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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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Thedens, P. (author), De Oliveira Andrade, G.L. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
We present a multidisciplinary design optimization method for the profile and structural reinforcement layout of a ram‐air kite rib. The aim is to minimize the structural elastic energy and to maximize the traction power of a ram‐air kite used for airborne wind energy generation. Because of the large deformations occurring during flight, a fluid...
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Loukis, Euripidis (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Mintchev, Ianislav (author)
Software as a Service (SaaS) is increasingly used by firms for sourcing business application software. SaaS can enable a cost reduction and quality improvement of existing operations and provide rapid and low-cost innovation. However, decision makers are unclear about how they can benefit from SaaS. This study contributes to filling this...
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Acanski, M. (author)
Driven by constant advances and cost reductions in photovoltaic (PV) technology,
together with incentive government policies toward cleaner environment, the PV energy became one of the fastest growing market in the world. In many countries the amount of installed PV power is increasing at an exponential rate, in all sectors from large...
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Sabetghadam Esfahani, A. (author)
Membrane separation is an energy efficient technology with a small physical footprint in which the membrane is the core of process. Membranes need to be further developed to be specifically applied in the field of gas separation. The most challenging target in designing membranes is to improve the permeation and selectivity, simultaneously. This...
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de Klerk, N.J.J. (author)
Batteries have found widespread use, especially in mobile devices. With the inevitable energy transition the demand for batteries will rise further. Batteries for large-scale storage, transport applications and mobile devices all have different demands, requiring the development of a range of battery types for the storage of electrical energy....
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Zhao, Xuanyu (author), Bolognin, M. (author), Donfang, Lian (author), Rohe, A. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author)
This paper describes the development and application of inflow and outflow boundary conditions (BCs) for the material point method (MPM) in order to simulate fluid flow problems. This corresponds to velocity and pressure controlled BCs. Due to the coupled Lagrangian and Eulerian description of the fluid motion in MPM it is necessary to add and...
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Xu, S. (author), Tabakovic, A. (author), Liu, X. (author), Palin, D. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
It has been demonstrated that calcium alginate capsules can be used as an asphalt healing system by pre-placing rejuvenator (healing agent) into the asphalt mix and releasing the rejuvenator on demand (upon cracking). This healing mechanism relies on the properties of capsules which are determined by the capsule preparation process. In this...
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Sharei Amarghan, H. (author)
Endovascular interventions include a variety of techniques, chiefly involving guidewires and catheters, that give access to the vascular system through small incisions. It is imperative to reach the place of interest quickly and safely. By considering the fact that the composition of guidewires and catheters differ (e.g., in material, diameter,...
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The Kenyan government has made significant advances in water resources management at the local authority (county) level with little or no cooperation at the drainage basin level. Research on critical determinants of cooperation amongst transboundary water negotiation teams is limited. In this paper, we assess whether personal attribute...
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Groenendijk, D.J. (author)
In this work, we investigate electronic and magnetic phenomena in thin films and heterostructures of transition metal oxides with strong spin–orbit coupling. Ultrathin films are prepared by pulsed laser deposition, a technique which enables layer-by-layer growth of complex materials on atomically flat crystal surfaces. The properties of these...
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Filatova, O.G. (author)
Human brain consists of grey and white matter. Grey matter largely forms the
outer layer of the brain, and is responsible for decision making and functioning
of the human body. Complementary, the white matter (WM) contains the
communication pathways between the grey matter areas. Diffusion-weighted
magnetic resonance imaging ...
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Isufi, E. (author)
The necessity to process signals living in non-Euclidean domains, such as signals defined on the top of a graph, has led to the extension of signal processing techniques to the graph setting. Among different approaches, graph signal processing distinguishes itself by providing a Fourier analysis of these signals. Analogously to the Fourier...
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Lin, X. (author)
This thesis provides tools for decision support systems for perishable goods logistics. It also provides an approach for enterprises to estimate the benefit of adopting the proposed logistic systems. Perishable products are produced, transported, and consumed all over the world. Thanks to perishable goods supply chains, we can enjoy safe, fresh,...
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Liu, P. (author)
Solid State Lighting (SSL) develops towards small size, high lumen output, high working temperature, and multi-functional applications. These trends are more desirable in miniaturized LED applications such as retrofit G4 LED devices. Retrofit G4 LEDs were chosen in this work as a technical carrier due to the miniaturized size challenge and high...
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van Gemert, J.H.F. (author)
This dissertation describes how to design dielectric pads that can be used to increase image quality in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and how to accelerate image reconstruction times using a preconditioner.

Image quality is limited by the signal to noise ratio of a scan. This ratio is increased for higher static magnetic field strengths...
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Hummel, Jan (author), Göhlich, Dietmar (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
We have developed a tow test setup for the reproducible measurement of the dynamic properties of different types of tethered membrane wings. The test procedure is based on repeatable automated maneuvers with the entire kite system under realistic conditions. By measuring line forces and line angles, we determine the aerodynamic coefficients and...
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Li, J. (author)
With the growth of global population, the big cities become increasingly crowded. It is not rare to see large crowds in public transportations and events with masses of visitors, such as music festivals and football matches. The question “How to deal with crowds” is receiving attention, both from academia and practical crowd management.
This...
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