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Hinssen, Yara (author)
Aeroacoustic testing in wind tunnels is crucial for understanding and mitigating the noise generation mechanisms in several devices while maintaining satisfactory aerodynamic performance in the conceptual design stage. However, current measurements in closed-section wind tunnels face challenges in terms of installation, due to the effect of the...
master thesis 2024
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Eftekhar, Shadab (author)
The Flying-V, a novel aircraft design developed at Delft University of Technology, presents a revolutionary flying wing transport aircraft with a remarkable 20% reduction in energy consumption compared to traditional twin-aisle planes. <br/>This thesis project delves into the study of optimizing the Flying-V's landing performance, emphasizing...
master thesis 2024
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Ujjaini Kempaiah, K. (author), Piovesan, Tommaso (author), Zachos, Pavlos K. (author), Michaelis, Dirk (author), Gebbink, Roy (author), van Rooijen, Bart (author), Prieto, Daniel Gil (author), MacManus, David (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Sheaf, Christopher (author)
Unsteady inlet flow distortion can influence the stability and performance of any propulsion system, in particular for more novel, short and slim intakes of future aero-engine configurations. As such, the requirement for measurement methods able to provide high spatial resolution data is important to aid the understanding of these flow fields...
journal article 2024
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Mertens, C. (author), Grille Guerra, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), Fehrs, Michael (author), Ritter, Markus R. (author)
The effects of the wing skin distortion on the boundary layer of a highly flexible wing are analyzed in a wind tunnel experiment using infrared thermography measurements. Considerable differences in the boundary layer flow are observed when comparing the sections of the wing near the ribs, where the design shape of the wing is preserved, and...
book chapter 2024
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Tziaros, Filotas (author)
The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is emergent throughout every industrial sector worldwide. For aviation, this has opened a market gap for small scale electric aircraft configurations (e-V/STOL). These configurations are very diverse and they are classified based on how lift is obtained. However, their flight...
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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Luesutthiviboon, S. (author)
Nowadays, large wind turbines are installed and operated close to densely populated areas due to the growing need for renewable energy. Noise constraints are hampering this development. The most relevant wind turbine noise source is the so-called Turbulent Boundary Layer Trailing-Edge (TBL–TE) noise. Many passive TBL–TE noise reduction...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Vergés i Plaza, Guillem (author)
Trailing-edge noise can be the dominant noise source of diverse industrial applications, including wind turbines. Noise regulations may limit the power production and installation of new wind farms. There is a need to reduce it. In order to achieve so, we first need to predict it, and to do so we need experimental data to support and validate...
master thesis 2022
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Rasch, Tycho (author)
Wind loads acting on STS cranes are an important design parameter to be taken into account when designing STS cranes. Current calculation standards such as the EN13001-2 overestimate wind forces. The goal of this research is to propose an improvement on current calculation standards. Wind tunnel tests were performed to assess the results of...
master thesis 2022
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Nolet, Stijn (author)
This thesis is performed with the aim to investigate whether split flaps can be a feasible solution for increasing the Flying V directional control power. In order to do so, a set of wind tunnel experiments have been concluded with a 4.6% half wing model in the Open-Jet-Facility at the Delft University of Technology. Here, several split flap...
master thesis 2022
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van Arnhem, N. (author)
It is envisioned that the future generations of regional and short to medium-range aircraft employ a high level of propeller integration to achieve low-emission flight. The objectives of unconventional propeller installations include the enhancement of the airframe aerodynamic efficiency, increasing the propeller efficiency, improving cabin...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Mathijssen, Lucas (author)
Supersonic panel flutter is a self-excited vibration, where energy is transferred into thin flexible panels, such as skin panels in supersonic vehicles, from the (supersonic) flow around them, which can lead to their rapid fatigue failure. Relevant examples of this include the failure of skin panels in the X-15 vehicle, or violent oscillations...
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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de Vries, R. (author)
Recent developments in the field of hybrid-electric propulsion (HEP) have opened the door to a wide range of novel aircraft configurations with improved energy efficiency. These electrically-driven powertrains enable “distributed propulsion” configurations, in which the aerodynamic interaction between the propulsive devices and the airframe is...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Mertens, C. (author), Costa Fernandez, J.L. (author), Sodja, J. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
The aeroelastic response of a highly flexible wing to periodic gust excitation is determined experimentally. The integrated optical measurement approach that is applied provides combined measurements of the structural response of the wing and the unsteady flow field around it. The aeroelastic loads acting on the wing are derived from these...
conference paper 2022
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Ma, Z. (author), Smeur, E.J.J. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Tailsitters have complex aerodynamics that make them hard to control throughout the entire flight envelope, especially at very high angle of attack (AoA) and reverse flow conditions. The development of controllers for these vehicles is hampered by the absence of publicly available data on forces and moments experienced in such conditions. In...
journal article 2022
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van Voorden, Jeroen (author)
The design of current skating suits is based on the assumption that the flow across the skater body parts is highly similar to cylinder flow. The latter features drag crisis behaviour, resulting in significant drag reduction at the critical Reynolds number. However, whether the aforementioned assumption is valid and whether a drag crisis along...
master thesis 2021
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van Uitert, Jeroen (author)
This research has been performed with the purpose of understanding the cause of the unstable pitch break experienced by the Flying V at a lift coefficient of CL = 0.95. Without understanding and possibly elimination of the pitch break, the flying V’s usable maximum lift coefficient is lower and the pitching moment behavior and gust response...
master thesis 2021
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Stokkermans, T.C.A. (author)
This research is on the aerodynamics of propellers in interaction. As a propeller is dependent on the flowfield it encounters, any disturbance in that inflow results in changes in loading on the propeller. This can result in propulsive efficiency changes and affect stability through generation of in-plane forces and out-of-plane moments. The...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Prins, Christel (author)
Classical aerodynamic wind tunnel tests are performed with stiff or rigid wind tunnel models. Over the years wing structures have become more flexible, and with the rise of non-conventional designs, such as strut-braced wings featuring high aspect ratios, even more flexible designs have risen. To capture the aerodynamic performance of these...
master thesis 2020
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