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Wu, P. (author)
The European Union and the United States are proposing to bring in more strict flight vehicle emission criteria in their reports of the high‐level groups on aviation research, i.e. EU Flightpath 2050 and US Destination 2025. More fuel‐efficient aircraft must be developed to achieve this target. Moreover, the increasingly competitive aviation...
doctoral thesis 2109
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Smits, J.E.P. (author)
It is hard to imagine a world without bridges. Bridges lie at the heart of our civilization bringing growth and prosperity to our society. It is by virtue of bridges that communities are able to physically connect to new people and to new places that were previously disconnected. However, bridges are more than mere functional assets. A well...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Gupta, D.K. (author)
Due to global population growth and industrial development, there is a rising demand for energy. It is desired that this demand is met in a cleaner and more sustainable way. Among the various renewable energy sources, solar power is experiencing remarkable growth throughout the world. To ensure that solar power can be a sustainable solution for...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Sunil, E. (author)
The current system of Air Traffic Control (ATC) relies on a centralized control architecture. At its core, this system is heavily dependent on manual intervention by human Air Traffic Controllers (ATCos) to ensure safe operations. The capacity of this system is, therefore, closely tied to the maximum workload that can be tolerated by ATCos....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Rotteveel, E. (author)
This research focuses on identifying the most important stern shape aspects, with regard to resistance and propulsion power, of inland ships. Such information should help designers to determine which hull form aspect to adjust in case design requirements need them to do so. The information is obtained by firstly conducting a large series of CFD...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Sanchez Perez Moreno, S. (author)
A system is a set of interconnected components whose individual behaviour and interactions determine the overall performance of the set. Wind farms are amongst the most complex systems deployed worldwide, based on their uncertainty, heterogeneity and complexity. Moreover, many technical and social disciplines may simultaneously describe the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Suib, S.S.S.B. (author)
Values are attributed to products over time and across generations. They are created, compiled, shared, evolved, exchanged, and also discarded. However, creating an explicit theory and analysis on this subject is challenging due to the abstract and multifaceted nature of the topic with a plethora of theories from various research communities. To...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Poplavskaya, K. (author), de Vries, Laurens (author)
Thanks to new technological advancements and EU policy impulse, distributed energy resources (DER) are poised to become a viable alternative to conventional electricity generation for the provision of balancing services to transmission system operators. In this paper we show that the design variables that affect DER access to and...
journal article 2019
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Pedrosa, Bruno (author), Correia, José A.F.O. (author), Rebelo, Carlos (author), Lesiuk, Grzegorz (author), De Jesus, Abílio M.P. (author), Fernandes, António A. (author), Duda, M (author), Calçada, Rui (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
The maintenance and safety of ancient bridges is a major concern of governmental authorities. In particular, the safety of old riveted bridges fabricated and placed into service at the end of the 19th century deserves particular attention. These structures are susceptible to exhibit high fatigue damage levels due to their long operational...
journal article 2019
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Hegberg, T. (author)
In this dissertation, structural wind turbine blade layouts are presented that are suitable for 10MW and 20MW wind turbine blades. This has been accomplished by using a medium fidelity static aeroelastic model embedded in an optimisation framework. The structural solutions are the result of a stiffness optimisation where the blade mass is...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Slingerland, G. (author), Lukosch, S.G. (author), Comes, M. (author), Brazier, F.M. (author)
Resilient communities are an important prerequisite to reach urban resilience. In such communities, citizens need to be able to participate for improving liveability and safety of their environment. The playable city, where participation is key, provides the environment for this process to unfold. This paper researches requirements for the...
conference paper 2019
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Mulder, I.J. (author), Kun, P. (author)
Even though emerging city-makers are increasingly organized to trigger social changes, it is still hard to apprehend their real power to transform space and the way we live together. In this chapter, we explore how designerly approaches, such as hacking, making, and prototyping, can empower emerging city-makers to trigger a broader change and...
book chapter 2019
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Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Auer, Thomas (author), Klein, T. (author)
Increasing cooling demands in the built environment call for innovative technical solutions and systems for application in buildings. Cooling loads represent an important share of the total energy consumption in warm climates, especially in commercial and office buildings. Moreover, mechanical systems will still be needed in most cases to cope...
review 2019
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Robbins, H.V. (author), Giaccardi, E. (author)
This article accounts for how value in design research can be derived from knowledge exchange that occurs through the collaborative discourse of doing design. To demonstrate this point, the article details the arc and impact of a design research collaboration that extended over several years with design practitioners in the field of internet...
journal article 2019
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Langelaar, M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to communicate a method to perform simultaneous topology optimization of component and support structures considering typical metal additive manufacturing (AM) restrictions and post-print machining requirements. Design/methodology/approach: An integrated topology optimization is proposed using two density...
journal article 2019
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the quasi-experiment setting to test the formulated design support (developed in the author’s PhD research) within a design research methodology (DRM) framework. This support intends to help designers to consciously engage rural families within a development aid scenario and increase their...
journal article 2019
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Lehmhus, Dirk (author), von Hehl, Axel (author), Hausmann, Joachim (author), Kayvantash, Kambiz (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Hohe, Jörg (author)
The present text introduces a Special Section of Advanced Engineering Materials linked to the symposium Advanced Materials for Transport Applications organized by the authors within the framework of the EUROMAT 2017 conference. It introduces the contributions that make up this Special Section, and takes the fact that a majority of them is...
journal article 2019
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van der Spaa, L.F. (author), Wolfslag, W.J. (author), Wisse, M. (author)
In electrically actuated robots most energy losses are due to the heating of the actuators. This energy loss can be greatly reduced with parallel elastic actuators, by optimizing the elastic element such that it delivers most of the required torques. Previously used optimization methods relied on parameterizing the spring characteristic,...
journal article 2019
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The successful utilization of guided wave-based structural health monitoring (SHM) for detailed quantitative diagnostic of damage in composite aircraft primary structures depends on the excitation frequency, geometry, and positioning of the piezoelectric transducers. This study proposes a novel methodology to consistently define those parameters...
journal article 2019
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Tavčar, Jože (author), Horvath, I. (author)
Smart cyber-physical systems (S-CPSs) are complex engineered systems empowered by cyber-physical computing and equipped with the capability of reasoning, learning, adapting, and evolving. As an outcome of data-driven dynamic computing, reasoning capabilities, and the run-time obtained own knowledge, nonlinear and emergent behavior of S-CPSs...
journal article 2019
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