NUCL 64000

Fast Reactor Theory

Instructor Professor Yang

Course is designed to teach reactor physics specific to fast spectrum reactors and the associated computational methods. Topics include breeding and actinide burning capabilities, core design implications, and reactivity feedback mechanisms. Computational methods will be specific to fast reactor physics analysis and include the fast neutron spectrum calculation, group constant generation and reactivity feedback calculations for Doppler, thermal expansions, and sodium void. Prerequisites: NUCL 51100 and advanced engineering mathematics covering complex analysis, partial differential equations, and integral equations.