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de Vries, R. (author), Wolleswinkel, Rob E. (author), Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
Battery-electric aviation is commonly believed to be limited to small aircraft and is therefore expected have a negligible impact on the decarbonization of the aviation sector. In this paper we argue that, with the correct choice of design parameters and top-level aircraft requirements, the addressable market is actually substantial. To...
conference paper 2024
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Wolleswinkel, Rob E. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
Thus far, battery-electric propulsion has not been considered a promising pathway to climate-neutral aviation. Given current and expected battery technology, in most literature battery-electric aircraft are only considered feasible for short ranges (< 400 km) and small payloads (< 19 pax). As a result, battery-electric aircraft development...
conference paper 2024
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Bonnin, V.O. (author), Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), de Vries, R. (author)
The impact of the ICAO code C gate span limit is assessed on the sizing of a serial Hybrid Electric Aircraft (HEA) of increasing Degree of Hybridization (DoH). For a set of Top Level Aircraft Requirements (TLARs) similar to the ATR-42, it is shown that the increase in MTOM due to the presence of the battery is such that only a maximum DoH under...
conference paper 2023
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de Vries, R. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, Raphaël D.J.M. (author), Fennis, Sonja A.A.M. (author)
In the evaluation of existing bridges and viaducts, relying solely on a desk study is often inadequate for determining their structural reliability. Performing a proof load test provides valuable field data that offers detailed information about the structural integrity. However, the relation between the magnitude of the load and the...
journal article 2023
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de Vries, R. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
The goal of this study is to analyze how the aeropropulsive benefits of an over-the-wing distributed-propulsion (OTWDP) system at the component level translate into an aeropropulsive benefit at the aircraft level, as well as to determine whether this enhancement is sufficient to lead to a reduction in overall energy consumption. For this, the...
journal article 2023
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de Vries, R. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, Raphaël D.J.M. (author), Naaktgeboren, Marius (author)
Because of the aging of infrastructure, methods are explored by which the reliability of existing bridges and viaducts can be assessed. In cases in which limited information of the structure is available or its condition is of concern, proof load testing may be used to demonstrate sufficient live load carrying capacity. Proof load tests in...
journal article 2023
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de Vries, R. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, Raphael D.J.M. (author), Naaktgeboren, Marius (author)
Due to the aging of infrastructure, methods are explored by which the reliability of existing bridges and viaducts can be assessed. In case limited information of the structure is available or its condition is of concern, proof load testing may be used to demonstrate sufficient load-carrying capacity. Proof load tests in the USA are typically...
conference paper 2023
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de Vries, R. (author)
Recent developments in the field of hybrid-electric propulsion (HEP) have opened the door to a wide range of novel aircraft configurations with improved energy efficiency. These electrically-driven powertrains enable “distributed propulsion” configurations, in which the aerodynamic interaction between the propulsive devices and the airframe is...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Finger, D. Felix (author), de Vries, R. (author), Vos, Roelof (author), Braun, Carsten (author), Bil, Cees (author)
The number of studies on hybrid-electric aircraft is steadily increasing because these configurations can lead to lower operating costs and environmental impact than traditional aircraft. However, due to the lack of reference data of actual hybrid-electric aircraft, the design tools and results are difficult to validate. This paper analyzes...
journal article 2022
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de Vries, R. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author), Fennis, S.A.A.M. (author)
In the assessment of existing infrastructure performing only a desk study is often not sufficient to determine the structural reliability of a bridge or viaduct. For concrete structures gathering field data by performing a proof load test offers detailed information about the structural performance. However, the relation between the magnitude...
conference paper 2022
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de Vries, R. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
The goal of this study is to analyze how the aero-propulsive benefits of an over-the-wing distributed-propulsion (OTWDP) system at component level translate into an aero-propulsive benefit at aircraft level, and to determine whether this enhancement is sufficient to lead to a reduction in overall energy consumption. For this, the preliminary...
conference paper 2022
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van Arnhem, N. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Sinnige, T. (author), Vos, Roelof (author), Veldhuis, L.L.M. (author)
In this combined experimental and numerical study, the propeller–airframe aerodynamic interaction is characterized for an aircraft configuration with propellers mounted to the horizontal tailplane. The contributions of the propeller and airframe to the overall loading are distinguished in the experimental analyses by using a combination of...
journal article 2021
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de Vries, R. (author), van Arnhem, N. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Vos, Roelof (author), Eitelberg, G. (author), Veldhuis, L.L.M. (author)
This experimental study focuses on the aerodynamic interaction between an over-the-wing (OTW) propeller and a wing boundary layer. An OTW propeller is positioned above the hinge line of a wing with a trailing-edge flap. Measurements are carried out with and without axial pressure gradients by deflecting the flap and by extending the flat upper...
journal article 2021
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Bölk, S.A. (author), de Vries, R. (author), van Arnhem, N. (author), Veldhuis, L.L.M. (author)
In this study, unsteady RANS simulations are performed to investigate the effect of over-the-wing (OTW) propeller inclination on the aerodynamic interaction with a wing featuring a plain flap. A comparison to experimental data shows that the numerical approach is capable of modeling the wing and propeller separately and can capture the effect of...
conference paper 2021
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de Vries, R. (author), van Arnhem, N. (author), Sinnige, T. (author), Vos, Roelof (author), Veldhuis, L.L.M. (author)
This article describes an experimental investigation of the aerodynamic interaction that occurs between distributed propellers in forward flight. To this end, three propellers were installed in close proximity in a wind tunnel, and the changes in their performance, flow-field characteristics, and noise production were quantified using...
journal article 2021
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Zill, Thomas (author), Iwanizki, Michael (author), Schmollgruber, Peter (author), Defoort, Sebastien (author), Döll, Carsten (author), Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Vankan, Jos (author), Lammen, Wim (author)
In the Clean Sky 2 Large Passenger Aircraft (LPA) program the potential of innovative hybrid electric propulsion (HEP) air vehicle concepts has been investigated by the projects ADEC (Advanced Engine and Aircraft Configuration) and NOVAIR (Novel Aircraft Configurations and Scaled Flight Testing Instrumentation). In a combined effort the members...
conference paper 2020
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van Arnhem, N. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Sinnige, T. (author), Vos, Roelof (author), Eitelberg, G. (author), Veldhuis, L.L.M. (author)
Advances in aerodynamic and propulsive efficiency of future aircraft can be achieved by strategic installation of propellers near the airframe. This paper presents a robust and computationally efficient engineering method to estimate the load distribution of a propeller operating in arbitrary nonuniform flow that is induced by the airframe...
journal article 2020
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de Vries, R. (author), Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
There has been a surge in research related to hybrid-/ electric propulsion (HEP) over the past decade, since this technology has the potential to reduce the energy consumption and in-flight emissions of commercial aircraft and, therefore, to bring the aviation sector closer to the sustainability targets established by the European Commission [1]...
journal article 2020
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Mourão Bento, H.F. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Veldhuis, L.L.M. (author)
Ducted propellers constitute an efficient propulsion-system alternative to reduce the environmental impact of aircraft. These systems are able to increase the thrust-to-power ratio of a propeller system by both producing thrust and by lowering tip losses of propellers. In this research, steady and unsteady RANS CFD simulations were used to...
conference paper 2020
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Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Sinnige, T. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
This paper presents a synthesis of aero-propulsive interaction studies performed at Delft University of Technology, applied to conceptual aircraft designs with distributed hybrid-electric propulsion (DHEP). The studied aero-propulsive interactions include tip-mounted propulsion, wing leading-edge distributed propulsion and boundary-layer...
conference paper 2020
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