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Intriago Zambrano, J.C. (author)
Recently, there has been a growing need for sustainable agriculture to increase food security, alleviate poverty, and contribute to climate change mitigation. Smallholder farmers (SFs) play a key role in this endeavor as they are a considerable segment of the global farming population. Despite their relevance, SFs face several challenges that...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Engelhard, Vincent (author)
This study addresses the revenue losses from network congestion of an Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) resulting from the implementation of an Offshore Bidding Zone (OBZ) and explores potential measures to mitigate these effects. The quantitative analysis involves a model that simulates a hypothetical OWF located in the North Sea between Norway and the...
master thesis 2024
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Deffner, M.A. (author), Kovács, Fruzsina (author), Pesendorfer, Jakob (author), Schepel, Floor (author), Zhai, Y. (author)
Nitrogen is an essential element of planetary life. Yet, human actions create such a surplus of its derivatives like ammonia (NH3) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that the naturally occurring amounts doubled, causing a cascade of environmental and societal problems.<br/>Our research studies dairy farming in North-West Europe with a focus on the...
student report 2024
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Bansal, Vaibhav (author), Boersma, JP (author), Schotanus, Jelle (author), Stadtlander, W. (author), de Boer, A.M. (author)
There is an imbalance in the nitrogen cycle, mainly caused by an increasingly intensive agricultural sector. This leads to the degradation of nature and the loss of biodiversity. Measures have been taken at European level to reduce the amount of nitrogen emitted by the agricultural sector, but this has caused a backlash as farmers in many...
student report 2024
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van Hamel, Emiel (author)
The research focuses on a novel measurement-based approach to estimate the farm-specific ammonia emission potential (AEP) in the dairy sector. By measuring and evaluating the feed-manure chain, feed management strategies and manure parameters influencing AEP can be identified. Ammonia emissions from dairy farms are not only considered to be an...
master thesis 2024
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Colsen, Quincy (author)
This thesis focuses on a vertical farming system designed for growing crops. The system’s deficiencies were identified during a company visit where the system was operating. An analysis was conducted to see when all deficiencies would be resolved. It revealed that the vertical farm robot had to be redesigned to grab seven benches deep to...
master thesis 2024
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Janus, Steyn (author)
This study presents an innovative algorithm designed to optimise the layout of floating offshore wind farms (FOWFs), addressing inter-array cable length and the number of anchor structures required. This research is particularly noteworthy as no prior work has been conducted on wind farm layout optimisation for FOWFs. The Local-Search-Inspired...
master thesis 2024
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van den Broek, M.J. (author)
In the current state of model-based wind farm flow control, the implementation of yaw-based wake steering based on steady-state models has demonstrated potential for improving wind farm power production. However, for realistic, time-varying wind directions, the dynamics of wake propagation may impact the effectiveness of wake redirection. This...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Koops, Jasper (author)
The recent housing market and social trends have changed the houses from large family homes to small single-dweller apartments. Although living alone does not necessarily mean that solo-dwellers are lonely, they are more at risk of social isolation which can result into loneliness. This resulted into the need for more community living. The...
master thesis 2024
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Mr. Wang, Q. (author), Xu, Tangjie (author), von Terzi, D.A. (author), Xia, Wei (author), Wang, Zhenhai (author), Zhang, Haoran (author)
In existing wind farms, the overall power output can be increased through yaw control. However, the cooperative control of start/stop, yaw and turbines positions is often overlooked, leading to wake superposition to downstream wind turbines and suboptimal power output. This paper proposes a synchronized optimized method that considers start...
journal article 2024
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van der Hoek, D.C. (author), Van den Abbeele, B.H.L. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Wind farm control can play a key role in reducing the negative impact of wakes on wind turbine power production. The helix approach is a recent innovation in the field of wind farm control, which employs individual blade pitch control to induce a helical velocity profile in a wind turbine wake. This forced meandering of the wake has turned...
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Cila, N. (author), Gonzalez Gonzalez, I. (author), Jacobs, Jan (author), Rozendaal, M.C. (author)
Using HRI theory to inform robot development is an important, but difficult, endeavor. This paper explores the relationship between HRI theory and HRI practice through a design project on the development of design guidelines for human-robot communication together with a dairy farming robot manufacturer. The design guidelines, a type of...
conference paper 2024
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Kingma, Enzo M. (author), ter Hofstede, R. (author), Kardinaal, Edwin (author), Bakker, Rebecca (author), Bittner, Oliver (author), van der Weide, Babeth (author), Coolen, Joop W.P. (author)
In the past, a large part of the seabed of the southern North Sea was covered by hard substrates, including oyster beds, coarse peat banks, and glacial erratics. Human activities, particularly bottom trawl fisheries, led to the disappearance of most of these hard substrates, resulting in the loss of its associated diverse benthic life as well...
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de Jong, Robin (author)
Maximizing the extraction of energy from wind farms with ever higher densities is becoming increasingly more important in order to achieve climate targets and simultaneously preserve nature. Improving the yield of a wind farm can be achieved by optimizing the layout, applying control, especially wake steering through yaw control has shown great...
master thesis 2023
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van der Hoek, D.C. (author)
Offshore wind farms suffer substantial energy losses due to the interference of wind turbine wakes, with estimates indicating losses of approximately 10%. This thesis aims to advance the state of the art of wind farm flow control techniques for maximizing wind farm power performance. Wind farm flow control can be divided into three categories:...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Goldsteen, Winnie (author)
The evolution of human civilization, entwined with food, traces our development from hunters to settlers and now to a globalized food network. Carolyn Steel's 'sitopia' theory underscores the connection between place and sustenance. Brazil, a key player in the global food industry, paradoxically grapples with high inequality despite abundant...
master thesis 2023
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Ye, Lisa (author)
This study develops a roadmap to guide the integration of robotic technologies into Dutch agriculture in a responsible manner that benefits farmers and the environment.<br/>The Dutch agricultural sector faces challenges from climate change, labor shortages, and sustainability pressures. Robotics shows promise in addressing these issues through...
master thesis 2023
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Oosterhagen, Isabel (author)
Grid congestion, which results from a larger demand for electricity transport than the available transport capacity, is a challenge in the Dutch energy transition. The growing pace of decentralized renewable energy development in less densely populated areas and the electrification of demand leads to congestion, which potentially hinders the...
master thesis 2023
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Tao, Ronnie (author)
My project starts from the city Berlin. After visiting the site in Friedrichshain, I found that people who lived there were not satisfied with the food-eating space nearby throughout my interviews. They said that even though there were some restaurants, the community was lack of diverse food space, and they were willing to go to the West Berlin...
master thesis 2023
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TANG, Keyan (author)
The Colonies of Benevolence, founded in the early 19th century, were a groundbreaking social experiment aimed at addressing poverty and fostering self-sufficiency in the Netherlands. These colonies, comprising agricultural lands and settlements, were designed to provide employment opportunities and housing for the impoverished population while...
master thesis 2023
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