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Xyloudis, N. (author)
Offshore wind turbines are exposed to complex irregular and highly fluctuating environmental conditions. The analysis is, therefore commonly performed in the time domain, resulting in a time consuming and computationally demanding optimization process. In order to reduce the computational cost, an optimization approach using the principle of...
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Huisman, M. (author)
The Smit sawing wire system was used in the salvage operation of the Baltic Ace. The sawing wire was drilled underneath the wreck and connected to two barges on opposite sides. Winches were placed on the barges to make a controlled cut through the wreck by pulling the sawing wire back and forth. The cut was made in an upward direction. While the...
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Kramer, R. (author)
Momentarily the determination of the static stability of rock on mild slopes can be split in roughly two paths, the empirical and the physical approach. However, both the approaches have their limitations from which one could conclude that neither approach is currently an accurate description of the stability of rock on mild slopes under wave...
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Apostolidis, E. (author)
The offshore industry and especially the oil and gas production, has faced a remarkable growth in the last decades, causing an increase in the population of offshore structures. The overwhelming majority of these structures are bottom founded and mostly made out of steel. Over these decades much experience has been gained with the design and...
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Van Osselen, K.R. (author)
Dutch flood protections are assessed every five to six years in a nationwide safety assessment round. During the last assessment round large dike stretches in the Dutch Wadden Sea could not meet the safety requirements, and were assessed with failure. Dike strengthening is therefore needed in these areas. However, in front of these dike salt...
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Ten Bokkel Huinink, J.G.F. (author)
A large part of the Netherlands consists of polder area. Therefore the inhabitants have to rely on the Dutch flood defence system to protect them against floods. A vast network of drainage canals ensures that the seepage water and the precipitation water is transported from the polders toward the outside water. There are several mechanisms which...
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Koudstaal, K. R. (author)
The maximum wave run-up on a beach is an important factor in the design of coastal protection measures. Therefore, it is desired to predict this run-up based on numerical models. In this thesis, this is done with the use of the model XBeach. Wave run-up consists of multiple components: a swash height, S, and a wave set-up, <η>. The swash height...
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van den Bosch, B.A.P. (author)
Land reclamations in deltaric areas provide space to meet the demand for a safe place to live and work. Sand, a traditional filling material in some locations is becoming scarcer. An alternative filling material is mud. Mud consists of clay, silt, sand, organic material, water and gas. Therefore, it is a versatile material and difficult to...
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van Rooijen, E.J. (author)
Confluences are special, complex elements within river systems which have been subject of much research. However, little attention has been given to the effects of density differences in confluences. The aim of this research is to see when and how density differences are important in confluences with respect to other occurring flow structures....
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Heemskerk, P.W.M. (author)
The Tilting Lock is an innovative solution for locations where road traffic crosses marine traffic overhead by a bridge. The occurrence of traffic jams at a bridge during the passage of vessels can be reduced by the construction of a Tilting Lock. By 'submerging' the vessels in the Tilting Lock underneath the bridge, the Tilting Lock increases...
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Tas, S. (author)
Coastal protection in the Mekong Delta is of paramount importance. The low-lying coastal area has always been vulnerable to flooding by extreme events, but the coastal erosion and consequent land losses have increased to alarming magnitude in the most recent years. This MSc thesis aims to pro- vide insight in the optimal protection strategy for...
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Roukens, G.A. (author)
All harbours require frequent dredging to cope with sedimentation. In certain cases the deposited sediment/silt forms a weak soil layer referred to as fluid mud. The top layer is often used as nautical bottom, while its presence is not necessarily harmful to the vessel. This could lead to the conclusion that the safety margin underneath a vessel...
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Julianus, E.J.B. (author)
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de Boer, G.G. (author)
This thesis report considers the topic of sustainable marina development. This term can be understood to be a combination of two terms; “sustainable development” and “marina”. Sustainable development in this research study has been considered in relation to the coastal zone and basically entails an approach to ensure a balance between the...
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Horsten, B.P.M. (author)
The inundation height of the Tohoku tsunami of 2011 exceeded the design levels of many coastal barriers and several structures collapsed. Hundreds of seawalls and breakers are (planned to be) (re)built in the Tohoku district. There is much debate about the conventional tsunami walls and it is therefore suggested to consider alternative tsunami...
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Heineke, D.C. (author)
In this thesis, the improvement and extension of the North Sea Storm Atlas is studied. The North Sea Storm Atlas is a new statistical approach for rapid flood forecasting in coastal areas. The method is based on a large database of potential weather scenarios. A detailed hydrodynamic numerical model (WAQUA-in-Simona/DCSM98) has been used to...
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Smorenburg, F.J. (author)
The main goal in this research is to predict how translation waves evolve in a canal and what the consequences for the workability of water-borne construction equipment are. Translation waves arise due to filling and emptying of lock systems. In this research the measures to reduce effects of translation waves are control options related to the...
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de Way, M.P. (author)
This research comprised of an investigation into outer-dike flood risks. Both direct and indirect risks were considered and an extensive uncertainty analysis was performed. Additionally, an assessment on environmental risks and protective measures was made based on the pilot of the industrial harbour the Botlek.
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Fennis, F. (author)
Double Master of Science in Hydraulic Engineering (Civil Engineering and Geosciences) and Applied Mathematics (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) - It is of importance to know how the water is behaving in rivers due to the dangers, such as flooding and eroding of land, it can bring with it. Present day we are still...
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Wong, A.L.Z. (author)
Wave climate in harbours determines for a significant part the efficiency of harbour operations. A good prediction of the hydrodynamics is therefore regarded as indispensable, which is often done by means of advanced numerical modelling. This study is a part of the Joint Industry Project XBeach. The goal of this research is to determine the...
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