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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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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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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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Lv, Maolong (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author), Wang, Ying (author), Shen, Di (author)
This article attempts to realize zero-error constrained tracking for hypersonic flight vehicles (HFVs) subject to unknown control directions and asymmetric flight state constraints. The main challenges of reaching such goals consist in that addressing multiple unknown control directions requires novel conditional inequalities encompassing the...
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Eijkelhof, D. (author), Buendía Vela, Gabriel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
High aerodynamic efficiency is a key design driver for airborne wind energy systems as it strongly affects the achievable energy output. Conventional fixed-wing systems generally use aerofoils with a high thickness-to-chord ratio to achieve high efficiency and wing loading. The box wing concept suits thinner aerofoils as the load distribution...
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Ruland, Oscar (author), Mkhoyan, T. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
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Harvey, Christina (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Taylor, Graham K. (author), Bomphrey, Richard J. (author)
Powered flight was once a capability limited only to animals, but by identifying useful attributes of animal flight and building on these with technological advances, engineers have pushed the frontiers of flight beyond our predecessors’ wildest imaginations. Yet, there remain many key characteristics of biological flight that elude current...
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Hammer, T.C. (author), Hendrikse, H. (author)
The effect of misalignment between wind- and ice loading direction on the development of ice-induced vibrations of offshore wind turbines has been investigated experimentally. In the experiments a hybrid test setup was used to study the structural response to combined loading from physical model ice and numerically applied wind. The...
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Boatto, Umberto (author), Bonnet, Paul A. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Ragni, D. (author)
Blade Element Momentum Theory (BEMT) -based approaches provide 15%–20% inaccurate load predictions under uniform steady inflow. Inaccuracies were related to unclear aerodynamic mechanisms causing the Prandtl Tip-Root Loss (TRL) correction to fail at high Tip-Speed Ratio (TSR) and the ambiguous drag coefficient treatment under Stall Delay (SD)...
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Dekker, H.N.J. (author), Baars, W.J. (author), Scarano, F. (author), Tuinstra, Marthijn (author), Ragni, D. (author)
The unsteady flow behaviour of two side-by-side rotors in ground proximity is experimentally investigated. The rotors induce a velocity distribution interacting with the ground causing the radial expansion of the rotor wakes. In between the rotors, an interaction of the two wakes takes place, resulting in an upward flow similar to a fountain....
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Gutiérrez, R. (author), Zamponi, R. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Llorente, Elena (author), Aranguren, Patricia (author)
Modern wind turbines employ thick airfoils in the outer region of the blade with strong adverse pressure gradients and high sensitivity to flow separation, which can be anticipated by leading-edge roughness. However, Reynolds average Navier-Stokes simulations currently overpredict the Reynolds shear stresses near the surface, and the flow...
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Pinto Ribeiro, A. (author), Muscari, C. (author)
Simulating entire wind farms with an actuator line model requires significant computational effort, especially if one is interested in wake dynamics and wants to resolve the tip vortices. A need to explore unconventional approaches for this kind of simulation emerges. In this work, the actuator line method is implemented within a lattice...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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