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de Bie, Melissa (author)
Introduction<br/>Patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA) poses a significant challenge in the management of mechanically ventilated patients, contributing to adverse clinical outcomes. Current methods of detecting PVA rely on visual assessment by clinicians, leading to subjectivity and inconsistency. Therefore, there is a need for automated...
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Ren, S. (author)
The increasing popularity of sustainable asphalt pavement stems from its advantageous attributes, such as cost-saving, environmental protection, and reductions in energy and material consumption. Although there is a desire to maximize the reuse of reclaimed asphalt (RA) waste materials in road construction, this is hindered by the poor...
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Volkers, Bas (author)
Individualizing mechanical ventilation treatment regimes remains a challenge in the intensive care unit (ICU). Reinforcement Learning (RL) offers the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality risk, by optimizing ventilation treatment regimes. We focus on the Offline RL setting, using Offline Policy Evaluation (OPE), specifically...
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Shenoy, Rajath (author)
The human eye is a very delicate yet highly intricate organ, and treatments such as cataract surgery call for meticulous precision. Ophthalmologists hone their skills over years of practice, which they initially acquired during their studies in medical schools. Basic skills such as globe fixation and capsulorhexis training have a very steep...
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de Groot, Patrick (author)
Current service and installation activities for offshore wind turbines are carried out by jack-up vessels, which eliminate wave disturbances to a large extent. The use of these vessels imposes several disadvantages, including high operational costs and the limitation of operating in restricted water depths. An alternative is a crane mounted on a...
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Bom, Alexander (author)
Drones are increasingly used nowadays, primarily for visual inspection tasks facilitated by onboard cameras. The field of aerial manipulation tries to expand the capabilities of drones by attaching a manipulator, enabling physical interaction. Unfortunately, the usability of aerial manipulators is hindered by disturbances resulting from the...
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Zheng, Qinyi (author)
Micro-indentation testing has shown great promise in extracting local mechanical properties of ductile metal materials. Although the relevant contact physics has been well revealed since the 19th century, interpreting the indentation data still poses many challenges at the application level. Regarding one of the mainstream methodologies for...
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Theodorakis, Petros (author)
There is no argument against the need to achieve other value types in infrastructure projects to meet the actors' expectations and broader organizational goals. The value engineering approach, later adjusted under the term 'value management,' achieves desired functions at the lowest cost through a set of workshop activities. Integrating value...
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Hompes, Jouke (author)
Flexible robotics offers promising solutions for navigating complex environments, and this study contributes to its advancement through innovative methodologies optimizing both flexible robotic arm kinematics and a novel flexible actuator. The first methodology focuses on optimizing kinematics using quadratic programming, enabling the...
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Habbal, Samer (author)
In the era of advancing technology, the demand for specialized engineering materials has risen significantly. Active Mechanical Metamaterials (AMMs) offer a novel approach to engineering materials with tunable mechanical properties. This research focuses on developing tunable damping active mechanical metamaterials (AMMs) by incorporating...
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Essed, Pascalle (author)
Military vehicles are often subjected to dynamic loads from mines. To protect these vehicles, steel plating underneath the vehicle is applied. However, these steel plates can be quite heavy, resulting in a slower vehicle. Composite laminates, however, are much lighter and also prove to be capable of protecting these vehicles from mines.<br/...
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Hart, Robin (author)
This thesis project is part of a larger research project at the LUMC and focuses on overcoming challenges in studying blood vessel mechanics, particularly disturbed flow conditions, using Gelatin Methacryloyl (GelMA). Traditional models fail to replicate the complexity of blood vessels. GelMA stands out for its adjustable mechanical properties,...
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Fotis, Konstantinos (author)
The Landing Platform Dock vessel is mainly designed to support amphibious operations in which landing operations play an important role. For operating landing craft the vessel has a well dock at the stern, designed to station several landing craft. Landing operations are restricted by the motions of the Landing Platform Dock vessel and by the...
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ABOUHEIDARI, SINA (author)
Compliant mechanisms, particularly helicoidal shell joints, present intriguing possibilities in mechanical design with applications in medical devices, robotics, automotive, and aerospace engineering. This research focuses on the synthesis of nonlinear torque-angle profiles using a compliant helicoidal shell mechanism such as gravity-balancing...
master thesis 2024
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Mak, Robin (author), Amoozandeh, A. (author), Radaelli, G. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
Differential mechanisms are remarkable mechanical elements that are widely utilized in various systems; nevertheless, conventional differential mechanisms are heavy and difficult to use in applications with limited design space. This paper presents a curved differential mechanism that utilizes a lightweight, compliant structure. This...
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Isaakidou, A. (author), Ganjian, M. (author), van Hoften, R. (author), Cruz Saldivar, M. (author), Leeflang, M.A. (author), Groetsch, A. (author), Wątroba, M. (author), Schwiedrzik, J. (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author), Apachitei, I. (author), Fratila-Apachitei, E.L. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
The currently available treatments for inner ear disorders often involve systemic drug administration, leading to suboptimal drug concentrations and side effects. Cochlear implants offer a potential solution by providing localized and sustained drug delivery to the cochlea. While the mechanical characterization of both the implants and their...
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Bufalari, G. (author), den Besten, J.H. (author), Kaminski, M.L. (author)
The response of maritime structures can be multiaxial, involving predominant mode-I and non-negligible mode-III components. Adopting a stress distribution formulation based effective notch stress as fatigue strength parameter for mixed mode-{I, III} multiaxial fatigue assessment purposes, a mode-I equivalent von Mises type of failure...
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Tacx, Paul (author), Habraken, Roel (author), Witvoet, Gert (author), Heertjes, Marcel (author), Oomen, T.A.E. (author)
Next-generation deformable mirrors are envisaged to exhibit low-frequency flexible dynamics and to contain a large number of spatially distributed actuators due to increasingly stringent performance requirements. The increasingly complex system characteristics necessitate identifying the flexible dynamic behavior for design validation and...
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Jansen, Imke (author), Cahalane, Rachel (author), Hengst, Ranmadusha (author), Akyildiz, A.C. (author), Farrell, Eric (author), Gijsen, F.J.H. (author), Aikawa, Elena (author), van der Heiden, Kim (author), Wissing, Tamar (author)
The rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque cap overlying a lipid pool and/or necrotic core can lead to thrombotic cardiovascular events. In essence, the rupture of the plaque cap is a mechanical event, which occurs when the local stress exceeds the local tissue strength. However, due to inter- and intra-cap heterogeneity, the resulting ultimate...
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van Dijk, M.P. (author), Hoozemans, Marco J.M. (author), Berger, M.A.M. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
In wheelchair sports, there is an increasing need to monitor mechanical power in the field. When rolling resistance is known, inertial measurement units (IMUs) can be used to determine mechanical power. However, upper body (i.e., trunk) motion affects the mass distribution between the small front and large rear wheels, thus affecting rolling...
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