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Goess-Enzenberg, Isabelle (author)
Due to the predicted impacts of climate change on the frequency of storm events, water managers are challenged to improve and adapt the current urban infrastructure. Cities need to be able to deal with the adverse effects due to more frequent and heavier rainfall. This implies the need for sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) that can deal...
master thesis 2020
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Poppe, Richard (author)
The research focuses on sedimentation in reservoirs. Subjects include settling distribution in a reservoir, dredging and flushing of sediment in reservoirs, impact of sedimentation on reservoir performance and financial effects of long term sedimentation in reservoirs.
master thesis 2020
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Happee, Kate (author)
Canal Emilio Mitre is a navigation channel that runs through the Rio de la Plata estuary in South America. It grants access to the second largest inland waterway system in South America, covering (parts of) Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. The channel is a main bottleneck for navigation for two reasons; the channel has a...
master thesis 2019
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Wahyu Satrio Ardiko, Wahyu (author)
Since coined in 2011, socio-hydrology studies have been dominated with mathematical models developed by mostly hydrologists, which often did not take social aspects into account so seriously. Some people argued that more attention into the social part of socio-hydrology should be given, because often the social aspects were too oversimplified....
master thesis 2019
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Rouash, AMR (author)
Despite the many positive effects of dams, they can also have several negative impacts on natural systems. One of these impacts is the decrease in sediment inflow towards the coast which can lead to coastal erosion. <br/>A technique that can be applied to improve the situation downstream is modifying the discharge through the dam. Unfortunately,...
master thesis 2018
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Tan, Jiayan (author)
In the face of rising waters and increased stormrelated flooding, communities will have to decide what to do with their flood-prone areas. Continually repairing storm damages and providing services to these vulnerable neighborhoods demands significant government resources. For these areas, cities have three major options to consider: keep water...
master thesis 2018
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Sloof, Ben (author)
Damen Dredging Equipment is a yard dedicated to the dredging industry. The yard specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of a wide variety of dredging tools. One of the tools Damen offers is the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger(TSHD).<br/><br/>The performance of such a TSHD is described by its production: the amount of sediment loaded in...
master thesis 2017
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Van Leeuwen, Y.B. (author)
Maintenance dredging, as a result of port and channel sedimentation, can have a large share in overall maintenance costs of a port. A smart design can minimize the amount of maintenance dredging and thus improve the profitability of a port but also the long-term sustainability. As the preliminary design stages are often decisive for the final...
master thesis 2015
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Bleeker, N. (author)
Clay particles, known for their adhesive properties, are commonly encountered in underwater soils. When producing large quantities of sand by means of dredging, fines are a byproduct and cause important viscosity changing effects altering the sand settling behavior. Much is already known in this field but knowledge lacks in the area where sand...
master thesis 2015
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Wijs, J.W.L. (author)
The city of Itajaí is located in the province of Santa Catharina in Brazil. The people of Itajaí have been coping with flood risk for the past decades. During normal conditions the Itajaí-Açu River is a rather calm river that is used for navigation and the harbour area. Recovering from the past two floods in 2008 and 2011 have cost more than...
master thesis 2013
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Luteijn, J.M. (author)
Problem definition The city Mar del Plata has one of Argentina's largest ports and biggest seaside beach resort. After the construction of the port, a steadily growing sandbank appeared in the port entrance and considerable erosion occurred on the northern beaches. To warrant the accessibility of the port, frequent maintenance dredging is needed...
master thesis 2013
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Bronsvoort, K. (author)
Sedimentation in reservoirs is a consequence of constructing a barrier in a flowing river, which results in a decrease of the transport capacity of the river. The storage capacity of the reservoir decreases due to the accumulation of sediments and the river downstream starts to erode due to the disturbance of the sediment balance. Water...
master thesis 2013
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Siteur, W.J. (author)
Embedding of subsea pipelines for protection purposes is usually done in a ‘Trench – Install – Backfill’ operation. The pipeline can also be embedded after it is installed on the seabed. This method is called post-trenching. When using a trailer suction hopper dredger for post-trenching, a large water jet erodes the soil underneath the pipe...
master thesis 2012
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Yu, B. (author)
As one of the most fast growing species on earth, microalgae provides great potential to satisfy the ever increasing demand in food, energy and material in a sustainable way. The focus for this thesis work is on one of the most important bottle neck of microalgae harvest process: microalgae dewatering, by CFD modeling of the flow and...
master thesis 2012
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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...
master thesis 2012
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Trinh, T.D. (author)
The Lai Giang inlet located in Binh Dinh province incorporates various features of the estuaries in the Central part of Vietnam. Belonging to the micro-tidal and wave-dominant coast and influenced by the monsoon regime, the inlet has a seasonal character. During the dry season, as the river flow diminishes, the wave action causes high level of...
master thesis 2010
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Umapathy, S. (author)
The study focuses on the impact of human interventions on the natural behaviour of estuaries in response to sea-level rise. In particular it focuses on the affect of managed realignment on the critical sea level rise (SLRcrit) for the Poole Harbour. Numerical model ASMITA (Aggregated Scale Morphological Interaction between a Tidal inlet and the...
master thesis 2009
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Navarro Martin, P. (author)
Fairway Maintenance of the river Ijssel The inland trade is a very important economical activity in The Netherland. Therefore to maintain and improve waterways is a common activity. The main problems that threaten the safety in the shipping are the erosion and sedimentation on the banks, especially in the bend banks. So some studies are...
master thesis 2008
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Bierens, R. (author)
Rijkswaterstaat and the Dutch contractors have many years of experience in the removal of silt and sand from the Rotterdam harbour. In all those years a great deal of valuable experience has been gained with the behaviour of silt in the harbour. They never succeeded, however in making an estimation/prediction of the amount of sedimentation which...
master thesis 1997
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Blom, A. (author)
In this study the river migration model MIANDRAS has been applied to simulations of the planform changes of the river Allier, a tributary of the river Loire in France. The Allier is a very dynamic and natural river system with braided and meandering river sections. Two meandering reaches of the Allier, located between Varennes-sur-Allier and...
master thesis 1997
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