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Vermeer, Jort (author)
The Random Finite Element Method (RFEM) is a robust stochastic method for slope reliability analysis that incorporates the spatial variability of soil properties. However, the extensive computational time associated with the direct Monte Carlo simulation limits its practical application. To overcome this problem, this study investigates the use...
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Hersbach, Rosa (author)
Foundations of buildings ensure the safety and serviceability are upheld. A common type of<br/>foundations used in the Netherlands is pile foundations which are typically founded on a thick sand layer in the subsurface. These pile foundations are the focus of this thesis and more specifically the methods used to design such foundations. This...
master thesis 2024
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Rodriguez Piedrabuena, Alba (author)
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) forecasts an accelerated increase in wind installations as a result of the aggressive climate change and green energy objectives set by the majority of countries. As a consequence, new regions worldwide that were previously thought to be unsuitable for the construction of offshore wind farms due to the soil...
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van der Burg, Lisa (author)
The safety of the Dutch dikes depends on various failure mechanisms. Macro stability, a geotechnical failure mechanism, is highly affected by differences in soil strength because the sliding plane propagates through areas of least resistance. The variations in soil properties in space, also known as spatial<br/>variability, are caused by...
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Kromwijk, Dominique (author)
The integration of biological and (bio-)geochemical processes in soils is posed to become the next transformative practice in geotechnical engineering. Soil Sealing by Enhanced Aluminium and dissolved organic matter Leaching, also known as SoSEAL, is inspired by a natural soil formation process, called Podzolization. This process results in the...
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Zakynthinos, Petros (author)
In the years to come, the Netherlands will face a substantial challenge as over 1,500 kilometers of aging quay walls and sheet pile walls approach the end of their technical lifespan. Infrastructure managers anticipate that the necessary replacements will necessitate investments amounting to billions of euros. Moreover, this task carries a...
master thesis 2024
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Christopoulos, Giorgos (author)
The rapid growth of Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) has spurred intensive research across various aspects of the floating system. A standard practice in mooring system design within the industry is that anchors remain fixed on the seabed. In contrast, plate-type anchors exhibit mobility under loading, a crucial factor considering the thousands of...
master thesis 2023
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Firman Habib, F (author)
Large-diameter monopiles serve as foundations for offshore wind turbines (OWT), and the diameters are now up to 10 meters. These monopiles exhibit lower embedded length-to-diameter (L/D) ratios compared to the conventional monopile that is widely employed in offshore oil and gas platforms. They undergo rotation when subjected to lateral loading...
master thesis 2023
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SKORDILIS, VASILEIOS (author)
The stability of rock engineering projects is tightly related to the mechanical behaviour of rock discontinuities. Although the mechanical behaviour of a discontinuity is often associated with shearing (sliding), experimental data have shown that it can be accompanied by more complex phenomena such as dilation and post-peak strength reduction....
master thesis 2023
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Prabendra Ardhan Atmakusuma, Prabendra Ardhan (author)
The Noordtunnel is an immersed tunnel open to roadway service since 1990 in The Netherlands. Over the past thirty years of its operation time, a significant differential settlement behaviour has been observed, and this ongoing settlement potentially imposes safety concerns to the tunnel, such as joint leakage. However, the underlying factor...
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Nooteboom, Tim (author)
The study delves into the crucial role of undrained shear strength in the stability of civil engineering projects involving soft soils. It explores the enhancement of this strength through (pre)loading in conjunction with Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVDs). The Stress History and Normalized Soil Engineering Properties (SHANSEP) framework is...
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Vinatselas, Theodoros (author)
This thesis discusses the characterization of the undrained shear strength, S_u from the net cone resistance, q_net of clay in Dutch sites using Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling (HBM). The performance of the HBM is compared with the current practice methods of the site characterization which propose either the use of only site–specific...
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Miranda Challapa, Victor Hugo (author)
Tailings dam failures are one of the most destructive phenomena in terms of the number of victims and the environmental impact generated. Over the years, different causes have been identified, with flow liquefaction being a prominent factor to consider when assessing the stability of tailings deposits. Due to the complex nature of these events,...
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van Alphen, Krijn (author)
This thesis describes the investigation of the lateral monopile response in weak rock and the effect of a zone of crushed rock that is induced by driven installation. The goal of the investigation is to study the impact of the weaker zone around a monopile on the lateral response. The thesis focuses on the modelling of a monopile in a finite...
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Stals, Michael (author)
Numerical modelling in Geo-Engineering is used to solve complex problems by simulating, analysing, or predicting soil behaviour under certain loading and boundary conditions. The soil behaviour is simulated by constitutive models that describe the relationship between stresses and strains through a mathematical formulation. Model parameters are...
master thesis 2023
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Zeng, Sijun (author)
Site characterization is indispensable in the design phase of geotechnical engineering projects. As a key factor in site characterization, the characterization of soil undrained shear strength (S<sub>u</sub>) is always in the spotlight. Various methods, including laboratory and in-situ tests, have been developed to measure S<sub>u</sub>....
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Sharma, Astha (author)
In the past decade, suction caissons have emerged as a preferred offshore foundation solution for wind turbines due to their silent installation process and potential for recyclability. However, there has been growing speculation regarding the necessity of under base filling, which involves filling the gap between the top plate of the suction...
master thesis 2023
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Peerden, Jur (author)
The objective of this thesis is to enhance understanding of the behaviour of a flexible dolphin and its interaction with the surrounding soil in order to determine the optimal embedded depth. A comprehensive field test is conducted to gain deeper insights into the behaviour of the flexible dolphin and the soil surrounding the pile. The test...
master thesis 2023
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Camino Rios, Alberto (author)
The comprehensive assessment of the deviatoric behaviour in peats is paramount in ensuring the resilience of soil structures. The understanding of this material is riddled with intricacies, given its highly complex fabric, which includes organic matter such as fibers. This thesis evaluates the capabilities of a recent constitutive model (JMC) to...
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de Jong, Lauran (author)
Soil liquefaction is a phenomenon in which an otherwise stiff, loosely packed, cohesionless soil loses its strength and behaves behaves like a viscous liquid in response to a change in stress conditions. This study focuses on liquefaction under monotonic load (i.e. static liquefaction) and not cyclic liquefaction. While the role of state...
master thesis 2023
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