Nuclear Engineering Systems
Learning Objective:a. To acquire knowledge on nuclear power plant components and systems, designs, principle of operation, control and safety. Develop understanding of the engineering and physical principles of a reactor including neutron transport, kinetics, thermodynamics, thermalhydraulics, materials, fuels, radiation, shielding and safety. To overview nuclear fuel cycle and waste management.
b. To apply knowledge of mathematics and physics to the design of nuclear power plant engineering systems. To understand the design principles of nuclear power reactors and related systems. To develop a quantitative and qualitative foundation of nuclear reactor control, fuel cycles, radiation protection, shielding, and safety. To perform term project in the area of nuclear systems
A second course for graduate students desiring a nuclear engineering sequence and an elective for students in science or engineering. Principles and practice of nuclear power plant systems with design applications, reactor kinetics, reactor control, radiation protection, shielding, nuclear fuels, fuel cycles, waste management, thermal cycles, heat transport, thermal hydraulics, reactor accidents, and safety analysis
Spring 2020 Syllabus
Topics Covered:LWR : PWR, BWR, HTGR, LMFBR, CANDU, Advanced reactors, reactor kinetics, xenon poising, reactivity, radiation protection and shielding, nuclear materials and fuel cycle, thermal design limits, heat transport systems, two-phase heat transfer, power cycle, reactor accidents, environmental impacts and economics
Prerequisites:NUCL 50100 or equivalent nuclear engineering background
Applied / Theory:60 / 40
Homework:Homework problems should be turned in before the date due. They will be graded and returned as soon as possible. Problems turned in one day late will be graded on a one-half credit basis. Two days late will get quarter credit and any later day submission will get zero credit. Since these problems are intended to show the application of lecture material and provide preparation for tests, individual work is essential. Solutions should make the approach followed clear to the grader. Collaboration on homework is limited to general discussion of the problems and approaches. Each student must independently complete their own written solution to each homework problem. Each homework problem must contain the following header printed in the upper right corner of each page:
Last name, First name NUCL 502, Hwk Assignment #
You can scan the homework and submit at the Blackboard Learn site or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.