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Ribbens, Frank (author)
The competiveness between businesses is continuously increasing and multi-sided platforms seek to reduce cost, increase efficiency and improve the quality of products and services. This research explored the role of blockchain technology as a driver for business model innovation of multi-sided platforms. This case study contributed to scientific...
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Negem, Taha (author)
Residual stress analysis within hybrid structures is the focus of this study. The non linear stresses through the thickness are determined using a semi-destructive method known as Incremental Hole Drilling (IHD). Finite element modeling is used to build a mathematical code simulating GLARE laminates with initial residual stresses applied. The...
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Giesen Loo, Erik (author)
Multiscale computational homogenization is an efficient method to upscale the microstructural behavior of micro-heterogeneous materials. In this method, a representative volume element (RVE) is assigned to a macroscale material point and the constitutive law for the macroscopic model at that point is obtained by solving a boundary value problem...
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van der Veer, Machiel (author)
For remote islands with high energy prices in the tropics, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) can be a reliable energy source to supply a renewable baseload for the energy grid. Also, due to the increasing cooling demand, there is a need for sustainable cooling around the equator. This can be supplied by seawater air-conditioning (SWAC). For...
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Vlachos, Kostas (author)
MOSES DSS web-platform aims to assist stakeholders such as governments and farmers in order to manage water irrigation distribution in a higher efficiency and sustainability. The constructed algorithms are focused on forecast using weather models, data, as well as satellite multispectral observations in such a way that a 7-day ahead crop water...
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van Rodijnen, Brian (author)
To investigate the damage tolerance of a flexible tsunami barrier, the intralaminar fracture toughness of a plain weave cloth, consisting of Dyneema© fibers and a plastomer resin, has been investigated.
Fracture toughness tests have been performed on center cracked tensile specimens, with varying sizes and initial crack ratios, under quasi...
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Zhang, Xinjie (author)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that can develop after having experienced a traumatic event and in which a person experiences trauma-related symptoms or impairments in everyday functioning that last for at least a month and sometimes for life (Friedman, F2015). In order to be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must have...
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van Langevelde, Bart (author)
A growing risk of flooding in coastal areas and the corresponding development of legislation drive continuous development in the field of hydraulic engineering. Failure due to
wave overtopping is not fully understood from a physical point of view. Existing knowledge gaps, processes that are not yet explained by physics or not even discovered...
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van Hijfte, Jasper (author)
This is a thesis report in Integrated Product Design, along with STG Aerospace in Cwmbran, Wales. It is a design project centered around the entry lighting of an aircraft galley. The analysis provided possibilities to reduce stress using light. These are showing information from trusted and authoritative sources, enlarging...
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Koene, Marijke (author)
Stress is a well-known phenomenon and something everyone experiences. Urban stress however, stress caused by and in the built environment of urban areas, is less known. Still, quite some research has been done on this topic from the fields of sociology and psychology, but there are not many resources that focus on urban stress - with all its...
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Pelt, Pim (author)
Within the field of architecture there has been done a lot of research of the experience of architecture and the behaviour of people in cities and around buildings. There is however little knowledge about the intangibles related to (the parts of) buildings that invite to (daily) rituals. A building provides place for rituals and taking part in...
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Speerstra, Han (author)
Bed roughness is an important parameter for the prediction of sediment transport as well as calculating flow conditions near the bed. Numerical models are extensively used to make these predictions. In these models it is fundamental to have proper values for bed roughness. The bed roughness is being estimated using a dataset from an ongoing...
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Zhang, Shuo (author)
Tank containers are intermodal containers for the transport of liquids, gases, and powders as bulk cargo However, hazardous vibration during transportation would generate fatigue damage at discharge area. This thesis aims at calculating fatigue damage at discharge area of a specified tank container.

The calculation is performed in time...
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Alleman, Guyonne (author)
A composite wind turbine blade is partially thick-walled to comply with high strength criteria. When the manufacturer’s recommended cure cycle (MRCC), which is designed for thin-walled components, is used for thick-walled components it can lead to high levels of residual stress. This experimental research investigates different cure cycles for...
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Bregman, Martijn (author)
This thesis presents a new methodology for representing the effect of spiral flow on the bed shear stress magnitude and direction, using a low-vertical-resolution three-dimensional model. Furthermore, it discusses the performance of the new methodology in comparison with conventional high-vertical-resolution three-dimensional and depth-averaged...
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van Kreveld, Sylvia (author)
Fatigue cracks could occur in the material of offshore and marine structures that are cyclically loaded. These cracks occur due to the cyclic stresses induced by the waves causing premature failure. Monitoring these fatigue cracks using a wireless system gives the opportunity to guarantee the integrity of the structure without manual inspection,...
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Klomp, Laurens (author)
As the insurance industry engages in numerous processes which are characterized by the exchange of data which is updated by multiple parties; a blockchain, as a single source of truth, has the potential to increase efficiency and reduce the complexity of these processes. However, the complexity, uncertainty, transforming potential and barriers...
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Bijleveld, Floriaan (author)
In the past decades the understanding of fracture of ductile material has increased substantially. Research has shown that the onset of fracture highly depends on the full state of stress inside the material. Better understanding of fracture resulted in more advanced and complex fracture models being conceived, allowing researchers to predict...
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Nelissen, Wiebe (author)
Externally triggered lengthening or shortening (actuation) of one or more members in a lattice material can be used to achieve macroscopic shape changes. The three main attributes looked for in 2D lattice materials to be deemed suitable for actuation are in-plane isotropy, high specific elastic properties and limited energy requirement for...
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Maring, Sandra (author)
Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) is the operator of the natural gas transmission network in the Netherlands. This network is an entry-exit system where entry and exit capacities can be booked by parties called shippers. Variations in usage lead to an enormous number of possible entry-exit combinations. GTS must be able to accommodate all...
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