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Spaargaren, T.N. (author)
Introduction The popularity of monitoring dikes with sensor techniques is rising. It is claimed that sensor techniques lead to significant cost savings and can predict an upcoming dike collapse. But a technical foundation to use the sensor monitoring information in flood safety assessment is lacking. This research investigates the contribution...
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Den Bieman, J.P. (author)
Barrier islands are important features in the coastal zone, among others because they shelter the mainland from waves and storm surge. Thus, the degradation of barrier islands can pose a threat to coastal safety. Hence, there is a societal demand for understanding and predicting barrier island evolution. High energy events, such as storms and...
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Stark, J. (author)
This is a numerical modelling study on the impact of dredging and disposal activities on the long-term morphological development of the Columbia River mouth (MCR). Dredging activities removed 120 Mm3 of sand from the MCR during the studied interval between 1958 and 1999. Only one-third of this volume was disposed in the active littoral zone....
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Lendering, K.T. (author)
New container ports are mostly constructed on low lying coastal areas or in shallow coastal waters. The quay wall and terminal yard are then raised to a level well above mean sea level to insure safety against inundation. The resulting ‘conventional terminal’ requires large volumes of good quality fill material often dredged from the sea which...
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Van de Koppel, M.A. (author)
Interlocking, single layer concrete armour units are placed in a specific grid depending on the type of armour unit. Within this grid, armour units are placed in horizontal rows. The number of horizontal rows of single layer armour units on a breakwater is limited to 20. This limit is proposed in order to prevent major settlements, which might...
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Vessies, W.C.N. (author)
The Maasvlakte II project is a joint venture between Boskalis and Van Oord. During the construction, they have measured the relative density for different kind of work methods, by making cone penetration tests. The result of those measurement is, that the measured relative density for the Maasvlakte II project is higher than the values that can...
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Kleiterp, R. (author)
Osmotic power is a form of renewable energy which is currently not used at a commercial scale, but it might have the potential to be exploited in a sustainable manner in the near future. It uses the principle of osmosis, which is known for over a century and is used since recent years for several membrane applications. The salinity gradient...
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Vilaplana Domingo, A.M. (author)
Richards Bay Port, located in the East Coast of South Africa, was built during the 1970s. Two rubble mound breakwaters were constructed to protect the deep-water entrance channel and create a sheltered area for the vessels. Since the completion of these breakwaters in 1976, they have withstood several major storms, including cyclones that have...
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Ekkelenkamp, H.H.M. (author)
The study starts with possible working mechanisms of the tubes within the complex beach system. In addition, huge amounts of data are collected which tells us more about the sedimentology of the beach and soil structure. This data is used later on to study influenced beach processes and morphological change. For this study both the beach near...
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Hasselaar, R.W. (author)
The numerical flow model Delft3D simulates the flow of water and movement of submerged sediment by means of solving simplified equations that describe these processes. Because of these simplifications, parameterizations are introduced. These parameters represent amongst others the processes that take place on scales smaller than the spacing of...
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Broesterhuizen, E.F.M. (author)
Many industries are already aware of the fact that they can gain higher profits by integrating sustainability within their management process. The construction industry seems to be a late developer. Lately, port authorities have started many initiatives for a more sustainable port. To make ports more sustainable it is worthwhile to improve the...
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Bergsma, E.W.J. (author)
In 2010, a realignment of the main channel of the Maumusson inlet, France, is observed. This breach of the ebb-delta is observed not long after a severe storm that afflicted the Charente-Maritime region in February 2010; Xynthia. A strong link between the breach and the Xynthia storm is expected: a storm event driven breach. In order to assess...
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Scheel, F. (author)
Tidal inlet systems, as found in the Dutch Wadden Sea, often feature both sand and mud. Due to differences in sediment properties, sand and mud particles respond different to identical forcing conditions, like short waves and tidal currents. Because of this, sand and mud can get transported to different locations. This process is referred to by...
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Krom, J.C. (author)
This thesis focuses on wave overtopping at rubble mound breakwaters with a non-reshaping berm. The research was aimed at gaining insight into the influence of a permeable berm on the overtopping behaviour. Moreover it was desired to validate existing prediction methods for the spatial distribution of overtopping for breakwaters with a non...
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El Hamdi, A. (author)
Siltation of harbour basins and navigation channels is a serious problem in the port of Rotterdam as well in many other harbours all over the world. Due to siltation, basins and channels require frequent maintenance dredging to guarantee safe navigational depths. The costs associated with these dredging activities are quite high. To keep the...
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Verbruggen, W. (author)
Local geometrical perturbations in alluvial channels can generate a pattern of alternate bars. Each bar is accompanied by a pool at the other side of the channel. This pool can decrease the strength of the bank, which can result in bank failure and bars can hinder navigation. Furthermore, non-migrating alternate bars are considered to be a...
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Camarena Calderon, R.A. (author)
This study was completed to determine which location along the Buenos Aires coast is better suited for the development of a Marina port, taking into account physical, environmental and economic features. A literature review related to port development, dimensioning, and port/coast interaction was completed. It was defined that the most relevant...
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Winter, G. (author)
Rip currents are narrow, seaward directed flows in the surf zone that can pose a serious threat to swimmers. This issue has received attention particularly on swell dominated coasts (such as the US, Australia, France and UK) where numerous field experiments have been undertaken. However, the threat of rip currents is less recognised on wind-sea...
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Kéri, B. (author)
The study deals with the investigation of flow structures in groyne fields interacting with the flow generated by navigation. Groynes are traditionally constructed to ensure adequate water depth for navigation, so the interaction of navigation and groyne fields is nearly guaranteed. The Hungarian Danube section – which is part of the 7th...
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Papadopoulos, D. (author)
Scour formation at the toe of a rubble mound breakwater can lead to abrupt failure. Nowadays, counteraction of scour via geometrically closed filter rules, geotextiles or combinations is the common practice. Alternatively, in specific cases the use of geometrically open filters can save significant amount of time and decrease constructional...
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