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Verstegen, C.J.P. (author)
The objective of this study is to make a study on dealing with uncertainty in the design of river training works. Based on this study, a method and several instruments have been developed that aim to improve a full and consistent use of a probabilistic design approach. This study is divided into three parts. The outline is rather unconventional...
master thesis 1995
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Vos, P. (author)
Generalized polynomial chaos is known to fail for long-term integration, loosing its optimal convergence behavior and developing unacceptable error-levels. In this work, we present a time-dependent alternative of polynomial chaos in order to overcome these issues. This technique exists out of an on-the-fly reinitialization of the polynomial...
master thesis 2006
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Bouten, J.M. (author)
A shift is taking place in planning culture from a rational planning approach, which is mainly about production, to a dynamic city approach which is more about the transformation and development of existing urban areas. Flexibility is a relevant subject in this. This graduation project has been aimed at developing an insight in flexibility in...
master thesis 2008
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Nizami, M. (author)
master thesis 2009
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Bakker, S.A. (author)
For a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility, Olokola LNG (OKLNG), located at the western limits of the Niger Delta in Nigeria a 10 km long and 17 m deep approach channel is designed for tankers to reach the terminal at the shoreline. Mud is expected to be deposited in the channel because of the persistent swell climate which mobilizes...
master thesis 2009
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Lee, S.H. (author)
Port city on the Dutch delta has a number of challenges from several factors such as climate change, decline of port economy and degrade spatial quality by the industrial harbour. In urban and regional planning, the future climate and port change are one of the great challenges because of their uncertainty. The port condition can be changed in...
master thesis 2012
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Bornaee, A.A. (author)
New developments in the gas market urge public and private concerns to gain deeper insight into how this market is functioning. The Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN), as a leading research institute, has developed a deterministic model representing the European gas market called GASTALE. Based on this model, this research has been...
master thesis 2012
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Koreneef, S. (author)
A financial feasibility study into the development of a 'sustainable fuel from digested manure' system for the Salland region within the Province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. This is a specific variant of a green gas hub system, which produces sustainable fuel as end product. To deal with challenges and uncertainties in the development the ...
master thesis 2012
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Ravestein, A.F. (author)
ProRail is the railway management company of the Netherlands. It is responsible for the construction, maintenance, management, and safety of the Dutch railway system. ProRail has as a goal an annual five per cent increase in the number of transported passengers up to 2020. This goal cannot be reached with the current way of transporting...
master thesis 2012
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Kassela, A. (author)
The centralized drinking water supply system of the Metropolitan Area of Amsterdam, operated and owned mainly by Waternet, has high performance indicators and satisfies the full demand for water in the urban grid and surrounding areas on a full cost recovery basis. Social and technological developments, stemming mainly from (i) the increasing...
master thesis 2013
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Qiu, L. (author)
As a useful tool in understanding the coastal behaviours, one-line models , which are designed to simulate the long-term shoreline evolution in response to imposed wave conditions, coastal structures, and other engineering activities such as beach nourishment, have been developed and applied to a wide range of projects in coastal engineering and...
master thesis 2013
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K?vári, A. (author)
This project’s commissioner, the head of ING’s emerging markets credit trading desk developed a loan structure called Revenue Participation Loan to fit the needs of SMEs in emerging markets. He now wants to combine this new product with innovation in his approach to uncertainty. With these types of loans SMEs agree to pay a fixed percentage of...
master thesis 2013
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Lazalde Arreola, H.F. (author)
This master thesis provides a comprehensive study of the factors of actor's resistance to engage in the strategic decision-making process. These factors were studied through a qualitative analysis of six semi.structure interviews with consultants and consultancy clients. From these interviews a series of strategies for dealing with actors...
master thesis 2013
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Vasilopoulos, C. (author)
Years of turmoil in the banking sector have revealed the need to assess the performance of banks and explore the resilience of the banking system under adverse futures. Banks are not the safe houses everyone believed them to be, as the recent crisis of 2007 showed. Today, banks are highly uncertain dynamically complex systems that are...
master thesis 2013
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Verhoeff, T.J. (author)
Societal developments are timeless and occur at an ever increasing pace that affects demand for Corporate Real Estate (CRE). Real estate flexibility, as part of a CRE strategy, enables anticipation on those uncertain societal developments. Many studies refer to real estate flexibility, which could be grouped into physical, technical,...
master thesis 2014
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Nobel, A. (author)
Introduction – The principle of shareholder value maximization raises concerns about reduced levels of investment in innovation (Lazonick, 2011a). Since shareholder value maximization entails to maximize profits for the shareholders of corporations, the principle is connected to the allocation of capital in markets. There are concerns about the...
master thesis 2014
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Tsaples, G. (author)
System Dynamics and Multi Criteria Decision Analysis are two decision aid methods that aim at helping decision makers to better understand the world through formal models and computations. System Dynamics with the use of feedback loops and time delays helps to understand the behavior of a system and how the various elements affect this behavior....
master thesis 2014
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Wang, Z. (author)
Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by the actions of current and waves towards coastlines. Building with Nature (BwN), is an emerging methodology that utilizes natural process and natural materials to reduce the impacts of coastal erosion on nature and society. Because of the involvement of natural materials and natural processes, BwN...
master thesis 2015
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Ziegler, L.S. (author)
Offshore wind energy faces three important trends: (1) wind farms grow in size, (2) monopiles are installed in deeper water, and (3) cost reduction remains the most important challenge. With wind farm size, the importance of variations in environmental site conditions across the wind farm increases. These site variations, e.g. water depth and...
master thesis 2015
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Pascu, V. (author)
Wind power has proven to be one of the most versatile forms of renewable energy. Similarly, offshore wind is currently emerging as the most promising method of meeting the global target for low cost of renewable energy production, given the massive potential of wind at sea. However, from the wind turbine design point of view, the requirement of...
master thesis 2015
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