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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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Lubbers, Seymour (author)
Greenhouses allow production of crops that would otherwise be impossible. Permitting more local, fresher and nutrient richer crop production. Eorts are taken to minimize societal harm due to energy and resource consumption by greenhouse production systems. One way to control such systems is by using model predictive control. Optimal crop yield...
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de Gooijer, Jessica (author)
Reinforcement learning, especially deep reinforcement learning, has made many advances in the last decade. Similarly, great strides have been made in multi-agent reinforcement learning. Systems of cooperative autonomous robots are increasingly being used, for which multi-agent reinforcement learning can be used as a training method. However, the...
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Lee-On, Tahira (author)
Currently concrete is one of the most used building materials in the world. Despite its ability to withstand compressive loads, concrete has a low tensile strength, making it prone to cracking when pulled apart. Therefore, reinforcement is required to withstand the tensile stresses. This is generally achieved by applying steel rebars into the...
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Tan, Martin (author)
In the field of Systems and Control, optimal control problem-solving for complex systems is a core task. The development of accurate mathematical models to represent these systems’ dynamics is often difficult. This complexity comes from potential uncertainties, complex non-linearities, or unknown factors that might affect the system. Because of...
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Kiliç, Özge (author)
This master thesis investigates the influence of flanges on the shear capacity of reinforced non-rectangular members without shear reinforcement. The study adapts the evaluation procedure developed by Yang (2014) for rectangular cross-sections to analyze plates with holes, I-beams and T-beams.
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Douma, Timo (author)
Bent up bars were prescribed as shear reinforcement in the first half of the twentieth century, stirrups after the 1960’s. In current Eurocode, bent up bars can be applied again, but restrictions with respect to the maximum shear strength should be followed. Goal of this report is to provide background for this shear strength restriction and...
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Atanassov, Vassil (author)
Legged animals possess extraordinary agility with which they can gracefully traverse a wide range of environments, from running through grasslands to jumping across cliffs and climbing nearly vertical walls. Inspired by this, in this work, we use Deep Reinforcement Learning to give legged robots the ability to perform a diverse set of highly...
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Whitman, Charles (author)
This work seeks to resolve an outstanding problem in the use of reinforcement-learning methods for the simulation of economically-rational agents. We discuss the problem of non-stationarity, and how this subsequently limits market simulation capabilities. After explicating and isolating the source of the problem for a day-ahead electricity...
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Vieira dos Santos, Lucas (author)
The critical challenge for employing autonomous control systems in aircraft is ensuring robustness and safety. This study introduces an intelligent and fault-tolerant controller that merges two Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms in a hybrid approach: the Distributional Soft Actor-Critic (DSAC) and the Incremental Dual Heuristic Programming ...
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van Bergen, Karine (author)
Riparian ecosystems are crucial for maintaining ecological balance in riverine landscapes, offering diverse habitats, regulating water quality, and preventing soil erosion. However, these ecosystems are vulnerable to slope instability, leading to detrimental effects such as land loss, habitat destruction, and increased sedimentation in water...
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van Woudenberg, Jaïr (author)
The sea level is rising, possibly by one meter, by the end of this century. The Netherlands is preparing for this scenario through Kennisprogramma Zeespiegelstijging (KP-ZSS). One of the goals is to determine the hydraulic effects of sea level rise (SLR) on the current system. For the flood risk analysis within<br/>KP-ZSS, the current strength...
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Herren Aguillar van de Laar, Thomas (author)
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