Below you find the complete list of Tier-1-projects since the start of the regular project application programme.

106 Projects found UGent

A Sample to Population Cross-Validation Approach to Assess the Robustness and Sensitivity of Pareto-optimal (PO) Selection Designs

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Wilfried De Corte
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Psychology
The validity/diversity dilemma constitutes the biggest threat to the practice of personnel selection because applicant pools are increasingly heterogeneous and the most valid pre-employment tests often show substantial mean group difference. To address the issue, methods have been proposed for designing selection systems that are Pareto-optimal (PO) and, hence, are expected to offer the best possible trade-off between the goals of selection quality and diversity. However, it is currently uncertain whether these systems live up to their promise in actual selection applications. Using simulation methods, the present project aims to resolve this uncertainty and to identify the key features that determine the practical performance of PO systems.

Discovering the temperature dependence of charged defect concentrations in Ge using HSE06

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Michael Sluydts
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Technology , Physics

Computational fluid dynamics based design of a novel reactor technology for the oxidative coupling of methane (III)

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Pieter Reyniers
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Chemistry , Technology
The low natural gas price and the large amounts of shale and natural gas available have created a renewed interest in methane as a source of liquid energy carriers (gasoline, diesel) or as a raw material for the chemical industry. One of the most promising technologies is the so-called ‘Oxidative Coupling of Methane’ (OCM) but it is currently not yet applied in industry because of problems with the high heat release and the low ethylene yields. A new type of reactor will be developed based on computational fluid dynamics and detailed chemical kinetics that can resolve the issues of the existing technologies by radically changing the flow pattern of the gas, thus forcing a rotational motion inside the reactor.

Robust Game Theory based optimization of a wing fence geometry using CFD

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Jolan Wauters
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Technology
Three newly developed optimization frameworks, innovations in the field of Computer-Aided Engineering, that can include a large numbers of uncertainties, possibly present during the modeling, production and use of the product, will improve the geometry of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The optimization case is not only a first in its field, but will also lead to a deeper understanding of the flow behavior around UAVs and possibly result in a new, practically deployable, better performing design.

Benchmarking elastic properties of a metal-organic framework

Date: 01.12.2017
  • Promotor(s): Jelle Wieme
  • Institution(s): UGent
  • Domain(s): Technology , Physics
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of nanoporous, crystalline materials consisting of inorganic moieties connected through organic linkers. Their diversity in chemical and physical properties, combined with the possibility to rationally design and synthesize them, makes MOFs a class of materials with many potential applications. A subclass of these materials - also known as flexible MOFs - displays a large flexibility when applying different thermodynamic stimuli such as temperature, pressure and guests. In this project, we will investigate the flexibility of a MOF and the sensitivity of these predictions on the applied methods.