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Liu, X. (author)
Railway crossings are essential components of the railway track system that allow trains to switch from one track to another. Due to the complex wheel-rail interaction in the crossing panel, crossings are vulnerable elements of railway infrastructure and usually have short service lives. The crossing damage not only results in substantial...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Baldassarre, Alessandro (author), Martinez, Marcias (author), Rans, C.D. (author)
The present study reports on the evaluation of residual stress field formation and distribution in Central Cut Plies (CCP) specimens. Real-time measurements were performed using a distributed sensing fiber optic system based on Rayleigh Backscattering, which was successfully able to capture strain distribution inside the adhesive layer at...
review 2020
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Li, X. (author), Kupski, J.A. (author), Teixeira De Freitas, S. (author), Benedictus, R. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
This study investigates the early fatigue damage of cross-ply carbon/epoxy laminates. The aim is to unfold the damage accumulation process, understand the interaction between different damage mechanisms, and quantify their contribution to stiffness degradation. Tension-tension fatigue tests were performed, while edge observation and DIC...
journal article 2020
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Rajabzadeh, Aydin (author)
Compared to metals, composite materials offer higher stiffness, more resilience to corrosion, have lighter weights, and their mechanical properties can be tailored by their layup configuration. Despite these features, composite materials are susceptible to a diversity of damages, including matrix cracks, delamination, and fibre breakage. If...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Eleftheroglou, N. (author)
Prognostics is an emerging field of research that enables the real-time health assessment of an engineering system and the prediction of its future state based on up-to-date information. This field integrates various scientific disciplines including physics/mechanics, computational statistics and probabilistic modeling, machine learning and...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Gaida, T.C. (author)
With the increasing human activities in the marine environment, such as fisheries, dredging, coastal protection or construction of marine infrastructure, seabed sediment and habitat mapping have become highly relevant for the development of sustainable marine management strategies. Compared to traditional mapping methods, primarily based on bed...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Akgün, O.C. (author), Nanbakhsh, K. (author), Giagka, V. (author), Serdijn, W.A. (author)
For mm-sized implants incorporating silicon integrated circuits, ensuring lifetime operation of the chip within the corrosive environment of the body still remains a critical challenge. For the chip's packaging, various polymeric and thin ceramic coatings have been reported, demonstrating high biocompatibility and barrier properties. Yet, for...
journal article 2020
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Stambaugh, K.A. (author)
Ships must perform their missions with a high degree of reliability to maximize availability through their service life. The ultimate safety of the hull structure is time-dependent with degradation caused by the operational environment. Achieving the fore mentioned reliability and mission availability requirements are complicated because ships...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Ochôa, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
A reliable damage diagnostic by ultrasonic guided wave (GW) based structural health monitoring (SHM) can only be achieved if the physical interactions between wave propagation, the SHM system and environmental factors are fully understood. The purpose of this research was to gain knowledge about the effects of high-amplitude low-frequency...
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Gaida, T.C. (author), van Dijk, T.A.G.P. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Vermaas, Tommer (author), Mesdag, Chris (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
Natural and man-induced coastal erosion endanger life and environment in coastal areas worldwide. For sedimentary barrier coasts, beach and underwater nourishments are an efficient coastal protection strategy. To optimize nourishments and to understand their impact on the marine environment, monitoring strategies are required. In this study,...
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Zotz-Wilson, R.D. (author)
We all monitor the world around us through waves. After about sixteen weeks in the womb, the ears and eyes of an infant child begin to deliver the first signals of light and sound waves to the brain. In fact, one could argue that consciousness itself is the feeling one receives when processing large amounts of wavefield data. Despite the...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Molijn, R.A. (author)
In this study, research on productivity and land cover monitoring is presented, with a focus on sugarcane, based on space-based remote sensing observations that were collected by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical sensors. The study aims to provide new insights into techniques and methodologies that allow for cost-efficient monitoring of...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Petersen, W. (author), Øiseth, O. (author), Lourens, E. (author)
The traditional wind load assessment for long-span bridges relies on assumed models for the wind field and aerodynamic coefficients from wind tunnel tests, which usually introduce some uncertainties. Recent studies have shown that large deviations can exist between the predicted and observed wind-induced dynamic response of suspension bridges...
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Diaz, Vitali (author), Corzo Perez, Gerald A. (author), Van Lanen, Henny A.J. (author), Solomatine, D.P. (author), Varouchakis, Emmanouil A. (author)
The spatiotemporal monitoring of droughts is a complex task. In the past decades, drought monitoring has been increasingly developed, while the consideration of its spatio-temporal dynamics is still a challenge. This study proposes a method to build the spatial tracks and paths of drought, which can enhance its monitoring. The steps for the...
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Vos, S.E. (author), Spaans, Lennard (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), Holman, Rob (author), McCall, Robert (author), de Vries, S. (author)
Intertidal bars are naturally occurring morphological features along the waterline of sandy beaches. Present quantitative knowledge on intertidal bar behavior is limited, due to the scarcity of data resources and the limitations of traditional survey techniques. To investigate and quantify the cross-shore morphologic behavior of intertidal...
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Pei, Zibo (author), Zhang, D. (author), Zhi, Yuanjie (author), Yang, Tao (author), Jin, Lulu (author), Fu, Dongmei (author), Cheng, Xuequn (author), Terryn, H.A. (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author), Li, Xiaogang (author)
The atmospheric corrosion of carbon steel was monitored by a Fe/Cu type galvanic corrosion sensor for 34 days. Using a random forest (RF)-based machine learning approach, the impacts of relative humidity, temperature and rainfall were identified to be higher than those of airborne particles, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide...
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Guzman, Paloma (author), Fatorić, Sandra (author), Ishizawa, Maya (author)
Climate change is increasingly being recognized as a threat to natural and cultural World Heritage (WH) sites worldwide. Through its interaction with other stressors, climate change accelerates existing risks while also creating new obstacles. A more considerable focus is needed in both research and practice to explore proactive measures for...
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Duives, D.C. (author), van Oijen, T.P. (author), Hoogendoorn, S.P. (author)
Crowd monitoring systems (CMSs) provide a state-of-the-art solution to manage crowds objectively. Most crowd monitoring systems feature one type of sensor, which severely limits the insights one can simultaneously gather regarding the crowd’s traffic state. Incorporating multiple functionally complementary sensor types is expensive. CMSs are...
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Shen, C. (author), Li, Z. (author), Dollevoet, R.P.B.J. (author)
Railway crossings are critical components in the rail network. They usually degrade faster than the other components. It is therefore vital to monitor their conditions using appropriate methods. This paper proposes to use the ambient vibration caused by the train-track interaction from a distance to monitor the condition of railway crossings....
conference paper 2020
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Deruyter, Greta (author), De Sloover, Lars (author), Verbeurgt, Jeffrey (author), De Wulf, Alain (author), Vos, S.E. (author)
In order to protect the Belgian coast, knowledge on natural sand dynamics is essential. Monitoring sand dynamics is commonly done through sediment budget analysis, which relies on determining the volumes of sediment added or removed from the coastal system. These volumetrics require precise and accurate 3D data of the terrain on different time...
conference paper 2020
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