# TU Delft

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- Advanced Device Physics - Rene van SwaaijThis course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.First non-ideal characteristics of MOSFETs will be discussed, like channel-length modulation and short-channel effects. We will also pay attention to threshold voltage modification by varying the dopant concentration. Further, MOS scaling will be discussed. A combination of an n-channel and p-channel MOSFET is used for CMOS devices that form the basis for current digital technology. The operation of a CMOS inverter will be explained. We will explain in more detail how the transfer characteristics relate to the CMOS design. Study Goals: This course aims at a thorough understanding of the physics of advanced semiconductor devices.
- Analog Integrated Circuit Design - Wouter SerdijnAn 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 on negative-feedback structures. Study Goals: To know, understand and be able to analyze and design (synthesize): - resonator (LC) second-order oscillators - static translinear circuits - dynamic translinear circuits - voltage references - bandgap references - current sources
- Digital Signal Processing (TU Delft) - Geert LeusThe 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 is really applied in concrete engineering examples. You will know how to do a time-frequency analysis, how to apply the FFT in Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL), how to estimate, separate and filter signals.
- Dredging Processes - S.A. MiedemaThe course focuses on 3 main dredging processes: the cutting of sand, clay and rock; the sedimentation process in hopper dredges; the breaching process. Study Goals: Understand and reproduce the Mohr circle; Understand and reproduce the theory of passive and active soil failure; Understanding the soil mechanical parameters important for cutting processes; Understanding and make calculations regarding the 2-D cutting theory in water-saturated sand; Understanding and make calculations regarding the 2-D theory in clay; Understanding and reproduce the settling of grains in water; Understanding and reproduce the loading cycle of a hopper dredge; Being able to determine the loading cycle of a hopper dredge, base on the modified Camp model by Miedema and Vlasblom; Understanding and reproduce the basic cutting theory of rock cutting; Understanding and reproduce the breaching process..
- Electrical Machines and Drives - Henk PolinderThe course gives an overview of different types of electrical machines and drives. Different types of mechanical loads are discussed. Maxwell's equations are applied to magnetic circuits including permanent magnets. DC machines, induction machines, synchronous machines, switched reluctance machines, brushless DC machines and single-phase machines are discussed with the power electronic converters used to drive them.
- Electricity and Gas; Market Design and Policy Issues - Laurens de VriesEuropean gas and electricity markets have largely been liberalized. Due to the specific physical characteristics and public interest aspects of electricity and gas, and to the fact that the networks continue to be natural monopolies, these markets require careful design. In this class, it is analyzed what the market design variables are and how the ongoing process of market design depends on policy goals, starting conditions and physical, technical and institutional constraints. In addition, a number of current policy issues will be discussed, such as security of supply, the CO2 emissions market, the integration of European energy markets and privatization. Participation in a simulation game, in which long-term market dynamics are simulated, is mandatory.
- Flight and Orbital Mechanics - Mark VoskuijlThe 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 satelites leading to contribution in ï„V budget 9. Patched conics approach for interplanetary flight, gravity assist effect / options for change of excess velocity (2d, 3d), Launch, in orbit insertion
- Hydrological Measurements - Miriam CoendersIntroduction: Relation of purpose of data to data requirements. Relation of data to costs. Accuracy requirements of measurements and error propagation: Related to a problem the required accuracy of measurements and the consequences for accuracy in the final result are discussed. Different types of errors are handled. Propagation of errors; for dependent and independent measurements, from mathematical relations and regression is demonstrated. Recapitulated is the theory of regression and correlation. Interpretation of measurements, data completion: By standard statistical methods screening of measured data is performed; double mass analysis, residual mass, simple rainfall-runoff modelling. Detection of trends; split record tests, Spearman rank tests. Methods to fill data gaps and do filtering on data series for noise reduction. Methods of hydrological measurements and measuring equipment: To determine quantitatively the most important elements in the hydrological cycle an overview is presented of most common hydrological measurements, measuring equipment and indirect determination methods i.e. for precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, river discharge and groundwater tables. Use, purpose and measurement techniques for tracers in hydrology is discussed. Advantages and disadvantages and specific condition/application of methods are discussed. Equipment is demonstrated and discussed. Areal distributed observation: Areal interpolation techniques of point observations: inverse distance, Thiessen, contouring, Kriging. Comparison of interpolation techniques and estimation of errors. Correlation analysis of areal distributed observation of rainfall. Design of measuring networks: Based on correlation characteristics from point measurements (e.g. rainfall stations) and accuracy requirements the design of a network of stations is demonstrated. Computer Exercise: Theories on processing and screening of data are applied with data from actual river catchments. Exercises on stage-discharge relations and discharge measurements, hydrograph seperation and age dating from tracer observations. Evaporation from energy balance. Areal interpolation.
- Hydrology of Catchments, Rivers and Deltas - HHG SavenijeThe course deals with the principles of hydrology of catchment areas, rivers and deltas. The students will learn: - to understand the relations between hydrological processes in catchment areas - to understand and to calculate the propagation of flood waves - to understand hydrological processes in deltas - to draft frequency analysis of extremes under different climatological conditions.
- Integrated Water Management - Nick van de GiesenThe course Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) consists of the following elements:1)A series of lectures; 2)Supervised computer lab exercises; 3)Unsupervised modeling exercise; 4)A role-play; 5)Group presentations. The lectures introduce a number of topics that are important for IWRM and the modeling exercise. The lectures introduce water management issues in the Netherlands, Rhine Basin, and Volta Basin. The role-play is meant to experience some of the social processes that, together with technical knowledge, determine water management. For the modeling exercise, the class will be divided in several groups of 5 to 6 persons. Each group will model a set of integrated water resources management issues and simulate possible development scenario's. Two of the problem sets are: 1)Heating up of the Rhine due to climate change; 2)The effects of small reservoirs for irrigation in the Volta basin. In addition, there is room for different cases, to be discussed during the first lecture. The simulation exercise and the reporting should incorporate the concerns of the groups that are mostly affected by the issue and the groups that can contribute most to its resolution. The report on the modeling exercise should contain concrete recommendations. The main modeling software to be used is WEAP, which has been developed by SEI-Boston. Students of CT4450 can use this software for the duration of one year.
- Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I - J.M. HoekstraThis 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.
- Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II - J.M. HoekstraThis 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.
- Measurement Science - Michiel PertijsThis course is an introduction to measurement science. It describes the theoretical foundations and practical examples of measurement systems. The course covers the analysis of measurement problems and the specification of measurement systems. Various common sources of measurement errors and the concept of uncertainty in measurement results are introduced. Several important instruments for electrical measurements are discussed. Moreover a number of commonly-used sensors for the measurement of non-electronic quantities are introduced, as well as electronic circuits for the readout of these sensors.
- Non Equilibrium Thermodynamics - Signe KjelstrupThe course describes in a simple and practical way what non-equilibrium thermodynamics is and how it can contribute to engineering fields. It explains how to derive proper equations of transport from the second law of thermodynamics or the entropy production. The obtained equations are frequently more precise than used so far, and can be used to understand the waste of energy resources in central process units in the industry. The entropy balance is used to define the energy efficiency in energy conversion and create consistent thermodynamic models. It also provides a systematic method for minimizing energy losses that are connected with transport of heat, mass, charge and momentum. The entropy balance examines operation at the state of minimum entropy production and is used to propose some rules of design for energy efficient operation.
- Offshore Hydromechanics I - Pepijn de JongBasic principles: Hydrostatics, constant flow phenomena and waves The treated theory includes:Archimedes' Law, hydrostatic pressure. Stability computations for floating structures - including the effect of shifting loads, and partially filled fluid tanks. Potential flow basics, 2D potential flow elements, superposition principle. Real (viscous) flows, scaling laws, flow regimes. Fluid forces on structures, drag and lift, resistance and propulsion, wind and current loads. Linear wave theory in regular and irregular waves and wave statistics
- Offshore Hydromechanics II - Peter NaaijenOffshore Hydromechanics includes the following modules: 1. Hydrostatics, static floating stability, constant 2-D potential flow of ideal fluids, and flows in real fluids. Introduction to resistance and propulsion of ships. Review of linear regular and irregular wave theory. 2. Analytical and numerical means to determine the flow around, forces on, and motions of floating bodies in waves. 3. Higher order potential theory and inclusion of non-linear effects in ship motions. Applications to motion of moored ships and to the determination of workability. 4. Interaction between the sea and sea bottom as well as the hydrodynamic forces and especially survival loads on slender structures. Study Goals: Participants who have successfully completed the course will be able to carry out computations at a superior knowledge level involving: Module 1 (2 cr): Hydrostatics, floating stability and 2-D potential flows, as well as regular and irregular waves and their spectra. Module 2 (2 cr): Computations relevant for first order forces on and resulting motions of ships. Module 3 (2 cr): Nonlinear forces on and resulting ships motions; workability prediction. Module 4 (2 cr): Hydrodynamic forces on slender structures including marine pipelines. In addition, successful participants completing module 1 will have a basic awareness of ship propulsion systems and their computations. Those completing module 4 will have an advanced knowledge of sea bed morphology.
- Petroleum Geology - Stefan LuthiThe goal of this course is to obtain knowledge of the origins of petroleum and gas. An overview is given on the conditions that are needed for oil and gas to accumulate in reservoirs. Moreover, techniques to find and exploit these reservoirs are highlighted. The focus always is on the task of the petroleum geologist during the different phases of oil and gas exploration and production. After an introduction to the course including typical numbers and hystorical developments, essential terms and concepts like biomolecules and the carbon cycle are explained. A start is made with the geology with explaining source rocks and their maturation when forming oil and gas. After that, the composition of oil and gas and its application is eludicated on. How the oil travels from the source rock to the oil reservoir, where it is explored, is explained in the fourth lecture on migration. This lecture is followed by discussing the reservoir rock properties, like permeability and porosity. Moreover, it is explained how the oil or gas can be trapped inside the reservoir rock. Finally the exploration and production of different types of basins is discussed. In several of the lectures, non fictive case studies are presented in order to clarify the theory presented. In order to properly understand the course, prior knowledge in general geology and fluid flow in rocks is preferred.
- Process Intensification - Giorgos StefanidisIn this course the students will learn the following subjects about Process Intensification. 1) Introduction to Process Intensification(PI); a) Sustainability-related issues in process industry; b) Definitions of Process Intensification; c) Fundamental principles and approaches of PI. 2) How to design a sustainable, inherently safer processing plant; a) Presentation of PI case study assignments. 3) PI Approaches; a) STRUCTURE - PI approach in spatial domain. b) ENERGY - PI approach in thermodynamic domain; c) SYNERGY - PI approach in functional domain; d) TIME - PI approach in temporal domain
- Sanitary Engineering - Hans van DijkThis course deals with the basic principles and design aspects of sanitary engineering infrastructure. This comprises: drinking water supply and treatment, sewerage and wastewater treatment. Study goals: Insight in technological aspects of the urban water infrastructures.
- Solar Cells - Miro ZemanAdvanced 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, namely the direct conversion of (solar) radiation into electricity using solar cells. Students understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion and learn about the advantages and limitations of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology and thin film solar cell technologies. Students understand the specifications of solar modules and know how to design a complete solar system for a particular application.
- Spatial Tools in Water Resources Management - Susan Steele DunneThe course discusses several Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) tools relevant for analysis of (problems in and aspects of) water systems. Within the course, several applications are introduced. These applications include GIS tools to determine mapping of surface water systems (catchment delineation, reservoirs and canal systems). The RS tools include determination of evaporation and soil moisture patterns, and measurement of water levels in surface water systems. In exercises and lectures, different tools and applications are offered. For each application, assignments are given to allow students to acquire relevant skills. The course structure combines assignments and introductory lectures. Each week participants work on one assignment. These assignments are discussed in the next lecture and graded. Each week a new assignment is introduced, together with supporting materials (an article discussing the relevant application) and lectures (introducing theoretical issues). The study material of the course consists of a study guide, assignments, lecture material and articles. The final mark is the average of the grades of the individual assignments. Unfortunately, lecture 3 was not recorded and therefore is missing from the lecture collection.
- System Identification and Parameter Estimation - Erwin de VlugtThis course is about non-parametric system identification based on estimators of spectral densities and its application to open-loop and closed-loop systems. Furthermore parameter estimation for linear and non-linear systems playes an important role. At the end of the course, a choice can be made out of three final assignments, for which recorded signals are available. The available demonstration programs have to be adapted in order to estimate proper transfer functions and model parameters. Study Goals: The student will be able to: 1 design test signals to identify an unknown system; a. design proper experimental measurement conditions; b. understand the differences between stochastic and deterministic signals; c. indicate the differences in application between transient and continuous signals; 2 estimate a nonparametric model of the unknown system from recorded signals; a. recognize and identify open-loop and closed-loop relations between measured signals; b. employ proper techniques to identify models in the frequency and time domain; c. validate the nonparametric models using different indicators; 3 parameterize nonparametric models; a. derive the best model structure based on a priori knowledge from physics; b. parameterize the dynamic relation between the recorded signals using linear and non-linear parameter estimation techniques; c. implement different optimization techniques d. assess the uniqueness of the parameters using correlation analysis; e. evaluate the derived parameterized model through validation techniques; f. recognize three non-linear model structures, and their applicability in a given situation.
- System Validation - Mohammad MousaviThe purpose of this course is to learn how to specify the behavior of embedded systems and to experience the design of a provably correct system. In this course you will learn how to formally specify requirements and to prove (or disprove) them on the behaviour. With a practical assignment you will experience how to apply the techniques in practice.
- Traffic Flow Theory and Simulation - Serge HoogendoornThis course discusses fundamental traffic flow characteristics and traffic flow variables. Their definitions are presented, and visualization/analysis techniques are discussed and empirical facts are presented. The empirical relation between the flow variables and the bottleneck capacity analysis are discussed. Shockwave analysis and a review of macroscopic traffic flow models are presented. Traffic flow stability issues are discussed as well as numerical solution approaches. The lectures also show how macroscopic models are derived from microscopic principles. This course provides an overview of human factors relevant for the behavior of drivers. The car-following model and other approaches to describe the lateral driving task will be discussed. The lectures also pertains to general gap acceptance modeling and lane changing. Microscopic models for pedestrian flow behavior are discussed and an in depth discussion of microscopic simulation models will be presented. The study goals of this course are to gain insight into theory and modeling of traffic flow operations, to learn to apply theory and mathematical models to solve practical problems and to gain experience with using simulation programs for ex-ante assessment studies.
- Use of Underground Space - J.W. BoschStudents obtain basic knowledge of the multidisciplinary aspects of the use of undergrounds space. Based on knowledge about the characteristics of several construction technologies they are able to asses their applicability in different situations. This may be different geological or physical conditions. They are able to analyze and structure the complex decision making process that is related to the use of underground space and define an integral approach.
- Vibrations of Aerospace Structures - A.S.J. SuikerThis course is about being able to do basic analyses and design of vibrations problems in engineering practice. The four essential learning goals of the course are: schematization of engineering structure into mass-sping-dashpot model, construct governing (set of) differential equation(s) for this model, derive the appropriate solution and a practical interpretation of the solution (parameter variations).
- Wastewater Treatment - Ir. M. de KreukThe course deals with background and application of various wastewater treatment technologies. Both high-tech and low-tech systems are discussed, which are applicable in industrialized and developing countries. Anaerobic treatment systems, focusing on resource recovery are extensively discussed. Modern technologies for (extensive) nutrient removal / recovery are dealt with as well as membrane techniques for wastewater treatment.
- Water Management in Urban Areas - Frans van de VenMaster 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. Three aspects of water management in urban areas are addressed. 1) relevant processes: Pathways and fluxes of water in the urban environment; urban water balances; urban climate; ground and surface water regimes; urban desiccation; consequences of urbanization for river basin and polder hydrology; interaction of urban and rural water systems. Quality of stormwater, groundwater and surface water; sources of pollution; behaviour and degradation of pollutants. Ecological quality and processes; relation with chemistry and hydromorphology of urban water courses. Land subsidence, land filling and interaction with water ground- and surface water management. 2)design: Functions of urban surface waters, groundwater and wastewater; functions of urban surfaces. Design standards and how to assess these for water quantity and quality; design loads, design storms and design series; statistics and risks; storage � design discharge frequency relations. Design procedures for stormwater, surface water and groundwater drainage, land filling, subsidence and its interactions. Operational control of surface water and groundwater. Design of water quality management in urban surface waters. Stormwater infiltration facilities and their design aspects. Building site preparation, constructive aspects, transport and accessibility of the terrain, working conditions for building. Maintenance and its effects on drainage design. 3) planning and management: Planning process management; target oriented planning; guiding principles and process oriented approach procedures; collaborative planning of urban drainage projects. Waterwise spatial and urban planning. Urban water management plans, spatial planning and urbanism.