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De Baar, J.H.S. (author)
The keel of a sailing yacht has been shown to constitute a significant part of the overall resistance. Where the details of this effect are not yet fully understood, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis might reveal mechanisms unseen to the experimental eye. An important step in CFD application is the simulation of a number of validation...
master thesis 2010
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Van Sabben, A.J. (author)
For a proper management of rivers and river bends in particular, it is important to have good models to predict the flows through bends. It is important that those developed models are well validated with measurements to demonstrate the usefulness of the models. This research is a validation of the Delft3D-FLOW model which is a model that is...
master thesis 2010
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Zoon, A. (author)
A cobble sea defence appears to be an easy constructible protection, with relatively low total costs of ownership. Flume tests show that sand under such single layered constructions is stable. However, it is not exactly known how the hydraulic loading of a breaking wave is reducing in the filter. Two datasets containing pressure measurements in...
master thesis 2010
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Van Balen, W. (author)
The flow of water through a river bend can be characterized as a turbulent open-channel flow that is dominated by streamline curvature. In order to adequately manage the planimetry of meandering rivers and the according safety aspects, the features of the flow and the associated turbulence have to be understood well. This thesis presents results...
doctoral thesis 2010
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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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Grosse, S. (author), Schröder, W. (author)
Wall-shear stress results from the relative motion of a fluid over a body surface as a consequence of the no-slip condition of the fluid in the vicinity of the wall. To determine the two-dimensional wall-shear stress distribution is of utter importance in theoretical and applied turbulence research. In this article, characteristics of the Micro...
journal article 2009
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Bierbooms, W.A.A.M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2009
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Bijlard, M.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2009
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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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Gillissen, J.J.J. (author)
Polymer-induced drag reduction is the phenomenon by which the friction factor of a turbulent flow is reduced by the addition of small amounts of high-molecular-weight linear polymers, which conformation in solution at rest can vary between randomly coiled and rodlike. It is well known that drag reduction is positively correlated to viscous...
journal article 2008
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Gillissen, J.J.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2008
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Mortensen, P.H. (author), Andersson, H.I. (author), Gillissen, J.J.J. (author), Boersma, B.J. (author)
The dynamical behavior of tiny elongated particles in a directly simulated turbulent flow field is investigated. The ellipsoidal particles are affected both by inertia and hydrodynamic forces and torques. The time evolution of the particle orientation and translational and rotational motions in a statistically steady channel flow is obtained for...
journal article 2008
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Bil, R. (author)
A search for a victim of drowning is not always successful in practice: according to a rough guess only one out of ten corpses is found during a search by the authorities concerned. Several methods can be used in order to detect a corpse. In The Netherlands it is common to search with (tracker) dogs on the basis of corpse scent. Scent is...
master thesis 2008
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Elsinga, G.E. (author)
Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry is a new experimental method developed to study three-dimensional motion in turbulent flows. The technique is an extension of standard PIV and makes use of several simultaneous views of illuminated tracer particles and their three-dimensional reconstruction as a light intensity distribution by means of...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Van Reeuwijk, M. (author), Jonker, H.J.J. (author), Hanjali?, K. (author)
journal article 2008
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Van Reeuwijk, M. (author), Jonker, H.J.J. (author), Hanjali?, K. (author)
journal article 2008
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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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Gillissen, J.J.J. (author), Boersma, B.J. (author), Mortensen, P.H. (author), Andersson, H.I. (author)
Turbulent fiber suspension channel flow is studied using direct numerical simulation. The effect of the fibers on the fluid mechanics is governed by a stress tensor, involving the distribution of fiber position and orientation. Properties of this function in channel flow are studied by computing the trajectories and orientations of individual...
journal article 2007
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Wackers, J. (author), Koren, J. (author)
journal article 2007
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Humble, R.A. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The unsteady flow features of a series of two-dimensional, planar base flows are examined, within a range of low-supersonic Mach numbers in order to gain a better understanding of the effects of compressibility on the organized global dynamics. Particle image velocimetry is used as the primary diagnostic tool in order to characterize the...
journal article 2007
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