UTMIS Höstkurs 2021
Den 26-27 oktober hålls UTMIS årliga kurs inom utmattning. Kursens titel är “Environmental Effects on Fatigue in Nuclear Power Plants” och kursen hålls av Dr Jean Smith från Electric Power Research Institute, USA. Kursens innehåll är allmänt applicerbart på miljöeffekter inom utmattning även om exemplen i stor utsträckning rör kärnkraftverk.
Värd för kursen är Vattenfall AB i Ringhals norr om Varberg. Mer detaljerad info om kursens agenda, boende och hur man hittar kommer i en separat inbjudan efter semestern.
Kursen omfattar följande:
• Environmentally Assisted Cracking
• Fatigue Testing Methods
• Fatigue of Low-Alloy Steel and Stainless Steel in Air and Vacuum
• Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Design, Components, and Loads
• Environmentally Assisted Fatigue (EAF) in NPPs
• EAF in High Temperature Water
• EAF Regulatory Requirements
• Current EAF Research: Laboratory Approaches and Analytical Solutions
Om Dr Jean Smith
Dr. Jean Smith is the Program Manager of the International Materials Research (IMR) Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Jean joined EPRI in 2010, and her technical areas of responsibility have focused on irradiated materials testing, environmentally-assisted fatigue, and failure analysis support. She currently leads research programs on behalf of the worldwide nuclear fleet to further the understanding of the effect of long-term neutron irradiation on the mechanical and microstructural properties of stainless steels, and she coordinates efforts to harvest materials from decommissioned nuclear power plants for use in research programs.
Since 2018, Jean has presented lectures at KTH on the environmental effects on fatigue in the Fatigue course, which until recently was led by Prof. Bo Alfredsson. She is co-supervisor for PhD candidate Mustafa Subasic in his research on environmental fatigue of stainless steels in nuclear reactor environments.
Previously, Jean was a corporate engineer at Exelon, the owner/operator of the largest U.S. nuclear power fleet, providing support to the plants in the areas of materials degradation management, corrosion prevention, and component failure analysis. She began her career in the petroleum industry as a metallurgist for Texaco Research and Development supporting all aspects of petroleum production including exploration, refining, and finished products.
Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She also held a graduate research appointment at Argonne National Laboratory where she investigated the reduction of fatigue life of austenitic stainless steels exposed to light water reactor environments. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois.