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van Beek, M.T. (author)
Wind farms experience significant efficiency losses due to the aerodynamic interaction between turbines. A possible control technique to reduce these losses to a minimum is yaw-based wake steering. This thesis investigates the feasibility of this technique by calibrating a surrogate model called the FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady-state...
master thesis 2020
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Keijer, W.J.T. (author)
The vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) concept in its current, fixed-pitch iteration is hindered by lower aerodynamic efficiency compared to existing horizontal axis wind turbines. Implementing a form of circulation control on the VAWT by actively pitching the blades throughout the turbine’s rotation could potentially enhance power capture...
master thesis 2020
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van Binsbergen, Diederik (author)
Power optimization through wake steering and axial induction control is a well investigated topic in wind energy, which is generally proven to work. The influence of control manoeuvres on the fatigue of static components is generally discussed, but drivetrain fatigue due to wake steering and axial induction control is rarely discussed, while it...
master thesis 2020
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Willemsen, Maurice (author)
We consider a system of IoT nodes powered completely by energy harvesting.This work focuses on achieving the time correlation of data measurements ina network of energy harvesting sensor nodes. Time correlation is achieved byhopping a message through the whole network. This message wakes up all thenodes and lets them perform a measurement....
master thesis 2020
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Voogd, Alan (author)
This thesis experimentally assesses the benefit of Boundary Layer Ingestion (BLI) at the unaccelerated condition (thrust equals drag) of an integrated system in an industrial wind tunnel setting. The boundary layer or wake flow of the fuselage is ingested by the propulsor. Previous research shows that ingesting the boundary layer can lead to...
master thesis 2020
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Kassem, Ahmed Valentin (author)
The modelling of gust generation by an array of oscillating vanes at Delft's University of Technology Open Jet Facility is proposed. Focus is placed on identifying relevant in-field gusts that horizontal axis wind turbines are exposed to and reproduction via numerical methods in the wind tunnel setting. A computationally efficient model is...
master thesis 2019
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Kaveripuram Ramasamy, Shravan Raaghav (author)
Multi-phase flows are ubiquitous in nature and in everyday life surrounding us, impacting us in almost all possible ways. The presence of particles in a flow can change the flow behaviour in an unpredictable manner. The simplest example of a particle-laden flow, that one can think of, is the settling of a single sphere under gravity in a...
master thesis 2019
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Ramakrishnan, Pooja (author)
In the coming decade, the Dutch government plans to broadly expand its wind farm real estate over the North Sea region. This is a significant undertaking because, from literature, it is understood that wind turbines can affect the local environment. These impacts include, but are not limited to, changes in variables such as wind speed and...
master thesis 2019
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Langor, Erin (author)
As the penetration of offshore wind farms continues to increase in Western Europe, the North Sea in particular is becoming more densely populated by offshore wind farms. Wind turbine wakes have been a topic of great research in the field of wind energy for some time, however the industry now seeks an understanding of the in- fluence of the wake...
master thesis 2019
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Duffy, Patrick (author)
The engineering flow models used to estimate annual energy production (AEP) in offshore wind farm layout optimization typically assume inflow homogeneity over the model domain. This assumption lies in contrast with observations of horizontal wind speed gradients in coastal regions where many offshore wind farms are being constructed. Accounting...
master thesis 2019
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Muller, Jelle (author)
The offshore wind industry has grown rapidly over the last decade and drivetrains are increasing in size to reduce the cost of energy. These turbines are operating in a harsh environment. Adopting a preventive maintenance strategy is important to achieve an as high as possible availability of the farm and reduce the cost of maintenance. A well...
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Habiboella, Amrien (author)
To increase the total wind farm power output, the wind farm layout needs to be optimized. The power output of a wind turbine depends on the incoming velocity, while the velocity is influenced by the wake of the upstream wind turbines. Wind Farm Layout Optimization (WFLO) problems makes use of the so called low fidelity wake models, which...
master thesis 2019
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Jessurun, Timothy (author)
It is well known that for tall cylindrical structures under wind action, such as wind turbine towers, vortex induced vibrations (VIV) may occur. During the installation of offshore wind turbine towers there are different stages of transport where we might deal with VIV. The main objective of this thesis is to explore the possibility of modeling...
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Zazueta Martinez, Isis (author)
Vortex-induced vibration or as well-known as VIV is a phenomenon that has caught the attention of engineers along history. VIV is related to many engineering fields. In the offshore industry, it is of importance for risers that extract oil from the subsoil, and tethered anchors for floating units.<br/>The main aim of the thesis is to model the...
master thesis 2019
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Boonstra, Rep (author)
In the early 00 of this century, Keuning et al. (2007) looked into the hydrodynamic forces on the rudder and the influence of the hull and keel on these forces. Among others, they have assessed the lift and drag forces on the rudder. One of the outcomes of this study was an asymmetric lift curve; for negative rudder angles the rudder seems to...
master thesis 2019
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Liu, Guan-Li (author)
The robotic volumetric PIV system of the TU Delft is proposed to be used to gather quantitative data in the wakes of footballs. For over a decade now, a new football is introduced every FIFA World Cup. The varying surface characteristics affect the behaviour of the footballs in flight, and so football aerodynamics has become subject to increased...
master thesis 2018
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Haugen, Erik (author)
Flows over complex terrains present uncertainties in wind farm power production and lifespan. Core to these uncertainties are wake dynamics, which lack adequate models and need further validation. In lieu of conducting field experiments, this study integrates scanning lidar measurements and large eddy simulation (LES) to characterize wakes in...
master thesis 2018
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Bossuyt, Ottelien (author)
The wind field and, more importantly, the power production change when downstream wind turbines are located in the wake of an upstream wind turbine. Wind farms become larger and therefore the field becomes more complex. Turbines will experience the influence of the wake of multiple wind turbines. The interaction of these wakes can be modelled...
master thesis 2018
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Jadeja, Ashutosh (author)
master thesis 2018
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Storm, Roald (author)
Currently there is strong interest in the deployment of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro energy. This is driven in part due to the negative consequences of burning fossil fuels, such as health issues and climate change. To optimize the energy extracted in a wind farm the turbines require some control algorithm. Today, wind...
master thesis 2018
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