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de Boer, T. (author)
Both experimental and numerical studies have shown that the crack-bridging is one of the most significant mechanism contributing to the fracture toughness of natural materials like nacre and bone. This study aims to explore if additive manufactured lattice structures can be used to bridge fatigue cracks as well, thereby improving the fracture...
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Shroff, A. (author)
Within 100 years of the Wright Brother's first flight, we are already approaching the top of aviation’s technological S-curve. Breakthrough technical improvements have resulted in an undeniable increase in efficiency and range, but today’s aircrafts are still relatively inefficient resulting in a large amount of air and noise pollution. In order...
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Hangx, R, (author)
In the development of materials used for constructing aircraft, progress has been made in the production, certification and implementation of materials such as Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) and Glass Laminate Aluminium Reinforced Epoxy (GLARE). The state-of-the-art in joining techniques however, has not changed much: fastening is still...
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Gonzalez de Diego, G. (author)
Turbidity currents are an essential agent of sediment transport from shallow to deeper waters. Detailed measurements of the velocity field or particle concentration are only available by means of accurate numerical simulations. In this thesis, a DNS solver for turbidity currents is presented based on the MEEVC scheme, a mass, energy, enstrophy...
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Jans, M.G.M. (author)
As air traffic controller workload is a bottleneck on air traffic growth, automation solutions have been proposed. This study investigates the effect of transparency on the acceptance of resolution advisories generated by an adaptive automation tool and the frustration experienced by controllers when using this tool. Two different kinds of...
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Vidyarthi, K. (author)
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Moeckel, C.M. (author)
The Jupiter flyby of Cassini in 2001 allowed to study the gas giant in detail. Jupiter’s inner magnetosphere is populated by high energy particles, causing an intense radiation observable throughout the microwave regime. The re-calibration of the Cassini RADAR instrument has allowed for constraining the energy distribution of the electron...
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Harlaar, G. (author)
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Rijks, F.G.J. (author)
The effects of horizontal tail geometry and position on longitudinal flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle dynamics were studied using wind tunnel and free-flight experiments. Linearised models were used to analyse the effect on the dynamic properties of the ornithopter. Results show higher steady-state velocity and increased pitch damping for...
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Lopes Barreto, J.W. (author)
The use of deployable structures for space telescopes has the advantage of enabling options to improve their optical performance and reducing the launch volume. The Deployable Space Telescope (DST), which is currently developed by the Space Systems Engineering (SSE) department, will make use of a high precision deployable structure to extend the...
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Chandrasekaran, N.B. (author)
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Somers, V.L.J. (author)
Air Traffic Control (ATC) workload is the main limiting factor for air traffic growth. Although predicting workload is important, a proper objective ATC workload metric is still not available. Previous research has shown that using the solution space diagram as a workload prediction metric is promising. This metric is based on the concept that...
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Broekens, M.R. (author)
In this thesis, the relation between the manufacturing parameters and the mechanical properties of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) materials is analyzed to gain a better understanding of interaction between these two. The existing literature was first analyzed to get an understanding for the process, resulting in a proposed mesostructural and...
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Keus, R. (author)
Monitoring and optimising turbine performance are important tasks of a wind energy operator. However, monitoring activities are expensive and the current state-of-the-art in this field could be improved. A newly developed Avent five-beam Lidar was tested and the impact of heterogeneity on Lidar measurements was analysed. Also, the effect of...
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van der Gaag, J.T. (author)
: Identifying faults early on in the design phase drastically reduces the cost of fixing them and can even prevent the loss of a spacecraft. The Correctness, Modeling and Performance of Aerospace Systems (COMPASS) project created a toolset to approach the design of systems with a model-based angle, specifically critical on-board systems for the...
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Hoeben, N.J.M. (author)
Introduction An aircraft breakdown, crew coming late, or bad weather conditions are examples of disruptions that airlines have to cope with on a daily basis. Even small disruptions might cause infeasibility of airline schedules. Currently, operation controllers of most airlines solve disruptions manually at the day of operation. They attempt to...
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Chang, J. (author)
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Van Den Kieboom, B. (author)
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Rijnsdorp, J. (author)
Re-entry is a term that is applied when one would like to transport some (human) payload from an orbit around a certain body towards the surface of that body. With an entry velocity of multiple kilometers per second, having the vehicle carrying this payload not smashed into pieces at the end of flight is one of the key points of re-entry. Using...
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Follender-Grossfeld, T.R.J.W. (author)
Flare-gas is rest gas from exploration and refining operations. Flare-gas at refineries is a mixture of several production processes’ rest gas. Usually these rest gasses are flared to the atmosphere or re-used as fuel gas after compressing and cleaning it. At Shell Pernis Refinery currently Liquid Ring Compressors are used to compress flare-gas....
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