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Palermo, Marco (author)
Despite widespread research into the possibilities of improving aerodynamic efficiency, a plateau seems to have been reached for the conventional configuration. Hence, the potential of unconventional configurations are being investigated in recent years. Flying V is one such configuration that promises a lift to drag ratio about 24 in cruise...
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Raji, B. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Bokel, R.M.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
This paper investigates the potential use of natural ventilation strategies to reduce the energy demand for cooling and mechanical ventilation for high-rise buildings in summer. A 21-storey office building was selected to represent a mechanically ventilated high-rise design in temperate climates. Six natural ventilation scenarios were developed...
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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...
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Maselis, Robbe (author)
Compressed natural gas (CNG) has been gaining attention in the automotive industry since it allows for a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Recent advancements in direct-injection technology have contributed to an increase in volumetric efficiency and engine power, but the physical modeling of such gaseous injection with...
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Della Vecchia, Gabriele (author), Cremonesi, Massimiliano (author), Pisano, F. (author)
This paper concerns the rheological characterisation of liquefied sands as non-Newtonian Bingham fluids. For this purpose, dam-breaking laboratory tests are often executed and interpreted, offering a viable option to identify the properties of fluidised water-soil mixtures. However, limited attention has been devoted so far to clarify what...
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Wei, P. (author), Mudde, R.F. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Spanjers, H. (author), van Lier, J.B. (author), de Kreuk, M.K. (author)
This study aimed to characterise the gas-liquid flow and mixing behaviour in a gas-mixed anaerobic digester by improving phase interaction modelling using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). A 2D axisymmetric model validated with experimental data was set up using an Eulerian-Eulerian method. Uncertainty factors, including bubble size, phase...
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Coenen, Roger (author)
Airborne Wind Energy is a technology where wind energy is harvested with tethered flying devices. Kitepower uses flexible leading edge inflatable kites, but these have a scaling disadvantage in that they become heavier with size. A single skin kite has the potential of negating this disadvantage while at the same time being more aerodynamically...
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van Rijsingen, Mart (author)
The transport sector is making a significant contribution to the global CO2 emissions causing Global Warming. A large portion of this is caused by heavy-duty vehicles like tractor semi-trailer combinations. Since tractor semi-trailer combinations are often operated at relatively high speeds for long periods of time their fuel consumption, and...
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Lagendijk, Laurens-Jan (author)
In recent years the awareness and the effort to reduce air pollution and global warming have increased. Many new ideas are being developed to reduce harmful emissions. Despite this, the shipping industry is still a large contributor to air pollution worldwide. To reduce the environmental impact of shipping, the use of
sustainable energy...
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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...
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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...
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Ramolini, Anna (author)
The design of sails has always been done experimentally, and only recently simulations are starting to be used in the design process. This thesis is a first attempt in creating a solver that couples CFD and FEM in order to compute the deformed sail shape (flying shape) and the thrust it can provide. Such solvers already exist but are not...
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Jia, Kangjun (author)
The transport of highly-viscous oil in the core-annular flow regime in a horizontal pipe is investigated with a numerical simulation study. In this flow type the viscous oil is lubricated by a water annulus along the pipe wall. The Launder-Sharma low-Reynolds number k-ε turbulence model is used with the Volume-of-Fluid solver in interFOAM. Three...
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van der Eijk, Martin (author)
A substantial part of structural damage for conventional vessels is caused by complex free surface events like slamming, breaking waves and green water. These events lead to the interaction of air and water where air can be entrained in water. The resulting air bubbles can considerably affect the evolution of the pressure caused by hydrodynamic...
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De Poli, Matteo (author)
Underground infrastructures and the importance of the people’s safety and structures robustness are relevant and contemporary issues in the civil engineering industry. The demand for this infrastructural typology has developed to such an extent that the need for a better and cost-beneficial knowledge of the risks is necessary.
This thesis...
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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...
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Cointe, Benoit (author)
The main goal of this master thesis is to reproduce by CFD computations the characteristic cavitation dynamics in a venturi which were experimentally discovered at TU Delft by Jahangir and al. The different cavitation regimes were obtained by modifying the global static pressure and flow velocity in the flow loop. Based on this, three different...
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Saes, Thomas (author)
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Rubino, A. (author), Pini, M. (author), Vitale, S. (author), Colonna di Paliano, Piero (author)
Fast and accurate computation of thermo-physical properties is essential in computationally expensive simulations involving fluid flows that significantly depart from the ideal gas or ideal liquid behavior. A look-up table algorithm based on unstructured grids is proposed and applied to non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics simulations. The...
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Huijzer, Leonard (author)
The Wanda software package developed by Deltares can used for simulating both steady state and transient fluid flow in pipeline systems. Steady state simulations are used for initial system design and transient flow simulations are used for doing water hammer analysis in pipeline systems. For both types of simulations a system consisting of both...
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