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Borsje, Ruben (author)
Demak is a regency within the province of Central Java, Indonesia, with a mud-mangrove coast bordering the Java Sea. The region is facing a rapid retreat of the coastline, threatening the livelihood of a large part of the population. The main cause of the erosion is the deforestation of the green belt of mangroves. This has disturbed the...
master thesis 2019
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van Lente, Jan-Willem (author)
Flotsam lines may arise on coastal dikes after a storm surge. These lines are generated when material due to debris accumulation on the foreshore has been transported onto the dike surface by wave run-up. Hydraulic engineers who used flotsam line measurements, interpreted a flotsam line as a line which is marking the highest wave run-up. In the...
master thesis 2019
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Kalloe, Sudarshini (author)
Including vegetation in flood defense systems has the potential to be a more cost-effective solution than conventional dike reinforcement measures, as vegetation contains wave damping properties. However, more insight is required on the complex physical processes due to wave-vegetation interaction in order to predict the amount of wave damping....
master thesis 2019
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Ballas, Grigorios (author)
To counteract the effect of climate change, a global agreement was put into force in 2016, aiming to limit the increase in average global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In that respect, European countries are investing in cleaner sources of energy and predominantly offshore wind, which has seen a rapid growth over the last years....
master thesis 2018
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Baron-Hyppolite, Christophe (author)
Using data made available by George Mason University (GMU), a U.S. university situated in Virginia. Field data is used to validate both a Delft 3D and SWAN standalone model. The paper not only shows the difference between the implicit manning roughness approach and the explicit cylindrical vegetation approach, but also provides a comparison...
master thesis 2018
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Verheijen, Anne Hans (author)
Intertidal flats and salt marshes can protect hinterland against wave energy and flooding by tides or storm surges. Thus, the development of tidal flats is important to foresee. The presence of specific small scale features could indicate a certain development and large scale morphological shape. The shape is a predictor for development and it...
master thesis 2018
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Rietberg, Dolf (author)
Shore-normal breakwaters are constructed in coastal zones both for beach protection (erosion reduction) and port development (wave sheltering). These breakwaters have an effect on the waves, the (wave-driven) currents and hence, the sediment transport along the coast. The waves and tide force an equilibrium sediment transport along the coast in...
master thesis 2017
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Kar, Attman (author)
Across the world, the presence of humans in coastal regions is always increasing. Hydraulic forcing from extreme events is a large risk around the global coastlines, the risk being complicated by the increased human presence along the coasts.
The knowledge that vegetation can be used as a coastal protection measure is not something new. The...
master thesis 2017
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Hábetler, Zsófia (author)
The main objective and secondary objective, which corresponds to the in-depth research are as follows:

(1) To develop guidelines for engineers to include salt marshes in hydraulic infrastructure projects, subject to the Building with Nature philosophy.
(2) To investigate the effect of grazing at salt marshes on the coastal...
master thesis 2017
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Leal Campos Fonseca da Silva, Renan (author)
Spurs-and-grooves (SAG) are a common and impressive characteristic of shallow fore reef areas worldwide. Although the existence and geometrical properties of SAG are well-documented ever since the 50’s, the literature concerning specifically the hydrodynamics around them is sparse. This study provides a characterization of the 3D flow patterns...
master thesis 2017
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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...
master thesis 2016
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Van Laerhoven, C.R. (author)
Since their development in the 1970s, mesoscale atmospheric models have been used for a variety of meteorological applications. Over the years, the models have evolved and nowadays, state-of-the-art atmospheric models are capable of operating on spatial resolutions in the order of kilometres. In the hydraulic engineering community, atmospheric...
master thesis 2016
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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...
master thesis 2016
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Anker, J.C. (author)
On the south-west coast of Namibia, diamonds were trapped during the Quaternary on bedrock platforms and in bedrock gullies. These were formed by differential erosion due to wave action. The diamonds originated from Kimberlite diamond pipes within the catchment area of the Orange River in South-Africa and Botswana. This river eroded the diamonds...
master thesis 2015
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Habets, F.C. (author)
Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of South Africa’s biggest cities and has one of the busiest ports in Africa. To maintain Durban’s current economic position the Durban Port has to expand, which is problematic due to a lack of space. A solution is to develop a completely new port: the...
master thesis 2015
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Cats, G.H. (author)
The Dutch Flood Defense Act prescribes the assessment of the safety level of Dutch primary sea and flood defenses every six years. To asses if the required level of security of the sea and flood defenses is guaranteed, first the Hydraulic Boundary Conditions (HBC) which the sea and flood defenses are exposed to, have to be determined. At the...
master thesis 2014
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Stengs, B. (author)
Recently an unstructured version of Delft3D, named D-Flow FM, has been developed at Deltares. This tool shows high potentials for coastal modelling due to the flexibility in domain resolution and unstructured grids. This MSc thesis focussed on implementing wave effects in D-Flow FM with satisfying results. In addition, a coupling system is built...
master thesis 2013
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Reijmerink, S.P. (author)
Volgens de Waterwet dienen elke zes jaar de Hydraulische Randvoorwaarden (HR) te worden vastgesteld. De HR bestaan uit hoogwaterstanden en golfrandvoorwaarden voor de toetsing van waterkeringen gegeven overschrijdingskansen welke in de wet zijn vastgesteld. Ook voor waterkeringen in havens en afgeschermde gebieden dienen de HR vastgesteld te...
master thesis 2012
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Benit, M.P. (author)
As waves enter the surf-zone, the wave spectra undergo drastic transformations because of depth-induced breaking and triad interactions. Any arbitrary spectrum will converge towards a smooth, universal shape in which initially higher harmonic peaks emerge that disappear as wave propagate further into the surf-zone. The current formulation of...
master thesis 2009
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Boshek, M.R. (author)
Diffraction diagrams are frequently utilized by engineers within the feasibility and early design phases of a project. These helpful graphics, based on directional spreading and wavelength, can be used for a number of layouts and angles of incidence. In spite of the tendency to design breakwaters for the fullest dissipation of wave energy,...
master thesis 2009
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