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Nuclear Systems Design Project

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Lecture 3: Hydrogen and Biofuel Production; Design Process

This lecture contains three modules: (a) methods of hydrogen production; (b) methods of biofuel production; and (c) an approach to the engineering design process based on importance metrics and the House of Quality method.

43mins

17 Jul 2012

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Lecture 4: Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and House of Quality

This lecture demonstrates Quality Function Deployment (QFD) methods, and more specifically the House of Quality diagram, to identify and manage design tradeoffs, using the example of a hypothetical new car design.

44mins

17 Jul 2012

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Lecture 7: Qualitative Optimization of CaC2/Acetylene Block Diagram

This lecture is a sample of how to optimize a system block diagram. After summarizing the goal and initial results from the previous session, this lecture works through refinements in materials, thermal design, flow rates, environmental rules, etc.

47mins

17 Jul 2012

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Final Project Presentation

At the end of the term, the class presents its project to other faculty and students.

1hr 29mins

17 Jul 2012

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Biofuels Sub-task Presentation II

The student team designing the biofuels subsystem gives its 2nd progress report, describing their block diagram, key parameters, and remaining steps for the final month of class.

43mins

17 Jul 2012

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