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Wang, H. (author)
Transition zones in railway tracks are locations with considerable changes in the vertical stiffness of the track support, which can be found near bridges, culverts and tunnels. In such locations, the stiffness variation and the differential settlement of tracks (uneven settlement of the track on the embankment and of the engineering structure)...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Shi, W. (author)
High efficiency, low cost, and long stability are three key factors for the wide application of photovoltaics (PV) which are currently intensively studied in order to meet the increasing global renewable energy demand. Currently, the PV market is mainly based on silicon. However, solar cells based on silicon may not be capable to meet the long...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Cai, Miao (author), Liang, Yonghu (author), Yun, Minghui (author), Chen, Xuan You (author), Yan, Haidong (author), Yu, Zhaozhe (author), Yang, Daoguo (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
A novel silicone rubber elastic key (SREK) is proposed in this paper for surface mounting technology (SMT) applications. Effects of thermal reflowing stress on the mechanical properties of SMT-SREKs are investigated. The manufactured SMT-SREKs, which underwent various reflowing conditions in advance, are subjected to pressing force and...
journal article 2019
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Sadri, M. (author), Lu, T. (author), Steenbergen, M.J.M.M. (author)
This study addresses the contribution of spatial variance in the railway track support stiffness to the expected long-term track degradation. Hereto, a novel frequency-domain model is developed with a double periodicity ‘layer’, capable of dealing with both sleeper periodicity and arbitrary non-uniformity in track properties. The model...
journal article 2019
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Barendswaard, S. (author), Pool, D.M. (author), van Paassen, M.M. (author), Mulder, Max (author)
Vehicle control tasks require simultaneous control of multiple degrees-of-freedom. Most multi-axis human-control modeling is limited to the modeling of multiple fully independent single axes. This paper contributes to the understanding of multi-axis control behavior and draws a more realistic and complete picture of dual-axis manual control....
journal article 2019
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Korswagen Eguren, P.A. (author), Longo, M. (author), Meulman, E. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
In recent years, gas extraction in the northern part of the Netherlands has been causing low-magnitude, induced, shallow earthquakes. Besides safety, the prediction and evaluation of ‘light’ damage due to these induced ground motions is important, as it is related to economic and serviceability losses, and societal unrest. An experimental and...
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Hassan, A.M. (author), Ayoub, M. (author), Eissa, M. (author), Musa, Tagwa (author), Bruining, J. (author), Zitha, P.L.J. (author)
This paper deals with on line viscosity measurements using integrated circuit technology, and is building on a previous paper on the use radio frequency identifier (RFID) technology for determining dielectric coefficients. It is asserted that the progress in RFID technology and integrated circuits, in particular in micro–electro–mechanical...
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Guo, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Zhang, X. (author), Qiang, Weile (author), Jing, Guoquig (author)
The performance and deformation of ballast bed are significantly influenced by the particle morphology (size and shape), the rheology (translation and rotation), and the degradation (breakage and abrasion). Regarding the ballast particle morphology, the ballast particle size is generally measured by sieving and described with the Particle Size...
review 2019
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Chen, Wei (author), Fan, J. (author), Qian, Cheng (author), Pu, Bin (author), Fan, Xuejun (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
The inherent luminous characteristics and stability of LED packages during the operation period are highly dependent on their junction temperatures and driving currents. In this paper, the luminous flux of LED packages operated under a wide range of driving currents and junction temperatures are investigated to develop a luminous flux...
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Yasin, Saima (author), Shakeel, A. (author), Ahmad, Muqarrab (author), Ahmad, Aqeel (author), Iqbal, Tanveer (author)
Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer having excellent mechanical and thermal properties. Exposure of this polymer to aliphatic and aromatic solvents can lead to degradation or swelling of the polymeric material. The present work described the plasticization and stability analysis of semi-crystalline PEEK...
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Yazdan Mehr, M. (author), Bahrami, A. (author), van Driel, W.D. (author), Fan, Xuejun (author), Davis, J.L. (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
In this paper, degradation mechanisms of optical materials, used in the light emitting diode (LED)-based products, are reviewed. The LED lighting is one of the fastest technology shifts in human history. Lighting accounts for almost 20% of the global electrical energy use, inferring that replacement of traditional lighting sources with LEDs...
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Guo, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Qiang, Weile (author), Zhang, Hui (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Higher speed, more freight and frequent maintenance increase ballast degradation and reduce the ballast lifespan. To reduce ballast degradation, crumb rubber used as buffering aggregates in ballast bed is relatively unexplored and needs more studies, because using it has the advantage of reusing the waster rubber and absorbing the noises. The...
journal article 2019
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Taş, Neslihan (author), Brandt, Bernd W. (author), Braster, Martin (author), van Breukelen, B.M. (author), Röling, Wilfred F.M. (author)
Microbial communities in groundwater ecosystems can develop the capacity to degrade complex mixtures of chemicals resulting from pollution by landfill leachate. Monitoring this natural attenuation requires insight into the metabolic potential and activity of microbial communities. We contrasted the metagenomes and metatranscriptomes from a...
journal article 2018
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Jiang, X. (author), Luo, Chengwei (author), Qiang, X. (author), Zhang, Qilin (author), Kolstein, M.H. (author), Bijlaard, F.S.K. (author)
To investigate the mechanical degradation of the shear properties of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) laminates in bridge decks under hygrothermal aging effects, short-beam shear tests were performed following the ASTM test standard (ASTM D790-10A). Based on the coupled hygro-mechanical finite element (FE) analysis method, an inverse...
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Nunez Vicencio, A.A. (author), Jamshidi, A. (author), Wang, H. (author)
This paper presents a Pareto-based maintenance decision system for rail welds in a regional railway network. Weld health condition data are collected using a train in operation. A Hilbert spectrum-based approach is used for data processing to detect and assess the weld quality based on multiple registered dynamic responses in the axle box...
journal article 2018
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Naddaf Dezfuli, S. (author)
When a bone is fractured, it loses its structural integrity which makes it unable to bear any mechanical load. Therefore, a broken bone must be supported until it regains its strength to handle the body's movement and weight. A surgical procedure is needed to set a fractured bone. This procedure often involves repositioning the bone fragments...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Guo, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Song, Jianing (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Ballast track is the most widely used track for the railway transport, and ballast bed plays a significant role to provide resistances during train operation. Generally, the ballast bed consists of crushed stones. To achieve the mitigation of ballast degradation, the first priority is to describe the degradation development and to study its...
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Sadri, M. (author), Steenbergen, M.J.M.M. (author)
This paper studies the effect of railway track design parameters on the expected long-term degradation of track geometry. The study assumes a geometrically perfect and straight track along with spatial invariability, except for the presence of discrete sleepers. A frequency-domain two-layer model is used of a discretely supported rail coupled...
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Jacobs, B. (author), van Driel, W.D. (author), Schuld, M. (author)
Commercial claims for LED-based products in terms of lumen maintenance are fully based on TM-21 extrapolations using LM-80 data. We presented an approach based on statistical data analytics, following the work from Yu & Tseng, at EuroSimE2015. Since then, more LM80 test data came available both for High Power (HP) and Mid Power (MP) LEDs....
conference paper 2018
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Liu, C. (author), Cheng, Gang (author), Chen, Xihui (author), Pang, Y. (author)
Given local weak feature information, a novel feature extraction and fault diagnosis method for planetary gears based on variational mode decomposition (VMD), singular value decomposition (SVD), and convolutional neural network (CNN) is proposed. VMD was used to decompose the original vibration signal to mode components. The mode matrix was...
journal article 2018
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