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van Oene, Nick (author)
The Delft University of Technology is developing an MDO tool for the conceptual design of transport aircraft. However, the current program is not able to investigate the influence of the undercarriage design on the weight, drag and geometry of transport aircraft. This research proposes a new design method for the undercarriage, for which a new...
master thesis 2019
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van der Heijden, Ties (author)
This thesis investigates the potential of a large pumping station in IJmuiden, the Nether-lands, for participating in Demand Response. Due to climate change, renewable energy is onthe rise. The intermittency of energy, together with its unpredictable supply, are a big hurdlefor the energy transition. Two methods are promising solutions to this...
master thesis 2019
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Hanemaaijer, Thijs (author)
master thesis 2018
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de Jong, Han (author)
Constructing a dam across a tidal basin has alway been a long-term integral solution to many water related problems of the surrounding area such as flooding, river control and fresh water storage. However, immense challenges are accompanied with the closure works of large basins. This research treats the closure strategy to close the Gulf of...
master thesis 2018
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van Dijk, Casper (author)
Parcel delivery companies offer time-guaranteed transportation of parcels, letters and packages, picked up at one customer and delivered at another. The time in which this has to be done depends on the service level that the customer pays for. To transport the parcels, a network is used consisting of facilities and links, where the facilities...
master thesis 2018
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de Zeeuw, Wessel (author)
Even though negative effects on the use of crude oil have surfaced over the past years, our energy matrix still largely relies on this energy source. The production of oil, therefore, plays an important role in our society. Unfortunately, the process of oil production is highly uncertain. There are uncertainties associated on the production...
master thesis 2018
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Xavier, Donnatella Germaine (author)
This Masters thesis is a new perspective on Large Eddy Simulation. The capability of goal oriented model constrained optimization technique to generate stable reduced order models without any additional stabilization term or subgrid scale modelling has been demonstrated. The low dimensional projection modes sought by the optimization program...
master thesis 2018
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van den Heuvel, Bram (author)
The logistics industry is being modernized using information technology and robots. This change encompasses a new set of challenges in warehouses. Recently, some companies have started using robot fleets to sort products and parcels. This thesis studies those systems, and researches the combinatorial problems that arise within them. Three main...
bachelor thesis 2018
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van der Zee, Menno (author)
Privately owned cars are an unsustainable mode of transportation, especially in cities. New Mobility on Demand (MoD) services should offer a convenient and sustainable alternative to privately owned cars. Notable in this field is the recent uprise of ride-sharing services such as offered by companies like Uber and Grab. Such services, especially...
master thesis 2018
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Perdeck, Matthias (author)
In interplanetary space missions, it is convenient to have a second departure opportunity in case the first is missed. Two distinct approaches to minimizing the maximum of the two Delta-V budgets of such a trajectory pair, are developed. The first (‘a priori’) approach optimizes the variables of both trajectories at once. The second (‘a...
master thesis 2018
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Sfikas, Ilias (author)
Raising environmental concerns have stimulated the development of renewable energy, including energy from the oceans, which contain a huge potential. In this thesis, particular emphasis is given to wave energy, which can deliver up to 2 TW on a global scale. The aim of this thesis is to optimize the control system of the Symphony Wave Power...
master thesis 2018
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de Bruijn, Dirk (author)
European shipyards are building increasing amounts of complex ships such as off-shore, dredging or naval ships that are engineered-to-order. The block division is made when only preliminary hull structural design, functional compartments and the location of major equipment are known. The existing production scheduling optimization algorithms use...
master thesis 2017
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Vigney Kumar, Vigney (author)
Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) installation procedure is a complicated phase requiring excellent management of resources for timely completion of tasks. The wind farm installation period involves crucial stages like streamlining onshore logistics, transportation of components on vessels, installation of foundations, wind turbines, and cable laying,...
master thesis 2017
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Brussee, Anneroos (author), van der Doef, Laura (author), Jansen, Lise (author), Oostrum, Natasja (author)
The Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, built in the forties, are located in Houston and collect precipitation and run-off from upstream areas to reduce flood risks along Buffalo Bayou to protect downtown Houston. During Hurricane Harvey (August 25 - August 30, 2017), the precipitation reached a new record of 910 mm [36.2 inches] in a 4 day period in...
student report 2017
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van Beurden, Merlijn (author)
In my thesis, I have done research into the optimization of stopping patterns and frequencies of public transport services within a network. I have developed a model that takes both passenger and operator costs into account. The model has been run for a small fictional network and for the metro and train network of Amsterdam, to explore how the...
master thesis 2017
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Spillenaar Bilgen, Jesper (author)
The main goal of any launch vehicle is to bring as much payload to space as possible. Space planes have been studied for decades, as they are thought to be more cost effective for frequent access to space than traditional expendable launchers. This research aims at optimizing the payload capacity of a single stage to orbit (SSTO) horizontal take...
master thesis 2017
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van der Planken, Jonathan (author)
In this research the role of thick flexible soles in energy-efficient humanoid walking is analyzed. It is
hypothesized that, the addition of underactuated degrees of freedom under the foot gives the robot
the potential to execute a pseudo-passive walking motion 1, which yields a decrease in ankle torque
and energy expenditure....
master thesis 2017
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Jonkman, Jake (author)
Recently, the effects of quantization on the Primal-Dual Method of Multipliers were studied.
In this thesis, we have used this method as an example to further investigate the effects of quantization on distributed optimization schemes in a much broader sense. Using monotone operator theory, the effect of quantization on all distributed...
master thesis 2017
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Wang, Weijun (author)
The finite-element method can easily handle complicated geometries because of the application of unstructured meshes. Unlike the Cartesian grid used in the finite-difference method, the unstructured mesh can follow the sharp interfaces that separate two layers of different properties. Therefore, the finite-element method can provide more...
master thesis 2017
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Broxterman, Stefan (author)
Topology optimization is a strong approach for generating optimal designs which cannot be obtained using conventional optimization methods. Improving structural characteristics by changing the internal topology of a design domain has been fascinating scientists and engineers for years. Topology optimization can be described as a distribution of...
master thesis 2017
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