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Voogd-Claessen, H. (author), Van Bladel, C. (author), Van Daalen, T. (author), Dekkers, B. (author), Elwick, R. (author), Mulder, F. (author), Nachmany, G. (author)
Rowing is a sport which requires a proper technique, strong core balance, physical strength and endurance. Rowing boats designed for competition are built of epoxy laminate with glass or carbon reinforcement; they are lightweight, stiff, long, and narrow to achieve minimal water resistance. However, this makes them extremely unstable and...
journal article 2010
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Blanckaert, K. (author), De Vriend, H.J. (author)
Despite the rapid evolution of computational power, simulation of meander dynamics by means of reduced and computationally less expensive models remains practically relevant for investigation of large?scale and long?term processes, probabilistic predictions, or rapid assessments. Existing meander models are invariantly based on the assumptions...
journal article 2010
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Kritzinger, H.P. (author)
The Monolithic Stirrer Reactor (MSR) is a novel concept for heterogeneously catalyzed reactors and is presented as an alternative device to slurry reactors. It uses a modified stirrer on which structured catalyst supports (monoliths) are fixed to form permeable blades. The monoliths consist of small square parallel channels on which a layer of...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Blanckaert, K. (author)
The migration rate of sharp meander bends exhibits large variance and indicates that some sharply curved bends tend to stabilize. These observations remain unexplained. This paper examines three hydrodynamic processes in sharp bends with fixed banks and discusses their morphological implications: secondary flow saturation, outer-banks cells, and...
journal article 2011
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Kernkamp, H.W.J. (author), Van Dam, A. (author), Stelling, G.S. (author), De Goede, E.D. (author)
In this paper, a shallow-water flow solver is presented, based on the finite-volume method on unstructured grids The method is suitable for flows that occur in rivers, channels, sewer systems (1D), shallow seas, rivers, overland flow (2D), and estuaries, lakes and shelf breaks (3D). We present an outline of the numerical approach and show three...
journal article 2011
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Dijkstra, J.T. (author)
Aquatic plants –or macrophytes- are an important part of coastal, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems worldwide, both from an ecological and an engineering viewpoint. Their meadows provide a wide range of ecosystem services: forming a physical protection of the shoreline, enhancing water quality and harbouring many other organisms. Unfortunately...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Greidanus, A.J. (author), Delfos, R. (author), Westerweel, J. (author)
The largest part of hydrodynamic drag during rowing, sailing or canoeing is the turbulent skin friction (80-90%). Higher velocities can be achieved by reducing the friction drag as a result of surface treatment. This research focuses on the development, characterization, and testing of drag-reducing surfaces, like nano- and micro-structured...
journal article 2012
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Ooms, G. (author), Pourquie, M.J.B.M. (author), Beerens, J.C. (author)
A numerical study has been made of horizontal core-annular flow: the flow of a high-viscosity liquid core surrounded by a low-viscosity liquid annular layer through a horizontal pipe. Special attention is paid to the question how the buoyancy force on the core, caused by a density difference between the core and the annular layer, is...
journal article 2013
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Pomeroy, A.W.M. (author), Lowe, R.J. (author), Bowyer, C. (author), Zhang, Z. (author), Falter, J. (author), Van Dongeren, A. (author), Roelvink, D. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Brändle de Motta, J.C. (author), Breugem, W.P. (author), Gazanion, B. (author), Estivalezes, J.L. (author), Vincent, S. (author), Climent, E. (author)
A general model is presented for short-range hydrodynamic interactions and head-on particle-particle/wall collisions. The model has been embedded in two distinct numerical methods for fully resolved simulation of finite-size particles in a viscous fluid. It accounts for the material properties of the particles and lubrication effects prior to...
journal article 2013
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Platzek, F.W. (author), Stelling, G.S. (author), Jankowski, J.A. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author)
Three-dimensional hydrodynamic z-layer models, which are used for simulating the flow in rivers, estuaries, and oceans, suffer from an inaccurate and often discontinuous bottom shear stress representation, due to the staircase bottom. We analyze the governing equations and clearly show the cause of the inaccuracies. Based on the analysis, we...
journal article 2014
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Donchyts, G. (author), Baart, F. (author), Van Dam, A. (author), Jagers, B. (author)
The use of natural user interfaces instead of conventional ones has become a reality with the emergence of 3D motion sensing technologies. However, some problems are still unsolved (for example, no haptic or tactile feedback); so this technology requires careful evaluation before the users can benefit from it. We argue, that the best benefits...
conference paper 2014
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Bodde, W.P. (author), Pomeroy, A.W.M. (author), Van Dongeren, A.R. (author), Lowe, R. (author), van Thiel de Vries, J.S.M. (author)
Coral reefs are highly valuable ecosystems, which are under an increasing number of environmental pressures. Sedimentation and sediment transport patterns are among key physical drivers of coral reefs, so it is important to improve our understanding of these poorly studied dynamics on reefs. To this purpose, flume experiments were performed on a...
conference paper 2014
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Donchyts, G. (author), Baart, F. (author), Van Dam, A. (author), De Goede, E. (author), Icke, J. (author), Putten, H. (author)
An overview paper, describes motivation and main deliverables of the Next Generation Hydro Software (NGHS) project. Important technological innovations include development of the new computational core Delft3D Flexible Mesh, as well as the open modelling environment Delta Shell.
conference paper 2014
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Radermacher, M. (author), Thackeray, Z.H. (author), De Schipper, M.A. (author), Gordon, L. (author), Chrystal, C. (author), Leuci, R. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Measurements of nearshore currents can be performed using a range of existing measurement techniques. Although every technique has its specific benefits, capturing strong spatial gradients in a flow field with sufficiently high spatial resolution often proves to be difficult due to high costs or practical difficulties associated with these...
conference paper 2015
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Gourdin-Bertin, S. (author), Chassagne, C. (author), Bernard, O. (author), Jardat, M. (author)
In electrolyte solutions, an electric potential difference, called the Ionic Vibration Potential (IVP), related to the ionic vibration intensity, is generated by the application of an acoustic wave. Several theories based on a mechanical framework have been proposed over the years to predict the IVP for high ionic strengths, in the case where...
journal article 2015
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van Houwelingen, J. (author), van de Water, W. (author), Kunnen, R.P.J. (author), van Heijst, GJF (author), Clerx, H.J.H. (author)
Understanding the power balance of a swimmer, who needs to overcome power losses to drag and to water set in motion, requires detailed insight into the hydrodynamics of the flow around the swimmer. This will be done from a hydrodynamic point of view with techniques familiar from fluid mechanics. One of our objectives is to develop a system to...
conference paper 2016
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de Wit, F.P. (author), Tissier, M.F.S. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Coastal systems are influenced by a combination of waves and tides. In certain cases, tide-induced alongshore currents can be of similar order or even larger than wave-induced currents. Until now, however, no detailed wave-resolving modelling studies included tidal currents. This paper presents a method to implement alongshore tidal currents by...
conference paper 2017
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Phan, M.H. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), Ye, Q. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author)
The coastal zone of Mekong delta is suffering under intense pressures from climate change as well as human intervention. Currently, the coastline evolution of Mekong delta is a complex combination of impacts due to (1) relative sea level rise i.e. the sum of eustatic sea level rise, natural and human induced subsidence (2) sediment transport...
conference paper 2017
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Matias, Ana (author), Carrasco, Ana Rita (author), Loureiro, Carlos (author), Andriolo, Umberto (author), Masselink, Gerd (author), Guerreiro, Martha (author), Pacheco, A (author), McCall, R.T. (author), Ferreira, Óscar (author), Plomaritis, Theocharis A. (author)
Overwash hydrodynamics datasets are mixed in quality and scope, being hard to obtain due to fieldwork experimental difficulties. Aiming to overcome such limitations, this work presents accurate fieldwork data on overwash<br/>hydrodynamics, further exploring it to model overwash on a low-lying barrier island. Fieldwork was performed on Barreta...
conference paper 2017
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