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Kagkaras, A. (author)
In Aerospace Engineering the field of Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) studies the aerodynamic behaviour of aircrafts. What is currently being used to perform CFD simulations are Computer Aided Design (CAD) models of the airplanes, which are usually low-detail industrial design models. Research of new methods for improving the results of the...
master thesis 2006
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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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Kerkvliet, M. (author)
In this thesis a numerical investigation was performed to increase our understanding of a low Reynolds number transition behind a zigzag trip. This was done with the use of Direct Numerically Simulation (DNS). This means that the Navier-Stokes equations are solved numerically without any use of a turbulence model. The DNS solver of the CFD...
master thesis 2011
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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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Hunte, S.R. (author)
The goal of this thesis is to contribute to the understanding of the method CFD by engineers in determining wind loads on structures and ideally contribute to the development of a future design tool. The field of wind engineering is explored and wind tunnel and CFD modelling is discussed. Results determined with wind tunnel tests and CFD...
master thesis 2011
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Dimitriou, E.D. (author)
A three-dimensional thermo-fluid model coupled with electrochemical reaction for an anode-supported planar SOFC has been developed to investigate the internal processes and temperature distribution within a single cell unit for the design proposed by the Energy research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) in cooperation with TU Delft. The SOFC...
master thesis 2012
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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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Muris, V.L.C. (author)
Industrial buildings, used as warehouses or distribution centres, are characterized by large doors which are opened temporarily or for longer periods. A new technique - called Ambergy - is investigated which prevents unnecessary energy loss through open overhead doors in heated industrial halls. This technique consists of a smart coupling...
master thesis 2013
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Saud Afzal, M. (author)
The sediment transport module of REEF3D is used to calculate the scour and the deposition pattern for abutment, pier and contraction under constant discharge and for pier under waves. The time development of scour for all these cases is also observed. To this effect, the Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations are solved in all three...
master thesis 2013
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De Jong, J. (author)
Introduction Bow thrusters are of great help for the navigation at quay walls, but the high and turbulent velocities can result in a bed load exceeding the strength of the bed or bed protection. To be able to design a stable bed the velocities at the bed need to be accurately determined. In design practise the velocities generated by a propeller...
master thesis 2014
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Van den Brink, A.J.W. (author)
Introduction Inland and seagoing vessels are equipped with (bow) thrusters. The use of these thrusters can cause scour of the bed alongside a quay wall. In order to assess the consequences of local scour due to bow thrusters on the design of the structure it is desirable to know the dimensions of the scour holes as a function of in time....
master thesis 2014
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Schneiders, J.F.G. (author)
Measurement rate limitations of time-resolved 3D-3C velocity measurements by tomographic PIV limit application of the technique to small measurement volumes and low speed flows (~10 m/s). To reduce the challenging repetition rate requirements historically set by the Nyquist criterion, in the present thesis work a novel method is proposed,...
master thesis 2014
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Ras, T.T. (author)
A research on finding a method to integrate the wind engineering process to the design process. Wind engineering is seen to be a rigid and slow process of CFD modeling and wind tunnel testing. New frames of work and data analysis make it possible to integrate this process in the, much faster, design process. Proof of this integration is given in...
master thesis 2014
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Kapoor, P. (author)
Centrifugal compressors form an integral part of automotive turbochargers. Strict emission regulations and increased engine downsizing in the automotive industry are pushing the turbocharger centrifugal compressors to provide the charged air at very lower mass flow rates. However, at low mass flow rates, the operation and application of...
master thesis 2014
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Wong, Y.C. (author)
A car in an open car park is on fire. The fire and the smoke unleash a heat that causes the temperature to rise. The open car park is made out of a steel frame and to be designed for a fire resistance of 60 minutes. This car fire is a local fire whereas flashover doesn’t occur. The crucial point of the fire is when the steel frame reaches the...
master thesis 2014
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Manickathan, L. (author)
The wake geometry of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) is unlike the standard Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT). The blades of the turbine continuously passes through its own wake, creating complex wake-body interactions such as flow separation and dynamic stall, and convectional grid-based numerical method which is capable of describing...
master thesis 2014
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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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Saleh, K. (author)
One of the major problems associated with oil and gas production is the large volume of produced water. Operators around the world are facing significant costs with the treatment and disposal of produced water. Downhole separation, a relatively new technique, has been developed to reduce the costs of produced water and increase oil production....
master thesis 2015
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Van Twillert, M.J. (author)
This report describes two methods to analyse the effect of sloshing on ship motions. The first method applies linear potential theory on both the barge and the internal tanks. For the barge the radiation, diffraction and incoming wave potentials are solved. For the internal tanks only the radiation potential is calculated, as there are obviously...
master thesis 2015
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Crepain, T.P. (author)
master thesis 2015
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