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de Bruijckere, J. (author)
In this thesis we study charge transport through individual molecules and mainly focus on the properties of molecular spin. We fabricate nanoscale structures for transport measurements and employ the electromigration break-junction technique to realize three-terminal—transistor-like—single-molecule devices. We investigate the spin-related...
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Mostofizadeh, S. (author)
Increase in computational power during recent years contributed to a significant development in numerical methods in mechanics. There are many methods developed that address various complex problems, yet modelling of initiation and propagation of failure in thin-walled structures requires further development. Among numerous challenges involved,...
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Kattan, J.M. (author)
Humanity has achieved to decipher the most fundamental mechanics of cellular life. Nevertheless, despite intense efforts there are still considerable gaps in our understanding of cellular processes. Traditionally, biologists investigate life by observation of existing lifeforms. In order to assign functions to biological components, it is common...
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Ciullo, A. (author)
Floods are natural phenomena which have potentially catastrophic effects on societies and their economies. Flood losses have been increasing in the last years and they are expected to increase further in the future due to climatic and socio-economic changes. It is therefore paramount to design measures and plan strategies (i.e. combination of...
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Chen, P. (author)
Maritime transportation has been one of the major contributors to the global trade and economy. Accidents, however, have been continuously posing risks to individuals and societies in terms of loss of human life, economic and environmental consequences, etc. This thesis paid particular attention to the probabilistic risk analysis of ship...
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Valu, S.O. (author)
The work presented in this thesis provides new data on the behaviour of the binary mixed actinide oxides of the following systems: (Th,Pu)O2, (U,Pu)O2, (Th,U)O2, (U,Am)O2. The results were obtained by performing measurements in a large temperature interval, for some compounds the thermodynamic properties were studied in the range from about 2 to...
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Jahangir, S. (author)
Cavitation is a well-known phenomenon, occurring in a wide range of applications. In most applications, cavitation is undesirable, such as turbines, pumps, ship propellers and diesel injector nozzles. Cavitation can cause material erosion, flow blockage, noise and degradation of equipment over time. The ability to predict the behavior of this...
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Zhou, K. (author)
3D city models are increasingly used to maintain and improve urban infrastructure. Keeping 3D city models accurate and up-to-date is essential for municipalities to make decisions in a time of strongly increasing urbanization. 3D information provided by airborne laser scanning (ALS) is widely used for generating 3D city models. However, ALS data...
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Ochôa, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
A reliable damage diagnostic by ultrasonic guided wave (GW) based structural health monitoring (SHM) can only be achieved if the physical interactions between wave propagation, the SHM system and environmental factors are fully understood. The purpose of this research was to gain knowledge about the effects of high-amplitude low-frequency...
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Virgolin, M. (author)
Machine learning is impacting modern society at large, thanks to its increasing potential to effciently and effectively model complex and heterogeneous phenomena. While machine learning models can achieve very accurate predictions in many applications, they are not infallible. In some cases, machine learning models can deliver unreasonable...
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Mestdagh, Sebastiaan (author), Amiri Simkooei, A. (author), van der Reijden, Karin J. (author), Koop, L. (author), O'Flynn, Sarah (author), Snellen, M. (author), Van Sluis, Christiaan (author), Govers, Laura L. (author), Simons, D.G. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Olff, Han (author), Ysebaert, Tom (author)
High-resolution surveying techniques of subtidal soft-bottom seafloor habitats show higher small-scale variation in topography and sediment type than previously thought, but the ecological relevance of this variation remains unclear. In addition, high-resolution surveys of benthic fauna show a large spatial variability in community...
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Rasooli, A. (author)
Accurate determination of building’s critical thermo-physical characteristics such as the walls’ thermal resistance, thermal conductivity, and volumetric heat capacity is essential to indicate effective and efficient energy conservation strategies at building level. In practice, the values of these parameters, which determine not only possible...
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Ding, D. (author)
Social skills are often an integral part of functioning in modern society, and therefore, in the past decades, social skills training has received considerable research attraction. Various physical and digital approaches have been developed to improve people’s performance in social interaction. Among these approaches, social skills training...
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Geldermans, Bob (author)
Departing from two problem statements, one concerning circularity in the built environment and one concerning flexibility in the built environment, this dissertation sets out to answer two main research questions: – In an Open Building division of support and infill, to what extent can the infill contribute to sustainable circular material &...
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Otte, P.J. (author), de Vos, M.A. (author), Pouwelse, J.A. (author)
TrustChain is capable of creating trusted transactions among strangers without central control. This enables new areas of blockchain use with a focus on building trust between individuals. Our innovative approach offers scalability, openness and Sybil-resistance while replacing proof-of-work with a mechanism to establish the validity and...
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Liu, D. (author), Song, X. (author), Deng, Fujin (author), Dong, J. (author)
High-Temperature superconducting (HTS) generators are being considered as a competitive candidate in large direct-drive (DD) wind turbines because of their features of being lightweight and compact. Normally a large air gap is inevitable in partially HTS generators, sacrificing the torque producing capability. In this paper, multi-phase...
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Rubensson, Isak (author), Susilo, Yusak (author), Cats, O. (author)
When Public Transport Administrations propose changes in fare schemes or increased fares, they are often met with concerns regarding the proposed fare schemes fairness. Implicit in these concerns is an understanding of relations governing land use and public transport, impacting equity. In this paper, we use socio-economic statistics of...
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Avallone, F. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Casalino, D. (author)
Lattice-Boltzmann Very-Large-Eddy Simulations of two Diffuser-Augmented Wind Turbines are carried out to investigate the effect of the tip-clearance (TC) ratio on both the flow field and the far-field noise. The DonQi® wind turbine, a three blades ducted rotor with nominal TC of 2.5%, is chosen as reference test case. The second configuration...
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Mirza Gheytaghi, Amir (author), Ghaderi, M. (author), Vollebregt, S. (author), Ahmadi, M. (author), Wolfenbuttel, R.F. (author), Zhang, Kouchi (author)
In this paper, the growth of optimized vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube (VA-MWCNT) forests by LPCVD method for use in a large-area absorber in infrared detectors is presented. The effect of synthesis temperature (500−700 °C) and time (1−10 min) on the optical absorption coefficient in the infrared (2−20 μm) is investigated by...
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Gaida, T.C. (author), van Dijk, T.A.G.P. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Vermaas, Tommer (author), Mesdag, Chris (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
Natural and man-induced coastal erosion endanger life and environment in coastal areas worldwide. For sedimentary barrier coasts, beach and underwater nourishments are an efficient coastal protection strategy. To optimize nourishments and to understand their impact on the marine environment, monitoring strategies are required. In this study,...
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