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Wang, Haoyu (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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Lu, X. (author), Ridha, M. (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Tan, V. B.C. (author), Tay, T. E. (author)
The cohesive element (CE) has been widely used to model delamination in laminated composites. The penalty stiffness, interfacial strength and fracture toughness are three CE parameters that often determine the accuracy of the numerical analysis by finite elements (FEs). The fracture toughness may be experimentally determined through standard...
journal article 2019
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Nelissen, W. E.D. (author), Ayas, C. (author), Tekõglu, C. (author)
The Kagome structure has been shown to be a highly suited micro-architecture for adaptive lattice materials, in which selected lattice members are replaced by actuators aiming to create shape morphing structures. It is the combination of in-plane isotropy, high stiffness and low energy requirement for actuation that makes the planar Kagome...
journal article 2019
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Geevers, S. (author), Mulder, W.A. (author), van der Vegt, J. J.W. (author)
We analyse the dispersion properties of two types of explicit finite element methods for modelling acoustic and elastic wave propagation on tetrahedral meshes, namely mass-lumped finite element methods and symmetric interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin methods, both combined with a suitable Lax–Wendroff time integration scheme. The...
journal article 2018
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Wang, Haoyu (author), Markine, V.L. (author)
Transition zones in railway tracks are the locations with considerable variation in the vertical stiffness of supporting structures. Typically, they are located near engineering structures, such as bridges, culverts, tunnels and level crossings. In such locations, the variation of the vertical stiffness and the differential track settlement...
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...
journal article 2018
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de Jager, R.R. (author)
The liquefaction flow slide is an important failure mechanism for under water slopes composed of sand.

The failure of the sand body is the result of liquefaction of loosely packed sand, which suddenly looses a large part of its strength and starts behaving as a fluid. Liquefaction flow slides occur unexpectedly and develop at a very...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Lu, X. (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Tan, V. B.C. (author), Tay, T. E. (author)
The cohesive element has been widely employed to model delamination and matrix cracking in composite materials. However, an extremely fine mesh along the potential crack path is required to achieve accurate predictions of stresses within the cohesive zone. A sufficient number of cohesive elements must be present within the cohesive zone ahead...
journal article 2018
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Rahrah, M. (author), Vermolen, F.J. (author)
Stress and water injection induce deformations and changes in pore pressure in the soil. The interaction between the mechanical deformations and the flow of water induces a change in porosity and permeability, which results in nonlinearity. To investigate this interaction and the impact of mechanical vibrations and pressure pulses on the flow...
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Dong, J. (author), Howey, Brock (author), Danen, Benjamin (author), Lin, Jianing (author), Weisheng Jiang, James (author), Bilgin, Berker (author), Emadi, Ali (author)
This paper proposes an advanced dynamic modelling approach of the mutually coupled switched reluctance motor (MCSRM) in the dq reference system that can consider saturation, cross-coupling, and spatial harmonics. Different topologies and their operating principles are investigated and an idealized dq -model considering the inductance harmonics...
journal article 2018
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Schwarz, Alexander (author), Dwight, R.P. (author)
We investigate theoretically and numerically the use of the least-squares finite-element method (LSFEM) to approach data-assimilation problems for the steady-state, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Our LSFEM discretization is based on a stress-velocity-pressure (S-V-P) first-order formulation, using discrete counterparts of the Sobolev...
journal article 2018
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ten Eikelder, M.F.P. (author), Akkerman, I. (author)
This paper presents the construction of novel stabilized finite element methods in the convective–diffusive context that exhibit correct-energy behavior. Classical stabilized formulations can create unwanted artificial energy. Our contribution corrects this undesired property by employing the concepts of dynamic as well as orthogonal small...
journal article 2018
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Vermolen, F.J. (author), Segal, A. (author)
In finite-element computations, one often needs to calculate integrals of products of powers of monomials over simplexes. In this manuscript, we prove a generalisation of the exact integration formula that was reported and proved for two-dimensional simplexes by Holand & Bell in 1969. We extend the proof to n-dimensional simplexes and to...
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Lavalette, N.P. (author), Bergsma, O.K. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In the context of lightweight structure design for the transportation and robotics industries, new types of composite structures are being developed, in the form of trusses made of fiber-reinforced polymer composite members of small diameter. The main objective of this work is to study adhesive joints, bonding pultruded composite tubes inside...
conference paper 2018
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Lavalette, N.P. (author), Bergsma, O.K. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In the context of lightweight structure design for the transportation and robotics industries, new types of composite structures are being developed, in the form of trusses made of fiber-reinforced polymer composite members of small diameter (a few millimeters thick at most). Some concepts of wound trusses can be found in the literature, but...
journal article 2017
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Wang, H. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Liu, Zhigang (author), Song, Yang (author), Duan, Fuchuan (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
This paper studies the evolvement of the wear irregularity of contact wire using wire thickness data measured yearly from a section of railway catenary. The power spectral density and time–frequency representation based on the wavelet transform are employed for data analysis, with an emphasis on local wear irregularities that are crucial for...
journal article 2017
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Valliappan, Valliappan (author), Remmers, J. J.C. (author), Barnhoorn, A. (author), Smeulders, D.M.J. (author)
In this paper, we present a two-dimensional numerical model for modelling of hydraulic fracturing in anisotropic media. The numerical model is based on extended finite element method. The saturated porous medium is modelled using Biot’s theory of poroelasticity. An enhanced local pressure model is used for modelling the pressure within the...
journal article 2017
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Wang, Haoyu (author), Silvast, Mika (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Wiljanen, Bruce (author)
Transition zones in railway tracks are the locations with considerable changes in vertical support structures, e.g., near bridges. Due to possible water flow constrictions in transition zone structures, there is frequently an increased moisture level in the ballast/subballast layers, which is a potential source of track degradation. This paper...
journal article 2017
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van den Eijnden, A.P. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author)
For analyzing low probability slope failures, a modified version of subset simulation, based on performance-based subset selection rather than the usual probability-based subset selection, is combined with the random finite element method. The application to an idealized slope is used to study the efficiency and consistency of the proposed...
journal article 2017
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Koppenol, D.C. (author)
Dermal wounds are a significant global problem; although the treatment of these wounds has improved considerably over the last few decades, a treatment still does not result in a complete regeneration of the injured tissue. Instead, the final outcome of the healing process is scar tissue. The material properties of scar tissue are different from...
doctoral thesis 2017
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