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Wang, Ningzhen (author), Baferani, Mohamadreza Arab (author), Daniels, Robert (author), Wu, Chao (author), Huo, Jindong (author), van Turnhout, J. (author), Sotzing, Gregory A. (author), Gerhard, Reimund (author), Cao, Yang (author)
Multi-layer ferroelectrets consisting of fluoroethylenepropylene (FEP) copolymer and open-porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) films exhibit stable internal electret charges, high piezoelectric coefficients and heat resistance, making them promising candidates for wearable sensors or nanogenerators in body-area networks. Here,...
journal article 2024
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Sleijfer, Josh (author)
Humans are efficient at moving due to their exceptional mastery of bipedal locomotion. Several models have been made that attempt to model the motion of the centre of mass with a spring-mass system with various degree of success. For example, a two dimensional model tracks the height of the centre of mass well and a three dimensional model...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Meiring, Anton (author)
Background: Scoliosis is a three-dimensional abnormal curvature of the spine, with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) being the most common type. Current fusion treatment is highly invasive and removes all mobility of the fused spinal segments. To tackle this problem, non-fusion techniques were developed, that try to correct the abnormal...
master thesis 2023
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Ding, Haolang (author)
Mode coupling has extensive use in the MEMS field, including frequency division, vibration direction conversion, and energy transfer. In practice, these applications can be used to improve the performance of various devices such as sensors and energy harvesters. Nonlinear spring also has a wide application in MEMS field. Various nonlinear spring...
master thesis 2023
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Leenders, Kevin (author)
With the pressing matter of climate change, the importance of renewable energy sources is increasing day by day. A large portion of this renewable energy is to be generated with the use of wind turbines, which are commonly located onshore. In recent decades, great effort has been put in the development to place these turbines offshore, because...
master thesis 2023
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Bruggeman, Kevin (author)
Friction damping is common in engineering structures for the purpose of energy dissipation and vibration control. Examples of applications are bolted connections and earthquake isolation systems. However, there is a shortage of works that investigate the effects of different contact materials on the energy dissipation performance and friction...
master thesis 2023
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Ackermans, Bas (author)
Pectus Excavatum (PE) is a common deformity of the thoracic wall, characterized by a depression of the sternum. In the current golden standard for surgical correction of PE, the deformity is instantaneously corrected, causing severe and prolonged post-operative pain. The goal of this study is to design and validate a novel implant to slowly...
master thesis 2023
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Grammatikopoulos, A. (author)
Hydroelasticity of ships has been established as a necessary form of investigation for both slender ships and high-speed craft. Experimental investigations have spanned various topics, including symmetric and antisymmetric, harmonic and transient, linear and nonlinear responses. Models have varied in size and the way the structure is modelled...
review 2023
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Ding, J. (author), Sels, Mees A.van Loben (author), Angelini, Franco (author), Kober, J. (author), Della Santina, C. (author)
Quadrupeds deployed in real-world scenarios need to be robust to unmodelled dynamic effects. In this work, we aim to increase the robustness of quadrupedal periodic forward jumping (i.e., pronking) by unifying cutting-edge model-based trajectory optimization and iterative learning control. Using a reduced-order soft anchor model, the...
journal article 2023
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Wang, Junxian (author), Santhosh, Sabin (author), Colomés, Oriol (author), Capaldo, Matteo (author), Yang, Liang (author)
The hydrofoil harnesses wave energy and converts it into thrust. In this paper, we present the results of the first experimental study investigating the dynamic behavior of a fully passive foil with spring-loaded pitch and heave in regular waves. Our study shows that the real-time load signal is multi-harmonic with strong superposition,...
journal article 2023
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Robijns, Daisy (author)
Vitrectomy is an often performed procedure during eye surgery and requires a high-precision vitreous cutter. The production of these precise and lightweight vitreous cutters sets high demands on the manufacturing process. Trained technicians must assemble the device step by step and continuously check and validate the manufacturing process....
master thesis 2022
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Kraaijenbrink, Lennart (author)
With the rise of hydrogen as a green alternative for fossil fuels, the demand for storage capacity of hydrogen increases significantly. Due to the high risk of explosions in urban environments it brings along, the blast analysis of buildings within in range of the explosions becomes more relevant.<br/><br/>The goal of this research is to develop...
master thesis 2022
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Schuurmans, Stefan (author)
51CrV4 is a spring steel commonly used for the production of trailing arms in the suspension assembly of trucks. It is essential for these products to be predictable and reliable. The presence of carbide banding in 51CrV4 steel can be detrimental to this predictable and reliable behavior. Therefore, in this research, the formation of carbide...
master thesis 2022
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Rietmeijer, Stijn (author)
Vibration energy harvesting is a growing field of research. Harvesting energy from vibrations can be of use in devices in hard to reach places, such as sensors on a train track or a pacemaker. These devices makes use of batteries, which need to be replaced. Using energy harvesting this battery life could be improved. <br/>The difficulty lies in...
master thesis 2022
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Tschiersky, Martin (author), Hekman, Edsko E.G. (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Brouwer, Dannis M. (author)
Passive shoulder supports show large potential for a wide range of applications, such as assisting activities of daily living and supporting work-related tasks. The rigid-link architecture used in currently available devices, however, may pose an obstacle to finding designs that offer low protrusion and close-to-body alignment. This study...
journal article 2022
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Chen, Jie (author), Gallo, A.J. (author), Yan, Shuo (author), Parisini, Thomas (author), Yuen Ron Hui, Shu (author)
With increasing installations of grid-connected power electronic converters in the distribution network, there is a new trend of using distributed control in a cyber layer to coordinate the operations of these power converters for improving power system stability. However, cyber-attacks remain a threat to such distributed control. This paper...
journal article 2022
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Wang, Jun-Min (author), Wang, J. (author), Zhang, Han-Wen (author)
In this paper, we consider the output feedback stabilisation of an axially moving string system subject to a spring-mass-dashpot boundary condition. By constructing an invertible backstepping transformation, we design a state feedback controller to stabilise the system. Next, we present an observer to estimate the states of the system, and...
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Matušovič, Marko (author)
This research builds upon a previous method of vectorisation of pixel art by pixel neighbour connecting and boundary energy minimisation. The downside of the previous method is the lack of user input throughout the process and possible divergence between the results and the artist’s vision. The proposed method uses the first part of previous...
bachelor thesis 2021
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Koudstaal, Kim (author)
The interest in shape-shifting materials has increased over the past years. A part of this field concerns the shape-shifting of sheets from flat configuration into a double curved configuration, requiring nonuniform strain among the sheet. This functionality can be used for various purposes, in different application fields. For example, shape...
master thesis 2021
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Matser, Abel (author)
For more than 130 years there have been efforts to automate human services. One such automation is the use of computer-based solving methods to aid engineers in their search for their ideal goal, such as automated planar mechanism design. Contrary to creating mechanisms manually, automatic methods are able to create and evaluate mechanisms in...
master thesis 2021
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