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Karanasios, Alexandros (author)
Nowadays the interest for environmental issues is steadily gaining ground. Inescapably, the shipping industry, is also called to contribute its fair share towards the reduction of air pollution. Harbour tugboats need to comply both with international but also with local exhaust air emission regulations, which are anticipated to become more...
master thesis 2019
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Mavroudis, Stamatis (author)
In this thesis, it was examined how high-frequency operational data collected from an automated recording system, can be used to develop a vessel’s performance model. Both the traditional and the Machine Learning (ML) approach were examined. In the traditional approach, every component of the propulsion plant was examined separately, while...
master thesis 2019
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Volger, Casper (author)
The growth of the cruise industry throughout recent years and the changing public opinion on cruise ships has led to increasing concerns regarding the impact cruise vessels have on the world’s climate and environ- ment. Cruise passengers prefer not to be related with heavy polluting vessels. In fact, trends like responsible tourism and...
master thesis 2019
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Borisová, Stanislava (author)
This thesis examines the production of an alternative liquid hydrocarbon fuel, namely CO2-methanol, produced utilising DAC, CO2 electrolysis, H2O electrolysis and thermo-catalytic synthesis. The reason for such research lies in a persistent growth in global energy demand, a significant share of which comes from liquid fuels, in the present...
master thesis 2019
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Terlouw, Kevin (author)
A study on the fire safety concepts used in car parks. To asses the possible damage as a result of a fire, case studies were performed and changes in the car industry were analysed. The new type of fuel systems have resulted in new risks, which are not yet covered in the current design methodology. To understand the probability of a car park...
master thesis 2019
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König, Simon (author)
Water accumulating in the fuel tanks of any aircraft presents an unacceptable safety hazard. This accumulation, which is due to a combination of physical phenomena, is difficult to assess and therefore not well known. The purpose of this project is the development of a lightweight computational prediction method for water accumulation in...
master thesis 2019
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de Wit, Dennis (author)
In this thesis the Dutch consumer’ trade-off between hydrogen fuel cell technology and battery electric vehicles has been studied and identified which policy factors are effective to enable a FCEV breakthrough in the Netherlands. The consumer trade-off between different vehicle attributes is estimated by applying a discrete choice experiment and...
master thesis 2019
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Blankert, Olivier (author)
Liquid fuels are projected to account for 88% of total energy use in the transportation sector in 2040. Low cost of renewable energy poses a new opportunity for decarbonisation of the transport sector. As a liquid en- ergy carrier, methanol offers a promising solution for alternative fuels in aviation, shipping and long-distance trucking. Zero...
master thesis 2019
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Diesveld, Bart (author)
One of the most important reasons to investigating fuel cells is the increased level of regulation regarding emissions in the maritime sector, while fuel cells offer the opportunity to reduce these emissions. It was not clear what the impact of these systems would be on a yacht, the aim of this project is therefore to gain more insight into...
master thesis 2019
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Oostdam, Martijn (author)
Hydrogen as an energy carrier is seen as an important option to reduce the CO<sub>2</sub> emissions in the transport sector. However, limited research is done into the possibilities of using a hydrogen truck in freight road transport. This article considers the following question: <i>Under which...
master thesis 2019
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Bhoraskar, Akshay (author)
This study aims at a possible solution to predict the fuel consumption of heavy duty diesel trucks, particularly, the tractor semitrailer for their long haul operations using various machine learning techniques. It intends to provide a possible alternative to simulation or physics based models, which often are very complicated. The stringent...
master thesis 2019
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Francis, Moreno (author)
The negative effects of global warming can already be noticed. The burning of fossil fuel not only contributes to global warming, but also to the reduction of air quality, especially in urban areas. In order to limit the climate change, as well as to improve the air quality, more and more vehicles are replaced by emission free versions. This...
master thesis 2019
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de Vries, Niels (author)
To achieve significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in shipping and enable ship owners to phase out fossil fuels entirely, renewable fuels, such as ammonia, play a crucial role. Ammonia is considered a balanced solution in terms of volumetric energy density and renewable synthetic production cost compared to other renewable fuels....
master thesis 2019
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Tambi, Yash (author)
As all industries move towards sustainable fuels to reduce emissions, aircraft industry is still at its nascent stages. The adoption of clean energy sources has been slow particularly due to low energy density of commercially available batteries, and high volumetric density of hydrogen as a fuel. Electric aircrafts have been demonstrated but...
master thesis 2019
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Milewski, Damian (author)
The environmental control system is an essential system on all modern aircraft and is the largest consumer of secondary power. System power consumption is potentially reduced by using electric compressors to feed the system, instead of bleed air. The aim of this research is to provide a first order estimate of the potential benefits on mission...
master thesis 2019
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van Baaren, Edzard (author)
Operational towing is a taxiing strategy to reduce the fuel consumption during the taxiing phase of a flight, which decreases the cost and environmental impact of taxiing. Currently, no operational electric towing systems are available that are fully electric, independent from the APU and are capable of towing both narrow- and wide-bodied...
master thesis 2019
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Tamarzians, Michel (author)
The population worldwide is growing rapidly which leads to an increase of the energy demand. Simultaneously, the established energy resources are being depleted and contribute negatively to the climate. The necessity for a sustainable and inexhaustible energy source, to deal with the increasing energy demand in an ecological friendly approach,...
master thesis 2019
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Vogelsang, Leoni (author)
Increasing ship emissions are of big concern because they contribute to the effects of climate change and have an impact on the local and regional environment. Due to these concerns, stricter regulations are enforced upon the shipping sector by the International Maritime Organisation and the European Union. However, since new regulations are...
master thesis 2019
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van Nievelt, Floris (author)
The interest in alternative fuels in the maritime sector is growing due to increasing concerns of the effect of harmful emissions. Hydrogen in combination with a fuel cell has a high potential to be a more environmental friendly solution than the commonly used fossil fuel systems. However, the use of hydrogen encounters problems looking at the...
master thesis 2019
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van Ruiten, Martijn (author)
The current approach in the shipping industry by the use of highly toxic coating systems is harmful for our inland waterways and oceans, does not benefit the public health and is very undesirable for all aquatic organisms on our planet.<br/>Almost every vessel today uses a toxic coating system which releases toxic compounds continually into our...
bachelor thesis 2019
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