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Korakas, Ntonalnt (author)
In this thesis an investigation into the buckling behaviour of steel trusses with eccentric joints is performed.<br/>In recent years, Ampelmann motion compensated gangway systems have been pivotal to the advancement of offshore personnel transfers. These systems for functionality reasons require the use of eccentric joints. The behaviour of such...
master thesis 2022
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Pereira, Andres (author)
A novel twist morphing concept is explored, that exploits the buckling instabilities of slender spar webs integrated into a wing structure to control the twisting response to external loads. The main novelty of the concept is in controlling the effective shear stiffness of the post-buckled slender spar webs through external variable constraints...
master thesis 2022
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Kapildewsing, Rajiv (author)
Vibration energy harvesters can help in different areas. These vary from supplying power to medical implants or wireless sensors that can aid in predicting natural disasters. However, the problem is that they are not able to generate power across a large bandwidth of frequencies. Bistable energy harvesters can solve this problem when these are...
master thesis 2021
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Ashok, Aravind (author)
The advancement in the steering capabilities of fibre placement machines has improved the tailoring potential and therefore the design possibilities for composite structures. However, the larger design freedom leads to complex and non-convex design spaces. Finding the optimum solution thus becomes costly and challenging, specifically considering...
master thesis 2021
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van Driel, Tim (author)
Free-form façades with bent glass have become increasingly popular in recent times. As bent glass is stiffer against out-of-plane loads, it can result in thinner glass and lower embodied carbon. A promising new technique is to cold bend thin glass plates with a stiff structural edge into a hyperbolic paraboloid (hypar), and to subsequently lock...
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Germonpré, Flores (author)
The collapse of composite stiffened panels in compression is complex and involves the interactions of many different failure modes. However, when the panel is allowed to enter the post-buckling regime, skin-stringer separation due to the interaction of the post-buckling deformations with the skin-stringer interface is often the critical failure...
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James, Mikhail (author)
Structural elements under compression can fail due to instability. Such type of failure may present itself as flexural buckling, which is the sudden change of configuration of one state to another at a critical compressive load. Actual structure characteristics, such as cracks, real joints, sudden changes of flexural stiffness, bracing, and...
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Gkekas, Athanasios (author)
This study is an attempt to develop a preliminary composite fuselage sizing tool for the decision making process utilizing analytical structural analysis equations and a bottom-up cost approach to estimate weight and cost. Previous research by several authors and companies is reviewed in order to define the knowledge gaps that the project is...
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Gutierrez Prieto, Eduardo (author)
Eukaryotic cilia and flagella are some of the best conserved biological structures across species. Giventhe pressure natural selection imposes onto living beings to optimize their body plans, eukaryotic flagella have demonstrated to be an optimal organelle for propulsion at low Reynolds numbers. Therefore, understanding how cilia beat is of...
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Karagiannis, Thomas (author)
The usage of tanks has been quite common throughout the industry during the last decades. They fall into the category of shell structures and this is how they need to be studied. The focus of this thesis is concentrated on ground based thin cylindrical tanks filled with water made out of steel. Thin shells are susceptible to buckling, a...
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Staats, Laurens (author)
Lateral torsional buckling (LTB) of I-beams is an established buckling phenomenon in civil and structural engineering known for causing structural failures. However when a buckling instability is present the structure contains a form of negative stiffness. Due to the observed tendency of I-beams subject to LTB to twist about their longitudinal...
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Renckens, Berber (author)
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) has increased rapidly in popularity in the past few decades. The material's advantageous properties, such as a high strength-to-weight ratio and low required maintenance, gave rise to its popularity in multiple major engineering branches. Buckling behaviour develops due to the notably low stiffness-to-strength...
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Pareyns, Kaat (author)
Launch vehicle structures are commonly composed of cylindrical and conical shells, which are inherently sensitive to buckling. The axial compression experienced during launch can consequently be a sizing load case, so it is important to understand the axial buckling behavior of these shells. Experimental testing is an essential part of studying...
master thesis 2021
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Schiller, Arne (author)
Predicting the critical buckling load of cylindrical shells with circular cutouts subjected to uniform axial compression is an important part of the structural design in the aerospace industry as buckling significantly reduces the load-carrying capability of the structure. A cutout constitutes a major disruption in the shell geometry, and...
master thesis 2021
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Numić, Armin (author)
Bistable vibration energy harvesters are an interesting alternative to their linear counterparts. They allow for large amplitude oscillations between their stable equilibria, from which much energy can be generated. However, the stable equilibria are separated by a potential energy barrier that has to be overcome. Therefore, we cannot guarantee...
master thesis 2021
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Zhang, Jiayao (author)
Shape morphing has been considered a future direction in the pursuit of maximised aerodynamic and structural efficiency of an aircraft wing by triggering geometric reconfiguration to adapt to specific design requirements or load environments. Researchers have endeavoured to seek for morphing solutions that are simple, predictable, tailorable and...
master thesis 2020
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Symes, Patrick (author)
This thesis aims to provide insight into the conceptual design phase of Tetrahedron B.V. with regards to buckling stability. Currently, Tetrahedron B.V. assumes an effective length factor of one for determining the cross-section profiles of the Tetrahedron Crane. In this thesis, Euler-Bernoulli beams are used to model every member of this crane,...
master thesis 2020
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Snel, Koen (author)
The ongoing demand for bigger and more efficient ships pushes their designs towards the strength limits. Sometimes, ship structures are pushed beyond their limits with the possibility of significant negative economic and environmental impact or, in the worst case, impact on human life. This makes it explicitly clear why the development of...
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van Delft, Vincent (author)
For the design of a steel sheet pile, verification checks should be done on multiple failure mechanisms. One of the failure mechanisms which should be checked is the check on global buckling. This is a mechanism in which the deformation of the pile is enlarged due to the normal or vertical force. With the enlargement of the sheet pile, the soil...
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Baciu, Theodor (author)
So far thermoset based composites have been used in primary aircraft structures, owing to their good performance and vast research on the subject. Recently thermoplastic based composites also gained an increased attention and there is a push towards adopting these for primary aircraft structures as well. This interest for thermoplastic...
master thesis 2020
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