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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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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...
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de Muijnck, Stan (author)
This study was aimed at improving the accuracy of the model predictions for the minimum fluid and inner wall temperatures for cold, low-pressure start-up of wells that produce oil or gas. Due to the large pressure drop over the well head choke, the so-called Joule-Thomson cooling will give a very low temperature of the
expanding gas jet. Low...
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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).

The performance of such a TSHD is described by its production: the amount of sediment loaded in...
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Fischer, Jan (author)
The recent advances in complementary technologies have given a new impulse in the research activities related to distributed propulsion. Light electric engines, whose performance is rather insensitive to scaling, improved battery capacities and autonomous flight all contribute to this trend. Promising concepts featuring electrically powered...
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Marelli, Giancarlo (author)
Large water motion inside the moonpool of vessels operating in waves can be excited by pressure fluctuations produced by external waves and vessel motion. Extreme consequences of this effect may include injuries for crew members, and damages to deck equipment resulting in downtime for the vessel. The accepted method to predict this non-linear...
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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.

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Baudino Bessone, Matteo (author)
Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector in the energy industry, and the cost of electricity per kilowatt-hour from offshore wind is decreasing significantly. Until now, offshore wind turbines are mainly installed on bottom-mounted foundations, which are economically feasible in shallow waters. This factor has limited the development of...
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D' Onofrio, Federica (author)
RANS equations are nowadays widely used in industry because of their affordability in terms of computational costs. They reached a high level of complexity, as they involve systems of non-linear partial differential equations. However they still lack of generality as they are based on closure coefficients determined from fundamental real flow...
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Pfeifle, Ole (author)
Curved exhaust ducts are used in aero engine applications for different purposes, including thrust vectoring, shielding of parts from the exhaust or improving stealth properties. Their integration, however, regularly represents a design problem due to flow separation and high aerodynamic losses occurring in the bend. Curved duct flows for both...
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Steijger, Miranti (author)
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Rawat, Digvijay (author)
An aneurysm refers to the local dilation or ballooning of a blood vessel and if left unchecked, almost every aneurysm continues to grow in size until it eventually ruptures. The abdominal aorta is the most common location for an aneurysm to form and an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can turn lethal in the event of rupture. Since the current...
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Viswanathan, Veeraraghavan (author)
The aerodynamic drag force is a crucial factor for passenger cars and trucks, where fuel economy is of utmost importance. While a lot of research has been performed to optimize the design of the upper-body of the vehicle, the flow over a rotating wheel that is enclosed by a wheelhouse is not understood to the same level. Estimates show that the...
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de Bruycker, Deborah (author)
Maritime hydrodynamics involves strong inertia-driven flows, including free-surface waves, and with Reynolds numbers as high as 109. Numerical modelling of these flows is therefore a true challenge. Especially for the optimization of the design of the aft part of the ship, where viscous effects cannot be discarded. At MARIN, the viscous flow...
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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...
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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.

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Klein, Peter (author)
As traditional fossil fuels become scarcer and more attention is given to environmental impact of the combustion of fossil fuels, for next-generation aircraft, the focus of development will mainly be on reducing fuel consumption. Open rotor engines have the advantage over conventional turbofans that they are expected to perform 25% to 30% better...
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Schoenmaker, Lars (author)
In this thesis diffuser performance will be simulated with computational fluid dynamics, which will be done with the program Ansys Fluent. The expanding geometry creates an adverse pressure gradient and under certain conditions there will also be separation.

At first a relative simple simulation will be done of a one-directional...
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Sachdeva, Shivaang (author)
With growing energy demands and a need to switch to a sustainable source of energy key stakeholders are considering the use of high altitude wind energy systems. TU Delft and its start up company kitepower are key stakeholders investigating the commercial viability of this technology. With this goal the research group has developed several kite...
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Ketelaars, Martijn (author)
During aircraft design,multiple tools are utilised to inspect the performance of the configuration. As the design matures, higher fidelity analyses are conducted to predict the flight dynamics of the aircraft. These analyses are conducted by using semi-empirical relations, numerically analysing flow behaviour, conducting wind-tunnel tests and...
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