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Bult, Sterre (author)
The Wadden Sea is a large system of tidal flats and barrier islands. Its individual features have been heavily researched, but sufficient knowledge on the sediment transport patterns on the scale of the Wadden Sea is not yet available. This thesis aims to indicate the dominant sediment transport patterns in the Dutch Wadden Sea and the...
master thesis 2021
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Lambregts, Paula (author)
A large part of the Dutch coast, the barrier islands in the Wadden Sea included, would be eroding if the deficit in the total sediment budget was not compensated for through nourishments. Ebb-tidal deltas have an important function within the coastal system that make them of interest for coastal defence as a source and transport path for sand to...
master thesis 2021
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Scheijmans, Jasper (author)
The Netherlands has 254 km of coastline that is covered with sandy dunes. As these dunes function as primary flood defences, intensive research has been conducted into dune erosion in recent years. This research mainly took place in laboratories, because all boundary conditions could be controlled and measurements could take place very...
master thesis 2021
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IJntema, Jelmer (author)
In recent years, the awareness of climate change and sea level rise has grown. Especially in low lying countries like the Netherlands, with a large river delta with a high economical and natural value, extreme variations in water levels will have great impact. Former used solutions proofed to be expensive and in some cases disturbed the dynamics...
master thesis 2021
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Hoogendoorn, Hugo (author)
Sandy beaches can be found all over the world and are on the interface between the sea and the land. Important functions of beaches are the protection of the inland to the forces of the sea and providing local opportunities in recreation. The impact of storm events on the beach is therefore an important topic of research especially with future...
master thesis 2021
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Calkoen, Floris (author), Luijendijk, A.P. (author), Rivero, Cristian Rodriguez (author), Kras, Etienne (author), Baart, F. (author)
Forecasting shoreline evolution for sandy coasts is important for sustainable coastal management, given the present-day increasing anthropogenic pressures and a changing future climate. Here, we evaluate eight different time-series forecasting methods for predicting future shorelines derived from historic satellite-derived shorelines....
journal article 2021
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Calvert, R. (author), McAllister, M. L. (author), Whittaker, C. (author), Raby, A. (author), Borthwick, A. G.L. (author), van den Bremer, T.S. (author)
Periodic water waves generate Stokes drift as manifest from the orbits of Lagrangian particles not fully closing. Stokes drift can contribute to the transport of floating marine litter, including plastic. Previously, marine litter objects have been considered to be perfect Lagrangian tracers, travelling with the Stokes drift of the waves....
journal article 2021
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Bruins Slot, Hilco (author), Nugteren, Alex (author), van Rie, Victor (author), Nota, Hugo (author), Overgaauw, Tim (author), van der Heide, Niels (author)
This report is written with the aim to evaluate a possible port expansion in the port of San Vicente, Chile. In order to achieve this a thorough analysis on the port operations, hydrodynamical analysis using Delft3D and a bottleneck analysis on the infrastructure have been executed. A preliminary design for the port expansion is created. This...
student report 2020
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van der Veen, Jeroen (author)
The last couple of years, the interest in large nourishments, that also feed the adjacent coast, has increased. A feeder nourishment is suggested to be cost effective as well as ecological more beneficial than traditional nourishments. However, their behaviour is more complex and the need for better morphological predictions has increased....
master thesis 2020
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Jonker, R.G. (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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Ruwiel, Tim (author)
XblocPlus is a single layer armour unit that is recently developed by BAM Infraconsult. It is the successor of the Xbloc. An important advantage of the XblocPlus is the relatively high construction speed compared to the Xbloc. The increased construction speed is caused by the possibility to place XblocPlus in a uniform pattern and the relatively...
master thesis 2020
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van der Ven, Mizzi (author), Scheurwater, Bart (author), Scheijmans, Jasper (author), Tukker, Jim (author), Hartman, Nicole (author)
The Tsleil-Wautuh Nation (TWN) reserve, Sleil-Waututh, located at the north shore of the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) is strongly influenced by climate change. Sea level rise, coastal flooding and shoreline erosion are contributing to loss of land, damages to infrastructure, ecosystem changes and exposure of historic...
student report 2020
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Bakker, Floor (author)
To exploit its socio-economic functions, engineering measures are regularly applied in estuaries. Estuaries are, however, known to be very complex systems. Stemming from this complexity is the generation of a so-called estuarine turbidity maximum (ETM), which poses great siltation problems to the engineering measures. An engineering measure,...
master thesis 2020
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Dane, Dennis (author)
All over the world coastal communities are at risk due to sea-level rise and intensifying weather conditions. Many sandy beaches are eroding as a result of human-induced factors. Currently, the preferred coastal protection measure in the United States are beach nourishments. In Europe, there also is a general shift from hard to soft coastal...
master thesis 2020
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Dào, H.T. (author), Hofland, B. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author), Mai, Tri (author)
Wooden fences are applied as a nature-based solution to support mangrove restoration along mangrove coasts in general and the Mekong Delta coast in particular. The simple structure uses vertical bamboo poles as a frame to store horizontal bamboo and tree branches (brushwood). Fence resistance is quantitatively determined by the drag...
journal article 2020
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Toimil, Alexandra (author), Losada, Iñigo J. (author), Nicholls, Robert J. (author), Dalrymple, Robert A. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author)
Climate change is and will continue altering the world's coasts, which are the most densely populated and economically active areas on earth and home for highly valuable ecosystems. While there is considerable relevant research, in the authors' experience this problem remains challenging for coastal engineering. This paper reviews important...
review 2020
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van Hugten, Max (author)
The growing awareness of climate change asks for innovation in the methods of applying nourishments at the Dutch coastline. The concept Zandwindmolen has therefore been developed. Using wind mills at sea, sediment is dredged offshore and transported towards the shore, from where hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes redistribute sediment...
master thesis 2019
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Gwardiak, Aleksandra (author)
The story about the relationship of human with water has been always linked with the fear of the hidden, natural power of water. By identifying the historical position of the North Sea, it is confirmed that the sea has been perceived as “the edge of the world” in its past. The sea and its cold northern waters was seen as an evil in itself, as a...
master thesis 2019
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Lako, Anouk (author)
All over the world, coastal protection measures are taken, which can be soft (e.g. sand nourishments on sandy beaches) or hard (e.g. seadikes or seawalls). Special care has to be taken to design the transition between these hard and soft flood defences, as they are often vulnerable components of a coastal defence system. This study therefore...
master thesis 2019
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