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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, S.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...

journal article 2018
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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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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...

journal article 2018
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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....

journal article 2017
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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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Ragi Manoj, Neethu (author)
Geotechnical design problems may be characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty, due to insufficient soil data and transformation of test results in soil parameters. In common practice, engineers perform deterministic analyses according to design standards as Eurocode 7, where the uncertainties are taken into account through partial factors...
master thesis 2017
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van Leeuwen, Simon (author)
All ships rely on many on board systems to reliably complete their missions (e.g. transporting containers, laying pipes or protecting the seas). However, for many of these ships, the detailed design of these systems is put off until the later stages of the design. For most ships, this will create no problems. However, for those complex vessels...
master thesis 2017
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Kulkarni, Raunak (author)
Outage scheduling for maintenance in asset management of electrical transmission and distribution system plays an important role in power system reliability. For instance, failure probability of transmission line may change from time to time due to exogenous conditions. Impact of failure or service interruption can be described by using...
master thesis 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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Zahrina Hafizhah, Zahrina (author)
The increase of new power generation in Europe using renewable energy sources
leads to the application of HVDC for high efficiency transmission. The growth of energy market and the development of the HVDC technology cause the multi-terminal HVDC system based on half-bridge MMC is one of the best option of transmission system, especially for...
master thesis 2017
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Rogova, E.S. (author)
Reliability of transport equipment plays a crucial role in providing safety for passengers. Safety systems of transport equipment perform safety functions with assigned safety integrity levels (SIL). If the reliability of a safety system is not sufficient, it has to be improved till the required level. This can be done by improving maintenance,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Haagmans, Gaston (author)
Since GPS tends to fail for indoor positioning purposes, alternative methods like indoor positioning systems (IPS) based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) are developing rapidly. Generally, IPS are deployed in environments covered with obstacles such as furniture, (partition-) walls, people and electronics influencing the signal propagation. The...
master thesis 2017
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