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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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Denies, L. (author)
Methane is a promising propellant for future liquid rocket engines. In the cooling channels of a regeneratively cooled engine, it would be close to the critical point. This results in drastic changes in the fluid properties, which makes cooling analysis a challenge. This thesis describes a two-pronged approach to tackle this problem. Simple and...
master thesis 2015
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Schouten, T.D. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Peeters, P.T. (author)
Pipelines with multiphase flow of gas, oil, and water are commonly used in the oil and gas industry. In the presence of offshore platforms or vessels, the pipeline ends with a vertical riser. A possible new concept is to use a single large diameter pipeline along the sea floor that ends into multiple smaller diameter risers. This concept might...
master thesis 2016
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Stampoultzoglou, Tasos (author)
For many types of floating structures, roll motion is the most important wave induced motion. More specifically, roll motion is of high significance for barges, in order to correctly predict the acceleration of the structure caused by roll motion and determine the procedure of sea-fastening and off-loading. The correct forecast of roll motion...
master thesis 2017
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Becker, Max (author)
The current wind turbine design tools are based on aerodynamic simulations using blade element momentum (BEM) codes to calculate loads and power, see for instance the tools HAWC2, Bladed or FAST. This engineering method is computationally efficient, but theoretically valid only for steady two dimensional flow in non-yawed conditions. <br/><br/...
master thesis 2017
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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).<br/><br/>The performance of such a TSHD is described by its production: the amount of sediment loaded in...
master thesis 2017
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Doni, Giovanni (author)
Coastal facilities such as desalination plant or a nuclear power plant need a continuous discharge of salty water to carry out their functions. Hereby an intake structure, such as a velocity cap, can be used to take in water from the sea. These intakes are open seafloor founded constructions mounted at a water depth ranging between 10 and 20...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2019
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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....
master thesis 2019
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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...
master thesis 2019
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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...
master thesis 2019
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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...
master thesis 2019
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Sprong, Geert (author)
The bulbous bow is a common feature for large displacement vessels. The purpose of the bulbous bow is to reduce the bow wave, hereby making use of wave cancellation theory. The main drawback of these type of bows is that the drag reduction effect is only present for a limited range of sailing speeds. If the transit velocity is altered, the...
master thesis 2019
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Bierhuizen, Luc (author)
Due to the presence of a monopile in a turbulent flow swirling vortices, known as horseshoe vortices, can form upstream of the structure near the cylinder-bed junction. Those vortices then travel downstream of the cylinder as they are being dragged along with the current. The horseshoe vortices can scoop up bed material surrounding the cylinder,...
master thesis 2020
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Opsomer, Aviva (author)
Rising temperatures due to climate change and the increased Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect both have a major impact on Singapore’s outdoor comfort. Research has reported an average UHI in Singapore of 4°C, which can even exceed 7°C at some times of the day. (Acero &amp; Ruefenacht, 2017) Increasing convective surface heat transfer from the human...
master thesis 2020
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