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Lu, Bingjing (author)
Shanghai sea dikes are built to protect shorelines, factories, inland buildings and other vulnerable coastal areas against wave action and storm surge. For this reason, there is an urgent need to check whether sea dike in Shanghai can function well. The intuitive influences are sea level rise, severe storm surge, and land subsidence, which...
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Zhou, Ruoxi (author)
This research focuses on the estimation the failure probability of Shanghai sea-dikes system, taking into account several failure mechanisms. This method follows fully probabilistic approach, in which all relevant parameters for the resistances and the hydraulic loads vary according to specific distributions.
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Verstijnen, Bart (author)
Recent development have caused that the policy regarding the installation of onshore wind turbines on embankments has changed to 'Yes, provided that ...' in the Netherlands. (Simplified) approaches are available within professional practice to analyse the risk of liquefaction, but are considered to be conservative. In this thesis, a methodology...
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Tao, Yida (author)
Internal erosion is a frequent cause of dike failure, also known as piping or backward erosion. Uplift is considered a submechanism of internal erosion, together with heave and piping, where all three submechanisms must occur for the dike to reach a failure condition. The principle of the uplift phenomenon is straightforward: it occurs when high...
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van de Stroet, Peter (author)
The low lying areas in the Netherlands often consist of soft and low permeable soils like clay and peat on top of a sand layer. Due to high water pressures at the interface between the permeable sand layer and the low permeable top layers, the effective stresses decrease, which can cause lifting of the low permeable top layers. As a consequence...
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van der Lans, Michael (author)
To fulfil the new safety standards of the Netherlands against flooding in the future, a great deal of work needs to be performed to prepare the flood defences system, at a quicker pace than is currently achieved. For this reason the HWBP is researching methods which can improve the efficiency of dike reinforcement projects. This thesis was...
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Rook, Lars (author)
The erosion resistance of clay is an important aspect when assessing the integrity of a levee. This is because the clay layer of a dike must resist the forces that are imposed in the case of overflow or overtopping. Currently, the erosion resistance of clay in the Netherlands is being assessed based on the sand content, the liquid limit and the...
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Wegman, Rik (author)
Wave overtopping is responsible for many dike failures, dike breaches and severe flooding. The erosion resistance of dikes to overtopping waves is determined by the strength of the grass cover. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the erosion resistance of grass covers is desired to enable a good and effective dike management. In the existing...
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Gori, Antoine (author)
The current Dutch norms for the macro-stability of ood protection embankments and more specifically the determination of SHANSEP parameters has been subject of debate since its implementation in 2017. The main concerns arise from the apparent over-conservative nature of the guidelines and the apparent underestimation of shear strength of organic...
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Gevaert, Joost (author)
Backward erosion piping is a dike failure mechanism. It is the internal erosion process by which sand is eroded away from underneath a dike or levee by seepage flow. This erosion process progresses in the direction opposite to the direction of seepage flow and forms a small pipe directly beneath the dike. As erosion continues, this process can...
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Verbeek, Bram (author)
Dikes constructed of a sand core, clay cover and natural vegetation as (landside) slope protection are common flood defence structures in the Netherlands. The design parameters, such as the crest height of dikes, are determined through risk assessment to reduce the remaining probability of a failure mechanism, such as overflow. Little is known...
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van der Doef, Laura (author)
With the shift of the safety standards for levees from exceedance probability (standard 1996) to flooding probability (new standard), the part of the levee failure process after the initial occurrence of a failure mechanism becomes more important for the calculation of the strength and thus, reliability of the levee cross-section. Interactions...
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Wauben, Chris (author)
The Twin Dike project is an innovative concept to achieve the required flood safety while being able to preserve valuable areas. A lower, second dike is constructed behind the original existing dike. The original dike is only being strengthened to a minimal extent. The general idea behind this project is to more efficiently use the area near the...
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Iereidis, Chris (author)
In this study, the assessment of the KIJK dike follows the new guidelines given by POV-M 2018 using PLAXIS. The macrostability assessment and design of the dike is examined for two cases. In the first case the dike is assessed based on the in-situ conditions (Green dike) whereas in the second case a cantilever sheet pile wall is used in the...
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Çete, Ceylan (author)
It is already acknowledged that Nature-based Solutions can be used to attenuate waves, however it is still uncertain to what extent the vegetation can contribute to decreasing the flood risk. So far mainly small-scale tests have been performed to quantify wave attenuating properties of vegetation. To quantify the effect of more extreme wave...
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Veenman, Tjerk (author)
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Dorst, Pieter (author)
The phreatic surface is an important factor of influence on the stability and therefore the safety of regional flood defences. For stability calculations usually a schematisation of the phreatic surface is used, based on the geometry of the flood defence and the water levels. The influence of precipitation and evapotranspiration is not...
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Buist, Emilie (author)
Flooding currently affects 100 million people on average per year globally, and the number is increasing. The performance of dikes under extreme conditions is crucial to societal flood protection. By deploying measurement instruments in and around the embankment, more accurate insights into the actual status of the dike can be achieved that can...
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Meijer, Friso (author)
From the 3500 kilometers of primary flood defenses in the Netherlands, a third does not comply with the current standards. As a result, over 700 kilometers will be strengthened in the upcoming years. Traditional strengthening of dikes consists of strengthening with soil and requires space that is often not available. Further strengthening of...
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Leunge, Laurens (author)
In the Netherlands, robust dike and dam design is a major concern in the context of flood defence. Due to heterogeneity of the subsoil on which these structures are founded, the validity range of in situ tests decreases drastically. Consequently, large uncertainties regarding spatial variation of soil stratification and soil layer parameters are...
master thesis 2019
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