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Kilincsoy, U. (author)
The conventional development of a new automobile starts with a first proportional model. In this model, the exterior geometry of a car can be distinguished into vehicle, power train portfolio, market requests, safety requirements, and design target. The interior design results from the proportional model with specific characteristics, such as...
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Bracher, J.M. (author)
Nearly 200 parties signed and committed to the Paris agreement in 2017, which comprises the long-term goal to keep the average global temperature increase well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Virtually all possible scenarios drafted to reach this goal include a strongly increased use of biofuels for transport by land, sea and air....
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Oude Nijhuis, A.C.P. (author)
Scanning radars are promising sensors for atmospheric remote sensing, giving potential to retrieve parameters that characterize the local air dynamics during rain. For the observation of air motion, radars are relying on the backscatter of particles, which can, for example, be raindrops or insects. To measure wind vectors and turbulence...
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Cohen, M.A. (author)
This thesis explores certain technologies that are related to the field of cavity optomechanics; specifically, optomechanics where the cavity is a 3Dmicrowave cavity.
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Singh, A. (author)
With the growth of decentralized, off-grid, and distributed renewable energy
systems across the globe, an arena for energy exchanges between households
is opening up. As compared to traditional ‘centralized’ energy supply systems,
in these emerging energy systems households are imagined to acquire agency
by having choice and...
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Boersma, S. (author)
Electricity consumption is increasing on a global level. In 2017, non-renewable energy sources such as crude oil, natural gas and coal provided 76% of the required energy, while 24% came from renewable sources such as hydro, wind and solar. Non-renewable sources are finite because they do not replenish rapidly enough relative to the rate at...
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Feng, F. (author)
Port logistics (PL) can be defined as the process of planning, implementing and controlling the flow of goods and information between the sea and inland via ports and the other way around. PL systems concern the development of functions to support activities including sea side and land side transportation, cargo storage, order processing, and...
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Hegberg, T. (author)
In this dissertation, structural wind turbine blade layouts are presented that are suitable for 10MW and 20MW wind turbine blades. This has been accomplished by using a medium fidelity static aeroelastic model embedded in an optimisation framework. The structural solutions are the result of a stiffness optimisation where the blade mass is...
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Jaxa-Rozen, M. (author)
The building sector currently accounts for approximately one-third of the global demand for energy, and one-fifth of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in this sector is therefore a key element towards efforts for the mitigation of climate change. In particular,...
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Lu, Y. (author)
Surface heat fluxes (latent and sensible heat over the land surface) play a key role in the land-atmosphere interaction, and their spatial pattern as well as temporal evolution are vital to the terrestrial water cycle and surface energy balance. Ideally, we want to have accurate estimates of spatially distributed and temporally continuous fluxes...
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Inan, D. (author)
In nature, solar energy conversion occurs with a process called photosynthesis. Although the overall energy efficiency of the storage of the energy of sunlight into biomass is low, the individual photophysical processes that occur have a high quantum yield. In the latter sense, natural photosynthesis can serve as a valuable inspiration for the...
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Elzas, A. (author)
Multiphase alloys such as advanced high strength steels show limited ductility due to interface decohesion at internal boundaries. This interface decohesion is caused by dislocations that pile-up at interfaces in the material, where they cause a stress concentration. This stress concentration in turn can lead to interface decohesion, resulting...
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Jovic, A. (author)
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Fang, H. (author)
Solid-state phase transformations in steels cover a broad range of aspects. The underlying physics behind these phase transformations usually include nucleation, diffusion, lattice reconstruction and interactions between solutes and grain boundaries and interfaces. These features and the fact that the events take place at high temperatures, in...
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Shipurkar, U. (author)
Wind energy is becoming an important contributor in the world’s energy needs. An important trend in wind turbine design is the focus on reliability and increased availability of wind turbines. This is the aim of the study. It focusses its attention on the generator and power electronic converter due to the susceptibility of the generator system...
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Van Dyk, H.O. (author)
Cancer is a genetic disease. The activation, alteration or deactivation of cancer genes can stimulate undesirable cell-proliferation. Cancer genes can be subdivided into oncogenes and tumor suppressors. Oncogenes, such as growth factor receptors, are altered and/or overexpressed genes that are causally linked to tumorigenesis. Tumor suppressors,...
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Icibaci, L.M. (author)
This research departs from the desire to understand the practice of reuse of building products from a systemic standpoint, representing a network of multiple factors influencing the process of reusing. Through the Industrial Ecology theoretical framework, these relations are dynamic and contextually bounded defining the commercial feasibility of...
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Geertsma, R.D. (author)
Shipping plays a crucial role in modern society, but has to reduce its impact on the environment. The commercial availability of power electronic converters and lithium-ion batteries provides an opportunity to improve performance of ships energy systems while reducing their environmental impact. However, the degrees of freedom in control for...
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van Leeuwen, P.M. (author)
Driving simulators provide researchers with a flexible, controllable, safe, and economical tool for a range of applications. A pivotal aspect in the application of driving simulators is the development of measures aimed at describing the behavior and performance of the driver and providing knowledge about the way drivers are controlling their...
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Meirelles Nunes da Rocha, Saulo (author)
This thesis examines the effects of the stratified tidal flow on the morphodynamics of the Dutch inner shelf. The south portion of the Dutch inner shelf is strongly influenced by the Rhine River ROFI (Region Of Freshwater Influence), which is generated by the discharge from the Rhine River through the Rotterdam waterways. Under stratified...
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