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Lonsain, J. (author)
Aeroelastic analyses traditionally consider the airfoil of a wing to remain rigid, only allowing deformation in the span-wise direction of the wing. Recent investigations have shown the benefits of adding chord-wise flexibility in the trailing edge of a wing, however so far only two-dimensional studies have been carried out. Therefore, the...
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Klespe, L. (author)
Counter Rotating Open Rotors are a possible response to the demands of future aviation propulsion. Their benefit of low fuel consumption grants operation particularly for rising kerosene price. Detrimental is the high level of noise emission, especially tonal sound. For prospective development and implementation to modern aviation, noise...
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Narayana Swamy, J. (author)
With an ever increasing demand for energy, the renewable energy sector is gaining a lot of importance. Among the various renewable energy sources, wind energy is becoming more attractive compared to its counterparts (solar, biomass, etc.). Some of the main advantages of wind energy are faster payback time and that power generation is possible...
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Righi, R. (author)
In order to use composite materials in automotive production while ensuring that passengers safety it is crucial to fully understand the strain rate effect on their mechanical properties.This study implements a strain rate dependent 3-point bending test setup for a high rate servo-hydraulic testing machine. A finite element model to simulate...
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Da Cunha Saraiva, F. (author)
Thermoplastic composites are very attractive for aerospace structures due to their high specific strength and stiffness, enhanced toughness and high temperature resistance. One of the manufacturing methods used to produce thermoplastic composite parts is press forming. Press formed parts typically have constant thickness and fibre orientation....
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González Puerta, A. (author)
The role of traditional entry guidance systems is to ensure that the vehicle is brought from a nominal entry interface point (EIP) to the neighborhood of a designated landing site at an acceptable energy state. Such systems are designed in such a way that the landing site can be safely reached even if off-nominal conditions are present at the...
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Verbist, S. (author)
Reinforcement Learning is a much researched topic for autonomous machine behavior and is often applied to navigation problems. In order to deal with growing environments and larger state/action spaces, Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning has been introduced. Unfortunately learning from experience, which is central to Reinforcement Learning,...
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Chindea, J. (author)
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Tambe, S. (author)
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Engwerda, H.J.A. (author)
Focusing on the rapidly increasing debris population around Earth as well as the scientific and corporate interest in Asteroids, multiple missions for interaction with non-cooperative bodies have been proposed over the last years. Applications such as the Electrostatic Tractor (ET) aiming to reduce the debris populations and missions introducing...
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Kruijssen, F. (author)
With the increasing temperature due to global warming CO2 emissions have to be reduced. Tractor-trailers are very fuel inefficient making them a good candidate for drag reducing devices to reduce fuel use. In this thesis the focus lies on the base of the trailer, where flaps will be added. The aim is to find the increase in drag reduction when...
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Van Sluis, M. (author)
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Djordjevski, D. (author)
The success of CubeSat, after 2005, resulted in bright future expectations of Spacecraft with a mass below one kilogram. Although these spacecraft are usually known as Pico and FemtoSat, their ambiguous nature and inconsistent use in literature resulted in the use of an alternative, namely Sub One Kilogram Spacecraft, or simply said SOKS....
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Brust, S.G. (author)
The importance of reliable and efficient launch vehicles pervades the many industries which rely on space based hardware. An experimental investigation has been performed into the effects of nozzle length and exhaust plume presence on a FESTIP axisymmetric base flow at Mach 0.7. Three different nozzle lengths (L/D = 0.6, 1.2, 1.8) were tested to...
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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...
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Pate, S. (author)
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Liu, Z-L (author)
The emission of green-house gases, such as carbon-dioxide, has been increasing rapidly in the last 50 years. Leading to an increase in the overall temperature, melting polar ice, rising sea-levels and more natural disasters. Aviation is one of the causes of these emissions. The efficiency of aircraft engines can be improved by improving the...
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Annega, G. (author)
Spaceplane designers need to be able to rapidly obtain estimations of aerodynamic and stability parameters throughout the re-entry flight. This aids with design changes and trade-offs regarding the stability characteristics of the design. This software was developed with a focus on stability analysis in the Terminal Area Energy Management phase ...
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Kaur, M. (author)
Over a century has passed since humans took to commercial flying. Traditional safety practices have worked well but the last decade has seen the need for an updated understanding of ATM safety. The modern safety views are complementary to the traditional ones but are also a new way of understanding and enabling safety practices. This master...
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Borst, J.A.P. (author)
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