While originally developed by U. S. Department of Energy to assist nuclear facility operating contractors, this online class is of relevance to professional engineers in several disciplines as well as other building professionals and designers. It provides fundamental training to ensure a basic understanding of the failure modes of metals, particularly due to thermal shock and brittle/ductile fracture. Volumes 1 and 2 of this handbook include information on the structure and properties of metals, stress mechanisms in metals, failure modes, and the characteristics of metals that are commonly used in many applications. This information will provide project designers with a foundation for understanding the properties of facility materials and the way these properties can impose limitations on the operation of equipment and systems. This online PE course is approved for 6 hours.
Professional Development Hours: 6