Nuclear Engineering 24, Section 2

How It's Made (1 unit, P/NP)

Professor Peter Hosemann
Friday 10:00-11:00, 35 Evans Hall, Class number: 36783

This class is an introduction to the conventional manufacturing techniques of components used in nuclear and other engineering applications. An introduction to metal fabrication will be given, including, but not limited to, a brief introduction to refining, casting, forming, machining and joining. After an overview of the techniques available to engineers, the students will be expected to perform a literature review and discuss how specifically chosen components can be manufactured. In addition, the students will be encouraged to participate in the campus-offered machine-shop training where basic skills in machining are taught after a short introduction by the professor to the shop tools.

Instructor Bio

Originally from Vienna Austria, Peter Hosemann earned his MS in 2005 and his PhD in 2008 at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben in Austria in Materials Science. Professor Hosemann is interested in experimental materials science for nuclear applications. His main focus is on structural materials used for nuclear components (fission, fusion, spallation, etc.). His research focuses on developing a basic understanding of the materials' degradation processes in a nuclear environment and resulting consequences to engineering application.