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Giuffré, A. (author), Pini, M. (author)
Non-ideal compressible flows exhibit physical behaviors that are quantitatively and qualitatively different than those of a perfect or ideal gas. As such, the classical gas dynamic relationships that can be found on fluid-mechanics textbooks cannot be directly applied to characterize this type of flows. NiceProp is a tool for interactively...
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Christofi, Marios (author)
The process in which a smooth laminar flow transits to a chaotic to a chaotic, turbulent state, is a topic of particular interest in the sectors of energy technology and aerodynamics. To study the different paths that can be followed during the transition process, various tools and methods have been developed. A preliminary investigation of the...
master thesis 2021
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Dangal, S. (author), Smulders, M. (author), Vink, P. (author)
This paper investigates whether spring-foam technology in an aircraft seat-pan can reduce weight and at the same time provide equal or better comfort. Firstly, through literature studies and using an iterative design process a prototype seat-pan was designed and developed using spring-foam technology. The (dis)comfort of this seat was...
journal article 2021
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Dijkshoorn, Dominic (author)
Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Plants can be of greatimportance in the energy transition as they are suitable for converting wasteheat to power and can utilize renewable energy for their operation. To improvethe efficiency of ORC Power Plants, the physical phenomena inside thesemachines must be understood....
master thesis 2020
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Bills, L.J. (author)
The validation of SU2 for modelling classical non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics will advance the research into efficient ORC turbomachinery design. This study determines the validity of the two-dimensional flow solver for predicting the isentropic expansion of Siloxane MM through a converging-diverging nozzle using...
master thesis 2020
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Colaco, Grevil (author)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are significant sources of air pollution. Nitrogen oxides like Nitric oxide (NO) and Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are mainly responsible for the acid rain and smog. Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as the laughing gas, is the major greenhouse gas that is responsible for the ozone layer's damage in the...
master thesis 2020
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Jhamb, Shubham (author)
The scientific community is consistently focused on identifying new sources of energy, which can reduce the consequences of climate change and depleting natural resources. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) based power systems have been touted as one of the promising technologies of extracting thermal energy from waste-heat and renewable sources such...
master thesis 2020
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de Goede, Roel (author)
A study of five European estuaries by Winterwerp and Wang (2013) showed that tidal ranges increased significantly along with the ongoing narrowing and deepening of these estuaries. In addition to an increase in tidal range, a dramatic increase in suspended sediment concentrations has been observed in the Ems (Germany) and Loire (France)...
master thesis 2020
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Hoekstra, J. (author)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the two-capacitor paradox using circuit models developed in the analysis of circuits that include nanoelectronic single-electron tunneling devices. The two-capacitor paradox, in which it seems that energy is not conserved in a simple circuit consisting of two capacitors in parallel separated by an...
journal article 2020
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Pini, M. (author), de Servi, C.M. (author)
This paper documents a numerical study on entropy generation in zero-pressure gradient, laminar boundary layers of adiabatic non-ideal compressible fluid flows. The entropy generation is expressed in terms of dissipation coefficient $$C:\mathrm {d}$$ and its dependency on free-stream Mach number, fluid molecular complexity, and flow non...
conference paper 2020
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Bouwman, Dennis (author)
Using an idealized width-averaged model, the influence of spring-neap cycles on the transport and trapping of suspended fine sediment in tide-dominated estuaries is investigated. To this end we introduce a multiple time scale expansion. This provides a mathematically sound argument for treating the fast ebb-flood cycle and the slow spring-neap...
master thesis 2019
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Kosters, Anna (author)
Like many rivers around the world, the Loire river in France has a history of human interventions in order to facilitate navigation and port development. Next to affecting bed levels directly, the heavy modification of the river-estuary has induced significant changes in the hydrodynamic and morphodynamic behaviour of the Loire. As a result, the...
master thesis 2019
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Sullivan, Emily (author), Khalifa, Kareem (author)
Because idealizations frequently advance scientific understanding, many claim that falsehoods play an epistemic role. In this paper, we argue that these positions greatly overstate idealizations’ import for understanding. We introduce work on epistemic value to the debate surrounding idealizations and understanding, arguing that idealizations...
journal article 2019
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Dangal, Sagar (author)
This paper investigates whether spring-foam technology in an aircraft seatpan can reduce weight and at the same time provides equal or better comfort. Firstly, through literature studies and iterative design process a prototype seatpan was designed and developed using spring-foam technology. This was then tested against standard aircraft seat...
master thesis 2018
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Schielen, Ralph M.J. (author), Blom, A. (author)
We derive an idealized model of a gravel-sand river bifurcation and analyze its stability properties. The model requires nodal point relations that describe the ratio of the supply of gravel and sand to the two downstream branches. The model predicts changes in bed elevation and bed surface gravel content in the two bifurcates under...
journal article 2018
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Rubino, A. (author), Pini, M. (author), Kosec, M. (author), Vitale, S. (author), Colonna, Piero (author)
Fast and accurate computation of thermo-physical properties is essential in computationally expensive simulations involving fluid flows that significantly depart from the ideal gas or ideal liquid behavior. A look-up table algorithm based on unstructured grids is proposed and applied to non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics simulations. The...
journal article 2018
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Reef, Koen RG (author), Lipari, Giordano (author), Roos, Pieter C. (author), Hulscher, Suzanne J.M.H. (author)
We present an idealized network model for storm surges in the Wadden Sea, specifically including a time-dependent wind forcing (wind speed and direction). This extends the classical work by H.A. Lorentz who only considered the equilibrium response to a steady wind forcing. The solutions obtained in the frequency domain for the linearized shallow...
journal article 2018
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Stegeman, Judith (author)
More families prefer living in the city, as the city has to offer social networks and facilities close by. Whereas before families left to the suburban areas, they now become city families. This development is attractive for the city, as city families offer liveliness and have a good influence on the economics. However, the city has no suitable...
master thesis 2018
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Morency, M.W. (author), Vorobyov, Sergiy A. (author), Leus, G.J.T. (author)
Source localization and spectral estimation are among the most fundamental problems in statistical and array signal processing. Methods that rely on the orthogonality of the signal and noise subspaces, such as Pisarenko's method, MUSIC, and root-MUSIC, are some of the most widely used algorithms to solve these problems. As a common feature,...
journal article 2018
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Carzana, Livio (author)
When sunlight illuminates a body, a tiny pressure is exerted upon its surface due to the photons impacting on it. Such a principle forms the basis of solar sailing, in which the solar radiation pressure is used to accelerate highly reflective lightweight structures called solar sails. Similarly, a laser-enhanced solar sail is a solar sail in...
master thesis 2017
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