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de Wit, Edward (author)
In this research an effort is made to contribute to the goals of the Betonakkoord. This is done by optimising the design of big and bulky structures consisting out of a lot of concrete, namely lock heads. Lock heads are part of the navigation lock. The main research question answered in this thesis is phrased as follows: How can the design of...
master thesis 2020
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Yan, Xu (author)
Structures may be subjected to both mechanical loads and imposed deformation. On one hand, the mechanical loads include, for example, the self-weight of the construction work, the action from normal use by person, furniture and movable objects, vehicles, snow, wind, execution, etc. On the other hand, when the deformation of a structure is...
master thesis 2020
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Tiwari, Anshuman (author)
Shear cracking in slender reinforced concrete beams with thin webs can result in significant shear crack width and deflection which is usually ignored in practice due to lack of availability of the engineering models in design codes. This can lead to unconservative predictions of the crack width and total deflection in the SLS (Serviceability...
master thesis 2019
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Odijk, Maik (author)
This research focuses on the structural behaviour of an elastic supported reinforced concrete slab. Over the years, there is a tendency to realise industrial floors with large joint-spacings. The downside of a slab on grade with a large joint-spacing is that the risk of (uncontrolled) cracking due to a shrinkage load is higher, which often...
master thesis 2019
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Toshniwal, Shubham (author)
Due to the alteration in height, the centroidal axis of a non-prismatic beam has a non-linear layout when compared to a prismatic beam. Therefore, in case of a non-prismatic beam, the vertical cross-section cut, on which analysis from the codes are performed, is no longer perpendicular to the centroidal axis, unlike prismatic beam. Moreover, due...
master thesis 2019
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Braak, Dirk (author)
In August of 2013 Elon Musk published his paper ’Hyperloop Alpha’, in which he describes an alternative transportation system for the to be built railway connection between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Hyperloop system that Musk describes relies on partial vacuum tubes through which vehicles can travel at speeds up to 1000 km/h with great...
master thesis 2019
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Meek, Maarten (author)
To realise more sustainable industrial ground floors the implementation of alkali-activated concrete is considered for jointless elastically supported ground floors. Such floors are realised with large areas without dilations, the shrinkage reduction is therefore restrained causing cracks to arise at the top surface of the floor. The control of...
master thesis 2019
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Van, Rens (author)
This thesis focusses on the application of vertical profiled mortar connections in precast concrete shear walls that are built up with a stacked element configuration. The goal of the project is to develop a practical modelling approach in order to be able to apply the connections in a FEM model for structural analyses. For this purpose several...
master thesis 2019
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Jaspers Focks, Thijmen (author)
Engineering firm Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft has designed many cantilevering elements in Compact Reinforced Composite over the past years. This material, often abbreviated as CRC, is an UHPFRC developed by Hi-Con Denmark and the material distinguishes itself from other concretes as it incorporates large volumes of steel fibres and reinforcement...
master thesis 2019
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Verschuur, Richard (author)
This Master Thesis is about the comparison of the effective concrete tension zone height determined with either finite element models using DIANA or Eurocode 2 and Jones method. The effective reinforcement ratio is an important parameter for the determination of the crack width and is depending on the effective concrete tension zone height....
master thesis 2018
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Schilder, Simon (author), Harteveld, Rens (author), van Vliet, Marc (author), Odijk, Maik (author)
Tourism is one of the main sources of income of Jamaica. . However, at the moment the beaches are retreating. An example is the erosion of Hellshire Beach, showing a retreat of ten meters in only seven years. To preserve the beaches effectively, a new concept is requested. The main requirements of the system are wave attenuation and the marine...
student report 2018
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Khairina Anindya Canny, Ina (author)
This thesis focuses on the dynamic analysis of liquid storage tanks subjected to seismic excitation with its primary aim being the development of a semi-analytical model able to predict this dynamic response accurately. In engineering practice, there are two primary methods to solve this problem. Numerical models based primarily on the finite...
master thesis 2018
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van Saase, Mark (author)
Zeeland, located in the south west of The Netherlands, has suffered major casualties and damage due to the flood in 1953. After the disaster, the Dutch Government appointed the so-called Deltacomittee, provided with the task of advising on the execution of the Deltaplan. As part of the Deltaplan, North Sea estuaries has been closed off from the...
master thesis 2018
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Giesen Loo, Erik (author)
Shells tend to be thin because their curvature enables them to carry distributed loads as membrane forces. The property of thinness stems from shells’ capacity to store membrane strain energy without much deformation. As a result, buckling failures often govern the design of shell structures. These buckling failures usually start locally, at a...
master thesis 2017
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van Dooren, Maikel (author)
In this study the cracking and debonding behaviour of cementitious screeds bonded to concrete bearing floors is <br/>analysed. In order to obtain insight in this behaviour research is performed to the surface tensile strength of concrete, <br/>the bond strength of screeds on concrete bearing floors, the behaviour of screeds during shrinkage and...
master thesis 2017
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Dik, Inge (author)
Soil-mix walls are subsoil walls, which are constructed by in situ mixing of soil<br/>with cement and water. The technique was initially used as a ground improvement<br/>technique and is now being developed as construction method for walls<br/>with a structural purpose. Currently these walls are reinforced with large steel<br/>profiles, which...
master thesis 2017
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de Kruijf, Tessa (author), Frederik, Kevin (author), Janmaat, Ivar (author), Woerlee, Sebastiaan (author)
The focus of this research is to provide solutions to the city of Campeche to decrease the<br/>inundation risks generated by a hurricane with an occurrence of once in <br/>fifty years. Campeche<br/>is a city located at the Gulf of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. The rapid growth of the<br/>city is one of the reasons it is having troubles with...
student report 2017
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Gökcek, Volkan Erdem (author)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the behavioral differences of walls that have different load transfer mechanisms and identify a simple engi- neering model for a construction joint that connects these two different wall types.<br/>Within the text; First, the problem description is provided among with a simple yet reliable soil modeling...
master thesis 2017
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Granata, Renato (author)
The out-of-plane behavior of unreinforced masonry walls subjected to lateral loading is a complex structural problem. This thesis focuses on the stability of URM walls in a building system under seismic loads that are comparable to those found in the Groningen scenario. The investigation is carried out by addressing both the physical and the...
master thesis 2017
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