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Kloeg, Boris (author)
Wind turbine blades have a service life of around 20 to 25 years and are then decommissioned while generally still having excellent structural performance and high-value material properties. Currently, the recycling options for the fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite components that make up the blade are limited, so most blades are either...
master thesis 2024
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Köhlenberg, Jelco (author)
As many bridges in the Netherlands are past their design-life and yet still have well-functioning steel superstructures, their bridge decks are often due to be replaced. FRP panels are promising alternatives to concrete decks for these renovation works due to their low density, fast on-site construction time, and excellent acoustic and thermal...
master thesis 2023
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van der Toorn, Iona (author)
This research investigates the feasibility and potential of utilizing BFRP floors in modular buildings as a low environmental impact and cost-effective alternative to conventional floors. A modular building is introduced as a case study, the Natural Pavilion in Almere, to bring focus to the research and set a baseline for the requirements of the...
master thesis 2023
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QIU, Haodong (author)
Hybrid structures consisting of FRP(fiber reinforce polymer) composite decks<br/>connected to a steel girder superstructure are gaining more attention by combining the stiffness of steel members with good fatigue endurance and high strength to weight ratio of FRP. However, when composite material FRP is exposed to elevated temperature,...
master thesis 2023
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Peeters, Tjeu (author)
The increasing traffic load on highway bridges provides a need for replacement or improvement of the bridge decks. The design of a new bridge deck using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decks raises questions on the connection of a FRP bridge deck to a steel superstructure. At the Tu Delft a bolted connector injected with steel reinforced...
master thesis 2022
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Molenaar, Lennart (author)
This research is about which geometry of FRP slabs is the most optimal, in terms of costs, to use for a given load and boundary conditions taking the occurring uplift bolt forces into account. The first part of the report focuses on the calculation of the uplift forces in the bolted connections caused by the moving loads. For this, first a...
master thesis 2022
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Āboltiņa, Laura (author)
In the past years, the safety of steel railway bridges has been questioned due to the coped beam connection sensitivity to fatigue and fatigue crack appearance. To ensure the safety of these railway bridges, the propagation of the fatigue crack needs to be analysed by performing regular inspection on the bridges. The frequency of these is...
master thesis 2022
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Mako, Paul (author)
This report investigates the influence of joint stiffness on the eigenfrequencies of offshore wind turbine supporting jacket structures. The joint is investigated individually, within the context of a jacket structure, and within the context of the entire offshore wind turbine structure. These analyses were specifically conducted for the case of...
master thesis 2022
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MYLONOPOULOS, Vasilis (author)
Interest in composites for application in Civil Engineering structures, has seen significant increase in recent years. From composite repairs on existing structures from concrete or structural steel, to composite decks in bridges or even structures made solely out of fibre reinforced composites, the structural industry is following the already...
student report 2021
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Koetsier, Mathieu (author)
The increase in road traffic intensity and loading capacity of a truck over the last decades causes fatigue problems in existing bridges built in the 1960s and 1970s. For steel bridges, this means that the deck structure does not meet the current demands. A solution would be to replace these existing deck structures with Glas Fibre-Reinforced...
master thesis 2021
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Renckens, Berber (author)
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) has increased rapidly in popularity in the past few decades. The material's advantageous properties, such as a high strength-to-weight ratio and low required maintenance, gave rise to its popularity in multiple major engineering branches. Buckling behaviour develops due to the notably low stiffness-to-strength...
master thesis 2021
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Verhoeven, Alexander (author)
In off-shore structures, the jacket foundations are mainly welded connections in circular hollow sections. These connections exhibit problems in resisting fatigue load. Wrapped composite joints tackle this problem with improved fatigue resistance. However, the material properties are yet unknown. In order to determine the properties on a more...
master thesis 2020
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Swinnen, Jan (author)
In recent years, a growing amount of movable highway bridges with a timber deck are approaching the end of their service life. Since these bridges have opened, the traffic intensity has increased yearly and environmental effects had the opportunity to deteriorate the bridges slowly. Inspections revealed that the main load-carrying elements are...
master thesis 2020
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Linssen, Rob (author)
The Rotterdam municipality is constantly busy replacing old footbridges that have reached their lifetime. Lately, this is done using modern materials, such as fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP). FRP is a relatively light-weight material that has a high yield strength, which allows for aesthetically pleasing, very slender designs. Governing for such...
master thesis 2020
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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...
master thesis 2019
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Kaskovitš, Anna (author)
The increasing use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers produced by Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding in civil infrastructure applications leads to the need for an appropriate research data. The VARTM produced structural elements are not limited in dimensions and material properties and typically are slender structures parts of which are...
master thesis 2018
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Milosevic, Marko (author)
Vibration-based structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures is receiving increasing attention in recent years. This is due to the development of more robust system identification techniques as well as improvements with regard to the practicality of installing the necessary instrumentation. Health monitoring systems are more...
master thesis 2018
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Mestre Rodríguez, Cristina (author)
Adhesive bonded joints are commonly used in structural applications. The thickness of the bondline has an important influence in the resistance of the joint. Information on this topic is mostly available for thin bondlines; up to 1 mm. However, little information is known about the effect of increasing the bondline thickness. This study consists...
master thesis 2018
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Sharma, Swaraj (author)
The Netherlands has one of the busiest rail network in the Europe (Oliver Wyman, 2016) that is growing rapidly due to the limited rail network and improved inter-connectivity with road and marine transportation mode. Because of intensifying rail traffic and ageing rail bridge infrastructure (Archives: Arcadis), the rail bridge infrastructure...
master thesis 2017
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Swierstra, E.P. (author)
For the fatigue assessment of welded structures, several design methods are described by the design codes of IIW, Eurocode3 and DNV. The relation between the stress range and cycles to failures were derived from experiments: the SN curves. With the increased accessibility of finite element software to engineers, a more flexible approach emerged:...
master thesis 2017
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