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Brandetti, L. (author)
In urban areas, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) show promise due to their omnidirectional design, addressing challenges faced by traditional horizontal-axis turbines (HAWTs). Despite significant progress in urban VAWTs, extensive multidisciplinary research is needed to optimise their efficiency and use in such environments. <br/><br/>This...
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Burgers, Piene (author)
Given the building sector's significant impact on energy consumption and CO2 emissions, there is a clear need for a sustainable solution. Here, smart building technologies are emerging as a promising response, as they offer the potential to improve operational efficiency while reducing environmental impact. However, the development of smart...
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Bink, Kiki (author)
Facing the critical challenge of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the maritime industry, this thesis explores the potential of smart control systems using Reinforcement Learning (RL) for autonomous sailing. Traditional controls for sailing fall short in navigating the complex, dynamic conditions of maritime environments. RL has shown...
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Hazelaar, Sander (author)
New insights into the landing behavior of bumblebees show an adaptive strategy where the optical flow expansion of the landing target is step-wise regulated. In this article, the potential benefits of this approach are studied by replicating the landing experiment with a quadrotor. To this end, an open-loop switching method is developed,...
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Panichi, Edoardo (author)
In this thesis, we introduce a novel approach aimed at enhancing the jumping and landing capabilities of quadruped robots. Our method integrates both model-based and model-free strategies and features a behavioral cloning framework designed to reduce computational delays often encountered in trajectory optimization.<br/><br/>Initially, we build...
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Mckenzie, Max (author)
Haptic shared controllers (HSCs) are a promising solution to prevent human over-reliance on automation during tasks such as car driving. However, research has shown that if the HSC is tuned incorrectly, then there is a risk of haptic conflicts between the human and HSC. To address this challenge, this paper presents the design and implementation...
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Berjaoui Tahmaz, Amin (author)
This paper presents a hierarchical reinforcement learning framework for efficient robotic manipulation in sequential contact tasks. We leverage this hierarchical structure to sequentially execute behavior primitives with variable stiffness control capabilities for contact tasks. Our proposed approach relies on three key components: an action...
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Kaushal, Janki (author)
This research evaluates various linear quadratic control techniques, with a particular focus on loop transfer recovery methods, to enhance the safety and robustness of flight control systems. It aims to address the limitations of classical control strategies in managing complex, multivariable systems by implementing advanced recovery mechanisms....
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Snijders, Daan (author)
With its 500.000 flights per year, Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe. Efficient runway use is vital for a smooth day-to-day operation. This paper investigates the new runway scheduler at Schiphol Airport, also referred to as the Departure Manager (DMAN). The new DMAN is built for a better utilisation of the outbound...
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Sara Boby, Sara (author)
In the field of fluid mechanics, there has been a significant shift towards the integration of machine and deep learning techniques to address challenges in reduced-order modeling, flow feature analysis, and control, especially within the realm of active flow control (AFC) for objectives such as lift optimization and drag reduction. Deep...
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Bestebreur, Timon (author)
The versatility of the internet enables many applications that play an increasingly bigger role in our society. However, users have little control over the route that their internet traffic takes, which prevents them from controlling who sees their packets and how their traffic is handled. Researchers have proposed an extension to the internet,...
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Loukisas, Chari (author)
This study demonstrates an effective systematic control design procedure by applying H∞ Loop-Shaping with a structured controller on an agile aerospace vehicle with a focus on automation. The gain-scheduled implementation is additionally described and tested with non-linear simulations, including a realistic moving point-hit scenario with...
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Bhatti, Ghanishtha (author)
Soft robots are characterized by compliant elements that introduce heightened kinematic complexity compared to their rigid counterparts. Such systems, with infinite degrees of freedom, are inherently underactuated, making precise real-time shape regulation a challenging task. Model-based controllers, utilizing tractable reduced-order modelling...
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van den Broek, M.J. (author)
In the current state of model-based wind farm flow control, the implementation of yaw-based wake steering based on steady-state models has demonstrated potential for improving wind farm power production. However, for realistic, time-varying wind directions, the dynamics of wake propagation may impact the effectiveness of wake redirection. This...
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Trip, Kenrick (author)
With the introduction of autonomous vehicles on public roads, their performance in emergency situations has become a strong focus. Collision Imminent Control (CIC) concerns the planning and control of aggressive evasive maneuvers for collision avoidance of automated vehicles. CIC is implemented using adaptive Nonlinear Model Predictive Control ...
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Tang, Weihong (author)
In light of the pressing challenges posed by global climate change and the imperative to reduce CO2 emissions, innovative approaches in energy management are critically important. This thesis presents an exploration of heat pumps integrated with Thermal Storage System (TES) systems, an area of research and application pivotal for enhancing...
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Ravenberg, Jevon (author)
In this work, we propose a method of processing patient input on discomfort level during robot shoulder physiotherapy into discomfort maps. These maps represent the patient's discomfort distribution throughout the range of motion of the shoulder, interpretable by both physiotherapists and robots. This method consists of three parts: the patient...
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Liu, L. (author)
The MMC-based MTDC systems are considered a promising solution for long-distance power transmission, integration of renewable energy sources, and interconnection of power grids. Nowadays, MMC-based MTDC systems have been successfully developed in various projects worldwide and are expected to play a significant role in future electrical power...
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Homola, Marek (author)
In the rapidly evolving aviation sector, the quest for safer and more efficient flight operations has historically relied on traditional Automatic Flight Control Systems (AFCS) based on high-fidelity models. However, such models not only incur high development costs but also struggle to adapt to new, complex aircraft designs and unexpected...
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Giuffré, A. (author)
In 2022 the aviation sector accounted for 1.9%of global greenhouse gas emissions, 2.5% of global CO2 emissions, and 3.5% of effective radiative forcing. To reach the long-term target of net zero emissions, revolutionary aircraft designs, featuring electrified or hydrogen powered propulsion systems, are needed. At the same time, the...
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