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Taouil, M. (author)
One of the key kernels in scientific applications is the Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication (SMVM). Profiling OpenFOAM, a sophisticated scientific Computational Fluid Dynamics tool, proved the SMVM to be its most computational intensive kernel. A traditional way to solve such computationally intensive problems in scientific applications is to...
master thesis 2009
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Gurunath, S. (author)
In order to ramp up the conversion ratios and burn-up of nuclear reactors, it is inevitable to go to tightly packed fuel rods in the reactor. These nuclear reactors with tightly packed rod-bundles are characterized by interesting flow patterns, different from the ones encountered in regular channel and pipe flows. The correct prediction and...
master thesis 2012
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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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Steenstra, R.S. (author)
For the design of granular bed protections often a stability parameter is used. The stability parameter represents the forces that are acting on the stones and is used to predict the response of the bed to these forces. Existing parameters are often derived for a limited range of application. When the parameter is used outside this range, the...
master thesis 2014
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Op het Veld, R.H.T.H. (author)
FLNG cooling water outfalls can be characterized as high momentum buoyant jets, relatively close to the surface. The buoyant jet trajectories, spreading rates and surface distribution very much depend on the jet outflow characteristics. A study with the CFD software OpenFOAM has been carried out into the mixing and transport processes of buoyant...
master thesis 2014
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Kadar, A.H. (author)
Measuring the temperature distribution inside the rotary kilns, using thermocouples for instance has proven to be difficult due to the harsh operating conditions of the kiln. Numerical modelling of turbulent combustion and the associated physical phenomenon thus proves to be an indispensable tool towards predicting the kiln operating conditions....
master thesis 2015
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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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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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Schippers, M.M.A. (author)
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, oil was released into the Gulf of Mexico and partly reached the shorelines. Here, it mixed with sand in the surf zone to form sand and oil agglomerates (SOAs). These cm-sized particles are heavier than water and are therefore found on the seabed. Years after the initial formation of these particles,...
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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van de Beek, Floris (author)
A robust and flexible numerical framework was developed for modelling of dielectric-barrier discharge applicable to plasma actuated flow control. In OpenFOAM, a solver was built which solves convection-diffusion equations for ionized species coupled to Gauss’ law for electrostatics and includes a chemical model to account for the various...
master thesis 2017
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Disanayaka Mudiyanselage, Sanduni (author)
The sliding force was a contributing factor to the displacement of caissons from the Kamaishi composite breakwater during the Great East Japan tsunami 2011 (Arikawa et al., 2012). The pressure reduction on the landward wall of the caisson due to non-aeration of the overflowing jet gives rise to an additional horizontal force which increases the...
master thesis 2017
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Rivera Arreba, Irene (author)
Floating wind turbines (FWTs) are proposed as a method to harness the significant wind energy resource in deep water. International research efforts have led to the development of coupled numerical global analysis tools for FWTs in order to understand their behavior under wind and wave actions. The hydrodynamic models in such tools are typically...
master thesis 2017
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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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Jadeja, Ashutosh (author)
master thesis 2018
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