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Aggarwal, Sakshi (author)
New railway bridges for high-speed trains are being built in a many countries around the world. In addition to the construction of new bridges, existing bridges are ageing. These two factors make the assessment of railway bridges essential. The bridges are designed considering certain predefined reliability criteria to account for the...
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√ústem, Deniz (author)
The Netherlands is often depicted as a battleground, with the Dutch in a constant struggle against the water that surrounds them. This project examines this tradition in the context of the Wadden Sea and the island of Schiermonnikoog, where this battle between the land and the sea is at its most extreme.

This project traces the myth of ...
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van Lochem, Jelmer (author)
In thedynamic world we live in, the transportation of people and goods in a reliable,efficient and timely manner has grown to be more important than ever. Roads andcities are becoming more congested and the impact of greenhouse gasses canalready be observed. The need for controlling transportation systems, andspecifically fleets of vehicles,...
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Faassen, Gilles (author)
In the automotive industry automation is popular and every year car OEMs advance their technology to be able to drive autonomously. Longitudinal control of the vehicles is an important part of the complete autonomous driving system. The difficulty of this control problem lies with changing longitudinal dynamics and the lack of full-state system...
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Hammer, Daan (author)
A transition to V2G is hampered by many barriers, such as battery degradation and high investment cost. A dramatic shift towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the future transport system drastically changes the conditions for a transition to V2G, potentially resulting in a more flexible V2G system that efficiently deals with bidirectional flows...
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Engelsma, Jorrik (author)
Similar to any industry, a constant effort in the aerospace industry is cost reduction. For space missions the cost is proportional to the launch mass. One method for reducing the launch mass is to incorporate specialised manoeuvres in the trajectory that reduce the propellant mass required. One such manoeuvre is the aerocapture. Aerocapture...
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Scholten, Jan (author)
Deep Reinforcement Learning enables us to control increasingly complex and high-dimensional problems. Modelling and control design is longer required, which paves the way to numerous in- novations, such as optimal control of evermore sophisticated robotic systems, fast and efficient scheduling and logistics, effective personal drug dosing...
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Tatomir, Niko (author)
Aeroelastic stability must be maintained for the entire flight duration. Of the vast phenomena that fall under the field of aeroelasticity, flutter is the most studied and influential in terms of driving aircraft design. As such, it is the main topic of analysis of this Master Thesis. For flutter analysis, it is of critical importance to...
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Aimambet, Narken (author)
Anode baking is a huge part of the Aluminum industry. The quality and characteristics of the anode blocks will be formed in the anode baking furnaces. The process itself is very expensive, time consuming and ecologically unfriendly. From the other hand, anode baking process can use its own waste as a secondary fuel source. Here, by waste we mean...
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van Duijn, Daan (author)
In recent years, more and more medical operations are done minimally invasive. Intervention radiology is a medical specialty which uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose, or treat diseases. Instruments like needles and catheters are used by radiologists to enter the network of veins and arteries guided by image modalities. A complex...
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Hoogerbrugge, Ary-Jan (author)
In modern ASML machines optical components play an important role in the lithography process. EUV light is transported from the source to wafer by reflective optics. These mirrors are subjected to large thermal loading, as a large portion of the reflected light is absorbed in the mirror structure. The portion of the absorbed light is strongly...
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Fikriyan, Rafil (author)
The phenomenon of lateral migration of neutrally buoyant rigid spheres is studied experimentally for Poiseuille Flow. The study relied on the particle migration technique to capture the distribution of particles radial position at different flow parameters. In this thesis, the varying experimental parameters are flow Reynolds number and particle...
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van Rhijn, Thijs (author)
Within the KustGenese 2.0 research project a 5Mm3 pilot nourishment is created on the ebb-tidal delta of Ameland. For this thesis I was involved in the parties; Van den Herik, the contractor who executed the work, Deltares and Rijkswaterstaat. A tool is created to quickly analyse new surveys in combination with the ships deposit data. The tool...
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van den IJssel, Daan (author)
As ports are important infrastructure for a countries economy, ports fulfill a vital role in society. In the contemporary global environment, one is expected to adjust its business routines to meet sustainability targets. Because of their significant importance in a port governance framework, terminal operators prove an interesting unit of...
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Schifflechner, Christopher (author)
The utilization of deep geothermal resources for combined heat and power generation in Germany has increased slowly but continuously during the last years. Due to the growing technical readiness, the focus is now shifting from the first proof of concepts to optimizing the performance of existing plants. One promising approach is the further...
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Heyer, Stefan (author)
In recent years Adaptive Critic Designs (ACDs) have been applied to adaptive flight control of uncertain, nonlinear systems. However, these algorithms often rely on representative models as they require an offline training stage. Therefore, they have limited applicability to a system for which no accurate system model is available, nor readily...
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The Space@Sea platform is a sustainable offshore modular platform designed for a workspace at sea as an effort in coping up with the economic growth and allocating marine resources to more efficient uses. There are four potential applications of the platform: farming, transport & logistics hub, energy hub, and living spaces. In the case of...
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Braemer, Arjan (author)
This research presents an Integrated Production and Distribution Scheduling (IPDS) optimization problem in which the total transportation costs for an online grocer have to be minimized. The production refers to the preparation of orders at the production facility and the distribution is related to the transportation from the production...
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Wout, Daan (author)
A prevalent approach for learning a control policy in the model-free domain is by engaging Reinforcement Learning (RL). A well known disadvantage of RL is the necessity for extensive amounts of data for a suitable control policy. For systems that concern physical application, acquiring this vast amount of data might take an extraordinary amount...
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Jessurun, Timothy (author)
It is well known that for tall cylindrical structures under wind action, such as wind turbine towers, vortex induced vibrations (VIV) may occur. During the installation of offshore wind turbine towers there are different stages of transport where we might deal with VIV. The main objective of this thesis is to explore the possibility of modeling...
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