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Meppelink, Geert jan (author)
The growing demand for electricity, driven by widespread adoption of heat pumps, electric vehicles, and industrial electrification, strains power grids and introduces challenges for a reliable and secure supply amidst intermittent renewable energy integration. Network topology control offers flexibility, altering connections to redirect power...
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Aulbers, Justus (author)
In response to the European Commission's initiative to shift freight transport from road to inland waterways, there is a need to expand the capacity of inland ports to accommodate larger cargo ships. This expansion requires lowering the water bottom, which will increase the forces exerted on the quay walls. The quay walls should therefore be...
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Bakshi, Jaskrit (author)
Having seen exponential growth in demand for air travel, the aviation industry has found itself trying to find a balance between economic growth, technological development, and environmental sustainability. This saw a shift in attention towards materials such as fiber reinforced composites, predominantly thermoset in the past with higher...
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van Leeuwen, Sander (author)
Language is an intuitive and effective way for humans to communicate. Large Language Models (LLMs) can interpret and respond well to language. However, their use in deep reinforcement learning is limited as they are sample inefficient. State-of-the-art deep reinforcement learning algorithms are more sample efficient but cannot understand...
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Magri, Federico (author)
In this study, we present a first step towards a cutting-edge software framework that will enable autonomous racing capabilities for nano drones. Through the integration of neural networks tailored for real-time operation on resource-constrained devices. A lightweight Convolutional Neural Network, with the Gatenet architecture, is adjusted for...
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Schagen, Brian (author)
The current understanding of auxetic metamaterials in structural engineering applications is limited. Auxetic materials exhibit lateral contraction under compressive loads, possessing a negative Poisson's ratio. The research addresses this gap, focusing on the use of auxetics for steel reinforcement in structural concrete elements to enhance...
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Ştefan, Andrei (author)
Physical activity is one of the main factors that contribute to reducing the chance of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression, all while improving an individual’s health in general. While this is the case, the fact still remains that many adults across the world do not reach the minimum recommendations for...
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van Donselaar, Kevin (author)
Large parts of the Netherlands lay below mean sea level. An extensive network of flood protection measures is in place to prevent flooding. Periodic safety assessment and reinforcement are required to guarantee a resilient system. Currently, in the Netherlands, an extensive sea dike reinforcement program is underway to meet the safety standards...
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Åsbø, Ola (author)
FRP is increasingly utilised in the built environment, following successful implementations in the aerospace and marine industry. However, it exhibits poor stiffness and stability compared to conventional materials such as steel, making it challenging to satisfy serviceability and comfort requirements. Optimising FRP to address these challenges...
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Theocharis, Thanasis (author)
Agriculture plays a vital role in the global economy, providing the necessary food and resources for human survival. With the world’s population projected to surge, the demand for food is set to escalate in the coming decades. This increasing demand, coupled with the challenges posed by climate change and the detrimental effects of pollution due...
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de Bie, Rokus (author)
For the past 2000 years river training works have been performed on the Dutch rivers. These training works have shaped the river system of today. Another result of the river training works, especially over the last two centuries, is a decrease in biodiversity. To protect the biodiversity some floodplains in the Netherlands have been classified...
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ATHREY, ARCHITH (author)
This thesis addresses the Learning-Based Control (LBC) of unknown partially observable systems in the Linear Quadratic (LQ) paradigm. In this setting of learning-based LQ control, the control action influences not only the control performance but also the rate at which the system is being learnt, causing a conflict between learning and control ...
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Jain, Uday (author)
Masonry structures occupy a significant share of the current building stock due to widespread material availability and cost-effectiveness. Regions with high seismicity, like the Himalayas, have typically developed local seismic culture over the centuries. This has led to improved construction techniques providing an enhanced seismic performance...
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Wehner, Jan (author)
Learning rewards from humans is a promising approach to aligning AI with human values. However, methods are not able to consistently extract the correct reward functions from demonstrations or feedback. To allow humans to understand the limitations and misalignments of a learned reward function we adopt the technique of counterfactual...
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Deivamani, Karthikeyan (author)
The increasing adoption of renewable energy sources, particularly photovoltaic (PV) systems in residential sectors has raised important energy balancing challenges due to the intermittent nature of energy generation. To address these challenges and prioritize cost savings for residential consumers, this research investigates the integration of...
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Dierikx, Martin (author)
To reduce morbidity and mortality caused by multiple chronic conditions, the number of steps people take each day should be gradually increased. For this, a recommended step goal can be created that is based on an individual's previous walking behaviour. However, for a person, the achievability of this recommended goal can change daily because...
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Sun, D. (author)
This thesis focuses on management and control of traffic networks, including urban networks and freeway networks, in which we aim to reduce traffic congestion by minimizing the total time spent of all the vehicles in the network, and also consider green mobility by minimizing the total emissions produced by the vehicles. In this thesis, we have...
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Breedveld, Patrick (author)
In response to the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions and climate change mitigation, international agreements such as the Paris Agreement have been instrumental in advocating reduced greenhouse gas emissions. As the world shifts towards renewable energy sources and electrification, there arises a heightened challenge of increased...
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Valencia Ibañez, Santiago (author)
System architecting is one of the first stages of the engineering problem-solving process. Pivotal decisions regarding the system's overall configuration are taken in this phase. Consequently, decision support tools like system architecture optimization are needed to effectively assess the architectural design space. However, system architecture...
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Çetindağ, Can (author)
Active knee prostheses are potent in assisting users, providing symmetry in walking, reducing metabolic costs, and preventing long-term health problems. The heart of their complex control algorithm employs the Impedance Control (IC) Law, which controls the torque output of the device by three parameters: stiffness coefficient, equilibrium angle,...
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