Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Reactor Technology

PHYS-447

Lecturer(s) :

Prasser Horst-Michael

Language:

English

Summary

Reactor core cooling, power limits and technological consequences due to fuel, cladding and coolant properties, main principles of reactor and power plant design including auxiliary systems are explained. System technology of most important thermal and fast reactor types is introduced.

Content

 

- Fuel rod, LWR fuel elements
- Temperature field in fuel rod
- Reactor core, design
- Flux and heat source distribution, cooling channel
- Single-phase convective heat transfer, axial temperature profiles
- Boiling crisis and DNB ratio
- Pressurized water reactors, design
- Primary circuit design
- Steam generator heat transfer, steam generator types
- Boiling water reactors
- Reactor design
- LWR power plant technology, main and auxiliary systems
- Breeding and transmutation, purpose of generation IV systems
- Properties of different coolants and technological consequences
- Introduction into gas-cooled reactors, heavy water moderated reactors, sodium and led cooled fast reactors, molten salt reactors, accelerator driven systems

 

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, numerical exercises

Assessment methods

oral exam

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14  CE1105  
14-15    
15-16  CE1105  
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