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Tiberga, M. (author)
The Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) is one of the six Generation-IV nuclear reactor designs. It presents very promising characteristics in terms of safety, sustainability, reliability, and proliferation resistance. Numerous research projects are currently carried out worldwide to bring this future reactor technology to a higher maturity, and in Europe...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Ouyang, B. (author)
Ultrasound sensors based on integrated photonics devices provide a new solution to meet the miniaturization demand for the detection functionality of transducers. An important example is the silicon ring-resonator (RR) ultrasound sensor developed in our department. This sensor combines a small footprint with high sensitivity and a low detection...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Mostofizadeh, S. (author)
Increase in computational power during recent years contributed to a significant development in numerical methods in mechanics. There are many methods developed that address various complex problems, yet modelling of initiation and propagation of failure in thin-walled structures requires further development. Among numerous challenges involved,...
doctoral thesis 2020
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He, Xin (author), Vuik, Cornelis (author)
This paper introduces three new Schur complement approximations for the augmented Lagrangian preconditioner. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations discretized by a stabilized finite element method are utilized to evaluate these new approximations of the Schur complement. A wide range of numerical experiments in the laminar context...
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Zhang, B. (author)
Power electronics demand miniaturization, integration, higher electrical and ther-mal conductivities. However, the traditional electronic packaging materials and technology have limitations to meet these requirements. Conventional lead-free die attach materials, like Sn-Ag-Cu solders, can not satisfy high power electronics application, due to...
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van Hooft, J.A. (author)
Weather and climate influence life in many ways; varying climatic conditions can be<br/>associated with varying human cultures and on a day-to-day basis, the weather influences our plans and mood. As such, a proper prediction of the weather is of great importance. Ultimately, the weather is fueled by solar irradiation, which changes sharply over...
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Krishnan, Navaneetha (author), Viré, A.C. (author), Schmehl, R. (author), van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
A novel immersed boundary method based on a domain decomposition approach is proposed in the context of a finite element discretisation method. It is applicable to incompressible flows past rigid, deforming, or moving bodies. In this method, unlike most immersed boundary methods, strong boundary conditions are imposed in the regions of the...
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Stumpf, Martin (author), Antonini, Giulio (author), Lager, I.E. (author)
The pulsed electromagnetic (EM) field transfer between a horizontal electric dipole (HED) and a transmission line is described analytically with the aid of the time-domain (TD) reciprocity theorem and the Cagniard-de Hoop technique. A suitably chosen wave-slowness representation makes it possible to cast the pertaining interaction integrals...
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Sereeter, B. (author)
During the normal operation, control and planning of the power system, grid operators employ numerous tools including the Power Flow (PF) and the Optimal Power Flow (OPF) computations to keep the balance in the power system. The solution of the PF computation is used to assess whether the power system can function properly for the given...
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Simons, E.C. (author)
Armour systems for ballistic protection can be made from many materials. One type of material used in armour systems is ceramic. Ceramic materials, such as alumina and silicon carbide, can be beneficial in an armour system because of their high hardness and relatively low weight. The high hardness of the ceramic potentially causes a projectile...
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Du, Shuoran (author), Hamdi, M. (author), Sue, Hung Jue (author)
Mar is a type of subtle surface damage caused by a sliding object barely visible to human eyes. This minor damage phenomenon has rarely been systematically studied. Significant research efforts for the fundamental understanding of mar behavior in polymers are still needed. In this study, the mar behavior of a series of model amorphous...
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De Vos, Bart (author), Fuchs, P.S. (author), O'Reilly, Thomas (author), Webb, A. (author), Remis, R.F. (author)
In this article, we design and construct gradient coils for a Halbach permanent-magnet array magnetic resonance (MR) scanner. The target field method, which is widely applied for the case of axial static magnetic fields, has been developed for a transverse static magnetic field as produced by a Halbach permanent-magnet array. Using this...
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den Ouden-van der Horst, D. (author), Möller, M. (author)
Many physical phenomena can be described as the evolution of two phases coexisting within the same domain. Examples of such phenomena are the transport of gas and oil, solidification and phase transformations. Each of these phenomena require a description of the dynamics under which the phases change and a technique for tracking the interface...
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Thippur Shivamurthy, H. (author)
On the Design and Analysis of Micro-metric Resolution Arrays in Integrated Technology for Near-Field Dielectric Spectroscopy Medical procedures and treatments have a great impact on the quality of life as well as on the health care costs. Increasing number of cases pertaining to skin cancer have been documented by the International Agency for...
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Fu, Qiang (author), Yi, Sinan (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Bui, Tinh Quoc (author), Hu, Xiaofei (author), Yao, Weian (author)
Numerical study on crack propagation are of great importance for structure design and assessment. In this contribution, the floating node method (FNM) is combined with the symplectic analytical singular element (SASE) to form a new crack-tip element. The four node quadrilateral crack-tip element contains a SASE for the crack tip area to...
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Le Floch, F.L.Y. (author)
This thesis studies advanced and accurate discretization schemes for relevant partial differential equations (PDEs) in finance. We start with techniques which may be particularly useful for the pricing of so-called vanilla financial options, European or American, and then move on to more complex models for the pricing of exotic options.<br/>
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Groot, K.J. (author), Schuttelaars, H.M. (author)
The initial stage of the laminar–turbulent transition of semi-infinite flows can be characterized as either an absolute or convective instability, naturally associated with localized wave packets. A convective instability is directly linked to an absolute instability in a different reference frame. Therefore, our aim is to determine the...
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Wobbes, E. D. (author), Möller, M. (author), Galavi, V. (author), Vuik, Cornelis (author)
The material point method (MPM) is an effective computational tool for simulating problems involving large deformations. However, its direct mapping of the material-point data to the background grid frequently leads to severe inaccuracies. The standard function reconstruction techniques can considerably decrease these errors, but do not...
conference paper 2020
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Schöpe, M.I. (author), Driessen, J.N. (author), Yarovoy, Alexander (author)
The radar resource management problem in a multitarget tracking scenario for multi-function radar is considered. To solve it, an optimal balancing of the sensor budget by applying Lagrangian relaxation and the subgradient method is proposed. In a time-invariant scenario it is shown that the proposed method will lead to balanced budgets based on...
conference paper 2020
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Li, Z. (author), Jiang, X. (author), Hopman, J.J. (author), Zhu, Ling (author), Liu, Zhiping (author)
In the present paper, we propose an analytical method to calculate the Stress Intensity Factor (SIF) of circumferential surface cracks in steel pipes subjected to bending. In light of pipe geometry and bending load case, the analytical formula is raised by introducing new bending correction factors and new geometry correction factors on the...
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