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Janssen, D. (author)
The dissertation explores the use of emergency measures, particularly the BresDefender, to prevent or delay levee failure and mitigate the impacts of floods, focusing on the Netherlands' flood protection systems. Levees are vital for protecting low-lying areas, but there's always a risk of failure, leading to significant societal and material...
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Garcia Alva, Pedro (author)
This thesis investigates the role of external stakeholder management in fostering resilience within infra-structure projects, focusing on the complexities arising from interactions between stakeholders and pro-ject organizations. The research problem centres on how different stakeholder management strategies affect project resilience, especially...
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van Kleef, Emma (author)
This research examines the resilience of the water sector after a societal collapse, defined by a significant loss of societal complexity. Through Exploratory Modeling and Analysis, this research evaluates how interconnected infrastructures respond to cascading failures caused by disruptions resulting from a societal collapse. The investigation...
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El Omari, Oudail (author)
In the midst of economic turmoil and environmental adversity, Bedouin communities in the Levant demonstrate remarkable resilience through their architectural practices and communal ethos. This study examines the spatial dynamics of Bedouin settlements, exploring their adaptation strategies during the economic crisis of 2023 in Lebanon, and...
student report 2024
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Burcksen, Maud (author)
The post-war reconstruction of the Sint Laurens Church in Rotterdam after World War II marked a pivotal moment in the city’s history. This abstract provides an overview of the comprehensive examination of the reconstruction process, exploring the architectural resilience, renovation discussions, and the culmination of renovation efforts. Through...
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Taberna, A. (author)
Amid the Anthropocene, the escalating threat of flooding, driven by extreme rainfall and sea-level rise, challenges societies worldwide. In the last two decades, floods have impacted billions and inflicted colossal economic losses. Concurrently, the global trend towards urbanization predicts that by 2050, about 70\% of the global population will...
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Morscher, Leon (author)
This thesis project explores the imperative of strenghening Vienna's climate resilience through mitigating weather extremes and fostering knowledge of them by reimagining its current water and ecosystem dynamics. The central focus is on integrating a blue-green infrastructure into the urban environment and a just distribution of their services,...
master thesis 2024
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Yarza Perez, A.J. (author)
The world is facing global challenges that are dramatically changing the social and physical environments, resulting in cultural confrontation. Rapid urban growth, and gentrification increase urban pressure while jeopardizing social cohesion, multicultural values and local economies. Moreover, environmental factors associated with climate change...
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van Bree, Arnoud (author)
Palladium is a critical raw material that is considered economically and strategically important by various national governments. The palladium supply chain is subject to several supply chain risks, including the geopolitical risk of potential Russian palladium export restrictions. Considering these disruption risks, it is essential to gain...
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Maassen, Timo (author)
Research Objective &amp; Methodology<br/>The COVID-19 supply disruptions and the energy crisis triggered by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict emphasize the EU's structural supply dependencies and potential damages during crises. It underscores the critical risk factors, particularly Rare Earth Elements (REEs), which are highly susceptible to supply...
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van den Boomen, Venne (author)
We live in a world of constant change, driven by human activities that have had an unprecedented impact on our planet’s geology and ecosystems, fundamentally reshaping environments worldwide. Coastal environments, with their complex land-sea, human-nature interactions, are among the most fragile and are constantly under the influence of natural...
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Vaandrager, Celine (author)
This thesis addresses the increasing vulnerabilities in modern supply chains, particularly within the maritime industry. Emphasizing the crucial role of procurement in risk mitigation, the study challenges conventional lean management, advocating for agile supply chain strategies. It introduces the Integrated Supplier Matrix (ISM) to enhance...
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Götz, Paula (author), Auping, Willem L. (author), Hinrichs-Krapels, S. (author)
Background: Health systems worldwide struggled to obtain sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic due to global supply chain disruptions. Our study’s aim was to create a proof-of-concept model that would simulate the effects of supply strategies under various scenarios, to ultimately help...
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Procaccini, Giulia (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Knaack, U. (author), Monticelli, Carol (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The European building stock demands urgent renovation due to the age of the buildings, their expected lifetime, and their excessive energy consumption, which accounts for more than a third of the EU’s total emissions. However, the complexities involved, such as time, costs, and structural modifications, often discourage clients, tenants, and...
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Xie, J. (author), Xu, Y. (author), Meng, Z. (author), Liang, M. (author), Wan, Z. (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Auxetic cementitious cellular composites (ACCCs) exhibit desirable mechanical properties (e.g., high fracture resistance and energy dissipation), due to their unique deformation characteristics. In this study, a new type of cementitious auxetic material, referred to as peanut shaped ACCC, has been designed and subsequently architected using...
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Kumar, Abhinav (author), Gupta, Ankit (author), Anupam, K. (author), Wagh, Vivek Pratap (author)
In most of developing countries across the world, pavement design is still based on an empirical approach that may result in premature failure or overdesigned pavements. A shift from an empirical to a semi-mechanistic or mechanistic approach is the need of modern time. In this regard, computational tools such as finite element (FE) are being...
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Kuś, A.M. (author), Mota, Nelson (author), van Bueren, Ellen (author), Carmona Báez, Antonio (author), Asselbergs, M.F. (author)
The urgency of addressing housing challenges in low-income areas is increasing due to widening socio-economic inequalities and the worsening impact of natural disasters. Saint Martin, a small Caribbean island, is struggling to provide affordable housing amidst hurricanes, floods, and heat waves. As a result, there has been a rise in self...
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Teodoro Morales, J.D. (author), Marselis, Suzanne (author), Maiello, A. (author), Häger, Achim (author)
The inclusion of social actors is widely acknowledged as a precondition for just and sustainable adaptation strategies to climate change. The integration of diverse types of scientific and local knowledge contributes to a better understanding of problems and increases the relevance of science at the local scale. In this study, we - an...
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Sun, H. (author), Yang, M. (author), Wang, Haiqing (author)
Chemical process systems are becoming more automated and complex, which leads to increased interaction and interdependence between the human and technical elements of process systems. This urges the need for updating the safety assessment method by treating “safety” as an emergent property of a system. Uncertainty comes together with...
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Linkov, Igor (author), Galaitsi, S. E. (author), Trump, Benjamin D. (author), Pinigina, Elizaveta (author), Rand, Krista (author), Cline, Eric H. (author), Kitsak, M.A. (author)
As the world faces multiple crises, lessons from humanity's past can potentially suggest ways to decrease disruptions and increase societal resilience. From 1200 to 1100 BCE, several advanced societies in the Eastern Mediterranean suffered dramatic collapse. Though the causes of the Late Bronze Age Collapse are still debated, contributing...
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