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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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Beyne, Egon (author)
The aerodynamic performance of a regional, propeller-powered strut-braced wing is investigated. The main wing planform and operating conditions are based on an ATR72, to which a strut and jury strut are added. The research focuses on the different drag components in cruise. The first research objective is to quantify the effect the different...
master thesis 2023
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Cueto Corral, Pablo (author)
This study explores the flowfield around a pusher propeller-wing configuration using Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT). It assesses LPT’s capability to characterise propeller-wing interactions, emphasising its ability to resolve complex flow dynamics.<br/><br/>The experiment successfully achieves high particle concentrations downstream of the...
master thesis 2023
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Bellanger, Etienne (author)
This thesis aims to study the design and optimization of composite wing components for aircraft, focusing on the pivotal goal of reducing weight while preserving and enhancing structural performance. This is one of the goals of the COST Action joined in the span of the thesis: CA18203 - Optimising Design for Inspection (ODIN). Within this COST...
master thesis 2023
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Laar, Yuri (author)
The Flying V is a long-range, flying-wing aircraft where payload and fuel both reside in a V-shaped, crescent wing with large winglets that double as vertical tail planes. The objective of this study is to maximize the lift-to-drag (&#x1d43f;/&#x1d437;) ratio of the Flying V in cruise conditions, i.e. &#x1d436;&#x1d43f; = 0.26, &#x1d440; = 0.85...
master thesis 2023
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Zinjarde, Pranav (author)
Due to the high aspect ratio and low induced drag of aircraft with strut-braced wings, they are being extensively studied due to their fuel-saving potential. This thesis aims to expand the fundamental knowledge in the design of aircraft with Strut Braced Wings (SBW) by achieving the following objectives. <br/><br/>The objectives of this thesis...
master thesis 2023
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Zoppini, G. (author)
The research presented in this thesis focuses on the receptivity to surface roughness of swept wing boundary layers dominated by crossflow instabilities (CFI), providing insights into how surface roughness can be used to passively control the developing instabilities. Discrete roughness elements (DRE) arrays and distributed randomized roughness...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Keesom, Thomas (author)
The potential for a correction by Rethorst for Vortex Lattice Methods (VLMs) exists to improve Longitudinal Static Stability predictions when applying the Rethorst correction to a slipstream engulfed horizontal stabilizer. The Rethorst correction has already proven to result in accurate lift predictions in VLMs for an isolated wing in a...
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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Bouman, Naomi (author)
Airborne wind energy systems offer a promising approach for renewable energy generation. However, the noise emissions associated with these systems should be understood and minimized as well to promote their integration and (social) acceptance. This research aims to identify the noise sources of airborne wind energy systems, systems with leading...
master thesis 2023
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Menkhorst, Mike (author)
Drones are becoming an ever increasing part of our lives. From airshows to surveillance systems, their use varies greatly and, as technology improves, this variety will continue to increase. As drones get smaller, new applications arise. For example, drones for monitoring crops or searching for survivors in hard to reach places in disaster areas...
master thesis 2023
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Moens, Tieme (author)
Flying drones have been a well-established field of engineering for many years now. With the wave of bio-inspired design came the idea of flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs). These drones use flapping wings instead of fixed or rotary wings to generate their lift, giving them the potential for agile movement and application in confined...
master thesis 2023
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Kooij, Robert (author)
From the desire to reduce the impact of traveling on the environment and the increase in fuel prices over the past years, the propeller has regained interest as a propulsion mechanism in the aviation industry. Two main reasons can be found in their high propulsive efficiency and ability to combine with electric motors. The scaling of the motors...
master thesis 2023
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D'Aguanno, A. (author)
The flight envelope of an aircraft operating at high subsonic velocities is bounded by several limitations, one of these consists in thewing experiencing oscillations of a shockwave on its suction side for a certain range ofMach number (Ma), angle of attack (®) and Reynolds number (Re). This phenomenon is referred to as transonic buffet and it...
doctoral thesis 2023
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de Boer, Stefan (author)
The flight tests which are part of the certification procedure that prove that no flutter occurs within the flight envelope are fraught with risk. To reduce the risk, numerous numerical analyses, wind tunnel and ground tests are performed, which together with the flight tests result in a long and costly test programme.<br/><br/>To reduce the...
master thesis 2023
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Breuer, J.C.M. (author), Luchsinger, Rolf (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Inflatable wings are of interest for applications where low weight, compact transport volume, and easy set-up are important. Examples are unmanned aerial vehicles with inflatable wings, paragliders and softkites for sport or airborne wind-energy applications. In this paper, a new method of designing and fabricating conformable inflatable wings...
journal article 2023
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Eijkelhof, D. (author), Buendía Vela, Gabriel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
High aerodynamic efficiency is a key design driver for airborne wind energy systems as it strongly affects the achievable energy output. Conventional fixed-wing systems generally use aerofoils with a high thickness-to-chord ratio to achieve high efficiency and wing loading. The box wing concept suits thinner aerofoils as the load distribution...
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Ruland, Oscar (author), Mkhoyan, T. (author), De Breuker, R. (author), Wang, Xuerui (author)
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Chen, Sian Ying (author), van de Waerdt, W.A. (author), Castro, Saullo G.P. (author)
The Flying-V aircraft concept promises better fuel-burn performance over conventional tube-and-wing configurations, integrating the passenger cabin and cargo volume into the lifting surface. However, the wing-fuselage and cockpit windows of the Flying-V are exposed to the flight direction, posing a new challenge to the design and...
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Poland, J.A.W. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Airborne wind energy systems using flexible membrane wings have the advantages of a low weight, small packing volume, high mobility and rapid deployability. This paper investigates the aero-structural deformation of a leading edge inflatable kite for airborne wind energy harvesting. In the first step, a triangular two-plate representation of the...
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