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Hennig, R.J. (author), Ribó-Pérez, David (author), De Vries, Laurens (author), Tindemans, Simon H. (author)
The adoption of distributed energy resources such as PV cells, electric vehicles and batteries in electric grids is increasing steadily. This brings new challenges for distribution networks. The current network tariffs were not designed for these types of usage and, in many cases, they are not adequate anymore. Thus, many new tariff frameworks...
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Hageman, R.B. (author)
Floating offshore structures are continuously subjected to wave loads and loading originating from operational activities. These loads lead to cracks growing in the structure, a process known as fatigue accumulation. The analysis of fatigue accumulation is subject to large uncertainties. This is related to the high sensitivity of fatigue...
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Sharifi Kolarijani, M.A. (author)
This thesis is comprised of two main parts. In the first part of the thesis, we study the nonlinear Fokker-Planck (FP) equation that arises as a mean-field (macroscopic) approximation of the bounded confidence opinion dynamics, where opinions are influenced by environmental noises and opinions of radicals (stubborn individuals). The distribution...
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Tekinay, C. (author)
Large-scale complex systems are characterized by a large number of interconnected variables and a diverse set of interactions. As the demand for the development and optimization of large-scale systems is growing, so does the need for better techniques to understand their underlying dynamic behavior and predict and manage their long-term...
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van Altena, V.P. (author)
The early Christian apologist Tertullian (ca. 160 - ca. 230 CE) queries in his De<br/>praescriptione haereticorum: “What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What concord is there between the Academy and the Church? What between heretics and Christians?” As the question raised by Tertullian is about the relation between different disciplines...
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Mahmoud, A.N.N. (author)
CMOS downscaling has provided the means to efficiently process the huge raw data resulted from the information technology revolution. However, this becomes more difficult because of leakage, reliability, and cost walls. To keep the pace with the exploding market needs at affordable cost, novel alternative technologies are under investigation;...
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Sedighiani, K. (author)
The capability of high-resolution modeling of crystals subjected to large plastic strain is essential in predicting many important phenomena occurring in polycrystalline materials, such as microstructure, deformation localization, and in-grain texture evolution. However, due to the heterogeneity of the plastic deformation in polycrystals, the...
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Koeze, D.J. (author)
This thesis considers the mechanical properties of amorphous solids such as foams, emulsions, and granular media. Each of these systems consists of “particles” (bubbles, droplets, grains) in a dense, disordered structure. As a system is compressed, it eventually forms enough contacts between particles that it can support a load, including...
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Nguyen, T.D. (author)
This study aims at developing a new set of equations of mean motion in the presence of surface waves, which is practically applicable from deep water to the coastal zone, estuaries, and outflow areas. The Generalized Lagrangian Mean method is employed to derive a set of Quasi-Eulerian mean three-dimensional equations of motion, where effects of...
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Cardoso Medeiros, G. (author)
The Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology became the most promising approach to enable the downscaling of technological nodes below the 20 nm threshold. However, the introduction of new technology nodes for embedded memories such as SRAMs, especially for even smaller nodes such as 10 and 5 nm, gives rise to new manufacturing failure...
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Ibis, F. (author)
Kidney stone formation is a global health problem with increasing prevalence. Stone formation is a physiochemical process involving crystallization of inorganic salts in the presence of biological constituents in the urinary system. To inhibit kidney stone formation, a better understanding of the underlying physicochemical mechanism of stone...
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Laman Trip, J.D.S. (author)
Open questions are whether life can be enabled in uninhabitable environments, and whether there is a limit to howmuch one can tune the speed of proliferation. Answering such questions has broad implications. It may reveal whether we can live in unforeseen habitats, whether we can slow down aging, and whether there are limits to lifespan. In this...
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Nambur Ramamohan, K. (author)
Microphones are the most popular devices used to convert sound into electrical signals. However, with the advent of sensor technology, transducers capable of measuring vector quantities are opening up many new possibilities. One such device is an acoustic vector sensor (AVS), which measures both acoustic pressure and particle velocity, and has...
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van Straten, Bart (author)
Hospital waste has a major impact on the environment. The worldwide growth of hospital waste is the result of the growing world population and the increase in use of disposables. A circular healthcare economy may contribute to the reduction of hospital waste. The circular economy is a system in which waste is prevented and where waste is reused....
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van den Berg, L. (author)
A large part of the wastewater produced worldwide is discharged without any treatment. This has several negative consequences, including the spread of diseases and contamination of the environment. One method to treat wastewater is called aerobic granular sludge (AGS), an advanced, compact technology that uses granules. Granules are spherical...
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Cervone, A. (author), Topputo, F. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Menicucci, A. (author), Turan, E. (author), Di Lizia, P. (author), Massari, M. (author), Costa, E. (author), Bertels, E. (author)
The Earth-Moon system is constantly bombarded by meteoroids of different size and impact speed. Observation of the impacts on the Moon can enable thorough characterization of the Lunar meteoroid flux, which is similar to that of the Earth. While Earth-based Lunar observations are restricted by weather, geometric and illumination conditions, a...
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van de Poel, I.R. (author), Kudina, O. (author)
We propose a pragmatist account of value change that helps to understand how and why values sometimes change due to technological developments. Inspired by John Dewey’s writings on value, we propose to understand values as evaluative devices that carry over from earlier experiences and that are to some extent shared in society. We discuss the...
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Xue, X. (author)
Benchmarking the performance of a quantum computer is of key importance in identifying and reducing the error sources, and therefore in achieving fault-tolerant quantum computation. In the last decade, qubits made of electron spins in silicon emerged as promising candidates for practical quantum computers. To understand their physical properties...
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Rius Vidales, A.F. (author)
The market growth expected for commercial aviation in the coming decades and the increasing social awareness regarding the effects of global warming are driving significant technological developments necessary for emission reduction in future transport aircraft. From the aerodynamics perspective, a significant increase in aircraft efficiency can...
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Seyed Salehi, H. (author)
In this thesis, thermodynamic and structural properties of different deep eutectic solvent (DESs), and mixtures of DESs with gases or water, were computed using the state-of-the-art molecular simulations and computational methods. Discussions were presented on the influence of the intermolecular interactions and liquid structure of DESs on...
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