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Broertjes, Thomas (author)
In response to the urgent need for renewable energy amidst the escalating impacts of global warming, this study delves into the forefront of wind energy research, particularly focusing on the innovative Multi-Rotor System (MRS). The MRS concept offers a promising departure from the prevailing trend of scaling up traditional turbines, instead...
master thesis 2024
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Shajahan, M.T. (author)
Dense suspension flows, both in the natural environment and industrial settings, are complex phenomena with significant implications. From rivers shaping landscapes to industrial processes involving slurry transport, these flows hold a prominent position in numerous sectors. This thesis delves into a specific facet of these intricate flows:...
doctoral thesis 2024
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van den Broek, M.J. (author)
In the current state of model-based wind farm flow control, the implementation of yaw-based wake steering based on steady-state models has demonstrated potential for improving wind farm power production. However, for realistic, time-varying wind directions, the dynamics of wake propagation may impact the effectiveness of wake redirection. This...
doctoral thesis 2024
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LeBlanc, B.P. (author)
Society is finally entering a new age of renewable energy development. For the first time it is truly conceivable to power a vast majority of global energy use with a combination of wind, solar, and other forms of low carbon, renewable power. The rise of electrification and so called ”Power to X”, where renewable energy is used to create other...
doctoral 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...
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Mr. Wang, Q. (author), Xu, Tangjie (author), von Terzi, D.A. (author), Xia, Wei (author), Wang, Zhenhai (author), Zhang, Haoran (author)
In existing wind farms, the overall power output can be increased through yaw control. However, the cooperative control of start/stop, yaw and turbines positions is often overlooked, leading to wake superposition to downstream wind turbines and suboptimal power output. This paper proposes a synchronized optimized method that considers start...
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Yu, W. (author), Bajarūnas, Lukas K. (author), Zanon, Alessandro (author), Ferreira, Carlos J.S. (author)
Vortex generators (VGs) have been widely applied to wind turbines thanks to their potential to increase aerodynamic performance. Due to the complex inflow perceived by a rotor and the proneness to flow separation, VGs on wind turbines usually experience highly unsteady flow. While there are models that exist to simulate the steady effects of...
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de Jong, Robin (author)
Maximizing the extraction of energy from wind farms with ever higher densities is becoming increasingly more important in order to achieve climate targets and simultaneously preserve nature. Improving the yield of a wind farm can be achieved by optimizing the layout, applying control, especially wake steering through yaw control has shown great...
master thesis 2023
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van der Hoek, D.C. (author)
Offshore wind farms suffer substantial energy losses due to the interference of wind turbine wakes, with estimates indicating losses of approximately 10%. This thesis aims to advance the state of the art of wind farm flow control techniques for maximizing wind farm power performance. Wind farm flow control can be divided into three categories:...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Patel, Ansh (author)
Wind turbine wakes have been a topic of intense research since the maturation of wind energy. This is justified given the complexity of the physics involved and their crucial impact on the operation of a wind turbine. Only recently though, the advancement in computational resources and the development of models like the Actuator Line Method (ALM...
master thesis 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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Bogaerts, Charlie (author)
This study aims to quantify the aerodynamic behaviour of fixed pitch rotors with a diameter of 12.7 cm in axial descent, and its contribution to the attitude oscillations found for quadcopters under similar flight conditions. Wind tunnel tests are performed with an isolated rotor, as well as a complete quadcopter mounted inside a gimbal that...
master thesis 2023
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Ceriello, Vincenzo (author)
Floating wind turbines despite the the potential to harness energy from deep offshore areas where higher average wind speeds face challenges in terms of competitiveness. One approach to raising the competitiveness of a wind farm is to mitigate efficiency losses resulting from the wake effect. This report focuses on the combination of three...
master thesis 2023
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Li, Yuan-Tso (author)
Large scale wind farms consisting with floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) will be a solution for offshore wind energy industry to access more wind resources. However, wake structures and wake interactions of FOWTs subject to motions are still not yet been fully understand, especially when they are under turbulent inflow conditions with...
master thesis 2023
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Birnie-Scott, Yann (author)
The recurred idea of developing multi-rotor wind turbines has led to the need of more accurate surrogate wake models which allow for a fast annual energy production (AEP) calculation and further understanding of the aerodynamic power losses of multi-rotor wind turbines.<br/><br/>The present thesis develops a surrogate wake model of a multi-rotor...
master thesis 2023
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van Heugten, Lars (author)
Engineering has become more and more optimisation and simulation based. This causes an increase in the use of optimisation methods for complex problems. This thesis focuses on the implementation of a surrogate-assisted optimisation method for propeller optimisation, to design a better propeller in a shorter timespan. Therewith reducing both:...
master thesis 2023
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Yeh, Jefferson (author)
Wind energy, generated by windfarms, is playing an increasingly critical role in meeting current and future energy demands. windfarms, however, face a challenge due to the inherent flaw of wake-induced power losses when turbines are located in close proximity. Wakes, characterized by regions of turbulence and lower wind speed, are created as air...
bachelor thesis 2023
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van Selm, Jasper (author)
When multiple wind turbines are positioned close to one another, such as in a wind farm, wind turbines located downwind of other turbines are not 100% efficient due to wakes, negatively affecting the total power output of the wind farm. A way to mitigate the loss of power is to steer the wake away from the next turbine, which lowers the current...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Filimon, Mihai (author)
The close proximity of wind turbines to one another in a wind farm can lead to inefficiency in terms of power production due to wake effects. One technique to mitigate the losses is to veer from their individual optimal direction. As such, the wakes can be steered away from downstream turbines in order to increase the overall power output. Multi...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Plămădeală, Ion (author)
The wake effect which is turbulence behind a wind turbine created when it extracts energy negatively impacts the power output of the downstream turbines. Active Wake Control can mitigate this effect, by rotating some turbines away from the wind. Previous research applied single agent reinforcement learning to apply Active Wake Control, show- ing...
bachelor thesis 2023
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