Blog topic: Engineering

Offshore platform

SDR Deposit of the Week: Reliability of Marine Structures

February 3, 2015
by Amy E. Hodge

Construction of marine facilities is an expensive endeavor, with platforms built in deep waters costing in the billions of dollars. That makes it important to do it right the first time. Research at the John A. Blume Center for Earthquake Engineering has helped to advance the offshore industry's knowledge of how to build these structures more reliably.

Student theses and research reports from visiting scholars in the Reliability of Marine Structures (RMS) Program are now preserved and available through the Stanford Digital Repository.

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Mendeley Workshops, January 27, 29, 30 in Huang 203

January 22, 2015

New to Mendeley? Want to know more about the Stanford Mendeley Group account features?  Have questions about how to streamline your workflow?  Interested in the integration with Overleaf for LaTeX projects?

Sign-up in Coursework or Drop-in for one of our Winter Quarter Mendeley workshops.  All students, faculty and staff welcome to attend.

•       Tuesday, January 27--12-1 Huang 203

•       Thursday, January 29--12-1 Huang 203

•       Friday, January 30--1-2 Huang 203

Bring your lunch, snacks provided.

Overleaf/WriteLaTex: trial access for one year (Jan-Dec 2015)

January 14, 2015

Overleaf logoOverleaf is a new collaborative writing and publishing system developed by the team behind the popular WriteLaTeX editor. Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing scientific papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Overleaf/WriteLaTeX can also be linked to your Mendeley account for quick import of your Mendeley reference library.

The Stanford University Libraries are sponsoring a one year free trial of Overleaf/WriteLaTeX for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.

Happy Anniversary SDR!

December 13 is a momentous date in the history of the Stanford Digital Repository. It's the date in 2012 when the very first research data item was deposited in the SDR through our online deposit application. Which makes Dec. 13, 2014, the second anniversary of this historic occasion!

Who was our first depositor, how did he find us, and what did he deposit? 

At the 50th-anniverary celebration of the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, Kevin Lohner, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, showed onlookers a “hybrid” rocket engine demonstration unit in action.

Improving Hybrid Rocket Fuels at Stanford

November 6, 2014

Prof. Brian Cantwell has a new IEEE Spectrum feature article reporting on the work of Stanford University researchers who are improving hybrid rockets.  These hybrids are designed to deliver a huge amount of thrust while avoiding the most dangerous drawback of liquid-fueled and solid-propellant rockets—uncontrolled combustion and explosion.

Read the full article in IEEE Spectrum.

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