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Soleymani Shishvan, M. (author), Benndorf, J. (author)
This paper examines a problem related to dispatching materials to spreaders in coal (lignite) mines operated under the paradigm of continuously excavated material flow. In the considered particular case, complexity arises from different material types of overburden to be placed on the dump site in pre-defined patterns that guarantee...
journal article 2019
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Liu, Faqi (author), Yang, Hua (author), Yan, R. (author), Wang, Wei (author)
The behaviour of square steel tube confined reinforced concrete columns after fire exposure was studied experimentally and numerically in this paper. Eighteen stub columns were first heated following the ISO 834 standard fire including both heating and cooling phases, and were subsequently loaded to failure after cooling to ambient temperature....
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Jing, Guoqing (author), Qie, Luchao (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Jia, J. (author)
During the development for railway, ballasted track is dominant structure and makes up more than 95% of the whole track modes. However, its shortage is considerable in high speed railway and heavy haul system. Regarding to the ballasted railway track's defects as particle breakage, settlement, and geometry irregularity which lead to enormous...
review 2019
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Sánchez-Arriaga, Gonzalo (author), Pastor-Rodríguez, Alejandro (author), Sanjurjo-Rivo, Manuel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
A parallelized flight simulator for the dynamic analysis of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems for ground- and fly-generation configurations is presented. The mechanical system comprises a kite or fixed-wing drone equipped with rotors and linked to the ground by a flexible tether. The time-dependent control vector of the simulator mimics real...
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Jaxa-Rozen, M. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Bloemendal, J.M. (author)
The modelling of social-ecological systems can provide useful insights into the interaction of social and environmental processes. However, quantitative social-ecological models should acknowledge the complexity and uncertainty of both underlying subsystems. For example, the agent-based models which are increasingly popular for groundwater...
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Henriques da Silva, M.D. (author)
Polyphenols are molecules with a wide range of bioactive properties. They are being applied as nutraceuticals or natural colorants. The growing interest in these molecules has led to the creation of projects such as the BacHBerry project (www. bachberry.eu), with the main goal of discovering novel polyphenols and tapping their commercial...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Caro Ortiz, S.A. (author), Hens, R. (author), Zuidema, Erik (author), Rigutto, Marcello (author), Dubbeldam, David (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author)
This article explores how well vapor-liquid equilibria of pure components and binary mixtures of xylenes can be predicted using different force fields in molecular simulations. The accuracy of the Wolf method and the Ewald summation is evaluated. Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs ensemble are performed at conditions comparable to...
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Qu, Y. (author)
Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) is awell-known phenomenon for civil and offshore structures. Currently, the prediction of this type of vibration in practice currently mainly relies on the force-decomposition method. However, the limitations of this method have restricted the applicability of the method, and alternative models are therefore needed...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Do, T.K.A. (author)
The main objective of this study is to unravel the physical processes that control typical coastal systems in Central Vietnam while challenged by the fact that it is a data limited environment. Inlets and bays are the typical coastal system along the central coast of Vietnam. These coastal systems are strongly influenced by tropical monsoon...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Pezzotti, N. (author)
Visual analysis of high dimensional data is a challenging process. Direct visualizations work well for a few dimensions but do not scale to the hundreds or thousands of dimensions that have become increasingly common in current data analytics problems. Visual analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Hoomans, S. (author)
The central research question in this study is: Which meaning is given to sustainability within a Dutch housing association and does making sense of the concept of sustainability lead to sustainable strategic choices? The chosen research strategy is a longitudinal case study in the Dutch housing association Welbions. Data was collected in three...
doctoral thesis 2019
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de Nijs, F. (author)
Intelligent autonomous agents, designed to automate and simplify many aspects of our society, will increasingly be required to also interact with other agents autonomously. Where agents interact, they are likely to encounter resource constraints. For example, agents managing household appliances to optimize electricity usage might need to share...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Pinto Moura, J.P. (author)
Cavity optomechanics studies the interaction between mechanical resonators and optical cavities through radiation pressure forces and aims to harness this interaction for applications in the areas of high precision metrology, tests of fundamental quantum mechanics, or quantum information processing. For the most ambitious of these applications...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Musta, E. (author)
In this thesis we address the problem of estimating a curve of interest (which might be a probability density, a failure rate or a regression function) under monotonicity constraints. The main concern is investigating large sample distributional properties of smooth isotonic estimators, which have a faster rate of convergence and a nicer...
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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Baumgarten, K. (author)
Network materials, foams, and emulsions are ubiquitous in our daily life. We have a good intuition about how they respond as we handle them, but our theoretical understanding is poor. One of their most interesting features is that they are unusually fragile and appear to switch between solid and liquid state seamlessly.
In fact, foams and...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Sunil, E. (author)
The current system of Air Traffic Control (ATC) relies on a centralized control architecture. At its core, this system is heavily dependent on manual intervention by human Air Traffic Controllers (ATCos) to ensure safe operations. The capacity of this system is, therefore, closely tied to the maximum workload that can be tolerated by ATCos....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Swuste, P.H.J.J. (author), van Nunen, Karolien (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Major accidents in Western countries, receiving a lot of media attention in the 1970s, are starting point for research into internal and external domino effects in the chemical and petrochemical sectors and clusters. Initially, these reports are published by government institutions and government-related research centres. With the upcoming...
review 2019
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Brandt, C. (author)
The research field of geometry processing is concerned with the representation, analysis, modeling, simulation and optimization of geometric data. In this thesis, we introduce novel techniques and efficient algorithms for problems in geometry processing, such as the modeling and simulation of elastic deformable objects, the design of tangential...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Cheraghi, Morteza (author), Eslami Baladeh, Aliakbar (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Hazard and Operability analysis (HAZOP) is a popular technique for hazard identification and risk ranking in hazardous facilities. Conventional HAZOP, however, has some drawbacks: (i) it considers a limited number of risk factors, i.e., only the frequency and the severity of hazards; (ii) it assumes equal weights for the risk factors, thus...
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