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Sharifi Noorian, S. (author), Qiu, S. (author), Gadiraju, Ujwal (author), Yang, J. (author), Bozzon, A. (author)
Unknown unknowns represent a major challenge in reliable image recognition. Existing methods mainly focus on unknown unknowns identification, leveraging human intelligence to gather images that are potentially difficult for the machine. To drive a deeper understanding of unknown unknowns and more effective identification and treatment, this...
conference paper 2022
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Yurrita Semperena, M. (author), Murray-Rust, D.S. (author), Balayn, A.M.A. (author), Bozzon, A. (author)
In an effort to regulate Machine Learning-driven (ML) systems, current auditing processes mostly focus on detecting harmful algorithmic biases. While these strategies have proven to be impactful, some values outlined in documents dealing with ethics in ML-driven systems are still underrepresented in auditing processes. Such unaddressed values...
conference paper 2022
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Teunissen, L.P.J. (author), Janssen, E.S. (author), Schootstra, J. (author), Plaude, L. (author), Jansen, K.M.B. (author)
Eleven phase change materials (PCMs) for cooling humans in heat-stressed conditions were evaluated for their cooling characteristics. Effects of packaging material and segmentation were also investigated. Sample packs with a different type PCM (water- and oil-based PCMs, cooling gels, inorganic salts) or different packaging (aluminum, TPU,...
journal article 2021
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de Korte, Johannus Q. (author), Bongers, Coen C.W.G. (author), Hopman, Maria T.E. (author), Teunissen, L.P.J. (author), Jansen, K.M.B. (author), Kingma, Boris R.M. (author), Ballak, Sam B. (author), Maase, Kamiel (author), Moen, Maarten H. (author)
The environmental conditions during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to be challenging, which increases the risk for participating athletes to develop heat-related illnesses and experience performance loss. To allow safe and optimal exercise performance of Dutch elite athletes, the Thermo Tokyo study aimed to determine...
journal article 2021
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Wang, Qinyu (author), Senatore, Gennaro (author), Jansen, K.M.B. (author), Habraken, Arjan (author), Teuffel, Patrick (author)
This paper presents experimental testing of a new semi-active vibration control device comprising a shape memory polymer (SMP) core that is reinforced by an SMP-aramid composite skin. This control device works as a load-transfer component that can be integrated into truss and frame structures in the form of a joint. At the material level,...
journal article 2021
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Wang, Qinyu (author), Senatore, Gennaro (author), Jansen, K.M.B. (author), Habraken, Arjan (author), Teuffel, Patrick (author)
This paper presents numerical and experimental studies on semi-active seismic response control of structures equipped with variable stiffness and damping structural joints. Such adaptive joints, which are comprised of a shape memory polymer (SMP) core reinforced by an SMP-aramid composite skin, function as load-transfer components as well as...
journal article 2021
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Franssen, T.J. (author)
In this project, the opportunities were investigated when combining shape-memory alloy material with 3D printing technology. This combination has the potential to create objects that are able to move on their own. Shape-memory alloys are as the name suggests material with a Shape-Memory this unique quality makes it possible to program a shape...
master thesis 2017
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Voorn, A. (author)
At the moment it is shown by multiple companies that circular strategies can be part of a succesful formula. During this thesis, it was investigated what the potential of circular strategies could be for a paint dispensing manufacturer, who currently has a linear business model. Upgradability and customization seemed promising product directions...
master thesis 2017
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Stevens, D. (author)
The graduation project This graduation project was executed for EDS – Casting & Forging B.V. (EDS). EDS (Engineering Design and Supply) is a company which is particularly involved in the designing of products and parts for other companies. These are metal products or parts which are mostly produced by casting. EDS reduces the weight and costs by...
master thesis 2017
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Esseveld, R.N. (author)
The thesis entails a project in which companies that collect, re-furbish and re-use , used building materials have been studied. The collaborating company, Buurman werkplaats en materialen, is such a company and was interested in becoming more attractive for the business to business market. For this reason, the analysis of the thesis focused on...
master thesis 2017
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Van den Corput, F. (author)
The mystery and beauty of the cosmos have been the subject of our interest for ages, allowing people to navigate, tell stories and find answers to our most existential questions. However, light pollution and the complexity of optical instruments have made us lose touch with the splendour of the universe. An opportunity was found to remedy this...
master thesis 2017
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van Nieuwmegen, O. (author)
This report aims to analyse the possibilities of smart technology for firefighters and how it can be used to make the firefighter department more efficient and safe. The analysis phase focussed on exploring firefighters’ needs and the characteristics of their culture. Besides that, the technological opportunities were investigated, aiming to...
master thesis 2017
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Burford, J.C. (author)
The assignment given by AFKL was to improve customer satisfaction of outstation lounges. Whether this be by improving the current lounges or by coming up with new, alternative services to the lounge. From research it was concluded that there are three different types of lounge users: time efficient, regular, and cautious or working. It’s...
master thesis 2017
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Wang, W. (author)
Nowadays lots of smart materials have been developed and are looking for meaningful applications that would benefit people’s life in the future. These emerging materials need to be materialised and realized through the manufacturing process. On the other hand, looking at the trend of manufacturing, the development of additive manufacturing has...
master thesis 2017
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de Hoop, J. (author)
Since post-consumer plastics have less well defined properties compared to virgin plastics they are not widely applied in consumer products. This thesis studied the unique qualities of post-consumer plastics. Tensile tests were performed, studying the impact qualities of recycled HDPE sheets. Leading to the optimisation of sheet production of...
master thesis 2017
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Snijder, T.A. (author)
Inability to adapt to growth is a problem in the field of pediatric prostheses. Current prostheses do not adapt to the normal growth of children’s limbs and require constant visits to health care providers for adjustment or replacement. To solve this issue a new socket was designed making use of auxetic metamaterials. The residual limb of the...
master thesis 2017
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Henselmans, G.G.M. (author)
Problem situation - Global population is expected to double its size in 2030 (EMF, 2013), so will global consumption. Resource scarcity and associated environmental impact has shown that the current way of conducting business is not sustainable (Bocken et al., 2014). A promising alternative is proposed; circular economy. This new economic system...
master thesis 2017
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Vlugter, J.C. (author)
Over the course of the 20th century, plastics have transformed the way we use, design and manufacture the products that define our everyday lives. Yet as our global demand for plastics increases, so does the amount of plastic waste that is created. Currently only a small amount of the material value of this waste stream is retrieved through...
master thesis 2017
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Coutsoucos, A. (author)
This project was commissioned by Livework Rotterdam with the intent of designing a new service value proposition to offer to clients. This new service would have to support large companies in developing disruptive startups through a service design approach. Research was conducted to explore three core topics: companies’ barriers to disruptive...
master thesis 2017
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Stolk, L.M. (author)
Objects surrounding us are predominantly static. This report describes a step towards a more dynamic world. A new composite is introduced that is able to change its shape like a hinge. The process started with analysing and reproducing a composite consisting of a low-melting point metal and a silicone, created in 2016 (by van Meerbeek et al.)....
master thesis 2017
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