Virtual Knowledge Centre - Hydraulic Engineering

     Picture gallery of the Department


In this database you find (some of) the pictures from the picture gallery of the department of Hydraulic Engineering of the TU https:.
By clicking on the picture, you get the large version. For this a TU https: NetID is required.
All pictures are available under the Dutch creative commons license.
Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Creative Commons-Licentie
Note1: 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
Note2:  This system assumes that the pictures have jpg-format. There are some (animated) pictures with gif format. In case you want to see the large picture (after login with yur NetID) you may get a warning in the style of "404 - File or directory not found". IN that case replace .jpg to .gif in the browser command bar.

Pictures are ordered in files per topic. However, not all antique pictures are already placed in files per topic, they can be found in the clusters below. You can search pictures by keyword, bij category, but also a list of some special types, the Glass Negatives and the Magical Lantern Slides.
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 the radio-button "glass negatives" and then click on the "display pictures"-button below.
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" below. 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.
For the convenience of students, small drawings of constructions and details were printed and distributed. These drawings were called "autografiŽn", which is an absolutely uncommon  word in Dutch. A number of them are scanned and available.
Pictures originating from the archives of the Hydraulic Engineering department have as source the code "WBK".

First select the type of display:
Table output
List output

If you want a list of Glass Negatives, Magical Lantern Slides or Posters, select one of the following radio buttons:

Do not select a specific source, but search in all pictures
Display all glass negatives
Display all Magic Lantern slides
Display all posters
Display all "autografiŽn"

For searching with keywords enter (part of) search term
and select the radio button below:
Don't sect a class below but use keyword search above.

If you want a specific group of pictures, select one of the radio buttons below.
When you have selected your type of output, click on the "display pictures" button at the bottom of this page.

Classes of pictures

Breakwater design

   Breakwaters (general aspects)
   Construction of BW
   Armour units
   Caisson breakwaters
Closure dams

   Sand closures
   Stone closures
   caisson closures
     case studies
   Closure Biesboschpolder, 1926
Coastline Zone Management
   Coastal protection
   artificial nourishment
   sand motor
   dune vegetation
   Marshland and intertidal flats
Country specific pictures

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

Sea going navigation
Sea going ships
General cargo ship, roro ship
container vessel, lash vessel
dry bulk
liquid bulk
ferries and RoRo-ships
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
longshore sediment transport
cross-shore sediment transport
Scour in rivers
Scour by waves and tidal currents
sediment by wind

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

  Geotechnical aspects
Foundations etc.

  Polders and reclamations
inland polders
Reclamations at sea
Pumping stations

Estuaries and tidal inlets
storm surges
seiches and gust bumps
sea level rise

basics of waves
Waves near the shoreline
Breaking waves
statistical effect of waves (climate)
wind-wave interaction
Laboratory facilities
Waterlab TUhttps:

Water supply systems

Some previous and present staff