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Bartolome Marques, L.A. (author), Teuwen, J.J.E. (author)
Developments in the wind industry reveal intricate engineering challenges, one of them being the erosion on the leading edge of the wind turbine blades. In this review work, the main issues for the wind industry in the experimentation with respect to erosion are examined. After a historical and general overview of erosion, this review focuses...
journal article 2018
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De Baecque, M. (author), Chevalier, C. (author), Palma Lopes, S. (author), Le Feuvre, M. (author), Reiffsteck, P. (author), Charles, I (author), Herrier, G. (author)
Fluvial and coastal dikes are the primary protection for human life from natural hazards like flooding or wave action. To build these hydraulic earthworks requires many materials with specific performances in terms of workability, mechanical strength, permeability, resistance to erosion, etc. Very often, local material does not meet requirements...
conference paper 2017
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Benamar, A. (author), Azirou, S. (author), Tahakourt, A. (author)
Dam filters are mainly designed using filter criteria based on the grain size distribution. The main design criteria against which performance is assessed are a criterion for retention of fine particles. The characteristic size of finer fraction influences the size distribution of the filter pore and hence the retention capacity of flowing...
conference paper 2017
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Vandenboer, K. (author), van Beek, V.M. (author), Bezuijen, A. (author)
Backward erosion piping is an important failure mechanism for water-retaining structures, a phenomenon that results in the formation of shallow pipes at the interface of a sandy or silty foundation and a cohesive cover layer. Although the pipe depth reveals a lot of information on the backward erosion process, it has never been measured...
conference paper 2017
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Bontje, L.E. (author), Fredriksson, Caroline (author), Wang, Zilin (author), Slinger, J.H. (author)
This paper discusses the dynamics of coastal policy change in Sweden, using erosion and beach nourishments as an example. The Multiple Stream Model is a theoretical model on agenda setting and policy change developed by the political scientist John Kingdon (1984, 2003). This paper applies Kingdon’s model in describing and explaining coastal...
journal article 2016
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Magalhaes Pereira, L.F. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The development of realistic numerical tools to efficiently model the response of concrete structures subjected to close-in detonations and high velocity impacts has been one of the major quests in defense research. Under these loading conditions, quasi-brittle materials undergo a multitude of failure (damage) mechanisms. Dynamic tensile failure...
conference paper 2015
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Ali, Y.S.A. (author)
Population growth in the Blue Nile Basin has led to fast land-use changes from forest to agricultural land, which resulted in speeding up the soil erosion processes producing highly negative impacts on the local soil fertility and agricultural productivity. The eroded sediment is transported downstream by water and sinks in the lower basin where...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Trung, L.H. (author)
A large part of the Vietnamese population is living close to the coast. The sea is an essential source for supporting lives. Coastal flooding, on the other hand, threatens the people, land and infrastructures every year. Some hundreds years ago, the first sea dikes were built in Thai Binh and Nam Dinh provinces. In the north, the coastline is...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Van der Meer, J.W. (author), Hoffmans, G. (author), Van der Hoven, A. (author)
Within the framework of WTI, Research and Development of Flood Defence Assessment Tools (Wettelijk Toetsinstrumentarium), which is called in Dutch: WTI-2017 "Onderzoek en ontwikkeling landelijk toetsinstrumentarium", research was carried out to develop an erosion model for grass in the wave run-up zone consistent with the current model in use...
report 2014
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Zhao, G. (author), Visser, P.J. (author), Peeters, P. (author)
Embankment breaching is a composite process coupled by hydraulic processes and sediment transport processes. Erosion is the link in the interaction between breach flow and embankment material. Surface erosion starts in the initial breach phase and triggers the initial damage of the embankment. As the surface erosion develops completely, the...
report 2014
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Winterwerp, J.C. (author), Van Kesteren, W.G.M. (author), Van Prooijen, B.C. (author), Jacobs, W. (author)
This paper proposes a conceptual framework for erosion of cohesive sediment beds. We focus on cohesive beds, distinguishing between floc erosion, surface erosion, and mass erosion. By (our) definition, surface erosion is a drained soil mechanical process, whereas mass erosion occurs under undrained conditions. The eroding shear stress is modeled...
journal article 2012
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Verheij, H.J. (author), Hoffmans, G. (author), Hardeman, B. (author), Paulissen, M. (author)
Destructive wave overtopping tests have been performed at more than 20 dike sections in the Netherlands using the Wave Overtopping Simulator to simulate the overtopping waves. The tests show the combined behaviour of turf and substrate up to mean wave overtopping discharges of 75 ?/s per m, meaning wave volumes up to 5,500 ?/m with flow...
conference paper 2012
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Hoonhout, B. (author), Thiel de Vries, J.S.M. (author)
Physical model experiments are performed at Deltares to investigate the morphological response of barrier islands on extreme storm events. The experiments included dune erosion, overwash and inundation regimes. Extensive measurement techniques made detailed comparison with numerical models possible. This paper describes the comparison between...
conference paper 2012
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Das Neves, L. (author), Lopes, M.L. (author), Veloso-Gomes, F. (author), Taveira-Pinto, F. (author)
Unidirectional irregular waves of varying significant wave-height and peak period but with a constant spectral shape (JONSWAP spectrum, ?=3.3) were generated over a sandy 3:20 sloped plane beach to investigate scour fronting a dune erosion control system constructed from geotextiles, slope inclined at 45º. Both passive (i.e., three dune erosion...
conference paper 2012
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Zhu, Y. (author), Visser, P.J. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author), Wang, G.Q. (author)
Breaching of embankments has recently drawn more and more attention due to its importance in the development of early warning systems for embankment failures, in the evacuation plans of people at risk, in the design method of embankments based on a risk-approach, etc. The erosion process observed during embankment breaching tests in the...
journal article 2011
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Hoffmans, G. (author), Verheij, H.J. (author)
This paper discusses scour without bed protection, such as propeller scour, two-dimensional horizontal, three-dimensional horizontal scour generated by free jets downstream of gates and outlets, two-dimensional vertical and three-dimensional vertical scour. The flow velocities in two- and three-dimensional propeller and free jets are briefly...
journal article 2011
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Trung, L.H. (author)
Report on destructive overtopping tests executed with the wave overtopping simulator along the coast of Vietnam to investigate the strength of the inner slopes of grass dikes. This report presents measurement and observation results obtained during destructive tests with the simulator in Do Son, Thinh Long and Thai Thuy. After the first chapter,...
report 2011
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Trung, L.H. (author), Verhagen, H.J. (author), Van der Meer, J.W. (author)
The Simulator was applied to test the resistance against wave overtopping of grass covered dike slopes in Viet Nam. Observation and measurement during destructive tests were performed to investigate the development process of damage induced by overtopping flow. Damages were likely to be initiated at transition of either geometry or materials, at...
conference paper 2011
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Trung, L.H. (author), Van der Meer, J.W. (author), Luong, N.Q. (author), Verhagen, H.J. (author), Schiereck, G.J. (author)
The resistance of various grassed slopes against wave overtopping has been appraised by means of the Wave Overtopping Simulator in situ for a couple of years in Viet Nam. Destructive test results show that a dike slope covered with grass could suffer a certain overtopping discharge not smaller than 20 l/s per m. During testing it was difficult...
conference paper 2011
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Montserrat Trotsenburg, F. (author)
The aim of this thesis was to investigate how (macro)benthic organisms interact with the ecological functioning, erodibility and small- to medium-scale morphodynamics of estuarine intertidal sediment by modulating its composition and/or properties. In these interactions, scale is of great importance for the ecosystem engineers. The changes they...
doctoral thesis 2011
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