ENNE 4310 - Advanced Materials Analysis and Application
(3) Credit Hours
Properties and selection of materials for nuclear steam supply systems. Implications of radiation damage to reactor materials and material problems in nuclear engineering are discussed. An overview of crystal structure and defects, dislocation theory, mechanical properties, radiation damage, hardening and embrittlement due to radiation exposure and material problems. Analysis and application of materials to applications and use in industrial sectors beyond the nuclear industry. Techniques of joining and using advanced materials in the industrial sectors. Mechanics techniques for components in plant systems, product applications, their functional purposes, with models of material behavior to determine adequacy of component design. Considerations include mechanical loading, brittle fracture, inelastic behavior, elevated temperatures, neutron irradiation, and seismic effects. Experiments on basic material properties and characterization include microstructure, mechanical properties and radiation effects. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGR 3400 and ENNE 4010 or department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
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