More than a third of cellular proteins are secreted from the cytoplasm, where they are synthesized, across membranes. This essential cellular process typically engages membrane-embedded channels like the ubiquitous and essential Sec translocase. Secreted proteins and the translocase assemble in large complexes and demonstrate remarkable, multi-level dynamics. These are unapproachable with crystallography and NMR. Instead, this proposal will ...
In this project computational methods will be developed that can be used for fluid-structure interaction computations for rather slender and lightweight structures under wind loading conditions. This computational technique will allow for studies of ovalling of silos, flutter of bridges, excitation of flexible pipes by vortex shedding, galopping of cables, U+2026
Structural dynamics of nanoalloys in catalytic reaction Ghent University
Atomic scale studies of Ni-Fe-based nanoalloys for CO2 utilization, e.g. CH4 or biogas dry reforming and methanation, will be performed to identify the local structure and electronic state during reaction. Characterization methods with high surface sensitivity and advanced modelling techniques will be employed. This study will offer guidelines to fine-tune the alloysU+2019 properties along the requirements of a catalytic reaction.
The scope of the PhD project lies in the field of structural dynamics and durability. The goal is to increase the capability for virtual life time prediction, whereby the focus lies on load identification. In many cases, the loads for a lifetime calculation cannot be measured directly, but rather require a model based identification, e.g. by model based virtual sensing. Consequentially, the work plan of the project contains both numerical ...
Secretory proteins have adapted unique structural and sequence characteristics that distinguish them as a novel and unique structural class. This involves a strong propensity for elevated disorder, higher than that of cytoplasmic protein but less than that of IDPs; and flexibility to maintain polypeptides in kinetically trapped, loosely folded states in the cytoplasm so that they remain export-competent. Understanding the main components and ...
Joint State/Input Estimation in Structural Dynamics - State/Force Estimation Using Compressive Sensing within a Multistep Approach KU Leuven
The trend of increasing intelligence in mechatronic systems characterises many products and production lines in our society, aiming at better performances, improved reliability, higher safety, reduced costs and lower emissions. When machines are operational, processes like control and monitoring employ digital computers and sensors to take decisions in response to measured data. Furthermore, during the design phase of a product additional ...
Structural dynamics of the oil market Ghent University
The spatial patterns and structural dynamics of the e-retailing-based urban networks in China Ghent University
With the intensification of informatization, the emergence of the e-retailing transaction between cities provides
a new perspective to understand the spatial patterns of urban networks in the information age. This study aims
to shed light on the structure of intercity e-retailing networks in China, and probe into the underlying
geographical, demographic, economic, social, and political determinants.