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Schep, B.A. (author), Roor, A.M. (author), Rottink, M.E. (author), Spielmann, P. (author), Waqué, A.E. (author), Van de Zande, B.J. (author)
Ladysmith, a small city in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) had to deal with severe floods in the past. To prevent the city against floods like this, the Ladysmith Flood Protection Scheme was implemented in 1998. After the implementation of this scheme, there were still some floods. The goal of this project is to identify the causes of the floods...
student report 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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De Boer, R. (author)
The enormous damage caused by hurricane Ike in the year 2008 has been the main incentive for several structural flood risk reduction plans in the Houston-Galveston Bay area. One of them is the ’Ike Dike’, a large-scale coastal barrier which closes Galveston Bay to prevent penetration of hurricane surges. A momentum gain for flood risk reduction...
master thesis 2015
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Osmanoglou, Defne (author)
Flood safety in low-lying delta regions has been a challenge of all ages. Societies worldwide have been trying to protect themselves against flood hazards for centuries. Floods in vulnerable urban regions are often caused by heavy rainfall, high river flow, extreme sea levels, or combinations of those three. Currently, there is a lack of tools...
master thesis 2015
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Van Loon, P.S.P. (author)
During this research a method is developed for finding the cost optimal design of a sea dike when a probabilistic method is being applied and flexibility is allowed in the distribution of the total failure probability over the various failure mechanisms. A probabilistic model has been set up to calculate the cost optimal design for a sea dike...
master thesis 2014
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Fuhrhop, H. (author)
The Mississippi River is one of the most engineered rivers in the world. Levees, bank revetments and training dikes ensure navigability and safety against ?ooding. Construction of dams in the upstream branches led to a decay in sediment supply of 70% during the last 100 years. Due to man-made constrictions, more sediment is spilled out in the...
master thesis 2013
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Stoeten, K.J. (author)
More than five years after Hurricane Ike devastated the Galveston Bay Area, the most critical challenge remains; reducing flood vulnerability. In response to Hurricane Ike’s disastrous impact, several structural flood risk reduction strategies have been proposed. Some advocating local solutions, others advocating system-wide coastal barriers....
master thesis 2013
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Booij, A. (author)
This master thesis contains a graduation research to projects in which Best Value Procurement (BVP) is implemented as the award mechanism. The report has been composed during an internship at Royal HaskoningDHV which contributes to the completion of the master Construction Management and Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. The...
master thesis 2013
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Oujamaa, I. (author)
Floods are one of the most devastating natural disasters, hitting various regions in the world each year. In the last decades the potential damage caused by floods has increased. The need for tools, like flood maps and flood models, for real time monitoring and forecasting of floods has also increased. When an upcoming flood is expected, and...
master thesis 2013
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Hopmans, R. (author)
For many applications in the field of coastal engineering 2D-morphological models are being applied. Due to the large computational effort these models demand it is nearly impossible to include a full wave climate in long-term morphological modeling. This has asked for waveclimate reduction methods in order to reduce the input and consequently...
master thesis 2013
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De Jong, M.S. (author)
To date no study has been done to analyse the effect on water level for the Dutch coast from the passage of storms over the North Sea. This research examines the feasibility of developing a joint probability method to determine the extreme water level for the Dutch coast, resulting from these storms. This has been done by means of a parametric...
master thesis 2012
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Scheel, F. (author)
Tidal inlet systems, as found in the Dutch Wadden Sea, often feature both sand and mud. Due to differences in sediment properties, sand and mud particles respond different to identical forcing conditions, like short waves and tidal currents. Because of this, sand and mud can get transported to different locations. This process is referred to by...
master thesis 2012
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Van Bentum, K.M. (author)
The Lagos coast has been suffering high rates of erosion since the construction of three harbour moles, i.e. the West Mole, East Mole and the Training Mole, at the tidal inlet connecting the Lagos Lagoon to the South Atlantic Ocean. To provide for a permanent erosion mitigation measure and to create residential and commercial area for circa 400...
master thesis 2012
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Miller, A.L. (author)
After the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans due to hurricane Katrina in the year 2005, the city’s hurricane protection system has been improved to provide protection against storms with at least a 100 year return period. This thesis investigates the risk to life in the post-Katrina situation for the New Orleans metro bowl. The risk to life is...
master thesis 2011
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Geldenhuys, M.A. (author)
Research done by the IPCC working groups and other organizations has sparked global concern over the possible impacts of climate change and corresponding sea level rise upon coastal communities. In reaction global studies were done (Nicholls et al., 2008, Hanson et al., 2011) to assess the vulnerability of coastal regions. However, most of these...
master thesis 2011
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Hanegan, K.C. (author)
In this study, a process-based, depth-averaged Delft3D hydrodynamic and morphologic model of the Wax Lake Delta in Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana was developed to simulate a five year period of delta development. The purpose of this modeling effort was to test the ability of process-based modeling tools to successfully simulate typical delta...
master thesis 2011
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Ruijs, M. (author)
In 2008 Hurricane Ike flooded large parts of the barrier islands in front of the Galveston Bay near Houston, Texas. The storm surge also entered the bay through the inlets causing great damage along the bay and the port of Houston. Because of the high probability that a hurricane would strike again the “Ike Dike” was developed. The concept...
master thesis 2011
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Bos, M.F.M. (author)
The wetlands in the Mississippi delta (USA) are drastically subsiding and eroding. Many projects and researches are ongoing to determine how this “drowning effect” of the delta can be stopped. One of the solutions that could be feasible is implementing sediment diversions in the levees of the Lower Mississippi River in order to divert sediment...
master thesis 2011
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Van den Heuvel, S. (author)
The area of New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. A large part of the city got flooded due to bad design, construction and maintenance of the levee system. In order to increase the level of protection of the city, the levees are heightened and strengthened in the framework of the Hurricane and Storm Damage and Risk Reduction...
master thesis 2010
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Nederbragt, G. (author)
This study focused on the possible relationship between seasonal variations of suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and diatom biomass. In order to determine whether a relationship exists, the effect of other parameters on these seasonal variations was also studied. This was accomplished to prevent the risk of finding a spurious relationship...
master thesis 2001
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