Public Hygiene and Epidemiology
A framework of public hygiene and epidemiology is given. Human pathology related to water and sanitation is dealt with, as well as the relation between health and society and environment. Insight is given in the (enormous) contribution of civil engineers to the present excellent state of health. Study goals: The student will get insight in the consequences of his/her interventions to the public health. The civil engineer who works in the health field has to be able to communicate adequately with
Water Management in Urban Areas
Master course on design and planning of the urban water management system. It deals with fluxes and processes in water and soil. Furthermore, aspects of water management policy development are discussed. Study Goals: Knowledge of basic principles and overall relations in (design and planning of) urban water management systems.
Advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, which deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented. Study Goals: Students learn about renewable energy sources, name
Digital Signal Processing
The course treats: the discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), their application in OFDM and DSL; elements of estimation theory and their application in communications; linear prediction, parametric methods, the Yule-Walker equations, the Levinson algorithm, the Schur algorithm; detection and estimation filters; non-parametric estimation; selective filtering, application to beamforming. Study Goals: You will have acquired insight in how signal processing mathematics i
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
An introductory course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers. Topics include: Review of analog design basics; linear and non-linear analog building blocks: harmonic oscillators, (static and dynamic) translinear circuits, wideband amplifiers, filters; physical layout for robust analog circuits; design of voltage sources ranging from simple voltage dividers to high-performance bandgaps, and current source implementations from a single resistor to high-quality references based o
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Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
After a short overview of dredging as a whole, this course concentrates on principles of pipeline transport of slurries and on the design of a transportation system comprised of pipelines and slurry pumps. Study Goals: To gain knowledge about the two-phase flow, pipeline transport and pumping of sand water mixtures.
Design of Dredging Equipment
Dredging equipment, mechanical dredgers, hydraulic dredgers, boundary conditions, design criteria, instrumentation and automation. Study Goals: The goal of the lecture is to get insight in the procedure for designing dredging equipment based on the knowledge of the dredging processes. Special aspects during design and use of dredging equipment.
Offshore Wind Farm Design
This course makes students familiar with the design of offshore wind farms in general and focusses on the foundation design in particular. The course is based on actual cases of real offshore wind farms that have been built recently or will be built in the near future. Study Goals: Those succesfully completing this course will be able to work in and lead a team designing the civil works of an offshore wind farm.
The course treats the design of offshore mooring systems literally from the ground up: Starting with the anchor and its soils mechanics in the sea bed, via the mechanics of a single mooring line and system of lines. The course concludes by touching on other mooring concepts and the dynamic behavior of the moored object as a non-linear mechanical system. Classroom teaching is augmented by laboratory demonstrations and (when possible) a relevant excursion. Study Goals: The classes are set up to gi
Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Ensemble theory; noninteracting classical and quantum systems; cluster expansion for interacting systems, many body quantum mechanics, phase transitions, scaling, renormalisation; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; Boltzmann transport equation. Study Goals: The student who passes this course should have a working knowledge of statistical mechanics on the intermediate level. The course topics are: ensemble theory, non-interacting particles (quantum and classical), interacting particles (quantum and
Biomedical Engineering Design
This course presents a design philosophy and a design approach, dedicated to rehabilitation technology. This field was selected because of human-machine interaction is inherent and vital. Illustrative examples will be discussed by their entire design proces. Study Goals: The student must be able to: 1. Make a Problem Analysis of a given assignment in the field of medical or rehabilitation technology; identify the underlying cause of the problem as presented in the assignment; translate the resul
Technology Dynamics for Sustainable Innovation
Conducting innovative research is working on the edge of the known and the unknown. In creating new technology the result is never guaranteed. Society faces a tremendous challenge in order to develop in a more sustainable way. What role is there for technology in this process of change? How could we stimulate innovations in technological systems? Study Goals: At the end of the course the student is able to analyse dynamic processes of technological change within industrial corporations. The stud
Technology Dynamics and Transition Management
This version of the subject Technology Dynamics and Transition Management was tought in co-operation with the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. At the heart of this module lies a model of technology development from a social perspective, which will be applied to water problems in present-day China. Study Goals: After following the course the student is: ...able to identify and redefine technology-related problems in terms of dynamic socio-technological systems, i.e. problems in which deve
Lichen World 3 : Raw Data
This package contains the raw data sets that are used in the Biodiversity Simulator (found in the full version of 'Lichen World'), which samples the gravestones by 'throwing' quadrats of different sizes, and which provides data that are used to plot a variety of different species diversity indices and abundance models. Background information is supplied on the area of Yorkshire and the churchyards where the original study was carried out.
Interior of Hubbard house
Interior f a house, showing the dining room and sitting room. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hubbard were members of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles (and later members of the Temple Baptist Church).
Interior of Hubbard house
Interior view of a house, showing the sitting room and staircase to the upper level. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hubbard were members of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles (and later members of the Temple Baptist Church).
Track and field athlete, Pomona College Prep
Track and field athlete Morris Cadwalader, a Pomona College Prep student, poses for a photo.
Cavitation on Ship Propellers
Summary: Cavitation is the transition of a fluid into vapour due to local reduction of pressure which is generated by high local flow velocities. The transition of a fluid into vapour also occurs during cooking of water by an increase of the local temperature. The term cavitation is generally reserved for conditions in which the temperature of the bulk fluid is not changed. Although cavitation can occur in many situations this course focuses on ship hydrodynamics and ship propellers. The course
A trail in Laurel Canyon passes through a small stream and curves off into the distance. Bicycle tracks have created a muddy section around the stream.