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Okur, Ö. (author)
In order to limit the amount of greenhouse gas emission, transitioning to renewable energy sources (RES) is critical. However, integrating RES in the existing power system is not straightforward since RES possess variable and uncertain characteristics. Due to these characteristics, as the penetration of RES increases, maintaining the balance...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Rapp, S. (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) is a novel technology that aims at accessing wind resources at higher altitudes which cannot be reached with conventional wind turbines. This technological challenge is accomplished using tethered aircraft or kites in combination with either onboard or ground-based generators. In the former case, the kinetic energy of...
doctoral thesis 2021
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van Dam, Floor (author)
This research explores the different envisioned roles of gas infrastructure for integrating offshore wind into the energy system of the North Sea Region (NSR). In this research, the NSR is defined as consisting of the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The NSR is characterized by the increasing use of their...
master thesis 2021
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Kandilakis, Manos (author)
Biomedical engineering focuses in advancing health care by taking advantage of the technological improvement. An important part of biomedical engineering is biomedical sensing, that focuses in the acquisition of biopotential signals. Through time, a lot of research has been done on the acquisition of biopotential signals and a variety of methods...
master thesis 2021
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Kiss, Bernadett (author)
Various neuromuscular disorders such as spinal cord injury, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and poliomyelitis lead to calf muscle weakness, which limits the patient's ability to propel their body forward during gait. Their abnormal gait pattern is characterized by increased ankle dorsiflexion, excessive knee flexion during stance and reduced ankle...
master thesis 2021
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Ghauri, Rameen (author)
Wind turbines installed in a wind farm are typically subject to increased turbulence because they are in the wake of upstream wind turbines that generate additional turbulence. Accurate prediction of turbulence in wind farms is critical as it is proportional to wind turbine fatigue loads, power losses and prediction of wind farm lifetime. IEC...
master thesis 2021
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van der Bos, Jelle (author)
In recent years, ships are expected to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. For naval vessels, it is important to be able to maintain their mission profile. It is therefore required to provide real-time advice to the ship’s crew on the optimal speed and propulsion mode settings that include the actual environmental conditions....
master thesis 2021
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Shekhar, A. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Wu, Y. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
DC links with back to back voltage source converters are usually built alongside the existing medium voltage ac distribution grids for infrastructure reinforcement. The distribution network operators need to run multiple of such parallel ac and dc links between two substations at optimal efficiency. This article shows that the active power...
journal article 2021
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van Vucht, Victor (author)
Active inference is a method for state estimation and control actions that is based on the Free Energy principle, which explains how biological agents infer the state of their environment and act upon it by maintaining a model of that environment and evaluating predictions. This method merges both action and sensory processing and is therefore a...
master thesis 2021
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Maltha, Niels (author)
Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) is a geothermal technique that is an important component in the transition towards renewable energy in the heating and cooling industry, which accounts for half of the world's energy consumption. However, the technology has not yet been implemented in many countries. The main reason is that extensive...
master thesis 2021
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Wouters, Max (author)
Vibration energy harvesters are especially interesting to use in an environment where there is one dominant vibration frequency present because then the harvesters can be designed to resonate at that specific frequency. To spread out the power yield over more frequencies a multi-modal harvester can be used which can resonate at multiple...
master thesis 2021
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van Dijk, Mathijs (author)
The world faces an increasing energy problem, forcing people to search for sustainable energy sources. Offshore wind energy has shown great potential to financially compete with traditional energy sources. Recent developments like the slip-joint connection increase this potential. However, for further optimization of the design of a slip-joint,...
master thesis 2021
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Bastiaanse, Robin (author)
A pacemaker runs on a conventional battery that lasts for approximately 6-12 years, after which the pacemaker must be replaced. Converting the heart wall vibrations into electricity through a vibration energy harvester has been considered a promising solution to this problem. However, the complexity of the heart signals on which the energy...
master thesis 2021
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van de Wetering, Erik (author)
In the field of vibration energy harvesting, vibration energy is tranduced to electrical energy to power small, low powered devices. Many energy harvesters are produced in the form of a resonator, where resonant amplification enables efficient operation of the energy harvester. At low frequencies below 10 hz, input motions quickly increase for a...
master thesis 2021
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Molenaar, Stefan (author)
Vibration energy harvesting is a promising step towards a more sustainable society. The world is getting more and more connected through electronic devices, which all require electrical energy. A battery can deliver electrical energy; however, such a battery needs to be replaced or recharged; this is where energy harvesters become interesting....
master thesis 2021
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Numić, Armin (author)
Bistable vibration energy harvesters are an interesting alternative to their linear counterparts. They allow for large amplitude oscillations between their stable equilibria, from which much energy can be generated. However, the stable equilibria are separated by a potential energy barrier that has to be overcome. Therefore, we cannot guarantee...
master thesis 2021
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Mathew, Lee (author)
The global greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in buildings and agriculture accounts for 17% and 18% respectively, which has a significant impact on climate change. Therefore, both the sectors are actively looking at energy-efficient methods to reduce their carbon emission by shifting to more sustainable solutions. One such solution is...
master thesis 2021
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Landuyt, Wim (author), Somers, Korneel (author), Van de Sype, Onno (author), Van Santvliet, Pieter (author)
A tiny house is a building for permanent human habitation that is specifically designed to have a limited ground surface. The tiny house design discussed in this report has a strong focus on circularity, sustainable material usage, smart systems, and affordability. To achieve an overall self-regulating and ecological concept, the aim is to...
student report 2021
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Serdakis-Tsioukanis, Manolis (author)
Residential PV energy is already evolving to a major factor in the energy transition. However, conventional solar home systems pose various disadvantages concerning modularity, flexibility and ease of installation. The Photovoltaic Battery Integrated Module (PBIM) is an alternative approach towards integrating all the components of a solar home...
master thesis 2021
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Tsolakis, Anastasios (author)
Nonholonomic mechanical systems encompass a large class of practically interesting robotic structures, such as wheeled mobile robots, space manipulators, and multi-fingered robot hands. However, few results exist on the cooperative control of such systems in a generic, distributed approach. In this work we extend a recently developed distributed...
master thesis 2021
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