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Lignarolo, L.E.M. (author)
The wake flow of a horizontal axis wind turbine is characterised by lower wind speed and higher turbulence than the free-stream conditions. When clustered in large wind farms, wind turbines regularly operate inside the wake of one or more upstream machines. This is a major cause of energy production loss and a source of higher fatigue loads on...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Lara-Quintanilla, A. (author)
The design of aerodynamic airfoils are optimized for certain conditions. For instance, the shape of the wings of fixed-wing aircrafts are designed and optimized for a certain flight condition (in terms of altitude, speed, aircraft weight, etc.). However, these flight conditions vary significantly during the flight. Currently, aircraft are...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Abouhamzeh, M. (author)
GLARE is used in fuselage panels for its improved fatigue and residual strength. In this thesis, predictive models are developed for residual stresses and distortions of GLARE induced by manufacturing. Material behaviour of the epoxy adhesive and the glass-epoxy prepreg is characterised for thermal and curing circumstances. The derived...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Shi, L. (author)
Nowadays more and more large composites are used to replace the traditional metallic structural materials in the industries. However, for manufacturing the thick thermoset composites, the size not only influences the mechanical properties in the completed products, but also the core temperature overshoot generated during the curing reaction....
doctoral thesis 2016
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Correale, G. (author)
An experimental investigation about nanosecond Dielectric Barrier Discharge (ns-DBD) plasma actuator is presented in this thesis. This work aimed to answer fundamental questions on the actuation mechanism of this device. In order to do so, parametric studies in a quiescent air as well as laminar bounded of free shear layers were performed....
doctoral thesis 2016
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Deng, S. (author)
The interest in Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) has stimulated continuous research activities, in view of their potential in civilian and military applications. An autonomous MAV with dedicated onboard sensors would be capable of executing mission in closed environments, such as surveillance, in door inspection in support of rescue operations and...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Abdolah Zadeh, M. (author)
Inspired by the state of the art and the recent advances in the field of self-healing corrosion protective coatings, the thesis entitled “Self-healing corrosion protective sol-gel coatings” addresses novel routes to self-healing corrosion protective sol-gel coatings via extrinsic and intrinsic healing approaches. The employed approaches aim at...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Xu, X. (author)
The thesis attempts to develop advanced high abrasion resistant steels with low hardness in combination with good toughness, processability and low alloying additions. For this purpose, a novel multi-pass dual-indenter (MPDI) scratch test approach has been developed to approach the real continuous abrasion process and unravel abrasion damage...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Wang, Z.P. (author)
The recently developed isogeometric analysis (IGA) was aimed, from the start, at integrating computer aided design (CAD) and analysis. This synthesis of geometry and analysis has naturally led to renewed interest in developing structural shape optimization. The advantages of using isogeometric analysis in shape optimization are embodied in its...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Guo, Y. (author)
The conceptual ideas behind isogeometric analysis (IGA) are aimed at unifying computer aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA). Isogeometric analysis employs the non-uniform rational B-spline functions (NURBS) used for the geometric description of a structure to approximate its physical response in an isoparametric sense. Due to the...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Bouarfa, S. (author)
Purpose: In order to improve the safety, capacity, economy, and sustainability of air transportation, revolutionary changes are required. These changes might range from the introduction of new technology and operational procedures to unprecedented roles of human operators and the way they interact. Implementing such changes can introduce both...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Yao, L. (author)
Advanced composite materials have been commonly used in aerospace engineering, because of their good mechanical properties and attractive potential for creating lightweight structures. Susceptibility to delamination is one of the most important issues in the applications of these materials. This disadvantage can prohibit the application of...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Lynch, K.P. (author)
This thesis details advanced developments in 3-D particle image velocimetry (PIV) based on the tomographic PIV technique, with an emphasis on time-resolved experiments. Tomographic PIV is a technique introduced in 2006 to measure the flow velocity in a three-dimensional volume. When measurements are performed at a rate high enough to sample the...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Yadegari Varnamkhasti, S. (author)
The thermomechanical simulation of materials with evolving, multiphase microstructures poses various modeling and numerical challenges. For example, the separate phases in a multiphase microstructure can interact with each other during thermal and/or mechanical loading, the effect of which is significantly more complicated than the individual...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Chen, L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2015
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?en, I. (author)
The lower wing skin is one of the primary structures of an aircraft. To further improve the fatigue and damage tolerance (F&DT) performance of the lower wing, fibre metal laminates (FML) are proposed as a new material solution. FML consist of thin metal layers bonded with layers of fibre composites. This concept has potentially a large design...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Dirkx, D. (author)
Measurements of the motion of natural (and artificial) bodies in the solar system provide key input on their interior structre and properties. Currently, the most accurate measurements of solar system dynamics are performed using radiometric tracking systems on planetary missions, providing range measurement with an accuracy in the order of 1 m....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Bernhammer, L.O. (author)
Wind turbines convert kinetic energy of the wind into electrical energy. Unfortunately, this process is everything but constant, as the wind source shows large fluctuations with high and low frequencies. This turbulence, together with the wind shear and yawed inflow, excites the turbine structure, thereby driving the loads and the design of...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Priesnitz, K. (author)
For many joining applications, adhesive bonding is the favoured method. It provides the ability to join dissimilar materials such as metals and plastics. Adhesive bonds can be formed over large flange areas subsequently increasing the overall stiffness of the assembly. In some cases, however, the bonding process can lead to distortions, i.e....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Pröbsting, S. (author)
Noise generated aerodynamically by the airflow over a lifting surface is often of concern for applications as diverse as air and ground transportation, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems, and wind turbines. The thesis describes the application of advanced optical flow measurements techniques for the visualization and description of...
doctoral thesis 2015
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