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Stikkers, Cathelijne (author)
The cultivation of palm oil has many adverse social and environmental impacts. The high level of biodiversity that is native to areas where palm oil plantations occur is at risk. Various measures are taken, such as the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The RSPO certification is a sector governance measure that indicates which management...
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Lupi, Francesco (author)
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a European mission for the detection of gravitational waves in space set to be launched in 2034. The mission will see the deployment of 3 spacecraft in heliocentric orbit keeping a triangular formation with side length of 2.5 million km. Laser beams are exchanged between the spacecraft by means of...
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Rusman, Patrick (author)
The growing call for public participation in the context of the energy transition has been accompanied by an upswing in the number of studies evaluating participatory practices. While this is essentially a positive, and even necessary, development in our understanding of what makes good public participation, the practical usability of the...
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Kalff, Helianne (author)
Defects that occur on train sets have to be repaired in a repair location and this has consequences on the transportation network. This paper proposes a decision support model that is developed for optimising the decisions of when and where to repair that defect train set. In practice, there is no clear overview of the effects of such decisions...
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de Jonge, Michael (author)
Merging is one of the most demanding tasks for a truck driver due to the size, weight and limited visual clearance of a truck. Automating the merging procedure can be the solution for a considerable number of accidents by removing the human factor. People have accepted the risk they are in when driving or being driven but acceptance of automated...
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Koffeman, Jeroen (author)
Hospitals are under an increased financial pressure, due to a significant growth in demand for healthcare, that is caused by an aging population. The operating rooms account for the largest costs of a hospital, and thus require a cost-efficient management. However, scheduling the operating rooms is a complex task that involves the estimation of...
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Papasimakis, Konstantinos (author)
''Post mortem Dystopias'' focuses on the post human condition in the periphery of the City, following the growing trends of automation. In this project, dystopia is understood as subjective term defined every time by place, time, subject and its conditions. It concerns a non linear narration of a possible future history of Chitila, Bucharest,...
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de Vries, Maarten (author)
Pose estimation through fusion of GNSS with secondary sensors has long been an established field. With the developments surrounding autonomous navigation over the past decade this topic has gained extra importance. In the current literature GNSS based pose and localisation is often improved through fusion with either a IMU}or VS with the goal of...
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Liao, Eliz (author)
Gas extraction has caused increased seismic activity in the area of Groningen, bringing about considerable damage to houses. The houses are generally old masonry houses with flexible timber diaphragms. It is of importance to assess the response of these houses in order to apply proper retrofit measures. There has been substantial research on...
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Vogel, Tim (author)
In biological cells, information from the external environment of the cell is used to make survival related decisions. For these decisions, it is important that signals are accurately transduced from the outside to the inside of the cell. In \textit{Dictyostelium discoideum}, two opposing mechanisms using G-protein coupled receptors are used for...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Baak, Bram (author)
The construction sector showed almost no fundamental change in the past 50 years, where other industries reaped the benefits of standardisation and digitalisation. Until recently innovation development was no issue for engineering firms active in this construction sector. At the moment however, they are progressing towards higher degrees of...
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van der Does de Willebois, Jeroen (author)
The canals of Amsterdam represent a draw for tourists and add to the value of real estate along the canals. More than 40 percent of Amsterdam tourists take a trip through the canals, accounting for more than 3 million canal travelers annually. Therefore, the tour boat sector is crucial for tourism in Amsterdam.
Many of the quay walls on...
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Kuipers, Steven (author)
Bio-inspired underwater vehicles are highly researched as a means for low-invasive monitoring. As a result, the performance of these vehicles has improved greatly. Research has thus far been directed towards the performances of the swimming motion. In order for the development of these bio-inspired underwater vehicles to continue, the increased...
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van Hofslot, Boris (author)
This research considers using center of mass (CoM) height variation as an input for balance control on a humanoid robot. Traditional balance strategies for humanoid robots are taking a step, control of the center of pressure (CoP) location, a result of the ‘ankle strategy’, and changing the angular momentum about the CoM, for example by a ‘hip...
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Freriks, Mirte (author)
Future consumer products, medical devices and manufacturing processes can benefit from systems with a high number and a high density of individually controlled actuators that are flexible and use little energy, materials and space. These systems with a high count and high density of actuators can be addressed as distributed actuation systems. In...
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Rikeros Orozco, Daniel (author)
There are several methods to perform fatigue assessment as described by the Eurocode 3 and the International Institute of Welding (IIW). The codes establish the relation between stress ranges and their respective number of cycles until failure of the detail. This method is called S-N curves, however this is based mainly on nominal stresses. A...
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Schilder, Rudi (author)
To aid in the continued effort of making unmanned flight safer, this paper presents the experimenting effort towards determining aerodynamic forces on a off-the-shelf quad-rotor under compromised circumstances. For the first time an Incremented Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion controller is used for compromised flight in wind tunnel conditions. For...
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van Aken, Margot (author)
We have tried to create a bin-packing algorithm that assigns items from a customer-order to totes such that the amount of totes is minimized. Analyzing the bin-packing algorithm that was used before this thesis had been written, taught us that xxx.xx% of the customer-orders was packed non optimal. In this thesis four algorithms are applied to...
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Mateescu, Vlad (author)
Compressive failure mechanisms of fiber reinforced polymers represent a significant challenge when accurately modeling common industrial problems. This thesis aims to deliver a physically representative computational framework capable of simulating Open Hole Compression. A novel approach, the Floating Node Method is adopted for modeling...
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Ntailianas, Nondas (author)
This report includes all the research conducted during the last phase of the Master of Science Building Engineering within the faculty of Civil Engineering. The main aim is to form a strategy for designing demountable unitized curtain walls; one that could actually be used in practice by future engineers and architects. This is why this...
master thesis 2019
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