This page presents the assigned readings for some of the lectures, and supplemental reading material.

Notes by T. Jaeger and J. E. Meyer were internal documents and may not be available outside MIT.

Basic Relationships in Elasticity Theory (PDF)

1 Introduction

Collins, chapters 1.1 to 1.5.


Metal Design Methods

Mechanics Fundamentals

Metal Design Methods

Collins, chapters 2.1 to 2.3.

Meyer, J. E. “Structural Design Notes.”

Mechanics Fundamentals

Collins, chapter 4.

Wolf, Lothar, Mujid S. Kazimi, and Neil E. Todreas. “Introduction to Structural Mechanics.” (PDF)


Mechanics Fundamentals (cont.)

Pressure Values of LWRs

Mechanics Fundamentals

Collins, chapters 5.1 to 5.3.

Pressure Values of LWRs

Meyer, J. E. “Pressure Vessel Design Analysis.”

4 Elastic Stress Analysis Jaeger, T. “Appendix: Continuum Equations for Three Dimensional Elastic and Thermoelastic Stress-strain Fields in Cylindrical Cooridinates.”
5 Elastic Stress Analysis (cont.)  
6 Design Limits

Collins, chapters 6.8 to 6.11.

Wolf, Lothar, Mujid S. Kazimi, and E. Neil. Todreas. “Introduction to Structural Mechanics.” (PDF)

7 Fusion First Wall Description and Thermal Stresses Collins, chapter 8.3.
8 Introduction to Plasticity/Damage Mech.

Collins, chapters 8.5 and 8.6.

Jaeger, T. “Appendix: Some Introductory Notes to the Theory of Plasticity.”

9 The Deformation Prediction - Creep

Collins, chapters 13.1 to 13.8.

Jaeger, T. “Introductory Discussion on Creep.”

———. “Two-Bar Mechanism Mathematical Model for Linear-Creep Ratcheting of Thin-Walled Cylindrical Fuel Element Claddings Subjected to Internal Pressure and Thermal Cycling.”

10 Fuel Pin Design

Jaeger, T. “Axisymmetric Elastic-Plastic Plane Strain Deformation of a Solid Circular Cylinder of Tresca-Material Under Uniform Heat Generation.”

———. “Thermoelastic Stressesina Hollow Cylinder with Thin-Walled Internal Cladding for Axisymmetric Plane Strain Conditions.”

11 Fuel Pin Design (cont.) Jaeger, T. “Axisymmetric Elastic-Plastic Plane Strain Deformation of a Hollow Cylinder of Von Mises-Material Under Internal Pressure and Thermal Cycling.”
12 Fuel Pin Design (cont.) Collins, chapter 5.4.
13 Fuel Pin Design (cont.)

Collins, chapters 6.2 and 6.8.

14 Containment Design  
15 Containment Design (cont.)  
16 Containment Design (cont.) / NDE  
17 Dynamic Analysis Jaeger, T. “Survey of Problems of Seismic Analysis and Aseismic Design of Nuclear Power Plant Structures and Equipment.”
18 Dynamic Analysis (cont.)  
19 Quiz 1  
20 Dynamic Analysis (cont.)  
21 Dynamic Analysis (cont.)  
22 Brittle Fracture Collins, chapters 3.7 to 3.11.
23 Brittle Fracture (cont.)  
24 Special Topic: PSA  
25 Special Topic: Pressurized Thermal Shock  
26 Term Paper Presentation  
27 Term Paper Presentation (cont.)