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Jansen, Wiljan (author)
Mangrove forests, which serve as a natural sea defence, have been degraded by human action during the last decades. To protect and recover these areas, different types of permeable structures consisting of bamboo have been proposed and applied. However, these structures are currently based on engineering judgement, as design rules are not...
master thesis 2019
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Zhang, H. (author)
Cementitious materials are heterogeneous on mutliple length scales, from nanometres to metres. Consequently, their macroscopic mechanical properties are affected by material structures at all length scales. In pursuit of fundamental understanding the relationship between their multiscale heterogeneous material structure and mechanical properties...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Robijns, Michel (author)
This thesis is part of a greater effort to use machine learning for the development of flexible and universal unresolved-scale models in large eddy simulation (LES). The novelty in the current work is that a neural network learns to predict the integral forms of the unresolved-scale terms directly without a priori assumptions on the underlying...
master thesis 2019
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O'Donnell, J. (author), Truong, L. (author), Boyle, N. (author), Corry, Edward (author), Cao, Jun (author), Laefer, Debra F. (author)
Current processes that create Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) models are time consuming and costly, primarily due to the extensive manual inputs required for model population. In particular, generation of geometric inputs for existing building models requires significant manual intervention due to the absence, or outdated nature of...
journal article 2019
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Koekkoek, Rutger (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Sliedrecht, Henk (author)
In the Netherlands, the assessment of existing prestressed concrete slab-between-girder bridges has revealed that the thin, transversely prestressed slabs may be critical for static and fatigue punching when evaluated using the recently introduced Eurocodes. On the other hand, compressive membrane action increases the capacity of these slabs,...
journal article 2019
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Haage, Samantha (author)
Due to the removal of mangrove forests, coastal zones can suffer from severe erosion. One of the proposed solutions is the construction of permeable structures. This study aims to optimise the design of permeable (brushwood) structures in order to restore the sediment balance and encourage mangrove re-establishment on tropical mud coasts....
master thesis 2018
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van der Veer, Machiel (author)
For remote islands with high energy prices in the tropics, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) can be a reliable energy source to supply a renewable baseload for the energy grid. Also, due to the increasing cooling demand, there is a need for sustainable cooling around the equator. This can be supplied by seawater air-conditioning (SWAC). For...
master thesis 2018
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Rubaij Bouman, Roland (author)
The formation of scour holes is a vital thread of retaining the water infrastructure of rivers. Nowadays, protective filters are used to prevent washing away of the underlying material. Rijkswaterstaat started the program 'Stroomlijn’, in which trees (logs) are cut from the floodplains and placed in a sheltered zone of the river to test whether...
master thesis 2018
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de Jager, R.R. (author)
The liquefaction flow slide is an important failure mechanism for under water slopes composed of sand.<br/><br/>The failure of the sand body is the result of liquefaction of loosely packed sand, which suddenly looses a large part of its strength and starts behaving as a fluid. Liquefaction flow slides occur unexpectedly and develop at a very...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Gnanasundaram, Arun (author)
The whole construct of explicit algebraic Reynolds stress models, as they are known in RANS, is based on the weak equilibrium assumption. By employing this assumption, and in addition, incorporating models for terms in the Reynolds stress transport equations, the system of six partial differential equations can be simplified to an algebraic form...
master thesis 2018
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Taams, Hugo (author)
This thesis report proposes a framework to implement Navigation, Guidance and Control (GNC) systems, that enable point-to-point autonomy for displacement vessels. A model-based control approach is chosen as the basis of the GNC systems. The resulting algorithms are implemented for verification in a 1:25 scale model of a Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD)...
master thesis 2018
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Hedayati, R. (author), Hosseini-Toudeshky, H. (author), Sadighi, M. (author), Mohammadi-Aghdam, M. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
Advances in additive manufacturing (AM) techniques have enabled fabrication of highly porous titanium implants that combine the excellent biocompatibility of bulk titanium with all the benefits that a regular volume-porous structure has to offer (e.g. lower stiffness values comparable to those of bone). Clinical application of such...
journal article 2018
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Vallaeys, Valentin (author), Kärnä, Tuomas (author), Delandmeter, Philippe (author), Lambrechts, Jonathan (author), Baptista, António M. (author), Deleersnijder, E.L.C. (author), Hanert, Emmanuel (author)
The Columbia River (CR) estuary is characterized by high river discharge and strong tides that generate high velocity flows and sharp density gradients. Its dynamics strongly affects the coastal ocean circulation. Tidal straining in turn modulates the stratification in the estuary. Simulating the hydrodynamics of the CR estuary and plume...
journal article 2018
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van Loon, Orin (author)
This study treats the calculation of longitudinal forces on a ship in a lock chamber due to the levelling procedure. The focus will be on the force resulting from the filling jet through the levelling door in the lock, with the main point of interest being the interaction between the ship and the flow resulting from the jet. To understand more...
master thesis 2017
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van de Zande, Bart (author)
Additional thesis - The largest structure of the Dutch Delta Works, that protect the Netherlands against high water levels at sea, is the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier. The Eastern Scheldt barrier is constructed as an<br/>open structure that can separate the Eastern Scheldt estuary from the North Sea. In case that water<br/>levels of +3.00...
student report 2017
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de Jager, R.R. (author), Maghsoudloo, A. (author), Askarinejad, A. (author), Molenkamp, F. (author)
The liquefaction tank is an experimental facility developed to conduct physical scale model tests of liquefaction flow slides. We developed the liquefaction tank to evaluate the performance of advanced numerical models for submerged slopes composed of sand. For the long-term, the research with the liquefaction tank aims at composing a database...
conference paper 2017
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Ashorynejad, H. (author), Javaherdeh, Koroush (author), van den Akker, H.E.A. (author)
In the context of attempts to improve the performance of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells with a heterogeneous porous gas diffusion layer (GDL) consisting of carbon paper, we investigated whether - and to which degree - pulsating the pressure in a single waveform cathode channel affects the flow field in the channel and the...
journal article 2016
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Broere, A. (author)
The protection of breakwater structures is in this research considered. The design of rubble mound concrete armour layers for breakwaters can be divided in a single layer system and a double layer system. The single layer system is nowadays mostly applied because of the high interlocking, high stability of the structure, reduction of concrete...
master thesis 2015
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Lukovic, M. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Savija, B. (author), Ye, G. (author), Copuroglu, O. (author)
Simulation of mechanical behaviour of heterogeneous materials is only possible if the local properties of the components are known. In recent years nano-indentation is being applied on different levels to obtain local mechanical properties. The aim of this paper is to explore various ways to obtain these properties by combining nano-indentation...
conference paper 2015
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Verhagen, H.J. (author)
In physical model tests there is often a need of preventing stones from moving. This can be achieved by gluing the stones. Applying PBA (Polyurethane Bonded Agregate, e.g. Elastocoast) guarantees no moving stones, a normal permeability and a transportable model.
conference paper 2014
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