CIE4130 - Probabilistic Design and Risk Management

CIE5314 - Flood Defences

CIE5060 - MSc Graduation Thesis (in the field of hydraulic structures and flood risk)

Guest lectures for other courses on hydraulic engineering, risk management. Lecturer in several post-academic courses (PAO)

MSc students

All these reports can be downloaded from the repository from the TU Delft library site.

1. B. Frieser (2003) Probabilistic Evacuation Decision Model for River Floods in the Netherlands

2. W. vd Wiel (2003) Probabilistic risk assessment of a system of dike ring areas

3. W. ter Horst (2005) The safety of dike ring areas during flood waves

4. E. de Bruine (2006) Compartimentalization of South Holland for flooding

5. D. van den Hengel (2006) Slachtoffers bij overstromingen – analyse van een slachtoffermodel aan de hand van de Watersnoodramp 1953 en overstromingssimulaties.

6. E. Klaver (2006) Probabilistic analysis of typhoon induced hydraulic boundary conditions for Suo-nada Bay

7. B. Maaskant (2007) – Research on the relationship between flood characteristics and fatalities – based on the flooding of New Orleans caused by hurricane Katrina

8. M. Aalberts (2008) The cost effectiveness of compartmentation of the Orleans Metro Bowl.

9. J. Kuilboer (2009) Improved disaster management with use of Statistics Netherlands data

10. J.P. Verschuure (2009) Possibilities for an engineering consultant as a project developer and investor – a probabilistic approach to and valuation of flexibility of a fully automatic car park

11. L. Mooyaart (2009) De energiepolder – haalbaarheidsstudie naar een getijdecentrale langs de Westerschelde

12. S. Bakker (2010) Uncertainty analysis of the mud infill prediction of the Olokola LNG approach channel

13. R. de Jong (2010) Beheersen van extreme waterstanden in het IJsselmeer

14. F. Hoss (2010) A comprehensive assessment of multilayered safety (meerlaagsveiligheid) in flood risk management

15. M. Geldenhuys (2011) Coastal adaptation to climate change: a case study in Durban, South Africa.

16. M. Zethof (2011) Risk-based control of salt water intrusion for the Rhine-Meuse Estuary

17. A. Miller (2011) Risk to life due to flooding in post-Katrina New Orleans

18. D. Wagenaar (2012) The significance of flood duration for flood damage assessment

19. S. den Hengst (2012) The deltadike concept and the effectiveness of various dike reinforcement alternatives

20. W. Leeuwdrent (2012) Decision alternatives for the safety of the Eastern Scheldt – will it be cost-effective to remove the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier in case of sea level rise?

21. K. Lendering (2012) Polder terminal – risk-based design

22. T. van Zwieteren (2013) Spatial variation in dike safety management for uplist

23. R. Pijpers (2013) Vulnerability of Structural Transitions in Flood Defences Erosion of Grass Covers due to Wave Overtopping

24. B. van Tongeren (2013)  Salt Intrusion Prevention in Locks: Designing a Movable Sill in the Existing Krammer Commercial Navigation Lock

25. J. Vilier (2013) Assessment of the Costs of Business Interruption caused by Large-scale Floods

26. N. Benhaddou (2013) Invloed van getijdewerking op de stabiliteit van de Vlaketunnel

27. R. Imambaks (2013) Energy Storage: It’s inevitable, Gravity Power: A preliminary feasibility study


29. J. van Mechelen (2013) Multifunctional flood defences, Reliability analysis of the structure inside the dike

30. D. Schonfeld (2013) Fatigue of steel locks

31. J. Pablo Lopez Gumucio (2013) Design of Quay Walls using the Finite Element Method - The importance of relieving structures in quay walls

32. T. van Erp (2013) Influence and applicability of the Eurocode for locks that are part of the flood defence system

33. I.Oujamaa (2013) Evaluation of the usability of a rapid flood model

34. W.J. Klerk (2013) Load interdependencies of flood defences - A new methodology for incorporating load interdependencies in flood risk analysis of lowland rivers


36. K.  Stoeten (2013) Hurricane surge risk reduction for Galveston Bay


38. M. van Breukelen (2013)  Improvement and scale enlargement of the inflatable rubber barrier concept. A case study applicable to the Bolivar Roads barrier, Texas, USA

39. Bischiniotis, K. (2013) Cost optimal river dike design using probabilistic methods


41. Sedaghat (2013) Gravity Power Module

42. J.G. Bergsma (2013) Immersed Tunnels in Subarctic Conditions

43. Galema (2013) Design of quay walls using finite element analysis

44. P. de Vries (2014) the Bolivar Roads Storm Surge barrier, a conceptual design of the environmental section

45. P. Landa (2014) Wave Overtopping Resilient 'Afsluitdijk': Design Procedures for Landward Slope Erosion Stability during Large Overtopping Volume Events

46. R. Slijk (2014) Standardization in river locks

47. B Kibrit (2014) Pumped hydropower storage in the Netherlands. A study at large-scale energy storage and the transformation of the Slufter from a silt depot to a pumped hydro-electricity storage system

48. T. van Manen (2014) An adaptive pumping station at the Afsluitdijk

49. H. Smaling (2014)  Hydrodynamic loading on the shaft of a gravity based offshore wind turbine

50. I. Karimi (2014)  The Conceptual Design of the Bolivar Roads Navigational Surge Barrier. PDEng thesis


52. M. Kruis (2014) Structural Analysis of Polyurethane Bonded Aggregate on Block Revetments

53. C. van Heemst (2014) Stability of a crown wall on a breakwater

54. J.S.W. Pawirokromo  (2014) Design of a flood proof storage tank

55. K. Tian (2014) Tokyo Bay storm surge barrier: A conceptual design of the moveable barrier

56. T.S. Albers (2014) Emergency closure of dike breaches: The effect and applicability of emergency measures

57. E.C. van Berchum (2014) Pumped Hydro Storage: Pressure Cavern

58. P.S.P. van Loon (2014) A cost optimal design of a sea dike: Using probabilistic methods and flexibility in the distribution of the total failure probability over the various failure mechanisms

59. K. van der Valk (2014) Life Cycle Costs: a comparison between inflatable and traditional barriers

60. R.A. Lievens (2014) Process data analysis: Using a Bayesian Network approach to model processes in the Marine Contracting practice

61. A. Zorgdrager (2014) Feasibility study on the application of fiber-reinforced polymers in large lock gates

62. S.D. Woudstra (2014) Design and feasibility study for the application of an inflatable rubber structure in a navigation lock

63. J. Smulders (2014) Dynamic Assessment of the Bolivar Roads Navigational Barge Gate Barrier

64. Y. Li (2015) Protection of Shanghai from Flooding: 'Open or closable navigational section?’

65. M. Danad (2015) The reuse of caissons in the Port of Rotterdam

66. R.W. Bijlard, Strength of the grass sod on dikes during wave overtopping

67. C.J.W. Habets (2015) Performance-based seismic analysis of an anchored sheet pile quay wall

68. J. de Greef (2015) Interaction between flood defences and pipelines subject to induced earthquake loads in Groningen

69. M.H. Schlepers (2015) A conceptual design of the Houston Ship Channel Barrier

70. M. de Kloet (2015) Tidal Wave Energy Converter

71. T. van der Aart (2015) A future proof Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier

72. K.K.M. Ko (2015) Realising a floating city

73. M.L. Taccari (2015) Study upon the possible influence of animal burrows on the failure of the levee of San Matteo along the Secchia river

74. E. Winde (2015) Modelling of dikes under earthquakes

75. R. de Boer (2015) Building with Nature solutions Houston Galveston Bay

76. M.A. Azikçi (2015) Numerical analysis of the Forchheimer coefficients and the maximum pressures for a dike with impermeable core and permeable Elastocoast layer

77. T.R. Weeda (2015) Feasibility study of lowering the Beneluxtunnel

78. S.D. Dijkstra (2015) Zakkende grond op ankers

79. K. Rippi (2015) Structural reliability analysis of a dike with a sheet pile wall: Coupling Reliability methods with Finite Elements

80. S. van Rossum (2015) Road toward a standardized lock gate: Design of a concrete modular rolling arc gate

81. P. Oosterloo (2015) A method to calculate the probability of dike failure due to wave overtopping, including the infragravity waves and morphological changes

82. J. Rip (2015) Probabilistic downtime analysis for complex marine projects: A state-of-the-art model based on Markov theory to generate binary workability sequences for sequential operations

83. T.F.A. van Eijk (2016) Gravity Based Foundation: Scour and design optimisation 

84. O. Tieleman (2016) The dynamic behaviour of pump gates in the Afsluitdijk: Application of semi-analytical fluid-structure interaction models

85. G.J. Vos (2016) Decision Support Method for the Initial Selection of a Breakwater Alternative in Dutch Inland Waterway

86. J.C. Roest (2016) Chicago Fish Barrier: The design of a fish free passage for vessels between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes

87. Y. Jongerius (2016) Reliability of a dike influenced by a building: Development of a probabilistic method for slope stability of a dike containing a building inside the soil profile

88. J. Kentrop (2016) Design and reliability evaluation of a glass flood defence

89. F. de Haan (2016) Dynamic loading of existing quay structures by induced earthquakes

90. P.S. Everts (2016) Probabilistic Design of a Rubble Mound Breakwater

91. S.G. Dorrepaal (2016) Closure of the New Waterway: An adaptive and innovative design for a navigation lock in Rotterdam

92. C.T.J.D.M. Steenbergen (2016) Optimization sheet pile wall test: 'Project Overstijgende Verkenning Macrostabiliteit'

93. W.A. van Elsäcker (2016) Evaluation of seismic induced liquefaction and related effects on dynamic behaviour of anchored quay walls

94. Z. Wang (2016) Reliability Analysis for the Flood Defence System along the Huangpu River, Shanghai

95. N.Okumura (2016) Evaluation of a tsunami risk-reduction system for Kamakura, Japan

96. A.R. Gerritse (2016) Load principles for drive mechanisms of Miter gates: Assessing suitablitliy of current codes and guidelines for drive mechanisms

97. H.Y. Suh Heo (2016) Wave-induced stem breakage in a vegetated foreshore and its implication on probability of flooding

98. K.Z. Bekarlar (2016) Steel–Concrete–Steel Sandwich Immersed Tunnels For Large Spans

99. E. Plomp-van der Sar (2016) Probabilistic design of the Land Barrier on the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

100. D.A.A.N. Vermeij (2016) Flood risk reduction interventions for the New York City subway system: A research on the impact of storm surge and sea level rise on the safety against flooding in urban delta's

101. M. Hendriks (2016) Local Hydroelectric Energy Storage: A feasibility study about a small scale energy storage system combining hydropower, gravity power, spring power and air pressure

102. J. Winkel (2016) Large diameter dolphin piles: The effect of the inner soil on their local buckling resistance

103. B.P.M. Horsten (2016) Design Study of a Flexible-Membrane Tsunami Barrier Concept

104. P.W.M. Heemskerk (2016) Technical feasibility of the Tilting Lock: Structural and morphological analysis of the trench required for the Tilting Lock in a case study at the Haringvliet bridge

105. P.A. Korswagen Eguren (2016) Structural Damage to Masonry Housing due to Earthquake-Flood Multi-Hazards\

106. E.H.F. Vossenaar (2017) The effects of induced earthquakes on the breakwaters in Groningen

107. C.J. van Zaal (2017) Eco-friendly closure of tidal river systems: a case study on the Hollandsche IJssel

108. D. Cornelissen (2017) Robustness quantification for navigation locks that are part of the primary flood defense: A study into the effect of increasing the reliability requirement of structural elements on the robustness of the structural system

109. N. van der Zee (2017) The local influence of a house on the inner slope stability

110. N. Van Oorschot( 2017) Deformable and energy absorbing protection against ship collision

111. B. Edmondson (2017) Collision Resistance of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Lock Gates: A study of the behaviour and damage during collision

112. P. Teengs (2017) Analysis of a rolling FRP lock gate: + stability during movement

113. R. Winter (2017) Feasibility Study: FRP Jetties: Investigating the Technical- and Economic Feasibility and Sustainability Aspects of Fiber-reinforced Plastic Jetties

114. L. de Vilder (2017) Offshore pumped hydropower storage: Technical feasibility study on a large energy storage facility on the Dogger Bank

115. W. Bruijn (2017) Probabilistic downtime analysis for complex marine projects: Development of a modular Markov model that generates binary workability sequences for sequential marine operations

116. J. Veldhuizen (2017) Flow-Induced Vibrations of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Hydraulic Gates

117. L. Feihong (2017) Analyzing the influence of compound events on flooding in the downstream reach of the Houston Ship Channel

118. M. Godfroij (2017) Quantifying Wave Attenuation by Nature-based Solutions in the Galveston Bay

119. N. Reza (2017) Research into pile toe failure in Amazonehaven

120. O. Binneveld (2017) Re-Design of a Current State Push Based Towards a Future State Pull Based Logistic System: A case study into the flower auction order handling process at Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer by discrete event simulation

121. M. van Montfoort (2018) Safety assessment method for macro-stability of dikes with high foreshores

122. M. van Saase (2018) The conceptual design of a Tidal Power Plant in the Brouwersdam

123. R. van Montfort (2018) Insufficiency of immersion joints in existing immersed tunnels: Case study on functioning of Gina-seal and Omega-seal in the Kil Tunnel

124. S. Butter (2018) Engineering Critical Assessment for girth welds in reeled pipeline: Development of a probabilistic methodology

125. G. van Rinsum (2018) Grass revetment reinforcements: A study into the effectiveness of measures applied during critical conditions.

126. M. Stam (2018) Reliability of willows for wave load reduction on river dikes: Design and maintenance principles for willow vegetation based on the quantified natural and knowledge uncertainties

127. L. de Vito (2018) The future cruise terminal in the port of Rotterdam

128. C. Heuberger (2018) Assessment of the dynamic response of a floating pontoon bridge with a fiber reinforced polymer superstructure

129. B. van Maris (2018) Wave loads on vertical walls: Validation of design methods for non-breaking waves of bimodal spectra

130. K. Oudenbroek (2018) Experimental research on hydrodynamic failure of river bridges on spread footings

131. K. van Reenen (2018) Een aanpasbaar afvoercomplex in de Nieuwe Waterweg

132. H. van Oorschot (2018) Stability of rock-based emergency measures based on the Grave Weir calamity

133. L. Torres Dueñas (2018) Flood Risk Assessment of the Clear Creek Watershed considering compound events

134. N. den Adel (2018) Load testing of a quay wall: Evaluating the use of load testing by application of Bayesian updating

135. J. Tuin (2018) Optimal construction and transportation method for gravity based foundations for offshore wind farms on commercial scale: Application of a new developed design method

136. G. Torres Alves (2018)  Reliability Analysis of the Nezahualcoyotl Dike in the Aztec City of Tenochtitlan

137. H. de Jong (2018) Optimizing closure works: A case study on the Kalpasar closure dam

138. B. Dudink (2018) A parametric decision model for navigational lock components: With the Prinses Marijkesluizen as case study

139. S. Sellés Valls (2018) Climate Change Impact Assessment on Ports: Overview and Gap Analysis

140. M. Levinson (2018) Standardization of Mitre Gates: Standardizing steel mitre gates within existing navigation locks in the Netherlands

141. N. van den Berg (2018) Spatial integration of dike reinforcements: Development of a method that compares the spatial influence of design alternatives

142. P. Sanchez Gomez (2018) Risk-based Optimization of Reservoir Emergency Operations

143. T. van der Wel (2018) Reliability based Assessment of Quay Walls

144. D. Fiolet (2019) Fragility Curves

145. I. Aranguren Rojas (2019) Quantitative Flood Risk Analysis of Road Infrastructures

146. M. Teeuwen (2019) Damage to Buildings

147. L. Bakker (2019) Design of a joint for floating tunnels

148. Y. Mao (2019) Wave impacts on vertical coastal structures with overhangs

149. R. Wesstein (2019) Cost comparison of the different safety classes for quay wall design

150. R. Vorderegger (2019) Optimization of gate design in the Afsluitdijk based on dynamic wave impact

151. B. van Olst (2019) Conceptual parametric design tool for navigation locks or weirs

152. C. Zhang (2019) Overtopping hazard reduction at Churchill Barriers, Scotland

153. A. Kemper (2019) Towards Risk-based Prioritisation of Primary Navigation Locks

154. L. Rodriguiz Galvez (2019) Dune Based Alternative to Coastal Spine Land Barrier in Galveston Bay

155. S. de Jong (2019) Local buckling of combi-wall tubular piles connected to rigid floor slabs

156. N. Overkamp (2019) Modelling a gravitational launch of gravity based foundations for offshore wind turbines

157. B. Verbeek (2019) Modelling dike breach formation

158. J. Jansen (2019) Ship collision on temporary structures

159. R. Ansorena Ruiz (2020) Conceptual design of the Valmeer's pump storage station of the DELTA21 plan

160. F. Leferink (2020) Research into the application of undrained analysis with critical state soil mechanics approach for the design of a quay wall

161. W. van Klaveren (2020) Backward erosion piping: Experiments on erosion and progression rate

162. P. Dannenberg (2020) Evacuation in flood threat scenarios

163. R. van der Vaart (2020) Water Entrance Kinderdijk

164. A. Brussee (2020) Improving flood fatality risk assessment for river flooding in the Netherlands

165. V. van Delft (2020) Global buckling mechanism of sheet piles

166. L. Swaalf (2020) Reliability of Submerged floating tunnels

167. P. van de Stroet (2020) Dike stabilisation under uplift conditions using stabilisation columns

168. C. van Marrewijk (2020) Form Finding for a Submerged Floating Tunnel

169. B. Stikvoort (2020) Ship collision on inflatable weirs

170. D. Huijsman (2020) Adaptation of marine locks against sea level rise

171. D. Demmerer (2020) Shear Capacity of Large Structural Elements

172. M. van der Velden (2020) Nature-based bank design for the east side of Buiteneiland, IJburg, Amsterdam


Involvement in the work of guest researchers and Msc students at other universities

P. Risher (MSc student Unesco IHE) (2009) Human Storm Surge Vulnerability in Bangladesh - Risk Factors for Mortality

F. Kranen (MSc student RU Groningen) (2010) Flood Risk Management Strategies for Delta Regions Balancing resistance and resilience in unique contexts