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Geenen, Pieter (author)
Coastal structures such as breakwaters can mitigate the erosive effects of sea level rise by protecting shorelines from wave impact. The Reef Enhancing Breakwater (REB) is a modular, permeable structure designed to dissipate wave energy and boost marine biodiversity by providing suitable habitats. This research investigates...
master thesis 2024
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Ławniczak, Aron (author)
Coastal areas face increasing threat from erosion. The use of coastal protection structures is imperative to counter this. Concrete “armouring” is widely used due to durability and cost-effectiveness. Conventional methods of “armouring” result in habitat degradation and loss of biodiversity. ECOncrete developed Coastalock, an armour unit...
master thesis 2024
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van Marrewijk, Jaap (author)
The objective of this research is to gather more information about a possible relation between the slope angle of a rubble mound breakwater and the wave overtopping at this breakwater. The following research question is covered in this thesis: What is the influence of the slope angle of rubble mound breakwaters on wave overtopping? To answer...
master thesis 2024
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Mares Nasarre, P. (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author)
Rising sea levels caused by climate change are increasing the risk of overtopping on coastal structures. Moreover, there is a growing societal concern about the visual impact of these structures, which leads to the lowering of their crest freeboards. In previous studies, safety during overtopping events was assessed considering the...
journal article 2024
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Wang, G. (author), Bar, Daniel (author), Schreier, S. (author)
This study examines the potential of a new type of floating seawall, made up of retired large-scale oceangoing vessels, to be used in open water and exposed coastal areas. The main objectives of the research are to assess the effectiveness of the floating seawall concept, to determine the contribution of the gap resonance to wave attenuation,...
journal article 2024
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van Vliet, Lars (author)
The impact of climate change, particularly the rise in sea levels, obstructs the effectiveness of existing coastal structures. Additionally, climate change can also have an amplifying effect on wind speeds (Takagi & Esteban, 2013). Without proper control, the accumulation of changing environmental boundary conditions could lead to disastrous...
master thesis 2023
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de Klerk, Geert (author), Stroeve, Axel (author), de Wit, Gillis (author), de Wit, Sam (author)
The Vietnamese Mekong Delta, a vital region in the country’s economy, faces the dual challenges of coastal erosion and mangrove degradation, which threaten its long-term sustainability and flood protection capabilities. This research focuses on the coastal area of the Bac Lieu province, characterized by severe erosion and degrading mangrove...
student report 2023
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Aguilera Chaves, Mónica (author)
Breakwaters are built in coastal zones to alter sediment transport, or protect threatened habitats and port facilities. The rising sea level is causing more water to overtop these structures. Increasing amounts of overtopping discharge can compromise the security of people, or equipment standing on the crest of breakwaters. The overtopping flow...
master thesis 2023
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Douwes, Anne (author)
This research focuses on the implementation of the Building with Nature (BwN) approach in the design of artificial coral reefs. The goal is to explore environmental preferences and design tools for coral development, considering both coral habitat potential and coastal protection services. The research also aims to optimize artificial reef...
master thesis 2023
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van Balen, Ivo (author)
Following significant physical and economic damage associated with large tsunami disasters, this research assessed the efficacy of both nature-based and man-made tsunami mitigation measures. With an expected increase of the population living in tsunami-prone areas, it is critical to develop a better understanding of tsunami engineering. <br/><br...
master thesis 2023
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Teng, Djimin (author)
If sea level rises faster than anticipated in the initial design of rubble mound breakwaters, a serious threat is posed to their functionality. To limit wave overtopping, breakwaters must be adapted to the rising sea level and subsequent increase in wave loading due to reduced depth-induced wave breaking. However, the...
master thesis 2023
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Veringa, Martijn (author)
In this study loading characteristics of rubble mound breakwater crown walls are investigated. This is done using a 2D physical model, testing for overall stability (through sliding) and temporal &amp; spatial distributions of pressure along the face and base of the crown wall. A variety of wave conditions and geometries is used, with special...
master thesis 2023
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Kadoglou, Kimon (author)
Living Breakwaters have evolved from traditional breakwaters to create multi-purpose structures that provide environmental and social benefits. These breakwaters promote a healthy habitat for flora and fauna, while achieving the same structural capabilities as conventional structures. Reefy has developed a modular living breakwater that can...
master thesis 2023
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Gísladóttir, Lára (author)
Crownwalls are often placed on top of vertical composite breakwaters to reduce overtopping. Adding a seawards facing overhang at the top of crownwalls has successfully reduced overtopping even further without increasing the freeboard of the crownwall. Crownwalls with a fully curved (FC) face are most often used in seawalls where they are...
master thesis 2023
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Hofland, Bas (author), Houtzager, Daan (author), Caldera, Ganga (author), Antonini, A. (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Bakker, Pieter (author), van der Lem, Cock (author)
Single layer randomly placed armour units are used in many rubble mound breakwaters around the world. For these armour layers first extraction of units starts at high loads and can then progress quickly. Before the first extraction of a unit, typically no quantitative description of damage can be given. But additional to extraction, breakage of...
journal article 2023
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Holkema, K. J. (author), Aalbers, C. (author), Wellens, P.R. (author)
In head waves, water jet impacts due to run up can occur as a result of the structural configuration of some floating structures, reducing workability. Wave attenuation near the floater may reduce the risk of water jet impacts. This paper presents a numerical study of the performance and attenuation mechanisms of various plate type fixed free...
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Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Conventional rubble mound structures such as breakwaters, seawalls, and revetments are the most common type of coastal structures around the world used to protect harbour basins and embankments from wave action. To have a safe and economic design, two aspects need to be considered. The first one is the structural stability where the required...
conference paper 2023
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van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Buis, L. (author), van den Bos, J.P. (author), Wüthrich, D. (author)
Wave transmission at low-crested coastal structures has been studied, based on physical model tests with trapezoidal impermeable, permeable and perforated structures. The differences between wave transmission at impermeable and permeable structures are relatively limited. For a perforated hollow structure with an impermeable vertical screen...
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Bali, Meysam (author), Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Slope stability formulae for rubble mound structures are usually developed for head-on conditions. Often, the effects of oblique waves are neglected, mainly because it is assumed that for oblique wave attack, the reduction in damage compared to perpendicular wave attack is insignificant. When the incident waves are oblique, the required...
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Mata, Marisol Irías (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Numerical modelling of wave interaction with rock-armoured rubble mound breakwaters has been performed to study wave overtopping. The influences of the slope angle, a berm in the seaward slope, a protruding crest wall, a recurved parapet, and the wave steepness have been studied using a validated CFD model (OpenFOAM). The numerical modelling...
journal article 2023
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