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van Erp, H.R.N. (author)
We present here a Bayesian framework of risk perception. This framework encompasses plausibility judgments, decision making, and question asking. Plausibility judgments are modeled by way of Bayesian probability theory, decision making is modeled by way of a Bayesian decision theory, and relevancy judgments are modeled by way of a Bayesian...
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Wen, Y. (author)
Organic pollution of rivers by wastewater discharge from human activities negatively impacts people and ecosystems. Without treatment, pollution control relies on a combination of natural degradation and dilution by natural runoff to reduce downstream effects. To implement integrated water management for organic river quality at global scale, a...
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Ubacht, J. (author), Werker, C. (author), Ligtvoet, A. (author)
Entrepreneurs are often envisioned as small private start-up firms operating against all odds. Here, we investigate how in the context of the Triple Helix various entrepreneurs form communities and drive institutional and technological change. To theoretically shape a socialized view of entrepreneurship, we use the Triple Helix approach. Our...
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Poelman, R. (author)
This thesis is concerned with the creation of a hard- and software artifact that allows professionals to collaborate in a digitally augmented physical space, otherwise known as meditated reality or physical computing. On-premise professionals are supported with sensors and human computer interaction capabilities while freely walking around. A...
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Bucs, S.S. (author)
Global freshwater demand has significantly increased over the past century and continued growth is expected in the coming century. Since more than 97 percent of the water in the world is seawater, desalination technologies have the potential to solve the fresh water crisis. Currently, the most used desalination technology is reverse osmosis,...
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Si, F.T. (author)
The direct utilization of sunlight is a critical energy source in a sustainable future. One of the options is to convert the solar energy into electricity using thin-film silicon-based solar cells (TFSSCs). Solar cells in a triple-junction configuration have exhibited the highest energy conversion efficiencies within the thin-film silicon...
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Jäger, W.S. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author)
Stochastic descriptions and simulations of oceanographic variables are essential for coastal and marine engineering applications. In the past decade, copula-based approaches have become increasingly popular for estimating the multivariate distribution of some variables at the peak of a storm along with its duration. The modeling of the storm...
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Gallos, Lazaros K. (author), Korczynski, M.T. (author), Fefferman, Nina H. (author)
Early detection of traffic anomalies in networks increases the probability of effective intervention/mitigation actions, thereby improving the stability of system function. Centralized methods of anomaly detection are subject to inherent constraints: (1) they create a communication burden on the system, (2) they impose a delay in detection while...
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Morales Napoles, O. (author), Paprotny, D. (author), Worm, D (author), Abspoel, L (author), Courage, W (author)
In this paper two methodologies are investigated that contribute to better assessment of risks related to extreme rainfall events. Firstly, one-parameter bivariate copulas are used to analyze rain gauge data in the Netherlands. Out of three models considered, the Gumbel copula, which indicates upper tail dependence, represents the data most...
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Hu, Y. (author), Leus, G.J.T. (author)

Estimation problems in the presence of deterministic linear nuisance parameters arise in a variety of fields. To cope with those, three common methods are widely considered: (1) jointly estimating the parameters of interest and the nuisance parameters; (2) projecting out the nuisance parameters; (3) selecting a reference and then taking...

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Bhagwat, P.C. (author), Marcheselli, A. (author), Richstein, J.C. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), de Vries, L.J. (author)

We analyze the effectiveness of a forward capacity market (FCM) with long-term contracts in an electricity market in the presence of a growing share of renewable energy. An agent-based model is used for this analysis. Capacity markets can compensate for the deteriorating incentive to invest in controllable power plants when the share of...

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Grande, A.M. (author), Martin, R.P. (author), Odriozola, I (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author), Garcia Espallargas, Santiago J. (author)

The macroscopic interfacial healing behaviour in a series of urea-urethane networks as function of the hydrogen bonds and disulphides content is presented. The polymers were prepared with different crosslinking densities but with the same amount of dynamic covalent bonds (disulphide linkages). Tensile and fracture measurements were adopted to...

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Magalhaes Pereira, L.F. (author)
Extraordinary actions such as blast loadings and high velocity impact are rare, but usually have devastating effects. Thus, making critical infrastructures, such as military and governmental facilities, power-plants, dams, bridges, hospitals, etc., more resilient against these hazards is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and our...
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Venselaar, M.H. (author)
This book is about work floor experiences of professionals at work floors of housing organizations in The Netherlands in their attempts to apply supply chain partnering. I did not only choose this topic because of its academic and practical relevance. The choices I made, and the personal motivation behind those choices say a lot about what has...
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Su, Zhaoen (author), Tacla, Alexandre B. (author), Hocevar, Moïra (author), Car, Diana (author), Plissard, Sébastien R. (author), Bakkers, E.P.A.M. (author), Daley, Andrew J. (author), Pekker, David (author), Frolov, Sergey M. (author)

Chains of quantum dots coupled to superconductors are promising for the realization of the Kitaev model of a topological superconductor. While individual superconducting quantum dots have been explored, control of longer chains requires understanding of interdot coupling. Here, double quantum dots are defined by gate voltages in indium...

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de Boer, J.S. (author)

This paper is a partial review of the literature on ‘social preferences’. There are empirical findings that convincingly demonstrate the existence of social preferences, but there are also studies that indicate their fragility. So how robust are social preferences, and how exactly are they context dependent? One of the most promising insights...

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van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author)
Vegetation is a crucial part of the water and carbon cycle. Through photosynthesis carbon is assimilated for biomass production, and oxygen is released into the atmosphere. During this process, water is transpired through the stomata, and is redistributed in the plant. Transpired water is refilled by uptake of water from the root zone in the...
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Sun, Y. (author), Hein, C.M. (author), Song, Kun (author)

European, American, and Japanese debates on public housing served as models for those in modern China, and Chinese scholars and professionals, with the support of the KMT (Kuomintang), developed public housing as a sign of innovation in both societal reform and building typology. Using the under-researched case of Tianjin's public housing...

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Abbasi, A. (author), Annor, F.O. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
In this study, a framework for simulating the flow field and heat transfer processes in small shallow inland water bodies has been developed. As the dynamics and thermal structure of these water bodies are crucial in studying the quality of stored water , and in assessing the heat fluxes from their surfaces as well, the heat transfer and...
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Verkade, J.S. (author), Brown, J. D. (author), Davids, F. (author), Reggiani, P. (author), Weerts, A. H. (author)

Two statistical post-processing approaches for estimation of predictive hydrological uncertainty are compared: (i) ‘dressing’ of a deterministic forecast by adding a single, combined estimate of both hydrological and meteorological uncertainty and (ii) ‘dressing’ of an ensemble streamflow forecast by adding an estimate of hydrological...

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