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Posted in January 2013

Nieuwe cursus: Stromingsleer

Deze week weer een nieuwe cursus gepubliceerd: Stromingsleer, een bachelor cursus Werktuigbouwkunde

Op basis van de integraal balansen worden de volgende onderwerpen van de stromingsleer behandeld:

Integraal balansen in hun algemene vorm
Dimensieloze kentallen, dynamische gelijkvormigheid
Couette and Poiseulle stroming met toepassing op smeringstheorie
Stroming door buizen, Moody diagram en verliesfactoren
Integraal balans voor de grenslaag en berekening van weerstand door wrijving
Stroming rond algemene lichamen, weerstand door drukkrachten, lift, instationariteit, vleugelprofielen
Wrijvingsloze compressibele stromingen, isentropische stromingen, schokgolven
Compressibele stromingen met wrijving in buizen
Open kanaal stromingen, hydraulische sprong

New course published: System Validation

We published the first course in 2013: System Validation, a master course of Computer Science.

The 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 the student will learn how to formally specify requirements and to prove (or disprove) them on the behaviour . With a practical assignment the student will experience how to apply the techniques in practice.

Learning goals:

  • understand the concepts of behavioral specification and equivalence
  • understand the realization of these concepts in mCRL2
  • understand how to specify logical properties
  • specify the behavior of embedded systems
  • experience the design of a provably correct sytem

Dies Natalis TU Delft: Health

Health. We don’t think about it much, until something is wrong. Today we are taking a moment to reflect on it. What better theme for the celebration of our Dies Natalis?

Medical technology is the driving force behind innovations in patient-centred healthcare. It requires a close interaction between developers, end-users in the medical world and industry. This ‘supply chain approach’ takes into account the needs and possibilities, from designing to deployment on patients.

Notice a selection of HEALTH courses below, where health is an important theme, or find out more about research on the topic of Health.

Bachelor Courses

Master Courses



Published the 100th course: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I

At the end of 2012 we published our 100th course in TU Delft OpenCourseWare: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I. This is the first part of Introduction of Aerospace Engineering, the second part will be published later this year.

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.

Study goals:

– Have an overview of the history of flight
– Apply basic/constitutive principles of mechanics of fluids – a.o. Bernoulli.
– Apply control volume approaches
– Explain flow regimes (viscous/non-viscous; compressible/incompressible aerodynamics) and to estimate viscous and thermal effects
– Compute lift/drag of simple configurations
– Describe reference frames and derive general equations of motion for flight and orbital mechanics
– Apply equations of motion to determine aircraft performance in steady gliding, horizontal and climbing flight
– Derive aircraft performance diagram and flight envelope, in relation to aircraft morphology, lift-drag polar and engine performance


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