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Taleban Fard, N. (author)
In many industrial processes droplets are present with different physical and chemical properties. Heat transfer from droplets as a major step is present in many different processes, such as spray drying, combustion, spray cooling, etc. The purpose of the present research is to investigate heat transfer in deforming droplets.
doctoral thesis 2018
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Mirzaei, B. (author)
Quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology has made a breakthrough in THz radiation sources, opening a new window into variety of applications. QCLs are compact, low-consumption and narrow linewidth lasers with relatively high output powers, capable to emit radiation across the whole super-THz (2-6 THz) range. These are all demanded for spectroscopy...
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Gbadegesin, J.T. (author)
In Nigeria, housing units are not adequate for the entire population, especially in cities (Anosike et al. 2011, Makinde 2014). For instance, the deficit grows at an alarming rate, from about 8 million in 1991 to over 16 million in 2000s (Aribigbola, 2000; Aribigbola and Ayeniyo 2012). The challenges of housing provision are not only...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Ditmar, P.G. (author), Tangdamrongsub, N. (author), Ran, J. (author), Klees, R. (author)

We propose a technique to regularize a GRACE-based mass-anomaly time-series in order to (i) quantify the Standard Deviation (SD) of random noise in the data, and (ii) reduce the level of that noise. The proposed regularization functional minimizes the Month-to-month Year-to-year Double Differences (MYDD) of mass anomalies. As such, it does...

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Tifkitsis, K. I. (author), Mesogitis, T. S. (author), Struzziero, G. (author), Skordos, A. A. (author)

A stochastic multi-objective cure optimisation methodology is developed in this work and applied to the case of thick epoxy/carbon fibre laminates. The methodology takes into account the uncertainty in process parameters and boundary conditions and minimises the mean values and standard deviations of cure time and temperature overshoot....

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Vuik, V. (author), van Vuren, S. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), van Wesenbeeck, B.K. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)

Vegetated foreshores adjacent to engineered structures (so-called hybrid flood defenses), are considered to have high potential in reducing flood risk, even in the face of sea level rise and increasing storminess. However, foreshores such as salt marshes and mangrove forests are generally characterized by relatively strong temporal and...

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Bloemendal, J.M. (author), Olsthoorn, T.N. (author)

Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) is a technology with worldwide potential to provide sustainable space heating and cooling using groundwater stored at different temperatures. In areas with high ambient groundwater flow velocity (>25 m/y) thermal energy losses by displacement of groundwater may be prevented by application of multiple...

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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)

Mechanically fastened joints are susceptible to the presence of multiple-site damage (MSD) cracks in the critical fastener row. Different from the MSD growth in joints consisting of metallic substrates, the two coupled metal crack growth and interfacial delamination propagation failure mechanisms in Fibre Metal Laminates (FMLs) make the...

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Jaxa-Rozen, M. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author)

Complex environmental models typically require global sensitivity analysis (GSA) to account for non-linearities and parametric interactions. However, variance-based GSA is highly computationally expensive. While different screening methods can estimate GSA results, these techniques typically impose restrictions on sampling methods and input...

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Saini, Vimal (author), von Tapavicza, Max (author), Eloo, Christina (author), Braesch, Katrin (author), Wack, Holger (author), Nellesen, Anke (author), Schmidt, Annette M. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author)

Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are well known for their ability to absorb and hold high water amounts accompanied by a high volume expansion. In this work we show the benefits of this underlying property of SAPs to induce underwater crack closure with subsequent barrier restoration in damaged protective coatings. For the proof of concept,...

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Elberfeld, Tim (author), De Beenhouwer, Jan (author), den Dekker, A.J. (author), Heinzl, Christoph (author), Sijbers, Jan (author)

We present a new approach to estimate geometry parameters of glass fibers in glass fiber-reinforced polymers from simulated X-ray micro-computed tomography scans. Traditionally, these parameters are estimated using a multi-step procedure including image reconstruction, pre-processing, segmentation and analysis of features of interest. Each...

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Poltorak, L. (author), Oonk, S. (author), Sudholter, Ernst J. R. (author), de Puit, M. (author)

The behaviour of acid phosphatase at an electrified liquid–liquid interface was studied in this work. It was found that only the protonated form of the protein can undergo interfacial adsorption which is affected by the pH of the aqueous phase. With ion transfer voltammetry we could detect acid phosphatase in concentrations as low as 0.1 μM....

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van Duin, Ron (author), Geerlings, Harry (author), Verbraeck, A. (author), Nafde, Tushar (author)
The increase in population, high standards of living and rapid urbanization has led to an increasing demand for food across the globe. The global trade has made it possible to meet this demand by enabling transport of different food products from one part of the world to another. In this trade, refrigerated containers (reefers) play an important...
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Esteban, Miguel (author), Portugal-Pereira, Joana (author), Mclellan, Benjamin C. (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Farzaneh, Hooman (author), Djalilova, Nigora (author), Ishihara, Keiichi N. (author), Takagi, Hiroshi (author), Roeber, Volker (author)

In the aftermath of the Paris Agreements, many countries around the globe have pledged to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere. To do so, it is important that the amount of renewable energy in the electricity grid increases. However, there are worries of the capacity of the grid to cope with...

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Wang, Haoyu (author), Markine, V.L. (author)

Transition zones in railway tracks are the locations with considerable variation in the vertical stiffness of supporting structures. Typically, they are located near engineering structures, such as bridges, culverts, tunnels and level crossings. In such locations, the variation of the vertical stiffness and the differential track settlement...

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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author)
Gemeenten hebben in 2017 op hun grondexploitaties een positief saldo van meer dan € 1 miljard geboekt. Dat is voor het eerst. Wanneer rekening wordt gehouden met inflatie dan was het resultaat van 2006 (plus € 919 miljoen) nog iets hoger. Belangrijk verschil is dat baten en lasten in 2017 veel lager zijn dan toen. Een veel groter deel van de...
report 2018
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Vrijdag, A. (author), Boonen, Erik-Jan (author), Lehne, Markus (author)
Results of trade-off studies aiming to compare different ship power and propulsion configurations inherently contain uncertainty. This is true for both the technical part and for the financial part of the trade-off study. The technical part typically includes the system characteristics of the vessel as inputs, resulting in predicted fuel...
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Straub, A. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author)
The housing sector is responsible for a more than a quarter of the total final energy consumption in the EU. As the majority (70%) of the EU-housing stock is owner occupied and largely consists of single family dwellings it is understandable that many countries focus their energy saving policies on homeowners. Complementary to the national...
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Arroyo Ohori, G.A.K. (author), Diakite, A.A. (author), Krijnen, Thomas (author), Ledoux, H. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
It is widely acknowledged that the integration of BIM and GIS data is a crucial step forward for future 3D city modelling, but most of the research conducted so far has covered only the high-level and semantic aspects of GIS-BIM integration. This paper presents the results of the GeoBIM project, which tackled three integration problems focussing...
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Zhu, Zhengqiu (author), Qiu, S. (author), Chen, Bin (author), Wang, Rongxiao (author), Qiu, Xiaogang (author)

The accurate prediction of hazardous gas dispersion process is essential to air quality monitoring and the emergency management of contaminant gas leakage incidents in a chemical cluster. Conventional Gaussian-based dispersion models can seldom give accurate predictions due to inaccurate input parameters and the computational errors. In order...

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