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Ceramics in Nuclear and Alternative Energy Applications, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Cocoa Beach

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Ceramics in Nuclear and Alternative Energy Applications, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Cocoa Beach
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This volume focuses on recent developments and advances of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites for use in fission and fusion reactors, nuclear fuels and alternative energy applications. With the continued increasing demands for energy, nuclear energy has experienced a renewed interest. Recent developments associated with advanced fuel cycles have resulted in new research efforts on nuclear fuel materials. The effects of radiation on the properties of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites are also addressed.

Author Biography

Andrew A. Wereszczak received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1992, and while his research is varied, the study and interpretation of the relationship between mechanical properties and microstructure (of monolithic ceramics, structural materials, and electronic materials) are common denominators. Micromechanical characterization of structural and armor ceramics using instrumented static and dynamic indentation (e.g., Hertzian) with acoustic emission analysis, and adapting those measured performances and damage mechanism analyses to strength, rolling contact fatigue, wear, machining, and ballistic performances is a primary objective. Additionally, ceramic strength and fatigue testing, ceramic fractographical and flaw population analyses, Weibull analysis strength-size-scaling, and probabilistic life prediction and design of structural ceramic components constitutive another primary research objective. In support of all these efforts, both conventional and microstructural-level finite element stress analyses and microstructure characterization are performed. He is the author or co-author of over 100 technical publications and has given over 80 presentations, and is the co-developer of -FEA software.
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2006
Contributors
Edited by Andrew Wereszczak Edited by Edgar Lara-Curzio Edited by Sharon Marra
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Pages
190
Dimensions
158x235x9
ISBN-13
9780470080559
Product ID
3088561

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