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Straathof, R. (author), Meijaard, J.P. (author), Perez, S.M. (author), Kolkman-Deurloo, Inger Karine K. (author), Nout, Remi A. (author), Heijmen, Ben J.M. (author), Wauben, L.S.G.L. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Background: The steep radiation dose gradients in cervical cancer brachytherapy (BT) necessitate a thorough understanding of the behavior of afterloader source cables or needles in the curved channels of (patient-tailored) applicators. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to develop and validate computer models to simulate: (1) BT source...
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Safaei, Mohammad (author), Hejazian, Mahsa (author), Pedrammehr, Siamak (author), Pakzad, Sajjad (author), Ettefagh, Mir Mohammad (author), Fotouhi, M. (author)
Gantry cranes play a pivotal role in various industrial applications, and their reliable operation is paramount. While routine inspections are standard practice, certain defects, particularly in less accessible components, remain challenging to detect early. In this study, first a finite element model is presented, and the damage is introduced...
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Zhang, P. (author), He, C. (author), Shen, C. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author), Li, Z. (author)
Wheel-rail high-frequency interaction is closely related to the formation of railway short-wave defects. Finite element (FE) method has been widely used to simulate wheel-rail dynamic systems, but its validity in modelling high-frequency interaction has not been fully demonstrated in three dimensions (3D). This work aims at comprehensively...
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van der Vegt, N. (author), Klerk, W.J. (author), Peters, D.J. (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Hofland, Bas (author)
Initial damage, caused by previous wave loading or other events, might affect the hydraulic stability of pattern-placed revetments. Three common types of damage are considered in this study. The effect of this assumed initial damage on the hydraulic stability and failure probability of revetments is quantified using a FEM model. This model is...
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Knibbe, Jelle (author)
This thesis presents a novel methodology to determine the reliability of cantilever grandstands under dynamic crowd loading. No method currently exists to evaluate this, despite the occurrence of significant vibrations in such structures, for example in the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam. These vibrations can negatively affect both the safety...
master thesis 2023
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Andrade Borges, Emilia (author)
This thesis addresses the topic of ongoing (excessive) deformations observed in balanced cantilever prestressed concrete bridges all over the world. Many authors attribute this behavior to the time-dependent phenomena of creep and shrinkage. Balanced cantilever bridges are classified as creep-sensitive structures, and for that reason, a detailed...
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Qin, Guojin (author), Zhang, Zhenwei (author), Hou, Xiangqin (author), Lu, Hongfang (author), Huang, Y. (author), Wang, Yihuan (author)
In this work, a 3D finite element (FE) based model was developed to assess the condition of an underground hydrogen transmission pipeline containing a corrosion defect under combined internal pressure and soil movement-induced axial compression. The use of mechanical properties of X100 pipeline steel under different hydrogen charging time...
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Wildenborg, Sander (author)
In this work, it is demonstrated that kirigami deformation behaviour can be controlled by tailoring the anisotropic material that is used to create the kirigami structure. The ultimate goal is to find a relationship between the material pattern and the deformation behaviour of the kirigami structure. An anisotropic thermoplastic polyurethane...
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van Tunen, Rick (author)
Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects almost 1% of newborns. Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) CHD affects 20% of newborns and includes anomalies such as tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with or without pulmonary atresia, transposition of the great vessels, and truncus arteriosus. All these anomalies require RVOT reconstruction. Prosthetic heart...
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Wang, Chieh (author)
This study deals with the challenge of warpage in power modules, vital components in the rapidly expanding electric and hybrid-electric vehicle industry. The variations in temperature during manufacturing, resulting in significant warpage changes, contribute to device cracks, delamination, and reduced reliability.<br/>The primary focus is...
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Khan, Afaq (author)
The mechanical failure of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement system can stem from various factors, with one notable cause being the unnatural kinematics and loading observed in prosthetic joint function. Given that,. the primary objective of the study was to investigate whether including functionally graded materials (FGMs) at the site...
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Veenstra, Riemer (author)
In this research, a thermal analysis of the wire and arc additive manufacturing process is presented based on the F.E. method. <br/><br/>An important quality of the F.E. model that is presented in this research is to describe the temperature field that is experienced by the deposited material in the wire and arc additive manufacturing process....
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Talsma, Maaike (author)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive joint degeneration disease resulting in joint pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Among patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), OA incidence is increased. Articular cartilage (AC) degeneration is irreversible, therefore prevention and early detection are essential. Specifically, the...
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Cheng, L. (author)
In the past two decades, offshore wind has emerged as a new source of renewable energy. This highlights the requirement for the utilisation of larger and more efficient offshore wind turbines (OWTs). The connections used in support structures of OWTs are critical to ensure the excellent structural performance of OWFs. An alternative option is...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Stavridou, EVDOKIA (author)
Although relevant information regarding the curtain walls structural damage state is available, hardly any data referring to the seismic loading effect on the overall façade performance is found in the literature. The present research attempts to assess the unitised curtain walls seismic performance by identifying the occurring damage mechanisms...
master thesis 2023
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Kluwer, Thomas (author)
Global warming has caused an increasing demand for renewable energy. Currently, 50% of the renewable energy is provided by wind and solar combined. However, these renewable energy sources are highly volatile. Wave energy converters can provide a stable renewable energy source. Previous research has contributed to understanding various combined...
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Moolenaar, Jet (author)
Introduction: Tibial fracture healing complications occur frequently with reported non-union rates up to 23%. Preoperative patient-specific finite element (FE) modelling of fracture fixation may help to minimize these complications. However, developing such models requires labour-intensive work including (manual) segmentation of bones from...
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Weiler, Marnix (author)
During ‘float-out’ installation of export cables, the cable is pulled to shore while floating, supported by inflatable floaters. Understanding the hydrodynamic behaviour of these cable-floater-systems (CFS’s) is important, to be able to relate the hydraulic environment to the cable stresses and determine the maximum allowed hydraulic conditions...
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Hartman, Illona (author)
In the field of structural and geotechnical engineering, a uniform approach to predict and model foundation settlements during the design phase of a high-rise building appears to be missing. In the Netherlands, pile foundations of tower structures underlain by compressible soil layers are challenging to model due to different stiffness and load...
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Shi, Z. (author), Su, Q. (author), Kavoura, Dr. Florentia (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
To establish the tensile constitutive model of ultra-high performance concrete containing coarse aggregate (CA-UHPC), monotonic and cyclic uniaxial tensile tests for CA-UHPC with fiber volume fractions of 2.5% and 2.0% were conducted. Test results showed that CA-UHPC exhibits approximately linear stress-strain relation up to the tensile strength...
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