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Christantonis, Evangelos (author)
Offshore wind turbines are getting larger and are being installed in ever deeper waters. This requires increasingly stronger yet affordable foundations. The Tri-Suction Pile Caisson (TSPC) is a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) foundation concept patented by SPT Offshore that requires a smaller amount of structural steel or concrete than a...
master thesis 2022
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van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
The amount of wave overtopping at coastal structures such as vertical caisson breakwaters is strongly dependent on the angle of wave attack. The reducing effects of oblique waves on wave overtopping compared to perpendicular wave attack has been studied by means of three-dimensional wave basin tests. In these physical model tests the caisson...
journal article 2021
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Winkel, S. (author)
In the current breakwater design process, not all feasible concepts can be explored due to time constraints. However, designers are also influenced by breakwaters constructed near, or at the same location as their breakwater project. But also conservative assumptions influence the breakwater design process, for instance, regarding the wave...
master thesis 2020
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Paasman, Yordi (author)
This thesis aims to come up with a preliminary design for the in- and outlet structure, in which pump-turbines are housed, of the energy storage lake within the Delta21 plan. The goal is to come up with a feasible, cost-effective and lasting solution, that can store green energy, pump out 10 000 m<sup>3</sup>/s of water and retain design storms,...
master thesis 2020
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Overkamp, Nick (author)
This thesis focuses on modelling a gravitational launch of gravity based foundations (GBF's) for offshore wind turbines. This is an extension of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project by BAM Infraconsult. To become more competitive in the offshore wind energy market, the construction of self-buoyant GBF's installed using the `float and submerge...
master thesis 2019
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van den Kerkhoff, Roy-Matthieu (author)
There is a growing demand for renewable sources of energy of which wave energy conversion is one. The Ocean Falls is an oscillating water column (OWC) system invented by BAM Infraconsult b.v. This system differs from conventional OWC systems since it includes a connection tube and an adjustable back wall. The OWC system is a resonance system for...
master thesis 2019
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Sudhakaran, Kamaleshwar (author)
As countries around the world are in a race for clean energy, various renewable energy sources are harvested to meet the energy needs. In Western Europe, wind energy is the primary source of renewable energy. To meet the energy demand, higher capacity wind turbines are being installed in deeper waters. In deep waters, monopile foundations are...
master thesis 2018
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Tuin, Justin (author)
A new trend to found offshore wind turbines at larger depths or on harder soils is to apply gravity based foundations (GBFs). These foundations are caissons with a set of properties which are different with respect to other caisson types. The number of constructed caissons is large and the timeframe for construction and transportation from land...
master thesis 2018
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Baez Rivero, Inés (author)
The work presented will investigate the usage of Oscillating Water Columns (OWC) in Coastal Structures to understand the functionality requirements and the viability of installing these devices in caisson breakwaters. The main focus is put on the efficiency of the design, to achieve optimum results and to avoid possible failure of the structure....
master thesis 2018
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de Vito, Lodovico (author)
The city of Rotterdam and its port have been constantly growing over the last decades. As the port is ensuring a place in the top ten ports in the world, the city of Rotterdam is changing as well, growing and becoming a more international town. The municipality of Rotterdam is planning to build a 3rd bridge that will cross the Nieuwe waterweg...
master thesis 2018
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Patil, Akshay (author), Mudiyanselage, Sanduni Disanayaka (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Keetels, G.H. (author)
Sliding force and punching pressure were contributing factors to widespread breakwater damage caused during the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami (Takagi and Bricker, 2015), and were dominant factors causing displacement of caissons from the world’s deepest breakwater: the Kamaishi bay-mouth composite tsunami breakwater (Arikawa et al., 2012;...
journal article 2018
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de Vilder, Lucas (author)
To combat global warming a transition towards renewable energy sources (RES) is essential. Although RES have much lower life-cycle emissions, they do not offer a continuous and fully predictable output like their fossil-fuelled counterparts. Energy storage is paramount in order to include the growing share of these intermittent sources into the...
master thesis 2017
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Disanayaka Mudiyanselage, Sanduni (author)
The sliding force was a contributing factor to the displacement of caissons from the Kamaishi composite breakwater during the Great East Japan tsunami 2011 (Arikawa et al., 2012). The pressure reduction on the landward wall of the caisson due to non-aeration of the overflowing jet gives rise to an additional horizontal force which increases the...
master thesis 2017
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Korff, Baptiste (author)
The construction method of an overturning caisson is reconsidered. This particular self-floating caisson was applied for several caisson quay wall projects over a century ago. After the year 1914, the design was abandoned. After this time, rectangular caissons became more economical due to higher qualities, simplified formwork and easier...
master thesis 2017
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Panagoulias, S. (author)
Suction caissons are used in a variety of bottom founded and floating offshore applications, in shallow and deep waters. The present research focuses on the analysis of suction-assisted installation in sand. Suction pressure measurements from a number of field projects and laboratory centrifuge tests in sandy soils led to find that, in 70% of...
master thesis 2015
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Van Corven, T.A.W. (author)
The lock complex at Terneuzen is the main entrance for ships coming from the Westerscheld and navigating towards the cities of Terneuzen and Ghent. The construction of a new large lock at the lock complex of Terneuzen is planned to increase its capacity. This lock will be built between the existing locks. The ground level is situated at NAP +6...
master thesis 2015
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Chatzivasileiou, G.I. (author)
Suction caissons are used more and more for various in the oil&gas and offshore wind industries. Although, the use of suction caissons is not new, uncertainty still exists regarding their installation, due to the varying soil profiles encountered and the absence of experience within the offshore industry. Prediction methods, regarding the...
master thesis 2014
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Lupea, C. (author)
Significant financial investments are made in the offshore wind energy, in a race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The trend is to install larger capacity wind turbines in deeper waters, further from shore. DTI (2001) states that 30% of this investment is represented by the foundation costs. Senders (2008) and Byrne & Houlsby (2003) found...
master thesis 2014
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Dekker, M.J. (author)
Suction caissons are a type of offshore foundation that allow for fast and noise-free installation and decommissioning of offshore structures. They have been used for 30 years in the oil and gas industry and are also becoming more common in the offshore wind sector as a promising way to cost reduction, both for foundations of single turbines and...
master thesis 2014
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De Vries, P.A.L. (author)
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike to the Galveston Bay Area, Texas, United States in September 2008, several proposals emerged to protect the region against future storm surges. One of them is a coastal spine called the ’Ike Dike’. A challenge for this 160 km [100 mi] long flood protection is to cross Bolivar Roads, a 2.8 km...
master thesis 2014
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