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Scheer, Matthijs (author)
Across the Netherlands close to 70 prestressed concrete T-beam bridges with cast-in-between slabs and transverse prestressing built in the 60's and are still in service. The current code NEN-EN 1992-1-1+C2:2011 assesses the shear capacity more conservatively. In addition, the NEN-EN 1991-2+C1:2015 prescribes an increased traffic load. This...
master thesis 2023
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Slockers, Dennis (author)
This thesis explores a suitable method and appropriate input to determine the failure probability of thermal shrinkage cracking in a steel fibre-reinforced underwater concrete floor by examining the factors that influence this failure probability.<br/><br/>An underwater concrete (UWC) floor is a common construction type in the Netherlands that...
master thesis 2023
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Stavridou, EVDOKIA (author)
Although relevant information regarding the curtain walls structural damage state is available, hardly any data referring to the seismic loading effect on the overall façade performance is found in the literature. The present research attempts to assess the unitised curtain walls seismic performance by identifying the occurring damage mechanisms...
master thesis 2023
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Streng, Robin (author)
Nowadays, Rijkswaterstaat reassesses many older concrete bridges to guarantee their structural safety under the influence of increased traffic loads and stricter standards. Many of these concrete bridges contain open straight-legged stirrups, which are not allowed to take into account for the calculations of the shear resistance according to...
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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Joshi, Amey (author)
The light and frequent earthquakes in the north of the Netherlands, particularly in the province of Groningen, have recently exposed the unreinforced masonry structures to seismic activities. Since these structures do not adhere to seismic regulations, they are considered vulnerable to seismicity. The ultimate state capacity of the structures is...
master thesis 2023
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Kalaichelvi Senthil Kumar, Ganesh ShriRaam (author)
Given the desire to construct more structures using sustainable building materials, demand for wood and other bio-based building materials has risen dramatically over the decade. While timber itself is a carbon-neutral material and can sometimes even be carbon-negative, reusing wooden structural members made that have been in service for several...
master thesis 2023
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Stolwijk, Elisa (author)
The evolution of ships requires larger depth or larger terrain loads in ports. Therefore, the existing quay walls require reinforcements. An effective way of reinforcing the structure are underwater anchors, requiring holes in existing sheet piles at the location of significant bending moment. Since this is a new area of expertise, the influence...
master thesis 2022
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van Haren, Mick (author)
Because of the fortunate absence of great flood events in The Netherlands during the second half of the twentieth century, no physical data was added to the structural understanding of flood fragility on walls. Considering that during the same period the cavity wall became standard in the construction of houses, a certain inconsistency can be...
master thesis 2021
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van Hulten, Chris (author)
Many quay walls in Amsterdam have surpassed their structural lifetime and have started showing signs of damage. The city of Amsterdam is currently tackling the problem and have published a plan of action. This plan includes the renovation of hundreds of kilometres of quay walls. Given this enormous amount, it is necessary to prioritize certain...
master thesis 2021
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Demmerer, D'tasha (author)
The concept of shear loading and the shear resistance is well known for ‘regular’ sized beams, meaning beams that can be characterized as a slender beam. However, once the beam increases in size such that it is characterized as a deep beam or even falls outside the range of the typical deep beam, less knowledge is available....
master thesis 2020
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Verhage, Jacco (author)
The innovative shear strengthening method using externally bonded CFRP reinforcement to strengthen prestressed concrete I-girders has been investigated in this thesis. These girders potentially have insufficient shear capacity because of the combination of thin webs and insufficient shear reinforcement. Shear failure of these girders should be...
master thesis 2020
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de Putter, Arjen (author)
Application of Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (NLFEA) is lagging behind the many digital advances in the structural engineering practice. This is due to the need for codes and standards. To help development of these codes and standards, 119 solution strategies were developed with different assumptions and choices for the concrete constitutive...
master thesis 2020
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Yang, Boyuan (author)
In finite element analysis, nonlinear time-history analysis is a realistic and accurate analysis type for dynamic or seismic analysis due to its solutions contain wealthy data and complete response time-history. The most commonly used method, probably the only practical procedure, in nonlinear time-history analysis is the direct time integration...
master thesis 2019
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Vink, Evelijn (author)
This thesis describes the creation of the Equivalent Shear Masonry Model (ESMM). This is an orthotropic material model for low bond strength masonry that uses a smeared cracking approach. It was developed as an improvement of the Engineering Masonry Model (EMM) and adopts that model’s constitutive relations for the behaviour normal to the bed...
master thesis 2019
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Danks, Brigitte (author)
The aim of this thesis was to objectively and quantitatively assess the accuracy and robustness of two-dimensional sequentially linear analysis (SLA) in comparison to nonlinear finite element analysis (NLFEA), for a range of experiments of reinforced concrete structures with proportional and non-proportional loading schemes. Non-proportional...
master thesis 2019
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Moraal, Rainier (author)
Currently wind turbines are a popular source of renewable energy. Royal HaskoningDHV designs foundations for these turbines. Design optimization of these foundations becomes more and more important due to the growing demand for renewable energy, the development of increasingly large wind turbines and intensification of competition. Design...
master thesis 2019
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Teeuwen, Max (author)
The Netherlands has always been in close proximity to water, whether its rivers or the sea. This proximity to water and the need for land to settle and farm, led to vast amounts of land reclamation by constructing dykes along the water features to prevent flooding of the new earned land. This newly reclaimed land started to subside over the...
master thesis 2019
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Bindiganavile Ramadas, Srinidhi (author)
The growing need to understand the behaviour of un-reinforced masonry URM), subjected to<br/>repeated light man-made earthquakes caused by the extraction of gas in the north-eastern part<br/>of The Netherlands has resulted in intense research to determine the exact process of crack<br/>initiation and propagation. The historical masonry buildings...
master thesis 2018
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Verduyn, Tanya (author)
The high compressive strength of the material glass in combination with its transparency, make it an attractive material to use for a column. Though different types and configurations of glass columns have been subject of academic research, a demountable glass column made from laminated components remains unexplored. This structural concept...
master thesis 2018
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