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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...
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Harinarain, V.N. (author)
The Delft University Unconventional Concept (DUUC) is an innovative short take-off medium range aircraft design that utilizes a system of two ducted propellers, mounted on the aft part of the fuselage. The first design of this system consists of two axisymmetric ducts, each containing a propeller mounted to a centerbody that is attached to the...
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Wijnen, M. (author)
This thesis is concerned with characterising the plume expansion in the magnetic nozzle of a helicon thruster. The investigation took place in the context of the new electric propulsion laboratory of the Space Propulsion & Plasmas Group (EP2) of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the testcampaign of the helicon plasma thruster HPT05...
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Timmerman, L.B. (author)
The vertical tail size of a multi-engine aircraft is typically driven by the directional control requirement during one-engine-inoperative flight. This results in the vertical tail being over-sized for most regularly occurring flight conditions. By adding thrust vectoring technology to an aircraft, the vertical tail can be designed to cope with...
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Van Ostaijen, T.H.T. (author)
Airline revenue management aims to sell the seats on their planes to passengers at a price that is as close as possible to their maximum willingness to pay for a seat. In practice, airlines try to achieve this by creating a fare structure for the seats on their planes after which the seats are grouped under these different fares. Revenue...
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Tamayo-Avenda, J.M. (author)
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Nurmehr, M.A. (author)
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van den Broek, S.A.W. (author)
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Van der Stoep, P.J.T. (author)
In recent years it has become feasible for private entities to launch smaller satellite missions. However, these entities usually lack worldwide tracking and communication abilities. Therefore, autonomy is becoming increasingly important. In this thesis project a flexible, autonomous navigation system was designed, which uses magnetometers, Sun...
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Dieben, V. (author)
From Particle Image Velocimetry data, pressure and velocity fields are reconstructed using mimetic isogeometric analysis. This technique allows for high order divergence free reconstructions on complex CAD geometry, and automatic filtering of noise in the data. Noise filtering performance is investigated using a Monte-Carlo simulation. The...
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Papenhuijzen, W.M. (author)
A method has been developed for designing composite 3D skeletal structures. This method can be used to design weight optimized fiber reinforced structures that can carry complex loads in high performance applications such as satellites. These designs are realized through Size, Shape and Topology Optimization, using a ground structure approach as...
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Sainis, S.M. (author)
Bainite is an interesting solid-state transformation in steels and a detailed understanding of the mechanism and phase transformation kinetics is of fundamental interest as well as technological importance. In this study, the kinetics of austenite to bainitic ferrite is studied through in-situ high temperature laser scanning confocal microscopy ...
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Ravichandran, A. (author)
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Van Hemelen, T. (author)
Aircraft noise is quantified in the aviation industry using the Effective Perceived Noise Level (EPNL) metric. In contrast to this community noise planning makes use of A-weighted decibel metrics such as LA and SEL. This research investigated the relationship between EPNL and the A-weighted metrics LA and SEL. This project was coupled with a...
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van Manen, J. (author)
Aviation contributes significantly to anthropogenic global warming, and one promising possibility for mitigation is climate-optimised routing. For the REACT4C project a novel approach was used to simulate the variation of aviation water vapour and NOx emission climate impact with location and weather patterns, but this is too computationally...
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Saroukh, H. (author)
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Bots, M.J. (author)
Cellular solids are characteristically excellent energy absorbers due to their capacity to store large amounts of energy through compression. A bioinspired design approach identified the Pomelo fruit (Citrus Maximus) as a biological role model for energy absorption. Fruit peels’ biologically most important functions lies in the need to provide...
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Hellard, H. (author)
The Saturnian moon Enceladus is one of the most geologically active bodies in the solar system. Ridged terrains dominated by intense tectonism are observed on both hemispheres while plume jets emanating from geological surface cracks are con?ned to the South Polar Terrain, thereby suggesting lateral heterogeneity of the satellite's internal...
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Van Gorcum, J.J. (author)
Atmospheric free flight scaled flight testing is an affordable way to investigate the dynamic properties of an aircraft, while enabling a wider range of test possibilities than a windtunnel. This research is the first step into the development of a scaled flight testing model and as such will highlighted the difficulties and discrepancies which...
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Helmer, A.M.C. (author)
Reinforcement learning is a paradigm for learning decision-making tasks from interaction with the environment. Function approximators solve a part of the curse of dimensionality when learning in high-dimensional state and/or action spaces. It can be a time-consuming process to learn a good policy in a high dimensional state space directly. A...
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