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Bronkhorst, A.J. (author), Geurts, C.P.W. (author)
conference paper 2020
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Nadolski, V. (author), Rózsás, Á. (author), Sýkora, M. (author)
Partial factors are commonly based on expert judgements and on calibration to previous design formats. This inevitably results in unbalanced structural reliability for different types of construction materials, loads and limit states. Probabilistic calibration makes it possible to account for plentiful requirements on structural performance,...
article 2019
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Nijland, T.G. (author), Dubelaar, C.W. (author)
article 2019
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de Rooij, M.R. (author)
This summer, all over Europe, record temperatures have been measured. From my own country, the Netherlands, the people working at the various meteorology organisations never imagined that the temperature in more than half the country would reach above 40°C. And yet it did! Another example that the climate is changing
article 2019
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Wessels, J.F.M. (author), van der Mark, P.J. (author), Bektas, K.E. (author), Bakker, J. (author), van der Voort, M. (author)
Transportation infrastructure assets are designed to meet pre-specified reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) requirements. Electrical and mechanical components are critical elements with respect to the RAMS-criteria. Unplanned failure of these components lead to societal impact, unsafe situations or costs. The trend in...
conference paper 2019
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van Pul-Verboom, V. (author)
Persoonlijke klimaatsystemen hebben de potentie om substantiële energiebesparingen te realiseren. Tot nu toe ontbraken de systemen om deze potentie te bewijzen. Dit project beoogt de barrières en kennishiaten die grootschalige introductie van persoonlijke klimaatsystemen belemmeren op te lossen. Dit is gedaan door een geïntegreerd persoonlijk...
report 2019
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Zhang, H. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Savija, B. (author)
Cement paste is the glue that holds concrete together and any improvements in material performance will come from its microstructure. For better understanding and predicting its elastic properties and fracture performance, more and more studies are carried out based on micromechanics simulations. However, the predicted results can be hardly...
conference paper 2018
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Roubos, A.A. (author), Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author)
Design codes and standards rely on generalised target reliability indices. It is unclear, however, whether these indices are applicable to the specific risk-profile of marine structures. In this study, target reliability indices for quay walls were derived from various risk acceptance criteria, such as economic optimisation, individual risk (IR)...
article 2018
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van Middelaar, J. (author), Boot, H. (author)
Wat is RESPONSE? Bij een incident met gevaarlijke stoffen heeft Response drie functies: 1. Berekenen van de bronlocatie van het incident, onder meer op basis van sensordata of klachten van omwonenden; 2. Berekenen van de mogelijke effecten van het incident met een gevaarlijke stof voor de omgeving; 3. Selecteren van informatie voor werknemers en...
other 2018
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Rózsás, Á. (author), Mogyorósi, Z. (author)
In structural reliability the dependence structure between random variables is almost exclusively modeled by Gauss (normal or Gaussian) copula; however, this implicit assumption is typically not corroborated. This paper is focusing on time-variant reliability problems with continuous stochastic processes, which are collection of dependent random...
article 2017
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Ritzen, M.J. (author), Vroon, Z.A.E.P. (author), Rovers, R. (author), Geurts, C.P.W. (author)
Backside ventilation is one of the most common passive cooling methods of PV modules in the built environment, but might be under constraint when integrating PV in the building envelope. To investigate the short and long term effect of backside ventilation on Building Integrated PV (BIPV) performance and lifespan, a comparative BIPV field test...
article 2017
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Traversari, A.A.L. (author)
St. Jansdal in Harderwijk heeft de primeur: De zes nieuwe OK's die begin dit jaar werden geopend, zijn allemaal uitgerust met Opragon, een Zweeds luchtbehandelingssysteem van Avidicare
article 2017
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Jansen, F.M. (author), Ettema, D.F. (author), Kamphuis, C.B.M. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author), Dijst, M.J. (author)
Natural environments (NE) are promoted as places that support physical activity (PA), but evidence on PA distribution across various types and sizes of NE is lacking. Accelerometers and GPS-devices measured PA of Dutch general population adults aged 45–65 years (N=279). Five NE types were distinguished: ‘parks’, ‘recreational area’, ...
article 2017
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Solazzo, E. (author), Bianconi, R. (author), Hogrefe, C. (author), Curci, G. (author), Tuccella, P. (author), Alyuz, U. (author), Balzarini, A. (author), Baro, R. (author), Bellasio, R. (author), Bieser, J. (author), Brandt, J. (author), Christensen, J.H. (author), Colette, A. (author), Francis, X. (author), Fraser, A. (author), Garcia Vivanco, M. (author), Jiménez-Guerrero, P. (author), Im, U. (author), Manders-Groot, A.M.M. (author), Nopmongcol, U. (author), Kitwiroon, N. (author), Pirovano, G. (author), Pozzoli, L. (author), Prank, M. (author), Sokhi, R.S. (author), Unal, A. (author), Yarwood, G. (author), Galmarini, S. (author)
Through the comparison of several regional-scale chemistry transport modeling systems that simulate meteorology and air quality over the European and North American continents, this study aims at (i) apportioning error to the responsible processes using timescale analysis, (ii) helping to detect causes of model error, and (iii) identifying the...
article 2017
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Pierik, F.H. (author), Janssen, S.A. (author)
Het Lint is een ruim 8km lang beweeglint in het Máximapark in Utrecht dat intensief wordt gebruikt om te wandelen, fietsen, skaten, hardlopen. Een groot succes dus, maar wat verklaart dit succes? Wat zijn de randvoorwaarden en ontwerpprincipes die misschien ook elders voor succesvolle toepassingen kunnen zorgen? Deze vraag stelde de gemeente...
article 2017
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Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author), Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M. (author)
In the Dutch province of Groningen over the last year shallow earthquakes are induced due to large scale gas extraction from the gas field at 3 km depth. The induced earthquakes differ from the better known tectonic earthquakes all over the world, caused by movement of the earth at large depths. The structures affected by the earthquakes however...
conference paper 2017
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Velt, K.B. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author)
It is the purpose of this study to investigate thermal sensation (TS) and thermal comfort (TC) in changing environments. Therefore, 10 subjects stayed in a 30 °C, 50% relative humidity for 30 min in summer clothes and then moved to a 20 °C room where they remained seated for 30 min (Hot to Reference - HR). Similarly, 11 subjects moved from a 10 ...
article 2017
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de Vries, S. (author), Langers, F. (author), Goossen, C.M. (author), van Rijn, S.E.M. (author), Vlasblom, E. (author), Sterkenburg, R.P. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author)
In Nederland vinden we het van groot belang dat kinderen de kans krijgen om zich op gezonde wijze te ontwikkelen. Een belangrijk aspect van een gezonde ontwikkeling is dat kinderen dagelijks voldoende bewegen. Te veel kinderen voldoen helaas niet aan de beweegnorm van dagelijks een uur lichamelijke activiteit. Daarom is het van belang om...
report 2017
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Dittrich, M.G. (author), Sliggers, C.J. (author)
Wegverkeer en machines buiten zijn belangrijke bronnen van geluid-hinder en slaapverstoring. Wat is de stand van zaken en wat draagt Nederland bij aan de aanscherping van Europese limieten?
article 2017
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Basner, M. (author), Clark, C. (author), Hansell, A. (author), Hileman, J. (author), Janssen, S. (author), Shepherd, K. (author), Sparrow, V. (author)
Noise is defined as 'unwanted sound.' Aircraft noise is one, if not the most detrimental environmental effect of aviation. It can cause community annoyance, disrupt sleep, adversely affect academic performance of children, and could increase the risk for cardiovascular disease of people living in the vicinity of airports. In some airports, noise...
article 2017
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