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Haanstra, Leroy (author)
In the European Union Road freight transport volume is expected to grow 78% between 2000 and 2030, which results in more trucks on the road network. The worldwide estimated trend shows an increase of 150 million freight vehicles and an increase of 240 million passenger vehicles. The growth of both vehicle classes will have a major impact on the...
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Vijlbrief, Mark (author)
Baggage handling systems (BHS), are complex and integrate systems hidden within an airport. In this thesis, a model is developed which can generate BHS concept design automatically. This means that the model defines the type and amount of equipment needed and is able to develop a 3D model that can be used for volume reservation. The model takes...
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Gudmundsson, Kjartan (author)
Tensegrity is a structural form that is defined as a set of rigid elements suspended in a net of continuous tension. This structure shows potential for compliance, impact tolerance and mechanical robustness. However, its non-linear coupled dynamics and often complex geometry require advanced control strategies. An actuator reference planning...
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Li, Ang (author)
Structural optimization for crashworthiness in composite structures has become an important topic of research in aerospace, attributable to its proven benefits to the occupants' safety in an aircraft during a crash event. This thesis provides a comprehensive investigation on LS-DYNA modeling and design optimization of composite square tubes for...
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Scheele, Bram (author)
In this thesis, research is performed into parametric design of balanced cantilever bridges within the total road design. The main research question is: What can be achieved by using a parametric model in the preliminary design phase, with the possibility to optimize and compare concrete bridges on material usage, costs and environmental impact?...
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van der Geest, Lars (author)
This thesis report is focused on the design of a guidance and control system that is able to minimize the deviation from the desired impact point for a firing range of 1 kilometer, given a 30mm spinning gun-launched projectile with a novel actuator design. This actuator is fixed on the projectile and offers a single force that can only be...
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van Dijk, Mick (author)
Global medical use of azole antifungals and echinocandins has led to an enormous increase in resistant Candida species, that are most commonly associated with fungal infections. A possible mechanism causing resistance are single or simultaneous point mutations in the genes responsible for encoding antifungal target enzymes. The aim of...
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Troost, Diederik (author)
Jetted radial wells are a relatively new form of hydraulic stimulation for oil and gas wells, where small diameters holes extend radially from a wellbore. This technique for increasing well connectivity could also be applied to geothermal wells. Radials can be freely placed along a backbone well, making the design of an economically viable well...
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Pandey, Mayank (author)
The Beam Dump Facility (BDF) is a new fixed target facility proposed to be installed in the North Area of CERN. Currently in its design phase, the BDF is aimed at the Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) experiment, which purpose is to investigate the origin of dark matter and other lightly interacting particles. The BDF target/dump sits at the...
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Bernal Mencia, Pablo (author)
In the framework of JAXA's MMX mission to explore the Martian moon of Phobos, an analysis of the stability of three-dimensional quasi-satellite orbits in the Mars-Phobos circular restricted three-body problem was conducted. For this analysis, notions of co-orbital motion, interpreted as the slow motion of the guiding center of the trajectory...
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Fatou Gomez, Javier (author)
The computation of complex turbulent flows design optimization processes is currently limited by the lack of accuracy of Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) in massively separated flows and the infeasible cost of multiple Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) evaluations. A novel method is presented, injecting data from LES or other high-fidelity...
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Krijgsman, Wiegert (author)
In the noiseless case, the identification of a grey-box model can be posed as a feasibility problem, i.e. determining if existent - and if so - finding a parameter vector such that the parametric model equals the actual model (or its associated input-output data). Being that in this thesis we are interested in continuous-time grey-box...
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Blom, Martijn (author)
In order to reduce the climate impact induced by the aircraft industry, the variability between cost optimized and climate optimized flight trajectories was evaluated. This was done to establish how the climate impact reduction affects the operating costs and vice versa. To evaluate the climate impact of air traffic, a climate-chemistry model...
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Fodde, Iosto (author)
Currently one of the major drawbacks of interplanetary travel is the cost of these types of missions. Mission to extra-terrestrial bodies require a large amount of propellant to complete, which often takes up a large part of the mass budget of the spacecraft. This requires larger launchers to be used to get the spacecraft into the required orbit...
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Fakhri Muhammad, Tubagus (author)
Electric Vehicles (EVs) provide a promising sustainable clean mode of transportation with much fewer emissions compared to the traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. However, this can only be considered true if the energy sources used for charging EVs are also from clean energy form. Various Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are...
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Murali, Vishal (author)
The design of an offshore wind farm (OWF) is multidisciplinary in nature as it involves the design of many disciplines such as the wake effects, support structure, electrical cables etc. For the optimal design of an OWF, an optimization procedure is required where all the disciplines are optimized simultaneously. The objective function plays a...
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Sangers, Marvin (author)
This study discusses the potential of the in-depth water diversion (IDD) process to enhance oil recovery from subsurface reservoirs and investigates IDD strategies through an ensemble optimization approach. Pilot studies in the North Sea performed in recent years have shown that Sodium Silicate can be applied as blocking agent, diverting water...
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de Groot, Sjoerd (author)
The goal of this thesis is to present a framework which can be used to optimize the observer and controller performance by placement of sensors and actuators on a continuous domain. The framework provides choices of model structure, cost functions and optimization methods to perform the placement. Systems which would be suitable for the use of...
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Swennenhuis, CĂ©line (author)
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van den Bosch, Maarten (author)
The development of the pole vaulting record is only improved by 1 centimeter over the last 25 years. Multiple studies show signs of different control strategies in elite pole vaulters, without pointing out what the cause of the differences is The aim of this research is to explore pole vaulting strategies by a control torque optimization. The...
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