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ter Hofstede, R. (author), Witte, Sterre (author), Kamermans, Pauline (author), van Koningsveld, M. (author), Tonk, Linda (author)
The native European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) is an ecosystem engineer providing important ecosystem services, but became nearly extinct from the North Sea due to diseases and overfishing. There's a growing interest to restore these oyster reefs for their valuable contribution in re-establishing a rich ecosystem in the North Sea. In order...
journal article 2024
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van der Heijden, M. (author)
In the next decades, Rijkswaterstaat will renovate many existing immersed tunnels so they can meet their intended lifespan in a good condition. Ongoing settlements could be a threat to the tunnel structural performance, as deformation may cause structural damage. Currently, immersed tunnels are subjected to greater and more uneven settlements...
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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Berry, Madison (author)
In an increasingly conflict-ridden world, ensuring sustainable access to essential services for vulnerable populations presents a considerable challenge. Existing best practices for sustainable development, including participatory processes and community-led, collaborative governance structures, often overlook applications in conflict settings....
master thesis 2023
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Krielaart, Thomas (author)
Crane hardstands serve as crucial platforms for supporting heavy lifting equipment and ensuring operational efficiency. However, crane hardstands are not infinitely stiff and will deform upon loading. Uneven loading during wind turbine installation will result in differential deformation of the crane hardstand, causing the crane to tilt. A small...
master thesis 2023
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Prabendra Ardhan Atmakusuma, Prabendra Ardhan (author)
The Noordtunnel is an immersed tunnel open to roadway service since 1990 in The Netherlands. Over the past thirty years of its operation time, a significant differential settlement behaviour has been observed, and this ongoing settlement potentially imposes safety concerns to the tunnel, such as joint leakage. However, the underlying factor...
master thesis 2023
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Halman, Daniel (author)
The urban area of Dakar (Senegal) is growing in its extents and population. Necessities to facilitate this growth include social, economic, environmental and governmental planning. Currently, underprivileged groups are not sufficiently included in large scale urban development plans by the public sector (Cissé, 2022 - p. 47). This paper analyses...
master thesis 2023
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Romanos, C. (author)
The role played by the Mekong River in the organization of land and people is inextricably linked with a particular spatial category. The concept of the hydrological catchment extends the space of the river far beyond the limits of the river’s perennial waterbodies, to encompass vast areas inhabited by millions of people speaking different...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Antonopoulos, Tasos (author)
Navi Mumbai is a city designed to diffuse the overpopulation problem of Mumbai. However, there were villages in the area that developed informally alongside the formal city. These villages present several problems such as inadequate housing, identity loss, lack of infrastructure, lack of public space, overcrowding and crammed streets. There are...
master thesis 2023
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Hartman, Illona (author)
In the field of structural and geotechnical engineering, a uniform approach to predict and model foundation settlements during the design phase of a high-rise building appears to be missing. In the Netherlands, pile foundations of tower structures underlain by compressible soil layers are challenging to model due to different stiffness and load...
master thesis 2023
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Prosperi, A. (author), Korswagen, Paul A. (author), Korff, M. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
In the Netherlands, the potential damage to the building stock due to subsidence phenomena has recently received increased awareness. However, evaluating and predicting damage to buildings in subsiding areas is a complex task that requires associating the vulnerability of exposed structures with the intensity of the subsidence hazard....
journal article 2023
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Li, Bo (author), Ouyang, Hao (author), Wang, T. (author), Dong, Tian (author)
Exploring the influence of settlement patterns on the landscape fragmentation in woodlands and biological reserves is key to achieving ecologically sustainable development. In this research, we chose the Nanshan National Park in Hunan Province, China, as a case study, to explore the influence mechanisms. First, we identified the biological...
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Jia, W. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Goncalves Carvalho, M.D. (author), Connolly, David P. (author), Guo, Y. (author)
Differential railway track settlement can result in ballast voids, leading to sleepers that hang from the rail and are no longer supported by the ballast. These hanging sleepers are damage for track component. As a solution, this paper proposes and investigates a new concept sleeper with a wedge-shaped geometry, intended to stimulate the...
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Prosperi, A. (author), Longo, M. (author), Korswagen, Paul A. (author), Korff, M. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
This study aims to investigate the damage response of unreinforced masonry (URM) façades resting on strip foundations and subjected to ground settlements via numerical models. The models depict the non-linear constitutive behaviour of both the masonry, via smeared cracking, and of the soil-foundation interaction, via nonlinear interface...
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Brackel, A.K.C. (author), Boelens, Rutgerd (author), Bruins, Bert (author), Doorn, N. (author), Pesch, U. (author)
Coastal megacities all over the world face challenges related to climate adaptation, ecosystem protection and inclusive development. In response, governments develop high-level and long-term climate adaptation plans to guide coastal development. In Metro Manila, a consortium of Dutch and Philippine consultants developed the Manila Bay...
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Faragau, Andrei B. (author), Jain, A. (author), de Oliveira Barbosa, J.M. (author), Metrikine, A. (author), van Dalen, K.N. (author)
This paper studies the effectiveness of adding auxiliary rails as a mitigation measure for degradation in transition zones of railway tracks. More specifically, it investigates the settlement mechanisms counteracted by the additional rails. Results show that when the system’s response is in the quasi-static regime, adding auxiliary rails over...
conference paper 2023
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Rodriguez Alfonzo, Josymar (author), Gzyl, Stefan (author)
In Venezuela, the term ‘rancho’ designates dwellings built by the urban poor. The word connotes a precarious structure and the crudest material expression of poverty. However, ranchos are the result of adaptation to changing needs and networks of cooperation. Strategies developed around material scarcity and gradual change are relevant to...
conference paper 2023
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Namwanje, Priscilla (author), Muñoz Sanz, V. (author), Rocco, Roberto (author)
This article explores the use of the pattern language approach in bridging the gap between formal and informal urban planning practices in the African context. This study focuses on a case application within the urbanised region encompassing the Nakivubo wetland located in Kampala, Uganda. As in other cities in Africa with a colonial past,...
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Fransen, Sonja (author), Werntges, Anja (author), Hunns, Alexander (author), Sirenko, M. (author), Comes, M. (author)
Involuntary displacement from conflict and other causes leads to clustering of refugees and internally displaced people, often in long-term settlements. Within refugee-hosting countries, refugee settlements are frequently located in isolated and remote areas, characterized by poor-quality land and harsh climatic conditions. Yet, the exposure...
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Prosperi, A. (author), Longo, M. (author), Korswagen, Paul A. (author), Korff, M. (author)
This paper presents an improved 2D modelling strategy which aims to represent the behavior of historical unreinforced masonry buildings on shallow foundations subjected to ground settlements. The application is presented with reference to a two-storey building, typical of the Dutch built heritage. The novelty comprises the inclusion of the...
conference paper 2023
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