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Leijs, Karin (author)
Reducing dredging activities in the harbors brings benefits both economically and environmentally. However, this means that ships may have to sail very close to or even through the mud layer on the seabed, with possible effects on ships’ resistance and manoeuvrability. This study has made a step in understanding these effects on ships’...
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Bockstael, Marnix (author)
Marine structures can sustain damage due to violent wave impacts that are characterized by complex dynamics involving both water and air. Methods that predict impacts loads for structural design often assume the water as incompressible. These predictions can be inaccurate during impacts where air is entrained in water, as that greatly increases...
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Bosma, Lars (author)
Throughout the last century, high energy-density fossil fuels have been the main energy source for merchant shipping. As the world tries to minimize the effects of global warming, shipowners are forced to significantly reduce their $CO_2$ emissions. Because alternative fuels are expensive, the interest in wind energy, which has been the single...
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Aarts, Aukje (author)
During the last decades, the development of high-rise increased quickly. The Eurocode is frequently used to make wind calculations for high-rise structures. To make those calculations, the dynamic wind load is simplified to a conservative equivalent static load. An alternative to calculate wind loads is a physical wind tunnel test. Wind tunnel...
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Alberts, Jasper (author)
A wall-resolved Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of a wing-body junction is performed. The aim is to generate high-fidelity junction flow data to be used in a data-driven turbulence modelling approach, specifically to improve the accuracy of RANS-simulations in junction flows. The simulation is performed on a 61.5 million C-grid body fitted mesh in...
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Kaiser, Philipp (author)
The increasing importance of climate change and stricter regulations for greenhouse gas emissions raise the pressure on the automotive industry to develop more efficient products. Besides a reduction of emissions by new combustion engines, electric vehicles are being introduced to lower the fleet fuel economy. Especially this new drivetrain...
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Nelissen, M.M. (author)
In the future, fossil fuels will be replaced by renewable sources. Hydrogen seems to be a promising energy carrier (fuel). A lot of research has been conducted on the combustion of hydrogen, but the effect of the high diffusivity of hydrogen compared to other species (differential diffusion) was often not included in simulations of turbulent...
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Johri, Kartikay (author)
There is a requirement for localised efficient electricity generation systems that increase the efficiency of power plants and reduce wasted heat from other engineering applications such as cement manufacturing units and brick kilns. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power systems use organic fluids and low-grade heat sources to accomplish this. Lack...
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Desypris, Georgios (author)
Flameless combustion, or MILD combustion is a technology that enables stable combustion with high efficiency while maintaining very low NOx and soot emissions. It is characterized by uniform heat flux and can be achieved when fuel and preheated oxidant jets are mixed into a strong recirculating flow. It is a complex process which combines...
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Geuens, C.S.E. (author)
Direct design optimisation methods for turbomachinery blades have consistently gained in popularity over time. This has been accomplished by significant advances in optimisation algorithms, and notably the development of adjoint-based gradient computation, which provides objective sensitivity information at comparatively low computational cost....
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Quan Reyes, Diego (author)
The current economic-development system based on fossil fuels can no longer sustain itself and is incapable of satisfying the needs of the global population. Nearly one third are unable to meet even their most basic needs that involve harnessing energy for everyday essential tasks such as maintaining livable shelter and food preparation. Models...
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Mukhopadhyay, S.K. (author)
Although significant strides have been made with regards to increasing the fuel economy of commercial passenger aircraft, the reduction of the environmental footprint remains of the utmost importance. The flow development over an aero-engine spinner will affect the velocity distribution over the fan of the engine and this affects the estimation...
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Koolstra, Rense (author)
Porous media are used for a wide variation of applications in energy production and storage. One of those applications is the storage of heat which are of great importance in the renewable energy transition. Most literature reported limit itself only to one single thermal conductivity for the porous media. In reality however, the porous media...
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Khurana, Siddhant (author)
Over the past decades, numerous methods have been used to study acoustic liners through their impedance, of which numerical methods are of particular interest. Despite their advantages, numerical methods are bounded by certain drawbacks. One such drawback stems from the need to accurately discretize the liner geometry, which can lead to large...
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Bots, M.W.T. (author)
Floating offshore wind turbines can only withstand a limited amount of (heave) motions before the equipment fails. In order to reduce the heave motion, the DeepCwind floater for offshore floating wind turbines makes use of heave plates. This semi-submersible floater consists of three cylindrical columns with a heave plate attached to the bottom...
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Horck, Mats (author)
Exposure to excessive community noise has become a large environmental health concern. Noise pollution continues to increase while it is accompanied by direct, as well as cumulative adverse health effects. In addition, prolonged exposure to excessive noise levels also has a negative economic impact. The incorporation of numerical tools in the...
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Huijing, J.P. (author)
RANS simulation are one of the most used tools for aerodynamic analysis. The advantage of RANS simulations is the reduced computational cost compared to other methods such as LES or DNS. This is because by solving the RANS equations one only solves for the mean flow. However, this reduction in computational cost comes at the price of uncertainty...
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Wang, Xiuqi (author)
To realize sustainable development, offshore wind energy has been a highly valuable solution to meet the demand for renewable energy. Accompanied with the construction of the offshore wind turbines, cable casting and the following cable trenching process in the underwater condition are necessarily required. The research on the underwater sand...
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Leung, K.C. (author)
A low-speed aerodynamic analysis on the conventional NACA ram-air inlet of the Airbus A320 with a new closure flap was conducted. The conventional closure flap mechanism inside the NACA ram-air inlet is replaced by a morphing plate design. Steady-state Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations...
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Goderie, M.W. (author)
Wind turbine wakes cause significant reductions in power production and increased fatigue damage for downwind turbines. Thus, they affect the wind levelized cost of energy. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to quantify the wake characteristics, whereby Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) has the most potential for industrial...
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