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Kortendijk, Coen (author)
A recurring problem in vibration based structural health monitoring (SHM) is environmental variability influencing the dynamic characteristics, potentially masking the measurable consequences of small defects. The Haringvlietbrug, a box girder bridge, is used to study this influence of temperature on natural vibrations of steel bridges. Using...
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Meijer, Berend (author)
The aim of this thesis is to propose a simple technique to estimate the maximum impact forces acting on bridge piers in the event of ship collisions. This technique is determined for Dutch commercial inland waterway ships (CEMT classes) and set up to be applied by bridge engineers to determine the required bridge pier strength. Many collision...
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Wankhade, Aditya (author)
Fiber Bragg Gratings and its application in various fields is an active area of research. Its high sensitivity, low cost and maintenance is gaining high attention in the various upcoming fields. As the Fiber Bragg Gratings can be used in various capacities, its operation as sensor is explored in this research. The primary aim of this research is...
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Markolefas, Panagiotis (author)
The preliminary design of wind turbine support structures within an offshore wind farm plays a significant role in decreasing the costs involved and is pivotal in establishing the wind sector as a leading contributor towards a sustainable future. During the early design stages, the optimization of structural dimensions, which involves a large...
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Reijtenbagh, Jesse (author)
Turbulent scalar mixing is prominent in all sorts of situations, being it in air pollution or making tea. However, this does not often lead to a homogeneously mixed fluid, but rather leads to regions of higher concentrations next to regions with significantly lower concentrations. This can be characterized by dividing the concentration field in...
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Honardar, Siavash (author)
In the city of Amsterdam, many structures, such as houses,bridges and quay walls, are founded on wooden piles. In order to gain insightinto the safety of such structures, assessment of the foundations is required.As part of an experimental framework assessing the safety of bridges and quaywalls in the city of Amsterdam, a...
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Khalik, Alan (author)
With data-driven control it is possible to design a controller for systems with non-parametric models. The intermediate step of modelling or identification of the system is not necessary, because a non-parametric model of the system can be obtained by means of experimental data. In the linear time-invariant (LTI) framework, these non-parametric...
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Smith, Ruaridh (author)
The Southern Chotts and Jeffara Basins are situated within the Saharan Domain of Central Tunisia, North Africa. The Southern Chotts Basin hosts reservoirs within the Triassic, Permian and Ordovician units that contain significant hydrocarbon accumulations whilst the Jeffara Basin contains outcrop analogues of the same hydrocarbon­bearing...
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Gerritsma, Isabel (author)
Degrading mangrove forests and coinciding erosive coastlines is an urgent global concern. Mangroves are essential for their interaction with hydrodynamic and sediment processes at mangrove-mud coasts. Earlier on, solutions were sought in building ’hard’ structures, such as concrete sea walls, to lower incoming wave energy and enhance...
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Rodiftsis, Athanasios (author)
When designing for structural performance, the geometry of the load-bearing elements is crucial for achieving the required stability. This is even more important in structural forms, such as shells and arches that are predominantly designed by their structural requirements. However, the typical design process starts with the design by the...
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Stikvoort, Bram (author)
In the Meuse seven weirs are located in the Dutch reaches, controlling the water level to enable inland navigation through the river. The weirs are being scheduled for replacement, where weir Grave is the first one in 2028. They are reaching their end-of-life time. One of the main issues that became of more importance in the recent years is ship...
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Wils, Kevin (author)
Quantum computing is a new form of computational technology, which can potentially be used to solve certain problems faster than is possible using classical computers. For this reason, there is an industry drive to develop early quantum computing applications. In this thesis, an overview of quantum computing technologies is provided, along with...
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Huijsman, Nino (author)
The Netherlands has always been threatened by water. To protect flood-prone areas flood defenses have been constructed. To guarantee that they keep meeting the requirements systematic assessments take place. Since 2017, these assessments are performed according to the ‘Wettelijke beoordelingsinstrumentarium’ resulting in a safety judgment...
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Srivastava, Jayant (author)
Study relating Acoustic Emission (AE) energy to fracture energy has been conducted in the past and a correlation has been reported between the two. The scope of these studies has remained limited to laboratory size specimens with known crack location and the energy release being investigated on a global scale. The objective of this research is...
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van Wijnen, Wouter (author)
To meet the climate goals set by the government, the building sector needs to reduce its contribution to the environmental burden on society. However, the current situation in the Netherlands presents a major challenge to build more to reduce the housing shortage, while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. Therefore,...
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Lăpădat, Alexandru Mihai (author)
Under urban sprawl the trend of new established complex structures has rapidly increased. In this context little importance has been given to maintenance, even if this represents an important step in combating and avoiding disasters and developing improved future structural designs. Over the last years low-cost Global Navigation Satellite System...
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Thakur, Kartik (author)
The demand for using thin-walled composite structures for instance, in aircraft and ships are rising in the industry. These structures contain material interfaces, and at these interfaces, the structure exhibits non-smooth field behavior which is known as weak discontinuity. It is essential to study the effects of such discontinuities on the...
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Abad Gonzalez, Jose Antonio (author)
Steel trusses are the preferred structures when large distances are required to span due to its lightweight, the reduced deflection and its load bearing capacity. Although nowadays with the help of computational tools more efficient designs can be achieved, the geometrical shape of trusses has barely changed. This is mainly due to the ease of the...
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van Honk, Quint (author)
Construction logistics has a negative impact on the urban environment. Therefore, in this study, construction logistics structures are designed for residential and non-residential development that should reduce the negative effects of construction-related transport in cities. These structures were made for the urban development project IJburg II...
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Helsdingen, Martijn (author)
Vertical sliding valves that are part of a filling and emptying system of a lock are often subjected to an underflow of water during emptying and filling. The flow induces time varying forces on the structure which leads to dynamic behaviour of the valve. Whether the structure is in the range of resonance and what the amplitude of the vibrations...
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