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Sutter, V.B. (author)
In this additional thesis a 2D urban flood model in the downtown area of Shanghai was investigated. Therefore a numerical model of Delft3D flexible mesh (DFM) was used. Since the model was investigated from scratch, a lot of data analysis and pre-processing was required to have reasonable input data. As input data a surface elevation map, a map...
student report 2019
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van Oorschot, N. (author)
The Netherlands is a country where people have to live with water, rather than fighting against it. This philosophy often requires interaction between infrastructure and waterways, where (hydraulic) structures are placed close to or even extending in the waterway, introducing the risk of ship collision. What makes this accidental load so...
master thesis 2017
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van Zaal, C.J. (author)
To protect the hinterland, flood defences are often located on the border between water and land. This same border however is also an attractive place to live, which may hamper improvement of flood protections. Closing off a tidal (river) system, especially in case of little discharge, may in this case be a logical consideration. This would...
master thesis 2017
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Cornelissen, D. (author)
Robustness is a hard-to-grip concept within engineering. This master thesis uses a framework to quantify the level of robustness that has been proposed by the Joint Committee on Structural Safety to assess the influence of the reliability requirement of a structural element. The lock complex at Weurt (the Netherlands) has been used for a case...
master thesis 2017
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van der Zee, N. (author)
In the Netherlands almost 17.500 kilometers of primary flood defenses protect the flood prone areas from inundation. These flood defenses are designed and periodically assessed according to certain design standards which require an average probability of exceedance of 1/1.250 or 1/10.000 per year. From the results of recent assessments, it was...
master thesis 2017
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Riteco, J. (author)
Additional thesis - The Maeslant barrier was the final piece of the Delta works which protects a large area of the Netherlands. However the present barrier seems to fulfil his function, several Dutch experts have doubts about the system. However the discussion on the Maeslant barrier not being safe enough refers mostly to future scenarios....
student report 2017
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Vossenaar, E.H.F. (author)
Since 1986, the northern part of the Netherlands, particularly the Province of Groningen, experienced around 1000 registered minor earthquakes. The cause of these earthquakes is gas extraction. This type of earthquake, caused by human influence, is called induced earthquakes. The Netherlands is not located in a historically seismic active area,...
master thesis 2017
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Korswagen Eguren, P.A. (author)
The possibility of multi-hazards, the occurrence of two or more (natural) hazards at once or shortly after another in the same location, can lead to an increased risk of structural damage and life loss. In the Netherlands, seismically-unprepared houses are especially vulnerable to newly expected earthquakes in the region of Groningen. These...
master thesis 2016
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Heemskerk, P.W.M. (author)
The Tilting Lock is an innovative solution for locations where road traffic crosses marine traffic overhead by a bridge. The occurrence of traffic jams at a bridge during the passage of vessels can be reduced by the construction of a Tilting Lock. By 'submerging' the vessels in the Tilting Lock underneath the bridge, the Tilting Lock increases...
master thesis 2016
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Horsten, B.P.M. (author)
The inundation height of the Tohoku tsunami of 2011 exceeded the design levels of many coastal barriers and several structures collapsed. Hundreds of seawalls and breakers are (planned to be) (re)built in the Tohoku district. There is much debate about the conventional tsunami walls and it is therefore suggested to consider alternative tsunami...
master thesis 2016
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Winkel, J. (author)
Even though for most hydraulic and geotechnical structures clear guidelines are available, those for flexible dolphins are still missing. Consequently, whether a design is safe is usually subject of debate. Economical dolphin piles are large diameter tubular piles, susceptible to local buckling. After installation the embedded part of these...
master thesis 2016
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Hendriks, M. (author)
Renewable energy sources, like wind- and solar power, are expected to generate a greater part of the electricity production in the Netherlands each upcoming year. Besides all the advantages, the energy supply of these renewable energy sources fluctuates heavily as they mainly depend on the amount of wind and sun. Therefore, the electricity...
master thesis 2016
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Vermeij, D.A.A.N. (author)
On 29 October 2012 hurricane Sandy hit the coast of New York City. This category 1 hurricane had a devastating effect: large parts of the city were flooded and the city was out of business for several days. An estimated total damage of $41.9 billion had occurred of which $5 billion in account of the metro system. The largest damage was to the...
master thesis 2016
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Plomp-van der Sar, E. (author)
The Houston Metropolitan area is a hurricane prone area and vulnerable to flooding by large storm surges caused by these extreme storm events. The area is a major economic center in the State of Texas and even the whole United States. Protection of the area against flooding is extremely necessary to protect the economy, community and environment...
master thesis 2016
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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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Suh Heo, H.Y. (author)
Various flood protection measures are studied across the globe, and nature-friendly and environmentally resilient methods are gaining more attention. As part of the building with nature initiative, the project BE SAFE (Bio-Engineering for SAFEty) studies the effects of a vegetated foreshore as a flood protection measure which is found to be very...
master thesis 2016
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Gerritse, A.R. (author)
In recent years, in a number of projects gate drive mechanisms of navigation locks were checked or adapted for a longer service life, during which the reliability, safety and availability of the structure had to be guaranteed for an extended period. Several problems were encountered. When verifying the gate drive mechanism, it was found that the...
master thesis 2016
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Okumura, N. (author)
Five years ago, the Great Eastern Japan tsunami devastated a large part of Tohoku area (Northeastern Japan), and since then, other coastal areas in Japan have feared the possibility of such a large tsunami. This challenge of reducing flood vulnerability of coastal areas due to tsunamis has been discussed with high importance amongst the...
master thesis 2016
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Wang, Z. (author)
Shanghai, a metropolis in the east of China, is vulnerable to flooding, and numerous floods have happened along the Huangpu River which flows through the city. In order to protect the booming city and nearly 25 million civilians’ lives and properties, a quantity of flood defences have been built along the Huangpu River. Therefore, a trustworthy...
master thesis 2016
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van Elsäcker, W.A. (author)
Liquefaction may have large influence on performance of anchored quay walls and is important to include in seismic design. Design codes provide evaluation methods that provide hardly any insight in the actual development of excess pore pressures and the don’t consider soil structure interaction. There is a need for tools that include these...
master thesis 2016
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