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Kortleven, M. (author)
In this research computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is used to model a vertical axis wind turbine. Well known turbulence models | i.e. the k-epsilon and k-omega SST model | are used and compared in their performance against each other and a set of experimental data. The formal research question is "What models are available for the simulation of...
bachelor thesis 2016
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Satheesh Kumar Nair, V. (author)
High-order numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics have undergone significant fundamental developments over the last two decades owing to combined efforts from the applied mathematics and engineering communities. Even though low-order numerical methods are still the standard in industry, the increased requirements of engineering...
master thesis 2016
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Desai, Sanjeet (author)
Feadship yachts are designed for the leisure and cruising across the oceans. These luxury yachts are mostly powered by diesel engines or in some cases, a diesel-hybrid system. To prevent the inconvenience and the discomfort arising from the diesel exhaust gases for passengers, Feadship yachts are equipped with an underwater exhaust outlet. These...
master thesis 2018
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van Tilborg, Frank (author)
In the European Union greenhouse gas emissions of heavy duty vehicles make up 30% of the total caused by road transport. By placing vehicles in a platoon configuration the aerodynamic drag can be heavily reduced. The effect of platooning has been studied on both American and European type vehicles. However many of these studies only disclose the...
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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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...
master thesis 2019
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Pal, Somnath (author)
The total electrical energy consumption by all the operational data centers (located all over the world) is enormous (approx. 1% of the global electricity demand 20000TWh). This electrical energy is required 24x7 to operate and cool all the IT equipment present in the data center. The electrical energy required to cool all...
master thesis 2020
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Van Kruchten, T.J.G. (author)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an excessive localized swelling of the abdominal aortic wall. AAAs are often lethal when they rupture and constitute a significant health risk in the developed countries. CFD simulations can help predict formation, progression, and rupture of AAAs by the use of hemodynamic parameters such as the Oscillatory...
master thesis 2015
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Hulsbergen, Bas (author)
Shipyards these days see an increase in customers that specify combined speed and seakeeping ability design requirements. This requires the shipyard to make a prediction of the additional installed power required to maintain a certain speed when waves are encountered. The additional required installed power is directly related to the average...
master thesis 2019
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Roks, G.M. (author)
In this research a case study is performed to vapor formation in a turbine bearing. As a result of centrifugal forces in the rotating lubricant flow, low pressure regions occur in the bearing chamber. It is expected that vapor starts to form above a certain rotor speed. The formation of gaseous lubricant is presumed detrimental to the operation...
master thesis 2016
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Koning, W.J.F. (author)
Experimental techniques to measure rotorcraft aerodynamic performance are widely used. However, most of them are either unable to capture interference effects from bodies, or require an extremely large computational budget. The objective of the present research is to develop an XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft rotor model for investigation of...
master thesis 2015
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Jousma, Werner (author)
Cavity buffeting noise is the main contributor to discomfort in sky-dive tunnels. Low frequency noise, generated by self-sustained cavity shear-layer oscillations, similar to automotive sunroof-buffeting noise and side-window buffeting noise, is observed in sky-dive tunnels. Typical low frequencies are not conventionally audible to the human ear...
master thesis 2018
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Fatou Gomez, Javier (author)
The computation of complex turbulent flows design optimization processes is currently limited by the lack of accuracy of Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) in massively separated flows and the infeasible cost of multiple Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) evaluations. A novel method is presented, injecting data from LES or other high-fidelity...
master thesis 2018
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Steijger, Miranti (author)
master thesis 2017
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Dammers, Tim (author)
Lean premixed flames are being used in gas turbines to reduce the emission of NOx. Unfortunately, it results often in thermoacoustic instabilities. These instabilities are high amplitude pressure oscillations which cause damage to the combustion system, reduce efficiency, flame blow-off or flashback. While the cause for instabilities due to...
master thesis 2020
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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...
master thesis 2020
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Tsavlidis, Ioannis (author)
The graduation project was conducted at the upper stage liquid propulsion department of ArianeGroup at the facilities of Airbus DS, Bremen. Based on a series of past flights of Ariane 5 launcher, the aim is to analyze the fluid motion and the pressure fluctuations in the cryogenic propulsion upper stage Liquid Hydrogen (LH...
master thesis 2018
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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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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...
master thesis 2019
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Akkermans, Christ (author)
The influence of using different chemistry model and different chemical kinetics schemes on modeling combustion inside a rocket engine igniter are investigated. An igniter for a LOX/CH4 rocket engine is designed and a CFD model is developed which is used to model the designed igniter. Verification and validation methods are discussed.<br/><br/>...
master thesis 2017
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