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Yousef, Burkan (author)
An accurate representation of water retention curves is important for various reasons. Traditional models already exist for the representation of these curves, with one of them being the van Genuchten model. When soil parameters are available, the van Genuchten model can be used to plot water retention curves. However, when these soil parameters...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Noordam, Leon (author)
Modular exponentiation is the basis needed to perform RSA encryption and decryption. Execution of 4096-bit modular exponentiation using an embedded system requires many arithmetic operations. This work aims to improve the performance of modular exponentiation for an existing FPGA platform containing a soft core RISC-V processor. The solution is...
master thesis 2019
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Zwartkruis, Titus (author)
The aircraft leasing industry is still operating like it is 1980, the transfer of boxes filled with paper, a scattered information landscape, opposing interests and almost zero digitisation result in significant lease transition cost. Blockchain might change this. Although other technologies exist, Blockchain can given its characteristics be an...
master thesis 2019
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Kusters, Jasmijn (author)
Since 2011, an electronic registration system, called the OV chip card, has been in use in the Netherlands for the payment of all public transport. As a result, the Dutch Railways (NS) have implemented all the necessary equipment to support the sales and validation processes of this system. Another company (Thales, the agent) has been hired to...
master thesis 2019
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Grift, Misha (author)
The beginning of the millenium has initiated the transformation of the space market to a globally private space industry, distinguished by relatively young and commercially minded aerospace businesses, which is known as NewSpace. Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V. (Airbus DS NL) aspires to anticipate on this transition and has initiated...
master thesis 2019
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van der Linden, Leona (author)
Voice user interfaces (VUI) have arrived. Worldwide, this technology is in the lift and enabling the exchange of information through voice interactions. As a result of the growing popularity of this technology, companies fanatically started with the designing of their own skills and/or actions. But although, this over-enthusiasm, leaves the ‘why...
master thesis 2019
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van der Wiel, Door (author)
With the upsurge of disruptive trends such as digitalisation and automation, organisations have become more vulnerable to the consequences of these disruptive trends. The Harbourmaster is responsible for facilitating a safe and efficient port-call-process. Digitalisation and automation might lead to opportunities and threats in the port-call...
master thesis 2019
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Deen, Gerrit (author)
Wind Power Producers (WPP) incur a negative result through mandatory participation on the balancing market. This study analyzes the performance of multiple improved offering strategies for a WPP offering both on the day-ahead market and the balancing market. It does so on revenue, as well as its impact on the grid and electricity market as a...
master thesis 2019
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Lagerweij, Pascal (author)
Nowadays, reinforcement learning algorithms on Markov decision processes (MDPs) face computational issues when the state space is large. To reduce this state space of a MDP several state aggregation, or clustering, methodologies have been applied. Recently, a new clustering algorithm has been proposed that is able to cluster states from a single...
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Wout, Daan (author)
A prevalent approach for learning a control policy in the model-free domain is by engaging Reinforcement Learning (RL). A well known disadvantage of RL is the necessity for extensive amounts of data for a suitable control policy. For systems that concern physical application, acquiring this vast amount of data might take an extraordinary amount...
master thesis 2019
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Głowacki, Piotr (author)
Metamaterials are a new class of materials where the properties crucially depend on the design of the unit cell that is periodically repeated in space. In this study a new metamaterial unit cell concept has been proposed, inspired by a class of space structures known as deployable masts. The ability of these structures to contract to a fraction...
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de Wit, Daan (author)
This thesis provides insight into how the design approach, also known as ‘Design Thinking’ could be implemented in infrastructure planning processes. This is done with the objective to prevent premature convergence, which means, too early choosing for a solution by which other valuable alternatives are ‘killed off.’ By preventing premature...
master thesis 2019
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Danarianti, Renita (author)
The rapid growth of commercial drone raises concern regarding its close operation to the public. This research aims to support the development of commercial drone that also align with the concept of responsible research and innovation. To achieve this aim, first, the development of drone technology will be analyzed by identifying the influence...
master thesis 2019
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van der Spek, Rutger (author)
In this thesis, the relation between the generator of the OrnsteinUhlenbeck process and the Hamiltonian of the quantum harmonic oscillator is used to derive a new understanding of the evolution of certain quantum states. More precisely, we transform the Hamiltonian with respect to the ground state and corresponding eigenvalue to find that it is...
bachelor thesis 2019
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van Korlaar, Arent (author)
Turbulence closure models will continue to be necessary in order to perform computationally affordable simulations in the foreseeable future. It is expected that Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) turbulence models will still be useful with the further development of the more accurate, but computationally expensive large eddy simulation (LES...
master thesis 2019
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Gerding, Ditte (author)
The purpose of this master thesis is to gather information from current practices and make recommendations to facilitate implementation of circularity in the building process. The past years, circularity has become a popular term in the built environment. This approach prefers a more circular way of perceiving the building process. Literature...
master thesis 2019
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Visser, Maaike (author), van der Heijden, Stefan (author), Mironov, Stas (author), Hullegien, Nils (author)
The Organic Rankine Cycle Hybrid Integrated Device (ORCHID) is a small scale power plant that is used to study the fundamental gas dynamic behavior of dense organic fluids, as well as the behavior of turbomachinery. In order to draw accurate conclusions about the raw sensor data generated by the ORCHID one has to know when the system is in...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Bast, Bente (author)
As Dutch cities are increasingly looking to transform inner city industrial waterfronts into mixed-use neighbourhoods, the need for good participation processes with existing businesses increases. Although municipalities are aware of this, current participation processes often do not lead to the desired results. Therefore, a structured process...
master thesis 2019
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Cornelisse, Erik (author)
Within aircraft component MRO industry, companies providing availability contracts are challenged by inherently unpredictable demand patterns and complex time crucial operations. Most prevailing academic literature within the MRO industry has focused on availability models or operations management in repair shops in the past. This study focuses...
master thesis 2019
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Mohamed, Zakaria (author)
Within the field of construction management & engineering are upcoming cities investigated on how they achieved economic development and how they increased the quality of life by using the phenomena of city branding as development tool. By doing so (city branding), cities hope to get a better position on the global market to attract...
master thesis 2018
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