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Boatto, Umberto (author)
Accurate aerodynamic and aeroacoustic simulations of helicopters and wind turbines require the inclusion of the blade elasticity into the computational setup. If low-order aerodynamic models can be efficient for optimization purposes, they are often insufficient in predicting the complex flow phenomena responsible for structural vibrations and...
master thesis 2020
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Demkowicz, Patryk (author)
Thorough understanding of flexible wing structural and aerodynamic properties is crucial to reduce uncertainties in the design process of energy generating kite systems. A flexible leading edge inflatable (LEI) tethered kite connected to a drum-generator module is currently being developed by the Airborne Wind Energy research group at TU Delft...
master thesis 2019
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Derksen, Adriaan (author)
Recent innovations in the off-shore wind industry have lead to bigger wind turbines and taller support structures. These towers can suffer from vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). The present work couples the open-source CFD solver OpenFOAM with a structural solver to investigate these fluid-structure interactions (FSI) effects in more detail. 2D...
master thesis 2019
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Vergassola, Marco (author)
Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector and it is quickly increasing its share in the European electricity mix. However, the costs are still high and the economic feasibility of offshore wind turbines is limited to shallow waters. This limitation plays a relevant role in the development of the sector and limits the offshore wind...
master thesis 2018
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Steiner, Julia (author)
The field of Airborne Wind Energy is concerned with harvesting high-altitude wind power; the corresponding group in Delft, in particular, is investigating the suitability of a kite for this purpose. Due to the high complexity that such a system ensues, it is of interest to have a fundamental understanding of the critical aero-elastic modes of...
master thesis 2018
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Baudino Bessone, Matteo (author)
Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector in the energy industry, and the cost of electricity per kilowatt-hour from offshore wind is decreasing significantly. Until now, offshore wind turbines are mainly installed on bottom-mounted foundations, which are economically feasible in shallow waters. This factor has limited the development of...
master thesis 2017
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Rojas Castro, Ivan (author)
Floating offshore wind energy is being widely implemented in deep-water sites thanks to its numerous advantages, which among others include the access to stronger and undisturbed wind resources. In addition, considering the fast-paced growth in size and power generating capacity of offshore wind turbines, the designs of floating foundations need...
master thesis 2017
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Rivera Arreba, Irene (author)
Floating wind turbines (FWTs) are proposed as a method to harness the significant wind energy resource in deep water. International research efforts have led to the development of coupled numerical global analysis tools for FWTs in order to understand their behavior under wind and wave actions. The hydrodynamic models in such tools are typically...
master thesis 2017
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Python, Benoit (author)
Pumping kite power systems are a promising way of harnessing clean energy from high-altitude winds. A large kite flies crosswind developing a strong pulling force through a tether which is connected at the ground to an electrical generator. The power output of such innovative systems is directly related to the wing aerodynamic properties which...
master thesis 2017
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