TALAT Lecture 3402: Forging Process
This lecture helps to understand the basic principles of die forging and the characteristic features of special aluminium die forging processes. It aims at learning about the basic design of dies in order to obtain optimum part qualities and tool life. General understanding of metallurgy and deformation processes is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 3204: The Freezing of Castings
This lecture provides an introduction to solidification theory; it aims at achieving an essential background understanding of solidification and cast structures. Basic knowledge of the solidification of metals is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 3208: The Finishing of Castings
This lecture provides an introduction to some of the finer points in the production of high quality castings. The students will be able to understand the various processes for sealing porosity in badly made castings and to appreciate factors influencing the accuracy of castings, including a basic understanding of how to control and measure casting dimensions. Basic understanding of the foundry industry is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 1502: Criteria in Material Selection
This lecture gives a background to why, by whom, when and how material selection is performed; it describes the pitfalls of non-systematic approaches; it gives the concept of pre-selection and how it is applied; it creates an understanding about unbiased selection of materials and how it is performed; it explains discriminating material selection and how it is applied; it demonstrates optimization in material selection and how it is applied. Elementary background in materials engineering is assu
TALAT Lecture 2105.01: Case Study on Pressure Vessels
This lecture helps to create an understanding of how material properties, costs of materials and of their fabrication, required product life, and product liability interact in different ways depending on the product. Some knowledge of fabricating processes and the significance of such factors as fatigue, fracture toughness and environmental performance on material selection is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 3401: Forging Alloys
This lecture helps to understand how the properties of forgings evolve during the manufacturing process. General understanding of metallurgy and deformation processes is assumed.
Applications of Vector Operators for Surface Atmospheric/Oceanic Processes
Vector operations are crucial for the understanding of many processes affecting surface conditions in the atmosphere and the oceans. Gradients, dot and cross products, and the Laplacian of surface variables (e.g., pressure, temperature, moisture, salinity, wind and ocean currents to name a few) are concepts that create considerable angst for students in meteorology and physical oceanography classes. The purpose of this activity is to teach vector concepts within the context of the atmospheric an
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
Understanding and classifying a stroke
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK after heart disease and cancer. It is also the single leading cause of severe disability in the UK. Classification of stroke is crucial in planning treatment and is a good indication of prognosis This Learning Object helps individuals understand how to make the diagnosis of stroke using the Oxford Stroke classification. It is suitable for any health care professionals involved in the management of stroke but especially doctors and medical stud
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
Archaeology of Medieval and Tudor Britain
The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the archaeology of Britain in the period c. 1066-1600. Although the bulk of the material will relate to England and Wales, occasional reference will be made to Scotland and Ireland. The course takes a necessarily broad approach to the archaeology of the period. Although the treatment of excavated data will form an important component of the syllabus, other types of evidence will also be considered. For instance, the course will examin
Behaviour, Decisions and Markets: module syllabus
Module outline for a course on Behaviour, Decisions and Markets, as taught by Miguel A. Fonseca and Dieter Balkenborg, University of Exeter. The aim of this module is to enable students to examine economic theory from a behavioural perspective, and highlight instances where standard economics predicts actual choices correctly and instances where it does not. Students will be introduced to recent behavioural theories that have emerged to explain the empirical observations, and will discuss the im
TALAT Lecture 2204: Design Philosophy
This lecture outlines the requirements on load bearing structures with respect to safety against failure; it introduces the design analysis process with methods of verification and partial safety factors; it describes the characteristic of loads and load combinations on structures; it introduces the subject of load and resistance factors in the verification methods; it describes the basic structural design properties of aluminium alloys versus steel. Some background and experience in structural
Digidact : Digitaal handboek voor docenten Digidact is een digitaal handboek met drie modules dat door docenten Nederlands als vreemde taal,voor een deel zelfstandig doorlopen kan worden. De modules kunnen ook gebruikt worden voor cursussen, bij nascholingen en in opleidingen. De drie …
Digidact is een digitaal handboek met drie modules dat door docenten Nederlands als vreemde taal,voor een deel zelfstandig doorlopen kan worden. De modules kunnen ook gebruikt worden voor cursussen, bij nascholingen en in opleidingen.
De drie …
Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective
Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit summarises the technical and geographic challenges posed by each alternative source. It is left to you to judge the feasiibility of imploementing these changes against the claims for 'alternative' solutions to global energy challenges that are regu
The EU at 27 - taking on a global role
The Minister for Europe will consider how an enlarged EU can address global challenges and how the Reform Treaty will help the EU to perform more strongly both in Europe and internationally.
Sustainable Communities: Research in Action
This core module will enable you to develop a range of key geographical and transferable skills relating to project research and management. You will begin to understand what a professional geographer does through a consultancy based project which will involve interacting with a client (the University) to create real and useful research. This will help instil a sense of professionalism in your work and create high quality outputs. You will also develop an understanding of how businesses and comm
Internationalising the Curriculum: an annotated bibliography
This annotated bibliography comprises a selection of books, journal articles, conference papers and other resources on the subject of the internationalised curriculum. It has been compiled initially from a library of global sources originally brought together as part of the review of literature in the field, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy in 2006 (Caruana, V. and Spurling, N., 2007). This has been up-dated to include more recent work. The central criterion for selection of material
Children's programs of the early days
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to answer questions about the first memories of the television. You will look at a number of audio segments that look back on the youth and child programs of the early days.
Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace
Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Cor