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Spyridoni, Kallia (author)
Orthotropic steel decks are widely used in bridge construction nowadays, especially in case of long span bridges. One of the main problems of bridges that utilize this technology is the susceptibility to fatigue failure. Cyclic loading due to wheel loads, in combination with the complex network of welded details, make such types of decks prone...
master thesis 2019
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Bushunova, Olga (author)
The research concentrated on a behavior of the deep composite deck ComFlor210 under a concentrated force. The distribution of a concentrated force in ComFlor210 was studied numerically and analytically.
The finite element model of a composite slab with 5.4m span showed good agreement with test results in the elastic stage. The parametric...
master thesis 2019
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SUAREZ MILLAN, RUBEN (author)
With a fast increasing use of composite materials in aerostructures, industry demands design tools capable to reduce experimental tests while providing reliable data. Multiscale simulations enable to model and analyze fracture processes at the microscale, thus delivering higher accuracy and fundamental information about crack processes which...
master thesis 2018
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van Arragon, Marco (author)
This research studies the experimental and numerical behaviour of a simple beam to column joint using a fin-plate welded to an rectangular hollow core section. The following aspects of the joint are investigated:
The resistance of the welded connection.
Defining the force distribution inside the joint.
Improvement of the design...
master thesis 2018
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Bobeldijk, Mark (author)
In general, damage models for Fibre-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) can be divided into two categories: Continuum Damage Models (CDMs) and Fracture Mechanics Damage Models (FMDMs). Damage models within each of these categories are advantageous for different type of failure mechanisms. Therefore, it is of interest to develop a unified framework in...
master thesis 2018
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Swinnen, Jan (author)
The use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) are stimulated in the construction industry for their remarkable corrosion resistance, good thermo-mechanical properties, high strength-to-weight ratio and high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The open-hole strength of FRP is an important parameter in a composite design because it can be representative in...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Mussche, Henk (author)
This thesis research focusses on the development of a reliable and efficient 3D calculation model of an existing high-rise, reinforced concrete building in the Groningen area, in order to analyse the dynamic behaviour of the existing and subsequently retrofitted main bearing structure of this high-rise building. The assessment of the existing...
master thesis 2018
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van Oostrum, Alexander (author)
Composite structures are increasingly applied for their unique set of properties. However, their behavior is not yet fully understood, amongst others, due to complex interactions of failure modes. This research implemented a blended stress-strain and fracture mechanics based progressive damage analysis model, based on a Continuum Damage Model ...
master thesis 2017
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Schiaretti, Matteo (author)
Fatigue is the most common source behind failures of mechanical structures. In order to study the phenomena, experiments have been performed by Lloyd's Register and other tests have been presented in literature. Performing real life fatigue experiments requires a long time, a considerable amount of money and it is size limited.

The...
master thesis 2017
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De Ruiter, T.M.H. (author)
Research shows that the fatigue strength of a Very High Strength Steel (VHSS) can be significantly negatively effected by welds in a structure. The fatigue lifetime may be extended after cracking occurs by means of fatigue crack repair. A better insight by means of Finite ElementModelling (FEM) can help in understanding the effects of a repair...
master thesis 2017
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Dwarkasing, A.S. (author)
Hydrocarbon reservoirs are currently declining. Reservoirs are becoming depleted, and production needs to satisfy the demand and supply of hydrocarbons. For tight reservoirs such as shales, fracturing will become the main source of improving the permeability. It is therefore vital to conduct research into the behavior of fractures in the...
master thesis 2016
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Jeyakodi, G.T. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Vaanhold, M. (author)
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master thesis 2016
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Van Hoorn, N. (author)
For failure in composite materials the fracture mechanisms at the microscopic scale, such as matrix cracking, fiber cracking, fiber-matrix debonding or combinations thereof determine the growth of crack at the macroscopic scale. The goal is to develop a simple failure criterion in terms of a bilinear Traction-Separation Law (TSL) for...
master thesis 2016
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Chullabrahm, P. (author)
Submarine pipeline is an important part of offshore oil and gas projects for fluid transmission purpose. Installation of pipelines, especially in deep water, can induce rather severe loads to the structure and this can lead to the unforeseeable risks and challenges. During pipe laying by vessel and reel ship, the pipe bend in the vertical plan...
master thesis 2015
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Jol, J.J. (author)
Fatigue damage is a common problem in a lot of bridges with orthotropic steel decks. Frequent maintenance is required to prevent aggravation of the problems, which gives a lot of nuisance for the traffic using the bridge. This comes especially into play at large (river) crossings where not many alternatives are available. Therefore, methods are...
master thesis 2014
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Sillem, A. (author)
Feasibility study of a tire hydroplaning simulation in a finite element code using a coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian method. The considered FEA code is Simulia's Abaqus. Fundamentals of Abaqus' FSI solver is considered. This includes fluid and structure mechanics and fluid-structure interaction issues. The FSI solver is benchmarked. Conclusions and...
master thesis 2008
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