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Goyal, Jatinder (author)
The gradually increasing air pollution calls for more and more effective solutions. This master thesis is focused on the investigation of aerosol trajectories inside the agricultural purifier named `ASPRA Agro', developed at VFA Solutions. Various CFD simulations have been carried out using an open-source C++ toolbox named `OpenFOAM'. The flow...
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Agung Christy Rado Togaraja Simarmata, Agung (author)
In recent years, the demand for minerals and rare-earth elements are escalating due to rapid technological advancements and developments. This condition raises the importance of Deep-Sea Mining (DSM) as an option to fulfill the global demands, for the sake of future ambitious projects. On the other hand, DSM still faces some drawbacks and...
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Raghunathan Srikumar, Sampath Kumar (author)
Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of a novel type of wing/body junction called the anti-fairing are performed in the current thesis to study the complex turbulent flow physics involved in the junction area and also to obtain a clear understanding of the drag reduction capabilities of the anti-fairing. In regards to that, two separate LES are...
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Wang, Boyao (author)
In dredging operation, the high-pressure water jet is widely used for the excavation of soil. To study the jetting process and optimize the dredging devices, the moving vertical water jet penetrating cohesive soil experiments were carried out by Nobel (2013). However, in terms of the design optimization for the dredging...
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van Grieken, Jesper (author)
In this thesis, a general method to predict the notional permeability for various structure lay-outs is developed. A numerical model is used to find a characteristic value for different structure lay-outs: the three structures for which Van der Meer determined the P-value, and a fourth structure of which the P-value has to be predicted. The P...
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Mathew, Maria (author)
This thesis studies a novel mesh deformation method based on radial basis functions to improve mesh quality in regions with small wall clearances. For fluid-structure interaction problems or imposed motion CFD problems, the usually fixed Eulerian fluid meshes have to undergo deformation to conform to the deforming structure. In such cases, it is...
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Türkcan, Okan Fehmi Saban Fred (author)
This thesis focuses on the development of a computational model for early-stage design decision support of naturally ventilated terminal structures. The model is developed in a parametric Rhino Grasshopper environment paired with Python coding and CFD analyses through OpenFOAM. Optimization of air distribution parameters is performed with...
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Patil, Akshay (author)
Rapid climate change and the corresponding estimated sea level rise can affect the performance of the coastal defense structures such as breakwaters, seawalls, and dikes. In order to improve these coastal defenses, a detailed understanding of the processes which contribute to wave run-up and overtopping over the coastal defenses needs to be...
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Tumuluru Ramesh, Nikhilesh (author)
Experimental fluid dynamics and computational fluid dynamics have traditionally been treated as disparate fields of study. However, each field has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Data assimilation is a field that can be used to leverage some of the advantages each field offers to help compensate mutual<br/>weaknesses. In this...
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Nikolaidou, Lina (author)
Granular bed protections are a common measure to mitigate scour of the sand bed around hydraulic structures. In view of marching towards cost-effective solutions to tackle erosion-related problems, it is important to accurately predict the loads exerted on the bed and come up with the needed rock grading. To that end, a 3-D eddy resolving...
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Tamaro, Simone (author)
The addition of porous material to the trailing edge of airfoils was studied numerically and experimentally. The purpose of this work is to inspect whether the penalization method can be successfully used to describe flows through porous media. In the numerical study, the penalization method was applied to the incompressible Navier-Stokes...
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Venkatesh, Vishal (author)
For heavy duty diesel engines, piston temperature control is very important in constructing a successful design that meets the demands of increasing power output and stringent emission regulations. Overheating of piston is avoided with engine oil through spray cooling and gallery cooling processes. In this research project, evolution and...
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Sigalas, Nikos (author)
In the present study the stability of crown wall elements on top of a rubble mound breakwaters is investigated. The first step was conducting a literature review, in order to identify knowledge gaps. It was found that current design methods do not take the freeboard of the crown wall into account when calculating the vertical force acting on it....
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Salet, Jesse (author)
Recent major tsunami events generated by earthquakes inundated coastal cities and caused extreme destruction and loss of human lives. The collapse of coastal bridges due to tsunami wave impact represents a huge obstacle for rescue works. The need to understand tsunami effects and develop tsunami-resilient bridges became apparent in the aftermath...
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Pal, Botond (author)
The conducted study investigates the potential of a newly released multi-phase solver to simulate atomization in liquid rocket injectors. The "VOF-to-DPM" solver was used to simulate primary and secondary atomization in an air-blast atomizer with a coaxial injector-like geometry. The solver uses a hybrid Eulerian/Eulerian-Lagrangian formulation...
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Mulder, Boris (author)
Very complex flows can be expensive to compute using current CFD techniques. In this thesis, models based on deep learning were used to replace certain parts of the flow domain, with the objective of replacing well-known regions with simplified models to increase efficiency. To keep the error produced by the deep learning model bounded, a...
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Korte, Ruben (author)
Once a semi-submersible is operating at an inconvenient draft (A shallow draft with limited water column above the pontoons), the passing waves over the pontoons can not keep their linear motion and energy will be transferred to higher harmonic wave frequencies. This means the hydrodynamic response will also contain energy at these higher...
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Saliba, Jonathan (author)
Horizontal Directional Drilling permits the creation of tunnels which pass beneath rivers and canals to allow the passing of services from one side to the other. The final stage of this process involves lining the tunnel with a plastic or steel pipe. The pipe is pulled inside into the borehole using the same drilling rig that was used to bore...
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Mangano, Marco (author)
The second-generation of supersonic civil transport has to match ambitious targets in terms of noise reduction and efficiency to become economically and environmentally viable. High-fidelity numerical optimization offers a powerful approach to address the complex trade-offs intrinsic to this novel configuration. Past and current research however...
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Heusinkveld, Vincent (author)
Wind machines are used to prevent or mitigate the adverse effects of night frost in spring. These frost events occur during clear-sky, low-wind nights in which a thermal inversion builds up from the surface. The machines work by mixing and transporting warm air from aloft downward which consequently erodes the thermal inversion. Various studies...
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