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

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