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Mohammadzadeh Moghaddam, E. (author), Foumeny, Esmail A. (author), Stankiewicz, A.I. (author), Padding, J.T. (author)
Despite the substantial simplicities inherent in pseudo-continuum models of fixed bed reactors, there is a continued interest in the use of such models for predicting fluid flow and transport scalars. In this paper, we aim to quantitatively address the inadequacy of 2D pseudo-continuum models for narrow-tube fixed beds. We show this by...
journal article 2019
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Casacuberta Puig, J. (author), Groot, K.J. (author), Tol, H.J. (author), Hickel, S. (author)
Selective Frequency Damping (SFD) is a popular method for the computation of globally unstable steady-state solutions in fluid dynamics. The approach has two model parameters whose selection is generally unclear. In this article, a detailed analysis of the influence of these parameters is presented, answering several open questions with...
journal article 2018
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Oudenbroek, Kevin (author), Naderi, Nader (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Moriguchi, Shuji (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
In countries with steep rivers, such as Japan and the United States, bridges fail on an annual basis. Bridges on spread footings are especially susceptible to failure by hydrodynamic loading, often exacerbated by debris damming. Here, such failures are investigated via small scale model laboratory experiments and full scale numerical...
journal article 2018
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Raji, B. (author)
With the aim to limit the number of ineffective designs, this dissertation has investigated the impact of architectural design strategies on improving the energy performance of and thermal comfort in high-rise office buildings in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates. As the starting-point of this research, a comparative study between...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van den Hoek, Leonard (author)
In the quest for renewable energy for tropical islands, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) has revealed itself as one of the most promising technologies. OTEC stands or falls with the performance of the condenser. Plate Heat Exchangers (PHEs) have proven their selves as effective heat transfer
equipment for low enthalpy cycles such as...
master thesis 2018
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Mewani, Prashant (author)
The Process and Energy department of the Mechanical, Maritime and Materials faculty of TU Delft and the Dutch company Petrogas Gas-Systems B.V. are working together on the commissioning of a small 50 kW (th) Indirectly Heated Bubbling Fluidised Bed Steam Reformer (IHBFBSR) which will be used to gasify the energy crop Miscanthus. However, the new...
master thesis 2018
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Kunnen, Jeroen (author)
In 2011 a relatively new type of numerical scheme has been introduced: Active Flux schemes. In this type of scheme an extra degree of freedom is added to the cell interfaces of a regular finite volume grid. This enables the use of non-conservative update methods for these additional variables, as conservation is automatically adhered to by the...
master thesis 2018
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Roebroeck, Anne (author)
Vapour Distribution Boxes (VDBs) are used for continuous Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) coating. The present study shows a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of Zinc vapour inside a VDB, analyses the lateral Zinc vapour distribution and identifies regions in which phase change is likely to happen.
bachelor thesis 2018
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Reinders, Jelle (author)
Subsea rock installation is widely applied in the offshore industry and utilized for a wide range of purposes including but not limited to: pipeline protection, scour protection, insulation of pipelines, upheaval buckling prevention and seabed preparation. Tideway Offshore Solutions is specialized in subsea rock installation and currently...
master thesis 2018
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de Muijnck, Stan (author)
This study was aimed at improving the accuracy of the model predictions for the minimum fluid and inner wall temperatures for cold, low-pressure start-up of wells that produce oil or gas. Due to the large pressure drop over the well head choke, the so-called Joule-Thomson cooling will give a very low temperature of the
expanding gas jet. Low...
master thesis 2018
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Desmond, Cian J. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), Montavon, Christiane (author), Murphy, Jimmy (author)
The flow over densely forested terrain under neutral and non-neutral conditions is considered using commercially available computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Results are validated against data from a site in Northeastern France. It is shown that the effects of both neutral and stable atmospheric stratifications can be modelled...
journal article 2018
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Florentie, L. (author), Hulshoff, S.J. (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author)
An optimization approach is presented that can be used to find the optimal source term distribution in order to represent a high-fidelity vortex-generator (VG) induced flow field on a coarse mesh. The ap- proach employs the continuous adjoint of the problem, from which an exact sensitivity is calculated and used in combination with a trust...
journal article 2017
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Gunyol, O. (author)
The current understanding of the transport phenomena involved in the operation of industrial fermenters is not sufficient. This is reflected by the limitations seen in their design and operation. A better insight in the local processes taking place (hydrodynamics, gas dispersion, mixing, microbial kinetics) is required to be able to make a step...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Stoter, Stein (author)
In this work the residual-based variational multiscale method is presented in a discontinuous Galerkin framework. This so-called ‘DG-RVMS’ strategy is developed, extensively verified, and tested on a more complex case.

The proposed DG-RVMS paradigm consists of three principle components. First, the perelement weak form is coupled by...
master thesis 2017
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Liu, J. (author)
Ship manoeuvrability is fundamental for the navigation safety of ships. Furthermore, through the equipment used for manoeuvring, it also affects investment, operation, and maintenance cost of these ships. Ships are primarily designed from an economic point of view. To ensure and improve the maritime efficiency, research on inland vessel...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Polman, J.D. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Kenjeres, S. (author), Tjin, J.L. (author)
In the present study, we investigate the concept of the targeted delivery of pharmaceutical drug aerosols in an anatomically realistic geometry of the human upper and central respiratory system. The geometry considered extends from the mouth inlet to the eighth generation of the bronchial bifurcations and is identical to the phantom model...
journal article 2017
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van der Kolk, N.J. (author), Keuning, J.A. (author), Huijsmans, R.H.M. (author)
A Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes computational fluid dynamics (RANS-CFD) package will be one of the primary tools used during the development of a performance prediction program for Wind-Assisted commercial ships. The modelling challenge presented by large separated flow structures in the wake of the sailing ship points to a conscientious...
conference paper 2017
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Liu, D. (author), Kenjeres, S. (author)
In the present study, we address the development and application of an efficient tool for conversion of results obtained by an integrated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational reaction dynamics (CRD) approach and their visualization in the Google Earth. We focus on results typical for environmental fluid mechanics studies at a...
journal article 2017
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Abbasi, A. (author)
This research aims at developing a flexible and efficient (numerical) approach for estimating energy balance and heat storage of small shallow lakes in arid and semi-arid regions. To reach to this aim, some numerical methods and improvements in conventional methods were done. Optimizing the methods developed in this thesis is considered in order...
doctoral thesis 2016
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