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Multifunctional flood defenses protect areas against flooding, but
serve other functions as well. Although these types of defenses
can be seen almost everywhere, they pose special technical and
governance challenges.

This book is about a unique interdisciplinary research program
developed to tackle some of the issues...
book 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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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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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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