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çetinay-iyicil, H. (author)
Electric power has become an essential part of daily life: we plug our electronic devices in, switch our lights on, and expect to have power. As the availability of power is usually taken for granted in modern societies, we mostly feel annoyed at its absence and perceive the importance of power during outages which have severe effects on the...
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Wolfslag, W.J. (author)
While progress in many fields of robotics has been swift, robot arm movement
in scenarios without contact has changed little in the last decades. This lack of
change is not due a lack of potential for improvement. After all, the human arms
that these robot emulate move in ways that are more robust, energy efficient and
adaptable....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Joshi, S. (author)
Advancements in stretchable electronic systems have changed the way modern electronics interact with their target systems, by their conformability to more complex shapes as compared to conventional rigid or flexible electronics. By utilizing this, limitless applications in the field of healthcare can be realized, such as wearable and implantable...
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Shan, M. (author)
Membrane-based separation has become a promising alternative to traditional separation processes to capture CO2 owing to the great features such as energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Polymers are easy to process and have been commercialized. However, most commercial polymer membranes suffer from a trade-off relation between gas...
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van der Horst, M.P. (author)
Ship and offshore structures are prone to fatigue damage as they are cyclically
loaded by waves. Therefore, regular inspection is needed in order to confirm adequate structural integrity throughout the entire service life of the structure. Detected fatigue cracks that are too long for safe operation need to be repaired. Detected cracks of...
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Raftaritangabi, Behrouz (author)
Electron microscopes take advantage of a beam of electrons to illuminate a
specimen and extract the needed information from the interaction of particles
with matter in order to produce a high resolution image. The main research
question of the present study arose from the fact that this resolution is degraded
when a given...
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Wang, F. (author)
This thesis provides a thorough analysis of the linearity characteristics of a CMOS image sensor. Firstly, this thesis analyzes the factors that cause the nonlinearity of the image sensors. These factors are then verified by simulation results of a proposed behavioral model and the measurements in a prototype chip. Secondly, different techniques...
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Cakir, P. (author)
Safety assessments are the main pillars of the analysis of the impact of storage of the spent nuclear fuel. There are many scenarios to describe what might happen during the storage and disposal time of the nuclear waste. Even though the main composition of the spent nuclear is UO2, the matrix contains transuranium elements and fission products,...
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van Toorenenburg, K.A. (author)
A generic life cycle applies to crevasse splays in non-degradational fluvial systems, typically ending in healing and abandonment. Crevasse-splay channels adjust to a graded equilibrium profile through proximal erosion and distal deposition, with their distal termini acting as a (prograding) local base level. When proximal incision advances to...
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Robbins, H.V. (author)
Today, the world is populated with what we colloquially refer to as “black boxes.” These are technologies that perform sophisticated operations but obfuscate these complex operations, providing us with little context to what they do, how they work, and the role they play in our lives. In simple terms, this thesis addresses the following broadly...
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Luong, N.H. (author)
In our modern daily life, many activities require electricity, for example, the usage of domestic appliances, manufacturing, communication, and transportation. It is therefore essential to maintain a reliable supply of electricity to ensure the operation of such activities. The electricity supply, in a large part, depends on the underlying...
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Zagare, V.M.E. (author)
The Parana River is the third largest river in the American continent, after the Mississippi and the Amazon. Instead of flowing directly to the sea, it flows to the Rio de la Plata (located between Argentina and Uruguay) through a complex delta system. This delta is a large and heterogeneous territory that spreads over three provinces of...
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Vahid Belarghou, A. (author)
Biological membranes are selective soft barriers that compartmentalize internal structure of a cell into organelles and separate them as a whole from the external environment. Due to their innate feature of being able to undergo constant reshaping, cellular membranes spatially attain diverse shapes ranging from simple spherical vesicles to more...
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Bijl, H.J. (author)
Wind turbines are growing bigger to becomemore cost-efficient. This does increase the severity of the vibrations that are present in the turbine blades, both due to predictable effects like wind shear and tower shadow, and due to less predictable effects like turbulence and flutter. If wind turbines are to become bigger and more cost-efficient,...
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Al-Suhaily, M. (author)
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Schumacher, R. (author)
This thesis deals with increasing the free energy conservation in
chemotropic microorganisms with emphasis on S. cerevisiae and investigates
a number of different aspects related to industrial fermentation processes.
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Thijssen, B. (author)
Cancer patients often respond very differently to any given drug. Some patients respond very well, while others do not respond at all, leaving the cancer to grow unimpeded. If we have a good understanding of how this variability in response arises, we will be better able to choose the optimal treatment strategy for each patient. The variability...
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Siahaan, E. (author)
Multimedia systems are typically optimized in a way that maximizes users’ satisfaction of using the systems/services. This user satisfaction is what is commonly referred to as Quality of Experience (QoE). For visual media, such as images and videos, the optimization of QoE has meant reducing the visibility of artifacts (e.g. noise or other...
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Mejia Hernandez, J.A. (author)
This study of the historiography of architecture and the built environment develops the thesis that well-known modernist histories of architecture, such as those written by Reyner Banham, remain unable to appraise the many nuances and complexities that characterize modern architecture. It is argued here that, among other reasons, they are unable...
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Amaral, L. (author)
In a context of many studies addressing delamination growth in laminated composites, this thesis provides understanding of the underlying physics of this phenomenon. The models currently used to assess delamination growth are phenomenological in nature and rely almost solely on curve fittings and experimental data. These empirical models are...
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