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Smulders, J. (author)
The devastation caused by Hurricane Ike in the Galveston Bay area (Texas, United States of America) proved the necessity of an improved water defense. Multiple flood risk reduction studies were undertaken. The Texas A&M University of Galveston proposed the Ike Dike, a fortification of the coastal spine to prevent a storm surge from entering the...
master thesis 2014
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Novati, G. (author)
We developed bio-inspired reduced-order models of swimmers, consisting of a self-propelling pair of rotating cylinders. The aim of the project is twofold. First, simplified and non-deforming geometries can more easily be employed in small-scale robotic applications to solve relevant engineering problems. Second, they can serve as reduced physics...
master thesis 2014
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Lavies, H.G. (author)
The breakwaters of IJmuiden are of a unique design; a riprap core is covered with a thick impermeable asphalt slab. During construction and after completion, slope instability caused extensive damage. Placement of a concrete cube armour layer prevented further damage to the asphalt, but proved to be unstable and required a significant amount of...
master thesis 2014
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Wijchers, M.S. (author)
In this thesis a special kind of differential equation will be analysed, namely the delay differential equation. For test equations the stability behaviour is analysed and there's checked whether there is a method to prove stability. Also, a full description is given, for the model submitted by INCAS3.
bachelor thesis 2014
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Roelse, F.P. (author)
In the last decades shipping has increased significantly, resulting in larger ships with an increasing power in bow thrusters. Due to this increasing power, the hydraulic loads at bottom protection near quay structures has also increased, making a traditional bed protection more expensive. Therefore an alternative design method is suggested in...
master thesis 2014
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Verdegaal, I. (author)
The permeability of a breakwater is of great importance for the stability of the armour layer. The influence of the structural permeability on the stability of rock armour units was already researched by Van der Meer using the 'notional' permeabiltiy. However, for single layer interlocking armour units the influence core permeability is rather...
master thesis 2013
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Weidema, V.M. (author)
Usually, concrete bridges contain a ‘thick’ bridge deck. For various reasons, bridges are constructed with railings. This thesis discusses the stability problem of concrete bridges, which are designed with integrated railings into the carrying construction. The most important advantage, using load bearing railings, is a thinner bridge deck. This...
master thesis 2011
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Van Wijngaarden, A.D. (author)
This research focus on the solving of important bottlenecks which hinder a timber bearing structure for the new appartment building system of concept house.
master thesis 2011
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Koren, G.B. (author)
The HPLWR (High Performance Light Water Reactor) is the European version of the SCWR (Supercritical Water Reactor) and is one of the Generation IV concepts that have enhanced safety, improved efficiency and less nuclear waste compared to current nuclear reactors. A possible way to enhance the safety is by using natural convection as the driving...
bachelor thesis 2010
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Woldeyohannes, S.Y. (author)
Roads support our daily life, and play crucial role in supporting the infrastructure for economic activities. However, road disaster can be caused by different natural conditions of slope failures such as rainfall, steep topography, brittle geology, etc. Road disaster occurrences do not only cause the primary disaster from the infrastructure...
master thesis 2010
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Sloof, E.J. (author)
The stability of the slow moving Big Rock Mesa (BRM) landslide located in California (USA) was analysed. A detailed description of its geometry and soil structure is presented. For the stability vital shear zone and unsaturated zone were identified. The strength and permeability of the different layers that exist in the BRM were determined using...
master thesis 2010
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Zimmermann, N. (author)
The Westerschelde estuary in the South-West of the Netherlands displays two meandering flood and ebb channels separated by shoals. The system of flood, ebb channel and shoal between two channel crossings form a morphological cell. The stability of the serial cell system formed by the Westerschelde is important for the navigation route to the...
master thesis 2009
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De Gier, J.M. (author)
In this paper the stability properties of the vibrations of a singular degree of freedom oscillator with a periodically and multi-stepwise time-varying mass are studied. The free vibrations and the vibrations due to two types of forcing are investigated.
bachelor thesis 2009
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Bos, J.A. (author)
Installed wind power world wide is increasing rapidly. The increase in wind power in the European electricity grid is expected to have its impact on the system behaviour. A European study, European Wind Integration Study (EWIS), was thus set up to study the impact of wind power. This thesis was carried out in parallel with EWIS and overlaps at...
master thesis 2008
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Aanhaanen, J.A.M. (author)
The Master’s thesis has focussed on the stability of a facetted shell structure. The research contributes to a Ph.D. research currently carried out at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which investigates the possibilities to design and build a shell structure from flat glass panels. The structure is a so-called plate (facetted)...
master thesis 2008
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Oosthoek, J. (author)
Gabion mattresses consist out of a steel wire grid in which fill material is retained. The advantage of these constructions is that the individual particle stability is no longer of importance. The containing function of the grid results in the effect that the fill material starts to behave as a group. Next to that the mattresses are all...
master thesis 2008
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Sveinbjornsson, P.I. (author)
A major part of the breakwaters constructed in the world are the so-called conventional rouble mound breakwaters, which consist of a core, a filter layer and a heavy armour layer. An alternative to the conventional rouble mound breakwater is a berm breakwater. Berm breakwaters have mainly developed in two directions over the last couple of...
master thesis 2008
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Dijkstra, O.P.J. (author)
In coastal regions where the land is sensitive to erosion, but also for harbours and ports, numerous types of defensive structures have been developed to protect it from the effects of incident waves. More recently breakwaters have been constructed which combine the stability characteristics of a conventional two-layered uniform sloped...
master thesis 2008
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De Rover, R.A. (author)
At breakwater and seawall projects at Port St Francis and Scarborough breakage of single layer interlocking armour units was observed. It is generally assumed that breakage of single layer armour units has a significant negative effect on the hydraulic stability of a rubble mound breakwater. The significant decrease of interlocking capacity and...
master thesis 2007
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Frens, A.B. (author)
The main objective of this research was to assess the impact of different placement methods, with different packing densities, on the stability of double layered Antifer-block armour layers. This was done by experimental research in the wave-flume of the Fluid mechanics laboratory of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft...
master thesis 2007
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