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Falco, E. (author), Malavolta, Ivano (author), Radzimski, Adam (author), Ruberto, Stefano (author), Iovino, Ludovico (author), Gallo, Francesco (author)
Ever since the earthquake of April 6, 2009 hit the city of L’Aquila, Italy, the city has been facing major challenges in terms of social, physical, and economic reconstruction. The system of public urban mobility, the bus network, is no exception with its old bus fleet, non-user-friendly information, and poor scheduling. This paper argues that...
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Haghighi Talab, A. (author)
Open innovation, knowledge co-creation, and research joint ven-tures, unified under the term 'inter-organizational knowledge collaboration', are discussed in various fields of innovation man-agement to ultimately shape inno-vation strategy of the organiza-tions and the innovation policy.
Several ongoing debates are crucial in the allocation...
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Awater, R.H.P. (author)
Scintillation materials convert high-energy radiation into many visible photons and, in combination with a photodetector, are used as ionizing radiation detectors. Since the discovery of ionizing radiation, there have been intensive research efforts in finding new, better performing scintillators, resulting in the development of a large variety...
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Aissa, M.H. (author)
Design optimization relies heavily on time-consuming simulations, especially when using gradient-free optimization methods. These methods require a large number of simulations in order to get a remarkable improvement over reference designs, which are nowadays based on the accumulated engineering knowledge already quite optimal.
High...
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Özdemir, E. (author), Eraydin, Ayda (author)

Urban plans and projects that aim to initiate the redevelopment and gentrification of urban areas create social and ecological pressures on urban environments and thereby stimulate urban movements. These movements have a lifespan, which evolves in interaction with planning authorities under local or central governments and may be marked by...

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Kraaikamp, C. (author), Langeveld, Niels (author)

In this paper we consider continued fraction (CF) expansions on intervals different from [0,1]. For every x in such interval we find a CF expansion with a finite number of possible digits. Using the natural extension, the density of the invariant measure is obtained in a number of examples. In case this method does not work, a Gauss–Kuzmin...

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Ouyang, X. (author), Koleva, D.A. (author), Ye, G. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)

A complete understanding of the mechanisms upon which a filler acts in a cement-based material, e.g. as a C–S–H nucleation and/or growth-inducing factor, is of high importance. Although various studies report on accelerated cement hydration in the presence of fillers, the reason behind these observations is not completely understood yet. This...

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Ma, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Mashal, AA (author), Ren, M (author)
Verification of the explicit finite element (FE) model with realistic wheel-rail profiles against the CONTACT model, which has not been sufficiently discussed, is performed by comparing the resulting shear stress, slip-adhesion area, etc., obtained from the two models. The follow-up studies using the verified FE model on the influence of the...
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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)

This paper proposes an analytical model for predicting the non-symmetric crack growth and accompanying delamination growth in FMLs. The general approach of this model applies Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, the principle of superposition, and displacement compatibility based on the understanding of deformation behaviour in eccentrically...

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Post, W. (author), Kersemans, M. (author), Solodov, I. (author), Van Den Abeele, K. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)

A comparative study is performed on the monitoring of delamination healing in CFRP-ionomer sandwich composites by non-destructive techniques and destructive compression testing. Artificial delaminations of various areal dimensions and nature were introduced during production of the composites. The extent of the delamination and the healing...

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Xie, Dongfeng (author), Pan, Cunhong (author), Wu, Xiuguang (author), Gao, Shu (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)

We investigate the morphological responses of the Hangzhou Bay, China, located immediately south of the Changjiang Estuary, to the drastic reduction of the sediment load from the Changjiang River and the large-scale coastal embankment schemes over past decades. The spatial patterns of deposition and erosion, sediment volume changes, and the...

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Romanelli, G (author), Mignone, Andrea (author), Cervone, A. (author)

Pulsed fusion propulsion might finally revolutionise manned space exploration by providing an affordable and relatively fast access to interplanetary destinations. However, such systems are still in an early development phase and one of the key areas requiring further investigations is the operation of the magnetic nozzle, the device meant to...

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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), de Vries, L.J. (author), Richstein, J.C. (author), Bhagwat, P.C. (author), Iychettira, K.K. (author), Khan, A.S.M. (author)

We present an approach to simulate climate and energy policy for the EU, using a flexible and modular agent-based modelling approach and a toolbox, called the Energy Modelling Laboratory (EMLab). The paper shortly reviews core challenges and approaches for modelling climate and energy policy in light of the energy transition. Afterwards, we...

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Monecke, Katrin (author), Meilianda, Ella (author), Walstra, D.J.R. (author), Hill, Emma M. (author), McAdoo, Brian G. (author), Qiu, Qiang (author), Storms, J.E.A. (author), Masputri, Aisha Sri (author), Mayasari, Cut Deasy (author), Nasir, Muhammad (author), Riandi, Indra (author), Setiawan, Agus (author), Templeton, Caroline K. (author)

We model postseismic changes to the shoreline of West Aceh, Indonesia, a region largely affected by the December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and ensuing Indian Ocean tsunami, using a cross-shore morphodynamic model. Subsidence of 0.5–1.0 m and tsunami scouring during the 2004 event caused the complete destruction of the beach and the...

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Kwakkel, J.H. (author)

There is a growing interest in model-based decision support under deep uncertainty, reflected in a variety of approaches being put forward in the literature. A key idea shared among these is the use of models for exploratory rather than predictive purposes. Exploratory modeling aims at exploring the implications for decision making of the...

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Smit, H. (author), Muche, Rahel (author), Ahlers, Rhodante (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)

To understand why soil erosion is persistent despite three decades of massive investments in soil conservation, this paper explores how drainage and soil conservation change a hill slope in the Choke Mountains. By paying close attention to the practices that reshape the hill, we account for the active roles of people and material flows in...

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Milakis, D. (author), Efthymiou, Dimitrios (author), Antoniou, Constantinos (author)

In this study, the possible causal links between the built environment, travel attitudes and travel behaviour of people that have moved between totally different urban and transportation contexts were investigated. A quasi-longitudinal design was developed to collect data about the perceived neighbourhood characteristics, neighbourhood...

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Jain, K.P. (author), Pruijn, J.F.J. (author), Hopman, J.J. (author)
The implementation of international ship recycling regulations and international standards of health, safety and environment on a ship recycling yard improves environmental protection, occupational health and safety of the workers. However, it results in increased costs of the ship recycling process, which is detrimental for offering a high...
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van den Berg, A.A. (author)
During transcription RNA polymerase (RNAP) moves along a DNA molecule to copy the information on the DNA to an RNA molecule. Many textbook pictures show an RNAP sliding along empty DNA, but in reality it is crowded on the DNA and RNAP competes for space with many proteins such as other RNAP’s and histones. Coverage of DNA by histones is...
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Ubarevičienė, R. (author)
Since the 1990s Lithuania’s geopolitical and economic position has radically shifted from being a relatively affluent and prosperous region in the Soviet Union to a relatively poor country on the periphery of the European Union. The transition period was accompanied by a sharp population decline, which makes Lithuania one of the fastest...
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