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Mariller, Nicolas (author)
The goal of this thesis is to research multi-purpose, re-usable timber structures as a step towards sustainable construction. To reach it, the work was divided into four parts. <br/>The project starts with an introduction explaining the motivations behind this work. It continues by grounding the problem in the context of major sports events....
master thesis 2020
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Maulizar, Audy (author)
The increased seismicity due to the exploitation of natural gas in the Groningen region has put many residential buildings in the region at risk of sustaining seismic induced damages. This has prompted many studies on the seismic behavior of the residential buildings, particularly the ones built from unreinforced masonry (URM). One experimental...
master thesis 2020
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XIE, Zihong (author)
Masonry is one of the most commonly used construction materials for residential buildings and historic buildings around the world. Some of these buildings are located at seismic zones, while unreinforced masonry structures are vulnerable to seismic loads. To assess the existing masonry buildings and to design new masonry structures, nonlinear...
master thesis 2020
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Soni, Mohit (author)
Unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings are vulnerable when subjected to out-of-plane dynamic loading, especially under as earthquakes. Within the masonry building, the wall spanning in the direction perpendicular to the seismic loading is the most critical component. Damage to these walls (out-of-plane failure) frequently leads to the partial or...
master thesis 2019
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Karim, Madina (author)
In the past decades, gas productions in the province of Groningen in The Netherlands have caused a significant amount of shallow human-induced earthquakes. Its building stock has shown to be highly vulnerable to these unexpected events. Among various building typologies, damage has been reported for approximately 12.9% of the churches in...
master thesis 2019
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Vink, Evelijn (author)
This thesis describes the creation of the Equivalent Shear Masonry Model (ESMM). This is an orthotropic material model for low bond strength masonry that uses a smeared cracking approach. It was developed as an improvement of the Engineering Masonry Model (EMM) and adopts that model’s constitutive relations for the behaviour normal to the bed...
master thesis 2019
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Alderliesten, Earnest (author)
Due to gas extraction, seismic activity has become a major problem in the province of Groningen. Existing buildings are not designed to withstand seismic loads and are likely to be structurally unsafe. Two storey terraced houses with concrete floors and large openings in the ground floor façade walls are onsidered vulnerable, since the in-plane...
master thesis 2019
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Olivier, Gerhard (author)
Cross-Laminated timber (CLT), and other engineered timber products, are under high demand due to their prefabricated nature and environmental benefits. A key concern surrounding the application of CLT in buildings is its combustible nature and subsequent contribution to a compartment fire. Previous research has shown that exposed CLT, under...
master thesis 2019
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Xu, Tianqi (author)
In the recent years, increasing induced seismic activities have been observed in the northern part of the Netherlands due to gas extraction. These seismic events may cause severe damages to the building stock in this area, which is mainly composed of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings not designed to withstand seismic loads. An extensive...
master thesis 2018
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Slooten, Elgar (author)
The demand for sustainable high-rise buildings is growing. Such sustainable high-rise could be realized by the use of mass timber for the structural design instead of more conventional building materials such as steel and concrete. Timber is a renewable resource which can be CO<sub>2</sub> neutral if reforestation takes place to close its carbon...
master thesis 2018
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Ruseler, Tessa (author)
Timber construction has a promising future in the face of global sustainable development challenges. Using timber as the main structural material, the carbon footprint of a building is strongly reduced since the carbon will be stored for as long as the building stands or the timber is used. <br/><br/>An integrated structural concept was...
master thesis 2017
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Verbrugge, Marnix (author)
This thesis is a study towards in-plane behaviour of masonry shear walls modelled through a predefined crack pattern at macro level. The Semi-Lumped method, proposed by Messali (2015), is analysed in detail to confirm the consequences of the SLM assumptions. This is achieved via literature and numerical validations. The final part of the thesis...
master thesis 2017
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van Aken, Bart (author)
Wood is an important building material that has been used for thousands of years throughout the world. It is the most widely used building material and due to its characteristics suitable for a wide range of applications. Still, for the last century steel and concrete have been the materials of choice for large buildings. Part of the reason for...
master thesis 2017
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