V.M. van Bergeijk BSc (Vera)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

About Me

I started with my bachelor Physics at Utrecht University in 2012 and continued with a master in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate in 2015 in Utrecht as well.  My master research project involved the modelling of the sand transport at Vejers beach in Demark. I obtained my master degree in September  2017 and started in October 2017 with my PhD at the University of Twente in the Water Engineering and Management group.


My PhD research project is part of the All-Risk program: “Implementation of new risk standards in the Dutch flood protection program” and focusses on the modelling  of wave overtopping erosion for flood defence reliability. During storms, waves overtop the dikes and cause erosion on the landward side of the dike. The erosion due to wave overtopping can lead to a dike breach. For this reason, it is important to determine the probability of dike failure due to wave overtopping. The goal of the project is to model the erosion due to wave overtopping and determine the probability of failure related to this mechanism. Also, the erosional effects of transitions is dike cover will be determined, with special attention for embedded objects, for example a road, stairs or windmills.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room Z203
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  Z203
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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