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Obinna, U.P. (author)
The transition of the electricity system to smart grids would require from residential endusers to adapt to a new role of co-provider or active participants in the electricity system. End-users would for instance use energy efficiently, generate renewable energy locally, plan or shift energy consumption to most favourable times (such as when...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Singor, S.N. (author)
In times of market turmoil volatility increases and stock values and interest rates decrease, so that the risks in the balance sheets of insurance companies increase. An important part of these risks is due to the guarantees that are embedded in insurance policies. Life insurers sell products like unit-linked, profit sharing and variable annuity...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Vliegendhart, R. (author)
The twenty-first century has brought plentiful computational power and bandwidth to the masses and has opened up access to multimedia recording devices for everyone. With these developments, a shift in the landscape of multimedia took place: from traditional one-to-many programming (the paradigm of traditional television) to many-to-many...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Eid, C. (author)
The European policy focus on smart grids implies their development as an indispensable part of the future power system. However, the definition of a smart grid is broad and vague, and the actual implementation of a smart grid can differ significantly depending on the stakeholders involved. Smart electricity grids can be defined as electricity...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Madzarevic, Z. (author)
Efficient and cost-effective technologies that will enable separation and capture of CO2 are needed. The development of high-performance all-aromatic poly(ether)imide (P(E)I) membranes is attractive as they offer a large degree of design freedom and they are cheap to operate. However, the molecular design rules towards P(E)I membranes that...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Verlaan, J.G. (author)
Een exploratieve studie naar de financieel-economische implicaties van de invoering van een baten-lastenstelsel bij de Nederlandse Rijksoverheid voor de instandhouding van civieltechnische netwerken. Doel is om als professioneel opdrachtgever op basis van bedrijfseconomische beginselen de instandhoudingsactiviteiten optimaal te sturen. Hiermee...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Fernandez de la Fuente, J. (author)
The global energy challenges along with global warming are regarded as the most important issues faced by humankind in the 21st century. A fossil fuels-based energy economy cannot support the rapidly increasing world energy demand in a sustainable manner. Hence, the development and implementation of alternative solutions to the use of fossil...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Henriques Vieira, B.J. (author)
The present thesis’ topic is the biomonitoring of atmospheric trace elements with attention focused on the long-range transported trace elements. The aim was to provide improved understanding of aerosol characteristics under the atmospheric transport dynamics of Central North Atlantic at different altitudes, and also evaluate the usability of...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kulshreshtha, Y. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), van Paassen, L.A. (author)

Starch is a natural polymer which is commonly used as a cooking ingredient. The renewability and bio-degradability of starch has made it an interesting material for industrial applications, such as production of bioplastic. This paper introduces the application of corn starch in the production of a novel construction material, named CoRncrete...

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Peeters, P.M. (author)
In 2015, the global community came together in Paris and agreed on a CO2 emissions pathway to avoid a temperature anomaly of more than 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. A significant source of CO2 emissions, the main greenhouse gas causing climate change, is the tourism sector. From research published by the UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation) in...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Yang, J. (author)
Crowd knowledge creation plays a central role in many types of Web based information systems, ranging from community question-answering (CQA) systems (e.g. StackOverflow and Quora) to micro-task crowdsourcing systems (e.g. Amazon mTurk and CrowdFlower). In these systems, knowledge demands are generally fulfilled by means of tasks (e.g. questions...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author)
De grondverkopen op het gebied van bouwgrondexploitatie zijn met 25,6% gestegen naar € 1,3 miljard over de eerste 9 maanden van 2017. Het resultaat van gemeentelijke grondexploita-ties is 5,6% hoger dan over dezelfde periode in 2016. Ongeveer 1/5 van de grondverkopen is bedoeld voor bedrijventerreinen. Hiervan is bijna de helft (47%) verkocht in...
report 2017
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Platzek, F.W. (author)
A river engineer is challenged with the task of setting up an appropriate model for a certain application. The model needs to provide suitable answers to the questions asked (i.e. be effective) and needs to do this within the available time (i.e. be efficient). To set up such a model with sufficient accuracy and certainty, a modeller needs to...
doctoral thesis 2017
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de Vries, W. (author)
Effective recycling of municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ashes (MSWI-BA) and construction and demolition wastes (CDW) has proven to be a challenge, despite the high potential for recovering valuable metals in MSWI-BA and reducing the carbon footprint of the construction industry. The fundamental problem is caused by the combined presence...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Shang, H. (author)
The observation of surface water bodies in all weather conditions and better knowledge about inundation patterns are important for water resource management and flood early warning. Microwave radiometers at 37 GHz were applied to observe and study the inundation pattern in large subtropical floodplains in China, i.e. the Poyang Lake and Dongting...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Oud, G.T. (author)
This research entails the numerical simulation of physical flow instabilities that can occur in two-phase pipe flows with a new efficient algorithm. The fluids are assumed to be immiscible, and the flow is incompressible and isothermal in a straight circular pipe section with a certain inclination. The numerical algorithm that was developed...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Ahmadi, D. (author)
In the past decades, diversity has become a popular catchphrase in theoretical, policy and public discourses in Canadian cities.

This study seeks to add to our understanding of urban diversity, as perceived and experienced by those who inhabit, frequent and govern urban areas. The study further makes use of a variety of qualitative and...
doctoral thesis 2017
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van de Kaa, G. (author), Kamp, L.M. (author), Rezaei, J. (author)

This paper studies the technology battle for biomass conversion in the Netherlands. Three types of technologies are currently fighting the battle for standard dominance: combustion, pyrolysis, and gasification. Twelve relevant factors for standard dominance were found: ‘financial strength’, ‘operational supremacy’, ‘learning orientation’, ...

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Post, W. (author), Cohades, A. (author), Michaud, V (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author)

We report the development of an intrinsic healing glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite based on a disulphide-containing organic-inorganic thermoset matrix. Thermomechanical experiments showed that the newly developed matrix has a combination of a Young's modulus value in the range of (800–1200 MPa), the ability to multiple...

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Chockalingam, S. (author), Pieters, W. (author), Herdeiro Teixeira, A.M. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author)
Bayesian Networks (BNs) are an increasingly popular modelling technique in cyber security especially due to their capability to overcome data limitations. This is also instantiated by the growth of BN models development in cyber security. However, a comprehensive comparison and analysis of these models is missing. In this paper, we conduct a...
conference paper 2017
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