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Reijers, Rico (author)
Numerous traffic bridges have been constructed over the last 150 years. Because bridges are commonly built based on an expected lifetime of 75 to 100 years, a large quantity of bridges are reaching the end of their design lifetime, or even are far overdue. To ensure these bridges remain operational without experiencing catastrophic failures,...
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Twigt, Tom (author)
The European offshore wind industry has experienced significant growth in the past decade, mainly focusing on shallow areas in the North Sea to reduce the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCoE) and compete with fossil fuels. However, as shallow areas become scarcer and the industry seeks greater independence from government subsidies, a shift...
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Tognan, A. (author), Patanè, Andrea (author), Laurenti, L. (author), Salvati, Enrico (author)
Accurate fatigue assessment of material plagued by defects is of utmost importance to guarantee safety and service continuity in engineering components. This study shows how state-of-the-art semi-empirical models can be endowed with additional defect descriptors to probabilistically predict the occurrence of fatigue failures by exploiting...
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Ji, C. (author), Hu, Jiqiang (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Yang, Jinchuan (author), Zhou, Zhengong (author), Sun, Yuguo (author), Wang, Bing (author)
This paper aims to illustrate the effect of the impact damage on fatigue behavior of CF/PEEK-titanium hybrid laminates. To achieve this end, a fatigue life model was proposed to predict the S–N curves of the laminates at various initial impact energy levels and stress ratios based on the energy dissipation approach. The energy dissipation...
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Yao, Liaojun (author), Chuai, Mingyue (author), Lyu, Zhangming (author), Chen, Xiangming (author), Guo, Licheng (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
Methods based on fracture mechanics have been widely used in fatigue delamination growth (FDG) characterization of composite laminates. These methods are based on the similitude hypothesis. It is therefore important to have appropriate parameters to well represent the similitude, which is useful for fatigue delamination test standard...
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Bufalari, G. (author), den Besten, J.H. (author), Kaminski, M.L. (author)
The response of maritime structures can be multiaxial, involving predominant mode-I and non-negligible mode-III components. Adopting a stress distribution formulation based effective notch stress as fatigue strength parameter for mixed mode-{I, III} multiaxial fatigue assessment purposes, a mode-I equivalent von Mises type of failure...
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Yao, L. (author), Chuai, Mingyue (author), Li, Hanyue (author), Chen, Xiangming (author), Quan, D. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Beyens, M. (author)
Temperature can significantly affect fatigue delamination growth (FDG) behavior in composites, while fiber bridging has been frequently reported during FDG. The focus of this study was therefore on investigating temperature effects on FDG behavior with fiber bridging. Mode I fatigue delamination experiments were conducted on a thermoset...
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Yao, Liaojun (author), Wang, Jiexiong (author), He, Yonglyu (author), Zhao, Xiuhui (author), Chen, Xiangming (author), Liu, J. (author), Guo, Licheng (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
Fatigue delamination growth (FDG) is an important failure in composite structures during their long-term operations. Hygrothermal aging can have significant effects on interlaminar resistance. It is therefore really necessary to explore FDG behavior in composite laminates with hygrothermal aging. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA),...
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Janssen, M. (author), Zuidema, J (author), Wanhill, R.J.H. (author)
In this second edition, which is the result of numerous revisions, updates and additions, the authors cover the basic concepts of fracture mechanics for both the linear elastic and elastic-plastic regimes. The fracture mechanics parameters K, G, J and CTOD are treated in a basic manner along with the test methods to determine critical values....
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Schrijvershof, Pim (author), Rahimi, A. Masie (author), Leone, Nicola (author), Bloemendaal, Alexander (author), Daams, Freek (author), Arezzo, Alberto (author), Mintz, Yoav (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Surgeons performing robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery experience physical stress and overuse of shoulder muscles due to sub-optimal arm support during surgery. The objective is to present a novel design and prototype of a dynamic arm support for robotic laparoscopic surgery to evaluate its ergonomics and performance on the AdLap-VR...
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Gao, Y. (author), Liu, X. (author), Ren, S. (author), Assaf Martinez-Streignard, E.I. (author), Liu, Pengfei (author), Zhang, Yuqing (author)
Bitumen fatigue resistance is critical to determine the overall fatigue performance and service life of asphalt pavements. However, the mechanisms responsible for fatigue damage of bitumen have previously not been well understood. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation has recently emerged as a powerful computer-aided numerical technique to model...
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Noukari, Athanasia (author)
With the continuous increase in transportation volume, bridges face the challenge of carrying higher traffic loads. As a result, bridges undergo fatigue due to repeated and increasing loads, leading to progressive deterioration of their structural reliability. While existing codes already account for several variables affecting the concrete's...
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Romijn, Kasja (author)
Over the past few decades, the Netherlands has built numerous steel railway bridges to improve its infrastructure. The repeated loading from railway traffic makes steel bridges susceptible to fatigue damage. The stress ranges at fatigue-prone locations are generally higher in railway bridges than in road traffic bridges. Due to the limited space...
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Jongbloed, Koen (author)
Muscle fatigue's indirect link to higher athletic injury risks is a key focus of this study. It highlights how fatigue-induced shifts in muscle resource allocation and movement patterns can lead to biomechanical imbalances, subsequently heightening injury susceptibility. Addressing high injury rates in athletics, this study was conducted in two...
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Kazmi, Syed Baqir Ali (author)
This dissertation endeavors to introduce a novel supervised Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methodology for the detection of damage and the prediction of fatigue life in asphalt concrete materials. Grounded in the principles of S-N (strain-number of cycles until failure) curves, this research addresses the intricate task of proficiently...
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Beer, Theresa (author)
With the rising demand for renewable energy, floating offshore wind turbines have gained importance, particularly in regions where deep waters prevent the use of traditional monopile structures. These floating turbines rely on mooring lines for stability against environmental conditions, particularly when facing strong winds and high waves....
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Santamaria Gonzalez, Gabriel Andres (author)
The potential for developing more efficient offshore wind support structures becomes increasingly critical as the offshore wind sector is faced with challenges such as rising commodity prices and shrinking profit margins. These challenges not only impact the industry’s capacity to meet growing global demand but also hinder efforts to address the...
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Giesen, Stefan (author)
Fatigue might be the governing limit state in marine structures mainly induced by the waves and wind. Therefore, using a lap joint for the shell plating to replicate the appearance of a riveted joint for a retro yacht is critical due to the limited fatigue resistance. For this joint type cracks initiated at the root, which should always be...
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Dai, Xiranai (author)
The objective of this project is to examine the effects of new technology in car seats on fatigue and discomfort. The first step involves defining the fatigue framework and selecting an appropriate assessment method. Since different studies suggest that the definition of fatigue can vary in different situations, a street interview was conducted...
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Douma, Laurens Jan (author)
The replacement of conventional generation units with variable renewable energy sources could have a negative impact on the balance of supply and demand of electricity. Moreover, since the variable renewable energy sources are inverter based and therefore decoupled from the grid, the overall grid inertia will decrease. To solve this problem, the...
master thesis 2023
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