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Mirra, M. (author)
Existing masonry buildings are very frequently part of the architectural context for several countries all over the world. These constructions often feature masonry walls as vertical structural elements, and timber floors and roofs as horizontal components. The often poor characteristics of masonry, along with the in-plane flexibility of the...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Kolken, H.M.A. (author)
Since the beginning of time, humans have been trying to replace the skeletal system in cases of trauma or disease. Medical devices were designed, manufactured, and implanted, to restore the function of the skeletal system. Fast forward to today and joint replacements are among the most common surgeries carried out in the world. Despite their...
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van Bijsterveldt, Celine E.J. (author), Debrot, Adolphe O. (author), Bouma, Tjeerd J. (author), Maulana, Moch B. (author), Pribadi, Rudhi (author), Schop, Jessica (author), Tonneijck, Femke H. (author), van Wesenbeeck, B (author)
Global change processes such as sea level rise and the increasing frequency of severe storms threaten many coastlines around the world and trigger the need for interventions to make these often densely-populated areas safer. Mangroves could be implemented in Nature-Based Flood Defense, provided that we know how to conserve and restore these...
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Visser, M.J. (author)
Combinism is not the same as Communism. Although the Combinist is interested in collective systems, theories and dogmas, he never loses sight for the individual perceptions and minds of people. The only slogan of the Combinist is ‘Form Follows Dialogue’. The Combinist is both a traditionalist and a modernist; sometimes even a dreamer, a futurist...
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Willemsen, P. W.J.M. (author), Smits, B. P. (author), Borsje, B. W. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Dijkstra, J. T. (author), Bouma, T. J. (author), Hulscher, S. J.M.H. (author)
Salt marshes can contribute to coastal protection, but the magnitude of the protection depends on the width of the marsh. The cross-shore width of the marsh is to a large extent determined by the delicate balance between seaward expansion and landward retreat. The influence of the magnitude of daily occurring mild weather conditions and...
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Rizzetto, F. (author), Hooimeijer, F.L. (author)
Cities are like “heterotrophic organisms” because they are dependent on inflows of air, water, food, matter, and energy. Unlike nature, they pollute their own habitat through the production of waste outflows and emissions, extending beyond their own footprint. Data on the ecological footprint of cities have quantified, emblematically, the...
book chapter 2022
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Wu, H. (author), Wang, Y. (author), Xu, Y. (author), Sivakumar, Pranava K. (author), Pasco, Chris (author), Filippozzi, U. (author), Parkin, Stuart S.P. (author), Zeng, Y. (author), McQueen, Tyrel (author), Ali, M.N. (author)
The superconducting analogue to the semiconducting diode, the Josephson diode, has long been sought with multiple avenues to realization being proposed by theorists<sup>1–3</sup>. Showing magnetic-field-free, single-directional superconductivity with Josephson coupling, it would serve as the building block for next-generation superconducting...
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Shen, Y. (author)
This thesis focuses on digital-intensive up-converters for sub-6GHz wireless communication. Nowadays, wireless cellular communication is entering its 5th generation (5G), driven by the demand for faster mobile access and higher data throughput. 5G utilizes larger modulation bandwidths, higher-order modulations, and (many) more transmitters and...
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Stouten, G.R. (author)
Quickly, the show is about the start. Date: 3.5 thousand million years ago, location: planet Earth, event: life. Naturally, life is starting small, even microscopically tiny. Life in the form of microorganisms endures eons of time in which the world changes. They survived, failed, adapted, thrived, and they actually changed the world. They have...
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Jafari, S. (author)
Understanding the behaviour of unreinforced masonry (URM) structures requires in-depth insight into the mechanical properties of its constituents and their interaction under compression, tension, and shear loading. As a result, a complete picture of masonry characteristics, accounting for its full nonlinear response and its statistical...
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Chatzikonstantinou, I. (author)
Identification of design solutions for a built environment that caters to the human needs at all levels, and more specifically, to the needs of the clients and the society, is the main task addressed by architectural design. Architectural design is a prime example of a design task that is characterized by a high degree of complexity....
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Borsoi, F. (author)
After a century from the quantum description of nature, the scientific community has laid the basis for using nature's properties to our advantage. The quantum technology vision stems from the idea of capitalizing these principles in various sectors, such as computation and communication. However, in contrast to classical processors, encoding...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Taljaard, S. (author), Slinger, J (author), Weerts, S. P. (author), Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author)
Rapid urbanization of the coast, growing global trade, stakeholder emancipation and ongoing depletion of natural resources mean that ports can no longer operate and develop without acknowledging and incorporating societal and environmental considerations. Drawing primarily on first-hand experiences in South African ports, supplemented with...
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Gijón Mancheño, A. (author), Jansen, W. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), van Rooijen, A. A. (author), Suzuki, T. (author), Etminan, V. (author), Winterwerp, J.C. (author)
Mangrove vegetation constitutes a natural coastal defence against waves and erosion. Despite their protective role, mangrove ecosystems have experienced continuous degradation over the last decades due to human causes. At retreating mangrove coastlines, bamboo structures are built to create new habitat for mangrove colonization. Existing...
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Brand, A.D. (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
Many people associate Building with Nature with its flagship project, the Sand Motor. This mega-nourishment redefined the role of natural processes in civil engineering projects, demonstrating that instead of ‘do no harm’ as the highest possible supporting goal of coastal infrastructure, the design could incorporate natural processes to attain...
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Qi, Y. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
To be successful, energy renovation construction programs in northern China require both proper understanding of the causes of quality failures and effective strategies for renovating existing residential buildings for energy savings. However, surprisingly, although in recent years more attention has been focused on studying quality failures...
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Guo, Y. (author), Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Ballast rheology is a phenomenon that describes movements of ballast particles due to the discrete nature, which eventually leads to the ballast bed fluid deformation after a long-time service. In most cases, ballast rheology is the main reason of track irregularity that leads to some track defects, e.g., hanging sleeper and mud spots....
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Nourian, Pirouz (author), Bai, N. (author)
Focusing on the quality of reuse of buildings with respect to the efficiency of human movement patterns and the effectiveness of allocation of functional spaces with respect to their needs for social encounter and avoidance reveals the configurative nature and the human impact of architectural design. By comparing such functionality assessments...
book chapter 2021
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Slinger, J (author)
This book is based upon the edX MOOCs Engineering: Building with Nature and Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature. The Engineering: Building with Nature MOOC explores the use of natural materials and ecological processes in achieving effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructure designs, distilling Engineering and Ecological Design...
book 2021
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Maduro, L.A. (author), Noordam, M.L. (author), Bolhuis, M. (author), Kuipers, L. (author), Conesa Boj, S.C. (author)
The fabrication of 2D materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), in geometries beyond the standard platelet-like configuration exhibits significant challenges which severely limit the range of available morphologies. These challenges arise due to the anisotropic character of their bonding van der Waals out-of-plane while...
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