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Sánchez-Arriaga, Gonzalo (author), Pastor-Rodríguez, Alejandro (author), Sanjurjo-Rivo, Manuel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
A parallelized flight simulator for the dynamic analysis of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems for ground- and fly-generation configurations is presented. The mechanical system comprises a kite or fixed-wing drone equipped with rotors and linked to the ground by a flexible tether. The time-dependent control vector of the simulator mimics real...
journal article 2019
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Kocaman, E.S. (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Pinho, S. T. (author)
This paper presents a new polymorphic element modelling approach for multi-scale simulation, with an application to fracture in composite structures. We propose the concept of polymorphic elements; these are elements that exist as an evolving superposition of various states, each representing the relevant physics with the required level of...
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Gamarino, M. (author), Dall'Osso, Aldo (author), Lathouwers, D. (author), Kloosterman, J.L. (author)
In reactor core nodal analysis, the dependence of few-group, homogenized cross sections on the local physical conditions (i.e., the thermal-hydraulic state and material composition) is commonly represented via multivariate interpolation in parameterized libraries. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to model the spectral effects of...
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Cristiano, E. (author)
Spatial and temporal rainfall variability play an important role in generation of pluvial flooding. In urban areas, this phenomenon has increased in the last decades, due in particular to an intensification of urbanization and imperviousness degree. In fact, population is growing and moving from rural areas to cities, which are becoming more and...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Muraro, S. (author)
The geotechnical description of peats represents one of the main challenges in the Netherlands to assure the required safety standard and performance of the flood defence infrastructure. Almost a third of the country is situated below the sea and the rivers level with about 60% to 70% of the population and economic assets concentrated in low...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Voulis, N. (author)
This thesis demonstrates that heterogeneous spatio-temporal demand profiles are required for a realistic representation of urban energy systems. This is needed to prepare them for the energy transition. Therefore, existing and future urban energy system models should be expanded with more detailed spatio-temporal local demand data that account...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Gangoli Rao, A. (author), van den Oudenalder, F.S.C. (author), Klein, S.A. (author)
The energy scenario is currently undergoing a rapid transition in the pursuit of increasing the share of renewable energy sources in order to reduce the global anthropogenic CO2 emission. However, since several of the renewable energy sources are intermittent in nature, like wind and solar, this intermittency gives rise to several problems in...
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de Klerk, N.J.J. (author)
Batteries have found widespread use, especially in mobile devices. With the inevitable energy transition the demand for batteries will rise further. Batteries for large-scale storage, transport applications and mobile devices all have different demands, requiring the development of a range of battery types for the storage of electrical energy....
doctoral thesis 2019
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van Gemert, J.H.F. (author)
This dissertation describes how to design dielectric pads that can be used to increase image quality in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and how to accelerate image reconstruction times using a preconditioner.

Image quality is limited by the signal to noise ratio of a scan. This ratio is increased for higher static magnetic field strengths...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lin, X. (author)
This thesis provides tools for decision support systems for perishable goods logistics. It also provides an approach for enterprises to estimate the benefit of adopting the proposed logistic systems. Perishable products are produced, transported, and consumed all over the world. Thanks to perishable goods supply chains, we can enjoy safe, fresh,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, Z. (author)
Saltwater intrusion is a crucial issue in estuaries. The spread of salinity is described by the dispersion coefficient. A purely empirical equation which links the effective tidal average dispersion to the freshwater discharge was developed by Van der Burgh [1972]. Combining it with the salt balance equation, Savenije [1986] derived a one...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Barcelos Carneiro M Rocha, Iuri (author)
Although being a crucial step in structural design of laminated composites, prediction of their long-term mechanical performance remains a challenging task for which no comprehensive and reliable solution is currently available. Nevertheless, structures such as wind turbine blades, of which laminated composites constitute the main load bearing...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Xu, Y. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Chaves Figueiredo, S. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
A method is presented to model deformation and fracture behavior of 3D printed disordered lattice materials under uniaxial tensile load. A lattice model was used to predict crack pattern and load-displacement response of the printed lattice materials. To include the influence of typical layered structures of 3D printed materials in the...
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Boersma, S. (author)
Electricity consumption is increasing on a global level. In 2017, non-renewable energy sources such as crude oil, natural gas and coal provided 76% of the required energy, while 24% came from renewable sources such as hydro, wind and solar. Non-renewable sources are finite because they do not replenish rapidly enough relative to the rate at...
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Alons-Hoen, Kristel (author), Somers, Guy (author), van Duin, Ron (author)
In order to meet emission targets for 2050 in Europe transport needs to be executed more 2 efficiently. A promising way to make transport more efficient is synchromodal transport. When the 3 service provider has more flexibility to arrange transport, the utilization and use of intermodal transport, 4 such as rail, can be increased and emissions...
conference paper 2019
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Geertsma, R.D. (author)
Shipping plays a crucial role in modern society, but has to reduce its impact on the environment. The commercial availability of power electronic converters and lithium-ion batteries provides an opportunity to improve performance of ships energy systems while reducing their environmental impact. However, the degrees of freedom in control for...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Boots, A. S.T. (author), Krijgsman, L. E. (author), de Ruiter, B. J.M. (author), Lampaert, S.G.E. (author), Spronck, J.W. (author)
Ferrofluid pocket bearings are a type of bearing that are able to carry a load using an air pocket encapsulated by a ferrofluid seal. Previously designed ferrofluid bearings show the great potential of the stick-slip-free and low viscous friction bearings, however until now the load capacity is limited. In this article a method is presented...
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Sajadi, B. (author), Wahls, S. (author), Hemert, Simon van (author), Belardinelli, P. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Despite numerous theoretical investigations on the mechanical properties of graphene, an accurate identification of its material behavior is still unattained. One hypothesis for this uncertainty is that modeling graphene as a static membrane cannot describe the strong coupling between mechanics and thermodynamics of this structure. Therefore,...
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Sun, J. (author), Ellerbroek, J. (author), Hoekstra, J.M. (author)
Open access to flight data from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) has provided researchers with more insights for air traffic management than aircraft tracking alone. With large quantities of trajectory data collected from a wide range of different aircraft types, it is possible to extract accurate aircraft performance...
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Huang, Y. (author), Chen, L. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author)
Numerous methods have been developed for ship collision prevention over the past decades. However, most studies are based on strong assumptions, such as the need for a constant velocity of the target-ship, the limitation to two-ship scenarios, the simplification of ships’ dynamics, etc. Generalized Velocity Obstacle (GVO) algorithm can bridge...
journal article 2019
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