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Richards, Hilary (author)
Every year hundreds of thousands of people are affected by natural disasters that occur due to various physical phenomenon. They include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes. In this research the focus is on hurricane events and the impact they have on a community. The ability for a community to bounce back is defined by...
master thesis 2019
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Niazi, Muhammad Hassan Khan (author)
The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme events due to global warming and climate change is increasing flood risk. To act, rather than react, nature-based solutions (NBS) involving vegetation and wetlands are being explored on top of conventional solutions like dikes. WHY? There was a dire need for global study quantifying the potential...
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Vons, Focco (author)
Coral reefs are degrading across the entire Great Barrier Reef. Rehabilitation of the Great Barrier Reef is crucial for Australia, both socially and economically because it provides $6 billion in revenue and 63,000 jobs. The Queensland state government issued a challenge within the "Small Business Innovation Research" program to quickly restore...
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van der Bilt, Vibeke (author)
An ongoing trend of increased environmental awareness and a corresponding willingness to combat climate change influences the dredging industry. Policy developments that encourage contractors to work more sustainable and shifting client demands indicate that the amount of emitted CO2 is becoming an increasingly significant incentive for tender...
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Laan, Stendert (author)
Schiermonnikoog is a Dutch barrier island with wide beaches and dunes which are both of importance for recreation as for safety. However, after decades of coastal accretion, in the last years, a strong coastline retreat is observed at the island head in the northwest. In tidal inlets, various forcing conditions of tides, waves, winds and...
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Tempel, Auke (author)
Regular maintainance dredging is a large expense to the Port of Rotterdam, therefore the installation of sediment traps is considered. By increasing the bathymetry locally, an increase of local accumulation is expected and a decrease deeper in the harbour basin. This thesis describes the functioning of sediment traps in a stratified tidally...
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Gradussen, Bas (author)
River discharge is an essential parameter in morphodynamic modelling. It proves to be highly variable in both time and space. In this thesis the impact of the schematisation of time-dependent discharge series on morphodynamic change is studied. The impact is governed by several factors such as the long-term discharge statistics, and both short-...
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Prida Guillén, Álvaro (author)
In the recent years, several cases of flash floods have been reported in the Municipality of Tirana, causing important material damage in the region. One of the most devastating events occurred in December 2017, which flooded the City Park area (West of the Municipality of Tirana). This area is strategical because it...
student report 2019
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Harteveld, Rens (author)
At the edge of Vancouver and the Strait of Georgia the Point Grey cliffs experience marine and subaerial erosion. The retreat of the cliffs will eventually result in losing university assets, infrastructure and archaeological treasures. Wave-induced sediment transports are supposed to be the main marine erosion mechanism. This report presents...
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Hoogsteder, Fiona (author)
The objective of this master thesis is to gain knowledge regarding the dynamic behaviour of The Palmerah Tidal Bridge to hydraulic loads. The Palmerah Tidal Bridge, an enterprise of the construction company BAM, will become future's largest tidal power plant and a floating bridge between two islands in the Flores region, Indonesia. A combination...
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Ambagts, Lindert (author)
In submerged conditions groynes add resistance to a river, thereby increasing the water levels for a particular discharge. Groynes are modelled in two ways, either they are included in the bed topography when the grid resolution is sufficiently high or with a sub-grid parametrisation when the grid cell-size is larger than the geometry of the...
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Spaans, Lennard (author)
The beach recovery process determines the resilience of a sandy coast and is an important aspect of the coastal safety. Sediment stored underwater due to storms is transported onshore by the migration of subtidal and intertidal bars under mild wave conditions. The intertidal zone is an im-portant interface, connecting the marine and aeolian zone...
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Kosters, Anna (author)
Like many rivers around the world, the Loire river in France has a history of human interventions in order to facilitate navigation and port development. Next to affecting bed levels directly, the heavy modification of the river-estuary has induced significant changes in the hydrodynamic and morphodynamic behaviour of the Loire. As a result, the...
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Maroudi, Konstantina (author)
A main challenge port engineers had to tackle in recent years is wave penetration inside a harbour, as it determines vessels’ safe sailing and mooring, possibly causes unwanted vessel movements, and unequivocally regulates the execution of port operations. A physical scale model can describe wave penetration in a complete way. However, the...
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Bartelings, Tijn (author), Boers, Luke (author), Penning, Maxime (author), Stam, Hugo (author)
Surname is known for its rich colonial history and its export of coffee, cocoa and sugar, produced on plantations. Workforce was pulled away from agriculture industry when bauxite became an important export product which mines got exhausted recently. Nowadays, mining of minerals such as oil and gold is important for the economy of Suriname. The...
student report 2019
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Mann, Mathijs (author)
The port of Rotterdam was full and new mooring locations were required to host the largest ships in the world. And if there’s no space to expand on land, why not create land in the sea? That is exactly what The Netherlands did by creating Maasvlakte 2. The construction of Maasvlakte 2 started in 2008 and was officially completed on May 22nd ,...
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Kalloe, Sudarshini (author)
Including vegetation in flood defense systems has the potential to be a more cost-effective solution than conventional dike reinforcement measures, as vegetation contains wave damping properties. However, more insight is required on the complex physical processes due to wave-vegetation interaction in order to predict the amount of wave damping....
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Liang, Fei (author)
UV/chlorine, as an emerging advanced oxidation process, is able to degrade organic micropollutants in water via the generation of reactive oxidant species and direct reaction with HOCl/OCl- as well. In this study, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were applied as the UV sources to investigate the efficacy of UV/chlorine process for the degradation of...
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Pak, Tom (author)
The Hondsbossche Dunes is a seven-kilometre-long dune, beach and shoreface nourishment that serves as a primary flood defence since 2015. In addition to its protective function, the Hondsbossche Dunes stimulate ecological habitat development in the coastal area, in line with Ecoshape's 'Building with Nature'-approach. Its morphologic development...
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Radityo Andjaringrat Adhi, Theo (author)
Maturity model is widely known as an assessment tool to understand an organization management capabilities and identifying potential improvement. The model demonstrates informative results towards the organization management maturity but hard to acknowledge the influence of potential improvement towards the organization’s asset performance....
master thesis 2019
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