Imperial College London

DrMarkWenman

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Reader in Nuclear Materials
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6763m.wenman

 
 
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Location

 

B301aRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Nuclear Materials 1 - MATE97023

Aims

The course will assume students have at least a basic understanding of a reactor system.  The aim is then to develop an appreciation of materials issues associated with nuclear reactor technology and how this information is used when designing reactor systems. A mechanistic description of materials selection for intense radiation fields and the associated degradation mechanisms will be covered for different classes of material with a focus on the specific advantages and disadvantages.  The course will then cover specific cases where materials issues have been crucial to systems performance and a variety of degradation and failure mechanisms as well as the radiation damage processes that brought about these failures.  NB: Although not solely focused on water reactor systems (especially PWR) the course will be aimed at this system

Role

Course Leader

Nuclear Materials 1 - MATE97022

Aims

The course will assume students have at least a basic understanding of a reactor system.  The aim is then to develop an appreciation of materials issues associated with nuclear reactor technology and how this information is used when designing reactor systems. A mechanistic description of materials selection for intense radiation fields and the associated degradation mechanisms will be covered for different classes of material with a focus on the specific advantages and disadvantages.  The course will then cover specific cases where materials issues have been crucial to systems performance and a variety of degradation and failure mechanisms as well as the radiation damage processes that brought about these failures.  NB: Although not solely focused on water reactor systems (especially PWR) the course will be aimed at this system

Role

Course Leader

Fusion Advanced Reactors - MATE97049

Role

Lecturer

Microstructure and Properties of Materials - MSE 104

Aims

To develop an overall understanding of basic crystallography and how microstructures are developed in materials, the fundamentals of strength and dislocations, and how microstructures are related to properties. To introduce key conceptual tools of Materials Science and Engineering, especially in structural materials.

 

 

Role

Course Leader