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Stenveld, Lars (author)
Large parts of the Netherlands are vulnerable to flooding. Due to the great impact that a flood would have for the Dutch society, The flood safety standards are very strict, which means that the required failure probability of flood defences is very low. To keep the flood risk within acceptable limits of the hinterland, flood embankments are...
master thesis 2021
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Stipanovic, Irina (author), Bukhsh, Zaharah Allah (author), Reale, Cormac (author), Gavin, Kenneth (author)
Aged earthworks constitute a major proportion of European rail infrastructures, the re-placement and remediation of which poses a serious problem. Considering the scale of the networks involved, it is infeasible both in terms of track downtime and money to replace all of these assets. It is, therefore, imperative to develop a rational means...
journal article 2021
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Curran, A.N. (author)
Flood risk analysis focused on small sections or regions of embanked systems ignores the dy-namics of large-scale floods through time and space. Resulting measures are oftentimes inef-ficient due to an over estimation of risk or be-cause they simply transfer risk downstream due to increased localised protection upstream. This present work...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Jantzen, Casper (author)
On the seabed in front of coastal structures sediment movement takes place due to incoming waves. The erosion of sediments creates a scour hole at the toe of structures such as embankments, breakwaters and dikes. This scour hole may lead to instabilities in the main structure due to material sliding into this hole. A common method of protecting...
master thesis 2020
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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...
master thesis 2020
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Yin, Jiangshan (author)
As a low-lying city, Shanghai faces threats from typhoon and spring tide under the condition of climate change and land subsidence. With high water level at the toe, the sea embankment is likely to be overtopped and breached, finally resulting in inundation inland.  The objective of this research is to study climate change...
master thesis 2020
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de Gast, T. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author), van den Eijnden, A.P. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author)
A reliability-based analysis framework, accounting for uncertainty arising from the spatial variability of soil properties, has been validated for the controlled, well-instrumented slope failure of an historic dyke in the Netherlands. Using soil property statistics derived from the results of laboratory and cone penetration test (CPT) data for...
journal article 2020
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Kovacevic, Meho Saša (author), Bacic, Mario (author), Stipanovic, Irina (author), Gavin, Kenneth (author)
In the current economic climate, it is crucial to optimize the use of all resources regarding railway infrastructure maintenance. In this paper, a multi-attribute decision support framework is applied to categorize railway embankments in order to prioritize maintenance activities. The paper describes a methodology to first determine the...
journal article 2019
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Gebert, J. (author), Groengroeft, Alexander (author)
Purpose: Climate change necessitates heightening and strengthening of dikes, requiring large volumes of suitable soil. This study investigated soil ripening and long-term development of hydraulic behaviour of a dike constructed from slightly contaminated, partially dewatered dredged material from the Port of Hamburg under realistic conditions...
journal article 2019
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Garuti, Dario (author)
The maintenance and improvement of river embankments plays a crucial role in granting the safety and ensuring the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Netherlands. While the threat posed by storm surges has been greatly reduced since the implementation of the Deltaworks, riverine areas in the west of the country are characterised by the...
master thesis 2018
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Reale, C. (author), Gavin, Kenneth (author), Martinovic, Karlo (author)
Many railway embankments across Europe were constructed over 150 years ago. These embankments were not subject to rigorous design practice but instead were crudely constructed using end tipping techniques. As a result, the majority of these embankments are overly steep and far in excess of the design angles recommended in Eurocode 7. Over recent...
conference paper 2018
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Li, Z. (author), Ye, Wei (author), Marence, Miroslav (author), Bricker, J.D. (author)
Climate change with extreme hydrological conditions, such as drought and flood, bring new challenges to seepage behavior and the stability of earthfill dams. Taking a drought-stricken earthfill dam of China as an example, the influence of drought-flood cycles on dam seepage behavior is analyzed. This paper includes a clay sample laboratory...
journal article 2018
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Vandenboer, K. (author), van Beek, V.M. (author), Bezuijen, A. (author)
Backward erosion piping is an important failure mechanism for water-retaining structures, a phenomenon that results in the formation of shallow pipes at the interface of a sandy or silty foundation and a cohesive cover layer. Although the pipe depth reveals a lot of information on the backward erosion process, it has never been measured...
conference paper 2017
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Koelewijn, A.R. (author), Bridle, R. (author)
Dams and dikes are both water-retaining earth embankments. These are vulnerable to internal erosion but specific differences lead to varying vulnerabilities to different types of internal erosion: • Dams are usually zoned, with potential filtering capability to arrest piping if it is initiated, while dikes are more commonly unzoned and incapable...
conference paper 2017
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Liu, K. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author), Arnold, P. (author)
The stability of most earth embankments is strongly influenced by the water content of the soil. The water content directly influences the suction or pore pressure in the soil, as well as the mass of material, thereby affecting the stress state and strength, and leading to changes in the stability. These aspects are coupled by the so-called soil...
journal article 2017
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Reale, C. (author), Xue, J. (author), Gavin, Kenneth (author)
Many engineered and natural slopes have complex geometries and are multi-layered. For these slopes traditional stability analyses will tend to predict critical failure surfaces in layers with the lowest mean strength. A move toward probabilistic analyses allows a designer to account for uncertainties with respect to input parameters that...
journal article 2016
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Rui, Rui (author), van Tol, A.F. (author), Xia, YY (author), van Eekelen, SJM (author), Hu, G (author)
A trapdoor system has frequently been used to study soil arching and its development in recent years. The load transfer in the fill of piled embankments is very similar to a trapdoor system with multiple trapdoors. There are multiple arching models described in different standards and guidelines for piled embankments that can be subdivided into...
journal article 2016
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Lamoré, R. (author)
This thesis report presents an investigation of a soil improvement technique that is being executed for a Van Oord project in Kuwait. The soil is improved by the use of a column supported embankment, consisting of sand columns installed in a soft soil layer and a sand platform. The efficiency of this method is defined in terms of stress transfer...
master thesis 2016
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Volbeda, E.A. (author)
Bank protections are currently constructed with stone, wood, concrete and steel. NETICS has introduced a sustainable and commercially very attractive alternative called the GEOWALL. The goal of this study is to find a viable field of application within the quay structures by considering the arising challenges of a larger scale wall. Additionally...
master thesis 2016
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van Damme, M. (author)
A process based assessment of the probability of failure of a flood embankment, as well as an assessment of the consequences of failure of an embankment require insights into the stresses on the landside slope of an embankment. These assessments are hindered by the empirical nature of the wave overtopping parameters. Failure initiation is often...
journal article 2016
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