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Lambregts, Stef (author)
The use of the Classical Laminate Theory (CLT) is limited to laminates where all the fibres in a ply are oriented in the plane of the laminate. In some applications, it is possible that the plies will start at the bottom of a laminate and end at the top of the laminate. This means an inclination is added to the plies, which creates an extra...
master thesis 2019
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Ligthart, Yorick (author)
Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) is a new construction material that often is used for pedestrian bridges. It offers a good strength-weight relation, a long-term durability and slender bridge shapes. Slenderness has effect on dynamic behaviour of the construction and vibrations are common for these bridges. Hand calculations are commonly used for...
master thesis 2019
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de Jong, Joost (author)
Many movable bridges, built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, reach their end of service life or do not meet future traffic demands. Renovation of those bridge, if possible, is preferred over newly built from an economical point of view. Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) decks prove to be excellent for retrofitting bridge decks compared to traditional...
master thesis 2018
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Mouroulis, Stijn (author)
This master thesis contains a study on the implementation of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) onto a steel bascule bridge, with the aim of weight reduction. As a case study, the Amalia bridge near Waddinxveen (crossing the Gouwe channel) is used. Two alternative design propositions are presented. The thesis has been subdivided into several parts,...
master thesis 2018
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Kaskovitš, Anna (author)
The increasing use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers produced by Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding in civil infrastructure applications leads to the need for an appropriate research data. The VARTM produced structural elements are not limited in dimensions and material properties and typically are slender structures parts of which are...
master thesis 2018
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Dreaves, Alex (author)
Over the last two decades Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) constructions have infiltrated the infrastructure market, particularly in the Netherlands. This is due to the increased number of short-span pedestrian and cycle bridges which are used to traverse canals and waterways. FRP bridges are desirable as they are light-weight, require low...
master thesis 2018
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Bobeldijk, Mark (author)
In general, damage models for Fibre-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) can be divided into two categories: Continuum Damage Models (CDMs) and Fracture Mechanics Damage Models (FMDMs). Damage models within each of these categories are advantageous for different type of failure mechanisms. Therefore, it is of interest to develop a unified framework in...
master thesis 2018
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Zarifis, George (author)
The last decades Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) structures start to find their own place in the field of civil engineering applications and quite lately in bridge engineering. Composites are considered highly versatile materials that offer great tailoring on their design. Synthetic fibers and resins are already quite popular especially in...
master thesis 2018
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Jonker, Denise (author)
This graduation thesis aimed to find an answer to the following question: 'How to design a grid shell for the canopy of a stadium that uses performance based densification to enhance the performance of the structure?'. De Nieuwe Kuip in Rotterdam is used as a case study to put the findings into practice. In order to answer this question a...
master thesis 2017
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Winter, Roel (author)
Fiber-reinforcedplastic (FRP) is an upcoming material in the construction industry due tocharacteristic material properties such as its high resistance to corrosion andhigh strength to density ratio. Also, it is...
master thesis 2017
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Teengs, Pieter (author)
Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs) are becoming a more commonly used building material in many civil engineering applications including locks. One quality of FRPs is the fact that it has a high strength to weight ratio. By applying FRPs in rolling lock gate design, the self-weight of the gate could be significantly reduced. This in turn could lead...
master thesis 2017
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Edmondson, Ben (author)
Over the past years Fibre Reinforced Polymers, or FRP, have started making more of an appearance in civil engineering structures. They have the advantages that they are light-weight, do not corrode and theoretically require little maintenance during their lifespan. Originally they were used to construct reinforcement, cables and small bridges...
master thesis 2017
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Papangelopoulou, Popi (author)
Bridges are of one of the most important infrastructures in the<br/>Netherlands. Due to Dutch landscape bridges of every size and<br/>types are needed in the rural as well as in the urban environment<br/>and often more than one piece is needed for a specific location.<br/>Due to the significant cost of bridge maintenance engineer’s<br/>attention...
master thesis 2017
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Franken, Arnout (author)
This thesis consists of a research study concerning the application and environmental performance of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for application in movable bridge design. The research is accompanied by a proposed redesign exploiting the advantageous properties of FRP and a life cycle assessment (LCA) of multiple FRP variants’ environmental...
master thesis 2017
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van der Valk, R.E.A. (author)
The first quay walls were constructed in 2400 BC and were constructed with bricks. Since then, the quay walls have developed a lot. The quay walls nowadays are constructed out of steel, concrete or a combination of both materials. An upcoming material in the field of hydraulic engineering is fibre reinforced polymer (FRP). FRP has several...
master thesis 2017
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Abdalla, K. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Oor, R.S. (author)
The objective of my graduation project was to understand the lack of loadbearing Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) structures and why in most of the example FRP components are being used as cladding. In order to do that I decided to design an FRP loadbearing canopy, which had to be a shell structure with large spans between its support points. In...
master thesis 2016
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Meulman, E. (author)
In the last decades induced earthquakes are taking place more frequently in Groningen. This is due to gas extraction form the soil. Buildings are damaged by the earthquakes and building collapse is possible in the near future. Houses in Groningen are commonly build up out of single leaf masonry cavity walls and are not designed for earthquake...
master thesis 2016
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Flink, P.J. (author)
Many old moveable bridges have exceeded their technical lifetime. Replacement of the foundations is expensive and often unnecessary if the new bridge superstructure is lighter than the old one. With stricter design guidelines being in effect nowadays, a conventional orthotropic steel deck design will end up being heavier. A lightweight fiber...
master thesis 2015
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Mostert, P.N. (author)
This report describes the research done on the possibilities of a structural element in the built environment made using the ‘coreless’ filament winding composite forming technique. The focus lies with the combination of a loadbearing capacity and an aesthetic value specifically derived from this production technique. This is done by the design...
master thesis 2015
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