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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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Paasman, Yordi (author)
This thesis aims to come up with a preliminary design for the in- and outlet structure, in which pump-turbines are housed, of the energy storage lake within the Delta21 plan. The goal is to come up with a feasible, cost-effective and lasting solution, that can store green energy, pump out 10 000 m<sup>3</sup>/s of water and retain design storms,...
master thesis 2020
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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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Dolganov, Mikhail (author)
This research studies a simplified connection between one storey high concrete columns and the continuous floors with an integrated steel beam, of the THQ type, carrying hollow core slabs and covered by a reinforced structural screed. The final goal is to determine the strength of the connection. This is done with a calculation method, which may...
master thesis 2019
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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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Singh, Shantanu (author)
A combination of conventional concrete members with innovative material such as Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite (SHCC) in the tensile zone, can exhibit better crack-width control. This is attributed to the bridging effect by the Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) fibers used in SHCC in combination with the special material composition containing...
master thesis 2019
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Argudo Sanchez, Geovanny (author)
The Strut-and-Tie model (STM) is an efficient technique for the design of concrete structures, but the creation of suitable truss structures gets complicated when these structures become more complex. The topology optimization (TO) is a convenient technique that has been used in recent years for the creation of trusses of complex structures for...
master thesis 2019
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Vithalkar, Arjun (author)
Study of interface behavior has been the primary area of focus for researchers in the field of concrete science and technology. This interface between two concrete elements becomes important for prefabricated systems, combination of precast and in-situ concrete elements, combinations of concrete cast at different times, repairs of existing...
master thesis 2019
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Mustafa, Shozab (author)
The main objective of this research is to understand the development of arch action in a single T-beam acting as part of the bridge system, ignoring the distribution of the load in transverse direction. As the beam is loaded, several mechanisms work simultaneously in the bridge system, resulting in enhanced ultimate load bearing capacity of the...
master thesis 2019
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Gupta, Ravi Shankar (author)
Orthotropic Steel Decks (OSDs) are widely used in various types of steel bridges due to their benefits of light weight, high load bearing capacity and speedy construction. Although many improvements in aspects of design, fabrication, inspection, and maintenance have been achieved over the years for such bridge decks, fatigue remains a...
master thesis 2019
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La Zara, Davide (author)
Crossing waterways is crucial to improve transport connections.<br/>In particular, new crossing methods are needed when the distance to be covered increases. Submerged Floating Tunnels (SFT) have been recently emerging as a cost-effective feasible crossing technique to connect fjords in Norway. However, only very little research has addressed...
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...
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van der Bilt, Daphne (author)
Skid resistance is an important parameter for road safety and therefore it is essential to monitor the skid resistance of pavements. In the Netherlands, skid resistance is measured with either the RWS Skid Resistance Tester -measuring the longitudinal friction coefficient- or the Seitenkraft-Messverfahren (SKM) -measuring the sideway friction...
master thesis 2019
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Vergeer, Marieke (author)
Old bridges in the Netherlands are reassessed to prove their structural safety because of the increased traffic loads. The Eurocode model for the shear capacity of prestressed concrete beams with sufficient shear reinforcement was found to be very conservative for small amounts of transverse reinforcement, which is typical for old bridges. Code...
master thesis 2019
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Droogers, Joost (author)
Asphalt concrete stiffness is currently only determined by tests in The Netherlands. A prediction model can be useful for mix design and verification purposes. In this paper existing asphalt concrete stiffness prediction models have been analysed. A database with 7 mixes has been build to assess these models. A study was performed on the...
master thesis 2018
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van Rijssel, Leon (author)
This master thesis on LVL-Q connections investigates the behaviour in LVL-Q. Through tensile tests done in the Stevinlab, the embedment behaviour was analysed leading to high strength and ductile behaviour in LVL-Q. This goal of this research was to design an moment resisting connection stronger than timber it is connection to. This through...
master thesis 2018
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Vrachas, Panteleimon (author)
Nowadays, precast technology is mainly used for the production of concrete shell elements. Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling techniques is the main production method of single or double-curved concrete elements, creating astonishing shapes with high accuracy. However, these techniques are also accompanied with high costs and large...
master thesis 2018
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Kroeze, Sijtse Jan (author)
The bridges built in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are reaching the end of their originally service life. Many bridges require reassessment. In 2009 the former ministry of “Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer”(Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment) carried out a study about the state of the bridges, following several...
master thesis 2018
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Smulders, Carla (author)
Numerical modelling of pile foundations can be done in several ways. In commercial finite element packages two main options are available; using volume elements with interface elements between the pile and soil domains and the embedded beam approach. The embedded beam element was first proposed by Sadek and Shahrour (2004) and considers a beam...
master thesis 2018
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