Netherlands North Sea Protection

Netherlands North Sea Protection - The Maeslant Barrier The...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/5/09 The Netherlands North Sea Protection Works CE 101 – Section 01 Ahmed Tohmeh Mohammad Tohmeh Russell Castellano
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10/5/09 Overview The Project Why was it built? How much did it cost? How long did it take? Design Barriers Dams Construction
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10/5/09 The Project Why was it built? Floods Throughout the history of the Netherlands there were 111 serious floods from 1000 to 1953 Reclamation of Land More land could be used for agriculture Transportation Created bridges between parts of land
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10/5/09 The Project (cont’d)
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10/5/09 The Project (cont’d) Photo from: bbs.keyhole.com
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10/5/09 The Design Barriers The Maeslant Barrier Ball and Socket Joints The Hollandse Ijseel Storm Barrier Slides The Oosterschelde Storm Surge Barrier Open Type Barrier
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10/5/09 The Design (cont’d) Ball and Socket Joint for the Maeslant Barrier
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Unformatted text preview: The Maeslant Barrier The Oosterschelde Storm Surge Barrier 10/5/09 The Design (cont’d) Dams The Brouwers Dam and Haringvliet Dam ▪ Sluices The Philips and Oester Dam ▪ Made out of Sand ▪ Locks 10/5/09 The Design (cont’d) The Brouwers Dam The Philips Dam 10/5/09 The Construction Cableways The Brouwers, Haringvliet, and Grevelingen Dams 1.8 kilometers in length 10/5/09 The Construction (cont’d) Caissons The Veerse Gat, Zandkreek, Brouwers, Volkerak, and Grevelingen Dams 10/5/09 Conclusion What makes it so interesting? Consists of an entire system of dams and barriers Each project had to be strategically placed Greatly reduced flooding in the Netherlands One of the 7 modern Wonders of the 10/5/09 The End All Photos From: http://www.deltawerken.com/...
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