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Kok, M. (author), van de Riet, O. (author), Walker, W.E. (author)
Here we examine whether a study conducted 25 years ago (1992) would have had different conclusions if concepts and analytical methods developed since then had been used. The 1992 problem was to identify a strategy for reducing flood risk in the Netherlands by, for example, strengthening the river dikes against the risk of flooding. Since then,...
journal article 2019
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Marijnissen, R.J.C. (author), Kok, M. (author), Kroeze, Carolien (author), van Loon-Steensma, J.M. (author)
It is not uncommon for a flood defence to be combined with other societal uses as a multifunctional flood defence, from housing in urban areas to nature conservation in rural areas. The assessment of the safety of multifunctional flood defences is often done using conservative estimates. This study synthesizes new probabilistic approaches to...
journal article 2019
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Lendering, K.T. (author), Sebastian, Antonia (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), Kok, M. (author)
The application of risk-based approaches for the design of flood infrastructure has become increasingly common in flood management. This approach, based on risk reduction and reliability, is used to assess the performance of conventional interventions (e.g., flood defences and dams) and to support decisions regarding their implementation....
journal article 2018
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Kok, M. (author), Solin, Arno (author)
We present a method for scalable and fully 3D magnetic field simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) using local anomalies in the magnetic field as a source of position information. These anomalies are due to the presence of ferromagnetic material in the structure of buildings and in objects such as furniture. We represent the magnetic...
conference paper 2018
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Curran, A.N. (author), De Bruijn, K. M. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Hazard analysis is a crucial step in flood risk management, and for large rivers, the effects of breaches need to be taken into account. Hazard analyses that incorporate this overall “system behaviour” have become increasingly popular in flood risk assessment. Methods to perform such analyses often focus on high water levels as a trigger for...
journal article 2018
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Molnar, Marco (author), Kok, M. (author), Engel, Tilman (author), Kaplick, Hannes (author), Mayer, Frank (author), Seel, Thomas (author)
Low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of activity limitation. Objective assessment of the spinal motion plays a key role in diagnosis and treatment of LBP. We propose a method that facilitates clinical assessment of lower back motions by means of a wireless inertial sensor network. The sensor units are attached to the right and left side of...
conference paper 2018
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van der Krogt, M.G. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Transformation models are used to infer geotechnical properties from indirect measurements. A site-specific transformation model can be calibrated with direct and indirect measurements from a site. When such a model is used, then spatial variability, measurement errors and statistical uncertainty propagate into the uncertainty of the spatial...
journal article 2018
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Yunika, A. (author), Kok, M. (author), de Gijt, J.G. (author)
General risk management standard, e.g. ISO 31000:2009, approaches risk as a coin with a pair of two sides, i.e. the threat and the opportunity. However, it is hardly the case of flood events which mainly come as threats. Despite the contrary, this study explores the potential applicability of the available risk management standards specifically...
conference paper 2017
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Dupuits, E.J.C. (author), Diermanse, Ferdinand Lennaert Machiel (author), Kok, M. (author)
Flood defence systems can be seen as multiple interdependent flood defences. This paper advances an approach for finding an optimal configuration for flood defence systems based on an economic cost-benefit analysis with an arbitrary number of interdependent flood defences. The proposed approach is based on a graph algorithm and is, thanks to...
journal article 2017
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Dupuits, E.J.C. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Coastal flood defense systems can consist of multiple lines of defense. In case of a system with a front and a rear defense (e.g. a storm surge barrier and levees), the front defense can improve the reliability of the rear defense by reducing the load on this rear defense. This paper develops a framework in order to assess whether including...
journal article 2017
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Kok, M. (author)
Many functions are combined in the Rotterdam Roof Park project: It is a shopping mall, a parking garage, a park on the roof, and last but not least, a flood defense. The research in our program was done after the buildings and structures had been built. So the research projects were not hampered by the...
book chapter 2017
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Kok, M. (author), Brand, A.D. (author)
The saying goes that ‘Everything is bigger in Texas.’ This holds true for both the flood risk in the Houston-Galveston Bay Area, and for the complexity of issues that need to be dealt with in order to reduce it – assuming there is agreement that the current risk is unacceptable. There is currently no formal...
book chapter 2017
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Kok, M. (author)
Prof.dr.ir. Matthijs Kok is Professor of Flood Risk at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft; he was Program leader of the ‘Integral and Sustainable Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses’ research program, funded by the Dutch Science and Technology Foundation STW. Presently, he is...
book chapter 2017
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Veerhuis, Lex (author), Kolen, B. (author), Kok, M. (author), Riedstra, D. (author)
Design-criteria for flood-defences have a legal character in the Netherlands. Formerly, these flood protection standards were based on design-waterlevels, where a flood defence was implicitly supposed not to fail below this waterlevel. Since knowledge regarding dike-failure improved, a new risk approach has been developed based on a social cost...
abstract 2017
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Brand, A.D. (author), Kok, M. (author)
When the MFFD program took off in 2012, its general goal was to gain a deeper understanding of multifunctional flood defenses, in order to provide a solid foundation for their design, assessment and management. As a point of departure, it assumed that a new generation of explicitly multifunctional flood defenses...
book chapter 2017
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van Loon-Steensma, J.M. (author), Kok, M. (author)
In the Netherlands, the concept of a multifunctional dike has already often been implemented, and has been identified as a promising climate adaptation measure. In a multifunctional dike, functions like urban development, transport infrastructure, recreation, agriculture or nature are deliberately combined with its primary flood protection...
conference paper 2016
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Kok, M. (author), Jongejan, R. (author), Nieuwjaar, M. (author), Tanczos, I. (author)
De bescherming tegen overstromingen is essentieel voor de leefbaarheid van Nederland. In de Waterwet zijn daarom normen voor waterkeringen vastgelegd. Waterschappen en Rijkswaterstaat zorgen er voor dat de primaire waterkeringen die zij beheren aan deze normen voldoen. Hiervoor zijn praktisch toepasbare, uniforme rekenwijzen nodig waarmee een...
report 2016
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Schoemaker, M.A. (author), Verlaan, J.G. (author), Vos, R (author), Kok, M. (author)
In many parts of the world, flooding is a big risk. There are numerous strategies to reduce flood risk. The amount of flood risk reduction strategies grows exponentially with the amount of possible measures that can be implemented and possible timings when measures can be implemented. In this paper, the use of a financial method called ...
conference paper 2016
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Dupuits, E.J.C. (author), de Bruijn, KM (author), Diermanse, FLM (author), Kok, M. (author)
A breach in a flood defence will affect the downstream water levels in a riverine system, and therefore the flood risk of the system. The effect of this changed flood risk is used in an economical optimization to assess if this significantly changes the economically optimal safety targets of the flood defences in a riverine system. The impact of...
conference paper 2016
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Van der Krogt, M.G. (author), Van den Ham, G.A. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Flow sliding of submerged slopes in front of dikes can affect the reliability of flood defences. The occurrence of flow sliding may result, sometimes with delay, in a failure mode and consequent flooding. The current safety assessment method for flow sliding does not consider the interaction between flow sliding and failure modes which can cause...
conference paper 2015
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