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Farajzadeh, R. (author)
To mitigate the negative impacts of hydrocarbon fuels on climate change complementary decision tools should be considered when selecting or evaluating the performance of a certain production scheme. The exergy analysis can give valuable information on the management of the oil and gas reservoirs. It can also be used to calculate the CO<sub>2<...
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Paltrinieri, Nicola (author), Comfort, Louise (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author)
Risk assessment has a primary role in safety-critical industries. However, it faces a series of overall challenges, partially related to technology advancements and increasing needs. There is currently a call for continuous risk assessment, improvement in learning past lessons and definition of techniques to process relevant data, which are...
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Hardon, S.F. (author), van Kasteren, R. J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Bonjer, H. Jaap (author), Tuynman, J. B. (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Background: Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is associated with a relatively long learning curve. Force, motion, and time parameters are increasingly used for objective assessment of skills to enhance laparoscopic training efficacy. The aim of this study was to identify relevant metrics for accurate skill assessment in more complex...
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de Winter, J.C.F. (author), Kovacsova, N. (author), Hagenzieker, M.P. (author)
Objective: It is well established within the traffic psychology literature that a distinction can be made between driving skill and driving style. The majority of self-report questionnaires have been developed for car drivers, whereas only limited knowledge exists on the riding skill and style of cyclists. Individual differences in cycling...
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Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
System safety and reliability assessment relies on historical data and experts opinion for estimating the required failure probabilities. When data comes from different sources, be it different databases or subject domain experts, the estimation of accurate probabilities would be very challenging, if not impossible, and subject to high epistemic...
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van der Cammen, T.J.M. (author), Wang, G. (author), Albayrak, A. (author)
contribution to periodical 2019
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Cheraghi, Morteza (author), Eslami Baladeh, Aliakbar (author), Khakzad Rostami, N. (author)
Hazard and Operability analysis (HAZOP) is a popular technique for hazard identification and risk ranking in hazardous facilities. Conventional HAZOP, however, has some drawbacks: (i) it considers a limited number of risk factors, i.e., only the frequency and the severity of hazards; (ii) it assumes equal weights for the risk factors, thus...
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Fernández-Dacosta, Cora (author), Shen, Li (author), Schakel, Wouter (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author)
The deployment of low-emission alternative fuels is crucial to decarbonise the transport sector. A number of alternatives like hydrogen or dimethyl ether/methanol synthesised using CO<sub>2</sub> as feedstock for fuel production (hereafter refer to “CO<sub>2</sub>-based fuels”) have been proposed to combat climate change. However, the...
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Kiel, J (author), Taale, Henk (author)
In Europe, different road authorities have to face the ever increasing pressure to integrate their road network service provision with - often conflicting - different trends and conditions such as congestion, climate change, individualism, urbanization, safety, environmental issues and economic growth. There is also a need to cooperate with...
conference paper 2019
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Sand, M. (author)
Given the importance of a hermeneutic extension of Technology Assessment (TA), we should ask which kind of knowledge can be created from such perspective and whether and how such knowledge can be relevant for policymaking. Hermeneutic TA aims at understanding the “meaning attributed to emerging technologies in societal discourses”. In this...
review 2019
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Dong, H. (author), Ye, G. (author)
Chloride-induced corrosion is a critical issue for RC structures. Cement-based coatings can be used to protect concrete structures with unsatisfactory quality against chloride ingress. To evaluate the effectiveness of the coatings to extend the service life of coated concrete structures, the evolution of the chloride profile in the coated...
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A (author)
Existing bridges with large uncertainties can be assessed with a proof load test. In a proof load test, a load representative of the factored live load is applied to the bridge at the critical position. If the bridge can carry this load without distress, the proof load test shows experimentally that the bridge fulfills the requirements of the...
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de Gelder, E. (author), Paardekooper, Jan Pieter (author), Op den Camp, Olaf (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author)
Objective: The amount of collected field data from naturalistic driving studies is quickly increasing. The data are used for, among others, developing automated driving technologies (such as crash avoidance systems), studying driver interaction with such technologies, and gaining insights into the variety of scenarios in real-world traffic....
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Konstantelos, Ioannis (author), Sun, Mingyang (author), Tindemans, S.H. (author), Issad, Samir (author), Panciatici, Patrick (author), Strbac, Goran (author)
The increasing uncertainty that surrounds electricity system operation renders security assessment a highly challenging task; the range of possible operating states expands, rendering traditional approaches based on heuristic practices and ad hoc analysis obsolete. In turn, machine learning can be used to construct surrogate models...
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Esposito, R. (author), Messali, F. (author), Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
The exploitation of geo-resources in the northern part of the Netherlands (Groningen region) is triggering shallow earthquakes, rising the need of assessing the current building stock. Being the region not prone to tectonic earthquakes, buildings are designed as wind-resistant systems and have specific characteristics that can limit their...
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), De Boer, Ane (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Proof load testing of existing reinforced concrete bridges is becoming increasingly important as the current bridge stock is aging. In a proof load test, a load that corresponds to the factored live load is applied to a bridge structure, to directly demonstrate that a bridge fulfills the code requirements. To optimize the procedures used in...
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Koekkoek, Rutger (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Sliedrecht, Henk (author)
In the Netherlands, the assessment of existing prestressed concrete slab-between-girder bridges has revealed that the thin, transversely prestressed slabs may be critical for static and fatigue punching when evaluated using the recently introduced Eurocodes. On the other hand, compressive membrane action increases the capacity of these slabs,...
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Guo, Y. (author), Rieger, B. (author)
Regularization has been introduced to electron tomography for enhancing the reconstruction quality. Since over-regularization smears out sharp edges and under-regularization leaves the image too noisy, finding the optimal regularization strength is crucial. To this end, one can either manually tune regularization parameters by trial and error...
conference paper 2019
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Al-Washali, T.M.Y. (author), Sharma, Saroj Kumar (author), AL-Nozaily, Fadhl (author), Haidera, Mansour (author), Kennedy, M.D. (author)
Water utilities should monitor their nonrevenue water (NRW) levels properly to manage water losses and sustain water services. However, monitoring NRW is problematic in an intermittent water supply regime. This is because more supplied water to users imposes higher volumes of NRW, and supplying significantly less water results in an unmet water...
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Manfren, Massimiliano (author), Nastasi, B. (author), Piana, Edoardo (author), Tronchin, Lamberto (author)
This paper investigates the relationship between Indoor Environmental Quality index (IEQ): thermal comfort index and indoor temperature trend in moderate thermal environments, in buildings that belong to the Class A with reference to the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). The work consists of the measurement of IAQ and energy...
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