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Mishra, V. (author)
The world has seen industrial revolutions with advancements in manufacturing technologies. The advancements in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies will bring another revolution sooner rather than later. Nowadays, the Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process is already used to manufacture large-scale structures such as ship...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Ranjan, R. (author)
With the advent of Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques, the design principle of `form follows function' no longer remains a utopian proposition. The unprecedented design freedom offered by AM is making it possible to conceptualize highly performant designs by efficiently leveraging geometrical complexity. The increase in design freedom...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Koppen, S. (author)
High-tech equipment critically relies on the precise and reliable fine alignment of components such as mirrors and lenses for calibration and adaptation of instrumentation. To meet the ever-increasing requirements on precision, engineers typically resort to monolithic compliant mechanisms. These mechanisms gain mobility by deformation of the...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Delissen, A.A.T.M. (author)
High-precision motion systems are crucial for many applications, such as in semiconductor equipment, microscopy, robotics, and medical devices. Next to high operating speeds, high accuracy and precision are required, which makes the design of these systems a challenging task. Dynamics, feedback control, and their interaction all play an...
doctoral thesis 2022
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van den Boom, S.J. (author)
Phononic crystals can be designed to have bandgaps---ranges of frequencies whose propagation through the material is prevented. They are therefore attractive for vibration isolation applications in different industries, where unwanted vibrations reduce performance. Yet, important steps are still to be made for the integration of phononic...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Zhang, J. (author)
Cracks, which could nucleate and propagate in engineering structures, could have an adverse effect on mechanical performance and even lead to catastrophic failure. Thus, it is critical to investigate structural behavior under fracture, which requires an appropriate modeling methodology for fracture analysis. Furthermore, designing structures...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Multi-stable beam-type metastructures exhibiting snap-through behavior have been extensively studied in recent years , as their stable states can be maintained without the need of external power supply. By arranging a series of beams exhibiting bi-stability, multi-stable metastructures can be constructed. However, current designs of multi-stable...
doctoral thesis 2022
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van de Ven, E.A. (author)
This thesis a method is described to include manufacturing constraints of the additive manufacturing process into topology optimization. Topology optimization often results in complex structures, which can only be produced by additive manufacturing. Although additive manufacturing has much fewer design restrictions compared to conventional...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Bijster, R.J.F. (author)
In this thesis a proof-of-principle demonstration is developed that uses the heat flux between a probe and a sample as a proxy for their separation. The proposed architecture uses a probe that consists of a bilayer cantilever with an attached sphere at its free end. The deflection of the cantilever that is caused by the heat input is measured...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Keyvani Janbahan, A. (author)
The technique of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is one of the major inventions of the twentieth century which substantially contributed to our understanding of the nanoscale world. In contrast to other microscopy techniques, the AFM does not operate based on the electromagnetic waves, but nano-mechanical interactions between the sample surface...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Gupta, D.K. (author)
Due to global population growth and industrial development, there is a rising demand for energy. It is desired that this demand is met in a cleaner and more sustainable way. Among the various renewable energy sources, solar power is experiencing remarkable growth throughout the world. To ensure that solar power can be a sustainable solution for...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wu, L. (author)
Dynamic analysis of large-size finite element models has been commonly applied by mechanical engineers to simulate the dynamic behavior of complex structures. The ever-increasing demand for both detailed and accurate simulation of complex structures forces mechanical engineers to pursue a balance between two conflicting goals during the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Sajadi, B. (author)
In the last decades, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have drawn immense attention due to their potential use in a wide variety of modern applications, including micro-mechanical sensors and actuators. MEMS are devices combining mechanical and electrical components between 1 and 100 micrometers, all integrated into a single chip. The...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wang, Q. (author)
Inspired by insect flights, flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs) keep attracting attention from the scientific community. One of the design objectives is to reproduce the high power efficiency of insect flight. However, there is no clear answer yet to the question of how to design flapping wings and their kinematics for power-efficient...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Rehman, S.U. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Li, Q. (author)
doctoral thesis 2012
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MacKay, J.R. (author)
doctoral thesis 2012
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Sadeghian Marnani, H. (author)
doctoral thesis 2010
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Bolsman, C.T. (author)
The realization of a wing actuation mechanism for a flapping wing micro air vehicle requires a move away from traditional designs based on gears and links. An approach inspired by nature’s flyers is better suited. For flapping flight two wing motions are important: the sweeping and the pitching motion. The current design is set up to exploit...
doctoral thesis 2010
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De Wit, A.J. (author)
Complex systems, such as those encountered in aerospace engineering, can typically be considered as a hierarchy of individual coupled elements. This hierarchy is reflected in the analysis techniques that are used to analyze the physcial characteristics of the system. Consequently, a hierarchy of coupled models is to be used, accounting for...
doctoral thesis 2009
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