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Maselis, A. (author)
As part of the effort to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy, this MSc Thesis deals with the layout optimization of an Offshore Wind Farm affected by wake effects, cable topology and support structure variation. The main objective of the current MSc Thesis is to investigate how important each of these aspects for the layout optimization is....
master thesis 2016
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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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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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Zoethout, J. (author)
As a result of the increasing mass of rotor blades for large wind turbines, trailing edge buckling is recognized to become one of the critical design drivers. This research project was initiated to investigate a new trailing edge design concept, which is supposed to have a higher buckling capacity, while maintaining its structural performance,...
master thesis 2015
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Mast, E.H.M. (author)
The aim of this study is to develop a method to identify the barriers to and opportunities in the development of large-scale offshore wind energy in the Netherlands, taking into account the uncertainties of the future and consequences of decisions, from technological, economical, social, political and environmental perspectives. The research...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Zaaijer, M.B. (author)
To date, the technical feasibility of making electricity from offshore wind energy has been convincingly proven. However, the current challenge is to reduce the costs of this form of energy. One of the aspects playing a role in cost reduction is the optimisation of the wind turbine. The wind turbine influences the costs of various elements of an...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Simao Ferreira, C.J. (author)
The analysis, modeling and design of the lift-driven Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) has challenged the wind energy community for many decades; this limited progress in knowledge has severely impaired the development of the VAWT, giving rise to the myth that the VAWT rotor is inherently inefficient (in comparison with the more conventional...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Bierbooms, W.A.A.M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2009
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Holierhoek, J.G. (author)
doctoral thesis 2008
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Podgaets, A.R. (author), Ockels, W.J. (author)
A new innovative approach to sailing has been proposed by TU Delft. It allows sailing in any desired direction, including straight into the wind. The concept consists of generating energy with a sky sail and then using it in an electric motor of the ship. The paper describes a mathematical model of laddermill sail.
conference paper 2007
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Nijssen, R.P.L. (author)
Wind turbine rotor blades are subjected to a large number of highly variable loads, but life predictions are typically based on constant amplitude fatigue behaviour. Therefore, it is important to determine how service life under variable amplitude fatigue can be estimated from constant amplitude fatigue behaviour. A life prediction contains...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Mertens, S. (author)
This thesis deals with wind energy conversion in the built environment. It gives a description of the wind resources in the built environment that can be converted into energy by a wind turbine. With a focus on maximum energy yield of the wind turbine, it especially deals with the integration of wind turbine and building in such a way that the...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Lansdorp, B. (author), Ockels, W.J. (author), Ruiterkamp, R. (author)
conference paper 2006
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Podgaets, A.R. (author), Ockels, W.J. (author)
One of novel concepts to use the energy of high altitude winds is by launching a series of kite on a long rope and let them pull the rope thus driving the generator. A mathematical model of tethered kites system has been developed consisting of models of kites and of the cable that links them together and to the generator on the ground energy...
conference paper 2006
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Lansdorp, B. (author), Williams, P. (author)
The Laddermill is a novel concept to harvest electricity from high altitude winds. The concept's operating principle is to drive an electric generator using tethered kites. Several kites are deployed to altitudes of more than 1 km by means of a single cable that is connected to a drum on the groundstation. The upper portion of the cable is...
journal article 2006
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