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Jäger, W.S. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author)
Stochastic descriptions and simulations of oceanographic variables are essential for coastal and marine engineering applications. In the past decade, copula-based approaches have become increasingly popular for estimating the multivariate distribution of some variables at the peak of a storm along with its duration. The modeling of the storm...
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Gallos, Lazaros K. (author), Korczynski, M.T. (author), Fefferman, Nina H. (author)
Early detection of traffic anomalies in networks increases the probability of effective intervention/mitigation actions, thereby improving the stability of system function. Centralized methods of anomaly detection are subject to inherent constraints: (1) they create a communication burden on the system, (2) they impose a delay in detection while...
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Morales Napoles, O. (author), Paprotny, D. (author), Worm, D (author), Abspoel, L (author), Courage, W (author)
In this paper two methodologies are investigated that contribute to better assessment of risks related to extreme rainfall events. Firstly, one-parameter bivariate copulas are used to analyze rain gauge data in the Netherlands. Out of three models considered, the Gumbel copula, which indicates upper tail dependence, represents the data most...
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Hu, Y. (author), Leus, G.J.T. (author)

Estimation problems in the presence of deterministic linear nuisance parameters arise in a variety of fields. To cope with those, three common methods are widely considered: (1) jointly estimating the parameters of interest and the nuisance parameters; (2) projecting out the nuisance parameters; (3) selecting a reference and then taking...

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Grande, A.M. (author), Martin, R.P. (author), Odriozola, I (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author)

The macroscopic interfacial healing behaviour in a series of urea-urethane networks as function of the hydrogen bonds and disulphides content is presented. The polymers were prepared with different crosslinking densities but with the same amount of dynamic covalent bonds (disulphide linkages). Tensile and fracture measurements were adopted to...

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Venselaar, M.H. (author)
This book is about work floor experiences of professionals at work floors of housing organizations in The Netherlands in their attempts to apply supply chain partnering. I did not only choose this topic because of its academic and practical relevance. The choices I made, and the personal motivation behind those choices say a lot about what has...
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Bhagwat, P.C. (author), Marcheselli, A. (author), Richstein, J.C. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), de Vries, L.J. (author)

We analyze the effectiveness of a forward capacity market (FCM) with long-term contracts in an electricity market in the presence of a growing share of renewable energy. An agent-based model is used for this analysis. Capacity markets can compensate for the deteriorating incentive to invest in controllable power plants when the share of...

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Magalhaes Pereira, L.F. (author)
Extraordinary actions such as blast loadings and high velocity impact are rare, but usually have devastating effects. Thus, making critical infrastructures, such as military and governmental facilities, power-plants, dams, bridges, hospitals, etc., more resilient against these hazards is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and our...
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Thomas, R. (author)
A power system is composed of various components such as generators, transformers, transmission lines, switching devices and loads. They have their mathematical model and graphical representation. Sometimes, a power system’s change of topology occurs due to events like short circuits, lightning striking a transformer, or a reconfiguration of the...
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Jin, W. (author)
Nanoparticles are increasingly applied in a range of fields, such as electronics, catalysis, energy and medicine, due to their small sizes and consequent high surface-volume ratio. In many applications, it is attractive to coat the nanoparticles with a layer of different materials in order to gain new functionalities. For instance, a coated...
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Bork, S. (author)
A large number of new products and services, such as electric cars, solar panels, and electric boats are introduced and play an important role during sustainability transitions. However, when introduced, these new products do not fit with established aspects of society such as expectations, habits, and infrastructures, leading to low levels of...
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Brinksma, H. (author)
Homes are renovated a number of times during their lifespan. Although we can regard each of these renovations as new, it is more prudent to implement a future-proof solution to renovation.

The purpose of this study is to gain an insight into how future-proof renovation solutions are for homes built between 1975 and 1991 that are...
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Post, W. (author)
Over the past decade, many different strategies were developed to introduce selfhealing properties in structural polymer composite materials. Although many of the investigated routes show promising results on an academic scale, the first commercially feasible self-healing structural polymer composite has yet to be developed. The main objective...
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Calvillo Muñoz, C.F. (author)
Models and simulators have been widely used in urban contexts for many decades. The drawback of most current models is that they are normally designed for specific objectives, so the elements considered are limited and they do not take into account the potential synergies between related systems. The necessity of a framework to model complex...
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Westin, C.A.L. (author)
LIKE many complex and time-critical domains, air traffic control (ATC) is facing a fundamental modernization that builds on the use of more advanced automation (represented by SESAR in Europe and NextGen in the United States). The current function allocation-based relationship between controller and machine is envisioned to evolve to a more...
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Tuinema, B.W. (author)
For the future, several developments of the power system are expected. The transition towards a more sustainable energy supply puts new requirements on the design and operation of power systems, and the transmission network in particular. Offshore, a transmission grid will be implemented to collect large-scale wind energy and to interconnect...
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Radhakrishnan, M. (author)
The magnitude and urgency of the need to adapt to climate change is such that addressing it has been taken up by the United Nations as one of the sustainable development goals - Goal 13 (SDG13) in 2015. SDG13 emphasises the need to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters. Coping with urban...
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Khadra, W.M. (author)
Coastal aquifer management has recently emerged as a main scope in groundwater hydrology, especially in arid and semi-arid zones. About two thirds of the human population are currently gathered close to shorelines relying on coastal groundwater resources. Worldwide, these systems are subject to quality deterioration due to a multitude of...
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Veerbeek, W. (author)
The unprecedented growth of cities has a significant impact on future flood risk that might exceed the impacts of climate change in many metropolitan areas across the world. Although the effects of urbanisation on flood risk are well understood, assessments that include spatially explicit future growth projections are limited. This comparative...
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Alquaimi, B. (author)
Naturally fractured reservoirs (NFRs) are found in many countries around the globe, in almost every lithology. These reservoirs can be carbonates, sandstones, or shale, in the case of unconventional or basement reservoirs. NFRs have been explored and exploited globally for groundwater, geothermal energy, hydrocarbon production, coalbedmethane...
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