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Gudaal, Sakariye (author)
This thesis project undertakes a comprehensive numerical analysis of aerodynamic cooling ducts in the context of fuel-cell powered aircraft, aiming to enhance the efficiency and performance of these innovative propulsion systems. The use of fuel cells in aviation presents a paradigm shift towards sustainable and environmentally friendly air...
master thesis 2024
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Bron Jacobs, Joachim (author)
A Tomographic Background-Oriented Schlieren (TBOS) technique is developed to aid in the visualization of compressible flows. An experimental setup was devised around a sub-scale rocket nozzle, in which four cameras were set up in a circular configuration with 30° angular spacing in azimuth. Measurements were taken of the overexpanded supersonic...
student report 2023
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Budanko, Toma (author)
An experimental investigation is presented in which an array of pulsed jet actuators is used to control a turbulent separation bubble formed on a curved backward facing ramp. The array is positioned upstream of detachment and consists of wall-normal high aspect ratio skewed rectangular jets which generate streamwise vortices in the boundary...
master thesis 2023
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Formidabile, Martina (author)
TOP contoured nozzles, with large area-ratios, are commonly employed in rocket propulsion systems as they feature an excellent thrust-to-weight ratio. A significant shortcoming to this design is that, during the startup and shutdown transients of a LRE, the internal nozzle flow progresses through a series of overexpanded flow states - Free Shock...
master thesis 2023
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Singh, Pratyush Kumar (author)
In recent years, research for turbulent boundary layer (TBL) has shifted towards developing novel approaches to reduce drag. This shift is driven by new industrial standards emphasizing fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly air transportation. As wall-bounded turbulence plays a significant role in the overall drag experienced by an...
master thesis 2023
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Zohiry, Mazen (author)
With an unprecedented surge in the number of individuals utilizing electric vehicles for commuting across the globe, it is becoming critical to immediately deliver an adequate and range-friendly degree of thermal comfort in car cabins to help drivers remain focused and attentive. The research presented in this thesis is part of the development...
master thesis 2023
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Pearse, Oliver (author)
During the start-up and shutdown sequence of rocket engines, immense forces are generated that are required to propel the payload into earth's orbit or outer space. The bulk of the generated forces are in the form of thrust. However, forces are also generated that act perpendicularly to the thrust direction. These side-loads are unwanted...
master thesis 2022
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Wang, Fanglun (author)
The fundamental research of cavitation has been a hot topic for decades, while a particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurement on single bubble dynamics is uncommon due to many technical hassles. The involved flow field is small in space and highly unsteady in time, so it challenging the spatial and temporal resolution that current PIV techniques...
master thesis 2022
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Carrasco Grau, Julio (author)
In the last decades, the prevailing belief that smooth surfaces offer the lowest drag has been challenged often. Scholars have, for example, introduced rough and modified surfaces to reduce turbulent skin friction. One of the technologies proposed in the literature is an array of chevron-shaped protrusions; however, there is no academic...
master thesis 2022
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Siebols, Renko (author)
An experimental study is presented towards inner-scaled Helmholtz-Resonators (HRs) as a passive turbulent boundary layer (TBL) flow control method. Using acoustic pressure-velocity coupling at the orifice of the HR, it is aimed to attenuate the kinetic energy of the grazing turbulence to reduce the mean skin friction. The HRs are tuned towards...
master thesis 2022
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Goudswaard, Reinier (author)
The growing demand for efficient propulsion systems that operate primarily in hover, has led the ducted rotor configuration to emerge as an increasingly popular design solution. One of the major design parameters for the ducted-rotor assembly is the radial distance between the blade tip and the circumferential wall of the duct, referred to as...
master thesis 2021
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de Kievit, Krijn (author)
Rocket booster engines generally must operate at a large variety of atmospheric conditions. To achieve optimal total impulse during engine operation, these engines are normally optimized to be optimally expanded at high altitude, and low ambient pressure. The expansion ratio is constrained by the sea-level operational conditions, for a too high...
master thesis 2021
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Sem, Jacopo (author)
The reduction of turbulent skin-friction drag has the potential to generate numerous societal benefits. In large-scale industrial applications, the largest share of energy consumption goes into overcoming the friction drag produced by turbulent boundary layers formed on the outside wall. Estimates assess that over 50% of the total fuel burn is...
master thesis 2021
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