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Sousa Vicente, Frederico (author)
Multi-step optimization of large composite structures involves formulating the stiffness distribution in terms of lamination parameters that provide a continuous design space, followed by a second optimization in the discrete design space to obtain equivalent stacking sequences. The retrieval of stacking sequences is often challenging as a...
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Mohamed Gomaa Abdulfattah Tolba, Mohamed (author)
The use of fiber-reinforced composites in the aerospace industry has increased over the past couple of decades thanks to their high specific properties. Fiber-reinforced composites also enable engineers to tailor the stacking sequence to satisfy the required stiffness or strength requirements. However, locally optimizing the stacking sequence of...
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van Casteren, Rosalie (author)
The Earth is subjected to 100,000 year cycles of glaciation and deglaciation. The deformations induced by glacial and oceanic loading and the continuous attempt at recovery of the isostatic equilibrium within the solid Earth, are referred to as Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA). This process is ongoing still and yields a large contribution to...
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Torres Guijarro, Ana Isabel (author)
The current needs of sustainable mobility lead to the electrification of transport industries, which require innovative products. The use of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on a commercial basis depends on the development of hydrogen storage devices, which must be reliable and cost-effective. For the design of high safety composite pressure...
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Lambregts, Stef (author)
The use of the Classical Laminate Theory (CLT) is limited to laminates where all the fibres in a ply are oriented in the plane of the laminate. In some applications, it is possible that the plies will start at the bottom of a laminate and end at the top of the laminate. This means an inclination is added to the plies, which creates an extra...
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Migayrou, Yvon (author)
For a housing project in Sirdal, Norway, a bridge is required in order to reach the construction site. Royal HaskoningDHV is interested in the possibilities that FRP composites might offer in terms of bridge design for this situation. Added to this, the fact that construction is mainly possible from one side of the river lead to the idea of an...
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Wang, Yueting (author)
This research aims to test how energy could be used in landscape and then in which means energy landscape could solve the social and cultural issues.
The energy transition is a spatial issue because it is forms of sustainable energy inherently entail new demands on space. A regional spatial vision on energy, based on which issues like...
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de Groot, Arthur (author)
In recent decades, gas production has caused numerous human-induced shallow earthquakes in the province of Groningen, The Netherlands. The buildings in this area were not designed for these unexpected earthquake loads and have shown to be vulnerable. However, current strengthening measures are considered to be time-consuming, expensive, and a...
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Cortes Vargas, Tania (author)
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The “take-make-dispose” linear model has proven to be highly unsustainable during the past decades. A circular economy has emerged as a model that is restorative by design, and a response towards the high material and energy intensive linear model. However, a transition to a circular built environment implies a radical change in...
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Verstraeten, Dries (author)
The aerospace industry has made the transition from aluminium to carbon fibre composites on the newest, most advanced aircraft. One of the main disadvantages of composites is its high susceptibility to impacts, such as tool drops which occurs on a single point of impact. As such, these types of impact have been thoroughly studied. Nevertheless,...
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Sarri, Alkyoni (author)
The building and construction sector play a key role in achieving a sustainable development. In European countries, buildings are responsible for 40-45% of energy consumption, leading to significant amounts of CO2 emissions. The implementation of reusable structures lead to less waste and harmful emissions to the environment. The main purpose of...
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Koelega, Julia (author)
Driven by the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources aimed at mitigating global warming, the wind energy industry has increased significantly in the past decades. Until now, most research on renewable energy production is concentrated on increased efficiency and capacity and less attention is paid to possible secondary...
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Jaspers Focks, Thijmen (author)
Engineering firm Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft has designed many cantilevering elements in Compact Reinforced Composite over the past years. This material, often abbreviated as CRC, is an UHPFRC developed by Hi-Con Denmark and the material distinguishes itself from other concretes as it incorporates large volumes of steel fibres and reinforcement...
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Stikkelorum, Sascha (author)
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Guidi, Marina (author)
From the beginning of the 21st century, thin glass has been used as a screen protector for electronic devices and smartphones. During the last 10 years, several studies have been carried out to introduce the thin glass in the building industry. The advantages of this material are light weight, high strength and high flexibility. On the other...
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van Glabbeek, Laura (author)
Today, society is becoming more and more aware of the environment and the (negative) influence we have on it. Especially the current workings of our economy have a detrimental effect on the environment. To reduce these effects, a transition is being made towards a circular economy. The construction sector plays a big role in the degradation: in...
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van Oudheusden, Alma (author)
In this report, an overview of the most common recycling methods for composite materials is created. It describes the process and recyclate characteristics, as well as the (dis)advantages of each method and the environmental and technological development. To draw conclusions on the current feasibility of composite recycling, the gathered data is...
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Huppes, Niek (author)
After more than 85 years, the iconic Afsluitdijk is in need of a reinforcement. During the latest safety assessment of Rijkswaterstaat the dike did not meet the standards at two components; the amount of wave overtopping (>10 l/m/s) and armour stability. This research goes into detail about the overtopping on the Afsluitdijk. In the new...
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Saleh, Charbel (author)
The research of this thesis focuses on the stiffness and the durability of a composite panel that consists of thin glass as outer layers and a 3D printed core element from recycled PET. Thin Alumino-silicate glass, mostly used in computers, tablets and smartphones, is known for its lightweight, flexibility, durability, high bending strength and...
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Bushunova, Olga (author)
The research concentrated on a behavior of the deep composite deck ComFlor210 under a concentrated force. The distribution of a concentrated force in ComFlor210 was studied numerically and analytically.
The finite element model of a composite slab with 5.4m span showed good agreement with test results in the elastic stage. The parametric...
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