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Ploussard, Q. (author)
The aim of Transmission Expansion Planning (TEP) studies is to decide which, where, and when new grid elements should be built in order to minimize the total system cost. The lumpiness of the investment decisions, together with the large size of the problem, make the problem very hard to solve. Consequently, methods should be put in place to...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Eid, C. (author)
The European policy focus on smart grids implies their development as an indispensable part of the future power system. However, the definition of a smart grid is broad and vague, and the actual implementation of a smart grid can differ significantly depending on the stakeholders involved. Smart electricity grids can be defined as electricity...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Bhagwat, P.C. (author)
The push for clean energy has caused a rapid growth of renewables in the electricity supply mix of the EU. Although one would assume that the impact of these technologies is entirely positive, recent research and experience indicate that there is reason for concern namely regarding the security of supply. In this context, the concern is how...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Plooij, M.C. (author)
Since the industrial revolution, machines have taken over many tasks from humans, increasing labor productivity and prosperity. In the 20th century, the introduction of robots created a second wave of automation, increasing the labor productivity even further. In order to create a third wave of automation, it is necessary to develop a new...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Elias Maxil, J.A. (author)
This text presents an approach to assess the energy content (flow and temperature) at any point of the sewer system based on the coupling of a stochastic model to predict drinking water demand from households and a model to estimate the temperature distribution in the sewer network. An application example is given where the developed tool is...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Chandrasekar, K. (author)
Embedded systems have become an integral part of our life in the last few years in multifarious ways, be it in mobile phones, portable audio players, smart watches or even cars. Most embedded systems fall under the category of consumer electronics, such as televisions, mobile devices, and wearable electronics. With several players competing in...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Hasselaar, B.L.H. (author)
In what way would a façade be able to create a comfortable indoor office environment using only the indoor and outdoor environment as its energy sources? The low (average) outdoor temperatures in The Netherlands suggest that the outdoor climate is cold enough to cool the indoor climate through ventilation with fresh outdoor air without resorting...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly energy-efficient housing concepts, particularly that of...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Roggema, R.E. (author)
Adaptation to climate change is seen as relatively unpredictable and wicked problem. The design of spatial plans for such a problem requires a spatial planning methodology or approach, which is able to include dynamism and flexibility. The current planning practice does not apply these kinds of approaches. Therefore the Swarm Planning...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Strydis, C. (author)
HEALTHCARE in the 21st century is changing rapidly. In advanced countries, in particular, healthcare is moving from a public to a more personalized nature. However, the costs of healthcare worldwide are increasing every year. Better use of technology can and should be used to get control of these costs. At the same time, implants have clearly...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Lattemann, S. (author)
Seawater desalination is a rapidly growing coastal-based industry. The combined production capacity of all seawater desalination plants worldwide has increased by 30% over the last two years: from 28 million cubic meters per day in 2007—which is the equivalent of the average discharge of the River Seine at Paris—to more than 36 million cubic...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Bos, F.P. (author)
This dissertation proposes the Integrated Approach to Structural Glass Safety, based on four clearly defined element safety properties, damage sensitivity, relative resistance, redundancy, and fracture mode. The Element Safety Diagram (ESD) is introduced to provide an easy-to-read graphical representation of these properties. The safety...
doctoral thesis 2009
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De Jong, H.M. (author)
This study focuses on the processes through which the rules and regulations that govern European electricity markets - and inherently, their integration process - are established. So far, European policy makers have largely followed a 'trial-and-error' approach to finding an appropriate regulatory mode (process) for dealing effectively with...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Sakulpipatsin, P. (author)
doctoral thesis 2008
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Beerepoot, W.M.C. (author)
The passing by the European Parliament of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in 2003 obliges all European member states to implement energy regulations for buildings based on the concept of energy performance by the year 2009 ultimately. Given the importance of the development of innovations in energy technology, and a...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Wilsenach, J.A. (author)
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doctoral thesis 2006
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Nilsson, M.A. (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to understanding what makes a policymaking system better at integrating sustainability concerns into its processes. Three questions are in focus. First, how can policy integration be understood analytically and what is its actual status in sector policy? Second, what conditions have facilitated or...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Sustainable development is the goal of a balance between economy and the environment, whilst establishing a better spread prosperity across the world. In order to make this possible, the environmental load of our commodities needs to be reduced by a factor of 20. This factor 20 can also be translated to the office market. The PhD research...
doctoral thesis 2004
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