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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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De Jong, R.H. (author)
In 2008 kwam de tweede Deltacommissie met het voorstel om het waterpeil van het IJsselmeer in de toekomst met 1,5 m te verhogen. Door de verwachte zeespiegelstijging zal het namelijk steeds moeilijker worden om het overtollige water van het IJsselmeer af te voeren naar zee. Om dit onder vrij verval te kunnen blijven doen is een peilopzet...
master thesis 2010
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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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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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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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Papenborg, L.R. (author)
Delfzijl 2030 WADerPROOF; A graduation thesis separated in two parts: [1] WADerPROOF; a spatial plan to combine the problematic of social decline and flood management in a spatial concept for the town of Delfzijl. [2] Zoet, Zout & Siel; a urban plan with the intention to use the identity of Delfzijl -the sea dike- for the urban regeneration of...
master thesis 2012
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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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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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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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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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De Boom, L. (author)
Flood protection of the land around an estuary has been important for the Netherlands since the floodings of 1953. There are several types of possible solutions. For example; levee heightening, construction of a dam or a storm surge barrier. All these solutions have certain disadvantages, like costs or environmental impact. Another option is a...
master thesis 2013
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Slijk, R.V. (author)
master thesis 2013
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Zel taat, S. (author)
Design of a lock gate for Nieuwe Zeesluis in IJmuiden becomes a challenge when the boundary conditions limit the choice for the conventional types of the gate. The available width of the lock does not allow a straight rolling gate to be considered as a possible alternative as it is in most similar cases. All the initial efforts of this study...
master thesis 2012
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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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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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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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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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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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Van der Ziel, F. (author)
The second Delta-committee (September 2008) foresees difficulty in resolving flood safety issues for Rotterdam and Dordrecht if high river runoffs are still running through the New Waterway. A new safety issue, induced by climate changes, lies in the combination of closed sea defensives and relatively high river runoffs at the same time. A...
master thesis 2009
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Kok, L.R. (author)
In this master thesis the feasibility of FRP in large hydraulic structures is investigated, specifically the feasibility of FRP in lifting gates. This thesis consists of a literature and case study. In the literature study the possibilities of FRP as construction material are mentioned. In the case study a lifting gate is designed for a storm...
master thesis 2013
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