Introduction To Nuclear Engineering

Lecturer : Prof SH Connell : UJ and Dr D Tomasevic : NECSA

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  1. 1. Course Outline
  2. 2. Lectures
  3. 3. Tutorials
  4. 4. Projects
  5. 5. Restricted Material

1.  Course Outline

  • Textbook Nuclear Reactor Analysis, JJ Duderstadt and LJ Hamilton
  • Module 1 - Introductory Concepts of Nuclear Reactor Analysis
    • Nuclear Power Generation (Introduction)
    • The Nuclear Physics of Fission Chain Reactions, Nuclear Reactions
    • The Nuclear Physics of Fission Chain Reactions, Nuclear Fission
    • Fission Chain Reactions and Nuclear Reactors
  • Module 2 - Reactor Physics and Modelling
    • Neutron Transport Theory Part I (The Neutron Transport Equation)
    • Neutron Transport Theory Part II (The Neutron Diffusion Equation)
    • Solutuions of the one-speed diffusion equation
    • The one-speed equation and diffusion equation and criticality Part I
    • The one-speed equation and diffusion equation and criticality Part I
  • Module 3 - Nuclear Reactor Core Design
    • General aspects of Nuclear Reactor Core Design
    • Thermal-hydraulic Analysis Part I (Thermal Diffusion : Fuel - Coolant)
    • Thermal-hydraulic Analysis Part I (Thermal Forced Convection : Coolant Physics)
    • Reactivity Control
    • Analysis of core composition changes
  • Module 4 - The PBMR Core Design
    • The PBMR Core Design and neutronics
    • PBMR Neutronics : VSO modelling
    • Reactivity control and shutdown systems
    • The PBMR Safety Argument
  • Module 5 - TMI and Tchernobyl

2.  Lectures

  • Available in the protected section for Students only (Notes prepared Dr D Tomasevic : NECSA)

3.  Tutorials

4.  Projects

  • Project 1
    • The Project involves a week long Computer Laboratoty Practical on the OSCAR code.
    • During the course of the Computer Laboratory Practical, there will be regualr computer based perfoermace evaluation
    • The Computer Laboratory Practical will take place at NECSA in the first week of November
    • Studens are advised to be prepared for the Computer Laboratory Practical in the same way they would prepare for an exam
    • Certificates of Course Attendance will be distributed after the Computer Laboratory Practical.

5.  Restricted Material