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van den Bercken, Laurens (author)
Health literacy, i.e. the ability to read and understand medical text, is a relevant component of public health. Unfortunately, many medical texts are hard to grasp by the general population as they are targeted at highly-skilled health professionals and use complex language and domain-specific terms. Here, automatic text simplification making...
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Parmar, Hardikkumar (author)
The concept of Venturedam was developed to solve societal challenges in India by nurturing the strength of the innovations made in the Netherlands. For Dutch startups to expand to a new market like India that has a considerable difference in the context, it is first required to redefine the value proposition and the business model specific to...
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van Gent, Carlijn (author)
During use of the smart electrosurgical knife, deterioration of the diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) signal intensity obstructs proper distinction between tissues. In order to reduce signal loss, this research has focused on the influence of smart electrosurgery on both the morphology and composition of the layer covering the optical fiber...
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Moragiannis, Panagiotis (author)
Offshore oil and gas projects usually require the presence of more than one facilities in the same location. These facilities need to be connected with each other in order to enable the transfer of personnel among each other. As a result, bridges are implemented for such purposes with their ends being positioned at extensions of the two...
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Tantawy, Iman (author)
Water scarcity has been a growing problem for many places around the world as water usage has been increasing with double the rate of population growth in the twentieth century. As agriculture accounts for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, fresh water availability will thus face even greater stress (World Bank, 2013). Sustainable...
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Palermo, Marco (author)
Despite widespread research into the possibilities of improving aerodynamic efficiency, a plateau seems to have been reached for the conventional configuration. Hence, the potential of unconventional configurations are being investigated in recent years. Flying V is one such configuration that promises a lift to drag ratio about 24 in cruise...
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Mastoras, Filip (author)
Ageing of bitumen has been long-recognized as one of the major reasons responsible for the gradual deterioration of asphalt pavements. Age-hardening of the binder leads to the embrittlement of the overall asphalt mixture, which entails its increased susceptibility to traffic and environmental induced damage. As a result, high maintenance efforts...
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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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Meijering, Jasper (author)
In an emergency, humanitarian organisations share information to prevent redundant data collection and avoid gaps and overlap in the relief activities that they undertake. An analysis of hygiene kit distribution in the Bangladesh-Myanmar displacement crisis and consultation of both literature and humanitarian professionals led to the...
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Mullenders, Vincent (author)
Imagine standing under a load with a weight equivalent to more than 5,000 Tesla’s model X. Panicking is not an option and you need to be fully focused on completing a crucial task. There is no option to leave this precarious situation and your contribution is vital to the success of a multi-million dollar project. Sounds frightening, right?...
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Newadj, Kiren (author)
Clean drinking water is still not widely available around the globe and therefore remains an unsolved issue. In fact, 1 in 9 people lack daily access to safe water and sanitation. Groundwater is a water supply source that needs minor treatment and thereby presents itself as a good solution to this global issue. Especially in development...
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Liebens, Sander (author)
Schools and other educational instances (such as: elementary, primary and secondary schools, schools for applied sciences and universities) are making use of new innovations and technologies to help teachers and students.
After Smart Boards, computers, and tablets, a new field of research arises: can robots in any way help in teaching?...
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Stolk, Bart (author)
Sensory nerve roots (DRGs) that emerge from the spinal cord can be stimulated with electrodes to prevent neuropathic pain. Proper functionality of DRG stimulation strongly depends on electrode placement, and conventional pre-curved introduction shafts limit DRG coverage of the implanted electrode lead. The goal of this thesis is to design an...
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Verdonck, Hendrik (author)
Aircraft manufacturers have to prove a flutter free design for all operational cases within the complete flight envelope plus a safety margin. This certification process relies on validated flutter computations which have to be made for all flight conditions including variations in the aircraft's loading and failure cases. The aerodynamic...
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Horst, Tim (author)
A lot of uncertainties exist about the impact of deep-sea mining on the Benthic environment. One of these uncertainties concerns the sediment plumes created by the mining operation. The return slurry released above the sea floor creates a large plume of sediments. With numerical models the behavior of such plumes is modelled in order to minimize...
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Aarnts, Tom (author)
The rise of vehicle usage causes roads to reach capacity limits. When capacity is reached, traffic jams and accidents are more likely to occur. By raising the efficiency of traffic, the capacity of roads can benefit without the need to expand infrastructure. Automating longitudinal controls of vehicles and creating vehicle platoons show...
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Schreurs, Koen (author)
Compliant shape-preserving mechanisms fullfil a tiny niche within the established research field of compliant mechanisms. To date no report exists on a compliant shape-preserving ring, that is while these mechanisms can give rise to a multitude of practical applications. They can essentially act as novel sealing mechanisms, compliant grippers or...
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Cruellas Bordes, Marc (author)
Prediction of heat loads during hypersonic re-entry is of great interest in space exploration and in the topic of space debris as well. To date, there is no accurate method to reproduce either experimentally or numerically the physics in re-entry conditions. On the numerical side, high-order discontinuous Galerkin methods have potential to...
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van de Ven, Bas Xavier (author)
With increasing demand for renewable energy, the offshore wind industry is ever growing. Wind turbine generators (WTGs) proceed to grow in numbers and in size, wind farms are located further offshore, in deeper waters, poorer soil conditions or in areas prone to earthquakes. These changes make it increasingly difficult to find capable and...
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van Korlaar, Arent (author)
Turbulence closure models will continue to be necessary in order to perform computationally affordable simulations in the foreseeable future. It is expected that Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) turbulence models will still be useful with the further development of the more accurate, but computationally expensive large eddy simulation (LES...
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