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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...
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Ferranti, L. (author)
In fields such as aerospace or automotive, the use of classical control methods such as PID is still significant. The presence of constraints, however, impacts on the performance of these controllers that are usually designed to avoid constraint saturation. MPC techniques are the obvious alternative to handle constraint saturation and fully...
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Bas, G. (author)
Industrial systems increasingly need to become more resilient to developments in their environment. To take the right decisions and improve their resilience, those companies need insight into the effects of resilience-enhancing actions. A substantial part of those actions' effects follow from the adaptation of the focal company's environment in...
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Zhang, Y. (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author), van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)

This paper aims to provide an explanation for the overprediction of aerodynamic loads by CFD compared to experiments for the MEXICO wind turbine rotor and improve the CFD prediction by considering laminar-turbulent transition modeling. Large deviations between CFD results and experimental measurements are observed in terms of sectional normal...

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Lopatin, Craig (author), Rabinovich, Daniel (author), Givoli, D. (author), Turkel, Eli (author)

A model-based non destructive testing (NDT) method is proposed for damage identification in elastic structures, incorporating computational time reversal (TR) analysis. Identification is performed by advancing elastic wave signals, measured at discrete sensor locations, backward in time. In contrast to a previous study, which was purely...

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Zhang, S. (author), Igartua, A. (author), Rodriguez-Vidal, E. (author), van der Heide, E. (author)

Surface texture is important for contact mechanical and tribological phenomena such as the contact area and friction. In this research, three different types of geometrical microstructures were designed and fabricated by pulsed laser surface texturing as semi-symmetric (grooved channel), asymmetric fractal (Hilbert curve), and symmetric...

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Jamshidi, A. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)

This paper presents a condition-based treatment methodology for a type of rail surface defect called squat. The proposed methodology is based on a set of robust and predictive fuzzy key performance indicators. A fuzzy Takagi-Sugeno interval model is used to predict squat evolution for different scenarios over a time horizon. Models including...

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Sun, Y. (author), Ditmar, P.G. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author)

In this study, we develop a methodology to estimate monthly variations in degree-1 andC20 coefficients by combing Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) data withoceanic mass anomalies (combination approach).With respect to the method by Swenson et al.,the proposed approach exploits noise covariance information of both...

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Klaver, T.P.C. (author), Zhang, S. (author), Nordlund, K. (author)

We present results of MD simulations of low energy He ion bombardment of low density fuzz in bcc elements. He ions can penetrate several micrometers into sparse fuzz, which allows for a sufficient He flux through it to grow the fuzz further. He kinetic energy falls off exponentially with penetration depth. A BCA code was used to carry out the...

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Barcelos Carneiro M Rocha, Iuri (author), Raijmaekers, S (author), Nijssen, RPL (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Sluijs, Lambertus J. (author)

In this work, a glass/epoxy material system applied in wind turbine blades was used to evaluate degradation processes induced by water ingression. Composite and neat epoxy specimens were conditioned in demineralised water at 50 °C for 4800 h and tested quasi-statically and in fatigue. Comparing results from mechanical tests in composite...

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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A (author)

The loads that are used for the assessment of existing reinforced concrete slab bridges are the self-weight, superimposed loads, and distributed and concentrated live loads. As such, the shear capacity of reinforced concrete slabs under a combination of distributed and concentrated live loads is a topic of practical relevance. For slabs...

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Tol, H.J. (author), Kotsonis, M. (author), de Visser, C.C. (author), Bamieh, B. (author)

A new framework is presented for estimation and control of instabilities in wall-bounded shear flows described by the linearised Navier-Stokes equations. The control design considers the use of localised actuators/sensors to account for convective instabilities in an optimal control framework. External sources of disturbances are assumed to...

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Jain, Mansi (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Bressers, Hans (author)
The net zero-energy building (NZEB) concept has recently gained prominence worldwide. Large scale adoption and implementation of NZEBs would potentially contribute greatly to greening of the building sector. However, it is still at a nascent stage of niche formation. This paper aims to assess the governance context for adoption and uptake of...
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Janssen, H.J. (author), Eichelsheim, Veroni I. (author), Deković, Maja (author), Bruinsma, Gerben J.N. (author)

In the current study, we examined longitudinally whether boys and girls differed in pathways from parenting to delinquency. Longitudinal mediational models were tested for boys and girls separately in which three parenting dimensions (i.e., monitoring, limit setting, and the quality of the parent-adolescent relationship) were hypothesized to...

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Knoop, V.L. (author)
Traffic processes cause several problems in the world. Traffic delay, pollution are some of it. They can be solved with the right road design or traffic management (control) measure. Before implementing these designs of measures, though, their effect could be tested. To this end, knowledge of traffic flow theory is needed.
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book 2017
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Bose, R.K. (author), Enke, Marcel (author), Grande, A.M. (author), Zechel, Stefan (author), Schacher, Felix H. (author), Hager, Martin D. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author), Schubert, Ulrich S. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)

The main aim of this work is to study the respective contribution of the hard and soft blocks of a metal-ligand containing block copolymer to the self-healing behavior. To this aim, different block copolymers containing terpyridine were synthesized using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. These block...

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Wang, Q. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)

Spanwise twist can dominate the deformation of flapping wings and alters the aerodynamic performance and power efficiency of flapping wings by changing the local angle of attack. Traditional Fluid–Structure Interaction (FSI) models, based on Computational Structural Dynamics (CSD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), have been used to...

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Bliemer, Michiel C.J. (author), Rose, John M. (author), Chorus, C.G. (author)

Stated choice surveys have been used for several decades to estimate preferences of agents using choice models, and are widely applied in the transportation domain. Different types of experimental designs that underlie such surveys have been used in practice. In unlabelled experiments, where all alternatives are described by the same generic...

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Janssen, Annette B.G. (author), de Jager, Victor C.L. (author), Janse, Jan H. (author), Kong, Xiangzhen (author), Liu, S. (author), Ye, Q. (author), Mooij, Wolf M. (author)

Ongoing eutrophication frequently causes toxic phytoplankton blooms. This induces huge worldwide challenges for drinking water quality, food security and public health. Of crucial importance in avoiding and reducing blooms is to determine the maximum nutrient load ecosystems can absorb, while remaining in a good ecological state. These so...

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Laird, Jamie S. (author), Hughes, Anthony E. (author), Ryan, C.J. (author), Visser, P (author), Terryn, H.A. (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author)

Lithium based inhibitors in aerospace coatings are seen as excellent replacements for their chromium counterparts which are both carcinogenic and heavier. However, Li is generally difficult to detect and following changes in its distribution due to corrosion is impossible with many standard techniques. Combining MeV Particle Induced Gamma and...

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