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Hermans, Floris (author)
The demand in global trade of goods is thriving in the recent post-COVID times and is forecast to increase to the highest levels of the past decade. This calls for global transportation companies to implement increasingly efficient and highly optimized transportation processes to fulfill both demand and their need for economic and environmental...
master thesis 2023
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Martens, Roos (author)
Recent studies have shown the feasibility of differential dynamic programming (DDP) in optimizing Earth-centered solar-sail trajectories. In order to further demonstrate the ability of DDP in the optimization of solar-sail trajectories, this work investigates the performance of DDP for optimizing interplanetary solar-sail trajectories. The...
master thesis 2023
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De hulsters, Kevin (author)
The Kuiper belt is one of the last mostly unexplored regions in the Solar System. Exploration of the Kuiper belt can greatly increase humanity's understanding of the Solar System's formation and evolution. The use of low-thrust propulsion for Kuiper belt missions has the potential to improve the payload mass of the mission due to the high...
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Bouter, P.A. (author)
In recent years, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become prevalent in a large number of societally relevant, real-world problems, e.g., in the domains of engineering and health care. The field of Evolutionary Computation (EC) can be considered to be a sub-field of AI, concerning optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs), which...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Monechi, Guido (author)
Solar sailing is a flight-proven low-thrust propulsion technology with strong potential for innovative scientific missions. The heliogyro is promising sailcraft design that utilizes a set of long slender blades which are deployed and flattened by spin-induced tension and whose orientations can be individually controlled. The main advantages of...
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Brill, Patrick (author)
To improve the safety of commercial air transport, pilots are required to train on simulators to recognize the characteristics of an impeding stall and subsequently correctly recover from it. To prevent negative training, it is important that the accuracy of the used simulation models is high. A manner to model the nonlinear, unsteady...
master thesis 2023
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Zeng, Henwei (author)
Several algorithms can often be used to solve a complex problem, such as the SAT problem or the graph coloring problem. Those algorithms differ in terms of speed based on the size or other features of the problem. Some algorithms perform much faster on a small size while others perform noticeably better on a larger instance. The optimization...
bachelor thesis 2023
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van der Meulen, P.Q. (author)
Whereas aberrating layers are typically viewed as an impediment to medical ultrasound imaging, they can, surprisingly, also be used to our benefit. As long as we can model the effect of an aberrating layer, we can utilize ‘model-based imaging’, the imaging technique explored throughout this thesis, to reconstruct ultrasound images where...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Baksteen, Ruud (author)
Traditional kinematic joints used in large scale machinery consist of multiple rigid parts in contact, which causes wear and imposes the need for lubrication and maintenance. Compliant joints have the potential to eliminate these problems as they require less maintenance. However, these joints are not studied for large scale applications with...
master thesis 2023
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Bosma, Marten (author)
Heerema Marine Contractors is assigned to execute the installation of 64 monopiles for the He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm provided by Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW). The installation of the monopiles is done by means of a template structure. This template is specifically designed for this project and is installed on the seabed temporarily. The...
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Driebergen, Tim (author)
The minimum vertex cover problem (MinVertexCover) is an important optimization problem in graph theory, with applications in numerous fields outside of mathematics. As MinVertexCover is an NP-hard problem, there currently exists no efficient algorithm to find an optimal solution on arbitrary graphs. We consider quantum optimization algorithms,...
master thesis 2023
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Weenk, Thomas (author)
Battery energy storage systems (BESS) that are integrated with the electricity grid have proven to be a suitable solution for reducing costs by providing flexible demand, but are often uneconomical when used solely for this purpose. Despite the research efforts showing the benefits of an energy-integrated harbor-area smart grid (HASG), the...
master thesis 2023
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Çubukçuoglu, C. (author)
Hospitals are known as functionally complex buildings in various ways, namely due to their non-trivial spatial connectivity requirements. A spatial configuration has an impact on human behavior, human movement patterns and should match with the operational logic of the buildings. In hospitals, there are several typical problems that can be...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Akbaba, Kaan (author)
Designing structures that are more sustainable is a relevant topic within the construction industry. By choosing materials that have a low embodied energy value and optimizing the structures that can be constructed by these materials, one could potentially minimize the economical and environmental footprint of a structural design.<br/><br/>As...
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Martorelli, Luca (author)
The use of CFD-based optimizations is becoming a standard for turbomachinery design. Although the use of such optimizations can lead to great improvements of the machine performances, there are still several shortcomings in the common design procedure of turbomachines. In fact, this entails the optimization of the component shape, and only a...
master thesis 2023
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Santos, Gonçalo Gonçalves Duarte (author), Birolini, Sebastian (author), Correia, Gonçalo (author)
Shared automated vehicles are expected to be part of the supply of transportation systems in the future. Parallel to this evolution, there is the rapid penetration of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The limitations in battery capacity and charging speed of BEVs can influence the planning and operation of shared automated electric vehicle (SAEV...
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Mouri Sardar Abadi, P. (author), Baluch, Abrar H. (author), Sebaey, T. A. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Barzegar, M. (author), Lopes, C. S. (author)
This work aims to improve the flexural behaviour of unidirectional fibre-reinforced laminates by means of coupling an optimization procedure for quasi-isotropic configurations with the design space opened by dispersed-ply orientations. The design approach consists of finding suitable alternatives to traditional laminates (with fibre...
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Takacs, Thomas (author), Toshniwal, D. (author)
Isogeometric Analysis generalizes classical finite element analysis and intends to integrate it with the field of Computer-Aided Design. A central problem in achieving this objective is the reconstruction of analysis-suitable models from Computer-Aided Design models, which is in general a non-trivial and time-consuming task. In this article,...
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Amoozandeh, A. (author), Radaelli, G. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
A cantilevered rod's endpoint has a symmetric stiffness profile throughout its range of motion. Generally, this is not the case for spatially curved compliant beams, particularly if they are asymmetric, i.e., their fixation is not in the symmetry plane of their endpoint operating field. This paper discusses a technique for obtaining symmetric...
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de Araujo Passos, L.A. (author), van den Engel, P.J.W. (author), Baldi, S. (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author)
Satisfying thermal comfort in indoor spaces is still a challenge in terms of energy saving, and several HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning) systems have been proposed for this purpose. This paper conducts an analysis to evaluate and optimize the long-term operation of a novel HVAC system installed at The Green Village, a living...
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