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Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), Voortman, H.G. (author), Klerk, W.J. (author), van Vuren, S. (author)
This article highlights recent developments in flood risk management in the Netherlands and presents approaches for reliability analysis and asset management for flood defences and hydraulic infrastructure. The functioning of this infrastructure is of great importance for the country as large parts of it are prone to flooding. Based on a...
journal article 2018
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Hoes, O.A.C. (author), Meijer, L.J.J. (author), Sarfianto, D.R. (author), Van der Ent, R.J. (author)
Population growth, increasing energy demand and depleting fossil fuel resei-ves put a pressure on conventional methods of electricity generation. Hydropower is an alternative energy source that is known to have a large capacity potential. However, previous estimations of the potential capacity have been inconsistent and incomplete. In this study...
conference paper 2014
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Eleftherakis, D. (author)
The economic importance of the Dutch rivers is very high as they are heavily used for inland waterway transport between the Netherlands and their neighbouring countries. A minimum depth must be guaranteed to keep the rivers navigable but also to ensure that the ships can carry maximum cargo. An attractive system for obtaining information about...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Snellen, M. (author), Eleftherakis, S. (author), Amiri-Simkooei, A. (author), Koomans, R.L. (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
This contribution presents sediment classification results derived from different sources of data collected at the Dordtse Kil river, the Netherlands. The first source is a multi-beam echo-sounder (MBES). The second source is measurements taken with a gamma-ray scintillation detector, i.e., the Multi-Element Detection System for Underwater...
journal article 2013
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El Allouche, N. (author), Drijkoningen, G.G. (author), Van der Neut, J.R. (author)
A widespread use of converted waves for shallow marine applications is hampered by spatial aliasing and field efficiency. Their short wavelengths require dense spatial sampling which often needs to be achieved by receivers deployed on the seabed. We adopted a new methodology where the dense spatial sampling is achieved in the common-receiver...
journal article 2010
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Sukhodolov, A.N. (author), Schnauder, I. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
Shallow lateral shear layers forming between flows with different velocities, though essential for mixing processes in natural streams, have been examined only in laboratory settings using smooth, fixed?bed channels. This paper reports the results of an experimental study of a shear layer in a straight reach of a natural river where the layer,...
journal article 2010
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Amiri-Simkooei, A. (author), Snellen, M. (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
A method has recently been developed that employs multi-beam echo-sounder backscatter data to both obtain the number of sediment classes and discriminate between them by applying the Bayes decision rule to multiple hypotheses [ Simons and Snellen, Appl. Acoust. 70, 1258–1268 (2009) ]. In deep water, the number of scatter pixels within the beam...
journal article 2009
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Snellen, M. (author), Siemes, K. (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
We present a method for accurately estimating the bathymetry from multi-beam echo-sounder (MBES) travel-time measurements in environments with large variations in the water column sound speeds (both temporally and spatially). In this type of environments the water column sound speeds at the time of the MBES transmission are often not known,...
conference paper 2009
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Mosselman, E. (author), Wijbenga, J.H.A. (author)
report 2007
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Hoogendoorn, R.M. (author)
Studies in stratigraphy are often driven by the predicted climate change and possible gains for the oil and gas industry. Because, at present predictions of the development of future deltaic architecture are insufficient. This thesis addresses the problem of qualitative and quantitative understanding of sedimentary systems in two stages. In the...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Eijgenraam, C.J.J. (author)
This report is part 1 of a Cost-Benefit Analysis of the project ‘Space for the Rivers’, which aims at improving the safety against flooding along the river Rhine. A new method has been developed to find the optimal safety level for dike rings against flooding and the accompanying investment strategy. This method has been applied to 22 dike rings...
report 2005
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Yossef, M.F.M. (author)
Report on a physical scale model test in the Fluid Mechanics lab on the effect of groynes on the bed and sediment transport in rivers.
report 2003
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Blom, A. (author)
Vertical sorting fluxes and the resulting organisation of grain size fractions over bed elevations, i.e. the vertical sorting profile, influence bedform dimensions and the bed surface composition. As a result, they will affect the bed roughness, the rate and composition of the sediment transport, the large-scale river morphology, and water...
report 2003
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Marchand, M. (author)
report 2003
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Van Prooijen, B.C. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
The development of large coherent structures in a shallow mixing layer is analyzed. The results are validated with experimental data obtained from particle tracking velocimetry. The mean flow field is modeled using the self-similarity of the velocity profiles. The characteristic features of the down-stream development of a shallow mixing layer...
journal article 2002
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Jongeling, T.H.G (author), Blok, B.W.G. (author)
report 2002
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Yossef, M.F.M. (author)
Groynes are structures constructed at an angle to the flow in order to deflect the flowing water away from critical zones. They are made of stone, gravel, rock, earth, or piles, beginning at the riverbank with a root and ending at the regulation line with a head. They serve to maintain a desirable channel for the purpose of flood control,...
report 2002
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Baan, P.J.A. (author), Rabou, J.P. (author)
report 2002
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Wondergem, P.J.M. (author)
This investigation is aimed at creating an alternative concept of living with water and required flood safety for the large Dutch rivers, which concept can be realised over some hundred of years. It has provided the opportunity for frank and open thinking and discussion, and should lead to a concept that can be also used in other areas. An...
report 2001
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Sieben, A. (author)
In this report, some classical and new simplifications in mathematical and numerical models for river morphology are compared for conditions representing rivers in mountainous areas (high values of Froude numbers and relatively large values of sediment transport rates). Options for simplification are summarized based on time scale of hydrographs...
report 1996
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