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Zhou, Jianchao (author)
Stability of dikes is a national security issue for densely populated low-lying countries situated in delta areas, like the Netherlands. One of the dominant dike failuremechanisms in the Netherlands is piping, where high seepage flow rates transport sand particles and subsequently form a ’pipe’ under a dike structure. As such, one manner to...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Loen, S.S. (author)
Cities worldwide currently face freshwater shortages. Forecasts predict that demand will outstrip naturally renewable and available water supplies by 40% by 2030. This poses a serious threat to livability in cities and urban areas that are already struggling with water-related issues like floods and land subsidence. Water insecurity, in...
book chapter 2020
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Jafari, S. (author), Rots, J.G. (author), Esposito, R. (author)
In this study, tests on cores and companion tests on triplets are compared with respect to the evaluation of the nonlinear shear-sliding behaviour of masonry, including the determination of post-peak softening response. Due to its slightly-destructive sampling nature and its good agreement with triplet results, the core testing method is...
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De Vrieze, Jo (author), Verbeeck, Kristof (author), Pikaar, Ilje (author), Boere, Jos (author), van Wijk, A.J.M. (author), Rabaey, Korneel (author), Verstraete, Willy (author)
The carrying capacity of the planet is being exceeded, and there is an urgent need to bring forward revolutionary approaches, particularly in terms of energy supply, carbon emissions and nitrogen inputs into the biosphere. Hydrogen gas, generated by means of renewable energy through water electrolysis, can be a platform molecule to drive the...
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Piccioni, Valeria (author), Turrin, M. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author)
Additive manufacturing allows the fabrication of complex geometries with enhanced performances, making it interesting for application in façade components. Assessing the performance of non-standard geometries and 3D printed parts requires a combination of digital and analytical methods to retrieve validated models which can guide the design...
conference paper 2020
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Romano, Rosa (author), Fiorito, Francesco (author)
In the field of regenerative design, several interrelated, innovative building concepts are now challenging the traditional building paradigm and even present-day standards for sustainable design, by introducing the idea of buildings as more dynamic and interactive structures. These include the concepts of living, regenerative, restorative, and...
book chapter 2020
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Janssen, S.K.H. (author), Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author), Hermans, L.M. (author), Slinger, J (author)
Nature-based flood defence is an innovative design alternative for achieving protection against flooding. Despite significant advancements in science, models and concepts, routine implementation beyond pilot projects remains limited. To better understand why, we have looked into the complexities of nature-based flood defence implementation...
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Eelkema, R. (author), Pich, Andrij (author)
Hydrogels are fascinating soft materials with unique properties. Many biological systems are based on hydrogel-like structures, underlining their versatility and relevance. The properties of hydrogels strongly depend on the structure of the building blocks they are composed of, as well as the nature of interactions between them in the network...
review 2020
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Papadopoulos, Panayiotis M. (author), Reppa, V. (author), Polycarpou, Marios M. (author), Panayiotou, Christos G. (author)
The enormous energy use of the building sector and the requirements for indoor living quality that aim to improve occupants'productivity and health, prioritize Smart Buildings as an emerging technology. The Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning ( HVAC ) system is considered one of the most critical and essential parts in buildings since...
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Wüthrich, Davide (author), Ylla Arbos, C. (author), Pfister, Michael (author), Schleiss, Anton J. (author)
Tsunamis, impulse waves, and dam-break waves are rare but catastrophic events, associated with casualties and damage to infrastructures. An adequate description of these waves is vital to assure human safety and to generate resilient structures. Furthermore, a specific building geometry with openings, such as windows and doors, reduces wave...
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Willemsen, Pim W.J.M. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), Vuik, V. (author), Bouma, Tjeerd J. (author), Hulscher, Suzanne J.M.H. (author)
Foreshores consisting of both bare tidal flats and vegetated salt marshes are found worldwide and they are well studied for their wave attenuating capacity. However, most studies only focus on the small scale: just some isolated locations in space and only up to several years in time. In order to stimulate the implementation of foreshores...
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Barciela Rial, M. (author)
The Marker Wadden project aims to improve the ecosystem of Lake Markermeer (The Netherlands) by constructing a wetland with sediment from the lake. Sediment is dredged from the bed, and the resulting slurries are pumped into the project area. During this process, segregation and oxidation of the sediment may occur. The native sediment...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Bongers, Ferry (author), Uphill, Stephen J. (author)
Wood, having the lowest embodied energy of any mainstream building material, is carbon neutral. As such, wood, our only naturally renewable construction resource, helps combat global warming by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it away for the life of the wood product. Not only is wood renewable, but it is also biodegradable and...
conference paper 2019
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NatureCoast is the largest research program that focused on the Sand Motor, a large sandy peninsula, constructed in 2011 on the Dutch North Sea coast near The Hague. This unprecedented pilot project involved placing 21.5 million m3 of sand on and in front of the beach with the aim that it would spread along the coast. The Sand Motor<br/>is a...
book 2019
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de Moor, M.W.A. (author)
Quantum technology is a promising area of research, with the quantum computer as the prime example. Quantum computers can perform calculations thought to be impossible by conventional means. The fundamental building block of a quantum computer is a qubit, which is a quantumsystem which can be used to process and store quantuminformation. Most...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Vuik, V. (author)
Flood risk reduction in coastal areas is traditionally approached from a conventional engineering perspective, where dikes and dams are built to withstand the forces of tides, surges and waves. Recently, a nature-based approach to flood risk reduction is increasingly promoted, in which the benefits of coastal ecosystems for reducing the impact...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Baptist, Martin J. (author), Gerkema, T. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Colosimo, I. (author), Elschot, K. (author), de Groot, A. V. (author), Cleveringa, J. (author), van Eekelen, E. M.M. (author)
We test an innovative approach to beneficially re-use dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development. A Mud Motor is a dredged sediment disposal in the form of a semi-continuous source of mud in a shallow tidal channel allowing natural processes to disperse the sediment to nearby mudflats and salt marshes. We describe the various steps in...
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Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
Research has shown that, even though the conditions seem to comply with current standards for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) based on single-dose response relationships, staying indoors is not good for our health. In the last three decades, many studies all over the world have been performed to identify and solve health and comfort problems...
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Venturini, T. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Setaki, F. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Pronk, Arno (author), Teuffel, Patrick (author), Moonen, Yaron (author), Slangen, Stefan (author), Vorstermans, Rens (author)
In recent years, natural disaster and military conflicts forced vast numbers of people to flee their home countries, contributing to the migration crisis we are facing today. According to the UNHCR, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide reached the highest level since World War II. Post-disaster housing is by nature diverse and...
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van der Hoek, Alexander (author), Taneja, P. (author), van Koningsveld, M. (author)
Large scale infrastructure, of which ports and related industrial complexes are a major part, can help to unlock the economic, social and ecological potential of delta regions. Large scale infrastructure planning traditionally follows a “building in nature” approach, focussing on impact minimization, mitigation and compensation. “Building with...
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