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Sahoo, S. (author), van Stralen, J.N.P. (author), Zuidema, C. (author), Sijm, J.P.M. (author), Yamu, C. (author), Faaij, A.P.C. (author)
article 2022
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de Oliveira Fernandes, M.A. (author), Keijzer, E. (author), van Leeuwen, S. (author), Kuindersma, P. (author), Melo, L. (author), Hinkema, M. (author), Gonçalves Gutierrez, K. (author)
The construction sector is responsible for a substantial share of adverse environmental impacts from materials usage, waste generation, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the construction sector is a major creator of economic and societal value. Retrofitting existing residential buildings can contribute to the achievement...
article 2021
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Bouw, K. (author), Noorman, K.J. (author), Wiekens, C.J. (author), Faaij, A.P.C. (author)
article 2021
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Schut, G. (author)
Begin oktober heeft TNO in Delft zijn Bouwinnovatie Lab geopend: 2700 m2 onderzoeksruimte in een fonkelnieuw pand met translucente gevelpanelen, dat toepasselijk op een bouwkavel in de weilanden naast de A13 staat. Het laboratorium omvat een bonte verzameling installaties, waar onderzoek gedaan kan worden voor wegenbouw, binnenklimaat,...
article 2021
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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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Kootstra, L. (author), Keijzer, E. (author), Errami, S. (author), Bogaards, C. (author)
Circularity is an increasingly often mentioned ambition of governments of various levels, yet the translation into concrete plans and policies is limited. The Metropole Region of Amsterdam (MRA) is a pioneer in this field, initiating a research for circular rebuilding of a neighbourhood in 2016 and the development of a roadmap for circular urban...
conference paper 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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Vesela, S. (author), Kingma, B.R.M. (author), Frijns, A.J.H. (author), van Marken Lichtenbelt, W.D. (author)
The quality of local skin temperature prediction by thermophysiological models depends on the local skin blood flow (SBF) control functions. These equations were derived for low activity levels (0.8-1 met ) and mostly in sitting or supine position. This study validates and discusses the prediction of foot SBF during activities of 1-3 met in male...
article 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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Pahlavan, P.L. (author), Zhang, F. (author), Blacquière, G. (author), Yang, Y. (author), Hordijk, D. (author)
Interaction of ultrasonic waves with partially-closed surface-breaking cracks in concrete structures has been studied. Measurements have been conducted on a reinforced concrete beam containing various mechanical-load-induced cracks and compared with the baseline measurements at those locations. Influence of crack width, incident angle of waves...
article 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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