Searched for: faculty:"Aerospace%5C%2BEngineering"
(1 - 13 of 13)
document
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
document
Boersma, J.Y. (author)
For conceptual aircraft design to include accurate laminar flow prediction, a link between modern computational tools to determine laminar-to-turbulent boundary layer transition and fast sizing methods is required. For swept wings, it is crucial to include the highly unstable three-dimensional crossflow component of the boundary layer. These...
master thesis 2016
document
Bode, W. (author)
Air cargo containers are used to load luggage, freight, and mail on aircraft. They allow a large quantity of cargo to be bundled into a single unit. This study aims to investigate the replacement of the current 14,1kg aluminium floor with a 40% lighter composite in Nordisk containers. The result of these weight savings are yearly cost reductions...
master thesis 2016
document
Van Bogaert, J. (author)
Both NASA and the EU have set ambitious goals in terms of aircraft emission reduction. Previous studies have indicated that these goals can not be met with evolutionary improvements of conventional technologies. For this reason there is a need for revolutionary aircraft concept and/or radical innovative systems. One such concept is the use of a...
master thesis 2015
document
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
document
El Abbassi, M. (author)
The thesis presents a feasibility study of a proposed combustion methodology by means of two-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics on the application of Flameless Combustion to an aircraft engine with the objective to achieve ultra-low pollutant emissions. The geometrical design started from scratch while taking the philosophy of the proposed...
master thesis 2015
document
Verhoeff, M. (author)
The primary objective of a defense aviation operator or air force, is to maximize its continued readiness to successfully perform military flight operations, whenever and wherever the home state or international community calls for it. In order to maintain a satisfactory level of operational readiness, air forces need to ensure that sufficient...
master thesis 2015
document
Spirlet, G.B. (author)
The application of morphing structures in conventional aircraft is a method to improve aircraft performance by both reducing the total fuel consumption for a given mission profile, or by allowing one type of aircraft to perform a wider range of missions. The current generation of aircraft does not widely use morphing technology to optimize...
master thesis 2015
document
Haagen, J.W.M.J. (author)
The ever-increasing use of aircraft, together with the on-going urbanization causes increasing noise nuisance due to aviation. This is attenuated by the positioning of airports close to densely populated areas. For this reason the majority of the large airports in the world indicate that noise is one of the limiting factors in the expansion of...
master thesis 2015
document
Evertse, C. (author)
The goal of this research project was to develop and test an online, automated taxi movement planning tool, that optimizes the timed taxiing routes of all aircraft on an airport, by minimizing the impact on the environment. Automatic taxi planning tools have been developed before, but the emissions have never been included before as a factor in...
master thesis 2014
document
Eeckels, C.B.H. (author)
master thesis 2012
document
Straathof, M.H. (author)
This thesis introduces a new parameterization technique based on the Class-Shape-Transformation (CST) method. The new technique consists of an extension to the CST method in the form of a refinement function based on B-splines. This Class-Shape-Refinement-Transformation (CSRT) method has the same advantages as the original CST method, while also...
doctoral thesis 2012
document
Van Oort, E.R. (author)
There exist many examples of aircraft incidents in which the pilots have successfully used the remaining control authority over an aircraft to save the airframe and its passengers and cargo from apparently hopeless failure conditions. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. Several accidents happened in which the crew was not able to save the...
doctoral thesis 2011
Searched for: faculty:"Aerospace%5C%2BEngineering"
(1 - 13 of 13)