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Zamiralova, M. (author)
This dissertation investigates how to design a pipe belt conveyor system in a more effective way, considering two aspects: to ensure conveyor belt has sufficient bending stiffness to form an enclosed pipe shape without a contact loss with the idler rolls; and to reduce energy consumption of the system from the indentation rolling resistance. doctoral thesis 2017
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Kacker, R. (author), Radoiu, Marilena (author), Kramer, H.J.M. (author)

The control of nucleation in crystallization processes is a challenging task due to the often lacking knowledge on the process kinetics. Inflexible (predetermined) control strategies fail to grow the nucleated crystals to the desired quality because of the variability in the process conditions, disturbances, and the stochastic nature of...

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Vermij, E.P. (author)
The performance of supercomputers is not growing anymore at the rate it once used to. Several years ago a break with historical trends appeared. First the break appeared at the lower end of worldwide supercomputer installations, but now it affects a significant number of systems with average performance. Power consumption is becoming the most...
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Abbasi, A. (author), Annor, F.O. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)

Atmospheric stability conditions over the water surface can affect the evaporative and convective heat fluxes from the water surface. Atmospheric instability occurred 72.5% of the time and resulted in 44.7 and 89.2% increases in the average and maximum estimated evaporation, respectively, when compared to the neutral condition for a small...

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Zhang, Z. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)

The practical value of the surprisingly simple Van der Burgh equation in predicting saline water intrusion in alluvial estuaries is well documented, but the physical foundation of the equation is still weak. In this paper we provide a connection between the empirical equation and the theoretical literature, leading to a theoretical range of...

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Niaounakis, T.K. (author), Blank, J.L.T. (author)

Inter-municipal cooperation is increasingly popular in European countries. Saving cost is a key motivation. This paper analyses the relation between inter-municipal cooperation and cost efficiency among Dutch municipal tax departments between 2005 and 2012. Motivated by the notion that cost savings are ascribed to scale economies, the...

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Holovchenko, A. (author)
This thesis describes the research directed towards practical realization of an on-chip biosensing technology and that of understanding charge transport mechanisms in organic and biological nanoobjects. For this, silicon-based chips with metallic nanoelectrodes were fabricated using electron-beam lithography and metal evaporation. The final...
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Bos, R. (author)
Wind turbines are the largest rotating machines on the planet, operating in some of the most remote and hostile areas. During a lifespan of several decades, they have to withstand storms, waves, and gusts (and preferably produce electricity in the process). Yet, designers cannot make them too strong. Every additional kilogram of mass has to be...
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Mahdizadeh Hakak, A. (author)
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Besinovic, Nikola (author)
Mainline railways in Europe are experiencing increasing use as the worldwide demand for passenger and freight transport is growing across all transport modes. At the same time, much of the existing railway network is reaching its capacity and has become susceptible to disturbances. This thesis creates, optimizes, and evaluates railway timetables...
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Pham, P.V. (author)
Improving and alternating soil foundation conditions is a common task in construction and civil engineering. Besides conventional ground improvement methods, there are several biological processes that can improve ground properties by precipitating calcium carbonate. Denitrification is one of the biological processes that can be used. The...
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Boeije, M.F.J. (author)
In this thesis, the boundary conditions for the development of giant magnetocaloric materials
are investigated. The magnetocaloric effect is found in magnetic materials, when
they are subjected to an external magnetic field. This leads to abrupt magnetization
changes that cause a temperature change in the material. Materials based on...
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Sedighi, M. (author)
Knowledge sharing is an organisational process that is essential to create and maintain sustained
competitive advantage by organisations to react quickly to changing external circumstances.
Participation of employees is a major challenge to facilitate knowledge sharing within
organisations. Knowledge exchange channels have been...
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Kim Lee, B.N. (author), San Martin, D (author), Rivera Diaz del Castillo, PEJ (author)

The decrease in dislocation density and hence the high strength loss can be modelled during martensite tempering as a recovery process. In this work, an innovative approach is presented to understand the role of silicon associated with the inhibition of the recovery rate. A phenomenological model is presented, where a combination of cross...

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Curry, T.M. (author)
While the consideration of functional and technical criteria, as well as a sense of coherence are basic requirements for solving a design problem; it is the ability to induce an intended quality of aesthetic experience that is the hallmark of design expertise. Expert designers possess a highly developed sense of design, or what in this research...
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Peksa, A.E. (author)
The main scope of the work related to the physical and dynamical processes associated with the injection of carbonated water in porous media. Carbonated water flooding is an alternative for traditional CO2 flooding. Both methods have the potential to recover any oil left behind after primary and secondary recovery while storing CO2 at the same...
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Kosgodagan-Dalla Torre, Alex (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author), Yeung, Thomas G. (author), Castanier, B (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Courage, WMG (author)
Modeling the stochastic evolution of a largescale fleet or network generally proves to be challenging. This difficulty may be compounded through complex relationships between various assets in the network. Although a great number of probabilistic graph-based models (e.g., Bayesian networks) have been developed recently to describe the behavior...
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Poznic, M. (author)
How can one learn about particular phenomena by using models? This is the central question of the present book. One brief answer is that one can learn about phenomena by using models if these models represent the phenomena. A longer answer will be presented in the individual chapters. Answering this question involves not only (partially)...
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Nienhuis, J. (author)
The different phases in the life of archaeological objects can be described by artefact biography. This dissertation defines an updated version: artefact biography 2.0, and the life phases of Early Iron Age bronze studs from Oss-Zevenbergen, the Netherlands, are elaborated. Throughout the thesis, the research revolves around information value....
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Biljecki, F. (author), Ledoux, H. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
Elevation datasets (e.g. point clouds) are an essential but often unavailable ingredient for the construction of 3D city models. We investigate in this paper to what extent can 3D city models be generated solely from 2D data without elevation measurements. We show that it is possible to predict the height of buildings from 2D data (their...
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