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Ganesh Kumar, A. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Li, S. (author)
The near future is challenging: depletion of non-renewable energy depletion, electricity shortage and sustainability give the need of developing renewable energy technology. The solar updraft tower power generation technology using solar and wind generates a reasonable amount of electricity with zero carbon footprint during operation. The...
master thesis 2017
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Aukselis, A. (author)
The Groningen region, in the Netherlands, experiences earthquakes since 1986. These earthquakes are new to the region and the structures built there are not designed for it. Therefore, they pose a great risk for the historical structures and people living in the area. Most of the buildings there are built using masonry and to analyze such...
master thesis 2017
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van Wijnbergen, E.C.M. (author)
The traditional brick masonry houses in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal are highly vulnerable to seismic excitations, due to their low-strength masonry material and the lack of sufficient connections. Research is needed on how to make these houses more earthquake resistant; preferably without interfering with the original architecture. Tying the...
master thesis 2016
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Zhou, Z. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Conserva, G. (author)
Existing masonry buildings represent one of the most vulnerable building typology if subjected to seismic actions. In the Groningen region a greater part of the building stock is represented by URM masonry buildings, where these structures were generally designed for gravity loads only. As a consequence of the induced seismicity in the study...
master thesis 2016
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Lamping, S. (author)
In this research project, an approach is proposed for applying multidisciplinary design optimisation on building design problems. The software used in the approach are Rhinoceros and Grasshopper for the parametric configuration of the geometry, the plug-in Octopus driving the optimisation process with its multi-objective genetic algorithm and a...
master thesis 2016
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Meulman, E. (author)
In the last decades induced earthquakes are taking place more frequently in Groningen. This is due to gas extraction form the soil. Buildings are damaged by the earthquakes and building collapse is possible in the near future. Houses in Groningen are commonly build up out of single leaf masonry cavity walls and are not designed for earthquake...
master thesis 2016
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Sionti, E. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Michalaki, M. (author)
A critical issue that is raising concern among the scientists and engineers during the last decade in the Netherlands is the occurrence of relatively small earthquakes in the North part of the Netherlands (Groningen, Drenthe and North Holland). These earthquakes that have a non-tectonic origin and are related to the gas-field depletion, have...
master thesis 2015
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Van Zantvliet, P.S. (author)
Bascule bridges can be designed with two operating mechanisms in order to open and close the bridge. Due to certain effects a difference in force per mechanism can occur. Therefore the Dutch standard for movable bridge, the VOBB, states to use a force distribution of 1/3 - 2/3 between the mechanisms. This means that both the mechanisms are...
master thesis 2015
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Van der Mersch, W.A. (author)
One of the tests in the ESECMaSE project is the large scale earthquake test on a building. The finite element model that is discussed in this thesis is based on this pseudo-dynamic test. The material model follows from a macro modelling approach and has smeared-cracks. The mode shape and eigenfrequencies are obtained through an eigenvalue...
master thesis 2015
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Bovenberg, A.C. (author)
The adoption of computation in the building industry has led to the development of a range of tools intended for design. Although commonly used for detailed analysis (FEA) and documentation (CAD/BIM), few tools address the needs of the early design stages for flexibility and quick, insightful feedback and documenting the justification of design...
master thesis 2015
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Pari, M. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Van Dam, J. (author)
This study investigates four numerical models to approximate the static and dynamic resistance of an unreinforced masonry wall loaded in one-way out-of-plane bending. From validation with experimental data it was found that for the combination of shell and interface elements with discrete cracking the static and dynamic behaviour of unreinforced...
master thesis 2015
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Riemens, K.W. (author)
This thesis presents a parametric design tool for structural analysis of shallow shells. The tool was developed with Rhino and Grasshopper. Also VB (Visual Basic) scripting was used to create new components in the Grasshopper interface. The techniques and methods involved for the development of the tool consists mainly of classic analytical and...
master thesis 2015
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Van der Linden, L.P.L. (author)
Additive manufacturing is a production technique that builds up successive layers of material to create a 3D object from a digital model. With additive manufacturing design freedom is offered, which enables new opportunities for structural engineers and designers. This new opportunity is applied to design and produce structural joints for...
master thesis 2015
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Ottenhaus, L.M. (author)
This Master of Science thesis depicts the research done on geodesic dome structures and tensile bolted bamboo connections. The report includes a parametric structural analysis of bamboo geodesic domes assessing the influence of openings, local and global stability, geometrical non-linearity, and the maximum possible dome diameters for domes...
master thesis 2015
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Van Eck, S.R.G. (author)
As fossil fuel reserves are rapidly being depleted, sustainable alternatives have to be found to fulfil the world's energy demand. Numerous concepts have been proposed to generate electricity by harnessing renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power. One of these concepts is the the so-called solar updraft tower (SUT). The SUT consists...
master thesis 2015
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Schuddeboom, P.D. (author)
The Finite Element Method is used in many computer programs to analyse the mechanical behaviour of shell structures. Although this method provides good quantitative insight into the mechanical behaviour of shell structures, it provides little qualitative insight. This master graduation thesis is aimed at expanding Finite Element Analysis (FEA)...
master thesis 2014
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