Algirdas Marchertas

Algirdas Marchertas (United States of America) is a professor of the Northern Illinois University, well known researcher of reliability of nuclear reactors, specialist of mechanics of deformable bodies.

Marchertas developed software (REXCO, ICECO, SADCAT, TEMP, STRESS, etc.) in the area of design and research of the constructions of nuclear reactors and software T-MICS, used to simulate a material’s thermomechanical impact, at the Argonne National Laboratory.

Professor work in the area of self-propelled mechanism components, resistance and durability of remote control equipment constructions, research of the steel properties under dynamic load, assessment of the strength of various components of the nuclear reactors under unstable conditions and in high temperature environment.

The title of Honorary Doctor was awarded for the following merits to the University:

  • Professor spent the academic year 1993–1994 at the Lithuanian Energy Institute, where he led a group of specialists of KTU and the institute that developed a mathematical model for localisation of the accidents at Ignalina reactor AE RBMK-1500, which assessed the safety of the power plant in emergency situations. The results of their works were announced in the international conferences in Brazil, Finland and Russia.
  • He was a mediator, when the University’s Department of Mechanics of Deformable Bodies acquired the modern finite element analysis system ALGOR which value exceeds 10,000 USA dollars (9200 EUR); it enabled modelling of complex processes in materials and constructions.
  • Thanks to Professor Marchertas, the University’s Library acquired valuable teaching tools.
  • Professor was a mediator, when 2 KTU scientists completed traineeship at the Northern Illinois University and the Argonne National Laboratory.