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Harinarain, V.N. (author)
The Delft University Unconventional Concept (DUUC) is an innovative short take-off medium range aircraft design that utilizes a system of two ducted propellers, mounted on the aft part of the fuselage. The first design of this system consists of two axisymmetric ducts, each containing a propeller mounted to a centerbody that is attached to the...
master thesis 2017
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Brown, M.T.H. (author)
Blended wing body aircraft represent a paradigm shift in jet transport aircraft design. Stepping away from the conventional tube-and-wing philosophy, they promise benefits over existing or future conventional aircraft. The most significant challenge with the concept is the increased coupling between aircraft design disciplines that has...
master thesis 2017
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Van den Dungen, N.H.M. (author)
A study is done to investigate the feasibility of the conceptual design of the Delft University Unconventional Configuration (DUUC), an aircraft featuring a ducted-fan propulsive empennage. This research is focused on ducted-fan performance analysis and aircraft longitudinal static stability and balance estimation. The aircraft design Initiator...
master thesis 2017
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van Dommelen, D. (author)
The introduction of metal into the aeronautical industry made the wings and aerostructures stiff and rigid. High-lift devices and movable surfaces allow for discrete deflections to increase lift coefficient and control of the aircraft. Several researchers have proposed concepts for variable camber, allowing continuous deflections. This is...
master thesis 2017
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Van Wonderen, N.J. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Singh, B. (author)
A medium fidelity tool has been developed for the computation of a wing's maximum lift coefficient in low speed while adhering to conceptual aircraft details. This tool is part of the Initiator which is a conceptual/preliminary aircraft design tool developed by the FPP group. The methodology comprises out of a synergy between empirical...
master thesis 2017
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Cosenza, D. (author)
The handling qualities of an aircraft have always been a crucial field of study, being chiefly concerned with the safety and comfort of flight. Historically, the design-by-discipline approach has been used, thus relegating stability and control considerations to later stages of the design process. In recent years a new view emerged, which...
master thesis 2016
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Faggiano, F. (author)
Lately, commercial aviation has been moving towards the reduction of environmental impact and direct operating costs, due to the rapid increase in aircraft demand and air traffic congestion predicted for the next years. Several researchers have been abandoning the fully exploited conventional configuration and exploring novel arrangements, such...
master thesis 2016
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Orlita, M. (author)
In the era of increasing aviation traffic the conditions are right to promote design of ambitious concepts. At Fokker Aerostructures attention is drawn to smooth in-flight shape morphing to produce a structurally functional Variable Camber Trailing Edge Flap (VCTEF). The deployment mechanism would fit into the flap, not limiting other...
master thesis 2016
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Roelofs, M.N. (author)
A semi-analytical weight estimation method is proposed for composite, oval fuselages, but is also applicable to conventional fuselages and to metallic materials. Loads applied to the fuselage include pressurization, steady-state maneuver loads and inertial loads. The primary structure around the passenger cabin is sized, based on first-ply...
master thesis 2016
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Koch, R.M. (author)
Two approaches were used and compared to design a new medium-range passenger aircraft: a derivative design based on the A330-200 long-range aircraft and a completely new clean-sheet design. Four different derivative configurations, with different materials and levels of commonality to the A330-200, and one clean-sheet configuration were defined,...
master thesis 2016
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Geleyns, D. (author)
This report contains a study about the possible benefits of changing the way large airliners are controlled in flight. The goal is to save fuel by decreasing the structural weight of the aircraft. Over the last decades the conventional primary control surfaces in civil aviation have not deviated from elevators, ailerons/spoilers and rudder....
master thesis 2016
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Mahieu, T. (author)
Turboprop aircraft achieve higher propulsive efficiencies at lower speeds due to their engine’s ability to accelerate a high mass flow of air at low jet velocities. With the increased importance of environmental considerations in aircraft design, aircraft manufacturers are forced to open up the considered speed domain since a reduction in cruise...
master thesis 2016
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Schoemaker, M.A. (author)
The Hollandsche IJssel is a river between Rotterdam and Gouda and is protected from the main river system in the Netherlands by a storm surge barrier. The Hollandsche IJssel experiences several problems: the storm surge barrier dates from 1958 and has a relatively low closure reliability; three quarters of the dikes have been rejected according...
master thesis 2016
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Koning, W.J.F. (author)
Experimental techniques to measure rotorcraft aerodynamic performance are widely used. However, most of them are either unable to capture interference effects from bodies, or require an extremely large computational budget. The objective of the present research is to develop an XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft rotor model for investigation of...
master thesis 2015
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Moerland, R.G. (author)
Growing passenger dimensions and the demand for more comfort in the economy class cabin is a trend that is becoming more important during aircraft conceptual design. Based on recent investigations, it is known that current aircraft seat dimensions are not suitable and safe for a large part of the world population. Therefore, a change in aircraft...
master thesis 2015
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Ramakers, M.A.Y. (author)
The aircraft industry has seen many evolutionary changes in the past decades. Since the Boeing 707 however, the general shape and configuration of transport aircraft have remained similar and so has the aircraft design process. Since the aviation community is about to face a revolutionary breakthrough featuring new aircraft concepts like blended...
master thesis 2015
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Mutluay, T. (author)
Mass of an aircraft as well as distribution of it along the body are important concerns during the design process due to their significant influence on performance and inertia. Inertia of an aircraft has to be known in order to examine the handling qualities, which have a large effect on aircraft’s design. However, due to the smeared properties...
master thesis 2015
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Sol, M.B. (author)
For modern transonic transport aeroplanes, it is important to produce low drag at high cruise speeds. The root effect, caused by effects of symmetry on swept wings, decreases the performance of these aeroplanes. During aeroplane design, root modifications are applied to counteract this decrease in performance. Most conceptual aeroplane design...
master thesis 2015
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Baan, Y.M. (author)
Considering the fact that all large commercial aircraft have not changed significantly in their tube–and–wing shape during the past few decades, one would suggest that a completely different configuration is necessary to facilitate a new leap forward in aircraft performance. The blended–wing–body is potentially such an alternative configuration....
master thesis 2015
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