Royal HaskoningDHV is currently at the forefront of developing a climate resilience masterplan and formulating adaptive measures for integrated coastal protection along Singapore’s City-East Coast. The objective is to safeguard both the population and critical infrastructure from flooding. Integral to this design is the close proximity of people to the seawater, raising critical questions about human safety under varying adaptation scenarios.
The challenge lies in understanding human safety concerning flow velocity and water depth at the crest of a coastal structure. Existing theoretical frameworks provide some insights, but empirical relations for estimation remain limited. To bridge this gap, we are exploring the potential of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models like CoastalFOAM. The aim is to establish a robust relationship between velocity and water depth at the crest under different conditions and different representative designs, thereby enhancing our understanding of human safety in coastal environments.
The Resilience and Maritime department is looking for a motivated MSc-thesis student with an interest in wave-structure interaction and numerical modelling. This research will focus on understanding the relationship between velocity and water depth at the crest for different conditions, utilizing our in-house CFD modeling tool, CoastlFOAM. The study will involve creating representative cross-sections and establishing boundary conditions based on the unique context of the Singapore City-East Coast project.
Even though every thesis is unique, there are multiple reference theses available:
Royal HaskoningDHV is a worldwide independent engineering, project management and consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Our 6,000 colleagues are working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world. Through our mission Enhancing Society Together, we take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world. During your thesis you will be part of the Resilience and Maritime team and will be mostly working with the CoastalFOAM model in combination with Matlab.
Resilience and Maritime department is a group of 250 people consisting of consultants, engineers and numerical modelers. The group works on a wide variety of projects with topics such as flood protection, climate resilience, port design, dredging works and many more. It is a young and enthusiastic group willing to go the extra step to revolutionize the current way of working. A large part of the group is based in Rotterdam and Amersfoort.
During your internship at Royal HaskoningDHV you will learn what it is like to work in a consultancy firm and more specific the kind of projects implemented by the advisory group Resilience & Maritime. You will be fully part of the team and as such you are invited to participate in all team activities both project related and social activities.
You will also receive a monthly allowance.
We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your resume and motivation letter. After receiving your application, we will contact you as soon as possible. The application process then consists of 1 interview. Are we all enthusiastic after this? Then you will receive an offer from us, and we will be happy to welcome you on board!
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