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Swinnen, Jan (author)
In recent years, a growing amount of movable highway bridges with a timber deck are approaching the end of their service life. Since these bridges have opened, the traffic intensity has increased yearly and environmental effects had the opportunity to deteriorate the bridges slowly. Inspections revealed that the main load-carrying elements are...
master thesis 2020
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Poot, A. (author)
In this thesis, the basis for a general implementation of the Thick Level Set method is presented. This basis combines the general applicability of the TLS_V1 method by Moës et al. with the improved fracture mechanics of the TLS_V2 method by Lé et al. In order to accomplish this, the topological skeleton needs to be found for an arbitrary...
master thesis 2020
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van der Wateren, Maarten (author)
The increasing number of vehicles does not stop, axle loads get higher and wheel contact surfaces have decreased causing bridges to show significant fatigue damage. Demolishing and building a new bridge is out of the picture due to the current ideas on sustainability and environmental impact. Therefore renovation is necessary, as much of the...
master thesis 2019
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Veldhuizen, Jelmer (author)
Hydraulic structures that are surrounded by flowing water can experience undesirable Flow-Induced Vibrations. These vibrations have a record of negative consequences. The most important cause of vibrations is self-excitation. This is a mechanism in which the forces acting on the hydraulic gate are amplified by the movement of the hydraulic gate...
master thesis 2017
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Franken, Arnout (author)
This thesis consists of a research study concerning the application and environmental performance of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for application in movable bridge design. The research is accompanied by a proposed redesign exploiting the advantageous properties of FRP and a life cycle assessment (LCA) of multiple FRP variants’ environmental...
master thesis 2017
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van der Valk, R.E.A. (author)
The first quay walls were constructed in 2400 BC and were constructed with bricks. Since then, the quay walls have developed a lot. The quay walls nowadays are constructed out of steel, concrete or a combination of both materials. An upcoming material in the field of hydraulic engineering is fibre reinforced polymer (FRP). FRP has several...
master thesis 2017
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Koot, M.J. (author)
Cost is a design driver in any commercial business, and this is not different in the wind energy industry. The potential of cost savings on wind turbine towers through lightweight composite designs has been shown. However composite grid stiffened and lattice structures, which were shown to lead to significant weight reductions in aerospace...
master thesis 2016
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Gkaidatzis, R. (author)
Conventional composite plastics that are widely used in the building industry, are becoming more and more criticized in regards with their unsustainable petrochemical resources and their increased embodied energy. Under the global environmental awareness of the recent years, new polymeric materials based on renewable natural resources have...
master thesis 2014
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Cascelli, C. (author)
Fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) have been used in structural applications for years mainly due to their outstanding specific mechanical properties. In this thesis, the characterisation of the strain field upon transverse tensile loading of glass fibre-reinforced polymers (GFRPs) was investigated by applying digital image correlation ...
master thesis 2014
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Moen, J.C. (author)
The material properties of fibre reinforced polymer composites fundamentally differ from construction steel, and therefore a different approach is required in the design of structures composed of this material. Simple substitution of steel elements by composite counterparts will inevitably result in inefficient structures. When the material’s...
master thesis 2014
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Roosenboom, F.G. (author)
This paper focuses on the state-of-the-art research that has been done on fibre-reinforced polymer composites that are used to design a rapidly constructed building with an all-in-one skin. The past few hundred years, buildings have only been made from a small selection of materials. Mankind’s search for new building materials has produced many...
master thesis 2014
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Van Straten, R.W. (author)
In this thesis a feasibility study is performed for the design of fibre reinforeed polymer (FRP-) slides to replace the steel slides in the Eastern Scheldt storm surge harrier. The advantage of using FRP-slides is the far better corrosion resistance then in case of using steel. For the design different variants of FRP-slides have been...
master thesis 2013
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Tuin, H.G. (author)
The Nederrijn and Lek are presently dammed by three weirs, build in 1960 till 1970, which are located near the village of Driel, Amerongen, and Hagestein after which they are named. Weir Driel regulates the distribution of water at the IJsselkop for dammed conditions (discharges lower than 2350 m3/s at Lobith). A minimum discharge of 285 m3/s...
master thesis 2013
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Kenter, R.J.A. (author)
In some large cities, the infrastructure is elevated high above the ground. An elevated metro system has the advantage that its construction is cheaper compared to an underground metro system. The construction time is relative limited and the physical barrier is small. The large elevation has a positive influence on the visual hindrance of an...
master thesis 2010
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