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Emondt, Erik (author)
Jack-up designers, owners and operators are expanding their activities into seismically active areas such as Japan and Taiwan. Further development of expertise in seismic analysis of jack-ups is required to improve safety and reduce costs. At present, a linear elastic foundation model is used in seismic assessments. Improved understanding of...
master thesis 2020
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de Almeida Nieto, Luis (author)
The scientific analysis of historical paintings has been traditionally restricted to the analysis of paint cross-section samples. This invasive method provides extensive information but is inherently limited in scope due to the extreme heterogeneity of paintings. In the last decade, non-invasive spot analyses and spectral imaging methods have...
master thesis 2020
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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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Mahmoudimotlagh, Saeid (author)
Gas-induced earthquakes are a major problem in the north of the Netherlands due to many unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings being located in this area. To improve the seismic performance of the URM buildings, existing structures must be retrofitted and if the aesthetic of the building is important, the implemented retrofitting technique must...
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Maulizar, Audy (author)
The increased seismicity due to the exploitation of natural gas in the Groningen region has put many residential buildings in the region at risk of sustaining seismic induced damages. This has prompted many studies on the seismic behavior of the residential buildings, particularly the ones built from unreinforced masonry (URM). One experimental...
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Bakker, Floor (author)
To exploit its socio-economic functions, engineering measures are regularly applied in estuaries. Estuaries are, however, known to be very complex systems. Stemming from this complexity is the generation of a so-called estuarine turbidity maximum (ETM), which poses great siltation problems to the engineering measures. An engineering measure,...
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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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Mäs, Michael (author), Helbing, D. (author)
Many sociological theories make critically different macropredictions when their microassumptions are implemented stochastically rather than deterministically. Deviations from individuals’ behavioral patterns described by microtheories can spark cascades that change macrooutcomes, even when deviations are rare and random. With two experiments...
journal article 2020
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van Welsenes, Thomas (author)
Concerns regarding plastic pollution arise as large quantities of plastic enter the ocean and affect wildlife and possibly human health. Rivers form a dominant pathway for macro plastic particles into the ocean. Plastic pollution in rivers can result in blockage, where it affects water quality and ecology. This increases risks of flooding and...
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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Waldherr, Gabriela (author)
The Alps, also called the ‘water tower’ of Europe, are one of the biggest freshwater reserves of the continent, extending over seven countries. However, due to climate change, resulting in melting glaciers and more frequent dry periods, the availability of fresh water is seasonally changing and overall, decreasing in the future. This conflicts...
master thesis 2019
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Overbosch, Niels (author)
Reinforcing levees with traditional methods is becoming more difficult in the Netherlands. Often there is a lack of space near the levee or it is desired that the landscape is maintained. Because of this, alternative methods for reinforcing levees are still sought after (CUR-commissie C141, 2007). In this study, the technical feasibility of a...
master thesis 2019
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Coppola, M. (author), Guo, J. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
This work proposes PageRank as a tool to evaluate and optimize the global performance of a swarm based on the analysis of the local behavior of a single robot. PageRank is a graph centrality measure that assesses the importance of nodes based on how likely they are to be reached when traversing a graph. We relate this, using a microscopic...
journal article 2019
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Kong, Sih Ying (author), Yang, Xu (author), Paul, Suvash Chandra (author), Wong, Leong Sing (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This paper presents a numerical investigation of thermal response of mortar panels, incorporating macro-encapsulated paraffin in different forms. Two types of macro capsules were fabricated and tested in this study using an instrumented hot plate device. The experimental results show that macro encapsulated paraffin reduced the temperature and...
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Jager, Stephan (author)
The main focus of monetary policy is price stability, but steady growth and financial stability also depend on monetary policy. Adequate monetary policy is a crucial part of a well performing economy. Central banks are able to deploy multiple monetary policy measures. <br/>Setting the rate on marginal lending facilities, on main refinance...
master thesis 2018
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Karaiskou, Antigoni (author)
The current research is part of a trans-disciplinary discussion on the long-lasting impact of the acoustic environment on cognitive performance, literacy and auditory perception for preschool children, aiming to underlie the increasing necessity to perfectly tune every-day facilities such as schools and work spaces, rather...
master thesis 2018
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Cyganski, Jan (author)
The European climate and energy goals towards 2050 ask for drastic systematic<br/>changes in the current European energy system to increase the share of<br/>renewable energies and to reduce carbon emissions – from 1990 to 2050 by 90%.<br/>The project Everything Remains Transformed intends to highlight how farreaching the transformative process...
master thesis 2018
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Gänzle, Stefan (author), Stead, D. (author), Sielker, Franziska (author), Chilla, Tobias (author)
Since 2009, the European Union has developed strategies for the Baltic Sea, Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine macro-regions. These macro-regional strategies represent a new tool of European Union governance that seeks to combine the community’s territorial cooperation and cohesion policy repertoire with intergovernmental ‘regional...
journal article 2018
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de Loor, David (author)
PLAXIS study of a primary flood defence in the Netherlands. The influence of water level, precipitation, and wave overtopping on the position of the phreatic surface is being investigated. The hydraulic loads are applied to a clay dike with a cracked top layer and a sand dike with a cracked clay cover. The findings are related to the current...
master thesis 2018
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van Montfoort, Mick (author)
This Thesis studies the safety assessment method for macro-stability of dikes with high foreshores. Currently, this method is a semi-probabilistic method, which does not take the presence of a foreshore into account. The research concludes that the presence of a foreshore has a significant influence on the failure probability with respect to...
master thesis 2018
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