The CES EduPack Energy Edition provides all of the features included in the Standard Edition, with modified Level 3 and Elements databases providing more information on low carbon power systems and associated materials. The Edition is supported by the white papers Materials for Nuclear Power Systems, Low-Carbon Power, and Materials for Energy Storage Systems.
Your choice of instructor's textbook:
Textbooks: Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing, and Design or Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
White Papers: Materials for Nuclear Power Systems, Low-Carbon Power, and Materials for Energy Storage Systems
Information resources—The Level 1 and 2 Materials & Processes Databases are supplied with this edition, together with the Level 3 Nuclear Power and Low Carbon Power Systems Databases, plus science notes and an extended Elements database.
The Low Carbon Power Database provides information on low carbon power systems, energy storage systems, and nuclear engineering. Each power source is clearly described, complete with illustrations and key properties. These include capital, material, energy, CO2, and area intensity, capacity factor, system efficiency, life, current installed capacity, growth rate, delivered cost, and links to material records in the MaterialUniverse database. Records are available for the following power systems: Biomass; Coal; Geothermal; Hydroelectric; Natural gas; Nuclear fission; Solar PV; Tidal; Wave power; Wind power.
Records on energy storage systems (as pictured below) provide diagrams and descriptions of these technologies, together with details about the materials they use, their efficiency, and other resource demands. Thus students can investigate the benefits and limitation of utilizing different approaches. Datasheets include: 6 different batteries for electrochemical storage; 2 electromagnetic energy storage systems; Onboard and utility scale hydrogen storage; 5 forms of Mechanical storage; Thermal Storage.
- Additional records for material grades used in nuclear power systems
- Material performance at elevated temperature (specific heat capacity, thermal conductivity, Young’s modulus, tensile strength, yield strength)
- Influence of neutron irradiation on material performance (tensile strength, thermal conductivity, Young’s modulus)
- Information on materials usage in reactor systems and sub-systems
An extended Elements Database
- Coverage of elements used in nuclear power systems (tritium, deuterium, plutonium, thorium and uranium isotopes)
- Properties relevant to nuclear power (neutron absorption cross section, neutron scattering cross section, fission cross section, binding energy per nucleon, half life)