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Argudo Sanchez, Geovanny (author)
The Strut-and-Tie model (STM) is an efficient technique for the design of concrete structures, but the creation of suitable truss structures gets complicated when these structures become more complex. The topology optimization (TO) is a convenient technique that has been used in recent years for the creation of trusses of complex structures for...
master thesis 2019
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Mustafa, Shozab (author)
The main objective of this research is to understand the development of arch action in a single T-beam acting as part of the bridge system, ignoring the distribution of the load in transverse direction. As the beam is loaded, several mechanisms work simultaneously in the bridge system, resulting in enhanced ultimate load bearing capacity of the...
master thesis 2019
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Komen, Rutger (author)
Near IJburg a new Island named Strandeiland is being build to create living area. On the eastern part of this island an inlet is situated. In this research the wave penetration in this inlet is simulated using the numerical models SWAN and SWASH. With the results of the simulations the verticall walls which surround the inlet are dimensioned....
master thesis 2019
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Chatzopoulos Vouzoglanis, Konstantinos (author)
Eutrophication processes in coastal waters are becoming more prominent as a result of high nutrient discharges from intensive agriculture and increased urban waste. These processes can be devastating for local ecosystems and lead to dissolved oxygen depletion, which applies considerable stress on aquatic organisms. For ecosystems to preserve...
master thesis 2019
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Awe, Dara (author)
Waste management in Lagos State is an unrelenting issue as the population increases exponentially per annum; there is a constant struggle with organization, transportation, and disposal of the daily waste generated per capita within the city. Of the waste generated in households in Lagos, plastic makes up a large percent of the non-organic waste...
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Borsje, Ruben (author)
Demak is a regency within the province of Central Java, Indonesia, with a mud-mangrove coast bordering the Java Sea. The region is facing a rapid retreat of the coastline, threatening the livelihood of a large part of the population. The main cause of the erosion is the deforestation of the green belt of mangroves. This has disturbed the...
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Kok, Roy (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to formulate and test a computational method, based on linear complex modes, to calculate the dynamic response of a beam with a boundary dashpot excited by a non-linear response-dependent dissipative force. This impulse response method is a time-stepping method which iteratively approximates the non-linear force by...
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Gupta, Ravi Shankar (author)
Orthotropic Steel Decks (OSDs) are widely used in various types of steel bridges due to their benefits of light weight, high load bearing capacity and speedy construction. Although many improvements in aspects of design, fabrication, inspection, and maintenance have been achieved over the years for such bridge decks, fatigue remains a...
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La Zara, Davide (author)
Crossing waterways is crucial to improve transport connections.
In particular, new crossing methods are needed when the distance to be covered increases. Submerged Floating Tunnels (SFT) have been recently emerging as a cost-effective feasible crossing technique to connect fjords in Norway. However, only very little research has addressed...
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Bresser, Djonno (author)
Throughout the years, incremental iterative approaches have been shown to be excellent tools in describing the complex behaviour of structures under a wide range of circumstances. However, robustness issues arise for quasi-brittle structures due to the potential lost of convergence during the development of abrupt fracture mechanisms. In order...
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de Groot, Geiske (author)
The non-linear relation between Evapotranspiration (ET) and the atmospheric moisture demand in terms of vapor pressure deficit (VPD) has been widely reported. Observations point towards a diverse range of potential drivers; however, without uncovering why the identified factors are found to control diurnal ET-VPD hysteresis. Modelling efforts...
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van der Vliet, Nils (author)
River data on discharge and characteristics is essential for water management and water supply, as well as for flood prediction and flood control (Pan, Wang, and Xi 2016). In practice, many watersheds are ungauged due to high costs, inaccessibility and even due to political instability (Pan, Wang, and Xi 2016). For this reason, measuring...
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Roelvink, Floortje (author)
Coral reefs are degrading at an alarming rate, affecting not only the precarious coral ecosystem but also human habitat. The combination of coral degradation, sea level rise and its exacerbated effect in the tropics, and the possible storm intensification increases the flood vulnerability of low-lying tropical islands. To protect reef fronted...
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Hansen, Frederikke (author)
This thesis is part of a longer series of research into the use of geophysical methods for inves-tigation for forensic purposes, a collaboration between the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). In this investigation, the difference between a grave containing a human body and a refilled empty pit...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Boelders, Twan (author)
The Netherlands is a densely populated country with a congested road and railway network. Therefore more and more highways are widened and expanded. These wider highways create a demand for bridges which are suited for longer spans. These bridge solutions should constructed with a minimum of hindrance for other traffic. Rijkswaterstaat, also...
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Roupakas, Konstantinos (author)
Injection Bolts have been preferred for several reasons over other alternatives for the rehabilitation of old riveted steel bridges since 1970’s. More recently they have been used to obtain slip critical shear connections in new structures such as new bridges, large roofs, storm barriers and other structures exposed to cyclic loading. In...
master thesis 2019
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Sassen, Tom (author)
In 2017 the Netherlands had 7146km of railways [Ramaekers et al., 2009], which are owned and managed by ProRail and have to be frequently surveyed, for quality inspection. Surveying is done using a variety of surveying techniques, many of which require surveyors to walk on or near the tracks, which could cause injuries. An alternative surveying...
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Grigoris, Xenofon (author)
The XblocPlus (referred to as Xbloc+) is a new, uniformly placed single layer armour unit, developed by Delta Marine Consultants (BAM Infraconsult). Although a breakwater armour layer with XblocPlus combines material saving and easy placement with increased stability, the transition between the armour layer and the crest is...
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Dreef, Jori (author)
Wind energy is becoming an important source of energy and reliable forecasts for the production of wind energy are needed to improve its integration in the power grid. The increasing height of wind turbines results in higher layers of the atmosphere being reached, where other phenomena than the surface-based ones can be of importance. One of...
master thesis 2019
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Zwartkruis, Titus (author)
The aircraft leasing industry is still operating like it is 1980, the transfer of boxes filled with paper, a scattered information landscape, opposing interests and almost zero digitisation result in significant lease transition cost. Blockchain might change this. Although other technologies exist, Blockchain can given its characteristics be an...
master thesis 2019
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