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Benschop, H.O.G. (author)
A significant part of the fuel used for transportation results from the drag in turbulent flows. Techniques for turbulent drag reduction yield associated reductions of the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, which is desirable from both economic and environmental perspectives (cf. chapter 1). This thesis investigates two passive...
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Bellsola Olba, X. (author)
Vessel traffic in ports is a key issue due to the high increase in vessel flows that lead to busier waterways. This dissertation presents novel methodologies to assess vessel traffic in ports based on capacity and risk independently and jointly. These methodologies have been applied to case studies using simulation models and AIS data. They...
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van der El, K. (author)
The introduction of ever-advancing automatic control systems is rapidly changing traditional manual control tasks such as piloting of aircraft and steering of cars. In order to predict how human controllers will interact with new technology, a thorough understanding of the human’s adaptive manual control capabilities and limitations is essential...
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Lu, H. (author)
In the past four decades, China has experienced unprecedented rates of urban growth. This remarkable urbanization has also created challenges for China’s environment. To protect the environment, the Chinese national government has issued several policies while still maintaining high economic growth, such as Scientific Approach to Development in...
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Sarma, R. (author)
The growing demand for energy worldwide has resulted in the exploration and
development of sustainable forms of energy, such as wind energy. Wind turbines
are typically used to extract power from the wind through the rotational motion
of blades, which are aeroelastic structures. Among other practical examples, aircraft wings are also...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Knapper, A.S. (author)
The effects of using mobile phones and navigation systems during driving Driving might be the most complex task that many engage in on a daily basis. Drivers need to pay attention to other vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, while keeping the car safely between the road markings and at an appropriate distance from any vehicle in front. Several...
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Gedik, E. (author)
Understanding human behaviour has sparked the minds of many throughout centuries. One intriguing aspect of human behaviour is the social part; how humans react to each other and their environment. Scientifically studying such behaviour is hampered because of the need for manual annotations, so that social scientists limited themselves to...
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van den Brink, L.E. (author)
Geospatial data is an increasingly important information asset for decisionmaking, from simple every day decisions like where to park your car, to national and international policy on topics like infrastructure and environment.
Because of the location aspect, geospatial data is often the linking pin between different datasets and therefore...
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Varotto, S.F. (author)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and automated vehicles can contribute to reduce traffic congestion and accidents. Field operational Tests have shown that drivers may prefer to deactivate ACC systems that are inactive at low speeds in dense traffic conditions and before changing lanes. These transitions between automated and manual driving are...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Koryakovskiy, I. (author)
Reinforcement learning is an active research area in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, with applications in control. The most important feature of reinforcement learning is its ability to learn without prior knowledge about the system. However, in the real world, reinforcement learning actions may lead to serious damage...
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Charriere, M.K.M. (author)
This doctoral thesis studies the effectiveness of real-life risk communication efforts that include visuals and aim to increase the awareness of populations at risk of natural hazards. Several methods are used. To obtain a picture of the current state of research and practice, a qualitative approach is followed, including a literature review of...
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Gorenstein Dedecca, J. (author)
The expansion of offshore power transmission and generation in the North Seas of Europe is accelerating rapidly. This is due to several drivers, including the decarbonization and reform of the European power system, and innovations in offshore wind and high-voltage direct current transmission. So far, this European North Seas offshore grid is...
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Kumar, M. (author)
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Vitale, S. (author)
The transition towards a more affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy provision paradigm is one of the main 21st century challenges that humanity must overcome to protect the planet from the harmful effect caused by climate change. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has been dramatically increasing since the pre-industrial era. If...
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Abbasalizadeh, A. (author)
Electrochemical metal extraction in molten salts is the dominant industrial method for production of Rare Earth (RE) metals from their oxides. Two major challenges pertaining to RE metals extraction using this technology are a) low solubility of RE oxides in molten salts and b) carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide generation and possibility of...
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de Vos, P. (author)
This research aims to help in solving problems experienced with system integration in early-stage ship and system design by enabling automated design space exploration for on-board energy distribution systems. An Automatic Topology Generation (ATG) tool is developed and tested to do so. The ATG tool supports system designers in making trade-off...
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Janbaz, S. (author)
Nature is full of materials that exhibit astonishing properties that are not available in engineering materials. The study of the underlying structure of such materials has revealed that geometry plays an important role in achieving such properties. Unusual physical and mechanical properties such as structural coloring in butterfly wings and...
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Gutierrez Marin, Juan Pablo (author)
Riverbank filtration (RBF) is a surface water filtration method for drinking water through the banks and bed of a river, using extraction wells located near the water body in order to ensure direct aquifer recharge. As the surface water travels through the sediments, contaminants, such as suspended and colloidal solids and pathogenic...
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Yanai, S. (author)
In this thesis, the microwave detection of mechanically compliant objects is investigated. This starts with a system of a suspended metal drum capacitively coupled to a high impedance microstrip resonator. The mechanical non-linear dissipation of the drums is studied. Next, a suspended nanowire coupled to a CPW resonator is studied. With an...
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Perrier, D.L. (author)
Electroporation is a popular technique to permeabilize the membrane for different purposes such as medical treatments, food processing and biomass processing. In this thesis, we use the bottom-up approach to unravel the role of specific cellular components in the electroporation of cellular membranes. We have studied the role of the gel-phase...
doctoral thesis 2018
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