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Moretto, Marco (author)
Worldwide, rubble mound breakwaters are designed and built to shelter and protect coastal areas from overtopping and flooding, especially harbours and shorelines. Rubble mound breakwaters are essential to preserve desired hydraulic conditions within the hinterland, avoiding damage to inhabited or industrial areas. This research focuses on the...
master thesis 2020
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Jansen, Koen (author)
Concrete is one of the most widely applied construction materials worldwide. Although traditional construction processes are optimized in terms of efficiency, costs and material use, the main disadvantages are still related to the use of formwork, labour and limited freedom of shapes in architectural design. The future of concrete structures...
master thesis 2020
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Alfaro Monge, Luis Carlos (author)
Siltation affects navigation in harbors and waterways by reducing the water depth. To regain depth and safeguard navigation, dredging is required. Water Injection Dredging (WID) is one of the available hydrodynamic dredging techniques, in which pumps on a vessel inject water at high flow velocities and low pressure into the bed and fluidize the...
master thesis 2020
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Schuringa, Johan (author)
In this work the installation process of a cone penetrating into a sand system is modelled using a 2D-axisymmetric material point method (MPM) model in order to investigate the installation processes and to predict the plastic radius. One meter of cone penetration is modelled under a surcharge of 50 kPa. The used constitutive model is Mohr...
master thesis 2020
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Kanawade, Kunal (author)
In nuclear industry applications, from design and safety aspects, it is important to predict the flow and heat transfer. The passive cooling systems, one of the robust cooling systems in the nuclear design are based on natural convections. In the RANS approach, non-linear unknown heat flux term has to be closed by appropriate model for accurate...
master thesis 2019
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de Leeuw, Koen (author)
In 2022 the first 12 MW offshore wind turbines are expected to be installed. Due to the continuous upscaling of wind turbine generators new problems are expected to arise during the installation of the turbines. Especially the workability of the installation of larger wind turbine blades, which are already causing problems during the...
master thesis 2019
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Desmedt, Michiel (author)
Wind energy has shown to be a great renewable energy source, with a possible penetration of 20 % by 2040. In order to increase its competitiveness with fossil fuels, the LCOE should decrease further than it already has. Increasing the power rating of wind turbines has proven to be an effective way to achieve this. However, this results in...
master thesis 2019
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van Dam, Tim (author)
The present thesis describes the development of a hybrid behavioural / process-based and wave-averaged model (XBeach Surfbeat) that successfully predicts the recovery of the subaerial beach at Narrabeen Beach, Australia, following a severe storm erosion in April 2015. Two model innovations were developed. Firstly, a behavioural model was...
master thesis 2019
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Marif, Kizjè (author)
The thermal recovery efficiency of High Temperature Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (HT-ATES) systems can be limited due to the effect of buoyancy flow of the injected hot water. This thesis has researched the application of a Multiple Partially Penetrating Wells (MPPWs) as a well design method to counteract the effect of buoyancy flow and...
master thesis 2019
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Wang, Yao (author)
A series of finite element simulations via PLAXIS were carried out to investigate the effects of micro- tunnelling on nearby pile foundations. A numerical model concerning the large diameter tunnel boring machine was first established based on identical properties of the centrifuge experiment executed by Loganathan et al. (2000). Results from...
master thesis 2019
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van Welsenes, Thomas (author)
Concerns regarding plastic pollution arise as large quantities of plastic enter the ocean and affect wildlife and possibly human health. Rivers form a dominant pathway for macro plastic particles into the ocean. Plastic pollution in rivers can result in blockage, where it affects water quality and ecology. This increases risks of flooding and...
master thesis 2019
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Sigalas, Nikos (author)
In the present study the stability of crown wall elements on top of a rubble mound breakwaters is investigated. The first step was conducting a literature review, in order to identify knowledge gaps. It was found that current design methods do not take the freeboard of the crown wall into account when calculating the vertical force acting on it....
master thesis 2019
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Dijkhuis, Koos (author)
Dam reservoirs form a crucial part for human society storing water, controlling floods, providing hydropower, water for irrigation and drinking. Annually 1% of the worldwide dam reservoirs storage capacity is lost, caused by sedimentation. The inflow of sediment and reduction of flow velocity and turbulence in the reservoir pro- vides favourable...
master thesis 2019
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Kale, Varun (author)
The air-conditioning of commercial buildings accounts for approximately 50% of the total energy consumed in India’s commercial sector. Reducing this load is a key step towards minimizing India's greenhouse gas emissions. One culprit is the routine use of fully glazed façades which are chosen for aesthetics but are neither energy efficient nor...
master thesis 2019
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de Groot, Arthur (author)
In recent decades, gas production has caused numerous human-induced shallow earthquakes in the province of Groningen, The Netherlands. The buildings in this area were not designed for these unexpected earthquake loads and have shown to be vulnerable. However, current strengthening measures are considered to be time-consuming, expensive, and a...
master thesis 2019
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Verbist, Victor (author)
A model is developed to simulate NaCl concentrations across a cation exchange membrane in the transient regime. The convectionless Nersnt-Planck equation is combined with the continuity equation to obtain a partial dierential equation in time and space. The boundary conditions at the edges of the cell for this equationare a constant bulk...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Cömert, Tolga (author)
Combined wave-current flow is defined as flow in which waves and currents are present together. One of its occurrences in nature is at a tidal inlet system, where incoming waves meet either a current in the same (following) or opposite (opposing) direction. This type of flow is different when compared to wave- or current-only flows. As a result,...
master thesis 2019
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Liao, Eliz (author)
Gas extraction has caused increased seismic activity in the area of Groningen, bringing about considerable damage to houses. The houses are generally old masonry houses with flexible timber diaphragms. It is of importance to assess the response of these houses in order to apply proper retrofit measures. There has been substantial research on...
master thesis 2019
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Ligthart, Yorick (author)
Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) is a new construction material that often is used for pedestrian bridges. It offers a good strength-weight relation, a long-term durability and slender bridge shapes. Slenderness has effect on dynamic behaviour of the construction and vibrations are common for these bridges. Hand calculations are commonly used for...
master thesis 2019
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Sutter, V.B. (author)
In this additional thesis a 2D urban flood model in the downtown area of Shanghai was investigated. Therefore a numerical model of Delft3D flexible mesh (DFM) was used. Since the model was investigated from scratch, a lot of data analysis and pre-processing was required to have reasonable input data. As input data a surface elevation map, a map...
student report 2019
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