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Grigoryants, Erik (author)
Wind energy is a crucial component of the ongoing energy transition. Over the past decade, technologies in this field have advanced significantly. Currently, the industry is following a trend of increasing the size of wind turbines, both onshore and offshore units. However, this trend brings about complexities in design, maintenance, and...
master thesis 2024
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Broertjes, Thomas (author)
In response to the urgent need for renewable energy amidst the escalating impacts of global warming, this study delves into the forefront of wind energy research, particularly focusing on the innovative Multi-Rotor System (MRS). The MRS concept offers a promising departure from the prevailing trend of scaling up traditional turbines, instead...
master thesis 2024
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Hinssen, Yara (author)
Aeroacoustic testing in wind tunnels is crucial for understanding and mitigating the noise generation mechanisms in several devices while maintaining satisfactory aerodynamic performance in the conceptual design stage. However, current measurements in closed-section wind tunnels face challenges in terms of installation, due to the effect of the...
master thesis 2024
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Eftekhar, Shadab (author)
The Flying-V, a novel aircraft design developed at Delft University of Technology, presents a revolutionary flying wing transport aircraft with a remarkable 20% reduction in energy consumption compared to traditional twin-aisle planes. <br/>This thesis project delves into the study of optimizing the Flying-V's landing performance, emphasizing...
master thesis 2024
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Ujjaini Kempaiah, K. (author), Piovesan, Tommaso (author), Zachos, Pavlos K. (author), Michaelis, Dirk (author), Gebbink, Roy (author), van Rooijen, Bart (author), Prieto, Daniel Gil (author), MacManus, David (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Sheaf, Christopher (author)
Unsteady inlet flow distortion can influence the stability and performance of any propulsion system, in particular for more novel, short and slim intakes of future aero-engine configurations. As such, the requirement for measurement methods able to provide high spatial resolution data is important to aid the understanding of these flow fields...
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Mertens, C. (author), Grille Guerra, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), Fehrs, Michael (author), Ritter, Markus R. (author)
The effects of the wing skin distortion on the boundary layer of a highly flexible wing are analyzed in a wind tunnel experiment using infrared thermography measurements. Considerable differences in the boundary layer flow are observed when comparing the sections of the wing near the ribs, where the design shape of the wing is preserved, and...
book chapter 2024
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Marques Cavaleiro Machado Jorge, Antonio (author)
master thesis 2023
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van der Hoek, D.C. (author)
Offshore wind farms suffer substantial energy losses due to the interference of wind turbine wakes, with estimates indicating losses of approximately 10%. This thesis aims to advance the state of the art of wind farm flow control techniques for maximizing wind farm power performance. Wind farm flow control can be divided into three categories:...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Tziaros, Filotas (author)
The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is emergent throughout every industrial sector worldwide. For aviation, this has opened a market gap for small scale electric aircraft configurations (e-V/STOL). These configurations are very diverse and they are classified based on how lift is obtained. However, their flight...
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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Iyer, Sowmya (author)
The thesis presents an analysis of unsteady vortex shedding and vortex induced vibrations (VIV) on wind turbine blades using a combination of Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (SPIV) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). A spanwise uniform blade with a symmetric NACA0021 airfoil section, 0.075 m chord, and 0.4 m span was tested...
master thesis 2023
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Janoff, Philipp (author)
Leading edge roughness is an important challenge for the wind energy industry as blades are permanently exposed to the damaging impacts of the environment. The contamination due to impact of insects, ice accretion and dust; as well as the erosion of the blade due to rain, debris and abrasive airborne particles increase roughness upon the surface...
master thesis 2023
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Mertens, C. (author)
This thesis presents a novel measurement approach for aeroelastic wind tunnel testing. The key novelty of this approach is the integrated measurement of aerodynamic and structural quantities using an optical technique. The considered approach consists of combined measurements of flow tracer particles and structural markers using a Lagrangian...
doctoral thesis 2023
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van Kan, Ferran (author)
A study is conducted on the effects of tip-mounted rotors on a conventional Darrieus H-VAWT; this study is complementary to the X-rotor concept proposal. This proposal features a novel offshore wind turbine concept that utilises blade-mounted tip rotors to extract energy from the flow. Following a literature study phase, an experimental campaign...
master thesis 2023
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Rong, Richard (author)
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in propeller research due to environmental concerns. Propellers are known for their low-speed efficiency and compatibility with electric motors. The utilization of regenerative energy during deceleration has been demonstrated to be beneficial for automobiles and has the potential to be applied to...
master thesis 2023
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Thedens, Paul (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Similar to parafoils, ram-air kites are flexible membrane wings inflated by the apparent wind and supported by a bridle line system. A major challenge in estimating the performance of these wings using a computer model is the strong coupling between the airflow around the wing and the deformation of the membrane structure. In this paper, we...
journal article 2023
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Ruland, Oscar (author), Mkhoyan, T. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
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Schildkamp, R.R.M. (author), Chang, J. (author), Sodja, J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
This paper proposes an incremental nonlinear control method for an aeroelastic system’s gust load alleviation and active flutter suppression. These two control objectives can be achieved without modifying the control architecture or the control parameters. The proposed method has guaranteed stability in the Lyapunov sense and also has...
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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...
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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...
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