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Humble, R.A. (author)
A fundamental experimental study is carried out to investigate the unsteady flow organization of an incident shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction at Mach 2.1. Planar and tomographic particle image velocimetry (PIV) are used in combination with data processing using the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD), complemented with hot-wire...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Souverein, L.J. (author)
Shock wave boundary layer interactions (SWBLI) are a common phenomenon in transonic and supersonic flows. The presence of shock waves, induced by specific geometrical configurations, causes a rapid increase of the pressure, which can lead to flow separation. Examples of such interactions are found in amongst others rocket engine nozzles and on...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Breugem, W.A. (author)
Two experiments are performed in order to investigate suspended sediment transport in a turbulent open channel flow. The first experiment used particle image velocimetry (PIV) to measure the fluid velocity with a high spatial resolution, while particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) was used to measure the velocity of individual sediment particles....
doctoral thesis 2012
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Harteveld, W.K. (author)
The aim of the thesis is to contribute to the understanding of the hydrodynamics of the gravity driven bubbly flow that can be found in bubble columns. Special attention is paid to the large scale structures that have a strong impact on several key parameters such as the degree of mixing, mass and heat transfer. An experimental investigation has...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Van Gool, P.C.A. (author)
doctoral thesis 1997
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Van der Veen, G.J. (author)
In the next decades wind energy is expected to secure a firm share of the total energy production capacity in many countries. To increase competitiveness of wind power with other power sources it is essential to lower the cost of wind energy. Given the design of a turbine, this objective can be attained in several ways, for instance by...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Tokgöz, S. (author)
Taylor-Couette flow is defined as the flow confined between two coaxial cylinders which can rotate independently. Several different flow states can be observed in the gap between the cylinders by changing the rotation speeds and the rotating directions of the cylinders. The aim of this thesis is to investigate the previously reported change of...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Verdoold, J. (author)
This dissertation focuses on turbulent thermal convection, which occurs in a wide range of (geo)physical situations, like in the atmosphere, the oceans, the interior of stars or planets, and engineering applications, like metal casting or crystal growth processes. In this work, a special type of thermal convection, Rayleigh-Bénard convection, is...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Oldenziel, G. (author)
Liquid droplets occur in many natural phenomena and play an important role in a large number of industrial applications. One of the distinct properties of droplets as opposed to solid particles is their ability to merge, or coalesce upon collision. Coalescence of liquid drops is of importance in for example the food industry, where the shelf...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Den Toonder, J.M.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 1996
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Koschatzky, V. (author)
This thesis deals with the problem of noise. Sound is a constant presence in our lives. Most of the times it is something wanted and it serves a purpose, such as communication through speech or entertainment by listening to music. On the other hand, quite often sound is an annoying and unwanted by-product of some other activity necessary to us....
doctoral thesis 2011
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van Vliet, E. (author)
doctoral thesis 2003
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Van Campen, L.J.A.M. (author)
Separation of oil and water is an essential step in the treatment of the production streams from fossil oil wells. Settling by gravity is a robust though voluminous process and therewith expensive method at remote locations, leading to a need for smaller separation equipment. In this thesis, we describe the research performed on the development...
doctoral thesis 2014
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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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Van der Dussen, J.J. (author)
Clouds have a strong net cooling effect on our planet, as they reflect a large part of the incident solar radiation. To be able to make accurate forecasts of the global climate, cloudiness should therefore be correctly represented by climate models. Currently, however there are large differences in the forecasted temperature increase among...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Groen, J.S. (author)
In this project a detailed experimental analysis was performed of the dynamic flow field in bubbly flows, with the purpose of determining local hydrodynamics and scale effects. Measurements were done in gas-liquid systems (air-water bubble columns) and in gas-solid systems (air-sand bubbing fluidized beds) of different size. Amongst others with...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Fiscaletti, D. (author)
The present work is an experimental and numerical investigation of the small-scale motions in turbulent free-shear flows. In the far-field turbulence of a jet at high Reynolds number (Re? = 350) hot-wire anemometry (HWA) is applied to measure time series of flow velocity. By filtering these time series, large- and small-scale velocity...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Beishuizen, N.A. (author)
Turbulent spray flames can be found in many applications, such as Diesel engines, rocket engines and power plants. The many practical applications are a motivation to investigate the physical phenomena occurring in turbulent spray flames in detail in order to be able to understand, predict and optimise them. Turbulent spray flames are a two...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Harleman, M.J.W. (author)
Previous research has shown that the addition of gas bubbles to a turbulent boundary layer in water can reduce the local skin-friction drag by up to 80%. Application of this technique to ships seems promising, but to date no significant drag reductions are obtained on full-scale ships. More knowledge about the drag reduction mechanism is...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Hofland, B. (author)
Layers of stone or rock are often applied around hydraulic structures to protect the sand bed from scouring. Determining the size of the rocks is complicated by the fact that the flow over a bed protection usually is non-uniform. This thesis describes two experimental series in which the stability of a single stone under non-uniform flows is...
doctoral thesis 2005
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