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Lionetto, Francesca (author), De Nicolas Morillas, M. (author), Pappadà, Silvio (author), Buccoliero, Giuseppe (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Maffezzoli, Alfonso (author)

The approach for joining thermosetting matrix composites (TSCs) proposed in this study is based on the use of a low melting co-cured thermoplastic film, added as a last ply in the stacking sequence of the composite laminate. During curing, the thermoplastic film partially penetrates in the first layer of the thermosetting composite, leading...

journal article 2018
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Wiegmans, B. (author), Behdani, B. (author)

The results presented in this article identify the role of costs in the scientific and grey freight terminal handling literature and analyses the handling costs of different terminal sizes. The literature review shows that handling costs only play a marginal role in the scientific research in intermodal rail freight terminals (IRT). This is...

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Bloemendal, J.M. (author), Hartog, Niels (author)
Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) is a technology with worldwide potential to provide sustainable space heating and cooling using groundwater stored at different temperatures. The thermal recovery efficiency is one of the main parameters that determines the overall energy savings of ATES systems and is affected by storage specifics and site...
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Wardenier, J. (author), de Vries, P.A. (author), Timmerman, Gerrit (author)

This paper deals with the evaluation of fatigue cracks under a concentrated compression (wheel) load in an I-section with full penetration welds between the web and flange. The objective is to investigate whether cracks stop or nearly stop when they have grown through the residual tensile stress field. These experimental investigations are...

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Diakite, A.A. (author), Zlatanova, S. (author)

As we realize that we spend most of our time in increasingly complex indoor environments, applications to assist indoor activities (e.g. guidance) have gained a lot of attention in the recent years. The advances in ubiquitous computing made possible the development of several spatial models intending to support context-aware and fine-grained...

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Leal Filho, W. (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Neht, A. (author), Klavins, M. (author), Morgan, E.A. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) is a phenomenon whereby temperature levels in urban areas are higher than in surrounding rural settings. Urban heat islands are a matter of increasing concern, since they can affect communities by exacerbating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (due to the greater use of air conditioning) and the occurrence of...
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Zhong, Zhichao (author), Aveyard, R.A. (author), Rieger, B. (author), Bals, Sara (author), Palenstijn, Willem Jan (author), Batenburg, K. Joost (author)

HAADF-STEM tomography is a common technique for characterizing the three-dimensional morphology of nanomaterials. In conventional tomographic reconstruction algorithms, the image intensity is assumed to be a linear projection of a physical property of the specimen. However, this assumption of linearity is not completely valid due to the...

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Werner, Christoph (author), Hanea, A.M. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author)
In decision and risk analysis problems, modelling uncertainty probabilistically provides key insights and information for decision makers. A common challenge is that uncertainties are typically not isolated but interlinked which introduces complex (and often unexpected) effects on the model output. Therefore, dependence needs to be taken into...
book chapter 2018
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Heikoop, D.D. (author)
With the rapid increase in vehicle automation technology, the call for understanding how humans behave while driving in an automated vehicle becomes more urgent. Vehicles that have automated systems such as Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) or Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) not only support drivers in their journey, but also place them in a passive...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Ou, X. (author)
The aim of this PhD. thesis is to use molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to comprehend the mechanisms governing nucleation and growth of martensite phase in austenitic phases in iron. In view of this objective, the thesis is divided into five parts: Chapter 2 reviews previous investigations of the fcc-to-bcc transformation in iron by MD...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Bazzica, A. (author)
Digital music platforms have recently become the primary revenue stream for recorded music, making record labels and content owners increasingly interested in developing new digital features for their users.
Besides listening to expert-curated playlists and automatically recommended music, users can also benefit from a more informative, non...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Teerds, P.J. (author)
The modern emphasis on authenticity and the individual not only caused an ‘astonishing flowering of poetry and music’ and ‘the rise of the novel’ states the philosopher Hannah Arendt in her well-known book The Human Condition, but also the fall and ‘decline of the more public arts, especially architecture.’ In this study Hans Teerds takes up the...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Yüksel, C. (author)
In mining, modelling of the deposit geology is the basis for many actions to be taken in the future, such as predictions of quality attributes, mineral resources and ore reserves, as well as mine design and long-term production planning. The essential knowledge about the raw materialproduct is based on this model-based prediction, which comes...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wieneke, B.F.A. (author)
The fundamental properties of computed flow fields using particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) have been investigated, viewing PIV processing as a black box without going in detail into algorithmic details. PIV processing can be analyzed using a linear filter model, i.e. assuming that the computed displacement field is the result of some spatial...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Haringa, C. (author)
The broth in industrial scale fermentors may contain significant gradients in, for example, substrate concentration, dissolved oxygen and shear rates. From the perspective of microbes in this fermentor, these gradients translate to temporal variations in their environment that may affect their metabolic response. As a result, there may be...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Echevarria Icaza, L. (author)
The urban planner's role should be adapted to the current globalised and over-specialised economic and environmental context, envisioning a balance at the regional scale, apprehending not only new technologies, but also new mapping principles, that allow obtaining multidisciplinary integral overviews since the preliminary stages of the design...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Han, Y. (author)
Traffic congestion has become a global issue that has a significant impact on our societys productivity. Its negative effects not only lie in the travel delays and unsafe conditions that it brings to road users, but also many aspects of our lives such as the air we all breathe. Construction and traffic management are typical alternatives for...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Hoekstra, M. (author)
Currently wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) consume a lot of energy and surface area. While the incoming water contains chemical energy (BOD) and reusable resources which are not effectively utilized. The ideal is to develop a treatment scheme which allows for the efficient removal of pollutants while minimizing the energy input and maximizing...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Suba, R. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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van Erp, H.R.N. (author)
We present here a Bayesian framework of risk perception. This framework encompasses plausibility judgments, decision making, and question asking. Plausibility judgments are modeled by way of Bayesian probability theory, decision making is modeled by way of a Bayesian decision theory, and relevancy judgments are modeled by way of a Bayesian...
doctoral thesis 2017
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