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Taks, Thomas (author)
With increasing diameters of offshore monopile foundations, impact hammers require more energy per blow in order to drive them into the seabed. This does not only increase the fatigue loading on the monopile, but it also increases underwater noise that affects marine life. The increase in installation costs due to additional material on the...
master thesis 2020
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de Munck, Ron (author)
Seismic design codes are currently moving from a force-based design approach to a performance-based design approach. For example, in a performance-based design approach it could be specified how many lanes must be available during the lifetime of a bridge...
master thesis 2020
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Paauwe, Yaron (author)
A research into the influence of the main parameters in the preliminary structural design on the wind-induced dynamic behaviour, including soil-structure interaction effects, of high-rise buildings in the Netherlands. The dynamic behaviour becomes more and more important for higher and more slender structure. The dynamic response is controlled...
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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de Boorder, Munta (author)
Over the last couple years, a number investigations into the α factors used for the cone penetration test (CPT) based calculation methods for the base and shaft capacity of driven piles have been carried out. These investigation, express different concerns and limitation of the currently used CPT based calculation methods. Prompting the need for...
master thesis 2019
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van Hoogstraten, Sara (author)
Offshore wind energy is considered a necessary renewable energy resource, that may stimulate the transition from fossil fuels. Following the successful development in Western Europe, offshore wind is quickly gaining momentum in the Asia-Pacific region. At variance with North Sea-based offshore wind turbines, structures installed in the Asia...
master thesis 2019
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van Schaik, Cris (author)
This research investigated how traditional foundations of buildings can become circular and thus contribute to a circular economy. The current linear take-make-dispose economy results in waste, exhaustion of finite natural resources and environmental degradation. A circular economy is one way to cope with these trends. This type of economy is...
master thesis 2019
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Verbeek, Joost (author)
It is estimated that about 400.000 houses in the Netherlands – both shallow and wooden pile foundations – could be facing problems with their foundations. Although, house owners are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that problems (and thereby costs) can be prevented if remedial measures are taken in time. Monitoring of the foundation can...
master thesis 2019
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Moraal, Rainier (author)
Currently wind turbines are a popular source of renewable energy. Royal HaskoningDHV designs foundations for these turbines. Design optimization of these foundations becomes more and more important due to the growing demand for renewable energy, the development of increasingly large wind turbines and intensification of competition. Design...
master thesis 2019
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Hasper, Youri (author)
With increasing evidence of human-induced accelerated climate change, the need of sustainable, non-polluting, energy sources becomes evident. Offshore wind generated electricity is currently one of the most promising sources of energy to create a sustainable global energy mix. The offshore wind industry has developed rapidly over the last years....
master thesis 2019
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van Amsterdam, Bob (author)
Settlement data of the Kiltunnel and the Heinenoordtunnel show that immersed tunnels in the Netherlands have been experiencing much larger settlement than expected when designing the tunnels causing cracks in the concrete and leakages in the joints. Settlements of 8 - 70 mm have been measured at the Kiltunnel and of 7 - 30 mm at the...
master thesis 2019
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Bekkers, Rick (author)
In a world where the awareness of global warming and climate change increases, the shift towards sustainable energy is essential. In the upcoming years, an increasing number of offshore wind farms is expected. Over the past years, all the 'best spots' are taken and the new locations in tougher soil conditions or even rock have to be overcome....
master thesis 2018
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Bouman, Thijs (author)
The growing interest in the development of offshore wind farms in seismic active areas demands a better insight into the requirements earthquakes impose on the design of wind turbine foundations. The complexity of the soil-structure interaction (SSI) during an earthquake results in large uncertainties in the design process of a monopile...
master thesis 2018
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Van de Putte, Valentine (author)
This thesis project has set out to investigate the response in fore-aft direction of a monopile wind foundation supporting an NREL 5MW turbine, offshore the coast of Taiwan, which is affected by weak to strong earthquake ground motion in combination with normal sea state conditions. The soil at the location of the monopile is layered, with sand...
master thesis 2018
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Wittingen, Martijn (author)
After years of using fossil fuel, the transition to renewable energy sources need to be made to limit the increase in temperature and to support the future energy demand. To support and speed up the transition phase from fossil fuels to renewables it is necessary to decrease the costs. Offshore Wind Turbines are widely used for the production of...
master thesis 2018
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Ntouras, Fanis (author)
World energy consumption rises every year. Therefore, producing renewable and<br/>sustainable energy is necessary to protect the viability of this planet. The most well-known and promising form of renewable energy is that of wind power. The limited space in terrestrial areas yielded motivation to the growth of offshore wind industry. Offshore...
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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Smulders, Carla (author)
Numerical modelling of pile foundations can be done in several ways. In commercial finite element packages two main options are available; using volume elements with interface elements between the pile and soil domains and the embedded beam approach. The embedded beam element was first proposed by Sadek and Shahrour (2004) and considers a beam...
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Molendijk, Jorrit (author)
master thesis 2018
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Arntz, Ben (author)
To meet the demand for renewable energy sources, large numbers of offshore windfarms are planned to be constructed in the near future. The majority of the foundations for these offshore wind turbines are large-diameter monopiles. The driving of monopiles into the seabed is conventionally done using a hydraulic hammer, this process is commonly...
master thesis 2018
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