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Huisman, B.J.A. (author)
Increasingly large sand nourishments are used for the maintenance of sandy coasts around the world. There is, however, still very limited understanding of their behaviour (i.e. redistribution) and effects on the marine environment. This PhD thesis explores the morphological reshaping of shoreface nourishments (i.e. long bunds of sand placed at...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Guo, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Zhang, X. (author), Qiang, Weile (author), Jing, Guoquig (author)
The performance and deformation of ballast bed are significantly influenced by the particle morphology (size and shape), the rheology (translation and rotation), and the degradation (breakage and abrasion). Regarding the ballast particle morphology, the ballast particle size is generally measured by sieving and described with the Particle Size...
review 2019
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), Boersema, Matthijs (author), Bouma, T.J. (author), Nolte, A. J. (author), Schrijvershof, R. A. (author), Soissons, L. M. (author), Stronkhorst, J (author), van Zanten, E. (author), Ysebaert, Tom (author)
The Eastern Scheldt, a tidal basin in the southwest of The Netherlands, underwent large physical and ecological changes due to a system-wide human interference. The construction of a storm surge barrier at the seaward side and closure of the upstream branches in the 1980s resulted in intertidal flat erosion. This has far reaching consequences...
journal article 2019
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Huisman, B.J.A. (author), Walstra, Dirk Jan R. (author), Radermacher, Max (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Ruessink, B. Gerben (author)
Shoreface nourishments are commonly applied for coastal maintenance, but their behaviour is not well understood. Bathymetric data of 19 shoreface nourishments located at alongshore uniform sections of the Dutch coast were therefore analyzed and used to validate an efficient method for predicting the erosion of shoreface nourishments. Data shows...
journal article 2019
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Le, T.B. (author)
Rivers have been trained for centuries by series of transverse groynes. This generally results in damages to their ecosystems as well as in undesirable longterm morphological developments. We analyze here the possibility to train rivers in a new way by subdividing their channel in parallel channels with specific functions with longitudinal...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Cai, J. (author)
The research investigates How can the morphological approach in combination with the pattern language approach assist urban designers to achieve historical continuity in urban design both on theory and application levels.
This research overviews the developments and applications of the two approaches worldwide with a special emphasis on the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wohl, Sharon (author)
This dissertation builds upon research that considers how cities operate as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). It focuses on how certain characteristics of urban form can support an urban environment's capacity to self-organize, enabling emergent features to appear that, while unplanned, remain highly functional. The main thrust of the work is to...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Guo, Y. (author), Markine, V.L. (author), Song, Jianing (author), Jing, Guoqing (author)
Ballast track is the most widely used track for the railway transport, and ballast bed plays a significant role to provide resistances during train operation. Generally, the ballast bed consists of crushed stones. To achieve the mitigation of ballast degradation, the first priority is to describe the degradation development and to study its...
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Zhou, Zeng (author), Coco, Giovanni (author), Townend, Ian (author), Gong, Zheng (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author), Zhang, Changkuan (author)
Simple stability relationships are practically useful to provide a rapid assessment of coastal and estuarine landforms in response to human interventions and long‐term climate change. In this contribution, we review a variety of simple stability relationships which are based on the analysis of tidal asymmetry (shortened to “TA”). Most of the...
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Gosztonyi, S. (author)
Dynamic shading systems represent the majority of realised adaptive façades. It seems that geometrically complex kinetic solutions have increased in recent years, mainly due to the use of parametric design tools and digital production. In most shading systems, however, geometry rarely plays a guiding role in the design. The kinetic mechanisms...
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Zhao, Jie (author), Guo, Leicheng (author), He, Qing (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Wang, X. (author)
Examination of large scale, alluvial estuarine morphology and associated time evolution is of particular importance regarding management of channel navigability, ecosystem, etc. In this work, we analyze morphological evolution and changes of the channel-shoal system in the Changjiang Estuary, a river- and tide-controlled coastal plain estuary,...
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Wang, Zhengbing (author), Elias, Edwin (author), van der Spek, A.J.F. (author), Lodder, Q.J. (author)
The Wadden Sea is a unique coastal wetland containing an uninterrupted stretch of tidal flats that span a distance of nearly 500 km along the North Sea coast from the Netherlands to Denmark. The development of this system is under pressure of climate change and especially the associated acceleration in sea-level rise (SLR). Sustainable...
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Damveld, Johan H. (author), van der Reijden, K. J. (author), Cheng, C. (author), Koop, L. (author), Haaksma, L. R. (author), Walsh, C. A.J. (author), Soetaert, K. (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), Govers, L. L. (author), More Authors (author)
The sandy seabed of shallow coastal shelf seas displays morphological patterns of various dimensions. The seabed also harbors a rich ecosystem. Increasing pressure from human-induced disturbances necessitates further study on drivers of benthic community distributions over morphological patterns. Moreover, a greater understanding of the sand...
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Keustermans, William (author), Huysmans, T. (author), Danckaers, Femke (author), Zarowski, Andrzej (author), Schmelzer, Bert (author), Sijbers, Jan (author), Dirckx, J.J. (author)
The human nose is a complex organ that shows large morphological variations and has many important functions. However, the relation between shape and function is not yet fully understood. In this work, we present a high quality statistical shape model of the human nose based on clinical CT data of 46 patients. A technique based on cylindrical...
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), Schrijvershof, R. A. (author), van der Werf, J (author), Ysebaert, T (author), Schrijver, M. C. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
Estuarine intertidal areas are shaped by combined astronomical and meteorological forces. This paper reveals the relative importance of tide, surge, wind, and waves for the flow and sediment transport on large intertidal shoals. Results of an intensive field campaign have been used to validate a numerical model of the Roggenplaat intertidal...
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Oosterlo, P. (author), McCall, R.T. (author), Vuik, V. (author), Hofland, B. (author), van der Meer, J.W. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Shallow foreshores in front of coastal dikes can reduce the probability of dike failure due to wave overtopping. A probabilistic model framework is presented, which is capable of including complex hydrodynamics like infragravity waves, and morphological changes of a sandy foreshore during severe storms in the calculations of the probability of...
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van Nes, A. (author)
abstract 2018
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Chaker, Layal (author), Cremers, Lotte G M (author), Korevaar, Tim I.M. (author), De Groot, Marius (author), Dehghan, Abbas (author), Franco, Oscar H. (author), Niessen, W.J. (author), Ikram, Mohammad A. (author), Peeters, Robin P. (author), Vernooij, Meike W. (author)
Thyroid hormone (TH) is crucial during neurodevelopment, but high levels of TH have been linked to neurodegenerative disorders. No data on the association of thyroid function with brain imaging in the general population are available. We therefore investigated the association of thyroid-stimulating hormone and free thyroxine (FT4) with...
journal article 2018
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Maiullari, D. (author)
abstract 2018
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Le, T.B. (author), Crosato, A. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
Rivers have been trained for centuries by channel narrowing and straightening. This caused important damages to their ecosystems, particularly around the bank areas. We analyse here the possibility to train rivers in a new way by subdividing their channel in main and ecological channel with a longitudinal training wall. The effectiveness of...
journal article 2018
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