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Ouchene, Bilal (author)
Areas of railways with considerable variation of track properties encountered near structures such as bridges and tunnels are referred to as transition zones. Degradation rates at these transition zones are higher compared to the remaining railways. These high degradation rates result in high maintenance expenses. In order to come up with...
master thesis 2021
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Geursen, Izaak (author)
Current state-of-the-art airline planning models are required to decrease models either in size or complexity due to computational limitations, limiting the <br/>operational applicability to problems of representative sizes. Models return suboptimal solutions, especially when confronted with factors of uncertainty. Considering the growing...
master thesis 2021
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Stratton, Theodora (author)
Risk management is a vital process in the construction of large projects. It is necessary to protect the success of the project, the budget, the project timeline and the reputation of an organisation. Alongside the tools and techniques which exist to support risk management, it is also a process which depends on people’s opinions, decisions and...
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Soni, Shubham (author)
Advancements in technology are bringing Automated vehicles (AVs) closer to reality and it is not so far in future when these vehicles will have a significant penetration rate in our existing transport network. However, in the early phases of automation, penetration rate of these vehicles will be very low. This would lead to a mixed traffic...
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van der Meer, Gerben (author)
Hydrodynamic bearings can be used to minimise friction, and their load capacity can be improved by texturing the bearing surfaces. However, due to mechanical contact between the surfaces during start and stop, these textures are susceptible to wear. Previously, a new method of creating textures using magnetorheological fluids as lubricant was...
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Luck, Zoe (author)
<b>Noise in orthopedic operating theaters The medical staff working in orthopedic operating theaters are often exposed to significant noise generated by many simultaneous sound events (e.g. powered tools, alarms) that pose a risk to their health and well-being. This thesis focuses on their health behaviors associated with...
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Chou, Chen (author)
CareTunes for Families is a product-service system that connects Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and their families through music. Families of ICU patients often experience distress and anxiety. They have the need for information, closeness, assurance, hope, control, and the need to support the patient. These emotional and social needs point...
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van Gogh, J. (author)
If 10 people would answer the question “What falls into the category grooming and what is beautification?” there would be 10 different answers. For some, grooming does not go beyond taking a shower and brushing your teeth. But what about shaving? Or make-up? And a question that arose during quarantine: how important are hairdressers? Most people...
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Broekmeulen, Kees (author)
This graduation project is on behalf of TU Delft and Zimmer Biomet in collaboration with Orthopedic surgeons from Bergman Clinics, Orthopedic Clinic, in Naarden. The aim of this master thesis was to design a product which could reduce the pollution of harmful noise during hip replacement surgery. Noisy workplaces and especially within this...
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van der Toorn, Eric (author)
A recent advancement in Reinforcement Learning is the capability of modelling opponents. In this work, we are interested in going back to basics and testing this capability within the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, a simple method for modelling multi agent systems. Using the self modelling advantage actor critic model, we set up a single agent...
bachelor thesis 2020
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Park, Joo Young (author)
The Smart Bench is a speculative design aiming to create critical awareness about the social implications of Data-driven Nudging in the Smart City. The project originated from a critical perspective on Smart City as a leading urban development paradigm. Many cities labelling themselves as smart cities competitively implemented advanced...
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Farias, Pedro Gil (author)
There is a more than ever need to be critical of the present and imagine future possibilities. Several critical approaches to design place its efforts in creating artefacts for critical reflection. As part of the spectrum, speculative design is an approach that, through speculation into the possible, aims to challenge the status quo, explore the...
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Cucinella, Salvatore Luca (author)
In the Intensive Care Units (ICU) patients are exposed to many, continuous and highly stressors, such as medical alarms, which contribute to the development of psychological issues, such as delirium, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). These psychological issues have a negative influence on the patients’ healing process...
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Leferink, F.H. (author)
The design and construction of quay walls are processes that exist for many centuries and have become more complex and challenging in current engineering practice. For the design of quay walls a number of guidelines and design codes have been developed over the years. These give the requirements that a quay wall structure should meet, but do...
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Gori, Antoine (author)
The current Dutch norms for the macro-stability of ood protection embankments and more specifically the determination of SHANSEP parameters has been subject of debate since its implementation in 2017. The main concerns arise from the apparent over-conservative nature of the guidelines and the apparent underestimation of shear strength of organic...
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Wegman, Tiemen (author)
In 2017 new guidelines concerning macro stability calculations were implemented by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. These guidelines are formulated in “Wettelijk Beoordelingsinstrumentarium” (WBI). The largest difference with the previous version of the guidelines concerns the material model that is prescribed to determine...
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Lee, Jun (author)
Reinforcement learning is used as a type of adaptive flight control. Adaptive Critic Design (ACD) is a popular approach for online reinforcement learning control due to its explicit generalization of the policy evaluation and the policy improvement elements. A variant of ACD, Incremental Dual Heuristic Programming (IDHP) has previously been...
master thesis 2019
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de Koning, Matthijs (author)
Smartphones have become an inseparable gadget and beneficial tool in our lives. Imagining a future without them would truly be impossible. When a new technology arrives, society needs time to adjust and become aware of the impact products have on people and our ways of behaving.. This always takes time. In the case of smartphones, the last few...
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Navneet, Kumar (author)
A synchromodal transport network is a transportation technique which aims to create more efficient and sustainable transportation plans, which utilizes different modes of transport, i.e., roadways, railways, and waterways synchronously. Synchromodal transport network is a complex network with interdependence. The aim of this thesis was to...
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Toshniwal, Shubham (author)
Due to the alteration in height, the centroidal axis of a non-prismatic beam has a non-linear layout when compared to a prismatic beam. Therefore, in case of a non-prismatic beam, the vertical cross-section cut, on which analysis from the codes are performed, is no longer perpendicular to the centroidal axis, unlike prismatic beam. Moreover, due...
master thesis 2019
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