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Tazelaar, Eliane (author)
Background: To find treatment options for lower back pain, one must gain insight in the spinal anatomy and biomechanics such as joint reaction forces and movement strategies. These can be acquired with use of the Finite Element Method. Previously investigated finite element models of the lumbar intervertebral disc have been designed with the...
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Kroezen, Dave (author)
Online Reinforcement Learning is a possible solution for adaptive nonlinear flight control. In this research an Adaptive Critic Design (ACD) based on Dual Heuristic Dynamic Programming (DHP) is developed and implemented on a simulated Cessna Citation 550 aircraft. Using an online identified system model approximation, the method is independent...
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Conversano, Irene (author)
One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives (WHO, 2001). Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill- health and disability worldwide, in particular in low-income countries, where many barriers to...
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Heyer, Stefan (author)
In recent years Adaptive Critic Designs (ACDs) have been applied to adaptive flight control of uncertain, nonlinear systems. However, these algorithms often rely on representative models as they require an offline training stage. Therefore, they have limited applicability to a system for which no accurate system model is available, nor readily...
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Ntailianas, Nondas (author)
This report includes all the research conducted during the last phase of the Master of Science Building Engineering within the faculty of Civil Engineering. The main aim is to form a strategy for designing demountable unitized curtain walls; one that could actually be used in practice by future engineers and architects. This is why this...
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Liebens, Sander (author)
Schools and other educational instances (such as: elementary, primary and secondary schools, schools for applied sciences and universities) are making use of new innovations and technologies to help teachers and students.
After Smart Boards, computers, and tablets, a new field of research arises: can robots in any way help in teaching?...
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de Jong, Joost (author)
This thesis reports on the research and design of a real-time Time-Varying Model Predictive Control (TVMPC) scheme to stabilize a tilt-rotor aircraft with four independently tilting rotors. The aircraft design stems from a prototype system constructed by the drone technology start-up Avy.
First, a motivation is presented for implementation...
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van Gurp, Niels (author)
Traffic signal controllers have been around since the late sixties of the 19th century and since then they have played an increasing role in (urban) traffic management. Over the years many different algorithms have been developed and in Dutch practice actuated control is mostly used. Actuated control and other similar approaches apply variable...
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Boogaard, Jeroen (author)
This project seeks to give new purpose to the Centraal Beheer building in Apeldoorn, designed by Herman Hertzberger, by introducing a new Montessori Education program, containing a Primary School and Secondary School. Through interventions this design aims to redefine the spatial structure of Centraal Beheer, to create a well functioning...
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Balkenende, Rick (author)
99.94% of scientists believe in the effect of CO2 emissions on climate change. To tackle this, many parts of society must become sustainable. In Dutch road projects this drive for a sustainable transition is noticed in the last few years. Currently, the actions for climate inclusive road projects have not been successful. Climate consideration...
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Garg, Priyanka (author)
The accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to the development of many different communication protocols to enable the most optimal environment for the nature of IoT. Requiring long range and low power communication abilities, has resulted in LPWANs (low-power WANs); one such LPWAN is LoRaWAN (Long Range WAN) which is studied...
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van der Gragt, Thom (author)
aQysta is a company that has developed spiral pumps that can deliver water for irrigation through hydraulic energy (aQysta, 2018). That makes these pumps very dependent on the location where they are placed for their water delivery. Their dependency on hydropower also impacts the water supply of these pumps to surrounding irrigation fields ...
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Marugg, Caithlin (author)
In the future most of us will be living in cities and due to climate change global average temperatures are expected to rise. As a result of the urban heat island effect, the temperature in cities can be up to 7 C higher than in the surrounding rural area. Higher air temperatures are not only uncomfortable, but also unhealthy especially for...
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Elzinga, Maurits (author)
Neurologically impaired patients can regain motor function by engaging in rehabilita- tion. Currently there is no conclusive evidence that robotic rehabilitation has better clinical results than conventional rehabilitation but robotic rehabil- itation has the potential to increase efficiency and patient motivation, justifying improvement of reha...
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Pietersen, Franka (author)
Climate change is likely to affect our infrastructures in the Netherlands and seems to accelerate: sooner, faster, stronger. This stresses the need for adaptable infrastructure. Asset owners cannot assume a certain final situation of the infrastructure and the impacts on it due to climate change. This report answers the following research...
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Hashish, Ahmed (author)
This thesis covers the implementation of Event-Triggering Control (ETC) on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC). CACC has the potential to increase road capacity, by having safe vehicle following with small intervehicle distance (less than 1 second), to increase traffic flow by eliminating shockwave effects, such that string-stable...
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Bormans, Robbert (author)
Robot Care Systems (RCS) is involved in the development of the WEpod, an autonomous shuttle which can transfer up to six people. Based on a predefined map of the environment, the shuttle is able to navigate through mixed traffic its perception sensors such as camera, radar and lidar sensors. This study is acquired in collaboration with RCS and...
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Hogerwerf, Ellen (author)
Drivers continuously adapt to the different needs and constraints in the driving scene. Literature has provided evidence for two adaptation strategies in response to an increased risk (decreasing the road width or increasing the driving speed) while lane keeping: decreasing driving speed and increasing endpoint arm stiffness. However, so far...
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Ashraf, Imrul (author)
Loss of control-in flight (LOC-I) is one of the causes of catastrophic aircraft accidents.
Fault-tolerant flight control (FTFC) systems can prevent LOC-I and recover aircraft from
its precursors. One group of promising methods for developing Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) system is the Adaptive Critic Designs (ACD). Recently one ACD...
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de Visser, Jelmer (author)
This project was performed for a Dutch creative agency with the general objective to demonstrate a new application of personalization in service design. Specifically, the goal was set to stimulate a personalized experience of a future energy dashboard by making the communication of information to users more effective. To that end principles of...
master thesis 2018
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