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Ławniczak, Aron (author)
Coastal areas face increasing threat from erosion. The use of coastal protection structures is imperative to counter this. Concrete “armouring” is widely used due to durability and cost-effectiveness. Conventional methods of “armouring” result in habitat degradation and loss of biodiversity. ECOncrete developed Coastalock, an armour unit...
master thesis 2024
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Jumelet, Daan (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Hofland, Bas (author), Kuiper, C. (author)
Physical model tests have been performed to study static stability of rock-armoured mild slopes. Current stability design formulae for steeper rock-armoured slopes focus on plunging and surging waves. Slopes of 1:6 and milder usually have more spilling breakers which decreases the load. Also, on mild slopes displaced rocks more often remain...
journal article 2024
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Lafuente Arjona, Oscar (author)
Military ground vehicles require protection against ballistic threats encountered in the battlefield. Traditionally used armour steel dramatically increases the weight of a vehicle, decreasing its mobility and hampering its capability of carrying payload. The development of new material and protection concepts, namely non-metallic armours, that...
master thesis 2023
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Hofland, Bas (author), Houtzager, Daan (author), Caldera, Ganga (author), Antonini, A. (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Bakker, Pieter (author), van der Lem, Cock (author)
Single layer randomly placed armour units are used in many rubble mound breakwaters around the world. For these armour layers first extraction of units starts at high loads and can then progress quickly. Before the first extraction of a unit, typically no quantitative description of damage can be given. But additional to extraction, breakage of...
journal article 2023
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Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Conventional rubble mound structures such as breakwaters, seawalls, and revetments are the most common type of coastal structures around the world used to protect harbour basins and embankments from wave action. To have a safe and economic design, two aspects need to be considered. The first one is the structural stability where the required...
conference paper 2023
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Gutiérrez Martínez, Jorge (author), Bezner, Maor (author), Molenkamp, A. (author), van den Bos, J.P. (author), Hofland, Bas (author), Leblanc, Philippe (author), Rella, Andrew (author), Rosenberg, Yaeli (author), Sella, Ido (author)
ECOncrete®‘s Coastalock is an ecologically designed armour unit, providing an alternative and/or a complement to traditional armour layers with ecologically enhanced armouring that provides shoreline stabilization, while also creating well-defined local ecosystems that mimic natural rock pools. The 2D physical model tests performed at TU Delft...
conference paper 2023
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Batenburg, Leonard (author)
The concrete armour unit industry exist for more than 70 years, in this period various units were developed. The first units derived their hydraulic stability on their own weight, later the units got more complex shapes and got interlocking capabilities. The first interlocking units were placed in a two-layer configuration, like Tetrapod and...
master thesis 2022
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Bărbunţoiu, Teodora (author)
Deployment of renewable energy is essential to reach a carbon neutral economy. Offshore wind farms have caught the interest of many developed countries since they are an essential source of green energy. The interest of this thesis lays in the design of the foundation used for offshore wind farms, in particular the interaction between the...
master thesis 2021
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Jonker, Ruben (author)
In this research OpenFOAM is used to model and determine the complex hydrodynamic behaviour of a Homogeneous low-crested structure (HLCS) consisting of cubipod artificial concrete elements. The validated model is used to gain insight in the design sensitivities of a two dimensional cross sectional layout to reduce sea wall overtopping. HLCS and...
master thesis 2020
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Houtzager, Daan (author)
The purpose of this MSc thesis is to do an experimental study into the spatial and temporal variation of rocking armour units. Armour units on a breakwater slope under wave loading can sometimes start to move back and forth, this phenomenon is known as rocking. Rocking can lead to significant impacts between armour units, which can result in...
master thesis 2020
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Goud, Thomas (author)
When a breakwater is under heavy wave attack, the concrete armour units will occasionally move, causing a collision between two concrete armour units. This process is called rocking, and induces stresses in the concrete, that may lead to breakage of the concrete armour units. This MSc Thesis provides a probabilistic method to predict breakage of...
master thesis 2020
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van den Berg, Ileen (author), Hofland, Bas (author), Reedijk, Bas (author)
Many rubble mound breakwaters are nowadays made with an armour layer consisting of single layer interlocking elements. The stability of these armour layers could well be influenced by the irregularity of the rock underlayer, as that influences the degree of interlocking. Especially for the new types of regularly placed armour, this might be...
journal article 2020
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Broos, Jan-Willem (author)
XblocPlus is a new uniformly placed single layer armour unit, developed by Delta Marine Consultants (BAM Infraconsult). This report focuses on the stability of the first row of armour units, as this row is interlocked less than other rows. When the first row starts to slide, this is a big threat to the stability of the entire armour layer....
master thesis 2019
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Caldera, Ganga (author)
After the failure of several large breakwaters in late 1970’s and early 1980’s where the role of rocking and breakage of armour became apparent, the importance of understanding this rocking phenomenon is given a great emphasis. Single layer randomly placed armour units are widely used in breakwater designs as they are more economical due to the...
master thesis 2019
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Grigoris, Xenofon (author)
The Xbloc<sup>Plus</sup> (referred to as Xbloc+) is a new, uniformly placed single layer armour unit, developed by Delta Marine Consultants (BAM Infraconsult). Although a breakwater armour layer with Xbloc<sup>Plus</sup> combines material saving and easy placement with increased stability, the transition between the armour layer and the crest is...
master thesis 2019
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van den Berg, Ileen (author)
The Xbloc<sup>Plus</sup> is a new type of single layer armour unit for breakwaters. The key difference between earlier single layer armour units is that the unit is not only placed in a regular grid, but also with a regular orientation. The main benefit of this is that it can directly be seen whether the unit is placed correctly. Additionally,...
master thesis 2018
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de Almeida Sousa, E. (author), van Gent, Marcel (author), Hofland, Bas (author)
In order to design reliable coastal structures, for present and future scenarios, universal and precise damage assessment methods are required. This study addresses this need, and presents improved damage characterization methods for coastal structures with rock armoured slopes. The data used in this study was obtained from a test campaign...
conference paper 2018
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Hofland, Bas (author), Arefin, Syed Shamsil (author), van der Lem, Cock (author), van Gent, Marcel (author)
This paper describes a method to measure the rocking motion of lab-scale armour units. Sensors as found in mobile phones are used. These sensors, data-storage and battery are all embedded in the model units, such that they can be applied without wires attached to them. The technique is applied to double-layer units in order to compare the...
conference paper 2018
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Vos, Amber (author)
In this MSc thesis it is investigated how the first version of concrete armour unit Xbloc<sup>+</sup>, Xbloc<sup>+ v1</sup>, acquires its stability. The stability mechanisms are investigated by conducting two type of physical model tests. First, 23 dry pull-out tests are done to obtain insights into the aspects and mechanisms that influence the...
master thesis 2017
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Le, T.N. (author)
Prototype single layer armour units on a breakwater slope are observed to break. To predict when breakage occurs, the objective of this research project is to obtain knowledge on, and measurements of the rocking behaviour and failure mode of single layer armour units. A single cube on a breakwater slope is subjected to investigations. An...
master thesis 2016
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