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Santanoceto, M. (author), Tiberga, M. (author), Perko, Z. (author), Dulla, Sandra (author), Lathouwers, D. (author)
In this work, we present the results of a preliminary uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis study of the Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR) behavior at steady-state performed by applying a non-intrusive Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE) approach. An in-house high-fidelity multi-physics simulation tool is used as reactor reference...
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Zhao, Xiujie (author), Chen, P. (author), Gaudoin, Olivier (author), Doyen, Laurent (author)
This study proposes a framework to analyze accelerated degradation testing (ADT) data in the presence of inspection effects. Motivated by a real dataset from the electric industry, we study two types of effects induced by inspections. After each inspection, the system degradation level instantaneously reduces by a random value. Meanwhile, the...
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Chen, Y. (author)
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a well-established nuclear imaging modality for studying functional and pathological properties of the brain. Conventional general purpose SPECT systems typically offer a spatial resolution of about 10 mm with a sensitivity of 0.01-0.02%. A few dedicated brain SPECT scanners have been...
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Pudane, B. (author)
Automated vehicles (AVs) have been a dream for a long time. From science fiction in the 1930s to countless prototypes, extensive road testing, and first use cases at present, the technology has clearly come a long way. So too has the vision of practitioners and academics matured to recognise the various potential benefits (e.g., accessibility,...
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van Gent, P. (author)
Reducing congestion through persuasive in-car advice.
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Bobbert, F.S.L. (author)
Without our musculoskeletal system, which consists of bones, joints, and muscles, we would not be able to live. Our bones are responsible for the protection of our organs, the support of our body, and they enable our mobility. Therefore, it is important to keep them healthy. This is done by cells who repair small cracks and fractures caused by...
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Guo, Y. (author)
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Dào, H.T. (author)
In the past decade the role of wooden fences, containing brushwood and branches, in efforts to restoring mangroves has been recognized since a vast reduction of mangroves occurred along the Mekong deltaic coast. This study aims to better understand the hydrodynamic performance related to the possible mechanism of wave reduction and the influence...
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Fan, B. (author)
This thesis describes the experimental development of new dynamic hydrogels based on reversible thiol conjugate additions. Redox-controlled hydrogels and self-healing injectable hydrogels have been achieved by introducing reversible thiol conjugate additions to crosslink polymers, leading to hydrogel formation. The overall objective in this...
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Sehgal, R.K. (author)
Residue amplification plays a key role in determining the energy efficiency, area and performance of high-speed pipelined ADCs. At its core, a residue amplifier simply consists of four transistors that transfer a differential input voltage to a capacitive load with the desired gain. However, in order to ensure gain accuracy over PVT, the core...
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de Valk, S.L. (author)
The overall objective of this thesis was to investigate ways to improve the extent and rate of waste activated sludge (WAS) hydrolysis by researching the WAS degrading activities and mechanisms of the aquatic worm Tubifex tubifex (T. tubifex) as a starting point. The WAS degrading aquatic worms were taken as a model “biochemical reactor” of...
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Deng, Q. (author), Santos, Bruno F. (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author)
Modern aircraft have thousands of parts, systems, and components that need to be recurrently inspected or replaced. To keep the fleet airworthy, maintenance planners have to schedule the maintenance checks for each aircraft and the associated tasks. In practice, these two complex problems are solved following the experience of planners,...
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Zhang, Z. (author), Duan, X. (author), Jia, Dechang (author), Zhou, Y. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)
MAX phases are a family of ternary carbide or nitride ceramics possessing a layered crystal structure and, due to their chemical bonds having a mixed covalent-ionic-metallic nature, have unique properties combining those of metals and ceramics. In this review, the formation mechanisms of MAX phases from elemental and compound powders are...
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Liu, J. (author)
The ability to model irregular data and the interactions between them have<br/>extended the traditional signal processing tools to the graph domain. Under<br/>these circumstances, the emergence of graph signal processing has offered a<br/>brand new framework for dealing with complex data. In particular, the graph<br/>Fourier transform (GFT) lets...
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Shao, Y. (author)
In this thesis we try to provide novel solutions to key problems related to imaging and imaging system. Imaging is usually referred to as the technique for reproducing the information of the object. In optics, we usually refer the object information to the light field in the object plane due to the interaction of the illumination field and the...
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Dawass, N. (author)
The Kirkwood–Buff (KB) theory is one of the most rigorous solution theories that<br/>connects molecular structure to macroscopic behaviour. The key quantity, the so–called KB Kirkwood–Buff Integrals (KBIs), are defined either in terms of fluctuations in the number of molecules or integrals over radial distribution functions over open subvolumes....
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Sewdien, V.N. (author)
The ongoing energy transition results on the one hand in a proliferation of power electronics interfaced devices and on the other hand in a decreasing availability of conventional synchronous generation. These developments pose important challenges for transmission system operators to operate a low inertia power system. As part of my research I...
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van Meerkerk, M. (author)
The prospect of stricter national and international emission standards for the shipping industry are a driving force in the search for alternative shipping fuels, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, new challenges arise with the widespread use of LNG. For example, there is a desire to use LNG cargo containment...
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Wang, Y. (author)
People are engaged in a variety of activities through space every day. The choice of type and location of activities is known as human spatial behavior. Urban decision makers need to understand how land use and transportation systems can shape human spatial behavior in order to design better systems. In the past, they have collected mobility...
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Nguyen, M.P. (author)
Molecular imaging aims for the visualisation, characterisation, and quantification of biological processes in humans and other living systems at the molecular and cellular level. For today’s patient care, molecular imaging allows for (early) detection and characterisation of disease, efficient planning and assessment of treatments, and...
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