Second Cycle Degree Programme in Nuclear Engineering
Prof.: Donato Aquaro
The student who completes the course successfully will have the ability to perform structural calculations of complex components of a nuclear power plant such as pressure vessels, steam generators, piping, pumps and valves.
He or she will be able to apply the failure criteria by plastic collapse, incremental plastic strain and thermal ratcheting.
He or she will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the relevant standards such as ASME III and ASME XI.
The specific topics of the course are:
-the methods of the elasticity theory applied to plates and shells solicited by mechanical loads and temperature gradients.
- the theory of limit analysis for the determination of the collapse load of plates, shells and beams.
- the theory of linear elastic fracture mechanics
- the determination of seismic loads by means of modal analysis theory
- failure criteria for plastic collapse, incremental plastic strain and thermal ratcheting
-the relevant standards such as ASME III and ASME XI
For this course the prerequisite/s is/are
face to face
Recommended reading includes the following works:
- Notes of the teacher
- Relevant Standards ( ASME III- Sect NB and ASME XI)
Further bibliography will be indicated.
Specific criterium of evaluation : the student will be evaluated weighting the home made written report (30%) and the oral exam ( 70%)
- The student will be assessed on his/her demonstrated ability to discuss the main course contents using the appropriate terminology. - In the written report, the student must demonstrate the ability to put into practice and to execute, with critical awareness, the activities illustrated or carried out under the guidance of the teacher during the course.
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