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Bajuk, Jože (author)
This thesis investigates the aerodynamics of two finite wall-mounted cylinders in tandem, focusing on drag reduction as a function of governing parameters.<br/>For the experimental wind tunnel campaign, two measurement techniques were employed: balance measurements and stereoscopic particle image velocimetry. While balance measurements exhibited...
master thesis 2024
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Schilder, Jop (author)
Contrary to conventional wisdom favouring smooth surfaces for drag reduction, the last decades have brought forth different textured surfaces showing drag reduction in turbulent boundary layers, of which riblets are the most studied.<br/>Sirovich and Karlson (1997) introduced a different textured surface named chevron-shaped protrusions,...
master thesis 2024
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Vilumbrales-Garcia, Rodrigo (author), Kurt, Melike (author), Weymouth, Gabriel D. (author), Ganapathisubramani, Bharathram (author)
The hydrodynamic influence of surface texture on static surfaces ranges from large drag penalties (roughness) to potential performance benefits (shark-like skin). Although it is of wide-ranging research interest, the impact of roughness on flapping systems has received limited attention. In this work, we explore the effect of roughness on the...
journal article 2024
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van der Waals, Max (author)
The importance of aerodynamic efficiency in the cycling sport is well known. Simple calculations demonstrate the considerable impact of just a few percentages in drag savings on the outcome of a competition where the margins can be incredibly small. Achieving a drag reduction can, however, be challenging as the flow topology of a cyclist is...
master thesis 2023
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Brown, Reiny (author)
In cycling, the presence of drag reduction from drafting, when multiple cyclists ride in tandem, is a considerable area of performance enhancement for a cycling team and the customisation of this tandem group has the potential of maximising the drag reduction for the entire group or a specific cyclist. The flow interactions between two tandem...
master thesis 2023
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Knoop, Max (author)
Turbulent drag reduction (DR) is a crucial research area, as this can contribute to significant energy and emission reductions in various industrial and transportation applications. One such technique is the active flow control method of spanwise forcing. Spanwise forcing introduces a spatio-temporal spanwise wall oscillation as a boundary...
master thesis 2023
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Jose, Nikhil (author)
Surfaces that induce slip at the wall have been shown to reduce skin friction drag in the turbulent regime. While superhydrophobic and liquid-infused surfaces are capable of drag reduction in turbulent hydrodynamic flows, neither would be feasible in aerodynamic applications due to the added roughness and the minuscule slip lengths created by...
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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van Campenhout, O.W.G. (author), van Nesselrooij, M. (author), Lin, Y. (author), Casacuberta Puig, J. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), Hickel, S. (author)
Although several previous studies have reported a potential drag-reducing effect of dimpled surfaces in turbulent boundary layers, there is a lack of replicability across experiments performed by different research groups. To contribute to the dialogue, we scrutinize one of the most studied dimple geometries reported in the literature, which...
journal article 2023
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Carrasco Grau, J. (author), van Campenhout, O.W.G. (author), Hartog, F.H. (author), van Nesselrooij, M. (author), Baars, W.J. (author), Schrijer, F.F.J. (author)
Chevron-shaped protrusions have been proposed in the literature for turbulent skin friction reduction. However, there is no consensus on the performance of this passive flow control technique; both an increase and a decrease in drag have been observed in previous studies. There is also no experimental evidence to support the working mechanism...
journal article 2023
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JAWAHAR, SAHANA (author)
Flat surfaces with arrays of wall-normal pores called micro-cavity arrays have shown potential to reduce turbulent skin friction drag. Their designs have been inspired by acoustic liners which are sandwich panels consisting of a honeycomb core, a perforated top plate and a solid back sheet used on...
master thesis 2022
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Carrasco Grau, Julio (author)
In the last decades, the prevailing belief that smooth surfaces offer the lowest drag has been challenged often. Scholars have, for example, introduced rough and modified surfaces to reduce turbulent skin friction. One of the technologies proposed in the literature is an array of chevron-shaped protrusions; however, there is no academic...
master thesis 2022
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Lin, J. (author)
Estuaries are the core area of land-sea interactions and have significant ecological and economic value. In estuaries, hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics are the crucial processes governing geomorphology, navigability, and primary production. Since the turn of the 20th century, increased human activities (e.g., damming, dredging, and...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Hartog, Friso (author)
Turbulent drag is the largest source of fuel consumption in aviation and forms a significant contribution to climate warming. Recent numerical studies have suggested the ability of surfaces with streamwise-preferential permeability to reduce turbulent friction, and a theoretical framework behind the working mechanism has been proposed. This work...
master thesis 2021
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Sem, Jacopo (author)
The reduction of turbulent skin-friction drag has the potential to generate numerous societal benefits. In large-scale industrial applications, the largest share of energy consumption goes into overcoming the friction drag produced by turbulent boundary layers formed on the outside wall. Estimates assess that over 50% of the total fuel burn is...
master thesis 2021
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Levoni, Andrea (author)
In the aviation, maritime and oil&amp;gas sector, the potential benefit in yearly savings deriving from the reduction of turbulent skin-friction drag through active flow control are estimated in the millions of U.S. Dollars and million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Research in this topic has brought forward numerous techniques, offering enticing drag...
master thesis 2021
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Lai, Yu-Jui (author)
This research studies the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) of compliant surfaces in air flows, with an objective of finding possible turbulent viscous drag reduction. A compliant surface is a thin layer of viscoelastic material drawing inspiration from dolphin epidermis, which was thought to have drag-reducing capabilities by Gray (1936)....
master thesis 2021
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Claro Dittrich, Eric (author)
Dimples are shallow surface indentations that have been recently considered as a passive viscous drag reducing technique for turbulent boundary layers. Studies so far were limited to incompressible low-Re flows and display little consensus on whether dimples can actually produce net improvements in total drag. Conversely, dimple geometry can be...
master thesis 2021
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Lin, Yuyu (author)
Dimples are shallow, indented surfaces that attempt to reduce drag in turbulent boundary layer flows. However, the underlying effect of the dimples on the drag is not entirely understood. This thesis sets out to expand our understanding; a numerical investigation of turbulent boundary layer flow over dimpled surfaces is conducted. This research...
master thesis 2021
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van der Voort Maarschalk, Joost (author)
Drag in pipelines is composed almost solely of skin friction drag. The most common technique to achieve drag reduction (DR) is by adding drag-reducing agents. However, in the aerospace industry, various impressive passive drag-reducing techniques have been suggested to reduce skin friction drag in the past decades. Among these techniques,...
master thesis 2021
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