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Clar, Thibault (author)
With the global increase in passenger traffic and growing popularity of long-haul routes over the Asia Pacific region and Atlantic Ocean, the possibility for hypersonic transport could become an attractive option to reduce flight time over long distance from 16-20 hours down to around 4-5 hours. In this thesis, a Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation...
master thesis 2019
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Hazra, Shriya (author)
With the onset of the age of space travel, asteroid missions have been steadily gaining interest. The pristine nature of asteroids due to their preserved state since the formation of the Solar System is an opportunity to unravel many mysteries about the Solar System. Also with the ever-growing need for resources, asteroids prove to be a...
master thesis 2019
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Fernandez Mora, Alvaro (author)
The development of solar-sail technology in combination with the rising interest in a mission to the Sun-Earth L5 region for heliophysics and the search for Trojan asteroids, raises the question of using solar sailing as the primary propulsion method to enable such a mission. This study therefore investigates different invariant objects and...
master thesis 2019
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Koch, Mike (author)
The air cargo industry is a challenging environment due to the high competition between the stakeholders involved. This demands, as example, high efficiency from cargo airlines. Efficiency can be ensured by designing loading strategies that fully exploit the available cargo volume. Unknowns in the booking dimensions and flight information make...
master thesis 2019
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Coenen, Roger (author)
Airborne Wind Energy is a technology where wind energy is harvested with tethered flying devices. Kitepower uses flexible leading edge inflatable kites, but these have a scaling disadvantage in that they become heavier with size. A single skin kite has the potential of negating this disadvantage while at the same time being more aerodynamically...
master thesis 2018
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Ajouz, Rayaan (author)
The building industry is fragmented. In the case of steel structures, two parties are involved in the design. The engineering firm designs the structure, and at a later phase the steel contractor designs all the detailing. This fragmentation restrict the possibilities of creating a cost optimal design. Currently, engineers often optimise on...
master thesis 2018
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Mattheus, Katleen (author)
EX-CORE, a novel foam core material developed by Donkervoort Automobielen B.V., allows the creation of complexly shaped sandwich structures in a one-shot out-of-autoclave manufacturing process. Products with small tolerances and high surface quality on all surfaces can be obtained. The EX-CORE technology has achieved its intended goal at...
master thesis 2018
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Broekhuizen, Joost (author)
Current Ballistic Missile (BM) defence systems intercept an incoming threat in its terminal phase, and to some extend during its coast phase. During the boost phase of a BM, the initial velocity of the BM is low and the hot exhaust plume is easy to spot for infrared sensors, which provides a good opportunity for interception. To do so, the...
master thesis 2018
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Sathyadevan, Sruthi (author)
Calibration of groundwater models can be done manually by comparing the measured and computed groundwater heads or automatically using algorithms which do the work for you. Modules for this purpose are included in or linked externally to traditional groundwater modelling software and used. One such module PEST (Parameter ESTimation) uses the...
master thesis 2018
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van Ouwerkerk, Rutger (author)
A promising vision to make the global logistics more sustainable is 'Physical Internet Logistics'. This vision, based on the way 'Digital Internet' sends packages information through a network, is focused on optimisation of handling, storing, realising and supplying objects. Physical Internet Logistics suggests an open, global and interconnected...
master thesis 2018
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Lennings, Rebekka (author)
VerdraaidGoed is a circularity consultancy with expertise in upcycling the waste of organisations. They are growing rapidly, and a scalable approach would be advantageous, so the company can expand without compromising performance and revenue. The assignment of this thesis is to find the best approach for the activities of VerdraaidGoed.
master thesis 2018
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Koning, Laetitia (author)
Rapid developments of both new (digital) fabrication techniques and innovative software facilitate the possibility to design, check and construct objects with great complexity and uniqueness without a large price tag. After new techniques slowly entered the field of architecture, the next step is to apply them in civil engineering to design load...
master thesis 2018
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Seijas Fernandez, Andres (author)
EU carbon emission targets related to climate change has set in motion a process of transition towards an environmentally clean and sustainable power system. A central focus on this process is the transition from fossil fuel based energy sources to clean Renewable Energy Sources (RES). However, the intermittency of RES (e.g. solar and wind)...
master thesis 2018
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Nootebos, Bas (author)
Ever since the late seventies great engineering effort has gone into increasing the fuel efficiency and reduction of the noise profile of aircraft. A concept that has been explored is the wingtip-mounted (pusher) propeller. In all wings energy is lost due to the lift-induced vortex at the wingtip. Wingtip-mounted pusher propellers can recover...
master thesis 2018
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Janssen, Richard (author)
In an operational airline environment, disturbances to the planned flight schedule cannot be avoided. In the case of crew absences, airlines can employ reserve crews to cover open positions in crew schedules. The airline reserve crew pairing problem is concerned with the determination of optimal airline reserve crew patterns, which are defined...
master thesis 2018
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Hügel, Casper (author)
The volatile production of renewable energy sources is often considered a key issue in future sustainable energy systems. Drawing on microgrid research, we argue that the potential synergy between microgrid energy management and provision of flexibility services to the wider grid could be further explored. In addition, the trade-off between cost...
master thesis 2018
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van der Zee, Menno (author)
Privately owned cars are an unsustainable mode of transportation, especially in cities. New Mobility on Demand (MoD) services should offer a convenient and sustainable alternative to privately owned cars. Notable in this field is the recent uprise of ride-sharing services such as offered by companies like Uber and Grab. Such services, especially...
master thesis 2018
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Cornelissen, Eric (author), de Vroomen, Cornel (author), Verbraeken, Joost (author), Winnubst, Nick (author)
In this project we aimed to create a post-trading day safeguard system that allows for the identification of bugs in the primary and secondary risk control systems at Optiver. These systems are needed to prevent undesirable exposure to the market from happening, and to ensure that they know exactly what this exposure is. The amount of input data...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Martens, Pascal (author)
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are rapidly developing digital fabrication techniques. After the first steps in printing of metals and plastics have been made, research from various groups around the world is now also focusing on printing in concrete and moving to larger scales. Using this technique it will be possible to create...
master thesis 2018
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Bailleul, Wouter (author)
Surrogate models are used to approximate the expensive ‘true’ simulation codes and thus have the potential to speed up the wind farm layout optimisation problem (WFLOP). One technique to make surrogate models is Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE). PCE can approximate a (wind farm) model by using orthogonal polynomials which are constructed based...
master thesis 2018
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