Martijn de Jong
Coordinator Research Program Waterborne Transport | Expert advisor coastal infrastructure projects
Dr. De Jong works at the Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering department of Deltares as Expert Advisor on hydrodynamics related to coastal infrastructure. In addition, he is coordinator of the Deltares Program ‘Infrastructure for waterborne transport’, which deals with consultancy and research related to the operational use of ports, inland waterways and hydraulic structures. He has an MSc in hydraulic engineering and a PhD in fluid mechanics.
dr. De Jong has over twenty years of professional experience in civil engineering and harbour and coastal projects. As Expert Advisor he consults on hydrodynamic topics related to layout designs (wave penetration, currents and vessel-induced water motions), movable storm surge barriers, and nautical activities in and around ports (manoeuvring, mooring). Besides his own main technical fields of expertise, dr. De Jong has supervised several interdisciplinary projects involving large infrastructure developments. In these projects the topic of sustainability and minimising and mitigating negative impacts has an increasingly large role. This makes that dr. De Jong has a broad technical profile and can advise on many technical topics related to the design, operation and impacts of large infrastructural works.
|2004 - present||Deltares||Coordinator of Deltares Program Waterborne Transport|
|2000 - 2004||Delft University of technology||PhD candidate|
Detailed assessment of the influence of passing ships in combination with a complex geometry and shallow area at a project site in the Netherlands. Derivation of vessel-induced wave heights as function of vessel speed and passing distance. Evaluate effectiveness of mitigating measures.
Evaluate suitability of numerical models to reproduce wave penetration into a port via an entrance channel. Comparison to measured conditions in scale model tests at Deltares. Provide advice on how to incorporate those effects into design conditions and downtime analyses.
Middle East, 2013
Analysis of wave conditions inside the North Harbour on Clear Island, Ireland. Aimed at identifying the cause of complex wave penetration issues. Numerical simulation of wave penetration during design storm conditions to asses effectiveness of foreseen mitigating measures.
JIP Ropes, Joint Industry Project, Research On Passing Effects on Ships. Cooperation with Pinkster Marine Hydrodynamics (PMH BV), Svašek Hydraulics, and MARIN. Study of the effects of passing vessels on moored vessels inside ports or along a channel. Aim: to improve insight into the effects of passing vessels and to develop methodologies for the evaluation of such effects. The study is funded by several international organisations, including port authorities (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp), terminal operators, consultancy firms, and engineering firms.
JIP HAWA-II, Joint Industry Project, sHallow WAter Initiative, Part 2. Cooperation with MARIN (Netherlands),Bureau Veritas (France) and Shell (Netherlands/UK). Study of the characteristics of waves in shallow water for the design and development of offshore (LNG) terminals. Aim: to develop a complete design approach for nautical facilities in shallow water for low-frequency waves. The study is funded by several international companies from the oil and gas industry
Passing ship effects in complex geometries and currents
Van der Hout, A.J. and M.P.C. de Jong, presented at the 33rd PIANC World Congress, San Francisco, June 2014.
Numerical modelling of passing ship effects in complex geometries and on shallow water
De Jong, M.P.C., J.A. Roelvink, S.P. Reijmerink and C. Breederveld, PIANC Smart rivers Conference, special session on WG 141, "Design Guidelines for Inland Waterways", Paper 95, September 23-29 2013
Determination of infragravity wave conditions at a nearshore location with a non-uniform coastline – case study of Baia de Todos os Santos, Brazil
Van der Hout, A.J., M.P.C. de Jong, E. Moerman, G.J. Timerman, and E.O. Ribeiro (2012), ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2012, July 1-6, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Open water ports – a sustainable port design approach
De Jong, M.P.C., O.M. Weiler, and J. Schouten (2012), CESUN, 3rd International Engineering Systems Symposium, Special Session on Sustainable Ports and Waterways, June 18-20, 2012, Delft, The Netherlands.
Channel transits from shipyard to open sea of Astute Class Submarines
De Jong, M.P.C., O.M. Weiler, J.T.M. van Doorn, F.H.H.A. Quadvlieg, and A. Fryer (2010), paper no.45, presented at PIANC MMX Congress Liverpool UK, May 2010.
Calculation of low-frequency waves in shallow water and comparison to common practice in diffraction methods
De Jong, M.P.C., M.J.A. Borsboom, and J. Dekker (2009), 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2009), June 2009, Honolulu, HI, USA, OMAE-2009-79401.
Analysis and prediction of seiches in Rotterdam harbour basins, 29th Int. Conf. Coastal Engineering
De Jong, M.P.C. and J.A. Battjes (2004)., Lisbon, Portugal, Vol 2, pp. 1238-1250
|Present||Member||PIANC (the world association for waterborne transport infrastructure), including earlier active involvement in Working Groups: WG52: Criteria for the (Un-)loading of Container Ships WG54: Use of hydro/meteo information for port access and operations|