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Jonker, R.G. (author)
In this research OpenFOAM is used to model and determine the complex hydrodynamic behaviour of a Homogeneous low-crested structure (HLCS) consisting of cubipod artificial concrete elements. The validated model is used to gain insight in the design sensitivities of a two dimensional cross sectional layout to reduce sea wall overtopping. HLCS and...
master thesis 2020
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Karagiannis, A. (author)
The Micropropulsion Group of the department of Space Systems Engineering of the Delft University of Technology is developing resistojet thrusters for small satellites operating on the vapourisation of liquid water via an electric heater and its subsequent expansion via a nozzle into vacuum for the generation of thrust. As the water vapour...
master thesis 2020
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Opsomer, Aviva (author)
Rising temperatures due to climate change and the increased Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect both have a major impact on Singapore’s outdoor comfort. Research has reported an average UHI in Singapore of 4°C, which can even exceed 7°C at some times of the day. (Acero & Ruefenacht, 2017) Increasing convective surface heat transfer from the human...
master thesis 2020
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Bierhuizen, Luc (author)
Due to the presence of a monopile in a turbulent flow swirling vortices, known as horseshoe vortices, can form upstream of the structure near the cylinder-bed junction. Those vortices then travel downstream of the cylinder as they are being dragged along with the current. The horseshoe vortices can scoop up bed material surrounding the cylinder,...
master thesis 2020
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Moretto, Marco (author)
Worldwide, rubble mound breakwaters are designed and built to shelter and protect coastal areas from overtopping and flooding, especially harbours and shorelines. Rubble mound breakwaters are essential to preserve desired hydraulic conditions within the hinterland, avoiding damage to inhabited or industrial areas. This research focuses on the...
master thesis 2020
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Sprong, Geert (author)
The bulbous bow is a common feature for large displacement vessels. The purpose of the bulbous bow is to reduce the bow wave, hereby making use of wave cancellation theory. The main drawback of these type of bows is that the drag reduction effect is only present for a limited range of sailing speeds. If the transit velocity is altered, the...
master thesis 2019
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Goyal, Jatinder (author)
The gradually increasing air pollution calls for more and more effective solutions. This master thesis is focused on the investigation of aerosol trajectories inside the agricultural purifier named `ASPRA Agro', developed at VFA Solutions. Various CFD simulations have been carried out using an open-source C++ toolbox named `OpenFOAM'. The flow...
master thesis 2019
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van Melis, Tijmen (author)
Wave overtopping is an important aspect for the design of rubble mound breakwaters. Acceptable overtopping limits are usually based on the mean overtopping discharge or the maximum overtopping volume (EurOtop, 2018). For temporary situations, such as breakwaters under construction, overtopping limits are not clearly defined. This complicates the...
master thesis 2019
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Patil, Akshay (author)
Rapid climate change and the corresponding estimated sea level rise can affect the performance of the coastal defense structures such as breakwaters, seawalls, and dikes. In order to improve these coastal defenses, a detailed understanding of the processes which contribute to wave run-up and overtopping over the coastal defenses needs to be...
master thesis 2019
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Nikolaidou, Lina (author)
Granular bed protections are a common measure to mitigate scour of the sand bed around hydraulic structures. In view of marching towards cost-effective solutions to tackle erosion-related problems, it is important to accurately predict the loads exerted on the bed and come up with the needed rock grading. To that end, a 3-D eddy resolving...
master thesis 2019
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Dierickx, Jan (author)
A surrogate model for vortex generator flows has been created. This was done by developing a framework to generate a reduced order approximation of a discrete optimized source-term on a uniform grid. The discrete optimized source term uses the flow field of a vortex generator simulation with a body-fitted mesh (BFM) as objective. The reduced...
master thesis 2019
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Ansorena Ruiz, Ruben (author)
Lighthouses are structures subjected to extreme weather conditions which have to resist strong surge. Therefore to ensure their survival over time, it is necessary to determine the loads that these structures will face during its lifetime. However, load prediction on lighthouses is troublesome due to the multiple factors that affect the loading....
student report 2019
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Sigalas, Nikos (author)
In the present study the stability of crown wall elements on top of a rubble mound breakwaters is investigated. The first step was conducting a literature review, in order to identify knowledge gaps. It was found that current design methods do not take the freeboard of the crown wall into account when calculating the vertical force acting on it....
master thesis 2019
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Saliba, Jonathan (author)
Horizontal Directional Drilling permits the creation of tunnels which pass beneath rivers and canals to allow the passing of services from one side to the other. The final stage of this process involves lining the tunnel with a plastic or steel pipe. The pipe is pulled inside into the borehole using the same drilling rig that was used to bore...
master thesis 2019
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Derksen, Adriaan (author)
Recent innovations in the off-shore wind industry have lead to bigger wind turbines and taller support structures. These towers can suffer from vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). The present work couples the open-source CFD solver OpenFOAM with a structural solver to investigate these fluid-structure interactions (FSI) effects in more detail. 2D...
master thesis 2019
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Khamis, Karim (author)
Miniaturization of spacecraft has been gaining wide interest in the space industry, given its potential for reducing space missions' costs and providing a novel approach to enhancing and facilitating spaceflight. Recently, a lot of research has been successfully put into this field along with the advancements that make it more feasible, though a...
master thesis 2019
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Zaalberg, Piet (author)
OpenFOAM allowed the author to simulate a large number of scenarios in which the influences of cross-shore profile shape, cobble porosity, cobble diameter and layer thickness on wave overtopping were examined. Four validation runs and six simulations to map the sensitivity are compared with data from two physical experiments conducted in the...
master thesis 2019
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Broeders, Theo (author)
Steel is commonly coated to protect it from corrosion. One method of applying this is by using Physical Vapor Deposition, which can be done by using multiple jets. In this process jets next to each other interact. This paper's main aim is to investigate the interaction effect of two rarefied two-dimensional vapor jets in vacuum and how this is...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Tatomir, Niko (author)
Aeroelastic stability must be maintained for the entire flight duration. Of the vast phenomena that fall under the field of aeroelasticity, flutter is the most studied and influential in terms of driving aircraft design. As such, it is the main topic of analysis of this Master Thesis. For flutter analysis, it is of critical importance to...
master thesis 2019
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Risseeuw, Derek (author)
Flapping wings display complex flows which can be used to generate large lift forces. Flexibility in wings is widely used by natural flyers to increase the aerodynamic performance. The influence of wing flexibility on the flow can be computed using numerical analysis with Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI). However, there is a lack of open-source...
master thesis 2019
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