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Oomen, S. (author)
Several topics related to lifting gantries have been studied. These are the modelling of the structure, the structural behaviour of the gantry, the input parameters of the model and the standards used for the design. A hand calculation model, based on the analysis of built-up compression members in EN 1993-1-1, has been developed that describes...
master thesis 2016
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Ngo, T. (author)
In the last few decades great progression has been made in the research and development of a fairly new type of concrete called ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). This high-tech material has excellent material properties compared to conventional concrete and has the potential to make more slender and lighter structures. However the material...
master thesis 2016
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Guyader, C. (author)
This master thesis was carried out in cooperation with VS-A, a façade engineering office based in Lille, Hong Kong and Seoul. It focuses on the development of an innovative all-glass façade system, which was imagined by Robert-Jan van Santen, founder and co-manager of VS-A. This technology is highly promising as it provides the possibility to...
master thesis 2016
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Greco, A. (author)
Net zero energy is already an ambitious target for several buildings, especially since the DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU that requires increasing the number of nearly zero-energy buildings. The existing commercial building stock needs to be included, in order to achieve the 2020 EU environmental targets. The main barriers of zero-energy refurbishment of...
master thesis 2016
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Pruijssers, M.M. (author)
This study investigates the factors that support or obstruct the use of steel grade S460 in the Dutch building industry. The research was limited to European hot-rolled sections and focused on buildings which have primarily a non-residential function. In order to identify these factors, a qualitative (exploratory) research study has been carried...
master thesis 2015
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Zoidi, E. (author)
Widely deformable subsoil verifies a predominant concern in the design and construction of high-rise buildings. Extensive total and differential settlements are observed that are usually not in accordance to the predictions. In the Netherlands, the problem appears to be more intense in Rotterdam, the city that counts the largest number of...
master thesis 2015
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Gatsiou, V. (author)
There are already lot of glass structures, using big size elements that prove that glass is a strong material that can compete the other more conventional building materials. However, the use of solid cast glass bricks glued with a transparent UV cured adhesive is not common and it is first utilized in the façade of the Crystal House in...
master thesis 2015
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Banea, P.I. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Pruszkowski, W. (author)
The second half of the 20th century brought a revolution, when a computer-aided design (CAD) emerged. The new technologies were not only aiding with the existing designs, they begun to generate them too making the first examples of what is known today as a free-form design. Complicated 3D geometries could now be easily generated, viewed on the...
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 Weelden, C.G. (author)
Inspired by the world's first timber tower for a multi-megawatt turbine, an investigation has been carried whether or not this design would be suited for Dutch wind conditions as well. Demands from design codes have been summarized and the frequency behaviour of these timber towers has been studied. Apart from the original softwood Cross...
master thesis 2015
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Van Stam, B. (author)
This study focuses on the concept of bonus factors in office buildings. Bonus factors are those elements of a building which have positive psychological effects on the building user: the office employee. In a literature review, six bonus factors are found: daylight, outside view, the use of plants inside, a natural climate which is both adaptive...
master thesis 2015
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Paskvalin, A. (author)
A study has been performed in the application of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in the new Leiden Bridge. It has been compared with normal strength and high performance concrete. The goal was to investigate if UHPC could be used as a serious alternative next to other types of concrete for a design in bridges. The research showed that...
master thesis 2015
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Bongers, G. (author)
One of the shortcomings of nonlocal damage models with a constant length scale parameter is the wrong prediction of damage initiation and propagation in correspondence of a strongly inhomogeneous strain field. This unphysical behavior can be corrected by considering an evolving length scale which is made a function of the stress state. Giry,...
master thesis 2011
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Hang, B.H. (author)
master thesis 2011
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Giannikis, V. (author)
master thesis 2011
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Van de Gazelle, M.A.E.G.H. (author)
master thesis 2011
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Arenas, F.C. (author)
Public infrastructure is an essential ingredient for the economic development of society. Historically, public infrastructure projects have been an exclusive task of governments. However, pressure on capacity and the environment exerted by competitive economic development has forced many governments to adopt “regulatory capitalism” measures....
master thesis 2011
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De Vries, J.J.E. (author)
This report describes a Master’s Thesis research that has been carried out to gain insight in the possible improvements of sound insulation of membrane structures, which are used in practice for temporary structures, e.g. festival tents, and to give practical solutions. This research concentrated on triple-leaf membrane systems with filled...
master thesis 2011
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Balbaid, H. (author)
Most buildings constructed in the Netherlands are constructed with steel and/or reinforced concrete as the main load-bearing material. The use of concrete in high-rise buildings has the advantage of being able to build rather stiff and fire proofing structures thanks to the large applied amount of concrete. Structural stiffness is important in...
master thesis 2011
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