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Geurts, C.P.W. (author), van Bentum, C.A. (author), Willemsen, E. (author)
This paper addresses questions that arose during development and application of the Dutch guideline for wind tunnel testing to determine wind loads on buildings. This guideline (CUR 103) is being used since 2005, and a first revision is foreseen. Within this revision, the relation with Eurocode EN 1991- 1-4 is established. Questions to be...
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Bronkhorst, A.J. (author), van Uffelen, M. (author), Geurts, C.P.W. (author), Aanen, L. (author), van Bentum, C.A. (author)
Pressure measurements were performed on various configurations of two high-rise building models in two atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnels in the Netherlands. A comparison was made of the interference factors of the minimum and maximum peak pressures over all pressure taps at 0 degree angle of incidence obtained for measurements on the...
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Pahlavan, P.L. (author), Pijpers, R.J.M. (author), Paulissen, J.H. (author), Hakkesteegt, H.C. (author), Jansen, T.H. (author)
Fatigue cracks in orthotropic bridge decks are an important cause for the necessary renovation of existing bridges. Parallel utilization of various technologies based on different physical sensing principles can potentially maximize the efficiency of structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for these complex structures. A multidisciplinary SHM...
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Dijkmans, T.J.A. (author), Klerks, S.A.W. (author)
Collective self-organised (CSO) housing refers to the process of a collective of individuals that organize, finance, plan and commission their own housing projects. CSO housing can refer both to new construction, and retrofitting /refurbishment processes. The unique feature of CSO housing is the fact that CSO housing projects are undertaken by a...
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Sebastian, R. (author), Böhms, H.M. (author), van den Helm, P.W. (author)
Construction and maintenance activities of bridges often bring negative impacts to the urban environment in terms of disturbance, traffic jams and disruptions, noise, dust, and air pollution. Lack of coordination between the stakeholders in strategic, tactical and operational construction planning process has been identified as a key factor...
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Bronkhorst, A.J. (author), Geurts, C.P.W. (author), van Bentum, C.A. (author), Blocken, B. (author)
Pressure measurements on a square plan form high-rise building model and two square high-rise building models in side-by-side arrangement were analysed using the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) to define peak frequencies resulting from interference. For the isolated building model, a reduced frequency fred = fB/UH = 0.08 was determined on the side...
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Wessels, P.W. (author), van Zon, A.T. (author), Basten, T.G.H. (author)
Recent developments in acoustic monitoring systems make it possible to measure complex noise situations, like urban traffic noise, continuously. Monitoring provides more insight in the noise situation, from which more specific and (cost) effective measures can be taken. Monitoring also allows direct evaluation of the effect of mitigation, or to...
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Huibregtse, J.N. (author), Napoles, O.M. (author), Dewit, M.S. (author)
To develop climate proof road infrastructure it is of importance to understand the quantitative effects of expected climate change on the performance of individual components, such as tunnels and road sections, and their contributions to the performance of the overall road network.A full understanding of quantitative effects on infrastructure...
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van Bentum, C.A. (author), Koster, T. (author), Geurts, C.P.W. (author)
Forces on multi-span gable roof buildings with different height/width ratios have been measured to investigate the effect of the number of bays on the horizontal component of the wind force. It has been found that with increasing number of bays, the horizontal wind force increases proportionally
conference paper 2013
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Damoni, C. (author), Belletti, B. (author), Lilliu, G. (author)
In this paper the behavior of a squat shear wall subjected to monotonic shear loading is investigated. The study fits into the experimental program driven by CEOS.fr on modeling of the behavior of the tested mocks-ups (monotonic and cycling loading-under prevented or free shrinkage). The shear wall has been analyzed with nonlinear finite element...
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Geurts, C.P.W. (author), Kopp, G.A. (author), Morrison, M.J. (author)
The provisions for wind loads on flat roofs differ considerably between current wind loading standards in different jurisdictions. For a number of major wind loading codes, both the definition of roof zones, and the values applied to determine the wind loads are discussed. This paper concentrates on the wind loading zones near edges and corners,...
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Maljaars, J. (author), Snijder, H.H. (author)
The 'Hovenring' is a bicycle roundabout flyover built as a signature bridge with a central steel pylon carrying a circular bridge deck suspended through stay-cables. Shortly after installation of the bridge, the stay-cables turned out to vibrate in the wind due to vortex shedding. These vibrations have possibly caused fatigue damage in the...
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Bakker, L.G. (author), Borsboom, W.A. (author), Sijs, J. (author), Fransman, J.E. (author)
A model based indoor climate control concept is developed which improves the indoor comfort while saving energy. The controller developed within the EU-FP7 HERB project will automatically quantify key parameters describing the thermal balance of the building using a limited number of sensors and an adaptive statistical model. Aiming at large...
conference paper 2013
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Stoter, J. (author), van den Brink, L. (author), Vosselman, G. (author), Goos, J. (author), Zlatanova, S. (author), Verbree, E. (author), Klooster, R. (author), van Berlo, L. (author), Vestjens, G. (author), Reuvers, M. (author), Thorn, S. (author)
This paper presents a research project in The Netherlands in which a large number of stakeholders are collaborating on a 3D test bed, selected use cases and a test area to push 3D applications in the Netherlands. The project studies and realizes a proof of oncept for a 3D Spatial Data Infrastructure, that addresses issues ranging from 3D data...
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Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author), Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M. (author), Geurts, C.P.W. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
The new generation of tall buildings is higher and more slender than the buildings built before. Additionally, increased use is made of high-strength materials which have a higher strength yet the same stiffness properties as conventional materials. Both aspects increase the sensitivity of tall buildings to dynamic behaviour. The design has to...
conference paper 2009
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Scholten, N.P.M. (author), Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Since 1992 there have been a number of proposals to renew calculation methods available to assess the structural safety of existing buildings. But without operational results. Upon publication of the Eurocodes NL decided to renew and to include them in the Dutch building regulations. The question was how. One decided to develop a new Dutch...
conference paper 2009
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van der Vlies, R.D. (author), van Bronswijk, J.E.M.H. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Home automation can contribute to the health of (older) adults. Home automation covers a broad field of ‘intelligent’ electronic or mechanical devices in the home (domestic) environment. Realizing home automation is technically possible, though still not common. In this paper main influential factors for home-automation diffusion are identified...
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Geurts, C.P.W. (author), Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Solar energy systems are becoming increasingly popular. A large potential for these systems is found on buildings, in particular on roofs. For existing buildings with pitched roofs, stand-off systems, which can be applied as retrofit solutions, are frequently applied. Wind loads for such systems are not found from current codes and standards. A...
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Pijpers, R.J.M. (author), Kolstein, M.H. (author), Romeijn, A. (author), Bijlaard, F.S.K. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Very high strength steels (VHSS) have been made available by the steel industry for many years. In a fatigue loaded VHSS structure absolute and relative stress variation will be higher compared to stresses in structures made of lower grade steels. Cast steel, also available up to yield strength of 1100 MPa, is more and more applied in fatigue...
conference paper 2009
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van der Vlies, R.D. (author), Maas, G.J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
State-of-the-art products commonly outperform construction products that are used in day to day building practice. Also construction products appear to have a diffusion curve that differs from consumer products, slower at first, more rapid later. The social capital theory helps us to understand why certain actors are able to get their ideas...
conference paper 2009
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