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de Kok, Tim (author)
Implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS) in flood defenses is hindered by a lack of probabilistic tools and design guidelines that can be used to assess spatial and temporal variability in these biophysical systems. It is well established that nature-based elements, such as vegetation, attenuate waves, capture sediment, strengthen the...
master thesis 2021
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Buijs, Matthijs (author)
High-water levels in the Rhine-Meuse delta are going to rise in the upcoming decades due to climate change with the accompanied sea level rise and the increase of the frequency of extreme Rhine discharges. The flood prone areas not protected by flood defenses at the Island of Dordrecht are directly influenced by the increase of these high-water...
master thesis 2021
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Huijsman, Nino (author)
The Netherlands has always been threatened by water. To protect flood-prone areas flood defenses have been constructed. To guarantee that they keep meeting the requirements systematic assessments take place. Since 2017, these assessments are performed according to the ‘Wettelijke beoordelingsinstrumentarium’ resulting in a safety judgment...
master thesis 2020
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Özer, I.E. (author)
Flood defense systems are critical in protecting against catastrophic events which often lead to significant damage, fatalities or substantial socio-economic and environmental impact. Even though levees form a significant part of the existing flood defense systems, there is a limited knowledge of the different levee behavior processes and the...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Slinger, J (author), Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author)
Hydraulic engineering infrastructures, such as reservoirs, dikes, breakwaters, and inlet closures, have significantly impacted ecosystem functioning over the last two centuries. Currently, nature-based solutions are receiving increasing attention in hydraulic engineering projects and research programs. However, there is a lack of reflection...
journal article 2020
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Willemsen, Pim W.J.M. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), Vuik, V. (author), Bouma, Tjeerd J. (author), Hulscher, Suzanne J.M.H. (author)
Foreshores consisting of both bare tidal flats and vegetated salt marshes are found worldwide and they are well studied for their wave attenuating capacity. However, most studies only focus on the small scale: just some isolated locations in space and only up to several years in time. In order to stimulate the implementation of foreshores...
journal article 2020
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Multifunctional flood defenses protect areas against flooding, but<br/>serve other functions as well. Although these types of defenses<br/>can be seen almost everywhere, they pose special technical and<br/>governance challenges.<br/><br/>This book is about a unique interdisciplinary research program<br/>developed to tackle some of the issues...
book 2017
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Cornelissen, D. (author)
Robustness is a hard-to-grip concept within engineering. This master thesis uses a framework to quantify the level of robustness that has been proposed by the Joint Committee on Structural Safety to assess the influence of the reliability requirement of a structural element. The lock complex at Weurt (the Netherlands) has been used for a case...
master thesis 2017
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Dupuits, E.J.C. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Coastal flood defense systems can consist of multiple lines of defense. In case of a system with a front and a rear defense (e.g. a storm surge barrier and levees), the front defense can improve the reliability of the rear defense by reducing the load on this rear defense. This paper develops a framework in order to assess whether including...
journal article 2017
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Pearson, S.G. (author)
Low-lying tropical islands are highly vulnerable to the effects of sea-level rise and climate change. Most pressing is the threat posed to their fresh water supplies by wave-induced flooding. This thesis attempts to generalize previous site-specific studies of flooding on coral atolls and apply it in a framework that can be used for early...
master thesis 2016
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Jonkman, S.N. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author)
This paper presents and overview of advances in flood risk and levee reliability analysis in the Netherlands. It is described how new safety standards – in the form of a target failure probability – have been derived on the basis of nationwide flood risk assessments which taken into account both economic risk and risk to life. The process for...
conference paper 2015
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Jonkman, S.N. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author)
This paper presents and overview of advances in flood risk and levee reliability analysis in the Netherlands. It is described how new safety standards – in the form of a target failure probability – have been derived on the basis of nationwide flood risk assessments which taken into account both economic risk and risk to life. The process for...
conference paper 2015
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Kothuis, B.L.M. (author), Brand, A.D. (author), Sebastian, A.G. (author), Nillesen, A.L. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author)
In 2008, Hurricane Ike devastated Bolivar Peninsula, narrowly missing the more heavily industrialized and populated areas in the region. In the aftermath of the hurricane, the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University in Houston, and Texas A&M University in Galveston (TAMUG) led...
book 2015
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Schweckendiek, T. (author)
Dikes and levees play a crucial role in flood protection in deltaic areas such as the Netherlands. Internal erosion piping or under-seepage is a major cause of levee failures and a main contributor to the probability of failure of river levees due to the large (mostly geotechnical) uncertainties. The present thesis investigates how geotechnical...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Van Buren, M.B. (author)
This thesis explores what the concept of asset management means for the management of regional flood defenses. The concept is explored by assessing the asset management maturity of regional flood defense management at one water board.
master thesis 2014
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Van Erp, T.M.J. (author)
Since the entrance of the Eurocode a lot of commotion emerged for the hydraulic engineer. The implementation of the Eurocode entailed a problem for the hydraulic structures that are part of the flood defense system. According the law, the locks that are part of the flood defense system should meet the requirements based on the most critical...
master thesis 2013
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Tri, M.C. (author), Cong, M.V. (author), Verhagen, H.J. (author), Nghia, N.K. (author)
In the low-lying coastal regions coastal defense structures are usually designed with a main function to protect the hinterland from highly vulnerable of sea flooding. Sea dikes are usually the most common and important elements which form the coastal flood defense system. Sea dikes are designed at a pre-defined circumstance and requirement. For...
conference paper 2012
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Schweckendiek, T. (author)
The reliability of flood defenses is often dictated by large uncertainties in the hydraulic loading and the structural resistance. Additional information decreases uncertainty, however, acquiring it is often costly. One source of information, even though in many cases readily available, is hardly used – survived loads. This article shows how...
conference paper 2011
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Vrijling, J.K. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Kanning, W. (author)
Current design codes like the Eurocode use safety or reliability classes to assign target reliabilities to different types of structures or structural members according to the potential consequences of failure. That, in essence, is a risk-based criterion. A wide range of structures is designed with such codes, and distinction is made between...
conference paper 2011
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Rajabalinejad, M. (author)
Probabilistic techniques in engineering problems are needed because they provide a deeper understanding of failure mechanisms and occurrence probabilities than deterministic techniques. In addition, they draw our attention to the consequences of failure at an early stage in the design process. However, to achieve these advantages, a well-defined...
doctoral thesis 2009
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