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van den Berg, E.M. (author)
The anthropogenic nitrogen inputs in the environment exceed the input by natural processes and impact the global nitrogen cycle considerably . Human meddling in the N-cycle occurs mainly in agricultural ecosystems. Loss of nitrogen from the agricultural soils, other than crop harvest, can have polluting effects on other environments. The three...
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Korkakaki, E. (author)
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are compounds naturally produced by microorganisms, with many industrial applications, either as bioplastics or as precursors for production of chemicals. Until now, industrial PHA production was conducted with pure strains of bacteria fed with well-defined feedstocks, making the overall process non-economically...
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Ren, Y. (author)
The goal of this Ph.D. research is to develop imaging systems for the multiple beam scanning electron microscope (MBSEM) built in Delft University of Technology. This thesis includes two imaging systems, transmission electron (TE) imaging system, and secondary electron (SE) imaging system. The major conclusions, key results and some suggestions...
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Loeff, L. (author)
Bacteria and archaea are constantly threatened by a large array of viruses and other genetic elements. Driven by evolution, these organisms have acquired a wide arsenal of defense mechanisms that allow the host organism to fight off the invaders. Among these defense mechanisms is an adaptive and inheritable that is conveyed through Clustered...
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Taucer-Kapteijn, M. (author)
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Comans, J. (author)
Increasing automation in aviation has played a key role in the rapid development of the aviation industry in the last decades. Without any doubt, it has vastly increased safety and efficiency. Automation will continue to play an important role in the future. Consensus exists that this does not necessarily mean only increasing the level of...
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Haghighi Talab, A. (author)
Open innovation, knowledge co-creation, and research joint ven-tures, unified under the term 'inter-organizational knowledge collaboration', are discussed in various fields of innovation man-agement to ultimately shape inno-vation strategy of the organiza-tions and the innovation policy.
Several ongoing debates are crucial in the allocation...
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Awater, R.H.P. (author)
Scintillation materials convert high-energy radiation into many visible photons and, in combination with a photodetector, are used as ionizing radiation detectors. Since the discovery of ionizing radiation, there have been intensive research efforts in finding new, better performing scintillators, resulting in the development of a large variety...
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Aissa, M.H. (author)
Design optimization relies heavily on time-consuming simulations, especially when using gradient-free optimization methods. These methods require a large number of simulations in order to get a remarkable improvement over reference designs, which are nowadays based on the accumulated engineering knowledge already quite optimal.
High...
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Ma, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Mashal, AA (author), Ren, M (author)
Verification of the explicit finite element (FE) model with realistic wheel-rail profiles against the CONTACT model, which has not been sufficiently discussed, is performed by comparing the resulting shear stress, slip-adhesion area, etc., obtained from the two models. The follow-up studies using the verified FE model on the influence of the...
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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)

This paper proposes an analytical model for predicting the non-symmetric crack growth and accompanying delamination growth in FMLs. The general approach of this model applies Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, the principle of superposition, and displacement compatibility based on the understanding of deformation behaviour in eccentrically...

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Post, W. (author), Kersemans, M. (author), Solodov, I. (author), Van Den Abeele, K. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)

A comparative study is performed on the monitoring of delamination healing in CFRP-ionomer sandwich composites by non-destructive techniques and destructive compression testing. Artificial delaminations of various areal dimensions and nature were introduced during production of the composites. The extent of the delamination and the healing...

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Kwakkel, J.H. (author)

There is a growing interest in model-based decision support under deep uncertainty, reflected in a variety of approaches being put forward in the literature. A key idea shared among these is the use of models for exploratory rather than predictive purposes. Exploratory modeling aims at exploring the implications for decision making of the...

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Ouyang, X. (author), Koleva, D.A. (author), Ye, G. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)

A complete understanding of the mechanisms upon which a filler acts in a cement-based material, e.g. as a C–S–H nucleation and/or growth-inducing factor, is of high importance. Although various studies report on accelerated cement hydration in the presence of fillers, the reason behind these observations is not completely understood yet. This...

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Xie, Dongfeng (author), Pan, Cunhong (author), Wu, Xiuguang (author), Gao, Shu (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)

We investigate the morphological responses of the Hangzhou Bay, China, located immediately south of the Changjiang Estuary, to the drastic reduction of the sediment load from the Changjiang River and the large-scale coastal embankment schemes over past decades. The spatial patterns of deposition and erosion, sediment volume changes, and the...

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Romanelli, G (author), Mignone, Andrea (author), Cervone, A. (author)

Pulsed fusion propulsion might finally revolutionise manned space exploration by providing an affordable and relatively fast access to interplanetary destinations. However, such systems are still in an early development phase and one of the key areas requiring further investigations is the operation of the magnetic nozzle, the device meant to...

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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), de Vries, L.J. (author), Richstein, J.C. (author), Bhagwat, P.C. (author), Iychettira, K.K. (author), Khan, A.S.M. (author)

We present an approach to simulate climate and energy policy for the EU, using a flexible and modular agent-based modelling approach and a toolbox, called the Energy Modelling Laboratory (EMLab). The paper shortly reviews core challenges and approaches for modelling climate and energy policy in light of the energy transition. Afterwards, we...

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Monecke, Katrin (author), Meilianda, Ella (author), Walstra, D.J.R. (author), Hill, Emma M. (author), McAdoo, Brian G. (author), Qiu, Qiang (author), Storms, J.E.A. (author), Masputri, Aisha Sri (author), Mayasari, Cut Deasy (author), Nasir, Muhammad (author), Riandi, Indra (author), Setiawan, Agus (author), Templeton, Caroline K. (author)

We model postseismic changes to the shoreline of West Aceh, Indonesia, a region largely affected by the December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and ensuing Indian Ocean tsunami, using a cross-shore morphodynamic model. Subsidence of 0.5–1.0 m and tsunami scouring during the 2004 event caused the complete destruction of the beach and the...

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Smit, H. (author), Muche, Rahel (author), Ahlers, Rhodante (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)

To understand why soil erosion is persistent despite three decades of massive investments in soil conservation, this paper explores how drainage and soil conservation change a hill slope in the Choke Mountains. By paying close attention to the practices that reshape the hill, we account for the active roles of people and material flows in...

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