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Rhomberg, Matthieu (author)
Optimization of structures in a domain with large uncertainties is rather difficult. This also applies for the offshore wind energy sector. For current offshore wind energy development locations with monopile-based support structures the fatigue limit state is the driving design criteria. These analyses are connected with long time domain...
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Ólafsdóttir, Guðrún Erla (author)
When the neural pathway within the spinal cord gets damaged, a person’s ability to initiate loco- motion can be affected. Currently, no restorative treatments exist for individuals that suffer from such an injury. However, recent studies have shown epidural spinal cord stimulation (ESCS) to be a potential option for re-establishing some...
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Li, Sihui (author)
Martensitic and bainitic steels are two types of widely used steels with excellent mechanical behaviors in automatic industry. It’s universally acknowledged that as- quenched martensite possesses poor ductility and impact toughness, which should be tempered before putting into application. During tempering, as-quenched martensite changes from a...
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Deen, Steven (author)
Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are unmanned vehicles that operate underwater. These vehicles can be used for various operations, including scanning the ocean floor in order to search for objects. In such operations, the AUV navigates close to the ocean floor, using its sonar systems to map this ocean floor. Before an AUV is launched on a...
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Radojević, Jovana (author)
A lot of attention has recently been focused on possible benefits of the cooperation between machines and humans. Taking the best from machines and humans and joining them together can produce results which exceed each collaborating partner performing separately. A common belief is that the
key for good cooperation is an excellent...
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Papadakis, Haris (author)
Nowadays there is a movement towards the creation of HVDC grids. The massive integration of renewable energy sources, the operation of the current grid close to its limits and the need to facilitate the power trade are some of the reasons driving the research on HVDC grids. Towards HVDC grids, there are still some obstacles and technical...
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Van, G-Young (author)
In Central America, the migrant crisis has grown more complicated over past years. It is estimated that about 500,000 migrants cross Mexican border every year. Most of the population is escaping from the extreme violence in the countries known as the Northern Triangle of Central America - Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The highest homicide...
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van Vuuren, Bart (author)
Heavy competition between container terminals and the increasing volume of world-wide container shipment force container terminals to continuously increase productivity and reduce costs. An important condition for optimal operation of container terminals is that Quay Cranes (QCs) maximize their productive time, which requires a minimal lateness...
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Schrier, Tim (author)
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Current procedures for repairing damage to the articular cartilage in the ankle are not satisfying patient needs and have a minimum rehabilitation time of 4 months. The Chondro project aims to develop an all-in-one polyclinical procedure where diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation can be performed in one session reducing the...
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Brand, Jessica (author)
Artificial elbow modules are used in orthoses and prostheses, whereby orthoses correct, align and support the body with skeletal or neuromuscular impairments [1]. Instead, prostheses replace missing body parts and compensate for lost functions [1]. However, most designs do not allow the natural arm swing based on their transmission design or the...
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Heins, Jacco (author)
One of the key challenges of adopting cloud computing is related to trust. Trust is necessary for effective collaboration between customers and providers and reducing transaction costs, however, in practice this trust is often lacking. From the scientific literature, it becomes clear that there is still a lot of ambiguity about trust in cloud...
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Mohanachandran, Hari (author)
An active fluid heat exchanger can be controlled effectively using Peltier elements to condition the temperature of the fluid flowing through the heat exchanger. The thermal resistance of the heat exchanger can be reduced to increase the speed of controlling the fluid's temperature. Topology optimization is used in this study to find the...
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Luo, Jingjing (author)
Intraoperative Localization plays an important role in achieving a safe and successful resection surgery. Conventionally, Intraoperative Localization techniques rely on intraoperative imaging guidance, radioactivity guidance, and fluorescence guidance together with local markers. These techniques can assist the surgeon by accurately finding the...
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Munaro, Filippo (author)
In the context of the ongoing research regarding boundary layer transition, this project aims to study the effects of isolated cylindrical roughness elements on the transition from laminar to turbulent flow in a swept wing boundary layer. The project entails experimental campaigns: the 45 degrees swept wing model is placed inside the test...
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Driessen, Rick (author)

In recent years, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) modelled, standardized, and digitally secured many of its organization-broad business processes. However, MoD experiences great difficulty in gaining insights in these processes and steering them productively. The novel business process analyses method Process Mining appeared to be a...

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de Groot, Maarten (author)

Nowadays, many people and organizations depend on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS. Monitoring of GNSS is important to ensure the quality of GNSS measurements and products. The availability of the...

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Mendoza Espinosa, Jorge (author)
Jacket support structures are a preferred solution for offshore wind turbines in deeper waters. Extensive knowledge exists in relation to its construction technique as well as its crucial components, but due to considerable cost pressure, continued optimization is essential for the future competitiveness of the concept in the offshore wind...
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Bramer, Karel (author)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, i.e. “wear and tear” arthritis. Approximately 1,2 million people were known to have the disease in the year 2015. Although most joints affected by osteoarthritis have a eminent treatment, the treatments for OA in the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMC) aren’t proven superior to one another. Because...
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Nusman, Diederick (author)
The demand from the automotive industry for thinner, stronger and more ductile steels led to development of the so called Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). These new steel grades are produced at one of the hot dip galvanizing lines, “Dompel Verzinklijn 3” (DVL3), at Tata Steel IJmuiden. The annealing furnace in DVL3 consists out of a number...
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Ong, Kwee Siang (author)
In an accidental explosion of ammunition magazine, concrete debris throw hazard is a major safety concern. The current approach to collect explosively-damaged debris after test does not yield representative test data on debris launch condition. This research is initiated to study the possibilities of using polymeric foam material to soft-catch...
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