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Nguyen, T.T. (author), Krishnakumari, P.K. (author), Calvert, S.C. (author), Vu, Hai L. (author), van Lint, J.W.C. (author)
Classification of congestion patterns is important in many areas in traffic planning and management, ranging from policy appraisal, database design, to prediction and real-time control. One of the key constraints in applying machine learning techniques for classification is the availability of sufficient data (traffic patterns) with clear and...
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Anisi, F. (author)
Crystallization is one of the essential downstream steps of the manufacturing of chemical and pharmaceutical compounds when it comes to separation, purification, and final product formation. Although it has been years since it is widely applied in the aforementioned industries, it is known as one of the complex processes where continuous...
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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...
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Cristiano, E. (author)
Spatial and temporal rainfall variability play an important role in generation of pluvial flooding. In urban areas, this phenomenon has increased in the last decades, due in particular to an intensification of urbanization and imperviousness degree. In fact, population is growing and moving from rural areas to cities, which are becoming more and...
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Muraro, S. (author)
The geotechnical description of peats represents one of the main challenges in the Netherlands to assure the required safety standard and performance of the flood defence infrastructure. Almost a third of the country is situated below the sea and the rivers level with about 60% to 70% of the population and economic assets concentrated in low...
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Nedeljković, Marija (author)
As the building sector is expanding, a growing interest in technologies that can reduce the CO2 emission from concrete production has led to partial replacement of cement with by-products from various industrial processes. Besides the partial replacement of cement, development of alkali activation technology ensures full replacement of cement in...
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Poursaeidesfahani, A. (author)
Separation and selective production of branched paraffins are among the most important and still challenging processes in the oil and gas industry. Addition of branched hydrocarbons can increase the octane number of a fuel without causing additional environmental concerns. Conversion of linear hydrocarbons into branched ones also improves the...
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Jing, R. (author)
Research of the ageing mechanisms in the Netherlands is crucial to deal with ageing infrastructure and the growing pressure on and lack of natural resources. The use of porous asphalt incurs the additional costs because of the shorter service life and the more expensive maintenance required. On the other hand, the Dutch road engineering...
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Voulis, N. (author)
This thesis demonstrates that heterogeneous spatio-temporal demand profiles are required for a realistic representation of urban energy systems. This is needed to prepare them for the energy transition. Therefore, existing and future urban energy system models should be expanded with more detailed spatio-temporal local demand data that account...
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Paltrinieri, L. (author)
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Mohammadzadeh Moghaddam, E. (author)
Fixed bed arrangements find wide applications, particularly in reaction engineering, where they are employed as multi-tubular catalytic reactors for the transformation of reactants into desired products. The importance of such complicated reactors can be realized by their extensive applications as the process workhorse in various industries, e.g...
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Cusini, M. (author)
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Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Irisarri, François Xavier (author), Groenendijk, Chris (author), Růžek, Roman (author)
Composite materials are finding increasing application, for example in commercial aircraft. Traditionally fiber angles are restricted to 0°,±45° and 90°. The current work exploits the possibility of using multiple ’non-conventional’ laminates where either fiber steering (‘variable stiffness’), ply drops (‘variable thickness’), or a...
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Nazarian, G. (author)
Microprocessors are used in an expanding range of applications from small embedded system devices to supercomputers and mainframes. Moreover, embedded microprocessor based systems became essential in modern societies. Depending on the application domain, embedded systems have to satisfy different constraints. The major challenges today are cost,...
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Labans, E. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The ability to steer carbon fibre tapes, varying the tow angle, can widen the designs possibilities of cylindrical shells that are one of the main components of aerospace structures. This research presents experimental and numerical investigation of two carbon fibre reinforced plastic cylindrical shells – a cylinder with conventional layup made...
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Li, Y. (author)
Safety management systems (SMSs) have gained importance since the 1970s and changed focus from individual management activities to more systematic frameworks. The methods, techniques and tools used in them also became more and more sophisticated. However, from the perspectives of the researcher, company, auditor, government and (safety...
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Venkatesan, P. (author)
Rare earth elements (REEs), along with other metals, will play a pivotal role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Primary mining of REEs consists of multiple steps, is energy intensive and has an adverse environmental impact. Thus, the current scenario of “use and throw” of REEs after a single use in a product is untenable....
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Kuiper, R.J. (author)
Remotely controlled subsea vehicles are frequently used for oil and gas applications. A potential future application requiring remote controlled vehicles is deep-sea mining. At the envisioned water depths beyond 1500m, rare minerals are accessible without deep excavation. However, the extreme hyperbaric conditions (i.e. high pressure), limited...
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Vogel, W. (author)
The work presented in this thesis will open a pathway towards the design of crosslinkable hyperbranched poly(aryetherketone)s (HBPAEKs). In addition to addressing the chemistry, crosslinking characteristics and (thermo)mechanical properties we will demonstrate that crosslinked HBPAEKs are excellent candidates for membrane-based gas separation...
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Agliata, R. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author), Greco, Roberto (author), Minardo, Aldo (author), Mollo, Luigi (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
Undesired presence of water in historical masonries has a negative effect on the walls and causes deterioration of decorative works covering the walls, such as frescoes and valuable plasters. To prevent this, non-invasive moisture measurements are needed that avoid damage during masonry inspection caused by sample taking or probe insertion....
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