Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Advanced Topics in Nuclear Reactor Materials

ETH-530

Lecturer(s) :

Pouchon Manuel Alexandre
Spätig Philippe
Streit Marco

Language:

English

Remarque

Cours donné par EPFL à PSI-Villigen

Summary

To comprehend advanced aspects of materials science as applied to nuclear power (fission and fusion), to get acquainted with materials for advanced plants, advanced damage characterization and life-time assessments

Content

' Materials for advanced nuclear plants
' Fuel behaviour under high burnup conditions
' Fuel behaviour under hypothetical accident conditions (RIA, LOCA)
' Important materials parameters
' Response of materials to high temperatures / high irradiation levels
' Advanced analytical tools for damage assessment
' Modeling of materials behaviour
' Working with highly radioactive materials
' Discussion of results from current research projects

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Nuclear fuels & materials

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Course takes place at PSI

In the programs

  • Nuclear engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Advanced Topics in Nuclear Reactor Materials
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German