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Shomar Monges, H. (author)
For millennia, humans have used microbes to produce industrial products of social and economical value through fermentation processes. In recent years, the application of engineering principles to microbiology have dramatically expanded our ability to modify and optimize microbes for the production of a wide variety of commercial products from...
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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Zhou, Jianchao (author), Laumann, S.J. (author), Heimovaara, T.J. (author)
Using naturally occurring processes to modify the engineering properties of the subsurface has received increasing attention from industry and research communities as they aid in the development of cost-effective, robust and sustainable engineering technologies. In line with this trend, we propose to use precipitates of aluminum (Al) and organic...
journal article 2019
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Morrison, A.R.T. (author), van Beusekom, Vincent (author), Ramdin, M. (author), Van den Broeke, L.J.P. (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author), de Jong, W. (author)
In this work a model of an elevated pressure CO2 electrolyzer producing primarily formate or formic acid is presented. It consists of three parts: A model of the bulk electrolyte, the diffusion layer, and the electrode surface. Data from the literature was used to validate both the bulk portion of the model, as well as the overall model....
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James, Rebecca K. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), Candy, A.S. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), van der Boog, C.G. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), Klees, R. (author), More Authors (author)
Tropical beaches provide coastal flood protection, income from tourism, and habitat for flagship species. They urgently need protection from erosion, which is being exacerbated by changing climate and coastal development. Traditional coastal engineering solutions are expensive, provide unstable temporary solutions, and often disrupt natural...
journal article 2019
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Pascarella, L. (author), Palomba, F. (author), Bacchelli, A. (author)
Defect prediction models focus on identifying defect-prone code elements, for example to allow practitioners to allocate testing resources on specific subsystems and to provide assistance during code reviews. While the research community has been highly active in proposing metrics and methods to predict defects on long-term periods (i.e.,at...
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Remmerswaal, G. (author), Bolognin, M. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author), Rohe, A. (author)
This paper describes current work on the implementation of non-trivial boundary conditions (BCs) for improving the general applicability of the Material Point Method (MPM) to geotechnical boundary values problems. It summarises novel boundary treatments (non-trivial BCs) in MPM for (i) flow conditions, as well as (ii) the application of a...
conference paper 2019
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Wognum, P.M. (author), Bil, Cees (author), Elgh, Fredrik (author), Peruzzini, Margherita (author), Stjepandić, Josip (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author)
Transdisciplinary processes have been the subject of research since several decades already. Transdisciplinary processes are aimed at solving ill-defined and socially relevant problems. Many researchers have studied transdisciplinary processes and have tried to understand the essentials of transdisciplinarity. Many engineering problems can be...
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Ter Berg, C.J.A. (author), Leontaris, G. (author), van den Boomen, M. (author), Spaan, M.T.J. (author), Wolfert, A.R.M. (author)
The optimal moment at which maintenance activities should be performed on structures with long service-life to guarantee the required quality of service is hard to define, due to uncertainties in their deterioration processes. Most of the developed methods and concepts use historical data to predict the deterioration process with deterministic...
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Xu, Y. (author), Borsa, Dana M. (author), Mulder, F.M. (author)
In our efforts to address the issues of Si based anodes for Li ion batteries, such as limited active mass loading, rapid capacity degradation and low scalability in manufacturing, we reported a scalable, high mass loading, and additive-free Si nanoparticles (NP) deposition based electrode, but the achieved capacity and cycle life were still...
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Boots, A. S.T. (author), Krijgsman, L. E. (author), de Ruiter, B. J.M. (author), Lampaert, S.G.E. (author), Spronck, J.W. (author)
Ferrofluid pocket bearings are a type of bearing that are able to carry a load using an air pocket encapsulated by a ferrofluid seal. Previously designed ferrofluid bearings show the great potential of the stick-slip-free and low viscous friction bearings, however until now the load capacity is limited. In this article a method is presented...
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Hendrikse, H. (author), Nord, Torodd Skjerve (author)
Interaction of sea or lake ice with vertically sided offshore structures may result in severe structural vibrations commonly referred to as ice-induced vibrations. With the surge in offshore wind developments in sub-arctic regions this problem has received increased attention over the last decade, whereas traditionally the topic has been mainly...
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Beller, M.M. (author)
Software developers today crave for feedback, be it from their peers in the form of code review, static analysis tools like their compiler, or the local or remote execution of their tests in the Continuous Integration (CI) environment. With the advent of social coding sites such as GitHub and tight integration of CI services such as Travis CI,...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Scholtissek, Anika (author), Gädke, Eric (author), Paul, C.E. (author), Westphal, Adrie H. (author), van Berkel, Willem J.H. (author), Tischler, Dirk (author)
Class III old yellow enzymes (OYEs) contain a conserved cysteine in their active sites. To address the role of this cysteine in OYE-mediated asymmetric synthesis, we have studied the biocatalytic properties of OYERo2a from Rhodococcus opacus 1CP (WT) as well as its engineered variants C25A, C25S and C25G. OYERo2a in its redox resting state ...
journal article 2018
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Winkler, Daniel (author), Haltmeier, Markus (author), Kleidorfer, Manfred (author), Rauch, Wolfgang (author), Tscheikner-Gratl-Gratl, F. (author)
Pipe failure modelling is an important tool for strategic rehabilitation planning of urban water distribution infrastructure. Rehabilitation predictions are mostly based on existing network data and historical failure records, both of varying quality. This paper presents a framework for the extraction and processing of such data to use it for...
journal article 2018
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van Doorn, E.C. (author)
The main challenge of operators working with complex information systems is to gain sufficient situation awareness (SA). In this research project, we developed an analysis scheme to support a holistic study of SA. This analysis scheme was complemented with a method to process cognitive task analysis and observational research data to identify...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Klaassen, R.G. (author), Ceulemans, D.S. (author), de Vries, P. (author)
conference paper 2018
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Levisson, Mark (author), Patinios, Constantinos (author), Hein, Sascha (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Martens, Stefan (author), Hall, Robert D. (author), Beekwilder, Jules (author)
Background: Anthocyanins are polyphenolic pigments which provide pink to blue colours in fruits and flowers. There is an increasing demand for anthocyanins, as food colorants and as health-promoting substances. Plant production of anthocyanins is often seasonal and cannot always meet demand due to low productivity and the complexity of the...
journal article 2018
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Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (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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Gunes, Bilal (author)
doctoral thesis 2018
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