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Wang, X. (author)
The swift growth of air traffic volume stresses the importance of flight safety enhancement. Statistical data shows that fly-by-wire technology with automatic flight control systems can effectively reduce the fatal accident rate of loss of control in-flight. Although the dynamics of an aircraft are nonlinear and time-varying, it is common...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wang, Y. (author)
Molecular self-assembly has been realized as a powerful approach to control the organization of materials from molecular to macroscopic length scale. While for a long time molecular self-assembly has focused on the investigation of systems involving a single component and under thermodynamic equilibrium. In recent years the interests are...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wang, Haoyu (author)
Transition zones in railway tracks are locations with considerable changes in the vertical stiffness of the track support, which can be found near bridges, culverts and tunnels. In such locations, the stiffness variation and the differential settlement of tracks (uneven settlement of the track on the embankment and of the engineering structure)...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wang, M. (author)
Improving efficiencies of thermal energy conversion systems is an important way to slow down global warming and mitigate climate change. Vapor absorption heat pump and refrigeration cycles are highly efficient ways of heating and cooling. These thermally activated systems also provide opportunities for the integration with a wide spectrum of low...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wang, F. (author)
This thesis provides a thorough analysis of the linearity characteristics of a CMOS image sensor. Firstly, this thesis analyzes the factors that cause the nonlinearity of the image sensors. These factors are then verified by simulation results of a proposed behavioral model and the measurements in a prototype chip. Secondly, different techniques...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wang, F. (author)
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is a technology that relies on soil passage - after pond infiltration - for water treatment. MAR is a proven technology for the removal of pathogenic micro-organisms, turbidity and a selection of specific organic micro-pollutions (OMPs). Nevertheless, removal of the wide variety of OMPs found in surface waters...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wang, J. (author)
The expansion of microwave imaging applications in various fields proposes increasingly higher requirements (including spatial resolution, dynamic range, and signal-to-noise ratio) for microwave imaging systems. To achieve high-quality imaging, microwave imaging systems generally exploit spatial-, frequency- and polarization-diversities to probe...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wang, C. (author)
The Ning-Meng reach of the Yellow River basin is located in the Inner Mongolia region at the Northern part of the Yellow River. Due to the special geographical conditions, the river flow direction is towards the North causing the Ning-Meng reach to freeze up every year in wintertime. Both during the freeze-up and break-up period, unfavourable...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, P. (author)
Even though rail is more energy efficient than most other transport modes, the enhancement of energy efficiency is an important issue for railways to reduce their contributions to climate change further as well as to save costs and enlarge competition advantages involved. This thesis is motivated by the challenges in improving energy efficiency...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, Y. (author)
Nitrogenoxides (NOx, including NO and NOx) are a group of hazardous, toxic and harmfulgasses, which have an adverse effect on both environment and human health,e.g., acid rain, photochemical smog, and affecting the human respiratorysystem. The NOx concentration in most of the EUcities exceeds the EU annual limit value (40 μg/m3). Around40% of...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, W. (author)
Throughout the history of power electronics, main driving force of developments is attribute to innovations in power semiconductor technology. With continuous technical improvements in the past 30 years, Si devices, being the most widely used power semiconductor technology, are approaching physical limits e.g. breakdown field, thermal...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, W. (author)
Computer-based support for disease self-management has been proposed for chronic patients to stimulate early awareness of disease changes, facilitate patients’ autonomy, and reduce demands on health care resources. Renal transplant patients need lifelong care and can be viewed as chronically ill: they visit hospital regularly to monitor their...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, J. (author)
The rise of intelligent transportation, autonomous driving and 3D virtual cities demands highly accurate and regularly updated 2D and 3D maps. However, traditional surveying andmapping techniques are inadequate as they are labor intensive and cost inefficient. Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) systems, which combine Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, Q. (author)
Inspired by insect flights, flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs) keep attracting attention from the scientific community. One of the design objectives is to reproduce the high power efficiency of insect flight. However, there is no clear answer yet to the question of how to design flapping wings and their kinematics for power-efficient...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, C. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, X. (author)
The rapid increase of wind power in the power grid results in high grid connection requirements for wind turbines. Moreover, the reliability of wind turbines becomes more and more important, especially in offshore applications. One potential solution for these demands is the wind turbine drive-train based on the brushless doubly-fed induction...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, W. (author)
Fibre metal laminates (FMLs)were developed and refined for their superior crack growth resistance and critical damage size that complimented the damage tolerance design philosophy utilized in the aerospace sector. Robust damage tolerance tools have been developed for FMLs. However, they tend to focus on the evolution of an isolated crack. There...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, B. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, X. (author)
Failures of networks, such as power outages in power systems, congestions in
transportation networks, paralyse our daily life and introduce a tremendous cascading effect on our society. Networks should be constructed and operated in a robust way against random failures or deliberate attacks.
We study how to add a single link into an...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Wang, Z.P. (author)
The recently developed isogeometric analysis (IGA) was aimed, from the start, at integrating computer aided design (CAD) and analysis. This synthesis of geometry and analysis has naturally led to renewed interest in developing structural shape optimization. The advantages of using isogeometric analysis in shape optimization are embodied in its...
doctoral thesis 2016
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