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In this database you find (some of) the pictures from the picture gallery of the department of Hydraulic Engineering of the TU Delft.
By clicking on the picture, you get the large version. For this a TU Delft NetID is required and you need to have a secured connetction to the TU network (either on campus or via eduVPN).
All pictures are available under the Dutch creative commons license.
Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Creative Commons-Licentie
Note that the fact you need a TU NetID is not a restriction of public use, it is only a matter of server space. In case you need a picture, contact

Display a selection
Table output
List output
When selecting table output the screen is filled wiht thumbnails, bij moving you mouse over the thumbnail you get a short explanation
When selectiong list output, all thumnails are places below each other, next to the thumbnail the WBK number is printed, the date (if known, otherwise 0 is printed), the type of picture (see below) and a short description of the picture

Various types of pictures

Glass negatives
Especially to make large prints of photographs negatives were made on glass (and not on celluloid). The collection of glass negatives has been scanned. For an overview, select this button and click on "display" on the bottom of this page.
Old (large size) slides
Toverlantaarn To show pictures in a classroom, a magic lantern was used (until approximately the 2nd World War). For this machine special (large size) slides were made (8x8 cm). These slides are digitized and available in this gallery. For an overview, click on this category and then click on "display" on the bottom of this page. Projections with a magic lantern were only possible in full darkness because of the capacity of the lamp (increasing the light intensity would make the device too hot).
Because of the low light intensity of the magic lantern, projections has to be done in full darkness. This made it impossible to make notes for the students. Therefore also (coloured) posters have been made, with a size of approximately 1 m2.The posters were glued on textile and rolled for storage. Each poster was photographed and a small (black & white) photo with title and number was placed on an archive card. In this way the professor could select the required posters for his lecture and an assistant could collect them and hang them in the lecture room. The original posters do not exist anymore, but the cards survived and were digitized.
Old photographs prints)
Old slides

Slides from prof. Agema

Classes of pictures

Select one categry byusing the radio button and the click on "Display Pictures" at the bottom of this page
   Various old pictures, not specific to one of the categories
   Display all unclassified pictures
Breakwater design

   Breakwaters (general aspects)
   Armour units
   Caisson breakwaters
Closure dams

   Sand closures
   Stone closures
   caisson closures
     case studies
   Delta works
   Bahrain Causeway
   Closure of polder de Biesbosch 1926
   Closure breaches in China
Coastline Management
   Coastal protection
   longshore transport
   cross shore transport
   artificial nourishment
   sand motor
   dune vegetation
   Marshland and intertidal flats

   Coastal zone management
Dikes and revetments

   sea dikes
   river dikes
   secondary dikes
   Nature friendly shore protection     
Revetment structures
   Block Revetments
   Asphalt revetment
   Elastocoast revetment
   Geotechnical aspects
     Bed Protections
   Asphalt mats
      Special aspects of dikes


   High dams

various port facilities
Sea going navigation
Sea going ships
General cargo ship, roro ship
container vessel, lash vessel
dry bulk
liquid bulk
coasters and feeder ship
service vessels
passenger ships and cruise vessels
Sea ports
Fishing ports
Access channels to ports
     inland navigation
Inland container vessels
Inland bulk vessels, push convoys
Inland liquid vessels
Inland passenger ships
Inland service vessels
Inland navigation channels

River deltas
Ice discharge and ice problems

sediment transport
Scour in rivers
Scour by waves and tidal currents

   Hydraulic Structures
     Retaining structures
Weirs and small barriers
Storm surge barriers     
    Navigation facilities
Quay walls and mooring facilities
loading-unloading equipment
Locks, shiplifts, etc.
     River crossings
Ferry landings
Drydocks and Shipyards

  Geotechnical aspects
geology in general
Foundations etc.

  Sanitary engineering
water supply
waste water

  Polders and reclamations
inland polders
Reclamations at sea
Pumping stations

  Tides and waterlevels
  Sea level
  Estuaries and tidal inlets
  gust bumps
  storm surges

types of waves
Breaking waves
Wind waves
Wave action near a coast
Wave data and wave measurements
Laboratory facilities
TU Delft waterlab

Some previous and present staff