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Zwaginga, Jesper (author)
To decrease Europe’s harmful emissions, the European Union aims to substantially increase its offshore wind energy capacity. To further develop offshore wind energy, investment in ever-larger construction vessels is necessary. Designing these vessels is difficult however, as this market is characterised by a large but seemingly unpredictable...
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Koopman, Esmee (author)
The goal of this thesis is to create a decision-making framework for the structural material choice for high rise buildings (between 70 m and 250 m) in the Netherlands. The main research question is: How is the structural material for a high rise building in the Netherlands chosen and how can this process become structured? Currently of the...
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Zwetsloot, Romy (author)
The company Vibers makes bioplastic from elephant grass, which has a positive effect on the environment. The crop grows perfectly on the Dutch soils, so the material is locally attuned. There are low fertilizer and pesticide requirements, which makes the crop relatively environmentally friendly (Lewandowski, Clifton-Brown, Scurlock & Huisman...
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Panhuyzen, Rogier (author)
Background Despite its high demand, prostheses are too often abandoned because they fail to meet the main requirements control, comfort and cosmesis. Body-powered hook prostheses provide good control due to their proprioceptive feedback but are in general not efficient nor appealing. The WILMER group has developed an appealing voluntary-opening...
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A vision that aims to inspire a change in mindset for Experience Consulting This project presents a foresight exercise performed to uncover the future of Experience Consulting for the PwC Experience Center. The outcomes of the foresight exercise ask for a future that emphasizes our sense of humanity when designing experiences for humans. This...
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Bouwens, Maarten (author)
Situation: A large portion of the beneficiaries of humanitarian aid have little to no proof of their identity, this is especially the case in African countries, in which humanitarian intervention is common. In order to facilitate aid to these individuals, humanitarian organizations (HOs) leverage their on-the-ground capacity to create identity...
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Ramsing, Daimen (author)
The train network is a vital link within the mobility chain. Several aspects in the mobility chain are changing, for example the alternatives in modes and the trip types of passengers. The rail network with the vital locations as stations and the operation of the services on the network seem to be less adaptive, while the travel behaviour of...
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de Rooij, Lisanne (author)
The city of Rotterdam must find a way to transition away from natural gas for heating the built environment before 2050. Among the alternatives for future spatial heating is district heating, as residual heat is abundantly available in the Rotterdam harbour. Currently, a small part of the Rotterdam South area is covered by the district heating...
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Zwagers, Willem (author)
Many resources are becoming depleted, and waste is a global issue. For accomplishing sustainable growth, the European Commission set the objective for achieving a circular economy in 2050. Rijkswaterstaat pushed this ambition even further, wanting to be circular in 2030. In the province Noord-Holland, the municipalities Bergen, Uitgeest,...
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Geurts, Simone (author)
The increasing urbanisation leads to more traffic movements in cities. Since car traffic in particular has a negative impact on the livability in the city, an alternative for car travel should be investigated to discourage car use. A possible alternative for car use could be the integrated bicycle-transit mode. Although more and more research is...
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Dalal, Aman (author)
The global aircraft fleet was predicted to grow by approximately 40% between 2017 and 2027 by Oliver Wyman (2017). This fast-growing fleet needs to be supported by equally developing Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) divisions of airlines. In light of the growing need for more efficient and technologically advanced aircraft maintenance,...
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The Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities located this year’s graduation project in the capital city of Belgium and the European Union, Brussels. Under the theme of ‘Palace’, the project is a City Hall on the previous site of the Les Halles Centrales in the 1870s, and is also known as the site for the earlier demolished Parking 58. The site will...
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Gürses, Sergin (author)
Human Machine Interface (HMI) is a design concept that improves the interaction between the driver and the automated vehicle, which leads to greater safety and comfort for the driver and greater safety for the road user. Therefore, many papers and patents are published every year. Many papers use different methodologies and materials due to some...
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Haex, Thomas (author)
The demand of small payload launch vehicles has been growing over the past years. Customers base their selection of launch vehicles on cost-effectiveness, flexibility, availability and reliability. A new launch vehicle, the Dawn Aerospace Mk-III, is proposed to be developed, while designed to take into account all these criteria.<br/><br/>For...
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Kotteman, Geerte (author)
Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is emerging as a technology for different applications made of steel. It is expected that in the coming years the construction industry will benefit from the free and lightweight forms that can be fabricated and the possible material savings. A few experimental results of 3D printed stainless steel...
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Hagen, William (author)
As the B2B environment of the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry is changing more rapidly than ever, Exact needs to constantly adapt to these changes and accommodate to the increasingly complex needs and wishes of their customers. Designing a good customer experience is vital in ensuring a sustainable competitive advantage for Exact. In order...
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For decades the space domain has been used for military purposes. When enemy forces establish counter-space capabilities, this could become a weakness. Responsive Space is a concept that focuses on replenishing lost capabilities and/or granting additional capabilities from space assets quickly. The continuous miniaturization of technologies has...
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Zenteno Montemayor, Yarai (author)
Recent studies show an increase in energy use on buildings due to higher cooling demands, constituting an increase of 17% of the global energy consumption by 2050. Tendencies also show that cooling degree days around the globe will also increase and this will display a greater impact on developing countries with warm climates. Subsequently, this...
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Hazenoot, Thomas (author)
In the past few years, many companies have made the transition from an office with closed working spaces, towards open offices. The Dutch office of IKEA CBF made the transition to an open office in 2016, to support an activity-based way of working. This new way of working has to lead to an increase in complaints, about noise and distractions...
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Dimas, Maria (author)
The current research investigates potential interlayer materials candidates, for an interlocking cast glass block assembly. Various alternative interlayers are examined, as well as the effect their unique material properties have on the potential application of the interlocking system. The whole process, from fabrication to construction of the...
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