2.017J / 1.015J Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments, Spring 2006
Author(s)Hover, Franz; Triantafyllou, Michael
Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments
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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.
optimal performance, extreme events, random environment, linear time invariant systems, random processes, autocorrelation function, power spectra, sea wave modeling, sea spectra, seakeeping, wind modeling, wind spectra, extreme events, probability of failure, extreme waves, 100-year events