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Van 't Hof, C. (author)
Chemical shrinkage and simultaneous build-up of mechanical properties in curing thermosets leads to the build-up of residual stresses and strains. Depending on the constraints these may cause interface failure, dimensional inaccuracy or failure in the thermoset or its surrounding structure. The present work aims at both an improved methodology...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Van den Berg, J. (author)
The value of models in process industries becomes apparent in practice and literature where numerous successful applications are reported. Process models are being used for optimal plant design, simulation studies, for off-line and online process optimization. For online optimization applications the computational load is a limiting factor. The...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Zuidema, J. (author)
Modelling of Flow Phenomena during DC Casting Jan Zuidema The production of aluminium ingots, by semi-continuous casting, is a complex process. DC Casting stands for direct chill casting. During this process liquid aluminium transforms to solid aluminium while cooling down. This is not an instantaneous transformation, but occurs in temperature...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Pielage, B.A. (author)
The conceptual design of automated freight transport systems is a challenging matter. It involves many different parties, types of people and disciplines which all have to work together to develop a system which is often new and complex. Automated freight transport systems typically have a long lifecycle, require large investments and can have a...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Keller, A.I. (author)
Designers surround themselves with visual material as a source of inspiration. The images are used in collages and moodboards to define and communicate the direction of a design project at an early stage of the design process. This thesis describes how designers interact with their collections of visual material and how new tools can support...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Heikkinen, J.M. (author)
The current and future energy policy aims at increasing the share of renewable energy in worlds energy supply. One possibility to enhance energy production by renewable sources within a short term is co-combustion. This means co-firing biomass and waste with fossil fuels at existing power plants originally designed to fire fossil fuels. In...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Stork, M. (author)
Emulsions are widely encountered in the food and cosmetic industry. The first food we consume is an emulsion, namely breast milk. Other common emulsions are mayonnaise, dressings, skin creams and lotions. Equipment often used for the production of oil-in-water emulsions in the food industry consists of a stirred vessel in combination with a...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Kavelin, K.G. (author)
This work is carried out within a university project, which is focused on the life cycle efficiency of products. This project is conducted because of the growing interest towards environmental protection, which requires a sustainable development of the industrial progress. A Dutch-EVO concept car was taken as a vehicle for the research within...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Berchicci, L. (author)
Studies dealing with environmental issues in New Product Development have made significant progress explaining how firms can develop greener new products that succeed in the market and Environmental New Product Development (ENPD) has become a wide-spread practice within an increasing number of firms. Nevertheless, green entrepreneurs and product...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Van der Kraan, M. (author)
The large-scale water pollution by the textile dyeing industry is a global environmental problem. The ever more stringent regulations on wastewater also make it an economical problem. In the last two decades therefore, research has been done on an environmentally benign technology, using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) as a dye solvent,...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Achtsnick, Marcel (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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Zhang, B. (author)
Designers, engineers and ergonomists are seeking to exploit the opportunities offered by the 3D anthropometric technologies. These technologies make 3D measurements possible and provide us with a more detailed description of human body in comparison with the traditional 1D or 2D data processing. In many industrial design cases, there is a need...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Jeltsema, D. (author)
Increasing demands on efficient power management and conversion, together with demands on reduced harmonic generation, higher bandwidths, and reliability, make it necessary to design devices (e.g., controllers, compensators, filters etc.) that ensure a system to meet certain directives. Such devices are most often developed and studied using...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Wang, C. (author)
Lack of facilities in supporting design reuse is a serious problem in product shape modeling, especially in computer-aided design systems. This becomes a bottleneck of fast shape conceptualization and creation in consumer product design, which consequently prohibits creativity and innovation. In the past, several efforts have been made in order...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Gaertner, R.S. (author)
Investigation of the reactive recrystallization of trona (sodium sesquicarbonate) and sodium bicarbonate to sodium carbonate (soda) in a mixed solvent led to the design of several alternative, less energy consumptive, economically very attractive process routes for the production of soda from all principal sodium carbonate sources. The kinetics...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Wensveen, S.A.G. (author)
People use their cognitive, perceptual-motor and affective skills to interact with electronic products. In normal language we could say that interacting with products requires not only knowing and doing, but also feeling. Lately, researchers on human-computer and human-product interaction realized that a one sided cognitive approach will not...
doctoral thesis 2005
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De Jong, W. (author)
Fossil fuels still dominate the energy supply in modern societies. The resources, however, are depleting. Therefore, other energy sources are to be exploited further within this century. Biomass is one of the practically CO2 neutral, renewable contributors to the future energy production. Nowadays many modern, high efficiency (combined) power...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Mohanty, P. (author)
The dynamic behavior of structures is a primordial factor determining its structural stability, reliability and lifespan. Therefore, in many advanced engineering applications, it has become essential to predict the dynamics of new designs through simulations, to identify the dynamic characteristics of prototypes and finally to monitor systems in...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Shabakhty, N. (author)
A variety of factors is governing the operational conditions of jack-up platforms. The platforms are moved to different locations, which are causing changes in water depth, environmental and seabed conditions, drilling depths, payload etc. Insight should be gained in how the different factors affect the lifetime in order to be able to make a...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Moes, C.C.M. (author)
We are using many designed artefacts in our daily life. These artefacts are typically in physical interaction with the human body, and cause stresses and deformations inside the tissues. When these stresses exceed a given level, the proper physiological functioning of the tissues is limited, and ergonomics discomfort or even medical...
doctoral thesis 2004
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