TU Delft has a long history in taking on the challenges facing passenger and freight transport. The university has pioneered research in this area and educated generations of students to become transport experts. Since 2011, TU Delft’s multidisciplinary transport expertise comes together in the interfaculty Transport Institute.
Cycling for Science at Ahoy
PhD students Alexandra Gavriilidou and Marie-Jette Wierbos have just finished an intensive cycling experiment. The checklist: 1000 metres of tape, 200 caps, 8 tracking cameras and 1 hall in Ahoy Rotterdam. Scientists have long shied away from predicting cycling behaviour but now TU Delft is gearing up to change all that.
Transport liquid gas calls for new kind of tank
Switching to renewable energy does not happen overnight and often generates all kinds of research questions. One of these concerns the transport of liquid natural gas (LNG). LNG is a relatively clean alternative fuel: it burns cleaner than other fossil fuels and produces 10 to 20 per cent fewer CO2 emissions. However, during transport LNG is difficult to keep under control because it ‘sloshes’. This is preventing it from achieving a global breakthrough.