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Mouroulis, Stijn (author)
This master thesis contains a study on the implementation of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) onto a steel bascule bridge, with the aim of weight reduction. As a case study, the Amalia bridge near Waddinxveen (crossing the Gouwe channel) is used. Two alternative design propositions are presented. The thesis has been subdivided into several parts,...
master thesis 2018
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Kramer, Robert (author)
Suspended hollow micro-cantilevers have been employed for zeptogram (10^-21 g) mass measurements, pipetting of femtoliter
(10^-15 L) volumes, and studies on mechanical interaction with single cells. The main fabrication method of these devices is by standard clean room micro/nano fabrication techniques, however, they are inherently planar,...
master thesis 2018
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Toutouh, Azeddine (author)
In 1949, Toms (Toms B.A., (1949, 1977)) observed that small amounts of a drag reducing agent (DRA) could cause a considerable drag reduction in turbulent pipe flow. In application of polymer enhanced oil recovery, degradation of polymers in the supply lead could cause clogging. It was, however observed that surfactants at sufficiently high...
master thesis 2018
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Guarnerio, Edoardo (author)
In the past decades, several EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) techniques have been developed to increase the amount of oil recoverable from a reservoir. Among these techniques, polymer flooding consists in the injection of a solution of water and polymer into the reservoir, and it is performed in order to lower the mobility of injected water. A...
master thesis 2018
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Schmidt, Julia (author)
Synthetic polymers, in the emulsified form, have been utilized for enhanced oil recovery applications by using saline make-up water. However, there are concerns that have been raised about their injectivity. The large entangled polymer chains can clog the pore throats, giving a tendency to cause injectivity reduction. In this study, processing...
master thesis 2018
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Shetty, Santhosh (author)
Large scale stationary energy storage is becoming the need of the hour as the world transitions to a renewable economy. For this, there is a necessity of higher energy density batteries that can cope well both in storing excess energy and minimizing fluctuations on the grid. Solid polymer electrolyte batteries can be extremely safe and reduce...
master thesis 2018
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Selz, Alexander (author)
Due to the increasing need for large scale energy storage batteries have become a subject of great interest. Sodium aqueous batteries have the potential to deliver the kind of affordable grid scale energy storage needed to assist renewables penetration and power/price stability in the market. Since there are several well known positive...
master thesis 2018
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Chheda, Rushabh (author)
Indonesia is one of the 5 countries in the world that contribute to around 60% of all the ocean plastics in the world. This thesis project is based in the kampungs of Cigondewah, in Bandung, Indonesia. This project tries to deal with the local economies of waste recycling and the informal housing industry. The kampungs are situated next to a...
master thesis 2018
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Neeskens, Tim (author)
The research focuses on the combined use of thin glass and a 3D printed spacer pattern. The goal is to design a possible solution to use thin glass in architecture.
In the first part of the thesis background research on thin glass, additive manufacturing, adhesive bonding and structural geometry is conducted. This has lead to results to...
master thesis 2018
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Kluiters, Thomas (author), Overweel, Leon (author), Vos, Daniël (author), Vos, Jelle (author)
ING wants to offer their customers the best experience possible. To achieve this goal, ING’s Customer Journey Experts (CJEs) constantly map and analyze the way customers use ING services in a Customer Journey Map. These maps however, are hard to share and collaborate on. ING needs an online tool in which they can, together with multiple people,...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Heuberger, Chris (author)
Floating bridges are found at locations where deep water must be crossed for a long distance, such as in Norwegian fjords. The superstructure of the existing floating bridges is usually constructed from steel. In a marine environment these bridges are exposed to dynamic wave loads. As such, the current floating bridges suffer severe damage due...
master thesis 2018
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Siarov, Stefan (author)
In-space manufacturing proves more important now than ever. The capability of creating a sustainable manufacturing strategy for spare parts or tools would significantly improve both mass budget and costs. Therefore, additive manufacturing (3D printing) in space is seen as an enabler of future scenarios that explore beyond the current boundaries...
master thesis 2018
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Zelvyte, Aureja (author)
Twisted and Coiled Polymer Actuators (TCPAs) are a new type of thermally driven fiber artificial muscles with many attractive advantages, including high power-to-weight ratio, large contractions, lightweight, and low cost. However, one drawback is a low force that one TCPA can generate. To fully implement TCPAs in robotic systems, TCPAs must be...
master thesis 2018
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Kaymenaki, Vassia (author)
The main objective of the current study is the investigation of the behavior of structural joints consisting of Shape Memory Polymers. Taking into account the large environmental impact caused by the massive production of structural materials, the change of the current structural design philosophy is becoming essential. Conventional structural...
master thesis 2018
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Kapel, Pieter (author)
A manufacturing technology is proposed to manufacture polymeric membrane scaffolds for culturing of cells, tissues, and organoids with integrated sensor capabilities and fluidic functionalities. A multilayer substrate is imprinted with a soft mold to manufacture polymeric membrane scaffolds for culturing of cells, tissues, and organoids with...
master thesis 2018
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Smis, Ren (author)
Flexible electronics have become the subject of industry focus, generating a market desire for fully flexible temperature sensors. To the best of our knowledge, there are no current systems that can adequately satisfy both the mechanical flexibility and sensing performance demanded for commercial applications. This work focused on a design for a...
master thesis 2018
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Röling, Marloes (author)
The Twisted and Coiled Polymer Muscle (TCPM) is a new, light weight compliant actuator that is easy and inexpensive to produce. As a result there is a growing body of research, with the goal of implementation of the TCPM. Our research combines two existing fields: 1. Self-sensing, eliminating the need for an external force and displacement...
master thesis 2017
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Veldhuizen, Jelmer (author)
Hydraulic structures that are surrounded by flowing water can experience undesirable Flow-Induced Vibrations. These vibrations have a record of negative consequences. The most important cause of vibrations is self-excitation. This is a mechanism in which the forces acting on the hydraulic gate are amplified by the movement of the hydraulic gate...
master thesis 2017
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Thiravia Rajan, Harish Kumar (author)
Exponential increase in demand and continuous improvements in standard of batteries has attracted the need for exploring every possible ways of improving its performance. Enhancing cathode/anode capacity, stability and upgrading the current class of gel and liquid electrolytes, efficient packing of the cell stacks while simultaneously helping it...
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Smit, Sam (author)
Microfluidics has changed the way we think about laboratory experimental design. With the use of lab-on-chip devices, we are capable of carrying out experiments that include several functions on a single chip. Despite a lot of progress in the miniaturization of these devices, the peripheral systems which control the microfluidic functionalities...
master thesis 2017
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