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Zakynthinos, Petros (author)
In the years to come, the Netherlands will face a substantial challenge as over 1,500 kilometers of aging quay walls and sheet pile walls approach the end of their technical lifespan. Infrastructure managers anticipate that the necessary replacements will necessitate investments amounting to billions of euros. Moreover, this task carries a...
master thesis 2024
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Smit, Michiel (author)
Coastal and offshore infrastructure must be designed to withstand extreme wave-induced loading conditions. Extreme Value Analysis (EVA) is often employed to infer probabilistic distributions that provide information about extreme design conditions. In traditional practices, EVA is performed under the assumption of stationarity. This means that...
master thesis 2022
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van Dam, Menno (author)
The authorities of the Port of Genoa have requested the construction of a new vertical breakwater for the Sampierdarena canal, as well as the subsequent demolition of part of the existing breakwater. The reason for this project is the need to expand the size of the canal, to allow larger vessels to safely use it. A choice is made for a vertical...
master thesis 2022
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Koch, Pim (author)
Sea level rise caused by climate change directly affects and threatens low-lying countries. In August of 2021, the report of the IPCC was published, and the findings were disturbing. The sea could rise by a few meters in the coming centuries, causing floods in large parts of West-Europe. Groeskamp and Kjellson proposed a solution to adapt to the...
master thesis 2022
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van Gemert, Mats (author)
The Eurocodes are design codes, widely accepted throughout Europe, that provide guidelines on how to deal with loads, resistance, and uncertainty. For most type of structures, loads and materials, the Eurocode has been well developed. However, for the loads on coastal structures, caused by wave, water level and current actions, no such Eurocode...
master thesis 2022
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Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), Koosheh, Ali (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Estimation of the mean overtopping discharge is a major task in the design and assessment of the crest level of rubble mound structures such as breakwaters and seawalls. The tolerable mean overtopping rates are given based on the associated risk and wave characteristics. Several empirical formulas have been developed for the prediction of...
journal article 2022
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Kleiberg, Joachim (author)
The ability to predict the fatigue of flood gates due to dynamic wave loading is becoming increasingly important as coasts and waterways worldwide are being reinforced to suit a changing climate. There are few comprehensive ways to do so however, which often leads to conservative estimates. This thesis presents an integral framework with which...
master thesis 2021
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Timmermans, Mike (author)
Offshore and coastal infrastructure must be designed to withstand loading conditions that among others arise from extreme environmental conditions. Physical processes such as storm surges, tides, currents, and waves play an important role in the design of these structures. Several variables characterize the relevant physical processes (e.g....
master thesis 2021
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Bruins Slot, Hilco (author)
The Netherlands is a country prone to flooding. Recent assessments led to the insight that protection levels of many flood defences should be increased. Integrating reinforcement measures is a difficult task as many dikes are situated in densely populated areas. Conventional reinforcement measures include berm construction or the implementation...
master thesis 2021
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Felix Orlin, Felix (author)
PIANC has published several working group reports related to the design of fender systems. The work of PIANC WG33 is widely accepted by the industry and has been used to design marine structures worldwide. However, the existing design approach does not distinguish uncertainties in fender engineering, e.g. uncertainties related to vessel sizes,...
master thesis 2020
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Sellés Valls, Susana (author)
The design of offshore and coastal infrastructures, sand nourishment and other ’soft’ coastal interventions require the analysis of environmental variables (e.g. wind, waves, rainfall) that can potentially cause the failure of such structures. Processes such as overtopping, beach erosion, and coastal flooding can result from a combined action of...
master thesis 2019
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Sijbesma, Floris (author)
When designing hydraulic structures, engineers follow a structured and predetermined set of design phases, referred to as the design process. Within this process, the preliminary design phase is a highly iterative process, which requires many calculations. From these calculations many different initial designs of the structure are derived....
master thesis 2019
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Fiolet, Daniel (author)
This thesis introduces a fragility-based framework in order to perform a custom assessment of the complex Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier. By applying a conditional approach to loading parameters, the statistical dependency between failure mechanisms and structure elements can be described separately for the strength and loading part of the...
master thesis 2019
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Franken, Kris (author)
Subsea pipeline are extensively used for the transport of hydrocarbons from offshore wells, to platforms, pump stations and to onshore facilities. Because the installation of pipelines is time consuming it is responsible for a significant amount of the total costs of a project. Thus the workability of the installation is of great importance.When...
master thesis 2018
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Butter, Sjoerd (author)
Pipe laying projects are getting more challenging due to increasing operational depth of pipeline. The increasing depth requires more of the strength and load bearing capability of the pipeline and its girth welds. The assessment method used for checking the integrity of flaws in girth welds is called Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) and is...
master thesis 2018
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ter Berg, Coen (author)
The municipality of Amsterdam is facing the challenge to deal with uncertainties accompanied with the maintenance planning of maintenance activities on bridges. Long term asset planning (LTAP) has the goal to show the proposed expenditures, capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX), for the long term to be able to build up a monetary...
master thesis 2018
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Everts, P.S. (author)
All over the world rubble mound breakwaters are built to protect harbours, shorelines, and other vulnerable coastal areas against wave action and currents. Most of the designs for these structures use so called deterministic or semi-probabilistic design methods (level I). With these methods insight in the uncertainties, and consequently the...
master thesis 2016
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Houtenbos, J.R. (author)
It was unclear what level of reliability was provided by appliance of the Eurocode load models for fatigue due to train loads, meaning that it might be insufficient. Therefore, it was investigated what the provided reliability is, compared to what is should be. Within this report, the focus is solely on fatigue induced by bending moments on...
master thesis 2016
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Kentrop, J. (author)
Typical for the Dutch landscape are the many polders, which are situated below sea level and below waters directly surrounding the polders. A visual separation between land and water is caused by the flood defences that protect the polders from flooding. In 2005, artist Paul Izeboud came with the idea to make a transparent flood defence, thereby...
master thesis 2016
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Van der Meijs, R.C.J. (author)
master thesis 2015
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