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Schrijvers, P.J.C. (author), Jonker, H.J.J. (author), de Roode, S.R. (author), Kenjeres, S. (author)
This study investigated the surface temperature, air temperature and mean radiant temperature inside an idealized 2D street geometry during daytime. The goal was to unravel the relative impact of radiative transfer, heat conduction and ventilation to the urban heat budget. A building-resolving simulation model has been used, which represents...
journal article 2020
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Prades, Lledó (author), Fabbri, Stefania (author), Dorado, Antonio D. (author), Gamisans, Xavier (author), Stoodley, Paul (author), Picioreanu, C. (author)
Experimental data showed that high-speed microsprays can effectively disrupt biofilms on their support substratum, producing a variety of dynamic reactions such as elongation, displacement, ripple formation, and fluidization. However, the mechanics underlying the impact of high-speed turbulent flows on biofilm structure is complex under such...
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Zeng, Q. (author)
The traditional approach of extrapolating the experimentally measured model resistance of a ship to full scale is based on the Froude assumption or the form factor assumption, where the viscous part and wave-making part of the resistance are dealt with in deep water. In shallow water, however, the water-depth dependency of flat-plate/ship...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Rubino, A. (author)
The need to meet the increasingly demanding sustainability goals entails remarkable new challenges for technical innovation. Due to the crucial role of turbomachinery in present and future energy scenarios, advancements in turbomachinery performance by means of design methods represent a fundamental step towards global sustainable development....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Rotteveel, E. (author)
This research focuses on identifying the most important stern shape aspects, with regard to resistance and propulsion power, of inland ships. Such information should help designers to determine which hull form aspect to adjust in case design requirements need them to do so. The information is obtained by firstly conducting a large series of CFD...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Olaleye, Akeem K. (author), Shardt, Orest (author), Walker, Gavin M. (author), van den Akker, H.E.A. (author)
We performed an experimental and numerical investigation of pneumatic conveying of cohesive dairy powder. The experiments with fat-filled milk powder (FFMP) fines with an average particle size of 94 μm were carried out in a 2-inch diameter stainless steel pipe consisting of two 2.5 m horizontal sections connected to a 0.65 m vertical section...
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Lowe, Ryan J. (author), Buckley, Mark L. (author), Altomare, Corrado (author), Rijnsdorp, Dirk P. (author), Suzuki, T. (author), Bricker, J.D. (author)
In this study we assess the capabilities of the mesh-free, Lagrangian particle method (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics, SPH) method to simulate the detailed hydrodynamic processes generated by both spilling and plunging breaking waves within the surf zone, and present how the approach can be used to predict a broad spectrum of hydrodynamic...
conference paper 2019
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Goyens, J. (author), Pourquie, M.J.B.M. (author), Poelma, C. (author), Westerweel, J. (author)
The vestibular system in the inner ear senses angular head manoeuvres by endolymph fluid which deforms a gelatinous sensory structure (the cupula). We constructed computer models that include both the endolymph flow (using CFD modelling), the cupula deformation (using FEM modelling), and the interaction between both (using fluid–structure...
journal article 2019
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Mohammadzadeh Moghaddam, E. (author), Foumeny, E. A. (author), Stankiewicz, A.I. (author), Padding, J.T. (author)
Despite the substantial simplicities inherent in pseudo-continuum models of fixed bed reactors, there is a continued interest in the use of such models for predicting fluid flow and transport scalars. In this paper, we aim to quantitatively address the inadequacy of 2D pseudo-continuum models for narrow-tube fixed beds. We show this by...
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Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Wattez, Y.C.M. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Cosmatu, T. (author), Tsafou, S.E. (author)
Phase change materials (PCMs) are materials that can store large amounts of heat during their phase transition from solid to liquid without a significant increase in temperature. While going from liquid to solid this heat is again released. As such, these materials can play an important role in future energy-efficient buildings. If applied in...
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Rawat, Digvijay S. (author), Pourquie, M.J.B.M. (author), Poelma, C. (author)
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a powerful method to investigate aneurysms. The primary focus of most investigations has been to compute various hemodynamic parameters to assess the risk posed by an aneurysm. Despite the occurrence of transitional flow in aneurysms, turbulence has not received much attention. In this article, we...
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Casacuberta Puig, J. (author), Groot, K.J. (author), Tol, H.J. (author), Hickel, S. (author)
Selective Frequency Damping (SFD) is a popular method for the computation of globally unstable steady-state solutions in fluid dynamics. The approach has two model parameters whose selection is generally unclear. In this article, a detailed analysis of the influence of these parameters is presented, answering several open questions with...
journal article 2018
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Oudenbroek, Kevin (author), Naderi, Nader (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Moriguchi, Shuji (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author)
In countries with steep rivers, such as Japan and the United States, bridges fail on an annual basis. Bridges on spread footings are especially susceptible to failure by hydrodynamic loading, often exacerbated by debris damming. Here, such failures are investigated via small scale model laboratory experiments and full scale numerical...
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Raji, B. (author)
With the aim to limit the number of ineffective designs, this dissertation has investigated the impact of architectural design strategies on improving the energy performance of and thermal comfort in high-rise office buildings in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates. As the starting-point of this research, a comparative study between...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Desmond, Cian J. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), Montavon, Christiane (author), Murphy, Jimmy (author)
The flow over densely forested terrain under neutral and non-neutral conditions is considered using commercially available computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Results are validated against data from a site in Northeastern France. It is shown that the effects of both neutral and stable atmospheric stratifications can be modelled...
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Florentie, L. (author), Hulshoff, S.J. (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author)
An optimization approach is presented that can be used to find the optimal source term distribution in order to represent a high-fidelity vortex-generator (VG) induced flow field on a coarse mesh. The ap- proach employs the continuous adjoint of the problem, from which an exact sensitivity is calculated and used in combination with a trust...
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Gunyol, O. (author)
The current understanding of the transport phenomena involved in the operation of industrial fermenters is not sufficient. This is reflected by the limitations seen in their design and operation. A better insight in the local processes taking place (hydrodynamics, gas dispersion, mixing, microbial kinetics) is required to be able to make a step...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Lancelot, P.M.G.J. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Werter, N.P.M. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This paper summarises the design of a gust generator and the comparison between high fidelity numerical results and experimental results. The gust generator has been designed for a low subsonic wind tunnel in order to perform gust response experiments on wings and assess load alleviation. Special attention has been given to the different...
journal article 2017
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Liu, J. (author)
Ship manoeuvrability is fundamental for the navigation safety of ships. Furthermore, through the equipment used for manoeuvring, it also affects investment, operation, and maintenance cost of these ships. Ships are primarily designed from an economic point of view. To ensure and improve the maritime efficiency, research on inland vessel...
doctoral thesis 2017
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van der Kolk, N.J. (author), Keuning, J.A. (author), Huijsmans, R.H.M. (author)
A Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes computational fluid dynamics (RANS-CFD) package will be one of the primary tools used during the development of a performance prediction program for Wind-Assisted commercial ships. The modelling challenge presented by large separated flow structures in the wake of the sailing ship points to a conscientious...
conference paper 2017
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