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Zhang, A. (author)
Bio-mediated methods, such as microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) and enzyme induced carbonate precipitation (EICP), have gained considerable attention as alternatives to invasive ground improvement techniques. MICP and EICP use biogeochemical processes to drive carbonate precipitation and bind soil grains, thereby improving the...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Kraakman, Frank (author)
The state-of-the-art teleimpedance command interfaces used to command the robot stiffness configuration are either too complex to set up, such as those that use physiological signals and other tracking methods or cannot configure the stiffness appropriately for 3d environments.<br/>To mitigate these issues, a novel teleimpedance interface is...
master thesis 2024
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Bosselaar, Chris (author)
<b>Background</b><br/>Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive, chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disorder, affecting 0.5-1.5% of the world's population. Current RA disease activity assessment methods rely on subjective, labor-intensive methods. Therefore, an unmet need exists for objectively assessing RA disease activity through a low-labor...
master thesis 2024
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Czél, László (author)
The thesis aimed to characterize the effects of manufacturing-induced defects, particularly gaps in variable stiffness laminates. The primary focus centered on designing a specimen capable of accurately characterizing gap effects. A refined, element-level specimen design featuring a controlled gauge zone was developed, based on pre-defined...
master thesis 2024
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van Zanten, Jonathan (author)
Semi-active lower limb prostheses currently use variable damping to generate the gait cycle. This, however, only dissipates energy. Variable stiffness can store and release energy, making prostheses more efficient for walking. This study aims to design and evaluate a semi-active adjustable stiffness ankle-knee prosthesis that can change its...
master thesis 2024
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Waasdorp, Britt (author)
Angiogenesis, i.e. the formation of blood vessels from existing ones, plays a vital role in bone or wound healing. The expansion of vascularization facilitates the healing process through the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured site and through the removal of waste products. Clinical observations indicate that impaired angiogenesis...
master thesis 2024
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de Groot, Patrick (author)
Current service and installation activities for offshore wind turbines are carried out by jack-up vessels, which eliminate wave disturbances to a large extent. The use of these vessels imposes several disadvantages, including high operational costs and the limitation of operating in restricted water depths. An alternative is a crane mounted on a...
master thesis 2024
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Jongejan, Jasper (author)
Governments are looking more and more to invest in renewable energy sources due to the energy transition that is currently taking place. One of the many renewable energy sources is wind energy which is increasingly positioned at sea. Wind turbines in deep parts of the ocean can be placed on floating structures which are often moored to the sea...
master thesis 2024
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Karthick Sasikumar, K (author)
Unreinforced Masonry, a popular construction material with a rich historical legacy, has been resilient through centuries, despite its susceptibility to failure through various loading conditions such as seismic forces. Understanding the mechanical behaviour of masonry, particularly the cohesion and frictional mechanisms at interfaces between...
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Mak, Robin (author), Amoozandeh, A. (author), Radaelli, G. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
Differential mechanisms are remarkable mechanical elements that are widely utilized in various systems; nevertheless, conventional differential mechanisms are heavy and difficult to use in applications with limited design space. This paper presents a curved differential mechanism that utilizes a lightweight, compliant structure. This...
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Jain, A. (author), Marykovskiy, Yuriy (author), Metrikine, A. (author), van Dalen, K.N. (author)
Railway transition zones (RTZs) are regions where abrupt track stiffness changes occur that may lead to dynamic amplifications and subsequent track deterioration. The design challenges for these zones arise due to variations in material properties in both the depth (trackbed layers composed of different materials) and longitudinal directions of...
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Hu, D. (author), Du, L. (author), Alfreider, Markus (author), Fan, J. (author), Kiener, Daniel (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
To fulfill the high-temperature application requirement of high-power electronics packaging, Cu nanoparticle sintering technology, with benefits in low-temperature processing and high-melting point, has attracted considerable attention as a promising candidate for the die-attach interconnect. Comprehensive mechanical characterization of the...
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Amoozandeh, A. (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Radaelli, G. (author)
Compliant mechanisms have the potential to be utilized in numerous applications where the use of conventional mechanisms is unfeasible. These mechanisms have inherent stiffness in their range of motion as they gain their mobility from elastic deformations of elements. In most systems, however, complete control over the elasticity is desired....
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Cop, Christopher P. (author), Jakubowski, Kristen L. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author), Koopman, Bart (author), Perreault, Eric J. (author), Sartori, Massimo (author)
Objective: Accurate estimation of stiffness across anatomical levels (i.e., joint, muscle, and tendon) in vivo has long been a challenge in biomechanics. Recent advances in electromyography (EMG)-driven musculoskeletal modeling have allowed the non-invasive estimation of stiffness during dynamic joint rotations. Nevertheless, validation has...
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Adams, M.G.A. (author), Huijer, A.J. (author), Kassapoglou, C. (author), Vaders, Johannes A.A. (author), Pahlavan, Lotfollah (author)
The multimodal and dispersive character of ultrasonic guided waves (UGW) offers the potential for non-destructive evaluation of fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) materials. In this study, a methodology for in situ stiffness assessment of FRCs using UGWs is introduced. The proposed methodology involves a comparison between measured wave speeds of...
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Huijsmans, Tom (author)
The exploration of compliant mechanisms, especially those providing linear motion, has become a central focus in recent engineering research. These mechanisms, characterized by their monolithic bodies and reduced component interactions, present an attractive alternative to traditional rigid mechanisms, having reduced friction, decreased energy...
master thesis 2023
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Nasirshoaibi, Mehrdad (author)
While nonlinear phenomena in mechanical systems are well understood, strategies for designing structures that exhibit certain nonlinear responses have received little attention. Design optimization is a systematic and iterative process aimed at improving the performance and efficiency of a system. It involves exploring various design choices and...
master thesis 2023
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Mellaard, Mike (author)
The demand for timber buildings is rising because of the need to make the construction industry more sustainable. Eurocode 5 provides guidance in the design process of timber structures. Numerical modelling is generally used for complex structures like multi-storey timber buildings. Currently, there is limited understanding of the serviceability...
master thesis 2023
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LEE, Tzu (author)
This study proposes a novel design of monolithic compliant variable torsional stiffness (VTS) mechanism whose stiffness can be tuned continuously. This mechanism is then used to create a compliant variable stiffness (VS) ball joint. This compliant VS ball joint can be beneficial in various applications such as exoskeletons, prostheses, and bio...
master thesis 2023
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Amoozandeh, A. (author)
Industrial passive exoskeletons have been developed for years as a tool to reduce the physical workload of their users. They accomplish this by compensating for the user’s body weight and decreasing fatigue caused by repetitive loads. Despite their advantages, current exoskeletons have drawbacks that make them less convenient for users and thus...
doctoral thesis 2023
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