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Besinovic, Nikola (author)
Mainline railways in Europe are experiencing increasing use as the worldwide demand for passenger and freight transport is growing across all transport modes. At the same time, much of the existing railway network is reaching its capacity and has become susceptible to disturbances. This thesis creates, optimizes, and evaluates railway timetables...
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Bos, R. (author)
Wind turbines are the largest rotating machines on the planet, operating in some of the most remote and hostile areas. During a lifespan of several decades, they have to withstand storms, waves, and gusts (and preferably produce electricity in the process). Yet, designers cannot make them too strong. Every additional kilogram of mass has to be...
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Mahdizadeh Hakak, A. (author)
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Vermij, E.P. (author)
The performance of supercomputers is not growing anymore at the rate it once used to. Several years ago a break with historical trends appeared. First the break appeared at the lower end of worldwide supercomputer installations, but now it affects a significant number of systems with average performance. Power consumption is becoming the most...
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Nienhuis, J. (author)
The different phases in the life of archaeological objects can be described by artefact biography. This dissertation defines an updated version: artefact biography 2.0, and the life phases of Early Iron Age bronze studs from Oss-Zevenbergen, the Netherlands, are elaborated. Throughout the thesis, the research revolves around information value....
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Poznic, M. (author)
How can one learn about particular phenomena by using models? This is the central question of the present book. One brief answer is that one can learn about phenomena by using models if these models represent the phenomena. A longer answer will be presented in the individual chapters. Answering this question involves not only (partially)...
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Sedighi, M. (author)
Knowledge sharing is an organisational process that is essential to create and maintain sustained
competitive advantage by organisations to react quickly to changing external circumstances.
Participation of employees is a major challenge to facilitate knowledge sharing within
organisations. Knowledge exchange channels have been...
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Boeije, M.F.J. (author)
In this thesis, the boundary conditions for the development of giant magnetocaloric materials
are investigated. The magnetocaloric effect is found in magnetic materials, when
they are subjected to an external magnetic field. This leads to abrupt magnetization
changes that cause a temperature change in the material. Materials based on...
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Willems, C.J.L. (author), Maghami Nick, Hamidreza M. (author), Bruhn, D.F. (author)
This paper evaluates the impact of reduction of doublet well spacing, below the current West Netherlands Basin standard of 1000 to 1500 m, on the Net Present Value (NPV) and the life time of fluvial Hot Sedimentary Aquifer (HSA) doublets. First, a sensitivity analysis is used to show the possible advantage of such reduction on the NPV. The...
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Sebastian, A.G. (author), Dupuits, E.J.C. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author)
In recent years significant emphasis has been placed on quantifying coastal flood hazards in the U.S. using high resolution 2-D hydrodynamic and nearshore wave models. However, these studies are computationally expensive and often neglect to consider the flooding that arises from the combined hazards of precipitation and storm surge in coastal...
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Biljecki, F. (author), Ledoux, H. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
Elevation datasets (e.g. point clouds) are an essential but often unavailable ingredient for the construction of 3D city models. We investigate in this paper to what extent can 3D city models be generated solely from 2D data without elevation measurements. We show that it is possible to predict the height of buildings from 2D data (their...
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Molin, E.J.E. (author), Cats, O. (author), Chorus, C.G. (author)

The risk of being involved in an airplane accident is largely ignored in air passengers’ choice models. The reason presumably is that it is hard to operationalize, because objective safety indicators often involve extremely low probabilities that are hard to grasp and interpret by passengers. In this paper, we propose an operationalization...

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Sánchez-Arriaga, Gonzalo (author), García-Villalba, Manuel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
A mathematical model of a kite connected to the ground by two straight tethers of varying lengths is presented and used to study the traction force generated by kites flying in cross-wind conditions. The equations of motion are obtained by using a Lagrangian formulation, which yields a low-order system of ordinary differential equations free of...
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Zhu, Jianing (author), Luo, Haiwen (author), Yang, Zhigang (author), Zhang, Chi (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), Chen, H. (author)

Kinetics of the austenite (γ) to ferrite (α) transformation and the reverse ferrite (α) to austenite (γ) transformation in a series of Fe-X (X = Ni, Mn and Co) binary alloys has been experimentally and theoretically investigated. A transition from partitioning to partitionless transformation has been predicted to occur during both the γ→α and...

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Diegelmann, Felix (author), Hickel, S. (author), Adams, Nikolaus A. (author)

We investigate a reacting shock–bubble interaction through three-dimensional numerical simulations with detailed chemistry. The convex shape of the bubble focuses the shock and generates regions of high pressure and temperature, which are sufficient to ignite the diluted stoichiometric H2−O2 gas mixture inside the bubble...

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Pandey, Mahesh D. (author), van der Weide, J.A.M. (author)

In the life-cycle cost analysis of a structure, the total cost of damage caused by external hazards like earthquakes, wind storms and flood is an important but highly uncertain component. In the literature, the expected damage cost is typically analyzed under the assumption of either the homogeneous Poisson process or the renewal process in...

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Snelder, M. (author), Wesseling, B. (author), van Arem, B. (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)

When infrastructures projects are evaluated, it is not only important to evaluate them with models that represent the average daily situation, but also to evaluate them in case of irregular situations like incidents. This becomes especially relevant when various project alternatives are expected to show significantly different scores in case...

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Leitao Rodriguez, A. (author)
Monte Carlo methods are highly appreciated and intensively employed in computational finance in the context of financial derivatives valuation or risk management. The method offers valuable advantages like flexibility, easy interpretation and straightforward implementation. Furthermore, the dimensionality of the financial problem can be...
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Peters, D.J. (author)
Revetment systems prevent erosion of dikes. The systems need to be stable under wave attack. The size and the weight of revetment elements is the main contribution to their stability. Pattern-placed revetments consist of relatively small blocks or column-shaped natural stones or concrete elements, placed in a regular grid. The pattern creates a...
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Voorendt, M.Z. (author)
Multifunctional flood defences are structures that primarily protect land from being covered by water and simultaneously serve other purposes. The present dissertation focuses on the combination of flood protection with functions that are fulfilled by means of buildings and objects, with a high degree of structural integration. This can...
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