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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 1.015J (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Franz Hover
    Prof. Michael Triantafyllou 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.017J / 1.015J Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features a complete set of assignments.

    Course Description

    This class covers the principles for optimal performance and survival of extreme events in a random environment; linear time invariant systems and Fourier transform; random processes, autocorrelation function, and power spectra. We will study statistics of the response of systems and perform optimization using a statistics-based index. The class will also involve sea wave modeling, sea spectra, elements of seakeeping, wind modeling, and wind spectra. Finally, it also covers extreme events and probability of failure; examples include extreme waves and 100-year events. Students undertake a term project, focusing on electronics and instrumentation, and design for the ocean environment.

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