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INZICHT: Academische Vaardigheden voor Bouwkundigen
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment; MaartenJan Hoekstra, Louis Lousberg, Remon Rooij, Willemijn Wilms Floet, Sake Zijlstra
May 18, 2022
Het boek Academische Vaardigheden voor Bouwkundigen geeft een verdiepend beeld van bouwkunde als wetenschappelijke discipline, gaat expliciet in op de relatie tussen ontwerp en onderzoek en richt zich met name op praktische vaardigheden die bouwkundestudenten ontwikkelen gedurende hun bacheloropleiding in Delft. Het boek is opgebouwd uit vier delen. Deel A richt zich op de plaats van bouwkunde binnen de wetenschap. Deel B richt zich op basisvaardigheden: algemene academische vaardigheden voor bouwkundigen. Deel C diept specifieke bouwkundige methoden van onderzoek uit. Deel D, het laatste deel, is enerzijds gericht op de praktijk en anderzijds op reflectie. Door deze brede opzet kan het boek niet alleen direct gebruikt worden door studenten en docenten in de leerlijn Academische Vaardigheden, maar juist ook in de andere leerlijnen en modulen. Tevens is het boek een naslagwerk voor andere Bouwkunde- en Architectuuropleidingen in binnen- en buitenland dat inzicht geeft hoe wij binnen de faculteit Bouwkunde van de TU Delft aankijken tegen het vakgebied en welke academische vaardigheden daar op bachelorniveau bij horen.
Building Information - Representation and Management: Principles and Foundations for the Digital Era
February 10, 2022
The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM. It also considers the matching representation of AECO processes in terms of tasks, so as to connect to information processing and support both information management and decision taking.
Ports and Terminals
January 31, 2022
By nature port planning is a multidisciplinary activity. It involves expertise in the field of transport economics, shipping, nautical matters, safety and logistics. But also knowledge of waves and currents, sediment transport and coastal morphology, dredging and land reclamation, and design of breakwaters and quays. Hence port planning is teamwork. But within this team the port planner plays a central role in developing the concepts and obtaining the required expertise at the right time. Most port planners are civil engineers with hydraulic engineering training and experience.
The first part of this book (Chapter 1 through 6) is aimed at providing the basic elements to perform this planning process. In Chapter 7 the detailed planning of container terminals is treated, including the logistic process. Further attention is paid to design aspects, typical for such terminals. The objective is to provide the basis for an all-round port engineer, somebody who can participate in the design of any given type of port or terminal.
Chapters 8-14 present the planning aspects of other types of terminals.
Judith Bosboom, Marcel J.F. Stive
January 13, 2022
This textbook on Coastal Dynamics focuses on the interrelation between physical wave, flow and sediment transport phenomena and the resulting morphodynamics of a wide variety of coastal systems. The textbook is unique in that it explicitly connects the dynamics of open coasts and tidal basins; not only is the interaction between open coasts and tidal basins of basic importance for the evolution of most coastal systems, but describing the similarities between their physical processes is highly instructive as well. This textbook emphasizes these similarities to the benefit of understanding shared processes such as nonlinearities in flow and sediment transport. Some prior knowledge with respect to the dynamics of flow, waves and sediment transport is recommended.
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Surveying and Mapping
Christian Tiberius, Hans van der Marel, René Reudink, Freek van Leijen
December 21, 2021
This book provides an introduction, at academic level, into the field of surveying and mapping. The book has been compiled based on hand-outs and readers written for the third-year course Surveying and Mapping, in the bachelor program Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. This book covers a wide range of measurement techniques, from land surveying, GPS/GNSS and remote sensing to the associated data processing, the underlying coordinate reference systems, as well as the analysis and visualization of the acquired geospatial information.
Building with Nature & Beyond: Principles for designing nature based engineering solutions
Jill H. Slinger
December 6, 2021
This book is based upon the edX MOOCs Engineering: Building with Nature and Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature. The Engineering: Building with Nature MOOC, explores the use of natural materials and ecological processes in achieving effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructure designs, distilling Engineering and Ecological Design Principles. In the Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature course, the missing element of Social Design Principles is developed and taught.
Join us in exploring the interface between hydraulic engineering, nature and society!
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Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world
Mark van Koningsveld, Henk Verheij, Poonam Taneja, Huib de Vriend
August 13, 2021
Before you lies the book ‘Ports and Waterways - Navigating the changing world’, written by the Ports and Waterways team, part of the Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty at Delft University of Technology. It integrates the content of a number of separate lecture notes we used in our teaching activities and updates this information where relevant. The integration reflects our vision that ports and waterways should be viewed as parts of a coherent system that supports waterborne supply chains, and that their integral design and operation is essential.