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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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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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Terefenko, Paweł (author), Paprotny, D. (author), Giza, Andrzej (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author), Kubicki, Adam (author), Walczakiewicz, Szymon (author)
Cliff coasts are dynamic environments that can retreat very quickly. However, the
short-term changes and factors contributing to cliff coast erosion have not received as much attention as dune coasts. In this study, three soft-cliff systems in the southern Baltic Sea were monitored with the use of terrestrial laser scanner technology over a...
journal article 2019
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Tapeinos, I. (author)
In the field of cryogenic storage, the medium inside the pressure vessel is in a liquid state and therefore cannot be further compressed. As a result, the storage tank should be designed in such a way, that it makes the best possible use of the available space (under a minimum weight) where it will be placed (e.g. within a reusable flight...
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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Verstegen, P.P.H. (author)
The demand for electronic devices like telephones, tablets and computers is still growing and will grow further in the future. All these devices contain electronic components, which are placed on printed circuit boards (PCBs). The assembly of a PCB is performed by several machines in an assembly line. As the accurate placement of several...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Alavi, F. (author)
In this thesis, we design control algorithms for power scheduling of a fleet of fuel cell cars in a microgrid. Fuel cell cars are a relatively new type of vehicles. The driving force of these cars comes from an electrical motor and in order to generate the required electricity for the operation of the motor, the vehicle is equipped with a fuel...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Geldermans, R.J. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Luscuere, P.G. (author)
This paper addresses the connection between circular building design and residential health and well-being. The general research objective is to determine assessment criteria for the performance of indoor partitioning products in a circular model. The overarching aim is to establish a more integrated and inclusive approach to the transition from...
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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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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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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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Gupta, D.K. (author)
Due to global population growth and industrial development, there is a rising demand for energy. It is desired that this demand is met in a cleaner and more sustainable way. Among the various renewable energy sources, solar power is experiencing remarkable growth throughout the world. To ensure that solar power can be a sustainable solution for...
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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Snijders, Thom E. (author), Schlösser, Tom P.C. (author), van Gaalen, Steven M. (author), Castelein, Rene M. (author), Weinans, H.H. (author), de Gast, Arthur (author)
Objective: To determine the comparability among 10 radiographic anteversion methods for acetabular cup orientation in total hip arthroplasty (THA) found in the literature and the “gold” standard of assessing the anteversion with CT. Methods: This is a retrospective study that blindly compares 10 different conventional radiographic anteversion...
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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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Gamarino, M. (author), Dall'Osso, Aldo (author), Lathouwers, D. (author), Kloosterman, J.L. (author)
In reactor core nodal analysis, the dependence of few-group, homogenized cross sections on the local physical conditions (i.e., the thermal-hydraulic state and material composition) is commonly represented via multivariate interpolation in parameterized libraries. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to model the spectral effects of...
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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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Papadimitriou, E. (author), Filtness, Ashleigh (author), Theofilatos, Athanasios (author), Ziakopoulos, Apostolos (author), Quigley, Claire (author), Yannis, George (author)
The objective of this paper is the review and comparative assessment of infrastructure related crash risk factors, with the explicit purpose of ranking them based on how detrimental they are towards road safety (i.e. crash risk, frequency and severity). This analysis was carried out within the SafetyCube project, which aimed to identify and...
review 2019
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Marín, Luis Gabriel (author), Cruz, Nicolás (author), Sáez, Doris (author), Sumner, Mark (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author)
Prediction interval modelling has been proposed in the literature to characterize uncertain phenomena and provide useful information from a decision-making point of view. In most of the reported studies, assumptions about the data distribution are made and/or the models are trained at one step ahead, which can decrease the quality of the...
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Pesch, U. (author), Ishmaev, G. (author)
New network technologies are framed as eliminating ‘transaction costs’, a notion first developed in economic theory that now drives the design of market systems. However, the actual promise of the elimination of transaction costs seems unfeasible, because of a cyclical pattern in which network technologies that make that promise create...
journal article 2019
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