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Meinders, Naut (author)
There is a constant drive to make the next generation machines in the semiconductor industry more precise and faster. For this machines with a high repeatability, good dynamics and long lifetime are needed. Compliant mechanisms are suitable candidates to be used in this kind of machines because they can be manufactured monolithically, don’t wear...
master thesis 2021
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Mak, Robin (author)
People in healthcare, warehousing, and the agriculture sector all have one thing in common. They require labour which can be demanding on the human body, this could lead to problems in the long term. A way to alleviate these problems is to use a passive exoskeleton. While passive exoskeletons can have a variety of different use cases and types...
master thesis 2021
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Pasvanti, Nikoleta (author)
The demand for efficient lightweight structures grows rapidly in the aerospace sector. Topology optimization, introduced in the late 80s, is a method capable of producing such structures and has been mainly studied for isotropic materials. On the other hand, the performance of composite structures, which are already widely employed in the...
master thesis 2021
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Stella, Francesco (author)
Many interesting designs of soft robots with variablestiffness capabilities have been presented in the literature. However, little attention has been given on the control of their embedded physical intelligence. In this work, we present an algorithm that exploits the variablejoint stiffness capabilities and the redundancy of a soft manipulator...
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Koetsier, Mathieu (author)
The increase in road traffic intensity and loading capacity of a truck over the last decades causes fatigue problems in existing bridges built in the 1960s and 1970s. For steel bridges, this means that the deck structure does not meet the current demands. A solution would be to replace these existing deck structures with Glas Fibre-Reinforced...
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PECHADRE, AUDE (author)
For supporting Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT), monopiles are currently the most common foundations. The role of a foundation is to transfer safely the loading to the ground. The wind and the wave loads are considered cyclic because they repetitively apply on the OWT. The North Sea is sand dominated in many areas. During cyclic loading, permanent...
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van der Molen, Dana (author)
Glioblastoma multiforme tumors (GBM) are the most frequent and aggressive brain tumor type and have a very low survival rate. In order to improve the patient’s outcome for a patient suffering from GBM the production of brain phantoms can be of great help. A brain phantom can be used for multiple purposes, such as neurological planning, training...
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Staats, Laurens (author)
Lateral torsional buckling (LTB) of I-beams is an established buckling phenomenon in civil and structural engineering known for causing structural failures. However when a buckling instability is present the structure contains a form of negative stiffness. Due to the observed tendency of I-beams subject to LTB to twist about their longitudinal...
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Roepman, Thore (author)
Straight fiber variable stiffness laminates use multiple overlapping patches to tailor the fiber orientations in particular regions of the laminate. A novel, automated framework for the design of manufacturable laminate has been developed using different stages. In the first and second stage an optimal stiffness distribution is determined using...
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Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Under the high requirement of ballast materials and the frequent maintenance of high-speed and heavy-haul railway, the maintenance cost and material consumption become an important problem. Several methods are used to increase the stability and service life of railway structure, also using recycled materials in ballast bed construction can be a...
journal article 2021
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Boogaard, Menno (author)
Human force proprioception has previously been shown to be important in manual control tasks. Recent experiments suggest that force proprioception is more accurate than position proprioception. Still, knowledge about proprioceptive qualities and their relevance in manual control is lacking or inconsistent. This research aims to experimentally...
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Kempen, Sander (author)
This paper presents a manufacturing method for a zero-stiffness compliant mechanism to be used as a flexible head support. The manufactured design consists of two curved, thin-walled U-beams made of high strength steel. The beams are prestressed in opposite directions to obtain zero torsional stiffness so that rotation of the head is allowed....
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Sabbadini, S. (author)
Diastolic heart failure is one of the principal causes of death in Western countries, and there is currently no treatment available; prevention, on the other hand, may be possible, provided an early enough diagnosis. The worsening of diastolic functionality is associated with increased values of cardiac stiffness, which could therefore provide a...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Sonneveld, Dave (author)
Compliant joints have significant advantages compared to rigid-body hinges due to a monolithic design and the absence of friction, which prevents effects like wear, backlash and stick-slip behaviour. However, the loading capability is often limited and the support stiffness generally decreases during rotation, caused by the use of solid leaf...
master thesis 2021
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Roozendaal, Tjark (author)
This report concerned the development of a soft robotic module for a seat pan, its optimization and application. The soft robotic module has an LED and photosensors for determining the distance of indentation and the passive force created by compressing the foam spring inside. An air pressure sensor is used to determine the active force created...
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Copier, Rick (author)
Objective: this paper aims to evaluate the adhesive and frictional properties of the keratinised epithelium on the adhesive pads of tree frogs. Modeling methods: two modeling methods have been developed. One of these methods involves the implementation of discrete fibres in a relatively compliant material matrix while the other method involves...
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Dekens, Jaap (author)
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Leseman, Gailey (author)
Many patients with an upper-limb deficiency choose not to wear their prosthetic devices due to a multitude of reasons, including physical discomfort and unintuitive, cognitively demanding control methods. A new haptic interface was developed combining the desirable control characteristics of body-powered control prostheses with the comfort of an...
master thesis 2021
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Verheijen, Daan (author)
When inserting a flexible endoscope into a human colon during colonoscopy, limitations in the endoscope design can cause medical implications such as excessive colon stretching and buckling of the endoscope shaft. This thesis proposes a novel propulsion mechanism design for flexible endoscopes which changes the method of insertion as a way to...
master thesis 2021
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van de Wetering, Erik (author)
In the field of vibration energy harvesting, vibration energy is tranduced to electrical energy to power small, low powered devices. Many energy harvesters are produced in the form of a resonator, where resonant amplification enables efficient operation of the energy harvester. At low frequencies below 10 hz, input motions quickly increase for a...
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