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Paulissen, Sjoerd (author)
Recent research identified a novel scour-enhancing flow mechanism related to 3-D flow behaviour. Under specific conditions, vertical flow separation at the upstream crest of a scour hole can be suppressed as a result of lateral nonuniformities in the main flow. This so-called vertically attached flow state is associated with increased scour...
master thesis 2020
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Broekema, Y.B. (author)
The Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier is an icon of Dutch hydraulic engineering. Downstream of the barrier, large local erosion pits (scour holes) have formed adjacent to the applied bed protection after its construction. It was expected during the design phase that these would develop, but both the magnitude of the scour hole depth as well as...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Salet, Jesse (author)
Recent major tsunami events generated by earthquakes inundated coastal cities and caused extreme destruction and loss of human lives. The collapse of coastal bridges due to tsunami wave impact represents a huge obstacle for rescue works. The need to understand tsunami effects and develop tsunami-resilient bridges became apparent in the aftermath...
master thesis 2019
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Phan Khanh, L. (author)
This study explores the influence of the wave characteristics on the attenuation process of waves through coastal mangroves, which are threatened by the coastal mangrove squeeze phenomenon. Coastal mangrove squeeze is the phenomenon where coastal regions, even when sediment availability is sufficient, are eroding due to a lack of accommodation...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Guidi, Marina (author)
From the beginning of the 21st century, thin glass has been used as a screen protector for electronic devices and smartphones. During the last 10 years, several studies have been carried out to introduce the thin glass in the building industry. The advantages of this material are light weight, high strength and high flexibility. On the other...
master thesis 2019
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Streicher, Maximilian (author), Kortenhaus, Andreas (author), Altomare, Corrado (author), Hughes, Steven (author), Marinov, Krasimir (author), Hofland, B. (author), Chen, X. (author), Suzuki, T. (author), Cappietti, Lorenzo (author)
Overtopping bore impact forces on a dike mounted vertical wall were measured in similar large-scale (Froude length scale factor 1-to-4.3) and small-scale (Froude length scale factor 1-to-25) models. The differences due to scale effects were studied, by comparing the up-scaled force measurements from both models in prototype. It was noted that if...
conference paper 2019
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Vargas-Luna, Andrés (author), Duro, G. (author), Crosato, A. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
While the scientific community has long recognized that alluvial rivers are the product of interactions between flowing water and bed material transport, it is increasingly evident that vegetation mediates these interactions and influences the stream channel characteristics. In a novel set of mobile bed laboratory experiments with variable...
journal article 2019
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Balmer, Marco (author)
Geothermal energy is a relatively sustainable energy source of which the essence is to extract heat from hot subsurface rocks. Circulating fluids serve as the transport agent of heat. The contact area between the fluids and the rocks is where the relevant heat transfer occurs, i.e., where the water is heated up. In some geothermal reservoirs,...
master thesis 2018
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Nientker, Gustav (author)
Braiding rivers are characterised as highly dynamic, and experience annual morphological changes in plan- form. This dynamic nature of the river leads to navigational hindrance and risk of unstable bifurcation points where discharge distributions might switch. In pilot studies, porcupines have shown promising results in re- tarding the flow and...
master thesis 2018
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Vargas-Luna, Andrés (author), Crosato, A. (author), Byishimo, Protogene (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
Alluvial rivers are shaped by sequences of water flows excavating their channels. Observations show that besides the magnitude, the frequency and duration of streamflow oscillations might also be important for the river channel formation. In addition, the river morphology appears influenced by both size and degree of uniformity of the...
journal article 2018
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Spielmann, Peter (author)
The dynamic nature of braided rivers can lead to river bank erosion, bankline shifts and navigational hindrance. River training measures can be implemented in order to mitigate these problems. An alternative to conventional river training works is the closure of a channel within the braided network. Until recent there has been no systematic...
master thesis 2018
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Le, T.B. (author), Crosato, A. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
Rivers have been trained for centuries by channel narrowing and straightening. This caused important damages to their ecosystems, particularly around the bank areas. We analyse here the possibility to train rivers in a new way by subdividing their channel in main and ecological channel with a longitudinal training wall. The effectiveness of...
journal article 2018
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Esteban, Miguel (author), Takabatake, Tomoyuki (author), Glasbergen, Toni (author), Hofland, B. (author), Nishida, Yuta (author), Nishiazaki, Shinsaku (author), Stolle, Jacob (author), Nistor, Ioan (author), Takagi, Hiroshi (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Shibayama, Tomoya (author)
In the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Japanese tsunami protection philosophy now dictates that coastal defences should prevent the land that they protect from being flooded under a Level 1 event (with a return period in the order of about 100 years). To ascertain the overtopping mechanism and leeward inundation heights of...
conference paper 2018
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Huppes, Nova (author)
Dams are an essential part of the Dutch flood defence works to protect the hinterland from flooding by the sea. Sand closures are the construction of closure dams with sand as the main building material. The rising and falling tide generates a current through the closure gap, which increases in strength as the gap becomes smaller. This current...
master thesis 2017
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Wetser, A. (author)
Over the past centuries natural riverbanks have been transformed into banks with artificial revetments or sheet piles to protect them from erosion, which led to disappearance of important river features for flora and fauna. River restoration projects show that the removal of man-made bank protections may lead to the formation of bars (e.g. Van...
master thesis 2017
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Dusseljee, D.W. (author), Klopman, G. (author), Van Vledder, G.P. (author), Riezebos, H.J. (author)
This study presents an intercomparison of a SWAN and SWASH wave model and 3D laboratory experiments for an existing navigation channel towards a harbor. Results show that the spectral refraction model SWAN underestimates the wave conditions in the channel and at the lee side of the channel especially - for longer waves travelling under a small...
conference paper 2014
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Dusseljee, D.W. (author), Klopman, G. (author), Van Vledder, G.P. (author), Van Riezebos, H.J. (author)
This study presents an intercomparison of a SWAN and SWASH wave model and 3D laboratory experiments for an existing navigation channel towards a harbor. Results show that the spectral refraction model SWAN underestimates the wave conditions in the channel and at the lee side of the channel especially - for longer waves travelling under a small...
conference paper 2014
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Van Geer, P. (author), De Vries, S. (author), Van Dongeren, A. (author), Van Thiel de Vries, J.S.M. (author)
This paper describes the validation of the dune erosion model XBeach with laboratory measurement data of dune erosion in the presence of sea walls and revetments. Simulation results show that the essential dune set back processes are captured by the model and that the measurements at most locations are approximated quite well. Some aspects...
conference paper 2012
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Daamen, W. (author), Hoogendoorn, S.P. (author)
In this paper, we show how the capacity of evacuation doors is affected by the evacuation door width, population composition, the presence of an open door and evacuation conditions. For this, laboratory experiments have been performed. Varying door opening widths showed that only the experiment with the widest door opening (275 cm) resulted in a...
journal article 2010
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Daamen, W. (author), Hoogendoorn, S.P. (author)
For the new version of the Dutch design guidelines for buildings, a threshold value for the capacity of emergency doors needs to be set. Innovative largescale laboratory experiments have been performed to investigate the capacity of emergency doors during evacuation conditions. This paper focuses in particular on the relation between capacity...
journal article 2010
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