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Voulis, N. (author)
This thesis demonstrates that heterogeneous spatio-temporal demand profiles are required for a realistic representation of urban energy systems. This is needed to prepare them for the energy transition. Therefore, existing and future urban energy system models should be expanded with more detailed spatio-temporal local demand data that account...
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Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Irisarri, François Xavier (author), Groenendijk, Chris (author), Růžek, Roman (author)
Composite materials are finding increasing application, for example in commercial aircraft. Traditionally fiber angles are restricted to 0°,±45° and 90°. The current work exploits the possibility of using multiple ’non-conventional’ laminates where either fiber steering (‘variable stiffness’), ply drops (‘variable thickness’), or a...
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Li, Y. (author)
Safety management systems (SMSs) have gained importance since the 1970s and changed focus from individual management activities to more systematic frameworks. The methods, techniques and tools used in them also became more and more sophisticated. However, from the perspectives of the researcher, company, auditor, government and (safety...
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Cusini, M. (author)
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Nazarian, G. (author)
Microprocessors are used in an expanding range of applications from small embedded system devices to supercomputers and mainframes. Moreover, embedded microprocessor based systems became essential in modern societies. Depending on the application domain, embedded systems have to satisfy different constraints. The major challenges today are cost,...
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Labans, E. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The ability to steer carbon fibre tapes, varying the tow angle, can widen the designs possibilities of cylindrical shells that are one of the main components of aerospace structures. This research presents experimental and numerical investigation of two carbon fibre reinforced plastic cylindrical shells – a cylinder with conventional layup made...
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Venkatesan, P. (author)
Rare earth elements (REEs), along with other metals, will play a pivotal role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Primary mining of REEs consists of multiple steps, is energy intensive and has an adverse environmental impact. Thus, the current scenario of “use and throw” of REEs after a single use in a product is untenable....
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Kuiper, R.J. (author)
Remotely controlled subsea vehicles are frequently used for oil and gas applications. A potential future application requiring remote controlled vehicles is deep-sea mining. At the envisioned water depths beyond 1500m, rare minerals are accessible without deep excavation. However, the extreme hyperbaric conditions (i.e. high pressure), limited...
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Vogel, W. (author)
The work presented in this thesis will open a pathway towards the design of crosslinkable hyperbranched poly(aryetherketone)s (HBPAEKs). In addition to addressing the chemistry, crosslinking characteristics and (thermo)mechanical properties we will demonstrate that crosslinked HBPAEKs are excellent candidates for membrane-based gas separation...
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Agliata, R. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author), Greco, Roberto (author), Minardo, Aldo (author), Mollo, Luigi (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
Undesired presence of water in historical masonries has a negative effect on the walls and causes deterioration of decorative works covering the walls, such as frescoes and valuable plasters. To prevent this, non-invasive moisture measurements are needed that avoid damage during masonry inspection caused by sample taking or probe insertion....
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Kaller, Thomas (author), Pasquariello, Vito (author), Hickel, S. (author), Adams, Nikolaus A. (author)
and an average Nusselt number of Nuxz = 371. The geometry and boundary conditions follow an experimental reference case and good agreement...
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Esposito, R. (author), Messali, F. (author), Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
The exploitation of geo-resources in the northern part of the Netherlands (Groningen region) is triggering shallow earthquakes, rising the need of assessing the current building stock. Being the region not prone to tectonic earthquakes, buildings are designed as wind-resistant systems and have specific characteristics that can limit their...
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Rajpal, D. (author), Gillebaart, E. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
Including a gust analysis in an optimization framework is computationally expensive as the critical load cases are not known a priori and hence a large number of points within the flight envelope have to be analyzed. Model order reduction techniques can provide significant improvement in computational efficiency of an aeroelastic analysis. In...
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van Dam, S.B. (author)
Quantum mechanics differs deeply from classical intuition and knowledge, sparking fundamental questions and radically new technology. Generating large entangled states between distant nodes of a quantum network will advance both domains. The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre in diamond is a promising building block for such a network.
However,...
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van Manen, J. (author), Grewe, V. (author)
Aviation contributes significantly to anthropogenic climate change, and one promising possibility for mitigation is eco-efficient flight planning by avoiding climate sensitive regions with only small changes in the aircraft trajectories. Climate sensitive regions result from strong spatial variation of the global climate impact of local non-CO2...
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Gudjonsdottir, V. (author), Infante Ferreira, C.A. (author), Goethals, Anton (author)
Compression-resorption heat pumps (CRHP) utilizing wet compression are a very promising option to upgrade waste heat from industry. CRHPs have the potential to have higher coefficient of performance (COP) than the traditionally used vapour-compression heat pumps (VCHP). However, commercial solutions utilizing wet compression are not available...
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Zhang, Chunyan (author), Liu, B. (author), Yu, Baoxing (author), Lu, Xiaopeng (author), Wei, Yong (author), Zhang, Tao (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author), Wang, Fuhui (author)
Surface pretreatment is generally applied before application of protective coatings on Mg alloys, which influences surface microstructure and electrochemical activity of the substrate and has an effect on the coating properties. The effect of various pretreatment processes (sand-blasting, grinding and polishing) on the microstructure and...
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van der Vlugt, R. (author), Bley, A.C. (author), Noom, Michael (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
The traction force of a kite can be used to drive a cyclic motion for extracting wind energy from the atmosphere. This paper presents a novel quasi-steady modelling framework for predicting the power generated over a full pumping cycle. The cycle is divided into traction, retraction and transition phases, each described by an individual set...
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Lu, X. (author), Ridha, M. (author), Chen, B. Y. (author), Tan, V. B.C. (author), Tay, T. E. (author)
The cohesive element (CE) has been widely used to model delamination in laminated composites. The penalty stiffness, interfacial strength and fracture toughness are three CE parameters that often determine the accuracy of the numerical analysis by finite elements (FEs). The fracture toughness may be experimentally determined through standard...
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Gangoli Rao, A. (author), van den Oudenalder, F.S.C. (author), Klein, S.A. (author)
The energy scenario is currently undergoing a rapid transition in the pursuit of increasing the share of renewable energy sources in order to reduce the global anthropogenic CO2 emission. However, since several of the renewable energy sources are intermittent in nature, like wind and solar, this intermittency gives rise to several problems in...
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