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Belligoli, Z. (author)
The continuous increase in the number of flights in the last decades caused a steepgrowth of aviation-related pollution to the point that the aviation sector is responsible for3% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. Regulators have been slow at catching up withthis problem, and stringent emission targets have been put in place only very...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Frederik, J.A. (author)
The dissertation discusses different wind turbine control strategies that use pitch actuation to decrease the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of wind farms. This is achieved by either mitigating the loads experienced by individual turbines, or by enhancing wake mixing in turbines located within a wind farm. The latter strategy exploits the fact...
doctoral thesis 2021
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van Voorden, Jeroen (author)
The design of current skating suits is based on the assumption that the flow across the skater body parts is highly similar to cylinder flow. The latter features drag crisis behaviour, resulting in significant drag reduction at the critical Reynolds number. However, whether the aforementioned assumption is valid and whether a drag crisis along...
master thesis 2021
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Kaiser, Philipp (author)
The increasing importance of climate change and stricter regulations for greenhouse gas emissions raise the pressure on the automotive industry to develop more efficient products. Besides a reduction of emissions by new combustion engines, electric vehicles are being introduced to lower the fleet fuel economy. Especially this new drivetrain...
master thesis 2021
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Johnson, Nelson (author)
This report concerns an experimental investigation of the winglet integration, rudder deflection and aileron-rudder interaction effects on the Flying V aircraft configuration using a 4.6% scale model. The effects on the lift, drag, side-force, rolling moment, pitching moment and yawing moment coefficients are all described. The first results...
master thesis 2021
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van Uitert, Jeroen (author)
This research has been performed with the purpose of understanding the cause of the unstable pitch break experienced by the Flying V at a lift coefficient of CL = 0.95. Without understanding and possibly elimination of the pitch break, the flying V’s usable maximum lift coefficient is lower and the pitching moment behavior and gust response...
master thesis 2021
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Reinders, K.J. (author), Hanssen, R.F. (author), van Leijen, F.J. (author), Korff, M. (author)
In this work, we investigate if, when, and how satellite InSAR can be used for evaluating surface settlements that occur during shield tunnelling in soft soil areas. We evaluate the applicability of InSAR prior, during, and after tunnel construction. Special emphasis is placed on the influence of the InSAR phase ambiguities in relation to short...
journal article 2021
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Zhao, M. (author), de Oliveira Barbosa, J.M. (author), Yuan, Jun (author), Metrikine, A. (author), van Dalen, K.N. (author)
This paper investigates the instability of vertical vibrations of an object moving uniformly through a tunnel embedded in soft soil. Using the indirect Boundary Element Method in the frequency domain, the equivalent dynamic stiffness of the tunnel-soil system at the point of contact with the moving object, modelled as a mass-spring system or...
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Kovačević, Meho Saša (author), Bačić, Mario (author), Gavin, Kenneth (author), Stipanovič, Irina (author)
The continuous monitoring of long-term performance of tunnels constructed in soft rock masses shows that the rock mass deformations continue after construction, albeit at a rate that reduces with time. This is in contrast with NATM postulates which assume deformation stabilizes shortly after tunnel construction. This paper proposes the...
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Seitz, Arne (author), Habermann, Anaïs Luisa (author), Peter, Fabian (author), Troeltsch, Florian (author), Castillo Pardo, Alejandro (author), della Corte, B. (author), van Sluis, M. (author), Goraj, Zdobyslaw (author), Kowalski, Mariusz (author)
Key results from the EU H2020 project CENTRELINE are presented. The research activities undertaken to demonstrate the proof of concept (technology readiness level-TRL 3) for the so-called propulsive fuselage concept (PFC) for fuselage wake-filling propulsion integration are discussed. The technology application case in the wide-body market...
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Merino Martinez, R. (author), Rubio Carpio, A. (author), Lima Pereira, L.T. (author), van Herk, S.W.L. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Kotsonis, M. (author)
The newly refurbished vertical tunnel (V-tunnel) at Delft University of Technology has been redesigned as a state-of-the-art facility for research in aeroacoustics (A-tunnel), as well as fundamental studies in laminar-turbulent transition and flow control. This manuscript focuses on the design and refurbishment aspects of the facility,...
journal article 2020
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Tijs, Kasper (author)
The objective of this research is to explore the possibilities in the use of digital twins towards the maintenance and operation of tunnels. This is explored by looking at the end users of the technology, to profile their needs and requirements and consider a digital twin design that focuses on this. This research is the start of a human centred...
master thesis 2020
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Stokkermans, T.C.A. (author)
This research is on the aerodynamics of propellers in interaction. As a propeller is dependent on the flowfield it encounters, any disturbance in that inflow results in changes in loading on the propeller. This can result in propulsive efficiency changes and affect stability through generation of in-plane forces and out-of-plane moments. The...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Syifai, Indra (author)
Due to the high-efficiency potential over 40%, the two-terminal (2T) perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cell becomes a desirable and promising candidate for solar cells. The photovoltaic materials and devices (PVMD) group in TU Delft has developed the c-Si solar cell using poly-SiOx as carrier-selective passivating contacts. The utilization of poly...
master thesis 2020
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Savvidis, Giagkos (author)
Objective: Static long-term decision-making processes for road assets adaptation on the dynamic effects of climate change seem to be ineffective because the proposed proactive measures might not address the actual climate at the fixed date the decision-maker imposes them to be implemented but by giving a time range of expected implementation in...
master thesis 2020
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Orer, Ekin (author)
In the post processing of acquired wind tunnel force measurements, propeller-driven aircrafts need a preliminary correction of the propeller slipstream. Propeller slipstream effect has two major contributions to the flow field. The first one is the increase in dynamic pressure and the second is the addition of rotation in the flow field. Without...
master thesis 2020
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Horck, Mats (author)
Exposure to excessive community noise has become a large environmental health concern. Noise pollution continues to increase while it is accompanied by direct, as well as cumulative adverse health effects. In addition, prolonged exposure to excessive noise levels also has a negative economic impact. The incorporation of numerical tools in the...
master thesis 2020
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Yang, H. (author)
New York City is the most cosmopolitan city with great influence in the world, but the transportation problem has always been its urgent task. The Port Authority Bus Terminal, located at the entrance of the most congested tunnel in NYC, Lincoln tunnel, is the largest bus station in the nation and the busiest in the world. However, it shows the...
master thesis 2020
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Parasramka, H. (author)
Multijunction devices based on thin film silicon are useful for a range of applications due to their low costs, better performance at higher temperatures, potential for flexibility, and light weight. One particularly interesting application of such devices is in solar-to-fuel conversion. In light of this, the goal of this thesis was to suggest...
master thesis 2020
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Prins, H.C. (author)
Classical aerodynamic wind tunnel tests are performed with stiff or rigid wind tunnel models. Over the years wing structures have become more flexible, and with the rise of non-conventional designs, such as strut-braced wings featuring high aspect ratios, even more flexible designs have risen. To capture the aerodynamic performance of these...
master thesis 2020
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