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Bourgonje, Daan (author)
The strut-and-tie method is a reliable tool for designing the reinforcement in discontinuity regions in reinforced concrete structures. It provides safe designs, but it is on the other hand also acknowledged to provide conservative designs. As the strut-and-tie model is widely used in the design of structural elements as wall girders and pile...
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Ilahibaks, Shaneeza (author)
In the design of offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) support structures, a large number of environmental parameters are used. The most important ones include the wind climate (wind speed and wind direction probability distributions), the wave climate (wave height and wave direction as well as peak frequencies of the waves, and water levels)...
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Znabei, Tigist (author)
This master thesis is on post-tensioning cross-laminated timber stability cores for multiple story buildings. When designing a CLT core, significantly larger core sections will be needed than when designing a stabilizing core in concrete. This is for one part due to the limited stiffness of the CLT compared to concrete. For another part it is...
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Yassiri, Ammar (author)
Hybrid concrete-SHCC beams are a new development in construction techniques. SHCC stands for Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite. In such beams, the tension zone could for example consist, next to the traditional reinforcement, of a material that shows strain hardening behaviour. That helps with controlling the crack width. In traditional ...
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Arul Kumar, Priya (author)
With rapid industrialisation, the infrastructure sector has seen exponential growth in prefabricated concrete elements due to their speedy construction and efficient usage of material. Precast concrete elements have thus observed some deterioration due to increased internal temperature as a result of rapid curing, and also through deliberate...
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Asefa, Sali (author)
Piles and pile caps are commonly used in the Netherlands due to the soft shallow subsurface soil that is predominant in the country which does not have sufficient bearing capacity to support heavy structures. Pile caps are currently designed analytically using the strut and tie model (STM). This is believed to be conservative and results in an...
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Hoogeveen, Maartje (author)
3D concrete printing (3DCP) is a new, innovative construction method in which concrete structures are produced layer-by-layer using a 3D printer. A printed concrete structure, can be self-supporting, which means no formwork is required anymore, increasing the freedom of form, while decreasing construction cost and material use. However, the...
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Hoogerwaard, Geert (author)
Despite the increased popularity of the application of load bearing glass in the built environment, its design does rarely address sustainable or circular aspects. This Master’s Thesis analyses what the influence of connections is on the sustainable performance of structural glass and informs about the limitations and possibilities of sustainable...
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Klomp, Maureen (author)
Highway traffic bridges have been subjected to increasing loads over the past decades. Some of the movable bridge leafs in these highway bridges were constructed in the 1960s and they are now close to the end of their intended life span. These bridge leafs were typically designed and executed with hardwood deck boards. In the initial design...
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Adegeest, Bart (author)
An increasing trend is occurring in the use of high strength steel (HSS) in tubular joints. Reason for this trend is the high yield strength of HSS which leads to reduced weights and costs. Characteristic for HSS is the reduced ductility in comparison to normal steels. Therefore, Eurocode 3 part 1-8 (2020) recommends material reduction factors ...
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Kotteman, Geerte (author)
Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is emerging as a technology for different applications made of steel. It is expected that in the coming years the construction industry will benefit from the free and lightweight forms that can be fabricated and the possible material savings. A few experimental results of 3D printed stainless steel...
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Stegeman, René (author)
The fatigue life of asphalt concrete is an important parameter in the functional design of a road construction. In the Netherlands it is determined by the four Point Bending (4PB) test on laboratory prepared specimen. During the past years there is an increase in desire to validate the laid down asphalt pavement to the established functional...
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van Bokhorst, Jochem (author)
When hardening concrete is subjected to imposed deformations, stresses maydevelop. If at any point in time this stress exceeds the tensile strength ofthe material, the concrete will crack. Early-age cracking of concretestructures may lead to issues related to durability, serviceability and aesthetics.During hardening of...
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Yan, Xu (author)
Structures may be subjected to both mechanical loads and imposed deformation. On one hand, the mechanical loads include, for example, the self-weight of the construction work, the action from normal use by person, furniture and movable objects, vehicles, snow, wind, execution, etc. On the other hand, when the deformation of a structure is...
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Westhoff, Lonneke (author)
The world population will continue to grow, resulting in an overpopulated planet and increased urbanization. This creates several problems, such as heat stress in cities, reduced biodiversity and the disappearance of greenery in cities. The World Health Organization has made a list of indicators based on which the sustainability of cities can be...
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Backx, Stephan (author)
The Netherlands is currently in the process of transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy, in accordance with the ”Nederland Circulair 2050” policy. To increase the circularity of buildings, several approaches can be integrated. In this research, the so-called Design for Deconstruction and Donor Structural Framework concepts are...
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van Rhijn, Arthur (author)
Sustainability is an important aspect in the construction industry nowadays and therefore timber is interesting to use as it is considered a sustainable building material. With the development of mass timber engineered products such as glued and cross laminated timber, there are more and more possibilities to use timber as a structural element,...
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Migalski, Jos (author)
The Helperzoom bridge is one of few existing prestressed slab-between-girder bridges that is being managed by Rijkswaterstaat. These bridges are built before 1980 and do not comply with the current standards. To evaluate the structural safety and capacity these bridges are being assessed. A total of four girders were taken from the Helperzoom...
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Jansen, Koen (author)
Concrete is one of the most widely applied construction materials worldwide. Although traditional construction processes are optimized in terms of efficiency, costs and material use, the main disadvantages are still related to the use of formwork, labour and limited freedom of shapes in architectural design. The future of concrete structures...
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van Dommelen, Willem (author)
In the vicinity of locks and bridge piers, guide works are placed in order to steer inland navigation vessels through a narrowed passage. The design of these structures is generally done in a static way, thus without consideration of time-dependent phenomena. By treating the contact force during a brush collision as a static force, several...
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