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Middendorp, Lizzy (author)
The implementation of morphing wings technology has the potential to significantly improve aircraft performance. However, due to the complex interplay between aerodynamics and structural integrity, it requires an aerostructural analysis. 3DExperience by Dassault Systèmes is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) - based software with integrated...
master thesis 2024
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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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Candade, A.A. (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) is an emerging renewable energy technology that harnesses wind energy using tethered flying systems. The extra degrees of freedom allow these systems to harvest wind resources at altitudes currently unrealisable by conventional turbines. These flying devices, often resembling kites or drones, are typically divided into...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Bouwmeesters, Max (author)
Wind turbines experience a wide variety of load cases, both when in operation and when parked. While a turbine in operating conditions often experiences larger loads than in parked conditions, uniquely large inflow angles may occur in parked conditions resulting in less well-understood aeroelastic conditions. Vibrations under these conditions...
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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Gajjar, Kishan (author)
As wind turbines get bigger and bigger, the simulation of wind turbines becomes more complex. The increase in size brings about a multitude of intricate challenges that must be addressed in the simulation process. These challenges lie in the different aspects of the simulations such as aerodynamics, structural dynamics, power electronics,...
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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Lancelot, P.M.G.J. (author)
The exponential growth of the aviation sector combined with environmental and energy supply challenges have led companies to innovate to reduce aircraft fuel consumption. Among the many areas currently under research, this thesis investigates the possibility of making aircraft wings lighter thanks to flight load alleviation systems and more...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Paranjape, Aniruddha (author)
As the world grapples with the challenges of global warming, there has been a significant push for the development of new methods of harnessing renewable energy. Energy harvesters have been a new avenue to generate electrical power locally for remote applications. An energy harvester is a device that taps into aeroelastic phenomena to convert...
master thesis 2023
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de Boer, Stefan (author)
The flight tests which are part of the certification procedure that prove that no flutter occurs within the flight envelope are fraught with risk. To reduce the risk, numerous numerical analyses, wind tunnel and ground tests are performed, which together with the flight tests result in a long and costly test programme.<br/><br/>To reduce the...
master thesis 2023
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Carrillo Córcoles, X. (author), Mertens, C. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Sodja, J. (author)
This study presents an aeroelastic wind-tunnel experiment to identify the influence of the wing stiffness and hinge release threshold on the gust load alleviation performance of a folding wingtip design. Five models with different stiffness and tailoring properties are tested, and the wing root bending moment at different conditions is compared...
journal article 2023
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Muscari, C. (author), Giordani, R. (author), Schito, P. (author)
In this work we test a Fluid–Structure Interaction (FSI) method based on the SOWFA+ OpenFAST framework. The linear structural module of FAST is coupled to SOWFA's Actuator Line simulations to perform the aeroelastic analysis of a wind tunnel scaled model (1:75) of the DTU 10 MW turbine. The objective is to give a quantitative description of...
journal article 2023
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Pinto Ribeiro, A. (author), Casalino, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
This paper presents low speed fluid structure interaction simulations of a highly flexible wing at various flow conditions, including flutter and excitation from sinusoidal gusts. Such wings are becoming more relevant in recent years, due to their potential for improving aerodynamics and reducing weight, while their flutter characteristics...
journal article 2023
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Cayón Domingo, Oriol (author)
When designing an airborne wind energy system, it is necessary to be able to estimate the traction force that the kite produces as a function of its flight trajectory. Being a flexible structure, the geometry of a soft kite depends on its aerodynamic loading and vice versa, which forms a complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problem.<br/...
master thesis 2022
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Castillo Capponi, Diego (author)
In the last few years, a new aircraft configuration has been developed: the electric Vertical Take-off/Landing aircraft (eVTOL). To improve aircraft efficiency, structures are lighter and more flexible. Due to the structure's flexible nature and the use of propellers for propulsion, eVTOL are prone to whirl flutter, which consists of a dynamic...
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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Carrillo Córcoles, Xavier (author)
The flared folding wingtip (FFWT) is a concept presented by Airbus to increase the aerodynamic efficiency and provide a means of load alleviation. A gate-to-gate demonstration of this concept has already been presented with the AlbatrossONE, a scaled aircraft featuring the FFWT concept. In this demonstration, the aircraft fold the wingtips...
master thesis 2022
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Schildkamp, Roderick (author)
With the increased focus on sustainability, aircraft are designed to reduce their emissions. One way to accomplish this is by increasing the wing aspect ratio, thereby increasing the aerodynamic efficiency, however this is not without consequences. Increased aspect ratio wings have a higher structural mass, are more susceptible to gust and...
master thesis 2022
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Poland, Jelle (author)
Several structural models that could serve as building blocks for a next-generation FSI-based kite design tool have been developed. The models represent the leading-edge inflatable V3 soft wing membrane kite of Kitepower B.V., by using a wireframe multi-plate representation. Where the shape deformations are calculated using bridle line system...
master thesis 2022
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Fehrs, Michael (author), Ritter, Markus (author), Helm, Sebastian (author), Mertens, C. (author)
The Pazy Wing test case is a benchmark for the investigation of aeroelastic effects at very large deflections. Tip deformations in the order of 50% span were measured in wind tunnel tests, which renders this model highly attractive for the validation of numerical aeroelastic methods and tools for geometrically nonlinear, large deflection...
conference paper 2022
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