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Vuik, V. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), Willemsen, Pim W.J.M. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Flood risks are increasing worldwide due to climate change and ongoing economic and demographic development in coastal areas. Salt marshes can function as vegetated foreshores that reduce wave loads on coastal structures such as dikes and dams, thereby mitigating current and future flood risk. This paper aims to quantify long-term (100 years)...
journal article 2019
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Smolders, A.L. (author)
Scientists say that trust in inter-organisational relationships leads to high performance, project success, and better quality in construction work. Later research shows that distrust also plays an important role in preventing excessive trust in relationships. It is better to say that a stable state of trust is the balance between trust and...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Proutski, A. (author)
Materials possessing superconducting properties are highly sought after due to their potential technological applications. Much of the work has focused on utilising a thin insulating barrier separating a pair of superconducting electrodes, a Josephson junction, as a workhorse in the field of superconducting based quantumcomputation. Yet such...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Shomar Monges, H. (author)
For millennia, humans have used microbes to produce industrial products of social and economical value through fermentation processes. In recent years, the application of engineering principles to microbiology have dramatically expanded our ability to modify and optimize microbes for the production of a wide variety of commercial products from...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Vuik, V. (author)
Flood risk reduction in coastal areas is traditionally approached from a conventional engineering perspective, where dikes and dams are built to withstand the forces of tides, surges and waves. Recently, a nature-based approach to flood risk reduction is increasingly promoted, in which the benefits of coastal ecosystems for reducing the impact...
doctoral thesis 2019
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van der Stoep, A.W. (author)
A general purpose of mathematical models is to accurately mimic some observed phenomena in the real world. In financial engineering, for example, one aim is to reproduce market prices of financial contracts with the help of applied mathematics. In the Foreign Exchange (FX) market, the so-called implied volatility smile plays a key role in the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Harkes, D.C. (author)
Information systems are systems for the collection, organization, storage, and communication of information. Information systems aim to support operations, management and decision-making. In order to do this, these systems filter and process data according to business logic to create new data. Typically these information systems contain large...
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Rosdahl, T.O. (author)
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lüthi, F. (author)
Quantum computers promise to solve certain problems such as quantum chemistry simulations much more efficiently than their classical counterparts. Although it is still unclear what material system will ultimately host large-scale quantum computers, solid-state systems are promising candidates due to their inherent scalability and advanced...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Woicke, S. (author)
Many successful landings have been performed on celestial bodies such as Mars, the Moon, Venus and others. All of these had in common that they were designed such that they had to land in regions, which were supposedly free of any hazards or that a certain level of risk was accepted. However, while rocks and other geological features are...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Janssen, T.M.L. (author)
In a semiconductor factory, integrated circuits (or chips) are constructed on top of slabs of silicon, called wafers. The construction of these wafers is complicated and many different processing steps are needed to gradually building the chip layer by layer. Of these steps, photolithography uses the most expensive equipment. Therefore, the...
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Sánchez Gómez, S. (author)
Buildings are becoming taller, lighter, slenderer. These changing characteristics make tall buildings more sensitive to environmental loads, including wind gusts. A building is considered "tall" when its height and slenderness influence the design. Given the demand of improving building performance, the serviceability limit state (SLS) has...
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Schmieden, D.T. (author)
In this study, a method for the bacterial production of a nacre-mimicking composite material was developed. Nacre (mother-of-pearl) is an organic-inorganic composite found in the inner lining of many mollusk shells and in pearls. It has a brick-and-mortar structure consisting of 95% aragonite (calcium carbonate) platelets and 5% organic matrix....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, T. (author)
Patients with colorectal cancer are frequently presented with liver metastases for which (partial) resection is often the best therapy. However, the future remnant liver, the remaining part of the liver after resection, should allow adequate liver function to avoid liver failure. This thesis presents novel methods for the accurate voxel-wise...
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Among all the contributors to fatal accidents, in-flight loss of control (LOC-I) remains one of the largest categories, as indicated by statistics of investigations into past civil aircraft accidents. In flight LOC generally refers to accidents in which the flight crew was unable to maintain control of the aircraft in flight, resulting in an...
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Hartanto, I.M. (author)
The availability of Earth observation (EO) and numerical weather prediction data for hydrological modelling and water management has increased significantly, creating a situation that today, for the same variable, estimates may be available from two or more sources of information. Precipitation data, for example, can be obtained from rain gauges...
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Bocanegra Bahamon, T.M. (author)
The thesis that you are about to read deals with the implementation of a technique to study atmospheres of planets or moons in the Solar System. We use radio telescopes on Earth to track spacecraft that are orbiting planets, and use the signal the spacecraft emits, as it crosses the planet’s atmosphere, to investigate its physical...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Tamminga, G.F. (author)
Over the past decades, transport and traffic models have become powerful tools for transport and traffic practitioners and academics all over the world. Most of these commercial model packages provide proprietary and closed source software, which generally implies that users are not enabled to freely edit, modify and extend the code....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Huang, Y. (author)
In advanced robotic applications such as robotic locomotion, vehicle and flight simulators, and material test devices, there are higher requirements on stiffness, robustness and power ability for the mechanical structure and the actuator. Hence, it is common for such applications to use parallel manipulators and hydraulic actuators, due to their...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lukyanov, A. (author)
N many fields of science and engineering, such as fluid or structural mechanics, and nanotechnology, dynamical systems at different scale need to be simulated, optimized or controlled. They are often described by discretizations of systems of nonlinear partial differential equations yielding high-dimensional discrete phase spaces. For this...
doctoral thesis 2019
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