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van Neerbos, Tom (author)
The main objective of this master’s thesis is to experimentally investigate the effects of dynamic inflow conditions on the wake of an actuator disc. Dynamic inflow is the unsteady wake in momentum theory. Dynamic inflow can experimentally be generated by a gust generator. During the experiments, in which Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) was...
master thesis 2022
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Bajarūnas, Lukas (author)
master thesis 2022
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Dsouza, Brian (author)
Wind turbine power output has grown massively over the past few decades, and this has been achieved in part by increasing the size of rotors. But the size of rotors is now limited by structural constraints as well as space constraints in wind farms. It is therefore important to use other innovative methods to increase wind turbine capacity...
master thesis 2021
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Kodur Venkatesh Nikhilesh, Nikhilesh K V (author)
master thesis 2021
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Uritsky, Vadim (author)
Due to the increasing interest in modelling floating offshore wind turbines, simulation tools need to be adapted from fixed-base applications to surge applications. In this study, an open-source inviscid 3D panel method named Vortexje was adapted for surge motion and its ability to capture the physics of severe surge motion (when the rotor...
master thesis 2021
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PATIL, YUGANDHAR VIJAYKUMAR (author)
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) operation is characterized by complex and unsteady three-dimensional fluid dynamics, which presents considerable challenges. One of the crucial points to understand is the complex interaction between rotor, inflow, and wake systems. If we can demonstrate its effectiveness in the complex flow/inflow conditions,...
master thesis 2021
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Keijer, Wessel (author)
The vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) concept in its current, fixed-pitch iteration is hindered by lower aerodynamic efficiency compared to existing horizontal axis wind turbines. Implementing a form of circulation control on the VAWT by actively pitching the blades throughout the turbine’s rotation could potentially enhance power capture...
master thesis 2020
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ter Meulen, Bram (author)
This study aims to assess the role and need of (seasonal) thermal energy storage in the next generation renewable, and sustainable central heating systems for the built environment in the Netherlands. Specifically, the neighbourhood "Karwijhof" in the city Nagele which is transitioning to a collective renewable district heating network...
master thesis 2020
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Lu, Willie (author)
This research presents the modelling of struts of a vertical axis wind turbine and its effects on the wake and performance. The 3D non-linear lifting line solver CACTUS is extended to include the struts in the rotor as lifting bodies. A case study is performed for different strut configurations in the rotor, with the focus set on the inclination...
master thesis 2020
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Peshave, Kalyani (author)
Excessive consumption of non - renewable resources in the recent times has negative effects on the environment, one of the important of which include global warming. This suggests an urgent need for adaption to the sustainable use of the resources, for which the thermal technologies show a lot of scope. Absorption heat pump is a type of heat...
master thesis 2019
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Kassem, Ahmed Valentin (author)
The modelling of gust generation by an array of oscillating vanes at Delft's University of Technology Open Jet Facility is proposed. Focus is placed on identifying relevant in-field gusts that horizontal axis wind turbines are exposed to and reproduction via numerical methods in the wind tunnel setting. A computationally efficient model is...
master thesis 2019
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Declerck, Laurent (author)
The compound helicopter gains interest as operational needs push future rotorcraft capabilities beyond current standards. The compound helicopter is investigated as part of the Future Vertical Lift Program to replace the entire U.S. Army helicopter fleet. The compound helicopter resembles a mix between a fixed-wing aircraft...
master thesis 2019
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Phadke, Rohit (author)
The battle against climate change begins with maximizing the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix, such that the cost of energy will be minimum. Wind energy will play a vital role in maximizing the share of renewables in the total energy mix. In order to reach the LCOE projection of 0.09 Euro/KWh a decrease in the material cost...
master thesis 2019
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Vossebeld, Rogier (author)
master thesis 2019
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Avadhani, Maneesh (author)
Buildings contribute to 30% of global CO<sub>2</sub> emissions and consume 40% of the global energy supply (Yang et al., 2014). Heating and cooling requirements of the buildings form the major part of the energy consumption in buildings (Culha et al., 2015). Thus to solve this problem, one of the solutions currently being<br/>looked at is to...
master thesis 2019
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Stelwagen, Johan (author)
This thesis project aims to enable Bluerise to create a 3 [MW] plant for their OTEC system. The current model and lab setup used to create insight into the systems working mechanisms are based on a Kalina cycle configuration. This method uses a working fluid mixture of water and ammonia. After evaporation, the liquid and vapor are separated and...
master thesis 2019
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Biesheuvel, Bas (author)
TechnipFMC is pushing innovations to reduce the emissions of ethylene plants separations. This development is also driven by customer demands. They face increasingly strict legislation on \ce{CO2} emissions. Separation in distillation columns is one of the major energy intensive unit operations in an ethylene plant, and increasing their...
master thesis 2019
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de Korte, Bart (author)
Within this thesis influence of thrust vectoring for VAWTs, controlling the magnitude and direction of the thrust vector with respect to the freestream, is investigated through active pitch actuation. The H-type Darrieus VAWT is modelled in 2D through the actuator cylinder model with the Mod-Lin correction included. The evaluations are performed...
master thesis 2019
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Saleem, Zohaib (author)
Passive root flaps and in particular the Gurney flaps have been employed for improving aerodynamic characteristics for various applications since the 1970's. The effects of passive flaps on two dimensional airfoils have therefore been studied extensively, however, research on their application to Horizontal axis wind turbine blades (HAWT) is...
master thesis 2019
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Leichsenring, Maaike (author)
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) uses the temperature difference between the surface and deep layers to generate electricity. The temperatures in the ocean hardly vary between day and night or between the seasons, which ensures a very constant energy production with OTEC. In order for OTEC to compete with the current forms of energy...
master thesis 2019
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