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Klaessen, Alexander (author)
There is a need to examine the potential of alternative methods such as Variational Multiscale Method (VMM) for the ability to improve the efficiency of combustion simulations. However the computational expense of a LES run of a 3D turbulent non-premixed combustion problem is high due to the large variety of length and time scales in turbulent...
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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Miori, Nicolò (author)
Recent years have seen an increase in studies focusing on data-driven techniques to enhance modelling approaches like the two-equation turbulence models of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS). Different techniques have been implemented to improve the results from these simulations. In particular, the main focus has been on overcoming the...
master thesis 2022
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Raju, Darshan (author)
The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is crucial for climate resilience. In particular, hydrogen combustion in gas turbine combustors is expected to play an essential role in the energy transition. Hence, a fuel-flexible gas turbine combustor operating with a wide range of natural gas and hydrogen fuels is necessary...
master thesis 2022
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Goselink, Niek (author)
This thesis covers the experimental characterisation of a multi-nozzle research combustor capable of achieving flameless combustion (FC). The combustor is operated with methane as fuel and air as the oxidiser, under an overall lean equivalence ratio ranging from 0.6-0.9. The work focused on designing and applying different experimental...
master thesis 2022
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Morales Ubal, Cristopher (author)
In reacting flows, detailed chemistry computations are usually avoided precomputing the thermochemical quantities as functions of a reduced set of variables such as the Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) approach[34]. Although it mitigates the calculations of detailed chemical mechanism, the memory requirement associated to store the lookup table...
master thesis 2021
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Lobato Perez, Javier (author)
During a severe accident in a water­-cooled nuclear power plant, large quantities of hydrogen can be generated in the reactor core. The hydrogen mixed with air presents a potential risk of combustion when the hydrogen concentration reaches flammability limits. If combustion occurs, pressure loads can damage safety systems and even compromise the...
master thesis 2021
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Nelissen, M.M. (author)
In the future, fossil fuels will be replaced by renewable sources. Hydrogen seems to be a promising energy carrier (fuel). A lot of research has been conducted on the combustion of hydrogen, but the effect of the high diffusivity of hydrogen compared to other species (differential diffusion) was often not included in simulations of turbulent...
master thesis 2021
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Mukhopadhyay, S.K. (author)
Although significant strides have been made with regards to increasing the fuel economy of commercial passenger aircraft, the reduction of the environmental footprint remains of the utmost importance. The flow development over an aero-engine spinner will affect the velocity distribution over the fan of the engine and this affects the estimation...
master thesis 2020
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