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- Date and time
- Feb 27, 2019 12:40 - 13:30
From quay walls in Amsterdam to flood defences in Tiel: first work experience as a young engineer
How/Where do you get your information?
Do you still use your textbooks?
Is the knowledge that you’ve gained in your studies even necessary?
Which complications do you run into?
How do you develop and secure your advancement within the company?
We will answer these questions based on two recent cases:
Quay wall failures in Amsterdam
The historic quay walls in Amsterdam originate from 1800 and have been renovated multiple times over its lifetime. These quay wall cannot keep up with the loads of modern infrastructure. Over the last months several quay walls have moved forward and started showing the first signs of a failure process. Emergency measures have been implemented and a forensic investigation will lead to the acting failure mechanisms.
Safety analysis of flood defences in Tiel
Since January 2017 the legislation of the water safety norms have been adapted to include new insights. As a result all flood defences in the Netherlands have to be assessed to create an overview of safety against flooding. The flood defences in the city of Tiel form a special case in which a soil dyke is combined with a hard structure. This requires a specialist approach with an undrained stability analysis in Plaxis
Time: 12:40 - 13:30
Location: OH 116
Costs: Lunch lectures are always free
Registration is done via the website, full = full.
Wednesday = lunchday, these are the upcoming lunch lectures:
|Wednesday 13th of February||IV-Groep|
|Wednesday 27th of February||Movares|
|Wednesday 6th of March||Bilfinger Tebodin|
|Wednesday 13th of March||Voort|
|Wednesday 20th of March||Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam|
|Wednesday 27th of March||Educational|
|Wednesday 3th of April|
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