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Petersen, Øyvind Wiig (author), Øiseth, Ole (author), Lourens, E. (author)
The dynamic behaviour of long-span bridges is governed by stochastic loads from typically ambient excitation sources. In real life, these loads cannot be measured directly at full scale. However, inverse methods can be utilised to identify these unknown forces using response measurements together with a numerical model of the relevant...
journal article 2019
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Oudenbroek, Kevin (author), Naderi, Nader (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Moriguchi, Shuji (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
In countries with steep rivers, such as Japan and the United States, bridges fail on an annual basis. Bridges on spread footings are especially susceptible to failure by hydrodynamic loading, often exacerbated by debris damming. Here, such failures are investigated via small scale model laboratory experiments and full scale numerical...
journal article 2018
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Snijder, A.H. (author), Nijsse, R. (author), Louter, P.C. (author)
A Glass Truss Bridge has been constructed on the Green Village on the campus of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) by the Glass & Transparency Research group (faculties of Architecture and CiTG). The bridge has been fitted with as many glass components as was structurally feasible, showcasing the group’s research into the structural...
journal article 2018
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Petersen, Oyvind W. (author), Øiseth, Ole (author), Nord, Torodd S. (author), Lourens, E. (author)
Numerical predictions of the dynamic response of complex structures are often uncertain due to uncertainties inherited from the assumed load effects. Inverse methods can estimate the true dynamic response of a structure through system inversion, combining measured acceleration data with a system model. This article presents a case study of...
journal article 2018
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Smits, J.E.P. (author), Eigenraam, P. (author), Gkaidatzis, R. (author), Visser, Dirk Rinze (author), Wong, Kailin (author), Wassermann-Fry, Stephan (author)
This paper investigates the symbiotic relationship between the architectural appearance of a bridge and the structural design. The research is done by reviewing and comparing the design methodology employed by the first author in the conceptualization of two of his bridges; an early work from 1997 and a recent work from 2017. The review of the...
journal article 2018
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Heide-Jørgensen, Simon (author), Teixeira De Freitas, S. (author), Budzik, Michal K. (author)
This paper addresses the fracture behaviour of bonded composite plates featuring a kissing bond along the crack growth path. Double cantilever beam (DCB) experiments are carried out under a displacement controlled loading condition to acquire the load response. The experimental data are collected and analysed analytically for specimens with...
journal article 2018
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van der Gun, J.P.T. (author)
Emergencies disrupting urban transportation systems cause management problems for authorities. This thesis develops simulation methods that permit analysis thereof and evaluation of candidate management plans, tested in three case studies. It formulates a methodological framework using agent-based choice models and multimodal macroscopic dynamic...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Snijder, A.H. (author), Nijsse, R. (author), Louter, P.C. (author)
On the campus of Delft University the Glass and Transparency Research Group is preparing to build a pedestrian bridge as a low arch consisting of dry-stacked glass blocks. As temporary support for the arch, a lens-shaped truss has been constructed and placed on location. This truss has been fitted with as many glass components as was...
conference paper 2018
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Kontos, E. (author)
High Voltage DC (HVDC) grids provide an efficient solution for the transmission of bulk power over long distances between the energy production and consumption centers. Up to now, most of the implemented dc connections are point-to-point, creating dc links to strengthen the existing, predominantly ac, electricity grid. However, to optimize the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), De Boer, Ane (author), van der Ham, Herbert (author)
In 1997, the Second Stichtse Bridge was built in the Netherlands using the balanced cantilever method. The use of high-strength concrete was proposed. At that time, the long-term behaviour of this material was not known, and no code provisions were applicable. Therefore, it was proposed to monitor the material behaviour and the deflections of...
journal article 2018
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Qin, Z. (author), Shen, Yanfeng (author), Loh, Poh Chiang (author), Wang, Huai (author), Blaabjerg, Frede (author)
A Dual Active Bridge (DAB) converter can achieve a wide high-efficiency range when its input and output voltages are equal, assuming a 1:1 turns ratio for its isolation transformer. If its input or output voltage is doubled, efficiency of the DAB will drop significantly, because of the introduction of hard switching and high circulating power....
journal article 2018
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Vlachogiannakis, G. (author), Pertijs, M.A.P. (author), Spirito, M. (author), de Vreede, L.C.N. (author)
A compact sensing pixel for the determination of the localized complex permittivity at microwave frequencies is proposed. Implemented in the 40-nm CMOS, the architecture comprises a square patch, interfaced to the material-under-test sample, that provides permittivity-dependent admittance. The patch admittance is read out by embedding the patch...
journal article 2018
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Jiang, H. (author), Ligouras, C. (author), Nihtianov, S. (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author)
When chopping is applied to a continuous-time sigmadelta modulator (CTΣΔM), quantization noise fold-back often occurs, leading to increased in-band noise. This can be prevented by employing a return-to-zero (RZ) digital-to-analog converter (RZ DAC) in the modulator's feedback path and arranging the chopping transitions to coincide with its RZ...
journal article 2018
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Petersen, Øyvind Wiig (author), Oiseth, Ole (author), Lourens, E. (author)
Structural health monitoring (SHM) seeks to assess the condition or behaviour of the structure from measurement data, which for long-span bridges typically are wind velocities and/or structural vibrations. However, in the assessment of the wind-induced response effects, models for the actual loads must be adopted, which introduces uncertainties....
journal article 2018
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Gavin, K. (author), Prendergast, L.J. (author), Stipanovič, Irina (author), Škarič−palič, Sandra (author)
There have been significant developments in the area of vibration-based bridge scour monitoring in recent years. Traditional scour monitoring using either visual assessment or diving inspections are now recognised to be very unreliable and highly subjective. There has been a concerted effort to move towards reliable systems capable of either...
journal article 2018
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Wang, Haoyu (author), Silvast, Mika (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Wiljanen, Bruce (author)
Transition zones in railway tracks are the locations with considerable changes in vertical support structures, e.g., near bridges. Due to possible water flow constrictions in transition zone structures, there is frequently an increased moisture level in the ballast/subballast layers, which is a potential source of track degradation. This paper...
journal article 2017
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Gu, Wei (author), Yu, Jie (author), Ji, Yuxiong (author), van der Gun, J.P.T. (author), Pel, A.J. (author), Zhang, H. Michael (author), van Arem, B. (author)
Metro disruptions due to unexpected events reduce transit system reliability, resulting in significant productivity loss and long passenger delays. Bus bridging strategy is often used to connect stations affected by metro disruptions such that passengers could continue their journey. The literature usually designed bridging routes and then...
conference paper 2017
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Teixeira De Freitas, S. (author), Kolstein, M.H. (author), Bijlaard, F.S.K. (author)
Full-scale fatigue tests were performed on two retrofitted orthotropic bridge decks (OBDs). The retrofitting systems consist of adding a second steel plate on the top of the existing deck. The aim is to reduce the stresses at the fatigue-sensitive details and therefore extend the fatigue life of the OBD by stiffening the existing deck plate....
journal article 2017
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Prendergast, L.J. (author), Gavin, K. (author), Hester, David (author)
Detecting scour by analysing bridge vibrations is receiving an increasing amount of attention in the literature. Others have considered changes in natural frequency to indicate the presence of scour damage; however, little work has been reported on identifying the location of a scour hole based on vibration measurements. In this paper, a...
journal article 2017
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Lv, Leyang (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Xing, Feng (author)
Water ingress into cracked concrete structures is a serious problem, as it can cause leakage and reinforcement corrosion and thus reduce functionality and safety of the structures. In this study, the application of water-swelling rubber particles for providing the cracked concrete a self-sealing function was developed. The feasibility of...
journal article 2017
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