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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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Aguilera Chaves, Mónica (author)
Breakwaters are built in coastal zones to alter sediment transport, or protect threatened habitats and port facilities. The rising sea level is causing more water to overtop these structures. Increasing amounts of overtopping discharge can compromise the security of people, or equipment standing on the crest of breakwaters. The overtopping flow...
master thesis 2023
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Veringa, Martijn (author)
In this study loading characteristics of rubble mound breakwater crown walls are investigated. This is done using a 2D physical model, testing for overall stability (through sliding) and temporal & spatial distributions of pressure along the face and base of the crown wall. A variety of wave conditions and geometries is used, with special...
master thesis 2023
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Jain, Uday (author)
A large share of the buildings today is still masonry buildings, both reinforced and unreinforced. Post-earthquake reconnaissance studies have shown a remarkable difference between the performance of reinforced and unreinforced masonry buildings. While the unreinforced masonry buildings tend to suffer severe damage, even collapse, resulting in...
student report 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...
journal article 2023
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Bali, Meysam (author), Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Slope stability formulae for rubble mound structures are usually developed for head-on conditions. Often, the effects of oblique waves are neglected, mainly because it is assumed that for oblique wave attack, the reduction in damage compared to perpendicular wave attack is insignificant. When the incident waves are oblique, the required...
journal article 2023
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Mata, Marisol Irías (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Numerical modelling of wave interaction with rock-armoured rubble mound breakwaters has been performed to study wave overtopping. The influences of the slope angle, a berm in the seaward slope, a protruding crest wall, a recurved parapet, and the wave steepness have been studied using a validated CFD model (OpenFOAM). The numerical modelling...
journal article 2023
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Koosheh, Ali (author), Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), Cartwright, Nick (author), Tomlinson, Rodger (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
During storms, ensuring the protection of people, vehicles and infrastructure on the crest of coastal structures from wave overtopping hazards is crucial. The thickness of the wave overtopping layer is a key variable used for assessing safety and maintaining a secure design. Traditionally, this parameter is associated with the height...
journal article 2023
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Steggink, Maarten (author)
To accommodate the growing demand for renewable energy, installation of new offshore wind energy capacity is increasing in many countries. New projects will be proposed for waters in which floating (sea) ice is a common occurrence in winter. Currently, projects remain limited to regions with mild ice conditions, such as the Southern Baltic Sea,...
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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Koosheh, Ali (author), Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), Cartwright, Nick (author), Tomlinson, Rodger (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
Seawalls play a significant role in protecting coastal areas against wave attack and flooding. The accurate estimation of wave overtopping at seawalls is therefore crucial to adequately protect people and infrastructure in these regions. In this study, the mean wave overtopping rate at rubble mound seawalls was investigated through 140 small...
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Koosheh, Ali (author), Etemad-Shahidi, Amir (author), Cartwright, Nick (author), Tomlinson, Rodger (author), van Gent, M.R.A. (author)
For a safe design of a rubble mound seawall, overtopping characteristics such as the mean overtopping discharge (q) and the maximum individual overtopping volume (V<sub>max</sub>) should be limited. Unlike q, the estimation of V<sub>max</sub> is more complex and requires a wave-by-wave analysis of overtopping as well as a statistical analysis...
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van Gent, M.R.A. (author), Wolters, Guido (author), Capel, Alex (author)
Physical model tests have been performed to study wave overtopping at rubble mound breakwaters, including breakwaters with a crest wall, breakwaters with a berm, and breakwaters with a crest wall and a berm. For rubble mound structures with a protruding crest wall or with a stable berm, limited information is available in literature even...
journal article 2022
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Hogeveen, Kevin (author)
Rubble mound structures are often constructed to prevent severe wave damage to ships. By constructing the crest at a certain level, the waves are reduced such that safety is ensured. However, a large increase in sea level rise is expected in the next century due to climate change. Because of this, multiple adaptations might be necessary to meet...
master thesis 2021
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Irias Mata, Marisol (author)
The design of hydraulic structures like breakwaters and crest walls is often based on empirical formulations, physical models test, numerical models and a fair amount of expert judgement. Each technique has its own pros and cons. The main limitation of the empirical formulas is that often they have to be applied outside their range of validity....
master thesis 2021
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van Hoogdalem, Carlijn (author)
This research investigates if confining rubble stone masonry by timber bands and columns increases resistance against earthquake loads, by performing a number of numerical analyses in the finite element software program Diana. In order to establish a reliable model, the input parameters are investigated by means of a literature study and...
master thesis 2021
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Winkel, S. (author)
In the current breakwater design process, not all feasible concepts can be explored due to time constraints. However, designers are also influenced by breakwaters constructed near, or at the same location as their breakwater project. But also conservative assumptions influence the breakwater design process, for instance, regarding the wave...
master thesis 2020
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Moretto, Marco (author)
Worldwide, rubble mound breakwaters are designed and built to shelter and protect coastal areas from overtopping and flooding, especially harbours and shorelines. Rubble mound breakwaters are essential to preserve desired hydraulic conditions within the hinterland, avoiding damage to inhabited or industrial areas. This research focuses on the...
master thesis 2020
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van Wierst, Bas (author)
During construction of breakwaters, adverse weather conditions can result in damage, in the form of reshaping and loss of material to the open work fronts of the structure. Based on literature research, analysis of work methods, analysis of damage to older breakwater projects and interviews, it was deduced that during construction, the open work...
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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