RWS – Effective Water Storage as Flood Protection

Effectief water bergen: De mogelijkheden van Rijnstrangen als retentiegebied voor bescherming tegen overstromingen. De Nederlandse dijken zijn gedimensioneerd op een bepaalde afvoer die (statistisch gezien) eens in de 1250 jaar voorkomt. Dat wil zeggen dat hogere afvoeren tot overstromingen kunnen leiden, maar dat lagere afvoeren veilig (dat wil zeggen zonder overstromingen) via de rivieren afgevoerdView problem details

Philips – The Random Disc Thrower Problem

Philips Research is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. We provide technology options in the area of health and well-being for both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept andView problem details

TNO – Stress Fields Inside of a Neck for more Accurate Crash Analysis

Background As a material (typically, a metal) is stretched, it can reach a point where all of the strain (deformation) is concentrated in just one area. For example, notice in the figure below how the material has become very narrow across a short length in the specimen which was initially cylindrical. This condition is calledView problem details

Fytagoras – Oxygen Transport in Germinating Seeds

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), andView problem details

Heineken – Estimates on Returnable Packaging Material

Heineken Global Logistics is our international supply chain knowledge center, located in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands. The Corporate Distribution & Logistics Department (CDL) delivers a significant contribution to the development of the Heineken business worldwide through business improvement projects, knowledge development initiatives, and policymaking in the area of distribution & logistics. One of the knowledge areasView problem details

NedCoffee – Coffee Market Volatility

Coffee is a tropical product, produced in over 50 developing countries. It makes an important contribution to socio-economic development and poverty alleviation and is of exceptional importance to exporting countries, some of which rely on coffee for over half their export earnings. For the 25 million smallholder farmers and their families who produce 80% ofView problem details