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Posted in August 2010

New Course Uploaded: Delft Design Guide

TU Delft OpenCourseWare recently published educational materials for Industrial Design Engineers. The course can be found at http://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/product-design/delft-design-guide/course-home/

"The Delft Design Guide presents an overview OpenCourseWare: Delft Design Guide of product design approaches and methods used in the Bachelor and Master curriculum at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft.
Product design at Industrial Design Engineering in Delft is regarded as a systematic and structured activity, purposeful and goal-oriented. Due to its complexity, designing requires a structured and systematic approach as well as moments of heightened creativity. In this guide we restrict ourselves deliberately to approaches we teach in Delft. Although we are aware of others, they are not included in this design guide. The design guide is largely based on existing books and articles; where possible we have tried our best to refer to these works in the appropriate form.

The objectives of the Delft Design Guide are threefold:

  1. design students can use it as a ‘first aid’ in their design projects, managing their personal development of becoming a designer;
  2. design tutors can use it as a reference manual to support students in their learning process; and
  3. professional designers can user the design guide as a reference manual to support their design processes. 

Most of the content of the Delft Design Guide is being trained in five bachelor design courses:

  • PO1: Introduction Industrial Design (IO1010, 7,5ects)
  • PO2: Concept Design (IO1050, 7,5ects)
  • PO3: Fuzzy Front End (IO2010, 7,5ects)
  • PO4: Materialization and Detailing (IO2050. 7,5ects)
  • BFP: Bachelor Final project (IO3900, 15ects) 

Remark: the Delft Design Guide presents an overview; short descriptions of approaches and methods. For learning designers it is needed to study more into detail using references mentioned in the guide."

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TU Delft OpenCourseWare just published a new Master course: Cavitation on Ship Propellers

TU Delft OpenCourseWare just published a new Master course called "Cavitation on Ship Propellers" belonging to the Master Track "Marine Technoloy"

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 is divided into five main groups: physics, types and effects of cavitation as well as calculations and test facilities and techniques. Some of these topics are illustrated with the use of videos

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