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Alkemade, Anne-May (author)
<br/>In response to the sharp decline of seagrass globally, various restoration techniques have been developed and applied; many at limited scale and with limited success. This research focuses on the fluid mechanics and behaviour of seagrass seeds in a sand mixture through physical laboratory experiments. The objective is to establish a...
master thesis 2024
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Shajahan, M.T. (author)
Dense suspension flows, both in the natural environment and industrial settings, are complex phenomena with significant implications. From rivers shaping landscapes to industrial processes involving slurry transport, these flows hold a prominent position in numerous sectors. This thesis delves into a specific facet of these intricate flows:...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Liptiay, E.J.A. (author), Blom, A. (author), Sloff, C.J. (author)
Over the past century, the main channel of the Waal has experienced erosion of approx-imately 1-2 metres (Ylla Arb´os et al., 2021; Chowdhury et al., 2023). This erosion leads to various problems such as instability of struc-tures or disruption to shipping. To address this ongoing degradation, a potential solution is the implementation of...
abstract 2024
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Liu, J. (author), Bregoli, Francesco (author), Crosato, A. (author), Calvani, Giulio (author)
Working as natural filter, well-designed vegetation schemes have been widely applied to improve the quality of water (Aiona, 2013; Stefanakis, 2015). Proper design, however, requires appropriate physics-based modelling of their filtering capacity. Several theoretical models predicting sediment transport in vegetated flow have been proposed:...
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Overes, P.H.P. (author), Borsje, B. W. (author), Luijendijk, Arjen (author), Hulscher, S. J.M.H. (author)
Sand waves are found on shallow, sandy seabeds throughout the world and their dynamics may pose an imminent threat to offshore construction. Therefore, there is a pressing need to understand bed level dynamics in sand wave areas. These bed level dynamics lead to variations in sand wave shape and migration rate over time. However, these...
journal article 2024
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Sun, J. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), Wang, Xianye (author), Zhao, Zhonghao (author), He, Qing (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
Creeks are essential for salt marshes by conveying water and sediment through this geomorphic system. In this paper, we investigate the mechanisms that determine the residual sediment flux using measurements conducted in tidal creeks in salt marshes of the Yangtze Estuary. A main creek and a secondary creek were studied to explore whether the...
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Pol, J.C. (author), Noordam, Aron (author), Kanning, W. (author)
Backward erosion piping (BEP) is a failure mechanism of hydraulic structures like dams and levees on cohesionless foundations subjected to seepage flows. This article models the time-dependent development of BEP using numerical simulation of the erosion process. A 3-dimensional finite element equilibrium BEP model is extended with a...
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Burdorf, Laurine D.W. (author), Cook, Perran L.M. (author), Robertson, Elizabeth K. (author), Tramper, Anton (author), Hidalgo-Martinez, Silvia (author), Vasquez-Cardenas, Diana (author), Malkin, Sairah Y. (author), Meysman, F.J.R. (author)
Cable bacteria can reach high densities in coastal sediments, and as a result of their unusual electrogenic lifestyle and intense metabolic activity, exert a major and distinct impact on biogeochemical cycling, both locally in sediments and at the ecosystem level. This appears to be particularly true for seasonally hypoxic systems, but the...
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Dunne, K.B.J. (author), Nittrouer, J. A. (author), Abolfazli, E. (author), Osborn, R. (author), Strom, K. B. (author)
The riverine transport and deposition of mud is the primary agent of landscape construction and evolution in many fluvial and coastal environments. Previous efforts exploring this process have raised uncertainty regarding the effects of hydrodynamic and chemical controls on the transport and deposition of mud, and thus the constructions of...
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Abolfazli, Ehsan (author), Osborn, Ryan (author), Dunne, K.B.J. (author), Nittrouer, Jeffrey A. (author), Strom, Kyle (author)
Muddy sediment constitutes a major fraction of the suspended sediment mass carried by the Mississippi River. Thus, adequate knowledge of the transport dynamics of suspended mud in this region is critical in devising efficient management plans for coastal Louisiana. We conducted laboratory tank experiments on the sediment suspended in the...
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Colina Alonso, A. (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Oost, Albert Peter (author), Esselink, Peter (author), Lepper, Robert (author), Kösters, Frank (author), Bartholdy, Jesper (author), Bijleveld, Allert (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
The world’s coasts and deltas are progressively threatened by climate change and human activities. The degree at which coastlines can adapt to these changes strongly depends on the sediment availability. The availability of muddy sediments is however poorly known. This study aims at developing a mud budget for the world’s largest system of...
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Cornielje, Floor (author)
The hydropower development in the Mekong Basin affects the silt and clay concentrations in the river which has ecological as well as socio-economic effects on the Mekong Delta and its inhabitants. Therefore, the first objective of this research was to obtain a better understanding of the effect of hydropower development on the silt and clay load...
master thesis 2023
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Thillaigovindarasu, Raghavi (author)
Mangrove forests are important wetland ecosystems that inhabit intertidal zones within tropical and sub-tropical latitudes. They offer a diverse array of ecosystem services, including coastal protection and carbon sequestration. Despite their significance, global mangrove cover has declined in recent decades, prompting various restoration...
master thesis 2023
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Pröpper, Jeroen (author)
In response to the escalating coastal erosion at the Weg naar Zee region in Suriname, this study explores the beneficial reuse of dredged sediment from the Suriname River. The integral question is, ”What is the feasibility of the beneficial reuse of dredged sediment through sediment nourishment to rehabilitate the growth of mangrove forest on...
master thesis 2023
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La Poutré, Luc (author), Bryan, Jesper (author), Damen, Kim (author), Dekker, Deborah (author), Scholte, Josephine (author), Witmer, Benjamin (author)
Playa Unión and Puerto Rawson are facing severe coastal erosion and increasingly the negative effects. Since the first half of the 20th century there have been signs of erosion, but also of sedimentation. However, the coastline in the project area is retreating over the years. The situation has recently been declared an emergency. Furthermore,...
student report 2023
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Knoop, Job (author)
This research analyses and evaluates the performance of the drainage system in Beira, Mozambique. It considers its formation, maintenance, failure modes and connections, to recommend improvements on its performance. The research identifies six primary failure modes - vegetation overgrowth, human interference, waste accumulation, sedimentation,...
master thesis 2023
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Gielen, Christiaan (author)
This thesis explores the potential of a fixed artificial bypass system for a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to coastal management in IJmuiden. The presence of the IJmuiden Port disrupts the natural processes, causing significant morphological changes to the coastal area. Current management practices require frequent dredging and...
master thesis 2023
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Haarbosch, Steven (author)
In the Netherlands, the coastlands act as the principal protection against the sea. Without human interventions, the Dutch coast would be eroding due to an imbalance in the sediment budget of the coastal zone. The preferred coastal management strategy is sand nourishment, which have become larger in scale and more complex over the last 70 years....
master thesis 2023
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Francken, Felix (author)
In 1990 the Dutch government passed legislation that dictates the South West Texel coast must be maintained with regard to the 1990 coastline. The coast is currently maintained by applying shoreface and beach nourishments with an interval of approximately 3 years, because it experiences erosion. The problems with this approach are that the...
master thesis 2023
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van Pelt, Koen (author)
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master thesis 2023
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