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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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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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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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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...
journal article 2023
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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...
journal article 2023
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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...
journal article 2023
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Knepper, Jorian (author)
The aerodynamic behaviour of a pitched baseball depends on the combination of the translational velocity, the rotational velocity in combination with the rotation axis and the seam positions. For small spin parameters the effect of seam positions dominates the Magnus effect. This study focusses on a visual understanding of the seam position by...
master thesis 2022
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Costa Fernandez, José Luis (author)
The technical advancements achieved during the last decade have permitted the implementation of low-fidelity numerical methods to analyze simplified aeroelastic problems. However, the available computational power is still incapable of dealing with more realistic events involving complex structural dynamics and flow regimes. For this reason,...
master thesis 2022
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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 aeroelastic sys- tem 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 robustness...
conference paper 2022
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Mkhoyan, T. (author), Ruland, O.L. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
Inspired by nature, smart morphing technologies enable the aircraft of tomorrow to sense their environment and adapt the shape of their wings in flight to minimize fuel consumption and emissions. A primary challenge on the road to this feature is how to use the knowledge gathered from sensory data to establish an optimal shape adaptively and...
journal article 2022
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Xie, Mingjing (author), Wang, Yuran (author), Liu, Zhengxuan (author), Zhang, Guoqiang (author)
The use of natural ventilation in buildings to reduce the energy consumption and CO<sub>2</sub> emission has been widely investigated and practiced, but few existing studies have considered the exploration and assessment of natural ventilation in different location patterns of rural residential buildings in the mountainous terrain of China....
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Stuber, V.L. (author), Mkhoyan, T. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)
This paper presents an experimental method to detect in-situ the location of transition on a multi-segmental trailing edge camber morphing wing during synchronous and asynchronous morphing. The wing consists of six independently morphing segments with two of the segments instrumented with eight embedded piezoelectric sensors distributed...
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Stuber, V.L. (author), Kotsonis, M. (author), van der Zwaag, S. (author)
Two piezoelectric series bimorph sensors were embedded below the skin of a NACA 0012 symmetrical airfoil to detect the local state of the boundary layer during wind tunnel testing. Small vanes piercing the airfoil skin were glued onto the bimorphs providing a mechanical coupling to the local mechanical force fluctuations imparted by the local...
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Ruland, Oscar (author)
Recent trends in aviation highlight the ever-increasing need for fuel economy and sustainability. Active morphing technology can offer significant benefits over conventional wing designs. Inspired by nature, smart morphing technologies enable the aircraft of tomorrow to sense their environment and adapt the shape of their wings in-flight to...
master thesis 2021
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van Hulst, Jeffrey (author)
One of the basic principles of the design of structures is that they must be sufficiently safe and meet the required reliability requirements. In Eurocode NEN-EN 1990 specific minimum reliability index values are defined, which depend on a certain reference period and reliability class. To ensure that the structures meet the reliability...
master 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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Geertsen, Jan Andreas (author)
master thesis 2020
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van Empelen, Sjoerd (author)
An experimental investigation was done regarding the propulsion system and airframe integration issues associated with the novel Flying V configuration. The experimental investigations involved a series of wind tunnel tests with a 4.6% scale half model, conducted in the TU Delft OJF low speed wind tunnel. Balance measurements allowed significant...
master thesis 2020
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Mitrotta, F.M.A. (author)
The reduction of atmospheric pollutants emission is one of the biggest challenges of modern aeronautical industry. This is testified by the commitment of international institutions such as the European Commission, with its \textit{Flightpath 2050} document issued in 2011, and by research organization such as NASA, with its \textit{Fixed Wing}...
master thesis 2020
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Saleem, Zohaib (author)
Passive root flaps and in particular the Gurney flaps have been employed for improving aerodynamic characteristics for various applications since the 1970's. The effects of passive flaps on two dimensional airfoils have therefore been studied extensively, however, research on their application to Horizontal axis wind turbine blades (HAWT) is...
master thesis 2019
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