Collection: research
(41 - 60 of 102,031)

Pages

document
Scharff, R.B.N. (author)
Agriculture and horticulture depend heavily on human labor to perform tasks that are often dirty, hazardous, and highly repetitive. One reason for the lack of automation of these tasks is the absence of suitable robotic handling equipment. Rigid robotic manipulators are typically incapable of performing dexterous manipulation tasks such as...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Zamponi, R. (author)
The interaction of an airfoil with incident turbulence is an important source of aerodynamic noise in numerous applications, such as turbofan engines, cooling systems for automotive and construction industries, high-lift devices on aircraft wings, and landing gear systems. In these instances, turbulence is generally produced by elements that are...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Consorti Bussamra, B. (author)
Targeting to improve the utilization of lignocellulosic residues in the ethanol processing industry, this work aimed to test if the product inhibition of the enzymatic hydrolysis could be relieved by extractive reaction using aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS). The performance of enzymatic hydrolysis in ATPS is not well defined in literature. In...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Hanna, J.M.K. (author)
report 2021
document
Marsden, S.R. (author)
Thiamine diphosphate dependent enzymes are excellent catalysts for the asymmetric synthesis of the α-hydroxyketone (acyloin) structural motif, which is found in many pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. In chapter 2, variants of transketolase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae were screened for the conversion of aliphatic aldehydes with...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Loth, M. (author)
Humans are travelling, and they may need a toilet on the go. <br/>However, they try to avoid this toilet because they perceive it as being dirty.<br/>This research project improved the Dutch train toilet's hygiene by reducing physical, mental, and social distances between toilet, dirt, and train travellers.
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Derakhshanfar, P. (author)
Software testing is one of the essential and expensive tasks in software development. Hence, many approaches were introduced to automate different software testing tasks. Among these techniques, search-based test generation techniques have been vastly applied in real-world cases and have shown promising results. These strategies apply search...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Ferrari, F.A. (author)
The use of Lignocellulosic residues (LC) such as conventional food crop remains, for Bioenergy and Biorefinery applications is an attractive way to increase feedstock availability without the investment in additional land area. Moreover, it is noteworthy that biomolecules produced from LC, namely second generation (2G), has a potentially better...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
de Korte, E.M. (author)
We are not able to imagine life without technology. We use technology for almost every task in our daily life and also in the work setting, technology is everywhere around us. Developments in ICT have brought about many changes in work, and these changes will continue as technology evolves. <br/>In her thesis, Elsbeth de Korte explores the...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Coutino, Mario (author)
To the surprise of most of us, complexity in nature spawns from simplicity. No matter how simple a basic unit is, when many of them work together, the interactions among these units lead to complexity. This complexity is present in the spreading of diseases, where slightly different policies, or conditions,might lead to very different results;...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Pouwels-Duivenvoorden, C.W.A.E. (author)
It is a disquieting development that globally the number of casualties among vulnerable road users when interacting with motorised traffic is increasing. Although a vast and fast growing amount of research addresses cycling safety, the majority of studies address cycling in urban area. Little attention has been paid so far to cycling safety in...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Mohajeri, M. (author)
Due to the high demand of iron ore products in the steel industry, they have the largest share in dry bulk trading per year, above coal and grains. Approximately 9000 Cape-size bulk carriers with capacities up to 400 000 tonnes (DWT) transport the annual demand of iron ore to destination ports. Grabs are employed extensively to unload iron ore...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Grottoli, M. (author)
Driving simulators have been extensively used over the last decades and technological advancements have propelled their development for cars, trucks and other vehicles with four (or more) wheels. This dissertation focuses on the use of driving simulators for two wheeled vehicles and in particular on the development and evaluation of a motorcycle...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Deng, Q. (author)
Aircraft maintenance is the process of overhaul, repair, inspection, or modification of an aircraft or aircraft systems, components, and structures, to keep these in an airworthy condition. Airlines must perform regular maintenance on their fleet to keep their aircraft airworthy and, ultimately, prevent any systems or components failures during...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Coppola, M. (author)
The paradigm of swarm robotics aims to enable several independent robots to collaborate together toward collective goals. The distributed nature of a swarm, whereby each robot acts independently in accordance with its perceived environment, is expected to provide the system with a high degree of flexibility, robustness, and scalability. However,...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Tsiangou, E. (author)
Welding is a promising alternative to mechanical fastening, as currently used, to join dissimilar (i.e., thermoset- to thermoplastic-based) composite parts in modern aircraft. Thermoset composites can be indirectly welded through a thermoplastic coupling layer co-cured on the surface of the laminate that needs to be welded. One of the main...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Kuitert, L. (author)
Public bodies acting in the construction industry have to deal with major transitional issues, such as globalization and urbanization, population ageing, climate change and digitalization. Moreover, the public domain, private parties and society are becoming increasingly interdependent. As a result, safeguarding public values in the built...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Molaei, M. (author)
Successful delivery of projects is the ultimate goal of many organisations. What is observed in practice, however, is that projects do not usually follow what is recommended in literature. Moreover, the dynamic nature of projects calls for continuous adjustments regarding the required project management practices contributing to performance....
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Borsoi, F. (author)
After a century from the quantum description of nature, the scientific community has laid the basis for using nature's properties to our advantage. The quantum technology vision stems from the idea of capitalizing these principles in various sectors, such as computation and communication. However, in contrast to classical processors, encoding...
doctoral thesis 2021
document
Amini, J. (author)
Many people around the world suffer from hearing problems (In the Netherlands, around 11%of the population is considered hearing-impaired). To overcome their hearing problems, advanced technologies like hearing aid devices can be used. Hearing aids are meant to assist the hearing-impaired to improve the speech intelligibility and the quality of...
doctoral thesis 2021
Collection: research
(41 - 60 of 102,031)

Pages