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Vita, Gibran (author), Lundström, Johan R. (author), Hertwich, Edgar G. (author), Quist, J.N. (author), Ivanova, Diana (author), Stadler, Konstantin (author), Wood, Richard (author)
The sustainability transformation calls for policies that consider the global consequences of local lifestyles. We used stakeholders' visions of sustainable lifestyles across Europe to build 19 scenarios of sufficiency (net reductions) and 17 of green consumption (shift in consumption patterns). We applied Environmentally Extended Multi...
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Farajzadeh, R. (author)
To mitigate the negative impacts of hydrocarbon fuels on climate change complementary decision tools should be considered when selecting or evaluating the performance of a certain production scheme. The exergy analysis can give valuable information on the management of the oil and gas reservoirs. It can also be used to calculate the CO<sub>2<...
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Li, Wei (author), Li, Zongkun (author), Ge, W. (author), Wu, Sai (author)
The internal mechanism affecting life loss caused by a dam-break flood is complicated. On the basis of analyzing the risk formation path, a risk evaluation indicator system was established which included the hazards, exposure and vulnerability factors. Variable Fuzzy Sets theory was introduced into the risk evaluation of life loss risk grades...
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Vuik, V. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), Willemsen, Pim W.J.M. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Flood risks are increasing worldwide due to climate change and ongoing economic and demographic development in coastal areas. Salt marshes can function as vegetated foreshores that reduce wave loads on coastal structures such as dikes and dams, thereby mitigating current and future flood risk. This paper aims to quantify long-term (100 years)...
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Nedeljković, Marija (author)
As the building sector is expanding, a growing interest in technologies that can reduce the CO2 emission from concrete production has led to partial replacement of cement with by-products from various industrial processes. Besides the partial replacement of cement, development of alkali activation technology ensures full replacement of cement in...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Fernández-Dacosta, Cora (author), Shen, Li (author), Schakel, Wouter (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author)
The deployment of low-emission alternative fuels is crucial to decarbonise the transport sector. A number of alternatives like hydrogen or dimethyl ether/methanol synthesised using CO<sub>2</sub> as feedstock for fuel production (hereafter refer to “CO<sub>2</sub>-based fuels”) have been proposed to combat climate change. However, the...
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Xin, H. (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
The assessment of fatigue crack initiation behavior of steel structures is essential and important especially to improve the application of high strength steel in construction. For a complete understanding of fatigue endurance, it is necessary to combine the phenomenological damage model with finite element numerical approach. In this paper,...
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Zhang, Chunbo (author), Hu, Mingming (author), Dong, L. (author), Gebremariam, A.T. (author), Mirand-Xicotencatl, Brenda (author), Di Maio, F. (author), Tukker, Arnold (author)
The increasing volume of Construction and demolition waste (CDW) associated with economic growth is posing challenges to the sustainable management of the built environment. The largest fraction of all the CDW generated in the member states of the European Union (EU) is End-of-life (EOL) concrete. The most widely applied method for EOL concrete...
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Sedighi, S.M.A. (author), van Gameren, D.E. (author)
This article discusses the transformation of the traditional Iranian courtyard house type and neighbourhood structure in the early 20th century Iran, and focuses on the design of public housing in the country’s early years of modernisation, after the second World War. It explores how (urban) legislations by Iranian reformists and modernists,...
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Tanzer, S.E. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author), Geraedts, S. (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author)
The impending restrictions on the sulfur content and greenhouse gas emissions of marine fuels represent a challenge for the maritime shipping industry and an opportunity for alternative fuels that may have lower environmental impacts but are not currently economically competitive. This study developed an integrated screening model to compare...
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Dong, H. (author), Ye, G. (author)
Chloride-induced corrosion is a critical issue for RC structures. Cement-based coatings can be used to protect concrete structures with unsatisfactory quality against chloride ingress. To evaluate the effectiveness of the coatings to extend the service life of coated concrete structures, the evolution of the chloride profile in the coated...
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Doubrovski, E.L. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is acknowledged for its potential to support sustainable design. In this paper, we explore whether the opportunities that additive manufacturing offers for sustainable design are also useful when designing for a circular economy, and to what extent additive manufacturing can support design...
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Bruna, P.B.R. (author), Lavenu, Arthur P.C. (author), Matonti, Christophe (author), Bertotti, G. (author)
It sounds counter-intuitive to consider contraction features such as stylolites as potential conduits for flow. However, this idea has grown since 1980, with geoscientists finding many examples principally in carbonate reservoirs where stylolites can be considered as fluid-efficient features. Among others, these features can be reactivated...
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Edmunds, Laurel D. (author), Gluderer, Silvia (author), Ovseiko, Pavel V. (author), Kamerling, R. (author), Ton, Jacqueline (author), Vis, Laura (author), Jenni, Mario (author), Tutton, Gregory (author), Lawton-Smith, Helen (author), More Authors (author)
Background: While the European Union is striving to become the 'Innovation Union', there remains a lack of quantifiable indicators to compare and benchmark regional innovation clusters. To address this issue, a HealthTIES (Healthcare, Technology and Innovation for Economic Success) consortium was funded by the European Union's Regions of...
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Sprong, J. P. (author), Lin, X. (author), Maestre, José María (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author)
Controlling food quality and reducing waste is one of the most challenging tasks in the food industry, as it is facing high rates of wastage, leading to negative environmental impact. This research focuses on improving the scheduling and control of the supply chain of Irish lamb meat using real-time quality and temperature information....
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Kapetanović, M. (author), van Oort, N. (author), Nunez, Alfredo (author), Goverde, R.M.P. (author)
This paper presents a review of research and models regarding sustainability of railway passenger services. In order to take into account all relevant aspects in terms of environmental impacts of a railway passenger service, a holistic system perspective is required, that includes a whole life cycle assessment. A life cycle approach is important...
conference paper 2019
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Blok, Rijk (author), Smits, J.E.P. (author), Gkaidatzis, R. (author), Teuffel, Patrick (author)
This paper deals with the design, production and monitoring of a bio-composite footbridge with a span of 14 m across the river Dommel in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The specific bio-composite material that was used for this research is a Natural Fibre Reinforced Bio-Polymer (NFRBP). The goal of the research is to prove that NFRBP can...
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Sonneveld, M.H. (author)
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Broer, A. A.R. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
A new constant life diagram (CLD) model is proposed to predict the fatigue life of carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy laminates under constant amplitude (CA) loading. The CLD is asymmetric and non-linear, and it is built upon the anisomorphic CLD model. It consists of two sub-models; one sub-model is applicable to laminates with lay-ups...
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Shang, Y. (author), van den Boomen, M. (author), de Man, Amy (author), Wolfert, A.R.M. (author)
Reliability-based life cycle costing analysis (LCCA) supports optimized decisions on capital and operational expenditures for engineering asset management. In addition, it allows investigation of the impact of maintenance decisions on designing the service life of assets. The application of reliability-based LCCA in railway practice is...
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