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Kokkalis, Konstantinos (author)
Learning capabilities are a key requisite for an autonomous agent operating in dynamically changing and complex environments, where pre-programming is not anymore possible. Furthermore, it is essential to guarantee that the learning agent will act safely by considering its stability properties. In this thesis, novel conditions are proposed,...
master thesis 2018
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Ayivor, Patrick (author)
The search for new sources of ancillary services and the projected demand for hydrogen as a medium of energy storage has aroused considerable interest in the use of large scale electrolysers for power system ancillary services. As the number of large scale electrolysers is projected to grow, it is important that the dynamics of these plants are...
master thesis 2018
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Ruijs, Mart (author)
In this paper incremental nonlinear dynamic inversion, a sensor based approximate form of feedback linearization with favorable robustness properties, is applied to the traction control and stability augmentation problem of a Le Mans Prototype 1 race car. A cascaded side-slip and yaw-rate envelope protection system is developed in combination...
master thesis 2018
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Schouten, Ewout (author)
In this thesis the differences between the monohull and semi-submersible are investigated. For a general heavy lift crane operation and its operational profile, the difference is performance and total cost are calculated. These are used to determine the turning point, the point where the semi-submersible is more favourable for a heavy lift crane...
master thesis 2018
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Tutein Nolthenius, Raoul (author)
Currently, sand retaining rubble mound structures are often constructed with geotextiles, lining the interface between the core material and the sandfill. These geotextiles are placed to make sure the sand from the sandfill is not flushed out through the core by incoming hydraulic forces from the surrounding water. It is proposed that...
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Worp, Janna (author), Tijdgat, Jim (author), Nijman, Rens (author), Backx, Stephan (author)
After the earthquake in 2015 that struck Nepal, students of the Delft University of Technology commenced the multidisciplinary project program “Shock Safe Nepal”. This report describes the effort of the sixth group of students who travelled to Nepal. Following conclusions and specific recommendations of Team 5, the present research has one main...
student report 2018
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Stevens, Thieu (author)
In this thesis, it is studied if the stability of a stone in a granular bed protection, can be predicted by the local output of a three-dimensional (3D) eddy resolving simulation technique.

In earlier studies regarding stone stability, Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) models are used to determine the loads on the bed. In the...
master thesis 2018
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Joosten, Stan (author)
The introduction of the new 'Waterwet' led to the retesting of a lot of primary flood defences within the Netherlands, sequentially certifying a lot of levees as unsafe regarding inner slope stability. To test or design a levee an adequate amount of soil investigation is required to indicate the presence of different soil types, stratification...
master thesis 2018
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Garuti, Dario (author)
The maintenance and improvement of river embankments plays a crucial role in granting the safety and ensuring the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Netherlands. While the threat posed by storm surges has been greatly reduced since the implementation of the Deltaworks, riverine areas in the west of the country are characterised by the...
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Wever, Esther (author)
One of the main challenges in dike design in the Netherlands is to guarantee a sufficient safety level against the development of macro-instabilities in a dike. A case study was performed on a dike section at Herrewijnen-Opijnen, which is part of the Heesseltse Uiterwaarden in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The dike located at this site no...
master thesis 2018
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Schouten, Tom (author)
Designers are motivated to create more a efficient aircraft design following the growth of the market and environmental restrictions. As a result new interest in propeller-powered aircraft as such engines show higher theoretical propulsive efficiency as compared to turbofan engines.

The employment of turboprop engines on commercial...
master thesis 2018
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Lankhorst, Gerran (author)
High-rise buildings are a potential solution to the environmental impact caused by the built environment and the increasing demand for space in urban areas. As recent developments focus on reducing the impact by operational energy (OE) (heating, cooling, hot water and ventilation during use phase), impact by the embodied energy (EE) (production,...
master thesis 2018
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Crespo Pradell, Oriol (author)
This master thesis focuses in the study of the application of active flow control in the transitional regime (Re ≈ 3E3) at the rear part of the roof of a 2D Ahmed body geometry. To do so, the natural bifurcations of the problem (which separate the ordered laminar behavior from the first pre-turbulent chaotic behavior) are studied, and different...
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Hemmen, Patrick (author)
Hybrid laminar flow control (HLFC) reduces skin friction drag, by combining boundary layer suction with pressure gradient tailoring to delay boundary layer transition. This research addresses two key developments required to perform the aerodynamic design of suction-type HLFC components. First, an existing numerical transition prediction tool...
master thesis 2018
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Lantinga, Carolina (author)
Tunnel construction projects in the western part of the Netherlands are typically built in soft, heterogeneous ground conditions with low stiffness and high groundwater tables. The tunnelling technique used is the ‘slurry shield’ method, which uses a tunnel-boring machine (TBM). The TBM consists of a steel cylinder with a cutting wheel at the...
master thesis 2018
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Trovarelli, Federico (author)
A key requirement for enabling Mars manned mission is the capability to land a payload within 100 m from its nominal target. State of the art technology, however, is still far from reaching this objective. A possible solution for improving the landing accuracy on Mars is the development of a guidance system that exploits thrusters installed on...
master thesis 2018
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de Loor, David (author)
PLAXIS study of a primary flood defence in the Netherlands. The influence of water level, precipitation, and wave overtopping on the position of the phreatic surface is being investigated. The hydraulic loads are applied to a clay dike with a cracked top layer and a sand dike with a cracked clay cover. The findings are related to the current...
master thesis 2018
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Mirza, Abdullah (author)
A Variable Stability (VS) aircraft allows variations of response characteristics and Handling Quality (HQ) of an aircraft. By allowing for changing aircraft characteristics, the VS system has a diverse range of applications which include aircraft development, research of HQs, system tests and pilot training. This research investigates whether...
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van Duijn, Erik (author)
The Ayeyarwady River is the most important river in Myanmar, connecting the cities Mandalay and Yangon, making inland water transport economically attractive. The Ayeyarwady River has a dynamic character, caused by the significant discharge difference between the dry and rainy season, and the related suspended sediment transport. Point bar...
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van Montfoort, Mick (author)
This Thesis studies the safety assessment method for macro-stability of dikes with high foreshores. Currently, this method is a semi-probabilistic method, which does not take the presence of a foreshore into account. The research concludes that the presence of a foreshore has a significant influence on the failure probability with respect to...
master thesis 2018
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