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Limburg, Hans (author)
Plastic pollution in the marine environment is an increasing problem with severe impacts on ecosystems and economies around the globe. The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) Foundation develops a floating barrier able to intercept, concentrate and extract plastic from the marine environment. TOC has conducted several experiments and numerical studies to...
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Huijts, Melchior (author)
NOx emissions cause harm to the human body, the world around us and our atmosphere, both directly and indirectly. Flameless combustion is a combustion regime that has the potential to reduce these emissions by more than 95%. Operation in this regime is possible when lowering the availability of oxygen and lowering the combustion temperature in...
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Tuttobene, Luigi (author)
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Quinn, Marshall (author)
This thesis investigated if Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), a 3D printing technique, could be used in a simulated on-orbit environment. A modified FFF printer was exposed to a vacuum environment and fabricated a variety of components from polycarbonate filament. The printer and its subsystems were evaluated for functionality in the vacuum...
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Vreeswijk, Jorien (author)
Currently, Tata Steel IJmuiden is developing a new ironmaking process, called HIsarna. This technique will result in a significant reduction of carbon emissions, allow for more flexible input requirements for materials, and lead to a reduction of processing costs as well. In 2010, Tata Steel IJmuiden built a pilot plant to test and develop the...
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Broer, Agnes (author)
Fatigue life prediction models, used in the design and analysis of cyclic loaded structures, often require experimental data in order to interpolate or extrapolate fatigue behaviour to different loading conditions. Due to scatter in fatigue life data, as well as model input requirements of several S-N curves, large numbers of experimental tests...
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Van Hauwermeiren, Amber (author)
Clear ice formation on aircraft is a large economic and safety problem. The phenomenon, also known as ‘freezing rain’, usually occurs when subcooled rain droplets impact the aircraft while it descends from high altitude to prepare for landing. It can quickly increase the aerodynamic drag by up to 80% and reduce the lift force by 50%. Inefficient...
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Regueiro Cueva, Juan (author)
Range extended electric vehicles (REEV) are being considered as a possible solution for the electrification of passenger vehicles. The application of a recuperated gas turbine (GT) for REEVs shows potential in terms of power-to-weight ratio, emissions and cost. The recuperator plays a major role in achieving target efficiency, while being a main...
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Wong, Felix (author)
The Hyperloop is a newly proposed transportation method which caters to the rising demand of high-speed transportation, while adhering to stringent emission requirements. This system comprises pods that are propelled through a partially evacuated tube at velocities of 300 m/s. The low-pressure environment paired with high-subsonic Mach numbers...
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Pater, Maarten (author)
This thesis represents the result of a graduation project for the master programme Strategic Project Design of Delft University of Technology, carried out in collaboration with INNOPAY. The approach that is used to successfully complete the graduation project, is based on the Double Diamond model. According to the conducted iterative design...
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Bastiaanssen, Reinier (author)
How does a micro SME communicate their way of working and experience to new team members?
Every person at the company has about 20 years of experience in various companies. This does not only reflect in each person’s way of working, but also in the language and tools they use. These small differences accumulate into a range of different ways...
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van Ekeren, Wessel (author)
Within the photovoltaic industry, a lot of research is done in order to minimize losses which are created during the conversion of solar light to electrical energy. In a crystalline silicon solar cell light has to pass through several layers before it enters the silicon wafer where the electron-hole pairs are generated. As one can imagine, if...
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Garretsen, Astrid (author)
Neutron capture therapy (NCT) is a binary form of radiotherapy that utilizes the high cross section of some nonradioactive elements, in particular boron-10 and gadolinium-157, for thermal neutron capture. The energetic charged particles (electrons and alpha particles) released in the capture reaction cause a high localized deposition. For almost...
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Coonen, Bart (author)
Direction-Of-Arrival (DOA) estimation of acoustic signals is of great interest in various applications including battlefield acoustic and noise localization. Acoustic sensors are employed in an array configuration to estimate DOAs based on the time differences of arrival DOAs. However, the acoustic sensors in the network have all their own Data...
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Kalamboukis, Vangelis (author)
The relation between graph theory and max-plus algebra has been well studied since the inception of max-plus algebra. It has been shown that any square matrix over the maxplus semiring can be represented as a weighted directed graph. Furthermore, properties of these matrices, such as irreducibility and its (unique) eigenvalue, can be determined...
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Dries, Tim (author)

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a condition of the spine, often characterized by a three- dimensional spinal deformity. Treatment usually involves interventions like exercise, bracing, or if necessary, surgery. Often bracing is prescribed to stop curve progression so that surgery can be avoided. Traditional scoliosis braces are...
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Leemans, Joost (author)
Compliant shell mechanisms utilize spatially curved thin-walled structures to transfer or transmit force, motion or energy through elastic deformation. To design with spatial mechanisms designers need non-linear characterization methods. This work introduces a comprehensive non-linear characterization method and framework which is experimentally...
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Vos, Jacco (author)
Haptic shared control (HSC) is a method to combine the abilities of humans and machines, in which human and automation jointly exert forces on an input device. According to human-centered design, the underlying controller for HSC should closely resemble human behavior. This paper aims to continuously adapt HSC based on an online identified...
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Claassen, Eva (author)
The Ampelmann system offers a safe and reliable solution for offshore access. As safety is a key factor, an extensive safety and warning management system is employed which accommodates for different fault types that may occur. Accommodation of sensor failure in the Ampelmann system is currently done through switching to a redundant component....
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Saredi, Edoardo (author)
Car industry and motorsport development nowadays strongly rely on wind tunnel testing. As the literature survey shows, in order to fully understand the characteristics of the flow around a car, large-scale and volumetric flow field measurements are required. For its features, PIV can be pointed as a useful technique for automotive wind tunnels....
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