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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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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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Lu, G. (author)
Luminous flux maintenance and color stability are two important factors to evaluate the lighting quality. Where a significant amount of research efforts are performed on the former and even some standards have been generated for lumen decay acceleration, research activities and achievements on the latter are lagging behind. DOE Energy Star...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Rogova, E.S. (author)
Reliability of transport equipment plays a crucial role in providing safety for passengers. Safety systems of transport equipment perform safety functions with assigned safety integrity levels (SIL). If the reliability of a safety system is not sufficient, it has to be improved till the required level. This can be done by improving maintenance,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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OrrĂº, C. (author)
The main objective of this project is to develop new measuring techniques for providing detailed data on sediment sorting suitable for sand-gravel laboratory experiments. Such data will be of aid in obtaining new insights on sorting mechanisms and improving prediction capabilities of morphodynamic models. Two measuring techniques have been...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Khakharia, P. (author)
Global greenhouse gas emissions, especially of CO2, have been increasing tremendously over the past century. This is known to cause not only an increase of temperature, but also a change in our climate. Along with a shift to renewable sources of energy, Carbon Capture and Storage is necessary to mitigate climate change. Power plants are the...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Tan, J. (author)
This thesis investigates the ionizing radiation effects on 4T pixels and the elementary in-pixel test devices with regard to the electrical performance and the optical performance. In addition to an analysis of the macroscopic pixel parameter degradation, the radiation-induced degradation mechanisms are also presented from the microscopic...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Heinemann, H.A. (author)
Concrete like materials were already applied during the Roman Empire. After the decline of the Roman Empire, a wide scale application of concrete only reappeared in the 19th century. Here lies also the origin of modern (reinforced) concrete. Since then, both concrete application and composition have significantly changed. Today, concrete from...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Van Pelt, S. (author)
Nitrile hydratases (NHases, E.C. 4.2.1.84) catalyse the transformation of nitriles into the corresponding amides and were first discovered 30 years ago in studies on the microbial degradation of toxic cyano-group-containing compounds. The use of NHases in synthetic chemistry is especially interesting in conversions where the substrate or the...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Klaver, A. (author)
Solar cells are the prime power supply for satellites in space. Space is, however, a hostile environment for electronic devices, such as solar cells: in space the devices are subjected to large temperature cycles, atomic oxygen, space dust, meteorites, and high-energy charged-particle irradiation. In this thesis we present the development of a...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Giacomelli Penon, M. (author)
The original goal of this research was to investigate new ways of predicting the life-time expectancy of organic coatings. Two different approaches were studied for their feasibility. The first approach was to optimise an existing measurement device, or to build one, which is able to detect (physical or chemical) changes of a coating as early as...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Haitjema, H. (author)
doctoral thesis 1989
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