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Rip, J. (author)
A marine operations encounters downtime if its operational limit is exceeded during project execution. Accurate information about the expected downtime during a marine project is important information in the tender phase of such a project. The purpose of this thesis is therefore to give insight in the available methods for downtime analysis in...
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Hekstra, M.A. (author)
Mixing systems are used in deep lakes to prevent blue algae from rapidly growing. Air bubbles rise from the bed, dragging water from below upwards. The resulting vertical circulation suppresses blue algae growth. However, these systems demand electricity of about €25,000 per km2 per year. The airlift promises to mix the water more efficiently,...
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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 Aarle, R.R.J. (author)
This study is about the effect of outer-delta bottom topographies adaptations on salt water intrusion in estuaries. An increase in salt water intrusion is considered as problematic in a lot of estuaries in the world. Various solutions are developed in the past to reduce salt water intrusion. These solutions have also negative side effects. An...
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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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Rippi, A. (author)
Some dike sections in the Netherlands failed to comply with the safety standards and one of the most promising countermeasures is the construction of retaining walls inside the dike. The Dutch design codes for dikes with retaining walls rely on Finite Element Analysis (FEM) in combination with partial safety factors. However, this can lead to...
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Van der Meer, A.W. (author)
In the dimensional averaged numerical models, that are used for practicle purposes, there need to be accounted for three-dimensional processes. Amongst others a bank shear stress parameterization need to be incorperated. This master thesis focusses on the outer-bank shear stress in order to obtain a parameterization for the outer-bank shear...
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Dokter, J.C. (author)
Large parts of the Netherlands are exposed to the threats of flooding due to the influence of high water coming from the North Sea region, due to high discharge of rivers like the Meuse and Rhine or due to a combination of North Sea water levels and river discharges. In order to cope these threats, strategies are developed in the Delta Program...
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Anker, J.C. (author)
On the south-west coast of Namibia, diamonds were trapped during the Quaternary on bedrock platforms and in bedrock gullies. These were formed by differential erosion due to wave action. The diamonds originated from Kimberlite diamond pipes within the catchment area of the Orange River in South-Africa and Botswana. This river eroded the diamonds...
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Oosterlo, P. (author)
In this thesis, a method was developed, with which the infragravity waves and morphological changes of a sandy foreshore are included in the calculation of the probability of dike failure due to wave overtopping. Constructing a natural foreshore in front of the dike can be an attractive and innovative method to decrease the failure probability....
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Van Rossum, S. (author)
Rijkswaterstaat asks whether and how navigation locks can be standardized and if it could result in cost savings. This graduation work focused on finding how one could standardize one part of the navigation locks, namely the lock gate. Besides, finding an innovative idea for the lock gate was also part of the agenda. This resulted in the design...
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Van Schaick, S.J. (author)
The overall behaviour of the tide-dominated Western Scheldt is in general well known. Its multichannel-system consists of ebb and flood channels, separated by intertidal areas; the tidal flats. The estuary shows a dynamic behaviour of erosion and sedimentation of the tidal flats. A large flow slide occurred at the tidal flat of Walsoorden in...
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Van Leeuwen, Y.B. (author)
Maintenance dredging, as a result of port and channel sedimentation, can have a large share in overall maintenance costs of a port. A smart design can minimize the amount of maintenance dredging and thus improve the profitability of a port but also the long-term sustainability. As the preliminary design stages are often decisive for the final...
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Wit, E.M. (author)
A recurrent challenge in the hydraulic engineering is to establish the required stone diameter for a stone protection on mild slopes, since the stability of gravel on a mild slope is not yet sufficiently covered by existing design methods. The objective of this study is to investigate the relation between the loads and the stability of stones on...
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De Weerdt, B.J. (author)
This study has as main objective to `make recommendations for improvement of the objective evaluation of the effectiveness of the Sand Engine'. The Frame of Reference methodology, a tool developed by Van Koningsveld (2003), is used to map the evaluation of effectiveness. This approach is used descriptively as well as prescriptively. A...
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Habets, F.C. (author)
Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of South Africa’s biggest cities and has one of the busiest ports in Africa. To maintain Durban’s current economic position the Durban Port has to expand, which is problematic due to a lack of space. A solution is to develop a completely new port: the...
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Mou, Y. (author)
As human beings are becoming more and more aware of importance of the environment, resorts to clean energy have provoked great interest for the past decades. As a sort of clean power, wind has been widely considered as an ideal energy source to generate electricity. That is why the offshore wind farm plans have been drawn up, specifically in...
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Weijenborg, A.J. (author)
Monitoring of coastal hydrodynamics over a relatively large spatial extent and a long temporal period is essential to assess the impact of coastline interventions on several functions. An example of a recent coastline intervention is the Sand Engine, a pilot project for optimization of (future) coastline maintenance. This innovative pilot...
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Azikci, M.A. (author)
The Van der Meer formula for amour stability takes the Iribarren number, number of waves and damage level into account. It also contains a factor P which describes the “notional permeability” of the breakwater. This factor is based on the fact that a more permeable structure dissipates more energy and hence requires less heavy armouring. Its...
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