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Van den Akker, P. (author)
At the moment, for determining the safety of the dike ring areas around the IJsselmeer a possible failure of the Afsluitdijk is assumed to have no influence on loads occurring on the IJsselmeer dikes. As failure of the Afsluitdijk is always possible, the consequences of such a failure should be investigated. The objective of this thesis is to...
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Kisoensingh, J. (author)
Over the last centuries, Dutch rivers such as the Rhine have been heavily trained for the purpose of the safe discharge of water, sediment and ice, and navigability. After the notorious flood events of 1993 and 1995 along the Rhine, new large-scale river works were initiated, such as the Room for the River (RfR) programme, to increase flood...
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Groenenboom, J. (author)
The tide-dominated Scheldt estuary is located in the southwest of the Netherlands. From the Dutch-Belgian border seawards, it consists of a system of channels and shoals and an ebb-tidal delta facing the North Sea. The behaviour of non-cohesive (sand) and cohesive (mud) sediment particles in the area are (until now) generally studied using...
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Olij, D.J.C. (author)
In this thesis 6 wave climate reduction methods are described and evaluated. Of these methods, 3 are commonly used in literature and 3 are machine learning methods that are adjusted so that they can be used for the reduction of a wave climate. The evaluation is executed with the use of a Delft3D model of the coast of Durban, South Africa.
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Zeng, H. (author)
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Schlepers, M.H. (author)
The frequency of hurricanes along any 80 km segment of the Coast of Texas is about 1 in 6 years (Roth,2009). On average, 4 major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) occur every century in the Houston-Galveston Region (Needham and Keim, 2011). In addition, the region is very vulnerable: Houston is the fourth biggest city in the US, over 6 million...
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Swart, R.N. (author)
There are many locations where the accumulation of mud poses a problem. In lakes it can have a negative influence on the ecological situation and in port basins it can hinder traffic. Usually these mud deposits are removed periodically with regular dredging vessels. Looking at the continuous nature of the mud deposition and at the trend of an...
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Van Zuylen, J.A. (author)
The rivers in the South-West of The Netherlands flow over an erosion-resistant bed, consisting of peat and clay, overlying non-cohesive sediments. As they are experiencing general incision, the erosion resistant layer becomes thinner and sometimes locally breaks, exposing the more easily eroded non-cohesive sediments. Consequently sudden scour...
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Ko, K.K.M. (author)
People are already living on water for centuries in some places around the world. However, the concept of building on water has been reintroduced with a new idea in the last two decades. The new idea is to realise a very large floating structure which is as big as a city. Instead of multiple independent floating houses forming a floating...
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Watté, K.A.A. (author)
As the LNG market continues to grow internationally, Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU’s) have become an increasingly important component as governments and private companies strive for faster, cheaper and more flexible means of re-gasifying. In order to have a FSRU mooring system which is equally fast deliverable, standardization...
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De Boer, R. (author)
The enormous damage caused by hurricane Ike in the year 2008 has been the main incentive for several structural flood risk reduction plans in the Houston-Galveston Bay area. One of them is the ’Ike Dike’, a large-scale coastal barrier which closes Galveston Bay to prevent penetration of hurricane surges. A momentum gain for flood risk reduction...
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Evers, G.A. (author)
A dike is designed for an extreme event which greatly exceed the situation under daily circumstances. The expected loading during such an event is, however, difficult to estimate. Inherent uncertainties in nature and epistemic uncertainties in models and statistical data impede a clear verdict about the exact loading on a dike. Consequently,...
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Vargas Solis, A. (author)
The response of longshore sediment transport to the morphodynamic state of the beach was assessed with the use of the process based numerical model, Delft 3D. For this purpose, idealized simulation bathymetries that reflect morphological characteristics of two different beach states (namely longshore bar and trough and transverse bar and rip)...
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Tisheh, I. (author)
Future-proof design of quay walls is an interesting issue in civil Engineering, because of the dynamic environment in which quay walls are operating. Designers are confronted with time-changing requirements such as larger retaining heights and heavier loads. However, a technical and financial analysis has revealed that the design of new quay...
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Leontaris, G. (author)
During the past years a lot of attention has been drawn towards the development of renewables, due to the expected depletion of fossil fuels and political decisions. Offshore wind energy is considered as one of the most promising renewable energy sources, however the cost of offshore wind farms have not yet reached competitive levels. Hence...
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Tenthof van Noorden, C. (author)
The coastal bathymetry is one of the most essential inputs for understanding, monitoring and modelling the coastal environment. A remote sensing technique called marine radar may overcome disadvantages of present monitoring techniques and has the advantage to obtain measurements with a high spatial and temporal resolution. A Fast Fourier...
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Weeda, T.R. (author)
The persistent increase of container vessel dimensions requires ports to adapt their wet infrastructure in order to compete with their competitors. However, in some cases waterway tunnels are expected to restrict the maximum depth. The Beneluxtunnel in Rotterdam is an example of such a tunnel. To allow more depth, the possibility of lowering...
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De Greef, J. (author)
In the province of Groningen in recent years strong induced earthquakes are observed, during which a lot of energy is released in the form of seismic waves. These ultimately lead to horizontal ground accelerations at the ground surface, which affect amongst other things the stability of embankments. The main question to be answered in this...
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Van der Leer, N.A. (author)
In the last century, various tidal rivers in Europe have seen a large tidal amplication, which is believed to be caused by the deepening and channelization of these rivers. Additionally, large increases in suspended sediment concentrations induced by flood dominance are thought to have decreased the effective hydraulic drag, enhancing further...
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Winde, H.P. (author)
In the last decades, induced earthquakes were caused by the extraction of gas in the Dutch province of Groningen. Both magnitude and frequency of these earthquakes are expected to increase in the following years, causing a threat for the flood defence system. To guarantee the safety against flooding, it is required to take the influence of...
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