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Li, Xin (author)
Due to microbial activities, the anaerobic degradation of organic matter happens in the sediments and leads to considerable gas production. Especially for low flow areas gas production is more easily fostered. To prevent the potential problems caused by gas production from the riverine sediments, this study focuses on magnitude of gas formation...
master thesis 2019
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Tigkas, Lysimachos (author)
The starting point of this thesis lies in the area on Groningen, Netherlands. More specifically, induced earthquake activity is observed in this area due to gas extraction activities, which reduce underground gas pressure. In combination with the location’s geomorphology, liquefaction can occur due to earthquake excitations. Furthermore, the...
master thesis 2019
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de Jong, Jarco (author)
This thesis explores the use of InSAR data for building monitoring. The area of main interest is the city centre of Amsterdam, where quay wall replacements are necessary on a large scale. In Amsterdam, the foundation quality needs to be checked before construction activities nearby are performed, such as a quay wall replacement. Levelling...
master thesis 2018
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Chatzis, Konstantinos (author)
The term peat is commonly used to describe organic soils, composed of fragmented plant remains and fibers. Despite the extensive research on the behaviour of peat during the last 50 years, the vast majority of the attention was devoted to the volumetric behaviour. Only few attempts are reported to model the deviatoric behavior of peat, which is...
master thesis 2018
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Toloza Barría, Patricio (author)
The phenomenon of earthquake-induced soil liquefaction has been a major issue among geotechnical engineers mainly due to the dramatic consequences this could have on civil structures. Basically, earthquakes propagate shear waves generating excess pore pressures and thus weakening the effective shear resistance of granular soils to their minimum...
master thesis 2018
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Đilas, Luka David (author)
Offshore wind has achieved many milestones considering this relatively new and emerging industry. Its huge advancement is mostly driven by lowering the overall project cost and renewable energy targets which are set by the EU. One of the potential cost savers can be found in the foundation structure design in which the monopiles are the most...
master thesis 2018
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Srigopal, Jay (author)
Müller Verpress piles are driven displacement piles which inject grout at the enlarged tip of the pile into the surrounding soil. Performed full-scale tests were not able to be loaded the pile upon failure, as the pile can resist forces which are significantly larger than its design capacity. This type of pile is known for its large tensile...
master thesis 2018
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Veerkamp, Max (author)
Controlling subsurface flow is crucial to prevent: the spreading of contaminants, the failure of dikes or any undesirable water flow. Subsurface flow can be controlled by changing the soil permeability. In order to change soil permeability rigid structures are often installed (for example the installation of sheet pile walls into dike bodies),...
master thesis 2018
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Zygounas, Fotis (author)
Cyclic behaviour of soil has stimulated researchers for several decades to develop constitutive models that will be able make accurate predictions of soil behaviour and at the same time they will be simple to use. Constitutive models are considered to be more valid compared to empirical models, because they comprise by equations that have actual...
master thesis 2018
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Molendijk, Jorrit (author)
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Keuzenkamp, Jeroen (author)
Cities are growing and more land is reclaimed. Reclamation is the process of creating new land from ocean, riverbeds or lake beds. New land is created by hydraulic placement of sand. The hydraulically placed fills are characterized by low densities and show a high variety in packing throughout the field. The relative density of the fills depend...
master thesis 2017
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Popma, Johannes (author)
Leakage of contaminants to the subsurface is a potential threat to groundwater and is a major problem with storage tanks. When the contaminant reaches the groundwater, it can be subjected to subsurface flow due to which a contaminant plume may form and the contaminant can spread. In this research, it was investigated if a horizontal layer of...
master thesis 2017
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Beutick, Erik (author)
A time-dependent capacity increase has often been observed for driven displacement piles in sand. Long-term bearing capacity increase after dissipation of excess pore water pressure is referred to as set-up. Significant increases in axial capacity have been reported where the rate of set-up varied between 15 and 75% per log cycle of time.
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master thesis 2017
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Azua Gonzalez, Carlos (author)
Many farms of wind turbines are being installed worldwide as a response to clean energy targets. These farms are usually installed in offshore environments since limitations of space can be encountered or due to public pressure against the visual disruption that farms can cause in urban areas. These offshore wind turbines are commonly founded on...
master thesis 2017
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Oomen, Wieske (author)
TheNetherlands is a densely populated country and is located in an areawhere the shallowsubsurfacemainly consists ofHolocene and Pleistocene soils. To build permanent structures, enough bearing capacity is needed to provide sufficient support for these structures. However, Holocene (soft) soils typically do not provide sufficient support. In the...
master thesis 2017
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Mavritsakis, Antonios (author)
Insufficient information on soil parameters and their spatial variability pose as a main factors of uncertainty in geotechnical design. When soil response differs from the expected, the notion of inverse analysis becomes relevant; back-calculating the parameter set able to reproduce the monitored observations. Accordingly, its application...
master thesis 2017
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Andrag, Gustav (author)
This thesis entitled “Compaction of Silty Sands through Biogenic Gas Desaturation Pretreatment” investigates a method to improve compactibility of an initially fully saturated soil body bringing it to a saturation corresponding to the optimum water content of the targeted soil layer. The process comprises
two stages: a reaction phase to...
master thesis 2017
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Azua Gonzalez, Carlos (author), Pozo Andrade, Carlos (author), Askarinejad, Amin (author)
The response of a shallow foundation has been investigated by numerical simulations in a series of 1g small scale tests using the Finite Element Method. In this numerical study, special attention has been given to the influence of soft boundaries as a measure to counteract boundary effects, since limitations of space were present in the...
student report 2017
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van Renswoude, Arie-Jan (author)
In this thesis an evaluation of the limit values which are stated in CUR 236 – Micropiles is presented. This evaluation has been done by means of a dataset. The dataset contained information on failure tests performed on four different types of micropiles, and was initially used for research on relations between logged installation aspects and...
master thesis 2017
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van der Hulst, Patricia (author)
One of the failure mechanisms for water retaining structures is piping. Piping is an internal erosion
mechanism creating hollow spaces (pipes) underneath, for example, a dike as a result of the transport
of soil particles due to seepage. The formation of pipes can cause collapse of the structure once the
erosion process reaches the...
master thesis 2017
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