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Broxterman, Stefan (author)
Topology optimization is a strong approach for generating optimal designs which cannot be obtained using conventional optimization methods. Improving structural characteristics by changing the internal topology of a design domain has been fascinating scientists and engineers for years. Topology optimization can be described as a distribution of...
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Nuñez Araya, Pamela (author)
Traditionally, research in supply management has focused on the linear relationship between buyer and supplier (e.g. Chan & Chan, 2004; Hokey, 1994; Rezaei & Ortt, 2012; Sheth & Sharma, 1997) and on the technical issues faced in Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Fisher, 1997). However, as (Kim et al., 2011) and (Bellamy & Basole,...
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Rozas Rojas, Carlos (author)
A low-lying country as The Netherland is prone to coastal flooding, and its risk may be enhanced by global-warming induced climate change. Sea level rise has been historically considered as the key factor in coastal retreat, but waves also play an important erosive role along the coast, which can also be affected by the changing climate. During...
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Dicholkar, Antariksh (author)
Material bend-twist coupling has been widely studied in the research community as
a passive control mechanism for a wind turbine. However, there is a lack of research
in incorporating it in the rotor design process, with little research being conducted
for its application to small wind turbines. The present study focuses on this...
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Evers, Jeremy (author)
Since the expiration of the FDM printing patent by Stratasys in 2009, Fused Deposition Modeling(FDM) printing has taken a large step towards accessible consumer 3D printing. Also, more knowledge is sought in the process of FDM printing and optimizing quality as the layer by layer deposition inevitable results in poor surface quality. This study...
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van Zon, Nout (author)
Industry is proposing touch-based solutions to modernize the flight management system, a necessary step to cope with increasing demands on lateral navigation as airspace congestion grows. However, research evaluating touchscreen effectiveness for navigation tasks on the flight deck is lacking. The SIMONA Research Simulator was used, with 12...
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Kadarman, Randy (author)
This graduation thesis is about finding a meaningful application for the emerging technology of 3D food printing within the cultural context of urban Japan. The method was based on Verganti’s Design driven innovation to (re)define the meaning of the product. The analysis phase deconstructed the product into its physical capabilities and its...
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Visser, Sietske (author)
Humans wear helmets to protect the head from impact. However, covering part of the body influences the thermal balance due to restricting the heat loss capacity. This is especially the case for the head due of the lack of vasoconstriction response in the head’s skin. This project focussed on improving thermal comfort and perception when wearing...
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Cheng, Shen Kao (author)
Mobile ticketing solutions are proposed as an alternative to the OV-chipkaart in a vision created by the Nationaal Openbaar Vervoer Beraad (NOVB), a council consisting of public transport companies, local governments and consumer organisations. By taking a user-centred approach, a design vision was developed for mobile ticketing in Dutch public...
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Huskens, Cheron (author)
The graduation project, “East vs. West: Influence of Visual Cues of Packaging on Perceived Product Quality of Mayonnaise”, focuses on food product packaging, how they may be perceived differently across cultures and how they can be tailored to better suit specific cultures if necessary. The project looks into what aspects of food packaging makes...
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Dawdy, Gray (author)
The arrival streaming technologies has changed the way people interact with and bring their music. Similar technological shifts in the automotive industry are poised to heavily change the driving experience. Bang & Olufsen, the Danish high-end audio manufacturer, wants to investigate these changing experiences in order to discover an...
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Poolmans, Killian (author)
In this thesis, research is conducted regarding the design of various platforms and systems dealing with trust. Four Principles of Trust are extracted from this research. A way of increasing trust within diverse societies was designed based on these four principles. This design is the Familiar Stranger system. This system provides civilians the...
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Zhu, Yunze (author)
As coastal wetland ecosystems, thriving at the interface between land and water,
mangroves can benefit us in lots of ways: providing food and timber, purifying water and sequestrating carbon, protecting coastal area through wave attenuation and coastal stabilization. Regarding the protection of coastal area, mangroves damp the flow in short...
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Go, Eunyoung (author)
Food waste is the fastest growing issue of our time. Countries in the EU discard an estimated 89 million tons of food every year. Worse, the food waste will increase to about 126 million tons in 2020 if we do not take action (European Union Committee, 2014). Moreover, most countries are burying food waste in the landfills. This manner of...
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Kasti, Eirini (author)
Financial pressures in the airline industry, such as increased fuel prices, competitive environment and the extensive use of new technologies, have forced KLM to change its strategy in order to achieve a vital market differentiation. The new strategy introduces a user-centred mindset in developing new innovative products and services. In other...
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Granero Moneva, Nacho (author)
Airbus Friedrichshafen is working on the development of a milliNewton HEMPT (High Efficiency
Multistage Plasma Thruster): an electrostatic thruster concept suitable for small satellite
propulsion. An engineering model, the mN-μHEMPT, has been built and tested in vacuum,
generating thrust levels in the range of 1 to 5 mN. Although the...
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Duran Ventas, Javier (author)
Solar sailing is an innovative space propulsion system based solely on the exchange of momentum between a reflective surface and the photons radiated as light from the Sun. It is completely propellant-free, so the maximum propulsion time is only limited by the lifetime of the sail. But not only does solar sailing provide unlimited propulsion, it...
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Breure, Wik (author)
This thesis report presents a concept methodology to quantify the energy release associated with strain bursting in underground excavations based on the size of the failed zone and the elastic strain energy stored in the rock mass prior to failure. A strain burst implies potential harm to people and machinery and may lead to economic loss. An...
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Aldy Gustinara Darwili, Aldy (author)
Italy’s economic crisis – arguably – poses the greatest challenge to the future of European economic and monetary integration, not just because of the relative size of the Italian economy or because Italy has been a founding member of the European Union and its forerunner. A more important reason is the country’s pre-crisis economic stagnation...
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Kamalraj, Balaji RENGARAJ (author)
Bainitic steels have a right combination of strength and toughness when compared to that of martensitic and pearlitic steels. For the same reason, it is becoming a popular kind of steel among the automobile industry. It is important to study the bainite transformations to have an explicit knowledge about the same and to design bainitic steels...
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