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).
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
Designs for the high seas In years past, there was hardly any job more hazardous than to sail the seas. These days, we take it for granted that cargo ships can safely navigate the seas – largely because of technological advances in marine technology. These same technologies make it possible to extract oil from the seabed and load it on to a tanker in high winds and heavy seas. If you are intrigued by the technologies that allow for the construction of highly complex modern ships, the exploita
TPM Minors and Electives
Minors and electives: the ideal opportunity to expand your horizons and increase your value on the job market You can expand your knowledge with subjects that are not taught as part of your own study programme by following electives or minors. TU Delft offers minors in areas such as Technical Business Management, Economics and Innovation or Product Design. Some minors offer an ideal way to prepare for a Master’s programme other than the Master’s that follows on from your Bachelor’s. Ta
MAIN AIMS OF THE MODULE To achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of educational software. LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE The module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: 1. Obtain understand of major learning principles, theories, and approaches 2. Identify key factors of successful educational software design and
Venezuela indicts opposition leader Machado, alleging plot to kill Maduro
Venezuela indicts opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on charges that she took part in an alleged plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, the state prosecutor's office says. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busine
"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (poetry reading)
Every poet should write at least one monumental sonnet - this is Shelley's. The best version is by Vincent Price http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdLBzGPCZw The "lone and level sands" is a desktop wallpaper http://www.leenwallpapers.com/1920x1200/LightBrownSandDesert.html I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said--"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert....Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold co
John Hanks provides live accompaniment for American Dance Festival at Duke University
John Hanks, Staff Associate with the Duke Dance Program, provides live accompaniment for American Dance Festival classes at Duke University, whether the dancers need a slow warm-up piece, a waltz, or a "full-tilt boogie." He's an improvisational one-man band! More information: http://americandancefestival.org Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversity/posts Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU In
Social Enterprise Education for Health Care Professionals
This case study outlines a project to embed social enterprise activities in the Faculty of Health inter-professional learning curriculum
Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
Learn French - Les Verbes 2
French verbs appear on the screen as small captions as the instructor says the words in French. There is no English spoken nor are there English words on the screen. The instructor uses cartoon-like images to aid the viewer in the definitions of the verbs that are recited. Suitable for all beginning French language learners.
Human-Artificial Ecosystems: Searching for a Language
The most recent advances of artificial life scientific research are opening up a new frontier: the creation of simulated life environments populated by autonomous agents. In these environments artificial beings can interact, reproduce and evolve [4, 6, 15], and can be seen as laboratories toexplore the emergence of social behaviors like competition, cooperation, relationships and communication [3, 5, 7] . It is still not possible to approach a reasonable simulation of the incredible complexity o