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Grossi, G. (author), Arpino, Fausto (author), Bertone, M. (author), Cortellessa, Gino (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
The aim of the present study is to analyze the performances of unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) and large eddy simulation (LES) approaches in predicting the airflow patterns inside car cabins and to give insight in the design of computational fluid dynamics simulations of a real car cabin. For this purpose, one eddy viscosity...
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Ujjaini Kempaiah, K. (author), Piovesan, Tommaso (author), Zachos, Pavlos K. (author), Michaelis, Dirk (author), Gebbink, Roy (author), van Rooijen, Bart (author), Prieto, Daniel Gil (author), MacManus, David (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Sheaf, Christopher (author)
Unsteady inlet flow distortion can influence the stability and performance of any propulsion system, in particular for more novel, short and slim intakes of future aero-engine configurations. As such, the requirement for measurement methods able to provide high spatial resolution data is important to aid the understanding of these flow fields...
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Grille Guerra, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
The scalability of experiments using PIV relies upon several parameters, namely illumination power, camera sensor and primarily the tracers light scattering capability. Given their larger cross section, helium-filled soap bubbles (HFSB) allow measurements in air flows over a significantly large domain compared to traditional oil or fog droplets....
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Adatrao, S. (author), van der Velden, S. (author), van der Meulen, Mark-Jan (author), Cruellas Bordes, Marc (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
A statistical tool called design of experiments (DOEs) is introduced for uncertainty quantification in particle image velocimetry (PIV). DOE allows to quantify the total uncertainty as well as the systematic uncertainties arising from various experimental factors. The approach is based on measuring a quantity (e.g. time-averaged velocity or...
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Carrillo Córcoles, X. (author), Mertens, C. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Sodja, J. (author)
This study presents an aeroelastic wind-tunnel experiment to identify the influence of the wing stiffness and hinge release threshold on the gust load alleviation performance of a folding wingtip design. Five models with different stiffness and tailoring properties are tested, and the wing root bending moment at different conditions is compared...
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Bertone, M. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Arpino, F. (author), Canale, C. (author), Cortellessa, G. (author), Grossi, G. (author), Moretti, L. (author)
The ventilation flow in a car cabin has been experimentally investigated. The study has been carried out in a car commercially available, by testing one ventilation mode (panel-vent mode) at one fan strength (level 3 of the 4 available) with fresh air intake (without any re-circulation). The flow velocity at the exit of the vents has been...
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Hysa, I. (author), Tuinstra, Marthijn (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Schwartz, Nicholas (author), Harrison, Charles (author), Gebbink, Roy (author)
Volumetric particle tracking velocimetry measurements are performed in a low-speed wind tunnel to study the flow around a 1:12-scale aircraft model with jet engines operating with thrust reversers. The engine jet and freestream flow velocity are varied to yield a jet to freestream velocity ratio of V<sub>jet</sub>/V<sub>∞</sub> ranging from 1...
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Mertens, C. (author), Fernández, José L.Costa (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aeroelastic response of the Delft-Pazy wing to steady and periodic unsteady inflow conditions is analyzed experimentally. The Delft-Pazy wing is a highly flexible wing model based on the benchmark Pazy wing (Avin, O., Raveh, D. E., Drachinsky, A., Ben-Shmuel, Y., and Tur, M., “Experimental Aeroelastic Benchmark of a Very Flexible Wing,”...
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Discetti, Stefano (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
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Bensason, D.Y. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
In the present study, the near wake of a novel vertical-axis wind turbine known as the X-Rotor is experimentally investigated. Particle image velocimetry is used to measure the phase-locked flowfield at several streamwise locations within the rotor's volume of rotation. The results show a clear impact of coned blades on the streamwise and...
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Huang, M. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
Wake steering of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) is investigated experimentally and numerically via stereoscopic particle image velocimetry and Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes simulations. Three different blade pitch angles (-10°, 0°, 10°) of straight H-type VAWTs are adopted to deflect and deform the wake. The experimental results...
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Spoelstra, A.M.C.M.G. (author), Terra, W. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
An aerodynamic assessment is presented of two elite skaters, each in two different skating postures, at the ice-rink Thialf in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, via on-site Ring of Fire (RoF) measurements. This experimental approach adopts stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (Stereo-PIV) to measure the flow upstream and downstream of the...
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Huang, M. (author), Vijaykumar Patil, Yugandhar (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
Wakes and wake interactions in wind turbine arrays diminish energy output and raise the risk of structural fatigue; hence, comprehending the features of rotor–wake interactions is of practical relevance. Previous studies suggest that vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) can facilitate a quicker wake recovery. This study experimentally...
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Jux, C. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The aerodynamic characteristics of a modern road cycling wheel in cross wind are studied through force- and planar PIV measurements in the TU Delft Open Jet Facility. The performance of the 62 mm deep rim is evaluated for three tire profiles, and yaw angles up to 24°. All measurements are executed at 12.5 m/s (45 km/h) freestream- and wheel...
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Huang, M. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
Wake losses are a critical consideration in wind farm design. The ability to steer and deform wakes can result in increased wind farm power density and reduced energy costs and can be used to optimize wind farm designs. This study investigates the wake deflection of a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) experimentally, emphasizing the effect of...
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Terra, W. (author), Spoelstra, A.M.C.M.G. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
The effect of drafting on the aerodynamic drag of a long-track speed skater is investigated in-field, at the 400m ice-rink of Thialf, Heerenveen. The Ring of Fire system is used to measure the flow downstream of an elite, isolated skater at approximately 11 m/s, transiting repeatedly through a tunnel filled with Helium-filled soap bubble flow...
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Mertens, C. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aeroelastic response of a very flexible wing in steady and unsteady inflow conditions is measured in a wind tunnel experiment. An integrated aeroelastic characterization is performed with a non-intrusive optical setup that allows simultaneous measurements of the structural motion and the flow field around the wing. The experimental...
conference paper 2022
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Mertens, C. (author), de Rojas Cordero, T. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aerodynamic, elastic, and inertial components in Collar’s triangle of forces acting on a flexible wing with span width s=1.75  m and chord c=0.25  m are determined based on integrated optical measurements of the structural and aerodynamic response to steady and unsteady periodic inflow conditions at a chord-based Reynolds number of 2.3×105....
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Carrillo Córcoles, X. (author), Mertens, C. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Sodja, J. (author)
An aeroelastic wind tunnel experiment to identify the influence of the wing stiffness and hinge release threshold on the gust load alleviation performance of a folding wingtip design is presented in this study. Five models with different stiffness and tailoring properties are tested and the wing root bending moment at different conditions is...
conference paper 2022
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Mertens, C. (author), Costa Fernandez, J.L. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aeroelastic response of a highly flexible wing to periodic gust excitation is determined experimentally. The integrated optical measurement approach that is applied provides combined measurements of the structural response of the wing and the unsteady flow field around it. The aeroelastic loads acting on the wing are derived from these...
conference paper 2022
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