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Roubos, A.A. (author), Steenbergen, Raphael D.J.M. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)

Design codes and standards rely on generalised target reliability indices. It is unclear, however, whether these indices are applicable to the specific risk-profile of marine structures. In this study, target reliability indices for quay walls were derived from various risk acceptance criteria, such as economic optimisation, individual risk ...

journal article 2018
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Bavdaz, Alenka (author)
In the field of Information Retrieval (IR), test collections are an important part of IR system evaluation. When evaluating IR systems on a test collection, the results may not accurately represent the performance of the systems on topics not contained in that test collection. Therefore, we want to get a sense of the accuracy of results on a...
master thesis 2018
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Meeusen, M. (author), Visser, P. (author), Fernández Macía, L. (author), Hubin, A. (author), Terryn, H.A. (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author)

In this work, the study of the time-dependent behaviour of lithium carbonate based inhibitor technology for the active corrosion protection of aluminium alloy 2024-T3 is presented. Odd random phase electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (ORP-EIS) is selected as the electrochemical tool to study the corrosion protective properties of a model...

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Agbo, I.O. (author)
Complementary Metallic Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology scaling enhances the performance, transistor density, functionality, and reduces cost and power consumption. However, scaling causes significant reliability challenges both from a manufacturing and operational point of view. Obtaining reliable memories require accurate understanding of...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Mussche, Henk (author)
This thesis research focusses on the development of a reliable and efficient 3D calculation model of an existing high-rise, reinforced concrete building in the Groningen area, in order to analyse the dynamic behaviour of the existing and subsequently retrofitted main bearing structure of this high-rise building. The assessment of the existing...
master thesis 2018
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Corman, Francesco (author), Quaglietta, Egidio (author), Goverde, R.M.P. (author)

Railway transportation provides sustainable, fast and safe transport. Its attractiveness is linked to a broad concept of service reliability: the capability to adhere to a timetable in the presence of delays perturbing traffic. To counter these phenomena, real-time rescheduling can be used, changing train orders and times, according to rules...

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van Rinsum, Guido (author)
Reinforcement measures are applied by water boards during critical conditions in an ultimate attempt to prevent flooding. However, the effect of these measures on the reduction in flood risk or failure probability of the flood defence is often unknown. This research focusses on the effectiveness of grass revetment reinforcement measures applied...
master thesis 2018
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Dolron, Pieter (author)
In order to perform a reassessment of existing structures or design new structures in a more efficient and economical way non-linear finite element (NLFE) models are used to take into account all non-linear behavior in reinforced concrete structures. The Model Code 2010 (fib, 2012) suggest several safety formats to perform non-linear finite...
master thesis 2018
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Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), Voortman, H.G. (author), Klerk, W.J. (author), van Vuren, S. (author)

This article highlights recent developments in flood risk management in the Netherlands and presents approaches for reliability analysis and asset management for flood defences and hydraulic infrastructure. The functioning of this infrastructure is of great importance for the country as large parts of it are prone to flooding. Based on a...

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ter Laare, Wessel (author)
Mercurius Shipping Group invested in two container-crane vessels which are able to load and unload cargo to and from its holds. Due to their unique feature, the crane, failure of the vessels results in large financial consequences. Previous experience showed that these costs could be mitigated with easily/timely available spare-parts. The main...
master thesis 2018
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Wang, Q. (author), Giustiniano, Domenico (author), Zuñiga Zamalloa, M.A. (author)
LEDs in our buildings, vehicles, and consumer products are rapidly gaining visible light communication capabilities. LED links however are notorious for being unreliable: shadowing, blockage, mobility, external light, all of these issues
can disrupt the connectivity easily. Therefore, unless a reliable and cost-efficient data link layer is...
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Blikkendaal, Mathijs D. (author), Driessen, Sara R C (author), Rodrigues, Sharon P. (author), Rhemrev, Johann P T (author), Smeets, Maddy J G H (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)

Background: During the implementation of new interventions (i.e., surgical devices and technologies) in the operating room, surgical safety might be compromised. Current safety measures are insufficient in detecting safety hazards during this process. The aim of the study was to observe whether surgical teams are capable of measuring surgical...

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Zheng, Fangfang (author), Li, Jie (author), van Zuylen, H.J. (author), Liu, Xiaobo (author), Yang, Hongtai (author)

The decision making of travelers for route choice and departure time choice depends on the expected travel time and its reliability. A common understanding of reliability is that it is related to several statistical properties of the travel time distribution, especially to the standard deviation of the travel time and also to the skewness....

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Fieback, Moritz (author)
An increasing amount of critical applications use DRAM as main memory in its computing systems. It it therefore extremely important that these memories function correctly during their lifetime in order to prevent catastrophic failures. Already during the design phase, the reliability of the circuit needs to be predicted so that a reasonable...
master thesis 2017
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Tuinema, B.W. (author)
For the future, several developments of the power system are expected. The transition towards a more sustainable energy supply puts new requirements on the design and operation of power systems, and the transmission network in particular. Offshore, a transmission grid will be implemented to collect large-scale wind energy and to interconnect...
doctoral thesis 2017
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van Grieken, Daniëlle (author)
master thesis 2017
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Wu, Xinhang (author)
Due to increased traffic density, there is a tendency to construct larger immersed tunnels with larger tunnel elements both in transversal and longitudinal direction resulting in a more critical design of the joints. Especially for those tunnels with relatively soft foundation and high siltation, there is no mature experience for reference. This...
master thesis 2017
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Jin, Tianyi (author)
Reliability is one of the major research topics of modern electronic packaging technology. The characterization of Au-Sn dia-attach solder material properties, including viscoplastic properties is requested for fast and accurate reliability assessment by industry. In this thesis, a detailed experimental based methodology to characterize Au-Sn...
master thesis 2017
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Insam, Elisabeth (author)
Remote areas throughout the world often face great difficulties with regards to a cost-effective production of electricity and drinking water. To date, it is mostly done by means of diesel generators which are however subject to volatile market prices, high operational cost, logistical supply problems and environmental concerns. Stand-alone...
master thesis 2017
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Sun, B. (author)
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have become a very promising alternative lighting source with the main advantages of a longer lifetime and a higher efficiency than traditional ones. However, the LED lamp’s lifetime is compromised by its driver’s reliability. Although extensive studies have been made on the reliability of LEDs, the research on the...
doctoral thesis 2017
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