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Coenen, Roger (author)
Airborne Wind Energy is a technology where wind energy is harvested with tethered flying devices. Kitepower uses flexible leading edge inflatable kites, but these have a scaling disadvantage in that they become heavier with size. A single skin kite has the potential of negating this disadvantage while at the same time being more aerodynamically...
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van Rijsingen, Mart (author)
The transport sector is making a significant contribution to the global CO2 emissions causing Global Warming. A large portion of this is caused by heavy-duty vehicles like tractor semi-trailer combinations. Since tractor semi-trailer combinations are often operated at relatively high speeds for long periods of time their fuel consumption, and...
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Lagendijk, Laurens-Jan (author)
In recent years the awareness and the effort to reduce air pollution and global warming have increased. Many new ideas are being developed to reduce harmful emissions. Despite this, the shipping industry is still a large contributor to air pollution worldwide. To reduce the environmental impact of shipping, the use of
sustainable energy...
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Fatou Gomez, Javier (author)
The computation of complex turbulent flows design optimization processes is currently limited by the lack of accuracy of Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) in massively separated flows and the infeasible cost of multiple Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) evaluations. A novel method is presented, injecting data from LES or other high-fidelity...
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Doni, Giovanni (author)
Coastal facilities such as desalination plant or a nuclear power plant need a continuous discharge of salty water to carry out their functions. Hereby an intake structure, such as a velocity cap, can be used to take in water from the sea. These intakes are open seafloor founded constructions mounted at a water depth ranging between 10 and 20...
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Ramolini, Anna (author)
The design of sails has always been done experimentally, and only recently simulations are starting to be used in the design process. This thesis is a first attempt in creating a solver that couples CFD and FEM in order to compute the deformed sail shape (flying shape) and the thrust it can provide. Such solvers already exist but are not...
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Jia, Kangjun (author)
The transport of highly-viscous oil in the core-annular flow regime in a horizontal pipe is investigated with a numerical simulation study. In this flow type the viscous oil is lubricated by a water annulus along the pipe wall. The Launder-Sharma low-Reynolds number k-ε turbulence model is used with the Volume-of-Fluid solver in interFOAM. Three...
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van der Eijk, Martin (author)
A substantial part of structural damage for conventional vessels is caused by complex free surface events like slamming, breaking waves and green water. These events lead to the interaction of air and water where air can be entrained in water. The resulting air bubbles can considerably affect the evolution of the pressure caused by hydrodynamic...
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De Poli, Matteo (author)
Underground infrastructures and the importance of the people’s safety and structures robustness are relevant and contemporary issues in the civil engineering industry. The demand for this infrastructural typology has developed to such an extent that the need for a better and cost-beneficial knowledge of the risks is necessary.
This thesis...
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Desai, Sanjeet (author)
Feadship yachts are designed for the leisure and cruising across the oceans. These luxury yachts are mostly powered by diesel engines or in some cases, a diesel-hybrid system. To prevent the inconvenience and the discomfort arising from the diesel exhaust gases for passengers, Feadship yachts are equipped with an underwater exhaust outlet. These...
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Cointe, Benoit (author)
The main goal of this master thesis is to reproduce by CFD computations the characteristic cavitation dynamics in a venturi which were experimentally discovered at TU Delft by Jahangir and al. The different cavitation regimes were obtained by modifying the global static pressure and flow velocity in the flow loop. Based on this, three different...
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Saes, Thomas (author)
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Huijzer, Leonard (author)
The Wanda software package developed by Deltares can used for simulating both steady state and transient fluid flow in pipeline systems. Steady state simulations are used for initial system design and transient flow simulations are used for doing water hammer analysis in pipeline systems. For both types of simulations a system consisting of both...
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Papp, David (author)
New generation combat aircraft are expected to operate over extended flight envelopes, including flight at high flow angles and rapid maneuvers. Conditions beyond traditional limits are giving rise to nonlinear phenomena, such as flow separation, large scale energetic vortices, fluctuations etc. These phenomena have significant impact on...
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Casacuberta Puig, Jordi (author)
Micro-ramps are passive flow control devices used to delay flow separation. Their use is widespread due to their reduced drag and structural robustness. We reproduce with Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) recent Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) experiments of the micro-ramp flow performed at TU Delft to study the wake of a micro-ramp immersed...
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Hendriksen, Eduard (author)
A project is under way to replace the ferry crossings in Norway's highway E39 with fixed links, such as highway bridges or tunnels. This thesis research is on the crossing located at the Sognefjord, the widest and deepest of the straight crossings in the E39 highway. Previous thesis projects at IV-Consult have yielded a design for a floating...
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Wieleman, Vera (author)
An accurate prediction of propeller hull interaction is an important step in the design of a new vessel. The prediction of full-scale flow phenomena, which eliminates scale effects, is becoming available due to increasing computational power. However, the complexity of full-scale CFD calculations combined
with a lack of validation data...
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Tierolff, Espen (author)
Currently, 54% of the general population lives in urban areas. This number is estimated to increase to 66% by 2050. Urbanization is generally linked to several phenomena that are detrimental to the overall quality of life; the urban heat island effect, and the decrease of air quality due to pollutants. The addition of vegetation to urban areas...
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Huijts, Melchior (author)
NOx emissions cause harm to the human body, the world around us and our atmosphere, both directly and indirectly. Flameless combustion is a combustion regime that has the potential to reduce these emissions by more than 95%. Operation in this regime is possible when lowering the availability of oxygen and lowering the combustion temperature in...
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Toussaint, Merel (author)
Brain aneurysms cause almost 500,000 deaths in the world every year. A better understanding of brain aneurysm genesis and rupture may open new opportunities to prevention and treatment. In this study, a part of the cerebral vascular system, the so called circle of Willis including an aneurysm, was analyzed with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)...
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