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Feasibility assessment of a grass cover dike in a coastal wetland setting : towards a design tool

Horstman, M.C. (2020) Feasibility assessment of a grass cover dike in a coastal wetland setting : towards a design tool.

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Abstract:This research is the final work of my MSc Civil Engineering and Management at the Water Engineering and Management department at the University of Twente. The thesis subject was exciting to work on due to the applicability and the broad scope from coastal wetlands to the hydraulic engineering of a coastal structure. I worked on this project from February 2020 till September 2020 under the supervision of Sander Post, Bas Borsje and Kathelijne Wijnberg. This thesis was carried out in collaboration with the Rivers & Coasts Department at Royal HaskoningDHV. I would like to thank Royal HaskoningDHV for the provided opportunity, resources and internal knowledge to perform this thesis at their offices in Ammersfoort and Rotterdam. I would also like to thank the Wetterskyp Friesland, who commissioned my thesis on the Koehool-Lauwesmeer dike trajectory. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the persons who had an impact on this final work. My special thanks go to Sander Post for his constant and valuable guidance. His input at every meeting and availability for discussion have substantially increased the quality of this research. The knowledge of Stef Broersen on the OpenFOAM numerical modelling was essential and highly appreciated. The calls with Leslie Mooyaart showing his interest in the project and giving new insights certainly helped during the corona virus period. I would also like to express deep gratitude to Bas Borsje in providing me the opportunity to do my thesis at Royal HaskoningDHV. Furthermore, I would like to thank Bas Borsje and Kathelijne Wijnberg for their supervision during this research. Over the course of this research they helped me to focus the research and scope, which was a challenge given the size of the project and the many potential study directions. Lastly, I would like to thank my family and friends for their personal support during these months. Without their encouragement it would not have been an enjoyable and instructive journey.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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