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Jiang, Luxi (author)
In the construction industry, composite structures combining concrete and steel are commonly employed in floor systems due to their exceptional performance in compression and tension. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), this thesis introduces a novel concept: a modularised floor system consisting of...
master thesis 2024
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Dieterich Murr, Laura (author)
The Netherlands is currently facing a significant challenge regarding its highway system due to the rise in traffic, especially in densely populated areas like The Randstad. However, constructing new infrastructure or replacing old bridges is not a practical solution due to environmental concerns. Most of the country's prestressed concrete...
master thesis 2023
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Kariouh, Anass (author)
To reduce the construction industry’s negative influence on global climate, emissions related to concrete consumption need to be addressed. This implies reducing the amount concrete used, by creating material-efficient structures. One of concrete’s main advantages is that it can be moulded into virtually any shape. Despite the fact that modern...
master thesis 2023
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Krishna, Puneeth (author)
This research investigates the integration of environmental costs into the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) framework for constructing circular viaducts. Circular viaducts offer environmental benefits but face challenges due to their higher initial construction costs. The traditional CBA framework focuses solely on economic costs, hindering the...
master thesis 2023
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Douma, Timo (author)
Bent up bars were prescribed as shear reinforcement in the first half of the twentieth century, stirrups after the 1960’s. In current Eurocode, bent up bars can be applied again, but restrictions with respect to the maximum shear strength should be followed. Goal of this report is to provide background for this shear strength restriction and...
master thesis 2023
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Jørgensen, Anders (author)
In Amsterdam, more than 30 steel-concrete composite bridges were constructed from 1880-1960 without mechanical connectors and transverse reinforcement. Currently, there are no simplified analytical methods to determine the bearing capacity of these bridges. Thus, the bearing capacity is verified using NLFEM or oversimplified analytical...
master thesis 2023
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Reit, Colin (author)
Amid global climate change challenges, the construction industry faces an urgent  transition from a linear production model to a Circular Economy (CE). Initiatives  and recommendations in Dutch transition roadmaps and literature predominantly  focus on ensuring a future circular built environment, while lacking concrete...
master thesis 2023
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Botor, Justyna (author)
A significant part of composite concrete viaducts was built in the 50s and 60s. This has led to an increasing need for the reassessment of the precast concrete beam bridges in the Netherlands. Many of those bridges are nowadays subjected to higher traffic loads and consequently, have a certain risk of not complying with the currently used design...
master thesis 2023
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Streng, Robin (author)
Nowadays, Rijkswaterstaat reassesses many older concrete bridges to guarantee their structural safety under the influence of increased traffic loads and stricter standards. Many of these concrete bridges contain open straight-legged stirrups, which are not allowed to take into account for the calculations of the shear resistance according to...
master thesis 2023
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Ruijgrok, Joris (author)
Concrete half-joints are a specific support detail in reinforced concrete structures, which reduce the construction height of the total structure. The use of concrete half-joints became popular around 1950s, but decreased its interest as a result of new insights on structural behaviour and collapses of these structures. Typical issues regarding...
master thesis 2023
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Baldew, Menouschka (author)
On a general level, the Dutch government wants to have a fully circular economy by 2050 by reducing the use of primary materials and carbon dioxide emissions. As the consideration and integration of concepts such as sustainability and circular economy are becoming increasingly popular in the civil engineering sector, it might be time to re...
master thesis 2023
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Brouwer, Joost (author)
We are currently facing a transition of economy. Previous years were focused on a linear economy, consisting of the make-waste concept. The products that are made with raw materials are thrown away after its use. Unfortunately the Earth does not contain an unlimited source of materials and we need to focus on reusing materials. Concluding to...
master thesis 2022
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Zijlstra, Maarten (author)
The dolmens erected in the province of Drenthe between 3350-2700 BC are the most ancient monuments of the Netherlands. They consist of a long assemblage of rocks capped with boulders which served as burial chambers for the Funnel Beaker population. Despite their robust look, dolmens are vulnerable. For example, one of the caprocks of dolmen D14...
master thesis 2022
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Peteroff, Noa (author)
Rail wear in curves at the tramway of Amsterdam is a considerable problem since it consumes a significant part of the maintenance budget. The wear mechanism is not fully understood because some curves could suffer much more than others, while the cause for the difference is unknown. GVB, the public transport operator of Amsterdam, wants to...
master thesis 2021
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Vilanova Hanusaik, Natalia (author)
Due to the recent increase in traffic capacity requirements, the need for larger spans in immersed concrete tunnels has become a pressing matter. Although commonly used in Europe, reinforced concrete has a structural capacity limit when it comes to the transverse span length. The implementation of post-tensioning could allow for longer spans and...
master thesis 2021
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Galimberti, Federico (author)
Resilience has been gaining importance as a key element that prepares the supply chains to respond after disruptions. In this thesis, the material supply chain resilience framework is used to study the supply chain of tin before and during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tin is a small-scale market compared to other major metals...
master thesis 2021
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Boersma, Jaap-Willem (author)
The main motivation for this research originated from two ambitions, which involve many challenges for which circular solutions have to be developed. First, the ambition of the Dutch government to achieve a circular economy, which also includes a circular construction industry, in the Netherlands by 2050 at the latest. Secondly, in line with the...
master thesis 2021
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Schrooten, Bram (author)
In this report, the applicability of Precast Concrete Sandwich panels (PCSPs) is analysed and improved. This is done by a multitude of methods: a literature study is performed, an advanced, non-linear Finite Element model and simple linear analytical model are developed, and calculations have been performed on a design-structure from Lievense |...
master thesis 2020
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van Maanen, Wesley (author)
The main goal of this research is to get a better understanding of the manganese refining path in the steelmaking converter process. This study focuses primarly on manganese refining due to manganese mass transfer, between metal containing droplets and oxidized slag in the metal-slag emulsion zone, in the top part of the steelmaking converter....
master thesis 2020
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Verhage, Jacco (author)
The innovative shear strengthening method using externally bonded CFRP reinforcement to strengthen prestressed concrete I-girders has been investigated in this thesis. These girders potentially have insufficient shear capacity because of the combination of thin webs and insufficient shear reinforcement. Shear failure of these girders should be...
master thesis 2020
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