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Jux, C. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The aerodynamic characteristics of a modern road cycling wheel in cross wind are studied through force- and planar PIV measurements in the TU Delft Open Jet Facility. The performance of the 62 mm deep rim is evaluated for three tire profiles, and yaw angles up to 24°. All measurements are executed at 12.5 m/s (45 km/h) freestream- and wheel...
journal article 2023
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Rius Vidales, A.F. (author)
The market growth expected for commercial aviation in the coming decades and the increasing social awareness regarding the effects of global warming are driving significant technological developments necessary for emission reduction in future transport aircraft. From the aerodynamics perspective, a significant increase in aircraft efficiency can...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Jux, C. (author)
Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is the state of the art for quantitative, full-field, 3D flow diagnostics. Despite the maturity of the technique, two bottlenecks are identified which are addressed in this thesis: the achievable measurement volume size, and the optical access to geometrically complex objects. Both aspects are well illustrated...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Spoelstra, A.M.C.M.G. (author)
The research presented in this thesis introduces a new measurement concept for on-site aerodynamic measurements based on large-scale stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (stereo-PIV) measurements past an athlete, a vehicle or an object travelling through a quiescent environment. The analysis of the momentumdeficit past the transit poses the...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Hysa, I. (author), Tuinstra, Marthijn (author), Lammers, K (author), Scarano, F. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Gebbink, Roy (author), Harrison, C (author)
Volumetric PIV measurements are performed to study the flow development around a 1:12 scale model of a thrust reverser in a low-speed wind tunnel. The thrust-reverser operates in a freestream flow of 3-5 m/s and with a jet to freestream velocity ratio Vjet/Vinf ranging from 1.5 to 6. Making use of sub-millimeter helium-filled soap bubbles, large...
conference paper 2022
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Forouzi Feshalami, Behzad (author), He, Shuisheng (author), Scarano, F. (author), Gan, Lian (author), Morton, Chris (author)
Experimental studies dealing with the wake of isolated stationary bluff bodies are reviewed. After briefly recalling the pioneering works in this domain, the paper focuses on recent research conducted with the latest experimental methods and techniques. The review encompasses a range of topics, including the effects of bluff body geometry ...
review 2022
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Saredi, E. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The occurrence of data outliers in PIV measurements remains nowadays a problematic issue; their effective detection is relevant to the reliability of PIV experiments. This study proposes a novel approach to outliers detection from time-averaged three-dimensional PIV data. The principle is based on the agreement of the measured data to the...
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Huang, M. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The wake recovery from planar porous actuators that surrogate the effect of wind turbines is investigated, focusing on rectangular shapes for vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). We proposed an effective mixing diameter D∗ to scale the streamwise momentum recovery for actuators of arbitrary shape. The length-scale D∗ is given by the ratio...
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Engler Faleiros, D. (author), van den Bos, W. (author), Botto, L. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
This work describes a modelling approach to SARS-CoV-2 dispersion based on experiments. The main goal is the development of an application integrated in Ansys Fluent to enable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) users to set up, in a relatively short time, complex simulations of virion-laden droplet dispersion for calculating the probability...
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Gonzalez Saiz, G. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
An experimental methodology is proposed to study aeroelastic systems with optical diagnostics. The approach locally evaluates the three physical mechanisms that produce the forces involved in Collar’s triangle, namely aerodynamic, elastic, and inertial forces. Flow and object surface tracers are tracked by a volumetric particle image...
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Lima Pereira, L.T. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The impact of aerodynamic loading on a serrated trailing edge is studied experimentally. Aerodynamic and acoustic measurements are conducted on a sawtooth-shaped trailing edge, retrofitted to a flat plate featuring a trailing-edge flap, and placed at incidence to the free-stream flow. The turbulent flow across the trailing edge is inspected...
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Ujjaini Kempaiah, K. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
Spanwise wall oscillations alter the organization of low-speed streaks and ejections in turbulent boundary layers, eventually leading to skin friction drag reduction. Such flow regimes are represented by pointwise statistics or spatial correlation. This work attempts to quantify the systematic distortions of the dominant turbulent structures...
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Lima Pereira, L.T. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
A physical description of the flow mechanisms that govern the distribution of the wall-pressure fluctuations over the surface of a serrated trailing edge is proposed. Three main mechanisms that define the variation of turbulent pressure fluctuations across the serrated edge are discussed and semi-empirical models are formulated accordingly....
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van der Hoek, D.C. (author), Frederik, J.A. (author), Huang, M. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Dynamic induction control (DIC) has proven to be an effective method of increasing the power output for a wind farm in both simulation studies and wind tunnel experiments. By pitching the blades of a wind turbine periodically, the recovery of the low-velocity wake is accelerated, thereby increasing the energy available to downstream turbines....
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Scarano, F. (author), Schneiders, J.F.G. (author), Gonzalez Saiz, G. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author)
The vortex-in-cell time-segment assimilation (VIC-TSA) method is introduced. A particle track is obtained from a finite number of successive time samples of the tracer’s position and velocity can be used for reconstruction on a Cartesian grid. Similar to the VIC + technique, the method makes use of the vortex-in-cell paradigm to produce...
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Dekker, H.N.J. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Baars, W.J. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Tuinstra, Marthijn (author)
An experimental investigation is conducted to study the aerodynamic behavior of a two-rotor system in ground proximity. The counter-rotating rotors are placed side-by-side in the hovering condition. The time-averaged and unsteady flow behavior is studied when the rotor-to-rotor lateral distance and the distance between the rotors and the...
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Engler Faleiros, D. (author)
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) relies upon the introduction of particle tracers that scatter sufficient light and follow the flow accurately. The use of submillimetre helium-filled soap bubbles (HFSB) as flow tracers for PIV is investigated for the purpose of enabling velocity measurements in large-scale industrial wind tunnels. That soap...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Zamponi, R. (author)
The interaction of an airfoil with incident turbulence is an important source of aerodynamic noise in numerous applications, such as turbofan engines, cooling systems for automotive and construction industries, high-lift devices on aircraft wings, and landing gear systems. In these instances, turbulence is generally produced by elements that are...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Engler Faleiros, D. (author), Tuinstra, Marthijn (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The behaviour of nearly neutrally buoyant tracers is studied by means of experiments with helium-filled soap bubbles and numerical simulations. The current models used for estimating the slip velocity of heavy micro particles and neutrally buoyant particles are reviewed and extended to include the effect of unsteady forces and particle...
journal article 2021
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Spoelstra, A.M.C.M.G. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Mahalingesh, Nikhil (author)
The aerodynamic drag of a trailing cyclists in a tandem formation is investigated at different lateral and longitudinal separations. A Ring of Fire (RoF) experiment is conducted at the Tom Dumoulin bike park of Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. The method is based on stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (Stereo-PIV) measurements followed...
journal article 2021
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