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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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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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De Haan, F.S. (author)
As a consequence of extracting gas from gas fields in the subsoil of the Groningen province during the last decades, seismic activity is increasingly encountered. As The Netherlands is not located in a seismic active area, dynamic loads due to earthquakes historically are not taken into account in structural design. The dynamic loads from...
master thesis 2016
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Roest, J.C. (author)
The United States of America – and more specific the state of Illinois – are dealing with a problem of Asian carps spreading from inward waterways to the Great Lakes. The Asian carp was originally brought to America to be used in study?s on agricultural pounds, but escaped after series of flooding. The Asian carp has no natural enemies in the...
master thesis 2016
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Dokter, J.C. (author)
Large parts of the Netherlands are exposed to the threats of flooding due to the influence of high water coming from the North Sea region, due to high discharge of rivers like the Meuse and Rhine or due to a combination of North Sea water levels and river discharges. In order to cope these threats, strategies are developed in the Delta Program...
master thesis 2015
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Van Rossum, S. (author)
Rijkswaterstaat asks whether and how navigation locks can be standardized and if it could result in cost savings. This graduation work focused on finding how one could standardize one part of the navigation locks, namely the lock gate. Besides, finding an innovative idea for the lock gate was also part of the agenda. This resulted in the design...
master thesis 2015
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Van der Aart, T. (author)
The worst flood of the 20th century happened at the night of January 31, 1953. After this disastrous flood the Dutch government came up with The Deltaworks, a large scale plan to protect the hinterland against future threats of high water. As part of the Deltaworks the Eastern Scheldt area was compartmentalized with the Eastern Scheldt storm...
master thesis 2015
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Schlepers, M.H. (author)
The frequency of hurricanes along any 80 km segment of the Coast of Texas is about 1 in 6 years (Roth,2009). On average, 4 major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) occur every century in the Houston-Galveston Region (Needham and Keim, 2011). In addition, the region is very vulnerable: Houston is the fourth biggest city in the US, over 6 million...
master thesis 2015
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De Kloet, M. (author)
This report focuses on a feasibility study of a device that harvests electricity from the vertical motion of pontoons in tidal waves. The study includes an overall look into tidal prediction through laser satellite altimetry and converts the ocean based data of these models into near shore approximations. Furthermore the report compares several...
master thesis 2015
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Bresser, G. (author)
The Ampelmann system consists of a motion compensating Stewart platform and a telescoping connection bridge, a gangway. The gangway creates a large asymmetric load case on top of the Stewart platform. The purpose of this study is to make the A-type operable for larger gangways by investigating the possibilities to reduce the cylinder forces by...
master thesis 2015
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Wijnands, R.G.M. (author)
With the increase in size of offshore structures and the increase in costs related to the construction of these facilities, a necessity to optimize the construction of offshore facilities arises. An element that contributes greatly to these costs is the transportation and installation of the structures. Transportation costs are proportional to...
master thesis 2015
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Verduijn, M. (author)
The Meuse in the Netherlands is since the 1920s dammed by 7 weirs, which are located near Borgharen, Linne, Roermond, Belfeld, Sambeek, Grave and Lith. The weirs regulate the water levels in the canal sections (=stuwpanden) to provide sufficient depth for navigation. The management of the weirs is regulated by water level measurements at...
master thesis 2015
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Smulders, J. (author)
The devastation caused by Hurricane Ike in the Galveston Bay area (Texas, United States of America) proved the necessity of an improved water defense. Multiple flood risk reduction studies were undertaken. The Texas A&M University of Galveston proposed the Ike Dike, a fortification of the coastal spine to prevent a storm surge from entering the...
master thesis 2014
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Van der Valk, K. (author)
In December 2002 the highly innovative inflatable storm surge barrier near Kampen in the Netherlands was finished. This Ramspol barrier (named after the small villages next to it) has to protect the area surrounding the "Zwarte Meer" during north-western storms. These storms result in water setup that can cause severe problems for the very low...
master thesis 2014
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Van Berchum, E.C. (author)
The current Dutch electricity market is changing rapidly. New energy agreements demand 40% of Dutch electricity to be produced by renewable sources. This will complicate the link between supply and demand. Where demand used to be the only unknown, also a large part of the electricity supply will become less certain. It is necessary to be able to...
master thesis 2014
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Tian, K. (author)
Introduction Typhoons and tsunamis are dangerous phenomena for our society and Japan has been exposed to both of these hazards. The risks of these hazards are getting bigger and bigger due to the growing population in the cities near these ‘dangerous’ coasts. This thesis focuses on the design of a storm surge barrier located in Tokyo bay to...
master thesis 2014
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Perez Gomez, I.C. (author)
The demand for the reduction of maintenance of structures especially those in marine environments is increasing and more is asked of structures in terms of durability and capacity. Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) could be a solution to reduce the maintenance of these structures, because of its high durability and as an ad-vantages lighter...
master thesis 2014
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Ruiz Fuentes, M.J. (author)
Tokyo Bay is an area exposed to storm surges generated by typhoons. Consequently lowlands along its coastline are subject to flood risk. Dike walls, levees and barriers have been developed by the Japanese to protect these coastal areas. In the coming decades it is expected that a rise in sea level will occur. Also, climate change is expected to...
master thesis 2014
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Karimi, I. (author)
Hurricane Ike made landfall on 13th of September 2008 on the Galveston Island in the Texas area. This hurricane is the third-costliest hurricane that ever has made landfall in the United States and the costliest hurricane in the history of the Texas. The possible future disasters should be prevented by using the best practices and existing...
master thesis 2014
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De Vries, P.A.L. (author)
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike to the Galveston Bay Area, Texas, United States in September 2008, several proposals emerged to protect the region against future storm surges. One of them is a coastal spine called the ’Ike Dike’. A challenge for this 160 km [100 mi] long flood protection is to cross Bolivar Roads, a 2.8 km...
master thesis 2014
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