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Snijders, Hanne (author)
In the realm of fluid dynamics and particle transport, the control of particle trajectories represents a formidable challenge. It would be useful to be able to optimally navigate an oceanographic float from one pre-set location to another by solely changing its buoyancy. In this thesis, a first step in discovering whether this is possible and...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Singh, Ankit (author)
Amidst the rise in fossil fuel consumption and the global energy crisis, there is a growing demand for clean, environmentally friendly, and sustainable energy solutions in industrial processes. One promising approach is to substitute conventional working fluids in power cycles with supercritical fluids. Over recent decades, substantial research...
master thesis 2023
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Dirks, Dylan (author)
PWN is responsible for supplying sufficient quantities of high-quality water to its customers. The growing population and the effects of climate change, such as heat waves and droughts, are straining the capacity of the water supply network, especially during dry and warm periods when water demand increases. A significant portion of the drinking...
master thesis 2023
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Chakraborty, Aneek (author)
Thermal convection is a phenomenon seen in almost all facets of life, ranging from planetary convection to ocean currents and convection inside the Earth. The physics of thermal convection complicates when a porous wall layer is present. Flow over urban canopies, forest canopies or flow in underground aquifers are classic examples where thermal...
master thesis 2023
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van Egmond, Gerard (author)
Over the past few decades, there has been a significant increase in global energy consumption. To address the risks associated with climate change, there is an increasing urgency to transition towards renewable energy sources. With this growing demand, the interest in offshore wind energy has increased significantly, leading to the construction...
master thesis 2023
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Madhavan, Aravind Krishna (author)
This investigation focuses on the premixed conical flame, a mainstay of combustion diagnostics. While extensive studies have explored high-frequency oscillations in the canonical Bunsen flame, little attention has been given to low-frequency oscillations affecting flame fronts. This thesis aims to explain the origins of these oscillations and...
master thesis 2023
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Zou, P. (author), Kim, Taeksang (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author)
The modelling of complex free surface flows is challenging due to the mobility and deformability of the interface and air entrainment characteristics, which are highly affected by turbulence. With the framework of Reynolds averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) models and the volume of fluid (VOF) method, turbulence quantities at the air–water...
journal article 2023
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Franx, Marius (author)
The ramifications of plastic pollution on the environment are becoming increasingly serious in various forms throughout the world. In this context, rivers are the most important suppliers of plastics entering the marine environment. However, rivers that contain high loads of plastic waste also directly harm the livelihoods of people living near...
master thesis 2022
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Spiering, Boris (author)
Due to global warming and the subsequent rise of the sea level, scarcity of land to build on, the continues increase of the world’s population and a shift in population from rural areas to the city, there is a need for innovative projects to tackle or deal with the increase of needed liveable area. One of the solutions is floating cities. A...
master thesis 2022
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Liu, Xinxin (author), Li, Shuoshuo (author), Liu, Liang (author), He, Chao (author), Sun, Zhuang (author), Özdemir, F. (author), Aziz, Muhammad (author), Kuo, Po-Chih (author)
Because of their compact structure, ease of processing and higher heat transfer coefficient, curved-tube heat exchangers are widely applied in various industry applications, such as nuclear power systems, solar-powered engineering, aircraft engine cooling systems and refrigeration and cryogenic systems. Accurate knowledge about the heat transfer...
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Novgorodcev Junior, André Reinaldo (author), Mols, F. (author), Jarquin Laguna, A. (author)
This article presents a preliminary assessment of a subsea buoyancy and gravity energy storage system (SBGESS). The storage device is designed to power an off-grid subsea water injection system to be installed at the Libra oil field in Brazil at 2000 m below sea level. Two 12MW floating wind turbines provide the energy supply. The system...
conference paper 2022
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Basu, S. (author), Holtslag, Albert A.M. (author)
In this paper, we revisit a well-known formulation of temperature structure parameter (CT2), originally proposed by V. I. Tatarskii. We point out its limitations and propose a revised formulation based on turbulence variance and flux budget equations. Our formulation includes a novel physically-based outer length scale which can be estimated...
journal article 2022
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Dimitriou, Neofytos (author)
One of the biggest threats that humanity is currently facing is the climate change. The amount of greenhouse gases emissions and specifically the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased and is projected to increase even more in the next years. One possible solution is the use of supercritical CO2 as an alternative working fluid in power...
master thesis 2021
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Mols, Frank (author)
To meet the targets set at the Paris climate convention, a rapid decrease in the emissions caused by the process of extraction of fossil fuels is required. Especially offshore, where a grid-connection is often non-existent, having power supplied by local renewable energy sources with a variable power generation can potentially lead to problems...
master thesis 2021
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van 't Westende, Thierry (author)
Research towards aquathermal energy solutions is still in a pioneering phase. Especially in urban environments, these solutions could potentially form the missing connection between heating supply and demand. This study focuses on the application of these solutions in the city canal waters in the largest city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam ....
master thesis 2021
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Eikhout, Pippi (author)
Offshore pipelines represent major items in the oil and gas industry nowadays. These submarine pipelines are usually covered with backfill for protection and a well-known method for this is sand backfilling with a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). Although pipeline installation with a TSHD is a developed technique, there are still some...
master thesis 2021
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Basu, S. (author), Holtslag, Albert A.M. (author)
In this study, the stability dependence of turbulent Prandtl number (Pr<sub>t</sub>) is quantified via a novel and simple analytical approach. Based on the variance and flux budget equations, a hybrid length scale formulation is first proposed and its functional relationships to well-known length scales are established. Next, the ratios of...
journal article 2021
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Sime, Nathan (author), Maljaars, J.M. (author), Wilson, Cian R. (author), van Keken, Peter E. (author)
Tracer methods are widespread in computational geodynamics for modeling the advection of chemical data. However, they present certain numerical challenges, especially when used over long periods of simulation time. We address two of these in this work: the necessity for mass conservation of chemical composition fields and the need for the...
journal article 2021
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Dai, Yi (author)
In current study, several fundamental and inherent problems in original Deardorff subgrid model are identified under stably stratified condition. It is found that the mixing length parameterization in this subgrid model is at the root of a long trouble problem of grid size sensitivity in large-eddy simulation (LES). A new formulation of mixing...
master thesis 2020
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Flores, Raúl P. (author), Rijnsburger, S. (author), Horner-Devine, Alexander R. (author), Kumar, Nirnimesh (author), Souza, Alejandro J. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author)
This study investigates the influence of tidal straining in the generation of turbidity maximum zones (TMZ), which are observed to extend for tens of kilometers along some shallow, open coastal seas. Idealized numerical simulations are conducted to reproduce the cross-shore dynamics and tidal straining in regions of freshwater influence ...
journal article 2020
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