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Rubino, A. (author), Pini, M. (author), Vitale, S. (author), Colonna di Paliano, Piero (author)
Fast and accurate computation of thermo-physical properties is essential in computationally expensive simulations involving fluid flows that significantly depart from the ideal gas or ideal liquid behavior. A look-up table algorithm based on unstructured grids is proposed and applied to non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics simulations. The...
journal article 2018
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Dwight, R.P. (author), Kok, G. J. P. (author), Lucas, P. (author)
This paper presents an approach for updating the epistemic uncertainty of ultrasonic flow meter measurements under non-ideal flow conditions. Instead of re-calibrating the instrument to correct its behavior in these difficult working conditions, a Bayesian calibration of a computer model of the real process is used. The numerical model is...
journal article 2017
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Francés Mollá, V. (author)
Turbomachines have experienced a fast development over the last years, and are present in a wide range of devices involved in the generation of electricity and the transportation sector. Current challenges in both sectors have driven quite a number of developments regarding the increase of efficiency and use of new types of devices. Those...
master thesis 2017
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Van Sluis, M. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Gabrielse, B.C. (author)
In the automotive industry the development process is driven by a highly competitive market, calling for shorter and more cost-efficient development procedures. Computer aided engineering (CAE) is one possibility to achieve these reductions and becomes an inevitable tool in the development process. However, CAE does not provide the subjective...
master thesis 2017
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Druzdzel, P. (author)
Since the problem of global warming has been broadly considered as vital and due to constantly rising oil prices, further fossil fuels exploitation requires diametrical changes immediately. The demand for environmentally friendly improvements does not only entail searching for new resources but also utilizing those which are available and more...
master thesis 2017
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Subramani, K. (author)
Micro turbines are miniaturised gas turbines and have the potential to be effectively used in combined heat and power (CHP) applications due to their advantages over reciprocating engines. Micro Turbine Technology B.V. is developing a 3kW recuperated micro turbine for a micro-CHP application and is currently looking for ways to improve the...
master thesis 2016
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Peeters, P.T. (author)
Pipelines with multiphase flow of gas, oil, and water are commonly used in the oil and gas industry. In the presence of offshore platforms or vessels, the pipeline ends with a vertical riser. A possible new concept is to use a single large diameter pipeline along the sea floor that ends into multiple smaller diameter risers. This concept might...
master thesis 2016
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Satheesh Kumar Nair, V. (author)
High-order numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics have undergone significant fundamental developments over the last two decades owing to combined efforts from the applied mathematics and engineering communities. Even though low-order numerical methods are still the standard in industry, the increased requirements of engineering...
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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Penumadu, P.S. (author)
Jet impingement is a subject of extensive research over the years due to its industrial importance and the fundamental physics of heat transfer and turbulence. These jets generate high heat transfer rates with better uniformity on the surface which is to be heated or cooled compared to other heat transfer techniques. However, to study the flow...
master thesis 2015
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Denies, L. (author)
Methane is a promising propellant for future liquid rocket engines. In the cooling channels of a regeneratively cooled engine, it would be close to the critical point. This results in drastic changes in the fluid properties, which makes cooling analysis a challenge. This thesis describes a two-pronged approach to tackle this problem. Simple and...
master thesis 2015
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Van Arnhem, N. (author)
Boundary Layer Ingestion is an integrated propulsion concept in which a propulsor operates in boundary layer flow instead of the free streamflow with the goal to reduce the fuel flow for a given operating condition. The objective of this thesis is to obtain a better understanding of the power benefit of an installed pusher propeller at the aft...
master thesis 2015
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Deaves, M.E. (author)
The kite power group at TU Delft is currently researching the use of leading edge inflatable (LEI) kites for use in power generation. A thorough understanding of the aeroelastics of these kites is paramount to the development of system simulation models and optimum kite and system designs. The current lack of understanding is therefore seen as a...
master thesis 2015
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Stokkermans, T.C.A. (author)
In light of the energy crisis of the early 1970's, NASA and industry gained a renewed interest in high-speed propellers for improved propulsive efficiency and explored the idea of swirl recovery vanes (SRV) to generate a net thrust from the residual swirl in the propeller slipstream. After this first effort on the aerial application of SRV, only...
master thesis 2015
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Venter, P. (author)
Aero-engine performance is becoming an increasingly regulated aspect in aerospace indus- tries with tighter restrictions on emissions, greater expectations for efficiency and thrust as well as broader requirements for the range of the operating flight envelope. With an increasing consciousness toward these factors during the design of combustors...
master thesis 2015
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Janssen, R.F. (author)
The influence of laminar-turbulent transition on a propeller blade’s performance has been investigated in this study, both numerically and experimentally. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is performed using the TAU code developed by the German Aerospace Center, as well as an existing propeller lifting-line code. The laminar-turbulent...
master thesis 2015
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Crepain, T.P. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Van Oostrom, J. (author)
In a previous study, the optimal re-entry trajectory of Hyperion-2 has been derived. The mission of the vehicle is to measure hypersonic boundary-layer transition, a phenomena in which the laminar boundary layer turns into a turbulent boundary layer. This is an important feature in hypersonic flow to investigate, as it introduces peak heating...
master thesis 2015
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Manickathan, L. (author)
The wake geometry of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) is unlike the standard Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT). The blades of the turbine continuously passes through its own wake, creating complex wake-body interactions such as flow separation and dynamic stall, and convectional grid-based numerical method which is capable of describing...
master thesis 2014
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