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Fiolet, Daniel (author)
This thesis introduces a fragility-based framework in order to perform a custom assessment of the complex Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier. By applying a conditional approach to loading parameters, the statistical dependency between failure mechanisms and structure elements can be described separately for the strength and loading part of the...
master thesis 2019
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Zhou, Jianchao (author), Laumann, S.J. (author), Heimovaara, T.J. (author)
Using naturally occurring processes to modify the engineering properties of the subsurface has received increasing attention from industry and research communities as they aid in the development of cost-effective, robust and sustainable engineering technologies. In line with this trend, we propose to use precipitates of aluminum (Al) and organic...
journal article 2019
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Hesselink, Laurens X.W. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author)
Increasing the adoption of energy efficient technologies by households is one of the formulated strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper presents a systematic review of agent-based modelling studies on the adoption of energy efficiency by households. It starts with an overview of barriers for adoption, of energy efficiency...
journal article 2019
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de Vries, G. (author), Rietkerk, M. (author), Kooger, R. (author)
In order to reach climate goals, policymakers stimulate homeowners to invest in sustainable measures in and around their house. Unfortunately, however, the number of green home measures lacks behind. This article introduces perceived hassle as an important reason for this shortfall. It is claimed that homeowners perceive hassle during different...
journal article 2019
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Brown, P.D. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
We investigate why companies collaborate within the circular oriented innovation process. The purpose is to understand what motives trigger collaborative circular oriented innovation, as well as conditions, drivers and barriers. First, we define circular oriented innovation building on sustainable oriented innovation literature. Subsequently,...
journal article 2019
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Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Auer, Thomas (author), Klein, T. (author)
Increasing cooling demands in the built environment call for innovative technical solutions and systems for application in buildings. Cooling loads represent an important share of the total energy consumption in warm climates, especially in commercial and office buildings. Moreover, mechanical systems will still be needed in most cases to cope...
review 2019
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Juan García, David (author)
This research explores the factors that challenge the implementation of Revenue Management (RM) in manufacturing industries. Previous research focused mainly on Order Management to explain how RM could be applied with studies that are mathematical by nature. However, there is no empirical study explaining the implementation process of RM in...
master thesis 2018
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Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author)
Increasing cooling demands in the built environment present an important and complex challenge for the design of sustainable buildings and cities. Even though the first course of action should always aim to reduce energy consumption through saving measures and passive design; these are often not enough to avoid mechanical equipment altogether,...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Effendi, Izma (author)
More than ever, there is a growing importance of renewable energy technology (RET) as a part of the global energy source. With the increasing need of a cleaner energy and abundance incentives from the government, the evolution of innovating firms who are developing radical innovations related to RET products has been expanding, especially in the...
master thesis 2018
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Bal, F (author), Vleugel, J.M. (author)
Road transport offers important logistic benefits at a reasonable cost for producers and consumers, hence its large market share. But, its use of diesel or gas generates large volumes of Co2, nox and pm10 (among others). Higher emission standards and demand for greener transport call for alternatives. literature analysis, a simulated Dutch...
journal article 2018
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van Nunen, Karolien (author), Swuste, P.H.J.J. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Paltrinieri, Nicola (author), Aneziris, Olga (author), Ponnet, Koen (author)
A Belgian manufacturing company uses pallet movers for internal transport. Despite the company's efforts to improve occupational safety, accidents with pallet movers remain noteworthy. In order to control occupational accidents, it is crucial to have a clear view of the potential accident scenarios that are present in a company. The bow-tie...
journal article 2018
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Spaans, Marlon (author)
There is a need for a more efficient use of existing infrastructure to improve the accessibility, liveability and safety of Dutch cities, metropolitan areas and provinces. A projected solution to growing mobility issues is Smart Mobility.

From a scientific perspective, research has only been performed on the possible effects of Smart...
master thesis 2018
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van de Zande, Bart (author)
In the proximity of the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (ES-SSB), one of the largest hydraulic structures of the Dutch Delta Works, scour holes have developed that potentially threaten the stability of the structure. Although, these scour holes were anticipated in the design phase recent bathymetry measurements show that they are growing...
master thesis 2018
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van Rodijnen, Brian (author)
To investigate the damage tolerance of a flexible tsunami barrier, the intralaminar fracture toughness of a plain weave cloth, consisting of Dyneema© fibers and a plastomer resin, has been investigated.
Fracture toughness tests have been performed on center cracked tensile specimens, with varying sizes and initial crack ratios, under quasi...
master thesis 2018
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Du, Jinglun (author)
The relationship between the city and railway development is fascinating. In Europe, railway stations were originally placed at urban periphery. Step by step, as the urban dense core area expands outwards, the railway station areas were pulled in and now absorbed by the urban fabric. Because of large-scale and special facility form, Railway...
master thesis 2018
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Kuitenbrouwer, D. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), MacMahan, Jamie (author), Roth, Mathias K. (author)
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged some beaches along the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGoMex) coast more than others, possibly related to the presence of natural protection mechanisms. In order to optimize future mitigation efforts to protect the coast, these mechanisms should be understood. The NGoMex coast is characterized by relatively...
journal article 2018
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de Zeeuw, Alwin (author)
Wave barriers are a common mitigation measure when dealing with environmentally induced vibrations. These wave barriers generally consist of stiff vertical walls buried in the soil to impede waves on their path from the source to the receiver. The geometries of the wave barriers that are used in practice are very simple. More complex geometries...
master thesis 2018
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op 't Landt, Mark (author)
The Netherlands is a low-lying delta and therefore prone to flooding. After the flood in 1953, the Delta Committee was established which commenced the Delta Works to enhance water safety for the society and economy. The Maeslant Barrier and Eastern Scheldt Barrier are the largest and most technologically advanced flood defences which are part of...
master thesis 2018
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Xi, K. (author)
The electrical power grid is a fundamental infrastructure in today’s society. The synchronization of the frequency to nominal frequency over all the network is essential for the proper functioning of the power grid. The current transition to a more distributed generation by weather dependent renewable power sources, which are inherently more...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Arensman, Carolien (author)
Barriers to COabatement impede their materialisation. In this research the Y-factor was used in expert interviews to gather information on the barriers to the materialisation of four abatement options in the Netherlands: Insulation, Carbon Capture Storage, Biofuels and Geothermal energy. The potential of these options for the...
master thesis 2018
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