• Direct simulation Monte Carlo exploration of charge effects on aerosol evolution 

    Palsmeier, John F. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Aerosols are potentially generated both during normal operations in a gas cooled Generation IV nuclear reactor and in all nuclear reactors during accident scenarios. These aerosols can become charged due to aerosol generation ...
  • Direct simulation Monte Carlo study of phonon heat conduction in solid nuclear fuels 

    Lee, Leroy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Heat transfer in solid nonmetallic thin films can be best described by the phonon Boltzmann transport equation (BTE). In this study, the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) technique is used to solve the phonon BTE for ...
  • Modification of materials for high oxidation resistance 

    Suarez Buitrago, Yefer Mauricio (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    As a result of high oil prices and the increase effects of greenhouse gases due to the combustion of fossil fuels is necessary to find other sources of energy. Hydrogen has the potential to replace part of the fossil fuel ...