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van Puffelen, Tim (author)
With the increased use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in modern cars, the  field of surface contamination saw a resurgence. To keep the various sensors working properly it is of utmost importance to keep them clean and free of contamination. One way to achieve this is to ensure they are mounted in areas where they can be kept free...
master thesis 2024
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RAGHAVARAJU, JAHNAVI (author)
Wind tunnel investigations of cycling aerodynamics are conducted in air streams that are designed to have minimum turbulence. This is not representative of the true, turbulent wind environment encountered by a track cyclist in an indoor velodrome. The goal of this thesis, broadly speaking, is to assess the effects of this turbulence on cycling...
master thesis 2023
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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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Taccaliti, Fabio (author)
In the last thirty years, massive improvements in flight operations and aircraft technology were implemented, reaching a 54% reduction in specific fuel consumption [1]. However, during the same period, the aviation market has tripled the number of flights per year with a consequent and direct increase in the emissions of greenhouse gasses. To...
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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Aduru, Sai Saran (author)
The dark flight of the meteorite in the atmosphere complicates the estimation of the impact point on the Earth’s surface. The irregular shape of the meteorite affects the aerodynamic forces during the dark flight, which can influence the trajectory of the meteorite. This further complicates the meteorite recovery. Limited knowledge of the...
master thesis 2022
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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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Erdinçler, Onur (author)
Optimal design of a lift dumping assembly (LDA) has been found utilizing a gapped spoiler design that consists of two separate surfaces that are placed at 0.06b-0.17b and 0.28b-0.038b spanwise locations. The gapped design allows the cross flow amplified at the hingeline of the inboard spoiler to escape through the middle gap increasing the lift...
master thesis 2021
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Alen, Louis (author)
In order to assess the span-wise load distribution in an aeroelastic gust encounter, a novel method is developed which makes use of marker-based optical tracking. This allows for the prediction of the elastic force and the computation of the inertial force such that Collar's triangle may be quantified during the encounter through an iFEM...
master thesis 2021
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Çakir, Bora (author)
Closure of Collar's triangle represents a complete framework of fluid-structure interactions (FSI) enabling the comprehensive understanding of different design elements compromising aeronautical applications. Experimental methods such as tomographic particle image velocimetry (Tomo-PIV) are proven to provide accurate acquisition opportunities of...
master thesis 2020
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Epema, Kitso (author)
Even though propellers are the oldest form of propulsion, they are still a popular choice for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and passenger aircraft in certain market segments. If the propellers are mounted on the wing, strong propeller-wing interactions alter the aerodynamic efficiency of the aircraft. Using low-order numerical models, it is...
master thesis 2017
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