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Been, Coen (author)
At the turbulent/non-turbulent interface (TNTI) of a jet flow, momentum is transferred from the turbulent jet fluid to the fluid at rest. This transfer is governed by two mechanisms. One of them is related to the large scales of the flow and the other relates to the small scales of the flow. Which of the two is dominant is still a point of...
master thesis 2024
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Houtman, Willis (author)
Swimming is a sport where an incremental gain in performance can lead to either a medal or leaving the swimmer empty-handed. In the front crawl, water is driven backwards by the limbs where most propulsive forces come from the hands. Two main stroke patterns can be observed, the ”straight I pull” is commonly taught to generate forces with drag,...
master thesis 2023
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Zhou, Shanwei (author)
A F1 car is always in a dynamic flow when racing. The most common case would be acceleration, deceleration and turning a corner. Due to the new rule by FIA since 2021, ground effect is much more significant for F1 car. Limited by the experimental set-up of F1 teams, flow under the car and accelerating flow are hard to be measured quantitatively....
master thesis 2023
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Tran, Minh Tâm Kevin (author), Yang, Ming Da (author), van Nieuwburg, William (author), van Spreuwel, Bram (author)
A 1:5 scaled rowing boat had been designed by a previous research group to determine the performance of rowing blades with different sizes and blade angles. In this research modifications were done to allow more control of the rowing motion. The aim of this study is to assess whether an angled oar blade can reach faster speeds with the same...
bachelor thesis 2022
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van Dalen, Lyke (author)
In this thesis a method of combined PIV and LIF experiments on the Turbulent/Non-Turbulent interface (TNTI) of a round jet is presented.<br/>By varying the distance from the nozzle in the measurements, the Kolmogorov scale of a large range of Reynolds number (2×10<sup>3</sup> ≤ Re ≤ 48×10<sup>3</sup>) is kept constant, allowing for a constant...
master thesis 2022
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Kumar, Sowmya (author)
The coalescence of two droplets suspended in a viscous fluid is the focus of this study. When two droplets that are suspended in a shearing flow come in contact with each other, it is currently uncertain if the contact would result in coalescence. To be able to make such predictions, it is necessary to study the effects of the system parameters,...
master thesis 2021
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Le Bihan, Etienne (author)
In professional swimming, a fraction of second can determine whether a competitor will obtain a place on the podium. Swimming techniques have been analysed for decades to increase and optimize performance in order to win medals in the biggest competitions. The arms and the hands play a major role in the forward propulsion generated by a swimmer,...
master thesis 2020
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Reijtenbagh, Jesse (author)
Turbulent scalar mixing is prominent in all sorts of situations, being it in air pollution or making tea. However, this does not often lead to a homogeneously mixed fluid, but rather leads to regions of higher concentrations next to regions with significantly lower concentrations. This can be characterized by dividing the concentration field in...
master thesis 2020
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Van Kruchten, T.J.G. (author)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an excessive localized swelling of the abdominal aortic wall. AAAs are often lethal when they rupture and constitute a significant health risk in the developed countries. CFD simulations can help predict formation, progression, and rupture of AAAs by the use of hemodynamic parameters such as the Oscillatory...
master thesis 2015
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Novati, G. (author)
We developed bio-inspired reduced-order models of swimmers, consisting of a self-propelling pair of rotating cylinders. The aim of the project is twofold. First, simplified and non-deforming geometries can more easily be employed in small-scale robotic applications to solve relevant engineering problems. Second, they can serve as reduced physics...
master thesis 2014
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Rafati, S. (author)
Step cylinders have numerous applications, for instance, radio communication towers, airport control-towers, antenna members, etc. Numerous applications motivate researchers to investigate this bluff body both numerically and experimentally. The single step cylinder model is comprised of a small-diameter cylinder (d) attached coaxially to a...
master thesis 2014
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Kerkvliet, M. (author)
In this thesis a numerical investigation was performed to increase our understanding of a low Reynolds number transition behind a zigzag trip. This was done with the use of Direct Numerically Simulation (DNS). This means that the Navier-Stokes equations are solved numerically without any use of a turbulence model. The DNS solver of the CFD...
master thesis 2011
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Alidai, A. (author)
The most recent studies of intermittent state in linearly stable shear flows, like pipe, Plane Couette and Taylor Couette flow, have shown that turbulent structures, created by finite-amplitude perturbation, have an exponential distribution of the lifetimes. Here we experimentally examine the lifetime of turbulent spot in Taylor Couette flow ...
master thesis 2011
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Akhavan Taheri Borojeni, A. (author)
In this research the experiments were performed in the water tunnel at the Laboratory for Aero and Hydrodynamics to investigate the 3D flow structure over roughness elements as a model for the flow over urban environment. It represents the first phase in an extended study on the dispersion of pollutants in an urban environment, which process is...
master thesis 2010
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Jong, F.J.de (author)
master thesis 2010
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Van Noort, E.T.L. (author)
In onderhavige studie is de meettechniek "Particle Tracking Velocimetry" (PTV) toegepast ten behoeve van het onderzoek naar ondiepe waterstromingen. Het doel van het onderzoek was de meettechniek beschikbaar te krijgen voor studies aan ondiep-waterstromingen en de geschiktheid van de methode voor het meten van grootschalige structuren aan te...
master thesis 1998
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