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Roukens, G.A. (author)
All harbours require frequent dredging to cope with sedimentation. In certain cases the deposited sediment/silt forms a weak soil layer referred to as fluid mud. The top layer is often used as nautical bottom, while its presence is not necessarily harmful to the vessel. This could lead to the conclusion that the safety margin underneath a vessel...
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Groenenberg, X. (author)
The objective of this study is to determine whether a floating terminal could be a suitable and feasible solution for the realisation of a new berthing location for the cruise ships of the future. This feasibility study is based on the amount of downtime of a terminal due to excessive motions because of wave loading. Therefore, this study...
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Plomp-van der Sar, E. (author)
The Houston Metropolitan area is a hurricane prone area and vulnerable to flooding by large storm surges caused by these extreme storm events. The area is a major economic center in the State of Texas and even the whole United States. Protection of the area against flooding is extremely necessary to protect the economy, community and environment...
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Bouziotas, D. (author)
During the last years, flood risk assessments at continental and global scales are emerging as useful tools for risk hotspot identification, support for international policy-making and harmonization of strategies for climate change adaptation. The emergence of these models comes to cover the growing demand for integrated, large-scale risk...
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Kassimi, A. (author)
In this report a design tool has been developed for offshore harbours. The main objective of the design tool is to recommend an optimum value for the offshore distance of the berth, the breakwater length and the breakwater type. This recommendation has to be made based on CAPEX and OPEX estimates for the various structures the offshore harbour...
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Willemsen, G. (author)
The objective of this study is to identify the mechanisms that drive the morphodynamic behaviour of the sediment disposals in the subtidal zone north of the intertidal shoal Walsoorden. The morphological development of the sediment in the subtidal zone near this shoal has been monitored and measured. The gathered bathymetric data show that one...
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Pearson, S.G. (author)
Low-lying tropical islands are highly vulnerable to the effects of sea-level rise and climate change. Most pressing is the threat posed to their fresh water supplies by wave-induced flooding. This thesis attempts to generalize previous site-specific studies of flooding on coral atolls and apply it in a framework that can be used for early...
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Vasarmidis, P. (author)
One of the most economically and ecologically important issues related to coastal engineering is the preservation of the coastal areas. The mean to do so, is the good understanding of the sediment transport mechanisms that are involved in the transformation of coasts. In order to protect these valuable areas, man-made structures have been...
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Schrijver, I.J.M. (author)
The subject of this master thesis is introduced by the lack of regulations for the design of flexible dolphins. Currently, the design of flexible dolphins is based on the Eurocode, which does not cover all aspects which are of importance in dolphin design. Consequently, different countries and associations developed their own guidelines, which...
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Ponsioen, L.A. (author)
This thesis discusses the breach initiation processes at the land-side slope of a dike, due to overflow and wave overtopping. To date still little is known about the actual failure process of land-side slope covers. Therefore, starting in 2007, numerous wave overtopping experiments have been executed in The Netherlands and Belgium using a wave...
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Kala, Y.M.A. (author)
The Oesterdam tidal flat nourishment is a hook-shaped nourishment that was constructed in November 2013 in the Kom area of the Eastern Scheldt. One of the objectives of the nourishment is to increase the design life of the Oesterdam in the face of increasing wave loads due to structural erosion of the intertidal flats. A study is conducted in...
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Jager, T. (author)
This thesis investigates the governing generating mechanisms, shoaling and reflection behaviour of infra-gravity waves on a mild-sloping, macro-tidal, rocky shore platform. The methods comprise among others, field data analysis of the Lilstock platform, numerical modelling using a calibrated XBeach model and a cross-correlation analysis to...
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Kentrop, J. (author)
Typical for the Dutch landscape are the many polders, which are situated below sea level and below waters directly surrounding the polders. A visual separation between land and water is caused by the flood defences that protect the polders from flooding. In 2005, artist Paul Izeboud came with the idea to make a transparent flood defence, thereby...
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Van Engelen, T.E. (author)
Coastal inundation models are benefited by timeliness of the predictions, not only when it comes to real-time forecasting but also considering risk assessment studies and sensitivity analysis. Numerical models however are often subjected to a trade-off between accuracy and efficiency, especially when dealing with large geographic scales. In this...
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Amellonado, A. (author)
Mobile jack-up units remain favourable in the offshore industry due to its capability to self-install and ability to work in moderate water depth. Prior to its mobilization to the site location, it is required to have a site-specific assessment (SSA). The SSA will identify any potential problems related to foundation conditions during...
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Kevelam, M.D.J. (author)
In the offshore industry rock is used for different kind of applications, such as scour protection and pipeline protection. In deep water operations, but also increasingly in shallow water operations, use is made of the method by guiding the rock from the water surface to the seabed with a fallpipe. During a rock placement operation a current...
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Le, T.N. (author)
Prototype single layer armour units on a breakwater slope are observed to break. To predict when breakage occurs, the objective of this research project is to obtain knowledge on, and measurements of the rocking behaviour and failure mode of single layer armour units. A single cube on a breakwater slope is subjected to investigations. An...
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Janssen, M.P.J. (author)
Although mangrove forests have proven to contribute to wave dissipation significantly, these ecosystem are threatened mainly by the expanding aquaculture. International or nationwide applied greenbelt policies are often used for the preservation of the mangroves and hence the flood hazard reduction, without taking local (hydrodynamic) conditions...
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Van der Boog, C.G. (author)
The strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) will decrease due to climate change. However, the magnitude of this decrease is still under debate, since uncertainties exist about the driving mechanisms of the sinking branch of AMOC. Conceptual models have shown that sinking is located at the lateral boundaries of the...
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Eisses, D.A. (author)
Fixed steel structures in the North Sea that are approaching end of life are increasing in mass and dimensions, this imposes challenges on the current decommissioning strategies. The main challenges arise during removal of the barge-launched substructures. In contrast to the topsides of these large structures the substructures cannot be easily...
master thesis 2016
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