigating the extent to which it is possible to take targeted measures at an early stage and stop the development of major hazard accident processes. An innovative model has been developed and recently explained and elaborated in a number of publications. This current paper...
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Zhao, Xiujie (author), Chen, P. (author), Gaudoin, Olivier (author), Doyen, Laurent (author)
This study proposes a framework to analyze accelerated degradation testing (ADT) data in the presence of inspection effects. Motivated by a real dataset from the electric industry, we study two types of effects induced by inspections. After each inspection, the system degradation level instantaneously reduces by a random value. Meanwhile, the...
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Nguyen, T.T. (author)
Traffic congestion occurs daily, which can have negative effects on not only the quality of mobility, but also other important aspects of life like economic growth, health and environment. Both understanding and efficiently managing traffic are therefore crucially important tasks. Vast amounts of data are collected daily to gain insights into...
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Hei, K. (author)
Length is one of the fundamental physical quantities and its precise measurement is very important for science and technology. Laser-based distance metrology technique is a powerful tool, which is widely applied in geodetic monitoring, environmental monitoring and precision measurement engineering including in space applications. Since the...
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Chen, Y. (author)
Extrusion-based 3D concrete printing (3DCP), as one of the emerging techniques, has received considerable attention from both academia and industry, due to its numerous benefits for concrete construction, through enhancing the freedom of architectural design, eliminating formwork, optimizing material use, and decreasing wastes, labors and costs....
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Leverone, F.K. (author)
Exploring and utilising space to benefit humankind is undeniably a costly venture where the higher the mass of the satellite, the higher the cost to launch. However, the rewards of space-related achievements are indisputable. These achievements range from increasing our understanding of the universe using satellites, such as the Hubble Space...
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Rubio Carpio, A. (author)
Permeable trailing edges are experimentally investigated in this thesis as a mean tomitigate aeroacoustic noise. The first part of the study is devoted to deciphering themechanisms of noise generation involved in these devices. To this aim, trailing-edge inserts are manufactured employing commercially-produced open-cell metallic foams with...
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Gonen, B. (author)
Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are an indispensable part of the digital age we are living in, as they form the interface between physical reality and virtual reality. Higher ADC energy efficiency is the dominant focus of ADC design research due to the high impact of ADC energy consumption to total energy consumption of the systems they are...
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Chen, Y. (author)
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a well-established nuclear imaging modality for studying functional and pathological properties of the brain. Conventional general purpose SPECT systems typically offer a spatial resolution of about 10 mm with a sensitivity of 0.01-0.02%. A few dedicated brain SPECT scanners have been...
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Feltes, J. (author)
The terrorist use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons is a worst-case scenario for most security agencies. Yet traditionally, the risk of CBRN-terrorism is characterized as a so-called “high impact – low probability” threat. Academics and analysts consider it challenging for terrorists to acquire these weapons and,...
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Wei, P. (author)
Excess sludge handling is as important as treating the wastewater in determining the operational performance and costs in modern municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In practice, excess sludge handling is widely implemented using anaerobic digestion (AD), in which the organic matter inside the sludge is not only stabilised and partly...
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Pudane, B. (author)
Automated vehicles (AVs) have been a dream for a long time. From science fiction in the 1930s to countless prototypes, extensive road testing, and first use cases at present, the technology has clearly come a long way. So too has the vision of practitioners and academics matured to recognise the various potential benefits (e.g., accessibility,...
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Sui, C. (author)
The shipping industry, which remains the backbone of international merchandise trade, is striving to reduce its operational cost and more importantly its environment impact. New ships need meet the EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) requirements of IMO (International Maritime Organization). However, the current EEDI is not able to accurately...
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