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Wang, H. (author), Van Mieghem, P. (author)
conference paper 2008
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Fenicia, F. (author)
This thesis describes an approach to model development based on the concept of iterative model improvement, which is a process where by trial and error different hypotheses of catchment behaviour are progressively tested, and the understanding of the system proceeds through a combined process of modelling and experimenting. We show a number of...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Marinescu, O. (author), Bociort, F. (author)
journal article 2008
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Marinescu, O. (author), Bociort, F. (author)
journal article 2008
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Abrasive Waterjet (AWJ) Machining is a recent non-traditional machining process. This technology is widely used in industry for cutting difficult-to-machine-materials, milling slots, polishing hard materials etc. AWJ machining has many advantages, e.g. it can cut net-shape parts, no heat is generated during the cutting process, it is...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Zandvliet, M.J. (author)
The coming years there is a need to increase production from petroleum reservoirs, and there is an enormous potential to do so by increasing the recovery factor. This is possible by making better use of recent technological developments, such as horizontal wells, downhole valves and sensors. However, actually making better use of these improved...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Marinescu, O. (author), Bociort, F. (author)
journal article 2008
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Karimi Nejadasl, F. (author), Gorte, B.G.H. (author), Hoogendoorn, S.P. (author), Snellen, M. (author)
conference paper 2008
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van der Helm, A.W.C. (author)
Drinking water treatment plants automation becomes more sophisticated, more on-line monitoring systems become available and integration of modeling environments with control systems becomes easier. This gives possibilities for model-based optimization. In operation of drinking water treatment plants, the processes are usually optimized...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Bociort, F. (author), Van Turnhout, M. (author), Marinescu, O. (author)
Saddle-point construction (SPC) is a new method to insert lenses into an existing design. With SPC, by inserting and extracting lenses new system shapes can be obtained very rapidly, and we believe that, if added to the optical designer’s arsenal, this new tool can significantly increase design productivity in certain situations. Despite the...
conference paper 2007
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Van Turnhout, M. (author), Bociort, F. (author)
Local optimization algorithms, when they are optimized only for speed, have in certain situations an unpredictable behavior: starting points very close to each other lead after optimization to different minima. In these cases, the sets of points, which, when chosen as starting points for local optimization, lead to the same minimum (the so...
conference paper 2007
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Kumar, P. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
conference paper 2007
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Hol, C.W.J. (author)
In many application areas of mechanical servo-systems the high demands on the performance often imply a tightly tuned feedback controller, that takes dynamical interaction into account. Model-based H-optimal controller synthesis is a well-suited technique for this purpose. However, the state-of-the-art synthesis approach yields controllers with...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Bociort, F. (author), Van Turnhout, M. (author)
In present-day optical system design, it is tacitly assumed that local minima are points in the merit function landscapewithout relationships between them. We will show however that there is a certain degree of order in the design landscapeand that this order is best observed when we change the dimensionality of the optimization problem and when...
conference paper 2006
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Marinescu, O. (author), Bociort, F. (author)
Optical designers often insert or split lenses in existing designs. Here, we present, with examples from Deep and Extreme UV lithography, an alternative method that consists of constructing saddle points and obtaining new local minima from them. The method is remarkable simple and can therefore be easily integrated with the traditional design...
conference paper 2006
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Lukszo, Z. (author), Weijnen, M.P.C. (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author), De Schutter, B. (author), Ilic, M. (author)
The need for improving the operation and control of infrastructure systems has created a demand on optimization methods applicable in the area of complex sociotechnical systems operated by a multitude of actors in a setting of decentralized decision making. This paper briefly presents main classes of optimization models applied in PSE system...
report 2006
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Van den Berg, J. (author)
The value of models in process industries becomes apparent in practice and literature where numerous successful applications are reported. Process models are being used for optimal plant design, simulation studies, for off-line and online process optimization. For online optimization applications the computational load is a limiting factor. The...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Gurav, S.P. (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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de Ruiter, M.J. (author)
During the last two decades, computational structural optimization methods have emerged, as computational power increased tremendously. Designers now have topological optimization routines at their disposal. These routines are able to generate the entire geometry of structures, provided only with information on loads, supports, and space to work...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Stork, M. (author)
Emulsions are widely encountered in the food and cosmetic industry. The first food we consume is an emulsion, namely breast milk. Other common emulsions are mayonnaise, dressings, skin creams and lotions. Equipment often used for the production of oil-in-water emulsions in the food industry consists of a stirred vessel in combination with a...
doctoral thesis 2005
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