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Aghajani, S. (author)
Microprocessors, long-lasting batteries, and sensors are a number of examples of nanotechnology revolutionising our daily lives. Nanotechnology is the study, development, and manufacturing of structures and devices which derive unique and novel properties from nanoscale phenomena. To realise such structures and devices, a set of processes...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Brill, Patrick (author)
To improve the safety of commercial air transport, pilots are required to train on simulators to recognize the characteristics of an impeding stall and subsequently correctly recover from it. To prevent negative training, it is important that the accuracy of the used simulation models is high. A manner to model the nonlinear, unsteady...
master thesis 2023
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Kooij, Robert (author)
From the desire to reduce the impact of traveling on the environment and the increase in fuel prices over the past years, the propeller has regained interest as a propulsion mechanism in the aviation industry. Two main reasons can be found in their high propulsive efficiency and ability to combine with electric motors. The scaling of the motors...
master thesis 2023
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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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Knepper, Jorian (author)
The aerodynamic behaviour of a pitched baseball depends on the combination of the translational velocity, the rotational velocity in combination with the rotation axis and the seam positions. For small spin parameters the effect of seam positions dominates the Magnus effect. This study focusses on a visual understanding of the seam position by...
master thesis 2022
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Hendriksen, Luuk (author)
Aerodynamic load determination through integration of the surface pressure distribution is limited in accuracy by the discrete number of measurements taken. Therefore, typically relatively large numbers of spatially distributed measurements are required which increase setup complexity, latency, cost and weight while requiring physical access in...
master thesis 2022
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Porta i Ko, Agustí (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) systems benefit from a high lift airfoil to increase the power output, to that end, multi-element airfoils are investigated for AWE applications. This thesis aims to optimize a multi-element airfoil for a rigid AWE kite that operates in a pumping cycle. Since the kite has distinct operational phases, i.e., reel-out and...
master thesis 2022
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GHOSH, SIDDHARTH (author)
This work provides a foundation for designing aerodynamic mudflaps used in heavy-duty vehicles, which will help these vehicles become greener. First, a simulated moving ground consisting of a leading edge, roller setup and a novel tangential blowing system was devised as an alternative to the expensive conveyor belts necessary for pertinent...
master thesis 2022
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Sadowy-Sadowski, Tomasz (author)
The concept of a spaceplane, a launch system that is a combination of an airplane and a rocket, is one of the most promising concepts of sustainable access to space. Along its trajectory, it experiences most extreme conditions with frequently opposing design requirements, making it one of the most complicated challenges in aerospace engineering....
master thesis 2022
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Ebbens, Elja (author)
The advent of distributed electric propulsion aircraft concepts requires novel physics-based analysis methods for the modeling of the complex aerodynamic interactions between the closely coupled rotor, wing, and flap. For this purpose, the analysis tool Open Rotor-Wing-Flap Interaction Solver (ORWFIS) is developed with existing and novel low...
master thesis 2022
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Mordasov, Dmitrij (author)
With the growing global utilisation of wind energy, lowering of its levelised cost of energy is pursued. This effort is hindered by wind turbine wakes and their detrimental effects on wind farm profitability. Most currently researched wake mitigation methods are based on wind farm system-level interventions, and there is a research gap on...
master thesis 2022
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Vloemans, Siward (author)
The aim of this research is to increase the speed of cyclists by reducing aerodynamic drag. Common research methods are digital and physical simulations. The goal is this project is to develop an anthropometric model for each method based on professional cyclists from Team DSM.<br/><br/>Digital Model (Generic)<br/>The first goal of this research...
master thesis 2022
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Buendía Vela, Gabriel (author)
Airborne wind energy systems convert the kinetic energy of wind into usable power. In general terms, this power is proportional to the ratio CL<sup>3</sup>/CD<sup>2</sup> of aerodynamic coefficients. From a structural perspective, the thickness-to-chord ratio of conventional AWE wings needs to be high to withstand the high aerodynamic loads. The...
master thesis 2022
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Kokkedee, Jop (author)
With an ever increasing demand for sustainable energy, limitations of current sustainable technologies are studied widely. In wind farms, the so-called wake effect provides the biggest limitation on wind farm total power output. Using wind from the unaffected boundary layer to re-energize the wind flow in the wake provides a method of limiting...
master thesis 2022
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Dos Santos Pereira Malveiro, Carlos (author)
The most effective way to decrease the cost of energy of wind turbines is to increase the rotor diameter. Therefore, this calls for the need of aerodynamic research on large wind turbines. This thesis project will tackle the topics addressed by the IEA Wind Task 47 which is focused on the aerodynamic analysis and comparison of the newly proposed...
master thesis 2022
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Stamenkovits, Bela (author)
Although modern technologies such as smartphones with GPS functionality make navigation substantially easier, automobilists still rely on traffic signs to inform them which exit to take or which lane to follow. These traffic signs on highways are of substantial size rendering them, and their support structures, extremely susceptible to...
master thesis 2022
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Grille Guerra, Adrian (author)
Unmanned aerial vehicles have proliferated in the last few decades, with applications that include military, commercial and recreational. Their size and typical flight velocities are characterized by moderate Reynolds numbers <i>O</i>(10^4-10^5). For such conditions, boundary layers can remain laminar and therefore are highly susceptible to...
master thesis 2022
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Borren, Marc (author)
While the awareness of global warming rises, transport over sea remains a large contributor to green house gas emissions. New regulations imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) aim to reduce the emission of green house gasses. Consequently, ship owners turn to technological solutions in order to achieve this. The Ventifoil from...
master thesis 2022
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Westheim, Michael (author)
Interest in powered flight on Mars has been growing in recent years, and as such new developments are being made in determining the effects the Martian atmosphere has on the flow physics and performance, specifically with regards to similarity parameters: the Reynolds number &amp; the Mach number. This paper aimed to investigate whether the...
master thesis 2022
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van Arnhem, N. (author)
It is envisioned that the future generations of regional and short to medium-range aircraft employ a high level of propeller integration to achieve low-emission flight. The objectives of unconventional propeller installations include the enhancement of the airframe aerodynamic efficiency, increasing the propeller efficiency, improving cabin...
doctoral thesis 2022
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