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Bekarlar, K.Z. (author)
Traditional reinforced concrete tunnels show limits regarding large spans in the transverse direction. There was a lack of knowledge whether the steel-concrete-steel (SCS) sandwich tunnel can be a solution for tunnels with extreme large spans. Research was needed to understand the structural response of a large span SCS tunnel to the load...
master thesis 2016
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El Banna, E.S.D. (author)
This thesis presents an investigation on the effect of overlapping passive zones in sand. The hypothesis of larger stresses in the soil and a larger ultimate resistance capacity in case of overlapping passive zones was firstly investigated in the numerical study by Joosse (2015). He introduced an intensification factor as a design optimization...
master thesis 2016
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Steenbergen, C.T.J.D.M. (author)
Sheet pile walls are increasingly applied in the Netherlands to reinforce dikes. Up to now it is not known what is the real strength and stiffness behaviour of this sheet pile walls and when the dike with the construction can be considered to have failed. Nowadays an elastic design is applied for reinforcements with sheet pile walls, while for...
master thesis 2016
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Schrijver, I.J.M. (author)
The subject of this master thesis is introduced by the lack of regulations for the design of flexible dolphins. Currently, the design of flexible dolphins is based on the Eurocode, which does not cover all aspects which are of importance in dolphin design. Consequently, different countries and associations developed their own guidelines, which...
master thesis 2016
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Van Tilborg, R. (author)
Without doubt the need to give a founded estimation of the remaining life span is needed. In the NEN 8700 and 8701 and the guideline of Rijkswaterstaat (RBK) a way to determine the structural reliability is given. The corresponding estimate of the remaining life span is based on but not equal to the suggested reference period of the loads. These...
master thesis 2016
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Steeneken, S.P. (author)
In this thesis an investigation is performed into the rise of excess pore pressures in front of a slurry tunnel boring machine (TBM) during boring. Accurate prediction of excess pore pressures is particularly important when boring close to foundation piles or when boring with a small overburden. The existence of this phenomenon has been known...
master thesis 2016
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Hopman, P.T. (author)
To improve the design of soil retaining walls in narrow trenches, a design optimization tool is introduced by Hosseinzadeh and Joosse (2015). This design optimisation tool is an intensification factor on the passive earth pressure coefficient Kp, that includes the effect of overlapping passive zones. The authors argue that the passive earth...
master thesis 2016
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Zoidi, E. (author)
Widely deformable subsoil verifies a predominant concern in the design and construction of high-rise buildings. Extensive total and differential settlements are observed that are usually not in accordance to the predictions. In the Netherlands, the problem appears to be more intense in Rotterdam, the city that counts the largest number of...
master thesis 2015
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Mourillon, N.K.N. (author)
The stability of any structure is an important aspect in civil engineering. The subject of this thesis is the stability of the quay structure at the Amazonehaven, port of Rotterdam. The reason for writing this report is to investigate the safety and stability of the quay structure, which was built in 1990, throughout its service lifetime while...
master thesis 2015
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Weeda, T.R. (author)
The persistent increase of container vessel dimensions requires ports to adapt their wet infrastructure in order to compete with their competitors. However, in some cases waterway tunnels are expected to restrict the maximum depth. The Beneluxtunnel in Rotterdam is an example of such a tunnel. To allow more depth, the possibility of lowering...
master thesis 2015
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Rodriguez Barragan, O.P. (author)
The investigation performed for this MSc graduation thesis has focused on the creation of a numerical model for the induced failure of the trial embankment in location B within the Leendert de Boerspolder. What has been modeled in this MSc graduation thesis project is a 2D cross section of the mentioned embankment. Later on its safety has been...
master thesis 2015
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Dijkstra, S.D. (author)
The graduation thesis focuses on providing insight in the consequences of subsiding ground on soil anchors. With the years, the bars of an anchored sheet pile walls for example, can be unfavourably loaded due to subsiding soil. As a result of these lateral loads, the bar will deform and elongate, causing the stresses to increase. The...
master thesis 2015
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Oikonomidis, P. (author)
This thesis is focusing on the building damage parameters monitoring techniques and the validation of the current damage prediction methodology on building response next to deep excavations. Settlement risk assessments were done in Delft tunnel project to define and control the risk of damaging the adjacent buildings to the tunnel by following...
master thesis 2015
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Van Corven, T.A.W. (author)
The lock complex at Terneuzen is the main entrance for ships coming from the Westerscheld and navigating towards the cities of Terneuzen and Ghent. The construction of a new large lock at the lock complex of Terneuzen is planned to increase its capacity. This lock will be built between the existing locks. The ground level is situated at NAP +6...
master thesis 2015
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Verhoef, R.M. (author)
The subject of this master's thesis stems from a lack of design rules in the current regulations for dolphins located in sloping ground. Dolphins are very common objects in Dutch waterways, of which a large part are located in sloping ground. The lack of design rules causes difficulties between clients and contractors, possible unfavourable...
master thesis 2015
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Van der Krogt, M.G. (author)
Flow sliding of submerged slopes in front of dikes affects flood safety. 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. Therefore it is unclear whether the...
master thesis 2015
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Zhou, T. (author)
This thesis discusses the use of 3D finite element method (FEM) in deep excavations, especially the simulation of sequential excavation method in 3D FEM model. It is an independent research project based on the Spaarndammertunnel project in Amsterdam. This thesis only focused on the excavation part of the tunnel project. Soil parameters used in...
master thesis 2015
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Chatzivasileiou, G.I. (author)
Suction caissons are used more and more for various in the oil&gas and offshore wind industries. Although, the use of suction caissons is not new, uncertainty still exists regarding their installation, due to the varying soil profiles encountered and the absence of experience within the offshore industry. Prediction methods, regarding the...
master thesis 2014
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Van der Peet, T.C. (author)
Infrastructural projects such as roads and railway tracks are usually built on an embankment of sand or granular material. When building on soft soils, the prevention of differential settlements and resulting damage is traditionally done by including a long consolidation period in the construction process. One method to decrease construction...
master thesis 2014
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Galema, A. (author)
This thesis has as subject the shielding effect of piles on the front wall of quay walls. The reason for writing this paper is to find an answer to the difference between field measurements and design calculations of stresses and deflections in the front wall of a special type of quay wall in the Port of Rotterdam. The relevance of this issue...
master thesis 2013
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