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Vermeer, Jort (author)
The Random Finite Element Method (RFEM) is a robust stochastic method for slope reliability analysis that incorporates the spatial variability of soil properties. However, the extensive computational time associated with the direct Monte Carlo simulation limits its practical application. To overcome this problem, this study investigates the use...
master thesis 2024
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Czél, László (author)
The thesis aimed to characterize the effects of manufacturing-induced defects, particularly gaps in variable stiffness laminates. The primary focus centered on designing a specimen capable of accurately characterizing gap effects. A refined, element-level specimen design featuring a controlled gauge zone was developed, based on pre-defined...
master thesis 2024
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Gatidis, C. (author)
Precipitation is a profoundly important meteorological process and a crucial component of the water cycle. Thus, the continuous and reliable monitoring of precipitation at global scale is fundamental for scientific sectors such as numerical weather prediction and hydrology. However, accurately estimating precipitation, its type and intensity at...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Panichi, Edoardo (author)
In this thesis, we introduce a novel approach aimed at enhancing the jumping and landing capabilities of quadruped robots. Our method integrates both model-based and model-free strategies and features a behavioral cloning framework designed to reduce computational delays often encountered in trajectory optimization.<br/><br/>Initially, we build...
master thesis 2024
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Niers, Jesse (author)
This research investigates the application of a digital twin in managing challenges of variability and complexity within systems by using a case study at KLM Engineering &amp; Maintenance. Using the DMADV (define, measure, analyse, design and verify) methodology, the research evaluates the problem using a literature review, measures and analyses...
master thesis 2024
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Ciobotia, Ioana (author)
The present study, which was carried out in collaboration with GKN Fokker, focuses on incorporating bird strike crashworthiness requirements within a multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework. During the preceding three-month internship in the same company, a pivotal contribution to this project was the development of an Abaqus interface...
master thesis 2024
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Daras, I. (author), March, G. (author), Pail, R. (author), Hughes, C. W. (author), Braitenberg, C. (author), Guntner, A. (author), Eicker, A. (author), Wouters, B. (author), Heller-Kaikov, B. (author)
The joint ESA/NASA Mass-change And Geosciences International Constellation (MAGIC) has the objective to extend time-series from previous gravity missions, including an improvement of accuracy and spatio-temporal resolution. The long-term monitoring of Earth’s gravity field carries information on mass change induced by water cycle, climate...
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López Prol, Javier (author), de Llano Paz, Fernando (author), Calvo-Silvosa, Anxo (author), Pfenninger, Stefan (author), Staffell, Iain (author)
Climate change and geopolitical risks call for the rapid transformation of electricity systems worldwide, with Europe at the forefront. Wind and solar are the lowest cost, lowest risk, and cleanest energy sources, but their variability poses integration challenges. Combining both technologies and integrating regions with dissimilar generation...
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Amoozandeh, A. (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Radaelli, G. (author)
Compliant mechanisms have the potential to be utilized in numerous applications where the use of conventional mechanisms is unfeasible. These mechanisms have inherent stiffness in their range of motion as they gain their mobility from elastic deformations of elements. In most systems, however, complete control over the elasticity is desired....
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Hoekwater, William B. (author), Ronaes, E.P. (author), Hassan HosseinNia, S. (author)
Recent studies have shown that tunable magnets (soft permanent magnets) can significantly reduce Joule heating in electromagnetic actuators. To achieve high motion accuracy and repeatability, this article proposes a novel actuator design with a linearized force-flux relation. In prior designs of variable reluctance tunable magnet actuators,...
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Agoungbome, David (author), ten Veldhuis, Marie-claire (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Climate variability poses great challenges to food security in West Africa, a region heavily dependent on rainfall for farming. Identifying sowing strategies that minimize yield losses for farmers in the region is crucial to securing their livelihood. In this paper, we investigate three sowing strategies to assess their ability to identify safe...
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Horvath, I. (author), Tepjit, Sirasak (author)
Application-specific reasoning mechanisms (ASRMs) development is a rapidly growing domain of systems engineering. A demonstrative implementation of an active recommender system (ARS) was realized to support designing ASRMs and to circumvent procedural obstacles by providing context-sensitive recommendations. The specific problem for the...
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Boskos, D. (author), Cortes, Jorge (author), Martinez, Sonia (author)
This paper builds Wasserstein ambiguity sets for the unknown probability distribution of dynamic random variables leveraging noisy partial-state observations. The constructed ambiguity sets contain the true distribution of the data with quantifiable probability and can be exploited to formulate robust stochastic optimization problems with out...
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Stouten, David (author)
This study aims to establish a framework for the growing number of trend analyses that have been performed on river flows in Europe. Most studies apply statistical trend test to fixed periods with relatively short records. Fixed periods are crucial for trend testing, as they provide an appropriate visualisation in a geographical sense. However,...
master thesis 2023
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Guo, Jiayi (author)
With the steadily increasing road traffic demand, congestion on freeways has become a major problem. With the development of communication technology and automated vehicles, there are more opportunities for DTMs to be studied extensively at the coordination level and cooperation level. In the existing literature, the coordination of RM (ramp...
master thesis 2023
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Arush, I. (author)
Flight test engineering is an interdisciplinary science that gathers flight-test data and develops methods with the objective of evaluating an aircraft or an airborne system in its operational flight environment. The need for flight testing emanates as a necessary effort that complements ground-based verification activities such as wind-tunnel...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Tziaros, Filotas (author)
The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is emergent throughout every industrial sector worldwide. For aviation, this has opened a market gap for small scale electric aircraft configurations (e-V/STOL). These configurations are very diverse and they are classified based on how lift is obtained. However, their flight...
master thesis 2023
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Tonucci, Elena (author)
Ariel is an ESA space telescope planned for launch in 2029. It is aimed at observing ∼1,000 exoplanets using transit spectroscopy at infrared wavelengths between 0.5-7.8μm, to characterise the chemical composition and thermal structure of their atmospheres. To detect minute flux variations and confidently extract the exoplanet signal, Ariel...
master thesis 2023
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LEE, Tzu (author)
This study proposes a novel design of monolithic compliant variable torsional stiffness (VTS) mechanism whose stiffness can be tuned continuously. This mechanism is then used to create a compliant variable stiffness (VS) ball joint. This compliant VS ball joint can be beneficial in various applications such as exoskeletons, prostheses, and bio...
master thesis 2023
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Amoozandeh, A. (author)
Industrial passive exoskeletons have been developed for years as a tool to reduce the physical workload of their users. They accomplish this by compensating for the user’s body weight and decreasing fatigue caused by repetitive loads. Despite their advantages, current exoskeletons have drawbacks that make them less convenient for users and thus...
doctoral thesis 2023
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