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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.
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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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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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Papp, David (author)
New generation combat aircraft are expected to operate over extended flight envelopes, including flight at high flow angles and rapid maneuvers. Conditions beyond traditional limits are giving rise to nonlinear phenomena, such as flow separation, large scale energetic vortices, fluctuations etc. These phenomena have significant impact on...
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Casacuberta Puig, Jordi (author)
Micro-ramps are passive flow control devices used to delay flow separation. Their use is widespread due to their reduced drag and structural robustness. We reproduce with Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) recent Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) experiments of the micro-ramp flow performed at TU Delft to study the wake of a micro-ramp immersed...
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Hendriksen, Eduard (author)
A project is under way to replace the ferry crossings in Norway's highway E39 with fixed links, such as highway bridges or tunnels. This thesis research is on the crossing located at the Sognefjord, the widest and deepest of the straight crossings in the E39 highway. Previous thesis projects at IV-Consult have yielded a design for a floating...
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Wieleman, Vera (author)
An accurate prediction of propeller hull interaction is an important step in the design of a new vessel. The prediction of full-scale flow phenomena, which eliminates scale effects, is becoming available due to increasing computational power. However, the complexity of full-scale CFD calculations combined
with a lack of validation data...
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Tierolff, Espen (author)
Currently, 54% of the general population lives in urban areas. This number is estimated to increase to 66% by 2050. Urbanization is generally linked to several phenomena that are detrimental to the overall quality of life; the urban heat island effect, and the decrease of air quality due to pollutants. The addition of vegetation to urban areas...
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Huijts, Melchior (author)
NOx emissions cause harm to the human body, the world around us and our atmosphere, both directly and indirectly. Flameless combustion is a combustion regime that has the potential to reduce these emissions by more than 95%. Operation in this regime is possible when lowering the availability of oxygen and lowering the combustion temperature in...
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Toussaint, Merel (author)
Brain aneurysms cause almost 500,000 deaths in the world every year. A better understanding of brain aneurysm genesis and rupture may open new opportunities to prevention and treatment. In this study, a part of the cerebral vascular system, the so called circle of Willis including an aneurysm, was analyzed with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)...
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Döpke, Max (author)
In this research a global-coefficient non-linear eddy viscosity model (NLEVM) is studied. This model stems from the inherent inability of the Boussinesq approximation to model anisotropy and therefore flow features such as: swirl, stream-line curvature and secondary motions (Lumley, 1970; Pope, 1975; Craft et al., 1996). The focus lies on the...
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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...
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Çelik, Halil (author)
The piston is the only moving part in the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. With the ever increasing demand for higher power output, the control of piston temperatures has become one of the determining factors in a modern successful engine design. Because of the highly dynamic environment created by the reciprocating piston,...
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Khajehzadeh, Arash (author)
This project aims to investigate propeller wing interaction of an over the wing (OTW) based distributed propulsion (DP) system with the addition of a secondary wing. This research explored the opportunities that OTW configuration provides to DP concept, such as improving the lifting performance of system by inducing the flow over the upper...
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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...
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Steiner, Julia (author)
The field of Airborne Wind Energy is concerned with harvesting high-altitude wind power; the corresponding group in Delft, in particular, is investigating the suitability of a kite for this purpose. Due to the high complexity that such a system ensues, it is of interest to have a fundamental understanding of the critical aero-elastic modes of...
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