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Neiva Volpini, Henrique (author)
<br/>To date, many fire accidents have occurred in tunnels all over the world. In the worst cases, there were catastrophic consequences with numerous human casualties and significant economic impacts. In the occurrence of such tunnel fires, besides the primary concern of saving human life, ensuring a certain level of structural integrity is also...
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Migalski, Jos (author)
The Helperzoom bridge is one of few existing prestressed slab-between-girder bridges that is being managed by Rijkswaterstaat. These bridges are built before 1980 and do not comply with the current standards. To evaluate the structural safety and capacity these bridges are being assessed. A total of four girders were taken from the Helperzoom...
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Brongers, Brian (author)
Recently experiments were conducted at the Technical University of Delft on the size effect of concrete. The size effect is a term used for the relative decrease in shear capacity with an increase in height of the structural member. The beams observed in the experiment failed much sooner than was predicted. These test results have implications...
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Schuur, Mitchell (author)
In this thesis a parametric finite element model has been developed to predict the printability of concrete structures of arbitrary geometries. The model can be used to effectively explore design and process parameters to optimize printed objects. In addition, the model can be used to improve the reliability of the printing process, reduce the...
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van der Wateren, Maarten (author)
The increasing number of vehicles does not stop, axle loads get higher and wheel contact surfaces have decreased causing bridges to show significant fatigue damage. Demolishing and building a new bridge is out of the picture due to the current ideas on sustainability and environmental impact. Therefore renovation is necessary, as much of the...
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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...
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Niño Romero, David (author)
During the early stages of the construction process of a building, the potential impact of design decisions is at its greatest. One of the reasons is the lack of computational tools at these stages. The main objective of this research project was the expansion of StructuralComponents by the development of a parametric real-time computational...
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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...
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Teshome, Tihitina Tilahun (author)
The aim of this thesis project is to investigate the model uncertainty of non-linear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures at ultimate limit state by focusing on concrete cracking model, concrete-reinforcement interaction model and mesh size. Following this, eight finite element modelling strategies are developed and 67...
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Pečanac, Igor (author)
An organized process is necessary to ensure that the building is built on time and<br/>within budget. This does not always go well however and four major<br/>difficulties can arise.<br/>One of the current solutions is performing variant studies. Designing variants is<br/>costly however, which limits the amount of analysed variants. The focus is...
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Bresser, Djonno (author)
Throughout the years, incremental iterative approaches have been shown to be excellent tools in describing the complex behaviour of structures under a wide range of circumstances. However, robustness issues arise for quasi-brittle structures due to the potential lost of convergence during the development of abrupt fracture mechanisms. In order...
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Migayrou, Yvon (author)
For a housing project in Sirdal, Norway, a bridge is required in order to reach the construction site. Royal HaskoningDHV is interested in the possibilities that FRP composites might offer in terms of bridge design for this situation. Added to this, the fact that construction is mainly possible from one side of the river lead to the idea of an...
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Misios, George (author)
Wind turbines constitute a sustainable and effective solution to produce energy using wind power. Offshore wind turbines are becoming of special interest and more demanding with continuously increased diameters. However, their design poses great challenges, since the installation and fabrication tolerances in combination with high cyclic loading...
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van Gemeren, Wouter (author)
A parametric study, using the FEM-software package ABAQUS, validated on experimental results found by Abspoel, was conducted on S690 steel plate girders to address if the results of the previous researches was valid. Using a slightly different analytical model the results show the maximum web slenderness of this steel grade in both 6000 mm2 and...
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Gunecha, Saurabh (author)
Orthotropic bridges are being built for more than half a century. These bridges are prone to high cycle fatigue due to traffic loading. Early onset of fatigue cracking is a serious issue in both old and recently built bridges. To prevent this a number of different cross section have been suggested. Sandwich Panel is one of the suggested...
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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...
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Mink, Joost (author)
An exploration into the stability of 3D printed thin-walled concrete elements during manufacturing is presented. The failure mechanisms, material parameters and analysis methods are presented. Self-buckling is the dominant failure mechanism, where the Young's modulus plays an important role. Material experiments to assess the Young's modulus are...
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Liao, Eliz (author)
Gas extraction has caused increased seismic activity in the area of Groningen, bringing about considerable damage to houses. The houses are generally old masonry houses with flexible timber diaphragms. It is of importance to assess the response of these houses in order to apply proper retrofit measures. There has been substantial research on...
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Rikeros Orozco, Daniel (author)
There are several methods to perform fatigue assessment as described by the Eurocode 3 and the International Institute of Welding (IIW). The codes establish the relation between stress ranges and their respective number of cycles until failure of the detail. This method is called S-N curves, however this is based mainly on nominal stresses. A...
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Moraal, Rainier (author)
Currently wind turbines are a popular source of renewable energy. Royal HaskoningDHV designs foundations for these turbines. Design optimization of these foundations becomes more and more important due to the growing demand for renewable energy, the development of increasingly large wind turbines and intensification of competition. Design...
master thesis 2019
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