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Kortleven, M. (author)
In this research computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is used to model a vertical axis wind turbine. Well known turbulence models | i.e. the k-epsilon and k-omega SST model | are used and compared in their performance against each other and a set of experimental data. The formal research question is "What models are available for the simulation of...
bachelor thesis 2016
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Yu, B. (author)
As one of the most fast growing species on earth, microalgae provides great potential to satisfy the ever increasing demand in food, energy and material in a sustainable way. The focus for this thesis work is on one of the most important bottle neck of microalgae harvest process: microalgae dewatering, by CFD modeling of the flow and...
master thesis 2012
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Van Kersbergen, D.J. (author)
The main aim of the research is to passively use the on-site energy to create passive climate comfort. Usually this these passive strategies are not integrated into the design process but added to the building design later on when the building design is already finalized. The main topic of this building technology research is to integrate...
master thesis 2011
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Baudino Bessone, Matteo (author)
Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector in the energy industry, and the cost of electricity per kilowatt-hour from offshore wind is decreasing significantly. Until now, offshore wind turbines are mainly installed on bottom-mounted foundations, which are economically feasible in shallow waters. This factor has limited the development of...
master thesis 2017
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Settels, J.W. (author)
With the fluctuating fuel oil prices and increasing environmental awareness more and more attention is given to durable ways of shipping cargo around the world. Reducing fuel consumption by using wind as a source of auxiliary propulsion is one way to achieve that goals. Different projects utilising Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) have been...
master thesis 2015
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Sloof, Ben (author)
Damen Dredging Equipment is a yard dedicated to the dredging industry. The yard specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of a wide variety of dredging tools. One of the tools Damen offers is the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger(TSHD).

The performance of such a TSHD is described by its production: the amount of sediment loaded in...
master thesis 2017
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de Bruycker, Deborah (author)
Maritime hydrodynamics involves strong inertia-driven flows, including free-surface waves, and with Reynolds numbers as high as 109. Numerical modelling of these flows is therefore a true challenge. Especially for the optimization of the design of the aft part of the ship, where viscous effects cannot be discarded. At MARIN, the viscous flow...
master thesis 2017
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De Baar, J.H.S. (author)
The keel of a sailing yacht has been shown to constitute a significant part of the overall resistance. Where the details of this effect are not yet fully understood, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis might reveal mechanisms unseen to the experimental eye. An important step in CFD application is the simulation of a number of validation...
master thesis 2010
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Desai, Sanjeet (author)
Feadship yachts are designed for the leisure and cruising across the oceans. These luxury yachts are mostly powered by diesel engines or in some cases, a diesel-hybrid system. To prevent the inconvenience and the discomfort arising from the diesel exhaust gases for passengers, Feadship yachts are equipped with an underwater exhaust outlet. These...
master thesis 2018
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Hendriksen, Eduard (author)
A project is under way to replace the ferry crossings in Norway's highway E39 with fixed links, such as highway bridges or tunnels. This thesis research is on the crossing located at the Sognefjord, the widest and deepest of the straight crossings in the E39 highway. Previous thesis projects at IV-Consult have yielded a design for a floating...
master thesis 2018
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van Tilborg, Frank (author)
In the European Union greenhouse gas emissions of heavy duty vehicles make up 30% of the total caused by road transport. By placing vehicles in a platoon configuration the aerodynamic drag can be heavily reduced. The effect of platooning has been studied on both American and European type vehicles. However many of these studies only disclose the...
master thesis 2018
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Van Oostrom, J. (author)
In a previous study, the optimal re-entry trajectory of Hyperion-2 has been derived. The mission of the vehicle is to measure hypersonic boundary-layer transition, a phenomena in which the laminar boundary layer turns into a turbulent boundary layer. This is an important feature in hypersonic flow to investigate, as it introduces peak heating...
master thesis 2015
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Wieleman, Vera (author)
An accurate prediction of propeller hull interaction is an important step in the design of a new vessel. The prediction of full-scale flow phenomena, which eliminates scale effects, is becoming available due to increasing computational power. However, the complexity of full-scale CFD calculations combined
with a lack of validation data...
master thesis 2018
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Rawat, Digvijay (author)
An aneurysm refers to the local dilation or ballooning of a blood vessel and if left unchecked, almost every aneurysm continues to grow in size until it eventually ruptures. The abdominal aorta is the most common location for an aneurysm to form and an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can turn lethal in the event of rupture. Since the current...
master thesis 2017
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D' Onofrio, Federica (author)
RANS equations are nowadays widely used in industry because of their affordability in terms of computational costs. They reached a high level of complexity, as they involve systems of non-linear partial differential equations. However they still lack of generality as they are based on closure coefficients determined from fundamental real flow...
master thesis 2017
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Hu, W. (author)
A wedge oscillating vertically at free surface with frequency ranging from wave frequencies and slamming frequencies has been studied. The focus of this work has been on the gravity effect on the vertical forces acting on the wedge, especially the definition of the limits of gravity-dominant and gravity-negligible conditions and quantification...
master thesis 2015
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Casacuberta Puig, Jordi (author)
Micro-ramps are passive flow control devices used to delay flow separation. Their use is widespread due to their reduced drag and structural robustness. We reproduce with Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) recent Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) experiments of the micro-ramp flow performed at TU Delft to study the wake of a micro-ramp immersed...
master thesis 2018
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van der Eijk, Martin (author)
A substantial part of structural damage for conventional vessels is caused by complex free surface events like slamming, breaking waves and green water. These events lead to the interaction of air and water where air can be entrained in water. The resulting air bubbles can considerably affect the evolution of the pressure caused by hydrodynamic...
master thesis 2018
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Akkermans, Christ (author)
The influence of using different chemistry model and different chemical kinetics schemes on modeling combustion inside a rocket engine igniter are investigated. An igniter for a LOX/CH4 rocket engine is designed and a CFD model is developed which is used to model the designed igniter. Verification and validation methods are discussed.

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master thesis 2017
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Van Kruchten, T.J.G. (author)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an excessive localized swelling of the abdominal aortic wall. AAAs are often lethal when they rupture and constitute a significant health risk in the developed countries. CFD simulations can help predict formation, progression, and rupture of AAAs by the use of hemodynamic parameters such as the Oscillatory...
master thesis 2015
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