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Marin Lizarraga, V.M. (author)
This thesis presents a reliable technology to assemble free standing lipid membranes using microfabricated devices. A microfluidic cartridge consisting of parallel channels connected with a rectangular aperture was designed and characterized to assemble artificial membranes. This methodology resulted on a system capable of assembling lipid...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Segeren, M.L.A. (author)
The majority of existing offshore wind turbines typically consist of a monopile foundation, a transition piece with a vertically positioned grouted connection, a turbine tower, and a turbine. Of the 2,653 offshore turbines that were installed by the end of 2015, 80 percent are supported by a monopile.
Despite the current overwhelming...
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Davidovikj, D. (author)
This thesis revolves around nanomechanical membranes made of suspended two - dimensional materials. Chapters 1-3 give an introduction to the field of 2D-based nanomechanical devices together with an overview of the underlying physics and the measurementtools used in subsequent chapters. The research topics that are discussed can bedivided into...
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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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Armanini, S.F. (author)
The demand for always smaller, more manoeuvrable and versatile unmanned aerial vehicles cannot be met with conventional manned flight approaches. This has led engineers to seek inspiration in nature, giving rise to the bio-inspired flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle (FWMAV). FWMAVs achieve a remarkable flight performance at small scales, however...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Ham, P.H. (author)
Urbanisation in Southeast Asia has to cope with land subsidence, rain floods, clogged rivers, storm surges and typhoons. On particular locations, like in the deserted fish ponds in the Manila Bay Area in the Philippines, floating housing can be an attractive building style. PhD researcher Pieter Ham and Finch Floating Homes are inspired by...
journal article 2018
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Hooimeijer, F.L. (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Iuchi, Kanako (author)
Students of hydraulic engineering, geotechnical engineering, transport infrastructure, urban drainage engineering and urbanism studied the recovery of the city of Yuriage using the goal integration method. Much can be learned from the bold approach of the Japanese to disaster reconstruction and fighting shrinkage in regional spatial planning.
journal article 2018
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Huijgens, H.K.M. (author)
Based on the large amounts spent by software companies to develop new and existing software systems, we argue that an evidence-based approach that focuses on a software portfolio as a whole should be in place to support decision-making. We developed EBSPM as an evidence-based, practical model to support software companies to actively steer at...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Arkesteijn, G.A.M. (author)
The brain’s white matter mainly consists of (myelinated) axons that connect different parts of the brain. Diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) is a technique that is particularly suited to image this white matter. The MRI signal in DW-MRI is sensitized to diffusion of water in the microstructure by introducing strong bipolar gradients in the MRI...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Kontos, E. (author)
High Voltage DC (HVDC) grids provide an efficient solution for the transmission of bulk power over long distances between the energy production and consumption centers. Up to now, most of the implemented dc connections are point-to-point, creating dc links to strengthen the existing, predominantly ac, electricity grid. However, to optimize the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Bruynseels, K.R.C. (author), Santoni De Sio, F. (author), van den Hoven, M.J. (author)
Personalized medicine uses fine grained information on individual persons, to pinpoint deviations from the normal. ‘Digital Twins’ in engineering provide a conceptual framework to analyze these emerging data-driven health care practices, as well as their conceptual and ethical implications for therapy, preventative care and human enhancement....
journal article 2018
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Arkenbout, E.A. (author)
The field of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is constantly evolving towards the minimization of surgical trauma. Surgical instrumentation enabling this advancement must aid the surgeon, rather than hamper or burden. Surgeon-Instrument Interaction (SII) is of particular importance. Bad SII-design choices during instrument development can...
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Pfitzenmaier, L. (author)
Clouds are a prominent part of the Earth hydrological cycle. In the mid latitudes, the ice phase of clouds is highly involved in the formation of precipitation. The ice particles in the clouds fall to earth either as snow flakes, in the winter month, or melting crystals that become rain drops. An efficient growth process is the interaction of...
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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...
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Thomas, Ren (author), Pojani, D. (author), Lenferink, Sander (author), Bertolini, Luca (author), Stead, D. (author), van der Krabben, Erwin (author)

Many cities and regions have embraced the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD). This paper explores how transfer of TOD as a policy concept impacts its implementation in the Netherlands. The study determined international policy ideas and tools that have contributed to implementation and tested them with Dutch experts using workshops...

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Agarwal, G. (author), Kumar, A. (author), Gao, H. (author), Amirthalingam, M. (author), Moon, S. C. (author), Dippenaar, R. J. (author), Richardson, I.M. (author), Hermans, M.J.M. (author)

In situ high-temperature laser scanning confocal microscopy is applied to study solidification cracking in a TRIP steel. Solidification cracking was observed in the interdendritic region during the last stage of solidification. Atom probe tomography revealed notable enrichment of phosphorus in the last remaining liquid. Phase field...

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Nedeljkovic, M. (author), Savija, B. (author), Zuo, Y. (author), Lukovic, M. (author), Ye, G. (author)

The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of natural carbonation on the pore structure, and elastic modulus (Em) of alkali-activated fly ash (FA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) pastes after one year of exposure in the natural laboratory conditions. The chemical changes due to carbonation were examined by...

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Haidari, A.H. (author), Heijman, S.G.J. (author), van der Meer, W.G.J. (author)

Spiral-wound membrane (SWM) modules are the most common membrane configuration utilized in reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration. The enhancement of SWM module design, particularly in the geometric design of the feed spacer, can play a crucial role in the cost and the potential for wider application of these modules. The feed spacer...

review 2018
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Schaller, A.M. (author)
Geophysical methods are widely used for hydrocarbon exploration and time-lapse measurements. One method that can be applied in place of or in addition to the routinely used seismic method, is the Controlled-Source ElectroMagnetic (CSEM) method. The work described in this thesis explores various aspects to improve the land CSEM method for...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van der Kruk, E. (author)
Speed skating is a rather special form of locomotion. While in most types of human locomotion, humans generate forces by pushing against the environment in the opposite direction of motion, in speed skating the skater pushes sideward to propel himself forward; Insight in the details of the technique can help a speed skater improve his...
doctoral thesis 2018
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