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Gernat, D.C. (author)
The growing group of health-conscious consumers drives the development and sales in the market of low- or non-alcoholic beverages. In particular, sales in alcohol-free beer (AFB) has drastically gained in recent years, giving the incentive to further advance alcohol-free products. This thesis comprises the development of a new technology to...
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Frederik, J.A. (author)
The dissertation discusses different wind turbine control strategies that use pitch actuation to decrease the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of wind farms. This is achieved by either mitigating the loads experienced by individual turbines, or by enhancing wake mixing in turbines located within a wind farm. The latter strategy exploits the fact...
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Zhu, Q. (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author), Panichella, A. (author)
Mutation testing is well-known for its efficacy in assessing test quality, and starting to be applied in the industry. However, what should a developer do when confronted with a low mutation score? Should the test suite be plainly reinforced to increase the mutation score, or should the production code be improved as well, to make the...
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Abdul Madhar, S. (author), Mor, A. R. (author), Mraz, Petr (author), Ross, Robert (author)
This paper presents the investigation on surface discharge behavior of various dielectric samples under DC. It sequentially develops the knowledge base for the study and analysis of the partial discharge (PD) defect with the goal of PD defect identification under DC. In order to facilitate this, the material properties of the dielectric are...
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Ma, W. (author)
Chinese cities have experienced unprecedented economic growth and urban population expansion in the last four decades. However, a variety of social and environmental problems is associated with urbanization. Cities try to grapple with these challenges but simultaneously find themselves locked in an intense competition with other cities. City...
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Ayala Valenzuela, M.A. (author)
This thesis is concerned with fluctuations of interacting particle systems that<br/>enjoy the property of duality. The main contributions of this work are divided<br/>in two main parts. In the first part we study some of the advantages of looking<br/>at the density fluctuation field through the lenses of orthogonal self-dualities. In<br/>the...
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Kusnandar, K. (author)
Participation of actors is essential for achievement of the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With respect to sustainable agriculture the UN has introduced a collaborative framework for food systems transformation encompassing: 1) food system champions identification; 2) food systems assessment; 3) multi-stakeholder...
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Li, X. (author)
A flexible riser is a multi-layered pipe device which enables deep-water production by connecting seabed facilities to floating vessels. To withstand huge hydro-static pressure, it is required to have strong collapse capacities. At present, the collapse capacity of a flexible riser is designed based on a "wet collapse'' concept, in which the...
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Huijgens, L.J.G. (author)
A flexible riser is a multi-layered pipe device which enables deep-water production by connecting seabed facilities to floating vessels. To withstand huge hydro-static pressure, it is required to have strong collapse capacities. At present, the collapse capacity of a flexible riser is designed based on a “wet collapse” concept, in which the...
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Gavriilidou, A. (author)
As the title suggests, cyclists are the main topic of this dissertation<br/>and more specifically, their behaviour while they are ‘in motion’. The<br/>term ‘in motion’ is used in the title to represent microscopic operational<br/>cycling behaviour, which is the behaviour of cyclists, treated as individuals<br/>(microscopic level), while they are...
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Shekhar, A. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Wu, Y. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
DC links with back to back voltage source converters are usually built alongside the existing medium voltage ac distribution grids for infrastructure reinforcement. The distribution network operators need to run multiple of such parallel ac and dc links between two substations at optimal efficiency. This article shows that the active power...
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Schneider, F. (author)
Knowledge about the way how the bicycle is used for activity participation is still scarce. This thesis provides empirical insights into typical activity-travel behaviour of cyclists. A special focus is put on the spatial dimension of activity-travelling by bicycle and its determinants. The findings can be used to design more bicycle-friendly...
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Nguyen-Minh, T. (author)
Texture and anisotropy are persistent characteristics of polycrystal. Because of the ordered and periodic arrangement of atoms in crystal lattices, responses of each oriented crystals in a polycrystal to the same external forces are not similar. Crystal grains which are better accommodated to boundary conditions because of their energetically...
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Fonseca, Xavier (author)
This thesis broadens current understanding of how location-based games can promote meaningful social interaction in citizens' own neighbourhoods. It investigates social cohesion and the role of social interaction to its promotion, delves into which requirements users have for playing in their neighbourhood and with its citizens, and takes a...
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Zhuo, M. (author)
Conventional battery models (e.g., Pseudo-2D model) were developed especially for particle-based battery electrodes and have limitations in addressing the newly-emerging fiber-based ones. This thesis proposes numerical tools for efficient property evaluation of fiber-based electrodes and for multiscale simulation of battery electrochemical...
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Swamy, A. (author)
The intraoperative guidance and placement of spinal screws is a complex procedure. High technical expertise is required fromthe surgeons in order to achieve adequate fixation and ensure patient safety by preventing vascular and neurological injuries. The conventional screw placement techniques face several challenges. Surgeons heavily rely on...
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Xiao, C. (author)
In the community of petroleum engineering, the use of surrogate modelling techniques have recently gained more and more popularity to improve the efficiency of history matching. However, it is still not possible to fully utilize their potential in realistic applications. One of the challenges is to retain high accuracy while increasing the...
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Duro, G. (author)
Banks constitute important areas for the river ecology since they provide a multitude of favourable conditions for flora and fauna. The hydromorphological diversity typical of these transitional zones between water and land, and the associated processes of erosion and accretion, make riverbanks vital for many aquatic and riparian plants and...
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Robbins, S.A. (author)
Machine Learning (ML) is reaching the peak of a hype cycle. If you can think of a personal or grand societal challenge – then ML is being proposed to solve it. For example, ML is purported to be able to assist in the current global pandemic by predicting COVID-19 outbreaks and identifying carriers (see, e.g., Ardabili et al. 2020). ML can make...
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Baldassarre, B.R. (author)
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