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Oza, Jimeet (author)
Atrial fibrillation is a cardiac arrhythmia resulting from abnormal electrical conduction and impulse formation within the atria. To address this condition, a minimally invasive procedure called cardiac ablation is performed. Real-time visual feedback during this procedure plays a critical role in determining its success.<br/><br/>Photoacoustic...
master thesis 2023
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Treurniet, Daan (author)
The work presented in this report is an attempt to allow density-based topology optimization algorithms to take into account machining costs when optimizing. To this end, and estimation model for the cost of 2.5-axis CNC milling was developed based on the principles of Design for Manufacturing.<br/>This estimation model was implemented in a...
master thesis 2021
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Maas, Wietske (author)
In conventional aircrafts, lift control is achieved by using flap systems. It would be beneficial if flap systems could be replaced by a variable-camber morphing wing. It has been shown that variable-camber morphing wings can significantly improve the aerodynamic performance of the aircraft due to the smoothness of the surface, making it...
master thesis 2021
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van den Ouden, Florian (author)
Applications for thermoelastic metamaterials, in which extremely positive, zero or negative thermal expansion is desired, are plentiful. Nevertheless they are rarely applied, due to their poor manufacturability. To enhance their applicability, a topology optimization framework is proposed and verified, able to generate finite thermoelastic...
master thesis 2021
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Thomas, Dexter (author)
The concept of metamaterials has been extended from electromagnetics and acoustics to the field of mechanics. Metamaterials do not derive their properties from those of the composite, but from the artificial meso-scale geometry as well as from the unit cell structure. Mechanical metamaterials are constrained in that the mechanical properties are...
master thesis 2020
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Bharadwaj, Alok (author)
Production and manipulation of microdroplets is an active are of research. The demand for finding new ways to produce microdroplets has resulted in a challenge to characterize these droplets. The problem becomes especially difficult for microdroplets which are placed on a transparent hydrophilic substrate. Ink-jet printing, Digital microfluidics...
master thesis 2019
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Salters, Ruben (author)
In the industry motion systems with electric motors are used for transporting and positioning thin flexible substrates at high throughput rates. A possible alternative actuation solution could be to apply contactless air film actuators which make use of air bearing principles. The air film actuators use a thin film of air to levitate and propel...
master thesis 2019
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Janssens, Yannick (author)
In this thesis, a methodology is developed that allows for both reliable and computational efficient robustness analysis of aircraft component distortion. This research applies to dis- tortion caused by reductive manufacturing processes that are used to obtain monolithic components from pre-stressed stock material. With the developed methodology...
master thesis 2019
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Tio, Kimberly (author)
Administration of drugs can help in the recovery of the brain for example after a stroke. There are many available delivery routes such as intravenous injection or local injection in the brain. Whereas, the former encounters problems with systemic side effects, the latter requires multiple invasive brain surgery. Local drug administration could...
master thesis 2018
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Kramer, Robert (author)
Suspended hollow micro-cantilevers have been employed for zeptogram (10^-21 g) mass measurements, pipetting of femtoliter<br/>(10^-15 L) volumes, and studies on mechanical interaction with single cells. The main fabrication method of these devices is by standard clean room micro/nano fabrication techniques, however, they are inherently planar,...
master thesis 2018
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Looman, Miranda (author)
Organ on a Chip (OoC) systems are of high interest through its use for medicine testing in a small time scale without the need for animal testing. Membranes used in OoCs form a base to grow cells on and need to be suitable for cell-attachment and porous. Fouling is the 'Achilles heel' in membrane performance. Research shows that as a result of...
master thesis 2018
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Kapel, Pieter (author)
A manufacturing technology is proposed to manufacture polymeric membrane scaffolds for culturing of cells, tissues, and organoids with integrated sensor capabilities and fluidic functionalities. A multilayer substrate is imprinted with a soft mold to manufacture polymeric membrane scaffolds for culturing of cells, tissues, and organoids with...
master thesis 2018
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Frouws, Jan (author)
This work introduces a new method to deal with design dependent pressure loads in Topology Optimisation (TO) using the SIMP material model. A pronounced focus is on optimising pressure actuated compliant mechanisms. The difficulty herein is the interpretation of the pressure boundary in a TO design. In TO the boundaries are blurry, because of...
master thesis 2017
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van Dommelen, Ryan (author)
The structuring of polymers on the micro and nanoscale is performed largely by lithographic techniques, which require complex steps and suffer from geometrical and scaling limits. Techniques such as Nanoimprint Lithography and Hot Embossing are attractive alternatives as they can produce high quality nanoscale structures with a high throughput....
master thesis 2017
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Spruit, Ronald (author)
Transmission electron microscopy is a powerful and commonly used tool to study nanoparticles, nanowires and 2D materials. It provides static information from the sample with atomic resolution, in high vacuum and at ambient temperature. However, in real processes, the environment is often different and dynamic.<br/><br/> MEMS-based sample...
master thesis 2017
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