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Spaans, Erik (author)
The accurate approximation of the surface tension force is paramount for continuum surface models in the field of computational fluid dynamics for multiphase flow where surface tension is relevant. This involves being able to accurately calculate the curvature at the interface. This study focuses on the use of convolution in smoothing the VOF...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Broeders, Theo (author)
Steel is commonly coated to protect it from corrosion. One method of applying this is by using Physical Vapor Deposition, which can be done by using multiple jets. In this process jets next to each other interact. This paper's main aim is to investigate the interaction effect of two rarefied two-dimensional vapor jets in vacuum and how this is...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Jadeja, Ashutosh (author)
master thesis 2018
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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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Ter Hofstede, E. (author)
Flow-induced vibration (FIV) plays an important role in the nuclear industry. In nuclear power plants (NPP), the FIV may cause fatigue problems, stress corrosion cracking, possible failure modes and fretting wear. This in return can lead to nuclear safety issues and substantial stand-still costs due to unplanned outages. It is therefore...
master thesis 2015
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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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Jonker, R.G. (author)
In this research OpenFOAM is used to model and determine the complex hydrodynamic behaviour of a Homogeneous low-crested structure (HLCS) consisting of cubipod artificial concrete elements. The validated model is used to gain insight in the design sensitivities of a two dimensional cross sectional layout to reduce sea wall overtopping. HLCS and...
master thesis 2020
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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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Arboleda Chavez, C.E. (author)
Erosion is a phenomenon present in several industrial processes. In dredging, the jetting of sand in drag heads erodes the sand bed. In construction of offshore infrastructure such as wind turbines, oil and gas production units, marine pipelines, erosion of material near the foundations can put the stability of structures at stake. Furthermore,...
master thesis 2017
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Janssen, Danny (author)
In the past humans used to protect their shores mainly with rocks. In the past decades the shore protections did gently shift to concrete element protections. An example of an often applied concrete armour unit is the Xbloc. This element is quite strong and well investigated. BAM Infraconsult has developed a uniformly placed armor unit, the...
master thesis 2018
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Tatomir, Niko (author)
Aeroelastic stability must be maintained for the entire flight duration. Of the vast phenomena that fall under the field of aeroelasticity, flutter is the most studied and influential in terms of driving aircraft design. As such, it is the main topic of analysis of this Master Thesis. For flutter analysis, it is of critical importance to...
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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Zaalberg, Piet (author)
OpenFOAM allowed the author to simulate a large number of scenarios in which the influences of cross-shore profile shape, cobble porosity, cobble diameter and layer thickness on wave overtopping were examined. Four validation runs and six simulations to map the sensitivity are compared with data from two physical experiments conducted in the...
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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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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Wijnands, Jasper (author)
Manganese nodules have been lying on the deep sea soil for centuries before they became known. The first ones to discover the nodules were Murray and Renard, during their scientific cruise between 1872 and 1876 (Murray and Renard, 1876). The Clarion-Clipperton Zone, located between Mexico and Hawaii, appears to have a virtually inexhaustible...
master thesis 2018
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Derksen, Adriaan (author)
Recent innovations in the off-shore wind industry have lead to bigger wind turbines and taller support structures. These towers can suffer from vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). The present work couples the open-source CFD solver OpenFOAM with a structural solver to investigate these fluid-structure interactions (FSI) effects in more detail. 2D...
master thesis 2019
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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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Dierickx, Jan (author)
A surrogate model for vortex generator flows has been created. This was done by developing a framework to generate a reduced order approximation of a discrete optimized source-term on a uniform grid. The discrete optimized source term uses the flow field of a vortex generator simulation with a body-fitted mesh (BFM) as objective. The reduced...
master thesis 2019
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