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Aggarwal, Sakshi (author)
New railway bridges for high-speed trains are being built in a many countries around the world. In addition to the construction of new bridges, existing bridges are ageing. These two factors make the assessment of railway bridges essential. The bridges are designed considering certain predefined reliability criteria to account for the...
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Üstem, Deniz (author)
The Netherlands is often depicted as a battleground, with the Dutch in a constant struggle against the water that surrounds them. This project examines this tradition in the context of the Wadden Sea and the island of Schiermonnikoog, where this battle between the land and the sea is at its most extreme.

This project traces the myth of ...
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D'Aquino, Francesco (author)
The problem of premature births is widespread throughout the world affecting 41000 newborns daily; the issues that follow, often related to breathing, require the use of mechanical ventilation to compensate for the poor compliance of the respiratory muscles of newborns. However, side effects associated with artificial ventilation, including...
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Rusman, Patrick (author)
The growing call for public participation in the context of the energy transition has been accompanied by an upswing in the number of studies evaluating participatory practices. While this is essentially a positive, and even necessary, development in our understanding of what makes good public participation, the practical usability of the...
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Lupi, Francesco (author)
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a European mission for the detection of gravitational waves in space set to be launched in 2034. The mission will see the deployment of 3 spacecraft in heliocentric orbit keeping a triangular formation with side length of 2.5 million km. Laser beams are exchanged between the spacecraft by means of...
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Kuipers, Steven (author)
Bio-inspired underwater vehicles are highly researched as a means for low-invasive monitoring. As a result, the performance of these vehicles has improved greatly. Research has thus far been directed towards the performances of the swimming motion. In order for the development of these bio-inspired underwater vehicles to continue, the increased...
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Mateescu, Vlad (author)
Compressive failure mechanisms of fiber reinforced polymers represent a significant challenge when accurately modeling common industrial problems. This thesis aims to deliver a physically representative computational framework capable of simulating Open Hole Compression. A novel approach, the Floating Node Method is adopted for modeling...
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van Oene, Nick (author)
The Delft University of Technology is developing an MDO tool for the conceptual design of transport aircraft. However, the current program is not able to investigate the influence of the undercarriage design on the weight, drag and geometry of transport aircraft. This research proposes a new design method for the undercarriage, for which a new...
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Moralidou, Maria (author)
Cavitary bone defects are common in orthopedic surgery and may be present after curettage of benign tumors or as tumor-like lesions. Bone graft substitutes, especially from biocompatible materials, can be used as a solution for lling up those defects. However, these cavitary bone defects differ in size and
location. It would, therefore, be...
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Zwijnenburg, Joris (author)
The production of renewable energy is steadily going up, and as a result of the (almost) zero-marginal cost renewables, the marginal cost based electricity prices go down. While the need for backup generation increases due to the fluctuating availability of renewable energy, the generation units that supply electricity during demand peaks see...
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Prasanth, Hari (author)
In a recent first-in-human clinical study, a therapy based on targeted epidural electrical stimulation together with body weight support has been validated to restore voluntary locomotion in chronically paralyzed subjects with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). However, the system is currently open-loop controlled, meaning that the stimulation pattern...
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Martinez Gallar, Blanca (author)
The aim of this investigation is to provide an experimental volumetric visualization of the near wake topology of the vortex structures generated by a flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) by means of large-scale Robotic PIV. This novel technique implements coaxial illumination and imaging in combination with the use of Helium Filled Soap...
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van den Bosch, Pascal (author)
In this master thesis the proof of Lotz that Weak Lp spaces have the Grothendieck property is studied. The proof is slightly modified to be more explicit and easier to comprehend by introducing lemma’s to better separate different parts of the proof that more clearly reveal its structure. Furthermore, the more general Marcinkiewicz spaces are...
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van Laar, Patrick (author)
New measures have to be taken to combat fatalities caused by traffic accidents. Intelligent vehicles have the potential to increase safety, but depend heavily on their automated perception ability.
Acoustic perception, an unused sensing modality in this field, has potential for the detection of nearby vehicles, an ability both human drivers...
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Veldhuizen, Sarah (author)
This report looks into the subject of sustainable teenage behavior. With the current strikes for the environment, it’s interesting to see how the younger generation wants a sustainable world, but does not act out this way. The research conducted from this problem focused on the textile industry and the shopping behavior of teenage girls, in...
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Jaspers Focks, Thijmen (author)
Engineering firm Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft has designed many cantilevering elements in Compact Reinforced Composite over the past years. This material, often abbreviated as CRC, is an UHPFRC developed by Hi-Con Denmark and the material distinguishes itself from other concretes as it incorporates large volumes of steel fibres and reinforcement...
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De Meester, Hadewich (author)
Research to analyse and/or develop novel materials and techniques is necessary to address competition and safeguard craftmanship in shipbuilding. In this master thesis, two new approaches to reduce the production and maintenance costs are studied: {metal foam core, metal face sheet} sandwich materials and corner adstir fillet stationary shoulder...
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Gudmundsson, Kjartan (author)
Tensegrity is a structural form that is defined as a set of rigid elements suspended in a net of continuous tension. This structure shows potential for compliance, impact tolerance and mechanical robustness. However, its non-linear coupled dynamics and often complex geometry require advanced control strategies. An actuator reference planning...
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Fernandez Mora, Alvaro (author)
The development of solar-sail technology in combination with the rising interest in a mission to the Sun-Earth L5 region for heliophysics and the search for Trojan asteroids, raises the question of using solar sailing as the primary propulsion method to enable such a mission. This study therefore investigates different invariant objects and...
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Shetty, Kunal (author)
This study was initiated with a view to understand factors that either aids or presents a barrier towards the adoption of a radically new public transport mode, Hyperloop. The initial promises of Hyperloop include a faster, cheaper, sustainable and efficient mode of transport compared to the existing public transport mode alternatives. However,...
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