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Zhang, J. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
We propose a fully immersed topology optimization procedure to design structures with tailored fracture resistance under linear elastic fracture mechanics assumptions for brittle materials. We use a level set function discretized by radial basis functions to represent the topology and the Interface-enriched Generalized Finite Element Method ...
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Li, K. (author), Wolf, K.H.A.A. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Foam is applied in enhanced oil recovery to improve the sweep of injected gas and increase oil recovery, by greatly reducing the mobility of gas. In the laboratory, X-ray computed tomography is commonly used to evaluate the performance of foam in core plugs. However, foam properties, such as bubble size and capillary pressure, are much more...
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van den Ende, B. (author)
Steel wheels are often essential parts for heavy construction equipment, such as constructed by Huisman. These steel wheels must endure heavy loads. In order to prevent downtime, costs and to guarantee safety, it is important that the steel wheels do not fail. One important failure mode is failure resulting from subsurface initiated cracks. This...
master thesis 2021
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Hosseinimehr, S.M. (author)
In various geo-engineering fields, accurate and scalable modeling of fluid and heat transport in the subsurface fractured porous media is important in order to fulfill scientific, economical and societal expectations on successful field development plans. Such models and the predictions they provide, contribute to efficient and safe operations...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Prabhakaran, R. (author)
Natural fractures in subsurface rocks are a source of heterogeneity that impacts flow and transport behaviour. The presence of fracture discontinuities needs to be modelled explicitly due to observed deviations from the continuum assumption of porous media. The departures are due to both individual properties (such as aperture, infill, and...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Alhamad Mahmood Abdulaziz M, Mahmood (author)
The aim of this study is to reduce the risk of the ongoing Geothermal exploration effort in Geneva Basin by estimating the influence of the natural fracture on the reservoir properties. A Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) was generated to resemble the fracture network in the Lower Cretaceous carbonate reservoir. The DFN modelling approach is using...
master thesis 2021
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Halilović, Haris (author)
Carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector account for roughly one-third of world-wide CO2 emissions. Governmental pressure to tackle this problem has forced the industry to adapt with regard to material development. One such adaption is the development and application of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), offering high specific...
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EL Kazaz, Akram (author)
The orthotropic steel deck (OSD) is nowadays commonly used due to its advantages, such as its lightweight, short construction time, and high capacity to bear the loads. However, fatigue cracks occur in different welded connections in the OSD. In this study, the rib to-deck-plate connection at the crossbeam conjunction has been analysed. This...
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Mostert, Marijn (author)
Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures, with a prevalence of 12-20% in Europe, making them a major health problem because of the associated morbidity, mortality and costs. Without adequate treatment, vertebral fractures are often followed by subsequent fractures, leading to further invalidation and deterioration of health...
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Sarwin, Dennis (author)
Purpose<br/>As a result of the worldwide aging population, Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) are commonly detected in osteoporotic patients; these can originate from traumatic events or occur spontaneously. The existing VCF devices and their corresponding surgical instruments have their limitations in terms of short- and long-term...
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Renckens, Berber (author)
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) has increased rapidly in popularity in the past few decades. The material's advantageous properties, such as a high strength-to-weight ratio and low required maintenance, gave rise to its popularity in multiple major engineering branches. Buckling behaviour develops due to the notably low stiffness-to-strength...
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Malik, Naseem (author)
Magnets for High Energy Physics applications built to date are generally superconducting magnets, which operate at cryogenic temperatures. The reliability and safety of the applications are entirely dependent on good design which in turn rely heavily on predictable materials performance. Where at these low temperatures the fracture toughness is...
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Lopes Fernandes, R. (author)
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Mooij, Charlotte (author)
INTRODUCTIOND istal radius fractures are traditionally treated with plaster casts. Although this has been the gold standard for treatment for years, it also comes with disadvantages. These are the weight, not being water-resistant and a lack of ventilation, leading to skin problems, itching and compromised hygiene. Furthermore, plaster has no...
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Wan, Xiaomei (author), Shen, Chen (author), Zhao, Tiejun (author)
Ultra-high toughness geopolymer composites (UHTGC) were fabricated based on the matrix of binder composed of alkali-activated fly-ash and granulated blast furnace slag and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres in this research. The tensile behaviour and fracture toughness of UHTGC are investigated on both macro and microscales experimentally and...
conference paper 2021
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Kluge, C. (author)
The Earth’s subsurface exhibits a high potential for generating and storing energy. Engineered fractured systems, for example geothermal or carbon storage reservoirs, highly depend on the capacity of rock to conduct and store fluids. Faults and fractures create the largest contrasts in flow in these reservoirs and can enhance the reservoir...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Yan, Yuheng (author)
The computational modeling of crack propagation is important in aerospace and automotive industries because cracks play a significant role in structural failure. In comparison with the quasi-static case, inertial effects are significant in dynamic crack propagation. The classical numerical tool for modeling dynamic crack propagation is the...
master thesis 2021
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Wang, Y. (author)
Numerical simulation plays an important role for the efficient development of geothermal resources, considering all the uncertain and sensitive parameters that exist within the subsurface and during the operations. This thesis describes the numerical modeling of geothermal developments of various types and in various situations using the newly...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Li, Z. (author)
Surface cracks are serious threats to the structural integrity of offshore metallic pipes. This dissertation proposes a protocol of composite reinforcement on surface cracked metallic pipes subjected to cyclic loads, aiming to decrease the crack growth rate and prolong the residual fatigue life. The main objective of this dissertation is to...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Bristogianni, T. (author), Oikonomopoulou, F. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author)
The emerging interest in the architectural applications of cast glass components reveals a knowledge gap on the mechanical properties of cast glass. Apart from its chemical composition, cast glass is characterized by its manufacturing history and thermal profile, often inheriting a set of defects that define its properties. The role that...
journal article 2021
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