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Zhang, Y. (author)
Wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources, effectively addressing climate change issues and promoting sustainable development on a global scale. Blade failures may cause long shut-down times and may present a safety hazard. Continuous and real-time monitoring of the blade conditions is helpful for finding blade damage at...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Brandetti, L. (author)
In urban areas, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) show promise due to their omnidirectional design, addressing challenges faced by traditional horizontal-axis turbines (HAWTs). Despite significant progress in urban VAWTs, extensive multidisciplinary research is needed to optimise their efficiency and use in such environments. <br/><br/>This...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Bajuk, Jože (author)
This thesis investigates the aerodynamics of two finite wall-mounted cylinders in tandem, focusing on drag reduction as a function of governing parameters.<br/>For the experimental wind tunnel campaign, two measurement techniques were employed: balance measurements and stereoscopic particle image velocimetry. While balance measurements exhibited...
master thesis 2024
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Alsudani, Ali (author)
Aerodynamics has been an important aspect of the automotive industry for decades with the wheels being a notable contributing factor. They are responsible for up to 25% of the drag in the case of a general passenger car and up to 30%-50% for an open-wheeled race car.<br/> In this research, the aerodynamic characteristics of an isolated rotating...
master thesis 2024
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Kemme, Daan (author)
The goal of this graduation thesis is to design a bicycle computer mount (BCM) that connects bike computers with road cycling handlebars in a visually appealing, and aerodynamic way. Initiated between Delft University of Technology and a leading sports equipment company, the project addresses the evolving needs of cyclists regarding maximum...
master thesis 2024
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Pinto Ribeiro, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Casalino, D. (author)
With distributed propulsion and electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft on the rise, fast and accurate methods to simulate propeller slipstreams and their interaction with aircraft components are needed. In this work, we compare results obtained with a filament-based free wake panel method to experimental and previously validated...
journal article 2024
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Goyal, J. (author), Avallone, F. (author), Sinnige, T. (author)
Using propellers in negative thrust conditions can potentially result in many benefits, such as a steeper descent, a reduced landing run, reduced community noise, energy regeneration, etc. However, the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of propellers in this regime are not well understood. This paper presents an aeroacoustic analysis of an isolated...
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Boskos, D. (author), Cortes, Jorge (author), Martinez, Sonia (author)
This paper builds Wasserstein ambiguity sets for the unknown probability distribution of dynamic random variables leveraging noisy partial-state observations. The constructed ambiguity sets contain the true distribution of the data with quantifiable probability and can be exploited to formulate robust stochastic optimization problems with out...
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Filippou, E. (author), Kilimtzidis, Spyridon (author), Kotzakolios, Athanasios (author), Kostopoulos, Vassilis (author)
The pursuit of more efficient transport has led engineers to develop a wide variety of aircraft configurations with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. However, these innovative designs introduce significant aeroelastic couplings that can potentially lead to structural failure. Consequently, aeroelastic analysis and...
journal article 2024
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Plijter, Jurrien (author)
This thesis investigates the aerodynamics of a propeller-wing-flap system, spurred by the growing interest in propeller-driven aircraft and the potential introduction of distributed electric propulsion. The research focuses on the complex flowfield involving the interaction of the propeller slipstream with the main wing and flap at high-lift...
master thesis 2023
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Cueto Corral, Pablo (author)
This study explores the flowfield around a pusher propeller-wing configuration using Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT). It assesses LPT’s capability to characterise propeller-wing interactions, emphasising its ability to resolve complex flow dynamics.<br/><br/>The experiment successfully achieves high particle concentrations downstream of the...
master thesis 2023
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Gonzalez Saiz, G. (author)
Experimental aeroelasticity has been hindered by the intrusivity of measurement equipment and complexity of the experimental setups. Advancements in hardware development have been encouraging optical tracking techniques to replace cross correlation approaches in experimental aerodynamics. However, digital image correlation (DIC) is still the...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Maes, Vincent (author)
The aerodynamic model of a combat aircraft is essential for its success and competitiveness compared to other combat aircraft. This thesis aims to research the most optimal machine learning model to create an aerodynamic model of a combat aircraft. The very large but still sparse, highly nonlinear dataset forms a challenge for using specific...
master thesis 2023
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Schipper, Jurrien (author)
Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) is challenging due to the strong coupling between the aerodynamics of the turbine and the hydrodynamics of the floating structure, which makes the dynamic response of the whole system highly complex. A variety of numerical approaches can be used to predict this response.<br/><br/>The frequency...
master thesis 2023
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Rotundo, Carlo (author)
The ever-growing aerospace industry's urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has ignited a surge of interest in hybrid or fully electric propulsion systems. The electrification of aircraft introduces the possibility for energy to be recovered during phases of flight where no power input is required, and previous research has demonstrated...
master 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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Laar, Yuri (author)
The Flying V is a long-range, flying-wing aircraft where payload and fuel both reside in a V-shaped, crescent wing with large winglets that double as vertical tail planes. The objective of this study is to maximize the lift-to-drag (&#x1d43f;/&#x1d437;) ratio of the Flying V in cruise conditions, i.e. &#x1d436;&#x1d43f; = 0.26, &#x1d440; = 0.85...
master thesis 2023
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Pasolari, R. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author)
In the field of computational aerodynamics, it is vital to develop tools that can accurately, but also efficiently, simulate the flow around bluff objects and calculate the aerodynamic forces acting on them. When strong body–vortex interactions take place, the simulations become more demanding, since complex phenomena appear. To address this...
journal article 2023
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van der Waals, Max (author)
The importance of aerodynamic efficiency in the cycling sport is well known. Simple calculations demonstrate the considerable impact of just a few percentages in drag savings on the outcome of a competition where the margins can be incredibly small. Achieving a drag reduction can, however, be challenging as the flow topology of a cyclist is...
master thesis 2023
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O'Hanrahan, Mike (author)
Understanding wind profiles in urban areas is vital for various applications including urban planning and environmental science. This study aims to characterise the modification of wind profiles in The Heat Square through anemometer observations, focusing on the influence of building morphology. Previous studies have endorsed methodologies that...
student report 2023
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