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Diaz Cortes, G.B. (author), Vuik, C. (author), Jansen, J.D. (author)
We study fast and robust iterative solvers for large systems of linear equations resulting from simulation of flow trough strongly heterogeneous porous media. We propose the use of preconditioning and deflation techniques, based on information obtained frfrom the system, to reduce the time spent in the solution of the linear system.An important...
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Zhao, Z. (author)
Correspondence theory originally arises as the study of the relation between modal formulas and first-order formulas interpreted over Kripke frames. We say that a modal formula and a first-order formula correspond to each other if they are valid on the same class of Kripke frames. Canonicity theory is closely related to correspondence theory. We...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Piazzai, M. (author)
This dissertation addresses the question of how the information encoded by category labels is interpreted by agents in a market for the purpose of decision-making. To this end, we first examine the influence of categorization on economic and strategic outcomes with two empirical studies, and then use the insights provided by these studies to...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Renzsch, H.F. (author)
While historically sailmaking and saildesign were considered as arts, in the 20th century, mainly from the 1980s onwards, engineering sciences have started to play an important role. Two fields are of particular interest: structural and fluid mechanics. Initially, the sails were tested in the wind tunnel, aggregate flow forces measured and the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Morales Espana, G. (author), Lorca, Álvaro (author), de Weerdt, M.M. (author)

The increasing penetration of uncertain generation such as wind and solar in power systems imposes new challenges to the unit commitment (UC) problem, one of the most critical tasks in power systems operations. The two most common approaches to address these challenges — stochastic and robust optimization — have drawbacks that restrict their...

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de Jonge, C.J. (author), Kraaikamp, C. (author)

By means of singularisations and insertions in Nakada's α-expansions, which involves the removal of partial quotients 1 while introducing partial quotients with a minus sign, the natural extension of Nakada's continued fraction map Tα is given for (10-2)/3≤α<1. From our construction it follows that Ωα, the domain of the natural extension...

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Vanham, D. (author), Hoekstra, A (author), Wada, Y (author), Bouraoui, F. (author), de Roo, A. (author), Mekonnen, M. M. (author), van de Bund, W. J. (author), Batelaan, O. (author), Pavelic, P. (author), Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. (author), Kummu, M (author), Rockström, J. (author), Liu, J. (author), Bisselink, B. (author), Ronco, P. (author), Pistocchi, A. (author), Bidoglio, G. (author)

Target 6.4 of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deals with the reduction of water scarcity. To monitor progress towards this target, two indicators are used: Indicator 6.4.1 measuring water use efficiency and 6.4.2 measuring the level of water stress (WS). This paper aims to identify whether the currently proposed...

review 2018
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Salimi, Negin (author), Rezaei, J. (author)

Since research and development (R&D) is the most critical determinant of the productivity, growth and competitive advantage of firms, measuring R&D performance has become the core of attention of R&D managers, and an extensive body of literature has examined and identified different R&D measurements and determinants of R&D...

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Limberger, Jon (author), Boxem, Thijs (author), Pluymaekers, Maarten (author), Bruhn, D.F. (author), Manzella, Adele (author), Calcagno, Philippe (author), Beekman, Fred (author), Cloetingh, S.A.P.L. (author), van Wees, Jan Diederik (author)

In this paper we present results of a global resource assessment for geothermal energy within deep aquifers for direct heat utilization. Greenhouse heating, spatial heating, and spatial cooling are considered in this assessment. We derive subsurface temperatures from geophysical data and apply a volumetric heat-in-place method to improve...

review 2018
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Ho Huu, V. (author), Hartjes, S. (author), Visser, H.G. (author), Curran, R. (author)

The multi-objective evolutionary algorithm based on decomposition (MOEA/D) has been recognized as a promising method for solving multi-objective optimization problems (MOPs), receiving a lot of attention from researchers in recent years. However, its performance in handling MOPs with complicated Pareto fronts (PFs) is still limited,...

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de Athayde Costa e Silva, Marsil A. C. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. C. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)

CubeSats have been extensively used in the past decade as scientific tools, technology demonstrators and for education. Recently, PocketQubes have emerged as an interesting and even smaller alternative to CubeSats. However, both satellite types often lack some key capabilities, such as micropropulsion, in order to further extend the range of...

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van der Meer, J.M. (author)
If secondary hydrocarbon recovery methods, like water flooding, fail because of the occurrence of viscous fingering one can turn to an enhanced oil recovery method (EOR) like the injection of foam. The generation of foam in a porousmedium can be described by a set of partial differential equations with strongly non-linear functions, which impose...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Bojack, A. (author)
This thesis studies in-situ the phase transformations during heat treatment of two advanced steels: a supermartensitic stainless steels (SMSS), on which the main focus of this work is, and Fe-C-Mn-Si steels. A magnetic technique, based on the analysis of saturation magnetization, is utilized as the primary analysing tool. The scientific aim of...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Akkaya, T. (author)
Many mathematical models, which describe oscillations in elastic structures such as suspension bridges, conveyor belts and elevator cables, can be formulated as initial-boundary value problems for string (wave) equations, or for beam equations. In order to build more durable, elegant and lighter mechanical structures, the undesired vibrations...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Lovrak, M. (author)
Nature is full of life, which is driven by the numerous biochemical processes that occur in living organisms. Many motifs are universal regardless of species, such as enzymatic networks, self-assembly and reaction-diffusion. This work examines the development of novel soft functional materials via self-assembly and reaction-diffusion approaches....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Ding, J. (author)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are important air pollutants and play a crucial role in climate change. NOx emissions are important for chemical transport models to simulate and forecast air quality. Up-to-date emission information also helps policymakers to mitigate air pollution. In this thesis, we have focused on providing better NOx emission estimates...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Tielman, M.L. (author)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder with a high impact on quality of life, and despite the existence of treatment, barriers still stop many people from receiving the care they need. An e-mental health system for home use might remove some of these barriers, as it provides a privacy-sensitive and accessible way of following...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Hamat, B.B. (author)
Mind-sets play an important role in orienting the decisions and activities that an individual engages in when he or she is designing, and designing involves interaction with complex, open-ended and ambiguous situations. This means that the individual disposition of a person influences the way that he or she reacts, and in designing, the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Antolovic, I.M. (author)
The aim of this research is to explore the potential advantages of SPAD imagers used in microscopy. An ideal microscopy detector requires high sensitivity (high quantum efficiency QE or photon detection probability PDP), photon counting operation, low noise (dark current or dark count rate), timing resolution in the order of 100 ps, frame rate...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Chang, J.R. (author)
This pioneering research focuses on Biomimetic Interactive Architecture using “Computation”, “Embodiment”, and “Biology” to generate an intimate embodied convergence to propose a novel rule-based design framework for creating organic architectures composed of swarm-based intelligent components. Furthermore, the research boldly claims that...
doctoral thesis 2018
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