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Gupta, A. (author)
Man-made systems, such as manufacturing and transportation networks, and their interactions with the environment are driven by human-designed operational rules. These rules are most often based on the asynchronous occurrence of discrete events over time, such as the arrival and departure of trains at a station. The modelling, analysis, and...
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Aparicio Maldonado, C. (author)
The research performed in this thesis focuses on the understanding on the interactions of bacteria and phages occurring via anti-phage defense system mechanisms. This involved a set of literature research and experimental studies that provide an overview of the diverse defense systems described at the time of submission.
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Carmiggelt, J.J. (author)
Knowledge about the magnetic and electronic properties of materials does not only expand our fundamental understanding of nature, but is also crucial for the development of new technologies. Today’s electronic devices rely on electrical currents to transport and process information, which generate a lot of heat waste via Joule heating. These...
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Döpke, M.F. (author)
Experimentally investigating the nanoscale behavior at oxide-electrolyte interfaces has proven to be extremely challenging. Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations have arisen as a potential computational alternative to gain atomic level insights at these interfaces. But how accurately do these simulations represent the physics and chemistry at the...
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Schut, A. (author)
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Uribe, N. (author)
Farmers around the world are facing the need to improve crop yield due to substantial increase in food demand. However, in an effort to meet the global growing food demand, nutrient pollutants in runoff have also increased due to intensified agricultural practices. For this reason, stakeholders and decision-makers have tried to shift from...
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Uwihirwe, J. (author)
For the development of regional landslide early warning systems, empirical-statistical thresholds are of crucial importance. The thresholds indicate the meteorological and hydrological conditions initiating landslides and are an affordable approach towards reducing people’s vulnerability to landslide hazards. This thesis defined different...
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D'Aguanno, A. (author)
The flight envelope of an aircraft operating at high subsonic velocities is bounded by several limitations, one of these consists in thewing experiencing oscillations of a shockwave on its suction side for a certain range ofMach number (Ma), angle of attack (®) and Reynolds number (Re). This phenomenon is referred to as transonic buffet and it...
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Tomas Martinez, S. (author)
The majority of bacteria grow in the form of microbial aggregates known as biofilms. In these biofilms, microorganisms are embedded in a mixture of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by the microorganisms themselves. EPS is a complex mixture of biopolymers of different nature, such as polysaccharides, proteins, nucleic acids or...
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Sileryte, R. (author)
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Friesen, D. (author)
Helicopters possess the unique capability of hovering stationary in the air and landing with relative ease in a variety of terrain, which sets them apart from fixed-wing aircraft. However, due to operations close to terrain and obstacles, piloting a helicopter can be a challenging task that involves risk of incidents and accidents. One avenue to...
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Bosma, S. (author)
Millimeter- and submillimeter wave applications, such as point-to-point wireless communications in beyond-5G scenarios, long-range automotive radars and astronomy and astrophysics science cases from space require antennas with high-gain beams that are steerable. At lower (microwave) frequencies, fully sampled phased arrays with thousands of...
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Çubukçuoglu, C. (author)
Hospitals are known as functionally complex buildings in various ways, namely due to their non-trivial spatial connectivity requirements. A spatial configuration has an impact on human behavior, human movement patterns and should match with the operational logic of the buildings. In hospitals, there are several typical problems that can be...
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Pols, C.F.J. (author)
Enabling students to engage in independent scientific inquiry is a highly valued but seemingly elusive goal of (secondary school) science education. Therefore, this study aims to determine and understand how to effectively develop inquiry knowledge in students. The chosen approach to enable students to plan, carry out and evaluate a physics...
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Burggraaf, J.M. (author)
Accidents at work come at a major cost including fatalities, disability and economic burden. The ideas around accident causation have changed over time from describing accidents as ‘acts of gods’ and as the fault of individual employees, to accidents being the result of an interaction between organizational, technical and human factors. Included...
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Zhu, K. (author)
This thesis investigates the introduction, adaption, and implementation of the modern concept of heritage conservation in modern China after the opening of its treaty ports. Through an analysis of the different layers of disseminating and receiving knowledge in transnational exchanges, it explicitly points out the divergence between the...
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Simão, T. D. (author)
Reinforcement Learning (RL) agents can solve general problems based on little to no knowledge of the underlying environment. These agents learn through experience, using a trial-and-error strategy that can lead to effective innovations, but this randomized process might cause undesirable events. Therefore, to enable the adoption of RL in our...
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Melissaris, Themistoklis (author)
Cavitation is the formation of vapor pockets in a liquid due to a pressure drop or an increase in speed. Cavitation nuisance can be disastrous for mechanical components, and therefore needs to be controlled from an early design stage. However, predicting cavitation dynamics using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and therefore the performance...
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De Almeida Nascimento e Melo, A.A. (author)
Much of modernmesoscopic physics focuses on studying hybrid superconducting structures: systems that combine superconductors with other materials such as semiconductors, ferromagnets, and graphene. When properly engineered, these devices display emergent physical properties that are absent in their individual constituents. An early example of...
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Aktürk, Gül (author)
Vernacular heritage sites encompass customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions, and values that are innate to a particular place and time. Climate knowledge of the particular place and time is embedded in vernacular settlements and lifestyles along with other environmental, cultural, and societal determinants of the place. Rebuilt...
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