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Liu, J. (author)
In recent years, population ageing is becoming more and more of a challenge for cities to prepare for. Improving facilities for an all-age-friendly city can provide a healthy and supportive life for both the young and the old living in cities. One of the cities of interest in this is Amsterdam. Amsterdam has been exploring sustainable and...
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Boogaart, Lukas (author)
The yearly installed percentage of offshore wind jacket substructures is rising. The most common installation method for a jacket structure nowadays starts by driving the foundation piles in the seabed through a pre-piling template. The jacket is then lowered on top until the legs are resting on the foundation piles through friction-based...
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Tang, Yueqi (author)
t seems that urban shrinkage has become a very 'normal' stage of urban development process in Europe. Starting in Germany during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then slowly but surely spreading across most of Europe (Bontie and Musterd, 2012). Nearly half of Europe's cities home to one-third of the continent's population- are shrinking in...
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van Bokhorst, Jochem (author)
When hardening concrete is subjected to imposed deformations, stresses maydevelop. If at any point in time this stress exceeds the tensile strength ofthe material, the concrete will crack. Early-age cracking of concretestructures may lead to issues related to durability, serviceability and aesthetics.During hardening of...
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Kraanen, Sarah (author)
Societies are aging. This means the older population is not only growing in size, but also in proportion. Apart from this, generations are changing. The elderly of the future will in all probability not have the same needs as the elderly of today. These changes lead to new challenges for society and ask for new solutions spatially and socially....
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Adank, Marloes (author)
Objective: Recent studies have suggested an association between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline. Yet, the underlying mechanism explaining this relation remains unknown. In this regard, several studies investigated gray matter (GM) differences in age-related hearing loss but presented inconsistent results regarding the association...
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Sanchez Alonso, Carlota (author)
Chalk putty is a soil-like material that is formed when intact chalk is disturbed. Recently, it has become of special interest due to the development of offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas, where in a number of sites piles are driven into chalk strata. Several pile tests reported in the literature show increased shaft capacity up to...
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Zheng, Xiao (author)
Alkaline water electrolysis will become increasingly important for supplying the world with sufficient renewable energy, and with raw material for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Zero Emission Fuels B.V. (ZEF), a technology start-up based in the Netherlands, is developing a small scale alkaline electrolysis cell (AEC), which is...
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van Gorp, Ellis (author)
The population of The Netherlands is ageing. It is important to offer suitable transportation options for the elderly to keep them participating in social activities to prevent lonelines. This research investigated the preferences and usage of bus services of elderly in urban areas in The Netherlands and the corresponding heterogeneity. 256...
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Lagrand, Jaap (author)
Investigations into mechanotransduction in connective tissue extracellular matrix (ECM) have demonstrated that collagen networks show cell-independent mechanosensitive behavior. It has been suggested that mechanical strain could lead to conformational changes in the molecular structure of collagen, thereby influencing the susceptibility to other...
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Polinder, Herbert (author)
Around 55% of The Netherlands is protected by flood defences like dikes. Flood defences must meet requirements which are based on an allowed flood probability. Safety assessments are performed to check whether flood defences meet these requirements. Uncertainties are explicitly included in safety assessments. Uncertainty in soil behaviour is one...
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van Bergen en Henegouwen, Loek (author)
The global population is ageing at a rapid pace, accordingly many countries implement ageing in place policies to prevent unmanageable growth of costs of institutionalised care settings. Like many other countries, the Dutch government also shifted towards ageing in place policies to reduce the costs of institutionalised care settings. Ageing in...
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Mastoras, Filip (author)
Ageing of bitumen has been long-recognized as one of the major reasons responsible for the gradual deterioration of asphalt pavements. Age-hardening of the binder leads to the embrittlement of the overall asphalt mixture, which entails its increased susceptibility to traffic and environmental induced damage. As a result, high maintenance efforts...
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van Touw, Lot (author)
The quality of oral care among frail elderly people in nursing homes is low. Due to reduced mobility or cognitive functioning, elderly people fail to complete the oral care ritual sufficiently. Once this happens, caregivers are obliged to take over this task. Unfortunately, in many cases this does not happen due to the difficulty of the task,...
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Wang, Johnny (author)
The gap between predicted brain age and chronological age could serve as biomarker for early-stage neurodegeneration and as potentially as a risk indicator for dementia. We assess the utility of this age gap as a risk biomarker for incident dementia in a general elderly population. The brain age is estimated from longitudinal brain magnetic...
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Shang, Yue (author)
Asset degradation and maintenance strategies are driving factors that cause the variation in life cycle cost (LCC) of infrastructure assets. In the railway industry, several researchers have analyzed the impact of the uncertainty on LCC, but the emphasis was laid on traditional ballasted tracks. Another type of track structure, embedded rail...
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Pieritz, Johanna (author)
To grow a phenomenon of the globalized world. To prosper and to have a booming economy is a main goal of cities and their regions. But what about those regions which are badly connected because of their morphology? What about those which originated in the industrialization period and have not had the possibility to change?<br/>What is about...
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Gomarasca, Silvia (author)
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van Leeuwen, Robbie (author)
Epoxy resins are increasingly used in critical structural components with widespread applications in the transportation, construction and energy industries. The wind energy sector is one of the fastest growing commercial markets for epoxy resins, meaning that the structural behaviour of epoxy resins is becoming a key area of research, especially...
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Pipintakos, Georgios (author)
The increasing traffic load has led to the use of polymer modifiers in bituminous mixes in order to improve the performance and the durability of the pavement structures. Epoxy is a thermoset material which ensures enhanced fatigue performance and improved mechanical characteristics when used to modify bituminous materials. However, unlike...
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