E215A: Nuclear Energy and the Environment

Electricity production from nuclear energy is highly concentrated and free of green-house gasses. The pressure to decarbonize electricity generation is leading many to think of nuclear as a near term solution. Nevertheless, public opinion remains in general skeptical of nuclear. This course aims to familiarize students with nuclear energy, the way it is produced, and…

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E215B: Molten Salt Chemistry

The course will provide an overview of the fundamentals of the molten salt chemistry that an engineer should understand in order to work on design of molten salt systems. The focus is primarily on molten halide salts (fluorides, chlorides). The topics discussed include chemistry, thermodynamics, and salt properties. They also include transport of chemical species…

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E217B: Ocean Engineering, A Crash Course

Ocean Engineering is gaining a renewed flood of attention as energy companies (oil, mining, renewables) eagerly look for extra resources in the oceans, entailing concerns about the environment and the planet. This course intends to introduce the basics of engineering principles for working in the area of ocean engineering. Specifically, topics of wave dynamics, wave,…

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E210A: A First Course in Renewable Energy

This is an engineering introduction to renewable energy technologies and potentials. The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable energy. Topics to be covered include Solar Energy, Ocean Energy, Wind Energy, and Geothermal Energy. Some mathematical criteria will be covered, e.g. Betz limit for wind, limit of WEC…

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E217C: Ocean Engineering, from Model Testing to Modern Drag Reduction Techniques

Ocean engineering is a vibrant field of engineering, with potential for great economic and societal impacts. When novel concepts are envisioned, the first step if often model scale testing that may be accompanied by numerical modelling. Case studies from academic and industrial research on developments in ocean engineering will be discussed. A chosen focus topic…

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E211B: Manufacturing in a Climate Emergency

The current rapid evolution of manufacturing technology is reshaping where, when, and by whom objects are produced. In particular, the emergence of increasingly sophisticated additive manufacturing processes, coupled with greater automation, mean that mass customization, decentralized production and more complex geometries and material combinations are now more attainable than ever before. The environmental impacts of…

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E216A: Environmental degradation

This course gives an introduction in environmental degradation of materials since most structural materials are used in a non-inert environment. A basic understanding of corrosion mechanisms in aqueous and high temperature gas systems is provided in addition to specific catastrophic failure mechanisms such as localized corrosion allowing the students to judge the suitability of a…

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E216B: Soil Liquefaction 101: Triggering, Consequences and Mitigation

One of the leading causes of damage during earthquakes is soil liquefaction, and it can have devastating consequences on critical infrastructure such as dams, ports and other lifelines. This course will serve as a great introduction of the phenomenon of soil liquefaction, as well as go into details on simplified and advanced methods of analyses….

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