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Sudhakaran, Kamaleshwar (author)
As countries around the world are in a race for clean energy, various renewable energy sources are harvested to meet the energy needs. In Western Europe, wind energy is the primary source of renewable energy. To meet the energy demand, higher capacity wind turbines are being installed in deeper waters. In deep waters, monopile foundations are...
master thesis 2018
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Tuin, Justin (author)
A new trend to found offshore wind turbines at larger depths or on harder soils is to apply gravity based foundations (GBFs). These foundations are caissons with a set of properties which are different with respect to other caisson types. The number of constructed caissons is large and the timeframe for construction and transportation from land...
master thesis 2018
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Baez Rivero, Inés (author)
The work presented will investigate the usage of Oscillating Water Columns (OWC) in Coastal Structures to understand the functionality requirements and the viability of installing these devices in caisson breakwaters. The main focus is put on the efficiency of the design, to achieve optimum results and to avoid possible failure of the structure....
master thesis 2018
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de Vito, Lodovico (author)
The city of Rotterdam and its port have been constantly growing over the last decades. As the port is ensuring a place in the top ten ports in the world, the city of Rotterdam is changing as well, growing and becoming a more international town. The municipality of Rotterdam is planning to build a 3rd bridge that will cross the Nieuwe waterweg...
master thesis 2018
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de Vilder, Lucas (author)
To combat global warming a transition towards renewable energy sources (RES) is essential. Although RES have much lower life-cycle emissions, they do not offer a continuous and fully predictable output like their fossil-fuelled counterparts. Energy storage is paramount in order to include the growing share of these intermittent sources into the...
master thesis 2017
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Disanayaka Mudiyanselage, Sanduni (author)
The sliding force was a contributing factor to the displacement of caissons from the Kamaishi composite breakwater during the Great East Japan tsunami 2011 (Arikawa et al., 2012). The pressure reduction on the landward wall of the caisson due to non-aeration of the overflowing jet gives rise to an additional horizontal force which increases the...
master thesis 2017
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Korff, Baptiste (author)
The construction method of an overturning caisson is reconsidered. This particular self-floating caisson was applied for several caisson quay wall projects over a century ago. After the year 1914, the design was abandoned. After this time, rectangular caissons became more economical due to higher qualities, simplified formwork and easier...
master thesis 2017
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Panagoulias, S. (author)
Suction caissons are used in a variety of bottom founded and floating offshore applications, in shallow and deep waters. The present research focuses on the analysis of suction-assisted installation in sand. Suction pressure measurements from a number of field projects and laboratory centrifuge tests in sandy soils led to find that, in 70% of...
master thesis 2015
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Van Corven, T.A.W. (author)
The lock complex at Terneuzen is the main entrance for ships coming from the Westerscheld and navigating towards the cities of Terneuzen and Ghent. The construction of a new large lock at the lock complex of Terneuzen is planned to increase its capacity. This lock will be built between the existing locks. The ground level is situated at NAP +6...
master thesis 2015
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Chatzivasileiou, G.I. (author)
Suction caissons are used more and more for various in the oil&gas and offshore wind industries. Although, the use of suction caissons is not new, uncertainty still exists regarding their installation, due to the varying soil profiles encountered and the absence of experience within the offshore industry. Prediction methods, regarding the...
master thesis 2014
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Lupea, C. (author)
Significant financial investments are made in the offshore wind energy, in a race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The trend is to install larger capacity wind turbines in deeper waters, further from shore. DTI (2001) states that 30% of this investment is represented by the foundation costs. Senders (2008) and Byrne & Houlsby (2003) found...
master thesis 2014
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Dekker, M.J. (author)
Suction caissons are a type of offshore foundation that allow for fast and noise-free installation and decommissioning of offshore structures. They have been used for 30 years in the oil and gas industry and are also becoming more common in the offshore wind sector as a promising way to cost reduction, both for foundations of single turbines and...
master thesis 2014
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De Vries, P.A.L. (author)
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike to the Galveston Bay Area, Texas, United States in September 2008, several proposals emerged to protect the region against future storm surges. One of them is a coastal spine called the ’Ike Dike’. A challenge for this 160 km [100 mi] long flood protection is to cross Bolivar Roads, a 2.8 km...
master thesis 2014
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Romp, R.H. (author)
Nowadays suction caissons are extensively used for anchoring large offshore floating facilities. Installation of suction caissons in coarse grained soils is achieved by induced seepage flow in the soil. This reduces the soil resistance at the caisson tip, which contributes to the installation process. Installation in fine grained materials with...
master thesis 2013
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Buring, P. (author)
Traditional quay wall structures are not very flexible, because they are often hard to adapt and to reuse. However, changes in the container shipping market, international conflicts and new generations of vessels are some examples that could drive the desire the relocate or adapt quay wall structures. The objective of this thesis is to design a...
master thesis 2013
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Truong, H.S. (author)
The demand for large discharge sluices in Viet Nam is increasing as the constructions of small river barriers show their restrictions in flooding and salt intrusion protection. The main objective of this study is therefore to research an appropriate design for the sluice structure type that can be applied in Vung Tau Go Cong, which is the...
master thesis 2012
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Liang, J.W. (author)
In this thesis the impact of an earthquake on quay walls located at the Euromax terminal of the Port of Rotterdam is analyzed. A quay wall is a soil retaining structure where ships can moore and transfer goods. Seismic behaviour of two different types of quay walls are investigated and compared by performing a seismic analysis on the Euromax...
master thesis 2011
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Rodrigues Monteiro, S.P. (author)
Wanneer men in de binnenstad een parkeerkelder onder een gebouw wil realiseren zijn er slechts beperkte mogelijkheden met de huidige gebruikte technieken. Een oplossing hiervoor is het pneumatisch caisson. Door de eigenschappen van deze methode kunnen de risico’s beperkt worden en kan relatief snel een kelder gerealiseerd worden. De uitkomsten...
master thesis 2011
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Van der Giessen, H.J. (author)
There is a growing cruise market. To accommodate the growth of cruise shipping in North-West Europe, the developers Consortium ‘Cruiseport The Hague’ wants to construct an outer harbour at Scheveningen; to this day, the harbour of Scheveningen is not able to receive today’s large cruise ships. Obviously, a cruise mooring facility has to be...
master thesis 2010
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Schoolderman, J.E. (author)
The purpose of this thesis was to develop a preliminary concept design of a wave energy converter. The type of device designed was limited by several starting points which stipulated, among other criteria, a robust structure which can be constructed within a breakwater and can generate electricity from a fairly mild (in the order of Hs=0.5-1.5m)...
master thesis 2009
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