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van Woudenberg, Tom (author)
In the design of steel structures, optimisation methods promise cheap, light and sustainable structures. However, the resulting designs tend to have a high diversity of profiles, making them unbuildable. Furthermore, the optimisation problem is mathematically complex, leading to a long and potentially unsolvable optimisation process. Grouping...
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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...
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Mahmoudimotlagh, Saeid (author)
Gas-induced earthquakes are a major problem in the north of the Netherlands due to many unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings being located in this area. To improve the seismic performance of the URM buildings, existing structures must be retrofitted and if the aesthetic of the building is important, the implemented retrofitting technique must...
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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,...
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Backx, Stephan (author)
The Netherlands is currently in the process of transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy, in accordance with the ”Nederland Circulair 2050” policy. To increase the circularity of buildings, several approaches can be integrated. In this research, the so-called Design for Deconstruction and Donor Structural Framework concepts are...
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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...
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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...
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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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Kunicka, Ewa (author)
In this research project, an assessment of an abatement measure for mitigating railway induced vibrations is carried out. Ground-borne vibrations, which are primarily generated due to wheel-rail interaction, may also result in ground-borne noise in the buildings located in vicinity of railway tracks. An example of adverse environmental impact...
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Ben-Gera, Tal (author)
Compressive membrane action is a phenomenon commonly found in reinforced concrete structures after significant cracking and deformation have taken place. In this thesis report, the potential benefit of CMA in immersed tubes subjected to fires is quantified through a finite element study. Furthermore, sensitivity studies are conducted in order to...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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