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Casson Moreno, Valeria (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Salzano, Ernesto (author), Cozzani, Valerio (author)
Security threats are becoming an increasing concern for chemical sites and related infrastructures where relevant quantities of hazardous materials are processed, stored or transported. In the present study, security related events that affected chemical and process sites, and related infrastructures, were investigated. The aim of the study...
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Naderpour, Mohsen (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
On February 2007, a massive fire in a propane de-asphalting unit in an oil refinery in Texas, USA happened due to liquid propane release from a cracked pipe in a control station injuring four people, damaging extensive equipment, causing significant business interruption, and resulting in more than $50 million losses. The accident was...
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Guo, Leicheng (author), Su, Ni (author), Zhu, C. (author), He, Qing (author)
Streamflow and sediment loads undergo remarkable changes in worldwide rivers in response to climatic changes and human interferences. Understanding their variability and the causes is of vital importance regarding river management. With respect to the Changjiang River (CJR), one of the largest river systems on earth, we provide a...
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Verners, O. (author), Lyulin, Alexey V. (author), Simone, A. (author)
-based solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) at a graphitic carbon electrode interface. To account for the finite-size effect of interface-confined SPE films, the...
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Bílková, Marta (author), Greco, G. (author), Palmigiano, A. (author), Tzimoulis, A. (author), Wijnberg, Nachoem M. (author)
We introduce the logic LRC, designed to describe and reason about agents’ abilities and capabilities in using resources. The proposed framework bridges two—up to now—mutually independent strands of literature: the one on logics of abilities and capabilities, developed within the theory of agency, and the one on logics of resources, motivated...
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Harmankaya, U (author), Kaslilar, A. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author), Draganov, D.S. (author)
Unexpected geological structures can cause safety and economic risks during underground excavation. Therefore, predicting possible geological threats while drilling a tunnel is important for operational safety and for preventing expensive standstills. Subsurface information for tunneling is provided by exploratory wells and by surface...
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Terefenko, Paweł (author), Giza, Andrzej (author), Paprotny, D. (author), Kubicki, Adam (author), Winowski, Marcin (author)
In Miȩdzyzdroje, a coastal town in Poland, significant cliff retreat has been observed in recent times. It used to be considered mainly a response to storm events with particularly high water levels and wave energy. However, morphology of cliff coasts is shaped not only by the most extreme storm surges or by a number of accompanying processes...
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Bristogianni, T. (author), Oikonomopoulou, F. (author), Justino de Lima, C.L. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author)
Although in theory glass can be endlessly remelted without loss in quality, in practice only a small percentage gets recycled, mainly by the packaging industry. Most of the discarded glass fails to pass the high quality standards of the prevailing glass industry -due to coatings, adhesives, other contaminants or incompatibility of the recipe-...
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Wang, G. (author), Zhao, Junfei (author), Haringa, C. (author), Tang, W. (author), Xia, Jianye (author), Chu, Ju (author), Zhuang, Yingping (author), Zhang, Siliang (author), Deshmukh, A.T. (author), van Gulik, W.M. (author), Heijnen, J.J. (author), Noorman, H.J. (author)
large-scale penicillin fermentor, the cells experience substrate gradient cycles at the timescales of global mixing time about 20–40 s. Here, we used an intermittent feeding regime (IFR) and a two-compartment reactor (TCR) to mimic these substrate gradients at laboratory-scale continuous cultures. The IFR was applied to...
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Lu, X. (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Tan, V. B.C. (author), Tay, T. E. (author)
The cohesive element has been widely employed to model delamination and matrix cracking in composite materials. However, an extremely fine mesh along the potential crack path is required to achieve accurate predictions of stresses within the cohesive zone. A sufficient number of cohesive elements must be present within the cohesive zone ahead...
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Digna, R.F.M.O. (author), Mohamed, Yasir A. (author), van der Zaag, P. (author), Uhlenbrook, S. (author), van der Krogt, Wil (author), Corzo, Gerald (author)
The Eastern Nile riparian countries are currently developing several reservoir projects to contribute to the needs for energy and food production in the region. In the absence of formal mechanisms for collaboration, the transboundary nature of the Eastern Nile basin makes water resources development challenging. The large seasonal and...
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Ezerskaia, A. (author), Uzunbajakava, Natallia Eduarda (author), Puppels, Gerwin J. (author), De Sterke, Johanna (author), Caspers, Peter J. (author), Urbach, Paul (author), Varghese, Babu (author)
We demonstrate the feasibility of short wave infrared (SWIR) spectroscopy combined with tape stripping for depth profiling of lipids and water in the stratum corneum of human skin. The proposed spectroscopic technique relies on differential detection at three wavelengths of 1720, 1750, and 1770 nm, with varying ratio of the lipid-to-water...
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Veer, F.A. (author), Bristogianni, Telesilla (author), Justino de Lima, Clarissa (author)
The classical image of glass is that of a rigid, transparent brittle material characterized by a non-crystalline microstructure. This 19th and 20th century image however is mostly based on the contrast between soda lime glass and metals. It does not really make sense in the 21th century where more modern testing methods have increased our...
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Pascoe, J.A. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Current methods for prediction of fatigue crack growth are based on empirical correlations which do not take the crack growth behaviour within a single cycle into account. To improve these prediction methods, more understanding of the physical mechanisms of crack growth is required. In this research the acoustic emission technique was used to...
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Deutz, D.B. (author), Pascoe, J.A. (author), Schelen, J.B.J. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), de Leeuw, D.M. (author), Groen, W.A. (author)
Piezoelectric energy harvesters are at the front of scientific research as enablers of renewable, sustainable energy for autonomous wireless sensor networks. Crucial for this disruptive technology is the achievable output power. Here we show, analytically, that the maximum output energy per unit volume, under a single sinusoidal excitation,...
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Akgün, O.C. (author)
This paper presents the design of a low-power asynchronous pipelined time-to-digital converter (AP-TDC) to be employed in a time-domain signal processing system. The presented AP-TDC utilizes two novel concepts, namely time-domain subtraction and absolute value based algorithmic conversion. The design and
simulation of the AP-TDC is done...
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Stelling, A. (author), Vlakveld, W. P. (author), van Gent, P. (author), Commandeur, J. J.F. (author), van Wee, G.P. (author), Hagenzieker, M.P. (author)
Listening to music while cycling impairs cyclists’ auditory perception and may decrease their awareness of approaching vehicles. If the impaired auditory perception is not compensated by the cyclist himself or other road users involved, crashes may occur. The first aim of this study was to investigate in real traffic whether teenage cyclists ...
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Rodichev, Yurii (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Strizhalo, Vladimir (author), Soroka, Elena (author), Shabetia, Alexander (author)
The subject area "structural strength of materials" is defined generally as а complex of strength characteristics of materials and structural elements, obtained under special mechanical tests. It is shown that these tests should take into account not only the physical and mechanical properties of the material, but technology, blank processing,...
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Oikonomopoulou, F. (author), Bristogianni, T. (author), Barou, L. (author), Jacobs, Erwin (author), Frigo, G. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author)
Cast glass components are a promising solution for engineering pure glass structures of high transparency and load-carrying capacity due to their large cross-sectional area and monolithic nature. Currently, the few realized structures employing cast glass components rely either on a steel substructure or on an adhesive of high bonding strength...
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Bedon, Chiara (author), Louter, P.C. (author)
In this paper, careful consideration is paid for structural glass elements under fire loading. In particular, a thermo-mechanical Finite Element (FE) numerical investigation is carried out in ABAQUS on small-scale structural glass elements exposed to fire. Taking advantage of past literature efforts, major thermal effects on the material...
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