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Owen, C.C. (author)
The imminence of anthropogenic climate change has motivated a global energy transition towards sustainable power generation. Offshore wind—an important contributor to the energy transition—is expanding, not only in turbine size and number of installations, but also into regions with harsher environmental conditions. One of those conditions in...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Ławniczak, Aron (author)
Coastal areas face increasing threat from erosion. The use of coastal protection structures is imperative to counter this. Concrete “armouring” is widely used due to durability and cost-effectiveness. Conventional methods of “armouring” result in habitat degradation and loss of biodiversity. ECOncrete developed Coastalock, an armour unit...
master thesis 2024
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van Marrewijk, Jaap (author)
The objective of this research is to gather more information about a possible relation between the slope angle of a rubble mound breakwater and the wave overtopping at this breakwater. The following research question is covered in this thesis: What is the influence of the slope angle of rubble mound breakwaters on wave overtopping? To answer...
master thesis 2024
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Jumelet, Daan (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Hofland, Bas (author), Kuiper, C. (author)
Physical model tests have been performed to study static stability of rock-armoured mild slopes. Current stability design formulae for steeper rock-armoured slopes focus on plunging and surging waves. Slopes of 1:6 and milder usually have more spilling breakers which decreases the load. Also, on mild slopes displaced rocks more often remain...
journal article 2024
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Hammer, T.C. (author), Puolakka, Otto (author), Hendrikse, H. (author)
A modeling approach to simulate ice-induced vibrations of vertically sided offshore structures in ice tank experiments is presented. The technique combines replica modeling with the preservation of kinematics during ice-structure interaction. The technique was chosen based on the theoretical understanding that ice-induced vibrations are...
journal article 2024
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van Vliet, Lars (author)
The impact of climate change, particularly the rise in sea levels, obstructs the effectiveness of existing coastal structures. Additionally, climate change can also have an amplifying effect on wind speeds (Takagi & Esteban, 2013). Without proper control, the accumulation of changing environmental boundary conditions could lead to disastrous...
master thesis 2023
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van Egmond, Gerard (author)
Over the past few decades, there has been a significant increase in global energy consumption. To address the risks associated with climate change, there is an increasing urgency to transition towards renewable energy sources. With this growing demand, the interest in offshore wind energy has increased significantly, leading to the construction...
master thesis 2023
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Metsch, Youri (author)
Previous research into floating offshore wind turbines consistently shows some manner of discrepancy between numerical and experimental simulations when it comes to low frequency forces and motions. A part of solving this issue is the generation of accurate data for the calibration and validation of the numerical models, needed because of the...
master thesis 2023
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Speth, Florine (author)
Coral reefs are considered to be a crucial ecosystem and form of natural coastal protection. They owe their effectiveness to their high structural complexity. This complexity, which positively influences aspects like species richness, coral recovery, live coral cover, and coastal protection, is often quantified using parameters such as porosity...
master thesis 2023
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Grammatikopoulos, A. (author)
Hydroelasticity of ships has been established as a necessary form of investigation for both slender ships and high-speed craft. Experimental investigations have spanned various topics, including symmetric and antisymmetric, harmonic and transient, linear and nonlinear responses. Models have varied in size and the way the structure is modelled...
review 2023
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Hammer, T.C. (author), Hendrikse, H. (author)
Drifting sea ice failing in crushing against vertically-sided offshore structures can cause ice-induced vibrations. Offshore structures are typically founded on slender structures to minimize the load effect of waves and currents. In combination with large top masses, those offshore structures often provide sufficient compliance for ice-induced...
conference paper 2023
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Owen, C.C. (author), Hammer, T.C. (author), Hendrikse, H. (author)
A series of ice penetration tests with a rigid structure, with controlled oscillation, and with a single-degree-of-freedom structure were performed to investigate the peak load-velocity dependence for ethanol-doped model ice during a test campaign at the Aalto Ice and Wave Tank. For the rigid structure and controlled-oscillation tests, the...
journal article 2023
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van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Buis, L. (author), van den Bos, J.P. (author), Wüthrich, D. (author)
Wave transmission at low-crested coastal structures has been studied, based on physical model tests with trapezoidal impermeable, permeable and perforated structures. The differences between wave transmission at impermeable and permeable structures are relatively limited. For a perforated hollow structure with an impermeable vertical screen...
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Sivakumar, Vinayagamoorthy (author), Fanning, Joseph (author), Gavin, Kenneth (author), Tripathy, Snehasis (author), Bradshaw, Aaron (author), Murray, Edward J. (author), Black, Jonathan (author), Donohue, Shane (author)
This paper presents data from an initial development stage of an 'umbrella anchor' concept. The anchor can be pushed into sand deposit in a folded arrangement to reduce installation loads. When a pull-out load is applied to the mooring line, the anchor deploys to create a large embedded plate anchor. Physical modelling was carried out in...
journal article 2023
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Flessati, L. (author), Marveggio, Pietro (author), Di Prisco, Claudio (author), De Sarno, Domenico (author)
Seismic-induced liquefaction is one of the main hazards for pipelines buried in saturated granular materials. When soil is partially or completely fluidized, a lifeline, although installed in superficial trenches in which the coarse backfill soil usually is compacted, may experience a sudden uplift and damages. To reduce pipeline uplift and...
journal article 2023
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van der Kroft, Bart (author)
During specific operations, offshore marine contractor Heerema Marine Contractors reduces the draft of their Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV) such that the floaters are submerged in close proximity to the free surface. This draft is also known as inconvenient draft. At this draft the motions of the vessel do not fully comply anymore with the...
master thesis 2022
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van der Bijl, Ruben (author)
Climate change affects sea level rise and the safety of the people living behind seadikes. In order to prepare for this, several adaptation measures are available to reduce the overtopping discharge. Wave overtopping can be reduced by including roughness elements or adding a berm. Another possibility is to employ crest elements such as a...
master thesis 2022
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Michels, Dirk-Jan (author)
On the east coast of Romania, at Eforie, coastal erosion manifests. To strengthen the coastal area a large coastal protection project was setup involving beach nourishment combined with the construction of breakwaters. The breakwaters are designed with the well-known modified Van der Meer formulas. To ensure confidence in the breakwaters...
master thesis 2022
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Diederen, Carolien (author)
The objective of this master thesis is to investigate experimentally how non-breaking wave loading affects the stability of the MOSES artificial reefs, an artificial reef by the company ReefSystems. Small scale wave flume tests with a length scale factor of 20 were conducted in the Scheldt flume at Deltares in Delft to determine the stability of...
master thesis 2022
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Molenkamp, Auke (author)
With the advance of urbanisation in coastal regions comes an increase in armoured shorelines and the destruction of coastal marine habitats. To combat this, ECOncrete Tech Ltd has developed a new eco-friendly armour unit, the CoastaLock. With its ecological advantages proven, its hydraulic performance is still largely unknown. This thesis aims...
master thesis 2022
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