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Clarenburg, Jimmy (author)
Designing a controlled offshore system is a challenging process, the system dynamics are often nonlinear and subjected to loads that are random in nature. Furthermore, the proper description of the system’s dynamical behaviour involves knowledge pertaining to several fields. Unfortunately, at the design level, the process is often segregated...
master thesis 2019
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de Graaf, Marc (author)
Fluid bearings have superior wear behavior but still the lifetime of this concept is in not infinite. This wear gets especially troublesome when surface textures are used that can get worn away completely. In this thesis two mechanisms utilizing surface textures for pressure buildup in a lubricating film using magnetorheological (MR) fluids are...
master thesis 2019
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Drost, Lisanne (author)
This study presents the results of small scale flume experiments on a submerged rectangular cylinder subjected to a current, regular wave and combined wave-current environment. The objective of the study is to gain more knowledge about the hydrodynamics around and the kinematics of a submerged structure, to give a contribute to the research...
master thesis 2019
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Van Der Jagt, Joris (author)
In the transition to renewable energy, harvesting the power from oceanic waves is often mentioned to be next step after the deployment of wind energy technology. Although many different solutions for wave energy conversion (WEC) are being developed and financial support schemes exist, commercially extracting this energy seems however to be...
master thesis 2018
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SAXONI, IOANNA (author)
Coastal regions are more and more affected by changes in water levels, storm patterns etc. owing to climate change. Nourishments and other human interventions constitute common practice in order to maintain and secure these areas. However, many aspects, especially the hydrodynamics, are not yet fully understood due to the complexity of the...
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Dijkstra, Fokke (author), Jordans, Luuk (author), Groenewegen, Maurits (author), Steijlen, Florentine (author), Mekel, Charlotte (author)
Terminos Lagoon is the biggest and ecologically most important fluvial-lagoon system of the southern Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, sea and meteorology all influence the lagoon, variable over the year, resulting in a complex situation. To protect this area, it is crucial to know how different hydrological processes, hydrodynamic processes and spatial...
student report 2018
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Doni, Giovanni (author)
Coastal facilities such as desalination plant or a nuclear power plant need a continuous discharge of salty water to carry out their functions. Hereby an intake structure, such as a velocity cap, can be used to take in water from the sea. These intakes are open seafloor founded constructions mounted at a water depth ranging between 10 and 20...
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Feenstra, Rinke (author)
Allseas' Pioneering Spirit is the largest heavy lift vessel in the world. It uses its u-shaped bow to sail around an offshore platform and lift topsides up to 48.000t in a single lift. Despite being the largest vessel in the world, platforms exist that are simply too heavy, or too large to fit in between the bows of the vessel. Besides, smaller...
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Overduin, Maarten (author)
In the past years, climate change has caused an increasing number of extreme weather events. In the Netherlands this is, for instance, reflected by the growing amount of extreme rainfall events. This creates big issues for water management authorities like water boards. Water boards are often responsible for local streams, that cannot handle the...
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Haenen, Anner (author)
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is a contractor in the international offshore oil, gas and renewables industry. It is specialized in transporting, installing and removing large offshore facilities. HMC operates three crane vessels. Two of which are semi-submersibles (Thialf and Balder), the other is the monohull Aegir. A third semi-submersible,...
master thesis 2018
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Monclus Abadal, Albert (author)
Sandy barriers comprise 12% of coastlines around the world, and most of these barriers enclose tidal bays and lagoons. These systems accommodate human settlements vulnerable to climate change, which offer enough economic, social, and environmental utility to require further research on the impact of climate change and subsequent best management...
master thesis 2018
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Naderi, Nader (author)
Highway bridges along the coast and small river bridges in mountainous regions can be submerged during storm surges or strong rainfall events, respectively. Loss of serviceability during these conditions can dramatically hamper the evacuation plan and the capacity for emergency transportation, thus it is essential to ensure the stability of...
master thesis 2018
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Schouten, Ewout (author)
In this thesis the differences between the monohull and semi-submersible are investigated. For a general heavy lift crane operation and its operational profile, the difference is performance and total cost are calculated. These are used to determine the turning point, the point where the semi-submersible is more favourable for a heavy lift crane...
master thesis 2018
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Pot, Hanna (author)
The rudders of moored FPSO’s are fixed in the center to avoid unwanted rudder motions. This is often done by mechanical locking of the rudder machine. Due to waves and current, the loads on the rudder are higher than expected, causing failure of the locking system. An empirical study is executed to predict the combined wave and current loads on...
master thesis 2018
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Niazi, M Hassan Khan (author), Sigalas, Nikos (author), Scott, Fred (author), Grossmann, Florian (author), Damdam, Khaled (author)
In the Netherlands flood protection is immensely important for the safety of the nation. The shocking outcome of the 1953 flooding proves this point. In modern days, the development of socioeconomic and climate change factors casts doubt on the effectiveness of conventional approaches to flood risk management. Consequently, this project explored...
student report 2018
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Rosingh, Pieter (author)
Throughout the offshore industry large structures installed on the seabed use mudmats as a foundation to provide in sufficient bearing capacity and stability. Due to their size, the mudmats have a significant influence on the hydrodynamic behaviour and installation requirements. It is proposed to change the design of the mudmats from a near...
master thesis 2018
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Salih, Rahel (author)
A method has been developed with which the rigid-body motions, stress and fatigue damage response of a TLP-type FOWT are determined in time domain, with the aim of assessing the influence of non-linear hydrodynamic response on the fatigue damage. The dynamics are described by means of a system of coupled 6DOF-EoMs and solved in Matlab, after...
master thesis 2018
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Kelkitli, Ikbal (author)
The world’s oceans contain a vast wave energy potential. Many promising technologies of wave energy conversion have been developed, such as the Oscillating Water Column. BAM Infraconsult B.V. has developed the Ocean Falls concept of an oscillating water column that has the addition of a tube and a back wall which is able to move in order to...
master thesis 2018
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de Ridder, Menno (author)
One sixth of the world's coastline consist of coral reefs and provide natural flood defence for the people who live in the coastal region behind the reef. However, a rising sea level, changing wave conditions and degradation of corals threaten the coastal safety of these reefs.Numerical models can be applied to study the reef-hydrodynamics and...
master thesis 2018
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Klaver, Sebastiaan (author)
Many small island developing states (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to climate change (e.g. sea level rise) and seasonal to inter-annual climate variability, and subsequently experience flooding due to swell waves and wind waves, coastal erosion and salinisation of freshwater lenses. To counteract this, reef flat mining for sand and...
master thesis 2018
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