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Aerospace Mechanics of Materials
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Welcome to this course of Aerospace Mechanics of Materials. We are happy that you chose to join us on this exciting journey. This course deals with basic material and geometry dependent analysis of structures. In this course, you will investigate how these material properties, in combination with structural geometries, affect the design and performance of basic structural elements under axial, torsion, bending and shear loading.We have divided this course into eight different subjects and a review chapter. In those subject, you will find video lectures and readings, where the concepts and theory will be explained; examples, where we will solve a problem for you, so you can reinforce the concepts you have learned; and exercises, that will allow you to test your knowledge.
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Dynamics and Stability
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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This course will the student provide a background in advanced methods of dynamics and their application to relevant problems in aerospace engineering. The course is given in lecture form, and includes various elaborated example problems relevant for aerospace engineering.Every module provides the lecture slides, one or more sample problems and several homework exercises. These recommended exercises and hints can be found together with the sample problems in the exercises section.
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Flight & Orbital Mechanics
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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The following topics are covered: 1. Turning performance (three dimensional equations of motion, coordinate systems, Euler angles, transformation matrices) 2. Airfield performance (take-off and landing) 3. Unsteady climb and descent (including minimum time to climb problem) 4. Cruise flight and transport performance 5. Equations of motion with a wind gradient present 6. Equations of motion applied to various phases of space flight 7. Launch, Vertical flight, delta-V budget, burn out height, staging 8. Gravity perturbations to satellite orbits, J2 effect for low earth orbit satellites, J2,2 effect for Geostationary Earth Orbit sattelites leading to contribution in V budget 9. Patched conics approach for interplanetary flight, gravity assist effect / options for change of excess velocity (2d, 3d), Launch, in orbit insertion.
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Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
Type: Course
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This course provides an overview of and an introduction to the fundamentals of aeronautics, using the history of aviation as a story line. The course uses examples from the very beginning of aviation (the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon flight in 1783 and the Wright brothers’ heavier-than-air flight in 1903) and continues all the way through to the current Airbus A380 and future aircraft. This trajectory will start with a general introduction to aeronautics, to be followed by a closer look at aerodynamics and flight performance.Lectures are frequently accompanied by related exercises and demonstrations. The course also incorporates (design) challenges/competitions, based on the knowledge obtained through the lectures.
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Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
Type: Course
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This first part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering presents an overall picture of the aeronautics domain. This overview involves a number of different perspectives on the aerospace domain, and shows some basic principles of the most important concepts for flight. Then the basic aerodynamics are covered, followed by flight mechanics.During the OCW Global 2013 conference Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I was awarded with the Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence in the category of best multimedia course.
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Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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This part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering is focused on two aerospace disciplines: “space and orbital mechanics” and “structures and materials”. These topics are discussed in detail and will provide an understanding for both aircraft and for spacecraft/space missions.Together with the course “Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I” (AE1110-I) this course is strongly related to the Project “Exploring Aerospace Engineering” (AE1111-I) which is running parallel in the first semester.
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Spacecraft Technology
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Exploration of space is never out of the news for long and the desire to construct lower-cost, reliable and more capable spacecraft has never been greater. At TU Delft years of technology development and research experience in space engineering allow us to offer this course, which examines spacecraft technologies for satellites and launch vehicles.This course provides:knowledge of the technical principles of rockets and satellite bus subsystemsthe ability to select state-of-the-art, available componentsanalysis of the physical and technical limitations of subsystem componentsidentification of the key performance parameters of different spacecraft subsystemscomparison of the values obtained by ideal theory and real-life onesopportunity to make preliminary designs for a spacecraft based on its key requirementsOther spacecraft types, such as interplanetary rovers, are not covered in this course. Spacecraft instrumentation and other payloads are also not covered.This course at the TU DelftOn this page you can watch part of the recorded video lectures and view the accompanying lecture slides. For the full learning experience, including weekly quizzes, a CubeSat workshop, an exam and personalized feedback given by the lecturer, you can enroll in an online version of this course and earn an official certificate of TU Delft. Visit this course on the Online Learning site.
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Statics
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Statics deals with the principles of equilibrium. In this course the principles of forces and moments will be explained as well as principle of equilibrium of forces and moments. This also includes the equilibrium of 2D and 3D structures and trusses. Furthermore the principle of internal forces and moments is addressed as well as the use of the principle of virtual work to calculate both external and internal loads. Finally, the concepts of centre of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia are discussed.
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Advanced Design and Optimization of Composite Structures I
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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This course introduces the basic components of an airframe structure and discusses their use and limitations. The realities of composite design such as the effect of material scatter, environmental knockdowns, and damage knockdowns are discussed and guidelines accounting for these effects and leading to robust designs are presented.The resulting design constraints and predictive tools are applied to real-life design problems in composite structures. A brief revision of lamination theory and failure criteria leads into the development of analytical solutions for typical failure modes for monolithic skins (layup strength, buckling under combined loads and for a variety of boundary conditions) and stiffeners (strength, column buckling under a variety of loads and boundary conditions, local buckling or crippling for one-edge and no-edge-free conditions). These are then combined into stiffened composite structures where additional failure modes such as skin-stiffener separation are considered. Analogous treatment of sandwich skins examines buckling, wrinkling, crimping, intra-cellular buckling failure modes. Once the basic analysis and design techniques have been presented, typical designs (e.g. flange layup, stiffness, taper requirements) are presented and a series of design guidelines (stiffness mismatch minimization, symmetric and balanced layups, 10% rule, etc.) addressing layup and geometry are discussed. On the metal side, the corresponding design practices and analysis methods are presented for the more important failure modes (buckling, crippling) and comparisons to composite designs are made. A design problem is given in the end as an application of the material in this Part of the course.
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Advanced Structural Analysis
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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This course is designed to introduce students who wish to specialize in stress analysis of thin-walled structures to more advanced topics such as the analysis of statically indeterminate structures, warping, constraint stresses, shear diffusion, and elements of plate bending.Computation of structural deflections for thin-walled structures – continuation. (Applying the Dummy Unit Load Method, computation of relative displacements).Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures. (External vs internal redundancies, multiple redundancies, applications to wing and fuselage structures).Engineering theory of bending for open and closed tubes’ an overview. (General stress, strain and displacement relationships for open and closed tubes).Shear flow in open and closed tubes.Twist and warping of shear loaded closed tubes.Displacements associated with the Bredt-Batho shear flow.Warping distribution of a doubly symmetrical rectangular closed tube subjected to a torque.Warping of open tubes.Axial constraint stresses in open tubes. (The Wagner torsion-bending theory, calculation of the torsion bending constant, the wire analogy for flat sided sections).Axial constraint stresses in closed tubes. (Doubly symmetrical single cell, 4-boom tube under torsion).Shear diffusion. (Axial constraint stresses in a doubly symmetrical single cell 6 stringer tube subjected to a transverse shear force).Elements of plate bending theory. (Kirchhoff’s assumptions, equilibrium equations via the stationary value of the potential energy, Kirchhoff”s derivation of the boundary conditions, simply supported rectangular plate under sinusoidal loading, Navier’s solution for simply supported rectangular plates, the Green’s function of the rectangular plate).
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Buckling of Structures
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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The course is concerned with the concept of structural stability. This concept is applied to discrete and continuous basic structural elements (beams, frames, plates and shells). The fundamental concepts are introduced on the basis of the governing differential equations. The course includes the following topics:Equations of motion, nonlinear equilibrium equations, stationary potential energy criterion.Stability analysis for the basic structural elements.Design methods for stability of basic structural elements.
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Forensic Engineering: Learning from Failures
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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What do collapsed buildings, infected hospital patients, and crashed airplanes have in common? If you know the causes of these events and conditions, they can all be prevented.In this course, you will learn how to use the TU Delft mind-set to investigate the causes of such events so you can prevent them in the future.When, for instance, hundreds of hospital patients worldwide got infected after having gall bladder treatments, forensic engineering helped reveal how the design and use of the medical instruments could cause such widespread infections. As a result, changes were made to the instrument design and the procedural protocols in hospitals. Learning from failure in this case benefitted patient health and safety across the world.After taking this course you will have an understanding of failures and the investigation processes used to find their causes. You will learn how to apply lessons gained from investigating previous failures into new designs and procedures.The TU Delft Forensic Engineering mind-set involves recommendations for:Data collection ranging from desk studies (theoretical/predicted performance of structures) to field investigations (actual performance of failed structures).Hypothesis generation techniques for technical and procedural causes of failure.Hypothesis testing for engineering aspects of forensic cases.Reporting findings about the most likely causes and consequences.Improving engineering designs based on lessons learned from forensic cases.The course uses case studies from Building Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Biomechanical Engineering. All of these provide great examples that illustrate the approaches and highlight technical and procedural causes of failure. You’ll find that not only is it crucial, but it’s also exciting to learn from failures.This course is most useful for:Students who want to familiarize themselves with forensic engineering.Building, aeronautical, biomechanical designers and engineers.Forensic investigators, police, legal and insurance professionals.Professionals from municipalities, government agencies or clients who are asked to perform internal forensic investigations.This course has been designed by TU Delft’s international experts on safety issues, failure investigations and forensics. Arjo Loeve, Michiel Schuurman and Karel Terwel are members of the TU Delft Forensics community, the Delft Safety & Security Institute and the CLHC Expertise Center for Forensic Science and Medicine.
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Linear Modeling
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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The course linear modeling delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. The course uses an open source FE package in a series of weekly practical sessions where models are constructed for sample problems and results are validated against simplified analytical models or open literature.The main topics of this course:finite element methodlinear static analysisfinite element type formulationfinite element model setup using commercial softwareplane stress/strainThis Course at TU DelftOn this page you can watch the recorded video lectures and view the lecture slides. For the full learning experience, including practical assignments and personalized feedback given by the lecturer, you can enroll in an online version of this course and earn an official certificate of TU Delft. Visit this course on the Online Learning site.
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Non-Linear Structural Modeling
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Non-Linear Structural Modeling covers the basics of non-linearities in the Finite Element Method (FEM), considering static and stability (buckling) analyses, and practical application thereof applied to both aerospace and non-aerospace examples. Special emphasis is put on the implementation of these non-linearities in a FEM model and any issues that might arise from incorporating these.The first part of the course is build up around a series of lectures covering the basics of material non-linearity, geometric non-linearity and contact and how to model these using a FEM package. The second part of the course discusses the modeling of cohesive behavior and cracks by means of several different methods currently applied in industry. The lectures are followed by a set of computer assignments, designed to enable students to apply the theory discussed in the lecture to a real world problem.
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Research Methodologies
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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The aim of the course is to be a research-driven preparation for the aerospace engineering MSc thesis in the final year of the MSc. It will help you prepare for the challenges of your thesis work.The course will consist of 7 lectures and will be taught online using video lectures in periods 1, 2 and 3 and face-to-face using traditional lectures in period 4.The lecture set up is as follows: 1. Research Design in MSc – Introduction to research, research framework 2. Research Methods – Stages of a project, Research objective, research questions, research strategy, research methods 3. Data Analysis – Quantitative & Qualitative methods 4. Validation & Verification – How to validate & verify your work? 5. Project Management & Peer review of draft Project plan – How to manage your project and your thesis progress. Project plan peer review 6. Planning – How to plan, expectations, Gannt Charts 7. Literature Review – How to carry out a scientific literature review? Differences between review and researchPlease be advised that all lectures are also available via Blackboard for those following the online version. It is possible to do this course by distant learning, attendance in the 4th period, though highly appreciated, is not mandatory!There are two deliverables for this course on which you will be assessed:– Draft Research Plan (60%) – Literature Review (40%)based on the topics of your Master Orientation Project, Literature Study or ideally your MSc thesis.All work MUST be submitted digitally in PDF-format via SafeAssign on the Blackboard page of the course. All assignments will be checked for plagiarism.
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Fluid Flow, Heat & Mass Transfer
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
Type: Course
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This first part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering presents an overall picture of the aeronautics domain. This overview involves a number of different perspectives on the aerospace domain, and shows some basic principles of the most important concepts for flight. Then the basic aerodynamics are covered, followed by flight mechanics.The course “Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer,” course number ta3220, is  third-year BSc course in the program of Applied Earth Sciences at Delft University of Technology.  Students in this class have already taken a course in “Transport Phenomena” in the second year, and “Fluid Flow Heat and Mass Transfer” is designed as a follow-up to that class, with an emphasis on topics of importance in applied earth sciences, and in particular to Petroleum Engineering, groundwater flow and mining.In practice, however I start over again with first principles with this class, because the initial concepts of the shell balance are difficult for students to grasp and can always use a second time through.  The course covers simple fluid mechanics problems (rectilinear flow) using shell balances, for Newtonian and power-law fluids and Bingham plastics.  Turbulence for Newtonian fluids is covered in the context of friction factors for flow in pipes, flow around spheres and flow in packed beds. In heat transfer we start again with shell balances for solving simple steady-state conduction problems.  Thereafter, special attention is given to unsteady and multidimensional heat conduction, since the equations are similar for unsteady flow in aquifers and petroleum reservoirs.  The concepts of orthogonal conduction and superposition are emphasized, as well as ways to treat perfectly insulated boundaries. The final topic in heat transfer is estimation of heat-transfer coefficients in flow in tubes. Although no other geometries are treated explicitly, I hope students recognize certain principles they can apply to other situations. We cover mass transfer only lightly, and only as by analogy to heat conduction: unsteady diffusion (by analogy to unsteady head conduction) and mass transfer in tubes (by analogy to heat transfer in tubes). The course seeks to emphasize intuitive and physical understanding of concepts and goes relatively lightly on math.  In the study of unsteady conduction, for instance, students are not required to solve the partial differential equations, but to use and combine tabulated solutions to solve for temperature or heat transfer as a function of time in various geometries. There is a laboratory exercise in the class, which is not shown in the lectures.  The lab description is provided on the OpenCourseWare site, and one lecture discusses how to use the data in the lab to do the calculations in the report.  In this problem students measure the heating of rectangular solid blocks from a cylindrical heater.  Mathematically, this process of unsteady heat conduction is similar to Darcy flow in a well test in a geological formation. From 1989 to 2006 I taught a similar course at The University of Texas at Austin; that course had course number PGE 322K, entitled “Transport Phenomena in Geosystems Engineering.”  A similar course I taught to graduate students was PGE387L.  You may see references to these course numbers in some places in the lecture notes.  The subjects covered in those courses differ a bit from what is taught in ta3220.  As a result; you may, for instance, see a homework problem scratched out among the worked problems.  In that case, the reason is that given problem is on a subject not covered in ta3220.I thank Niels Noordijk for his tireless support of the project of formatting the course for OpenCourseWare, and the OpenCourseWare staff at Delft University of Technology for their help.  Finally, I thank Delft University of Technology for providing support for the formatting process.W. R. Rossen Delft University of Technology Sept. 2013
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Geology I
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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The Geology 1 course is composed of three parts dedicated togeneral knowledge of the system Earth,tools for the 3D geometric representation of geological objects andmethods and techniques for the recognition of fundamental minerals and rocks.
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Geoscience: the Earth and its Resources
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Are you fascinated by Geosciences and willing to take the challenge of predicting the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface? This is your course!In a voyage through the Earth, Geoscience: the Earth and its Resources will explore the Earth interior and the processes forming mountains and sedimentary basins. You will understand how the sediments are formed, transported, deposited and deformed.You will develop knowledge on the behavior of petroleum and water resources.The course has an innovative approach focusing on key fundamental processes, exploring their nature and quantitative interactions. It will be shown how this acquired knowledge is used to predict the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface.This is your ideal first step as a future Geoscientists or professional to upgrade your knowledge in the domain of Earth Sciences.
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Introduction to Reflection Seismics
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Introduction to seismic theory, measurements and processing of seismic data to final focussed image for geological and/or physical interpretation.This course deals with the most important aspects of reflection seismics. Theory of seismic waves, aspects of data acquisition (seismic sources, receivers and recorders), and of data processing (CMP processing, velocity analysis, stacking, migration) will be dealt with. The course will be supplemented by a practical of 6 afternoons where the students will see the most important data-processing steps via exercises (in Matlab).
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Introduction to Seismic Essentials in Groningen
Author: TU Delft
Source: TU Delft OpenCourseWare
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Groningen, a province in the northeast of the Netherlands, is experiencing earthquakes due to the extraction of gas. This phenomenon is called induced seismicity. But what is induced seismicity? And how can the risk to life safety and the consequences for the built environment be reduced? The Groningen situation is unique and for this reason, solutions for the built environment cannot simply be copied from abroad. To contribute to a basic understanding of the various topics in this field, knowledge lectures have been developed as Open Course Ware by a large number of scientists and practitioners.This Open Course Ware is initiated by TU Delft in cooperation with Arup, TU Eindhoven and TNO. This public and private initiative combines engineering, architecture and management perspectives. The 30 video lectures provide conceptual knowledge of seismicity and basic seismic concepts. This knowledge is then related to the different structures and their behaviour under seismic loading. Finally, in the last theme more procedural knowledge will be outlined, related to the multidisciplinary challenges in Groningen.The lectures are in English and subtitles in Dutch are available. If you have questions or would like to get in touch, send us an e-mail.
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