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Cascioli, E. (author)
The current need to ensure an effective and prompt transition of the energy sector towards zero-carbon has renewed the interest for nuclear technology. Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) seem particularly interesting for their reduced capital cost, operational flexibility and enhanced safety and security. Different SMR concepts are being developed...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Shajahan, M.T. (author)
Dense suspension flows, both in the natural environment and industrial settings, are complex phenomena with significant implications. From rivers shaping landscapes to industrial processes involving slurry transport, these flows hold a prominent position in numerous sectors. This thesis delves into a specific facet of these intricate flows:...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Laguarda, L. (author), Hickel, S. (author), Schrijer, F.F.J. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
Wall-resolved large-eddy simulations (LES) are performed to investigate Reynolds number effects in supersonic turbulent boundary layers (TBLs) at Mach 2.0. The resulting database covers more than a decade of friction Reynolds number Re<sub>τ</sub>, from 242 to 5554, which considerably extends the parameter range of current high-fidelity...
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Laguarda, L. (author), Hickel, S. (author)
We propose several enhancements to improve the accuracy and performance of the digital filter turbulent inflow generation technique and assess their efficacy in the context of wall-resolved large-eddy simulations of a compressible turbulent boundary layer. Improvements of accuracy include a more realistic correlation function for the...
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Manchester, Emily Louise (author), Pirola, S. (author), Pirola, Sergio (author), Mastroiacovo, Giorgio (author), Polvani, Gianluca (author), Pontone, Gianluca (author), Xu, Xiao Yun (author)
Aortic valve disease is often treated with bioprosthetic valves. An alternative treatment is aortic valve neocuspidization which is a relatively new reparative procedure whereby the three aortic cusps are replaced with patient pericardium or bovine tissues. Recent research indicates that aortic blood flow is disturbed, and turbulence effects...
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Li, H. (author), Pourquie, M.J.B.M. (author), Ooms, G. (author), Henkes, R.A.W.M. (author)
DNS and RANS simulations were carried out for core-annular flow in a horizontal pipe and results were compared with experiments carried out with water and oil in our lab. In contrast to most existing studies for core-annular flow available in the literature, the flow annulus is not laminar but turbulent. This makes the simulations more...
journal article 2024
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Vuik, Dies (author)
Navigating touchscreens in vehicles becomes increasingly challenging when subjected to external perturbations like air turbulence or bumpy roads. These perturbations can lead to a loss in task performance, reduced finger accuracy, and increased frustration among users. To address these issues, electrovibration has emerged as a promising...
master thesis 2023
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Steiner, J. (author)
The Dutch energy strategy expects renewable energy sources like wind and solar to provide around 70% of the yearly electricity by 2030. In order to achieve these targets, models that efficiently and accurately capture the flow around wind turbines would be immensely helpful for both planning and operation of wind farms.<br/><br/>For wind turbine...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Ujjaini Kempaiah, K. (author)
A flying aircraft consumes fuel to overcome air resistance during its motion. A significant part of this consumption (55%) is due to turbulent skin friction arising at the interface of the aircraft surface and the air. The current work aims to develop and investigate relevant turbulent skin-friction reduction techniques and assist in advancing...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Freitas, André (author)
In the evolving landscape of nuclear energy, ensuring the safety and efficiency of nuclear reactors remains paramount, particularly with the increasing demands for energy and a concurrent rise in global temperatures. A significant aspect of nuclear safety involves maintaining the integrity of the fuel rods, which are susceptible to Turbulence...
master thesis 2023
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Bogaerts, Charlie (author)
This study aims to quantify the aerodynamic behaviour of fixed pitch rotors with a diameter of 12.7 cm in axial descent, and its contribution to the attitude oscillations found for quadcopters under similar flight conditions. Wind tunnel tests are performed with an isolated rotor, as well as a complete quadcopter mounted inside a gimbal that...
master thesis 2023
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Naik, Atharv (author)
In recent years, a considerable amount of research has been directed towards making energy generation more efficient to combat global warming. To aid this goal, the use of supercritical fluids (SCFs) is gaining a lot of traction. SCFs have only one phase and experience a sharp variation of thermophysical properties when heated sufficiently....
master thesis 2023
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Haverlag, Hein (author)
In this research project, multiphase behaviour in zero gap alkaline water electrolyzers is investigated, focusing on the influence of various parameters including current density, electrode-wall distance and electrode height. This involves a cell containing a vertical electrode pair separated by a membrane submerged in an electrolyte that has a...
master thesis 2023
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van Ede, Matthijs (author)
Classical RANS (Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes) turbulence models have limited accuracy in the prediction of the flow over the wing-body geometry. Therefore, this work focuses on improving the prediction accuracy of the classical k-ω SST turbulence model for the junction flow by means of the data-driven method SpaRTA. In the SpaRTA methodology...
master thesis 2023
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Chakraborty, Aneek (author)
Thermal convection is a phenomenon seen in almost all facets of life, ranging from planetary convection to ocean currents and convection inside the Earth. The physics of thermal convection complicates when a porous wall layer is present. Flow over urban canopies, forest canopies or flow in underground aquifers are classic examples where thermal...
master thesis 2023
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Ghazali, Ibrahim (author)
Operating in real-world conditions, modern large capacity wind turbines often experience off-design situations, enduring dynamic loads characterized by complex unsteady aerodynamics. Key among the challenges in predicting these dynamic loads is understanding the effects of wind shear and turbulence, both individually and in their complex...
master thesis 2023
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Kotturshettar, Sanath (author)
Stratified turbulent flows abound in environmental and industrial settings. Examples are atmospheric boundary layer flows, the transport of nutrients and organisms and the mixing of heat and salinity in the oceans, fluid flow in heat exchangers, and the transport of reactants and products in chemical reactions. These examples and many others...
master thesis 2023
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Hoefnagel, Kaj (author)
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is an important tool in design involving fluid flow. Scale-resolving CFD methods exist, but they are too computationally expensive for practical design. Instead, the relatively cheap Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) approach is the industry standard, specifically models based on the Boussinesq hypothesis,...
master thesis 2023
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Leto, Giulia (author)
Recent aircraft have seen the implementation of touchscreens (TSCs) on the flight deck, in sight of more intuitive and direct human-machine interactions. Biodynamic feedthrough (BDFT), i.e., the transfer of the aircraft’s accelerations through the pilot’s body to the control inputs, is however still cause for concern, preventing safe and...
master thesis 2023
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Budanko, Toma (author)
An experimental investigation is presented in which an array of pulsed jet actuators is used to control a turbulent separation bubble formed on a curved backward facing ramp. The array is positioned upstream of detachment and consists of wall-normal high aspect ratio skewed rectangular jets which generate streamwise vortices in the boundary...
master thesis 2023
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