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Manders, Nicolas (author)
The economic engineering group at the DCSC uses Newtonian and analytical mechanics to model economic systems but makes no use of thermodynamics. The introduction of thermodynamics to the economic engineering framework would increase the extent of analysis and interpretation of economic systems in economic engineering. In this thesis the...
master thesis 2019
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Nagda, Neel (author)
Stringent control demands from the high-tech mechatronics industry have warranted the need to explore potentially advantageous non-linear controllers. Variable Fractional Order (VFO) calculus provides one such avenue to build non-linear PID-like controllers. VFO calculus is the generalization of integer order differentiation and integration,...
master thesis 2019
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van Didden, Sebastiaan (author)
Offshore wind energy is a promising prospect to meet the ever-growing demand for energy. Its reputation is, however, sullied by high costs not yet competitive with conventional energy resources. The Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) attempts to radically reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of offshore wind by utilising a seawater-hydrostatic...
master thesis 2019
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Overbeek, Mike (author)
Maritime piracy has been a problem for the last decades and peaked in 2010. This resulted in large investments in anti-piracy measures, but as piracy waned over the following years, so did the investments in anti-piracy measures. This could be an indication that the stage for maritime piracy has been reset. This report suggests a more efficient...
master thesis 2018
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de Jong, Ruben (author)
A conventional dynamic positioning system is used to control vessel motions in the horizontal plane, i.e. surge, sway and yaw. However, the safety and operability of several offshore operations can be increased when also the roll motion is actively controlled, especially in beam seas. A control system model is proposed for combined thruster...
master thesis 2018
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Ivens, Mark (author)
Reset controllers can outperform PID controllers and may introduce phase advantage compared to linear PID control. However, in general, reset controllers do not have the same steady state properties as linear controllers, like removing steady state errors. In case of model mismatches and disturbances, this may cause limit cycles (persisting...
master thesis 2018
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Storm, Roald (author)
Currently there is strong interest in the deployment of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro energy. This is driven in part due to the negative consequences of burning fossil fuels, such as health issues and climate change. To optimize the energy extracted in a wind farm the turbines require some control algorithm. Today, wind...
master thesis 2018
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Kerklaan, Martijn (author)
The dynamic relation between the displacement and reaction torque of the human joint is known as joint impedance. Properly quantifying joint impedance has medical potential in the diagnosis, understanding and modelling of movement disorders associated with neuromuscular conditions like cerebral palsy, stroke, dystonia and old age. The...
master thesis 2018
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de Feber, Max (author)
There lies an opportunity for significant cost savings in the installation of subsea cables in offshore wind farms which is why the current work proposes a state-of-the-art method for monitoring the cable during installation. The proposed method enables offshore crew to look through the water with the use of augmented reality. To this end a real...
master thesis 2017
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Ravi, Siddharth (author)
This project addresses a fundamental problem faced by many reinforcement learning agents. Commonly used reinforcement learning agents can be seen to have deteriorating performances at increasing frequencies, as they are unable to correctly learn the ordering of expected returns for actions that are applied. We call this the disappearing...
master thesis 2017
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