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van Dijk, Sanne (author)
The applicability of the Sellmeijer design rule to Limburg dike sections near Well, Hout-Blerick, Buggenum, and Thorn was investigated in this thesis. This was accomplished by building a finite element numerical model, in COMSOL Multiphysics, to assess the piping in the hydrogeological systems of the research locations. The proposed model is...
master thesis 2023
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Versteeg, Stanley (author)
Besides global warming, climate change is expected to result in (among others) an increased number of extreme precipitation events and a rising sea level. In the future, this can be the cause for an increased number of high river discharge events in combination with high water levels on the North Sea, which goes hand in hand with an increased...
master thesis 2023
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van der Hagen, Joep (author)
Due to accelerating climate change, which entails more extreme storm conditions and exponential sea level rise, the protective function of our dikes and levees is under growing pressure. The presence of so-called forelands (e.g., beach, mudflat, and tidal marsh) are promising Nature-based Solutions to reduce the probability of dike failure and...
master thesis 2023
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Konstadinou, M. (author), Herrier, G. (author), Stoutjesdijk, T. (author), Losma, F. (author), Zwanenburg, C. (author), Dobbe, R. (author)
This study aimed to assess the suitability of lime treatment for use in dikes in the Netherlands. The effect of this technique on the behavior of a Dutch clay was addressed by comparing the detailed response of lime-treated and natural samples at different lime contents (1.25% and 2.25%) and curing periods. A series of laboratory tests...
journal article 2023
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Holstvoogd, Jorijn (author)
Under the current climate change projections, droughts and extreme rainfall events are becoming more common and intense. During sustained droughts, soil cracks can develop in the topsoil of a dike. These soil cracks can enhance the infiltration and drainage of the dike, affecting the dike stability. This study’s main objective is to better...
master thesis 2022
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Mascini, Marjolijn (author)
River dikes in the eastern part of the Netherlands are characterized by a relatively low daily water table. In the unsaturated zone above the water table, a negative pore pressure (matric suction) is present that binds the soil particles together. Suction can be especially large in soils with small grains, such as clay, and increases the...
master thesis 2022
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Rekveld, Menno (author)
The water authority ”Hunze en Aa’s” initiated a demonstration project adjacent to the Dollard where non traditional dike reinforcement strategies could be developed. For this project Sweco designed a sea dike with an outer slope more gentle than traditional. This dike is called the ”Wide Green Dike” (WGD) and has an outer slope of 1:7. This dike...
master thesis 2022
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Bruijns, Ron (author)
Fluvial flooding poses a major threat to mankind and annually leads to major economic losses with many casualties worldwide. The consequences of this can be mitigated when accurate and rapid predictions are available when the water will arrive at which location. Current numerical simulations take a significant amount of time due to their...
master thesis 2022
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Lengkeek, H.J. (author)
The Netherlands is inherently challenged by water, as a large part of the country lies below sea level and several major rivers in North-western Europe cross the country. The most prevalent form of protection from coastal and river floods in the Netherlands includes approximately 22,000 km of earthen dikes, of which 3800 km are primary flood...
doctoral thesis 2022
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van der Krogt, M.G. (author)
Dikes are crucial for the protection against floods. One of the ways in which dikes can fail is by the instability of the inner slope. Credible probabilities of failure for slope stability are essential for the safety assessment of existing dikes and the design of dike reinforcements. This dissertation focuses on improving failure probability...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Kamphuis, Arian (author)
Climatic conditions in uence peak discharges in rivers and change sea levels; therefore, attention to the safety of dikes is of ever growing importance. Macro instability is one of the dike failure mechanisms that can inundate the hinterland. Soil heterogeneity plays an important role in assessing dike safety, especially for slope stability,...
master thesis 2022
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Nota, Hugo (author)
The effects of climate change are felt all around the world. An increased sea level goes hand in hand with an increased risk of flooding. To combat this, the coastlines must be reinforced to withstand future sea levels. However, repeatedly reinforcing coastlines to keep up with the sea level rise (SLR) could prove extremely costly. An...
master thesis 2022
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Boon, Casper (author)
Wave overtopping, in which a wave washes over the crest of a dike and damages its inner slope, is one of the many mechanisms that is found to be responsible for dike failures. As these dikes are generally covered with grass, insight into the erosion resistance of these grass covers against wave overtopping is desired. To assess the performance...
master thesis 2022
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Without our dikes and dunes, 60% of the Netherlands would flood on a regular basis. This area is home to 9 million people. The latest<br/>report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, February 2022) underlines the importance of reinforcing water safety. Sea levels are rising and extreme weather is becoming increasingly common....
book 2022
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Schoutens, Ken (author), Stoorvogel, Marte (author), van den Berg, M. (author), van den Hoven, Kim (author), Bouma, Tjeerd J. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), van Loon-Steensma, Jantsje M. (author), Meire, Patrick (author)
Nature-based strategies, such as wave attenuation by tidal marshes, are increasingly proposed as a complement to mitigate the risks of failure of engineered flood defense structures such as levees. However, recent analysis of historic coastal storms revealed smaller dike breach dimensions if there were natural, high tidal marshes in front of...
journal article 2022
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den Heijer, F. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Dikes are an effective flood risk reduction measure in deltaic areas. Present risk analyses consist often of decoupled calculations of probabilities of dike failure and calculation of consequences of flooding given dike failure. However, the flood defense design determines not only the probability of failure, but influences the consequences...
journal article 2022
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Zhou, Z. (author)
Estuaries are partially enclosed water bodies where river water mixes with sea water. Estuaries provide important ecological functions which are strongly regulated by estuarine hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics, and also by human interventions. Sustainable management of such systems therefore requires a thorough understanding of the interplay...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Krijger, Tjerk (author)
Coastal flood risk is expected to increase over the 21st century as a result of climate change and economic growth, which makes low-lying regions especially vulnerable. Global screening techniques are needed for a more widespread use of NBS in these flood prone coastal regions. This research expands on the current assessments done by developing...
master thesis 2021
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Jamalinia, E. (author)
Large areas of the Netherlands are below the sea level, and a network of primary and secondary (regional) dikes protect these areas from inundation. Regular assessments and monitoring are implemented with the intention of ensuring the safety of the protected areas. However these assessments usually ignore that these dikes are subject to various...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Lashley, Christopher H. (author)
Coastal communities across the globe are often protected by structures, such as seawalls, levees or dikes, which allow only a safe volume of water to pass over or “overtop” them due to wave action during storms. The area seaward of these structures is often characterised by shallow, gently sloping beds referred to as foreshores.<br/>As storm...
doctoral thesis 2021
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