Systems as diverse as clocks, singing crickets, cardiac pacemakers, firing neurons and applauding audiences exhibit a tendency to operate in synchrony. The phenomenon that dynamical systems synchronise their behaviour by some form of information exchange is known as synchronisation. In recent years, the concept of synchronisation is being applied in weather and climate research. Observed
System information In a processing line products hang, on a constant pitch, in a shackle, the shackle is attached to a chain by means of a trolley, on the other side the trolley has wheels that run of a profile. The assembly is called the overhead conveyor. The endless chain is running whole production day
In the oil and gas industry hydrocarbons are transported through long pipelines under various conditions. This transport process generally involves multiple chemical components present in multiple phases (oil, gas, water). The mathematical modelling and simulation of these problems is often done with one-dimensional models that treat the phases as immiscible. However, a particular case that
The old city centre of Delft is sensitive to both pluvial and fluvial flooding, especially specific areas in the eastern part of the city centre. This includes surcharging of sewers and flooding of streets and buildings due to storm events, overflowing of canals and high groundwater levels. In order to reduce flooding impacts, the canals
Seed germination in most seeds depends on the availability of oxygen. Living seeds start respiration upon imbibitions and respiration accelerates at the moment the germination really commences. The availability of oxygen to the embryo in the seed depends on the oxygen concentration around the seed, the respiration rate of the cells (in the embryo) and
God created the world and the Dutch created the Netherlands. This old and popular expression among Dutch people could get a complete new meaning. After the polders, dikes and Delta works, the Dutch may have a new flagship: the Dutch mountain. The idea started as a column by journalist and former professional cyclist Thijs Zonneveld.
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