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Introduction to nuclear engineering

ME-464

Enseignant(s) :

Hursin Mathieu
Pautz Andreas

Langue:

English

Summary

This course is intended to understand the engineering design of nuclear power plants using the basic principles of reactor physics, fluid flow and heat transfer. This course includes the following: Reactor designs, Thermal analysis of nuclear fuel, Nuclear safety and Reactor dynamics

Content

Brief review of nuclear physics

- Nuclear reactions and radioactivity - Cross sections - Introductory elements of neutronics.

Neutron diffusion and slowing down

- Monoenergetic neutrons - Angular and scalar flux - Diffusion theory as simplified case of transport theory - Neutron slowing down through elastic scattering.

Reactor dynamics

- Point reactor model: prompt and delayed transients - Practical applications - Reactivity variations and control

Nuclear safety principles

- Defense in Depth - Radiation protection - Design Basis Accidents - Beyond Design Basis Accidents  phenomenology - Fukushima Accident

Nuclear Reactor Technology

- Gen-II/III, active & passive safety systems - Gen-IV - reactor concepts: SFR, LFR, HTR, MSR

Non-power applications of nuclear engineering

- research reactors - isotope production - medical and irradiation applications -  

Waste Management

- transport, intermediate storage - waste conditioning - geological disposal and siting - reprocessing - Partitioning & Transmutation

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

Assessment methods

Oral (100%)' 25 min without preparation. Closed book.

Resources

Bibliography

Elements of Nuclear Engineering, J. Ligou, Chs. 1, 3, (4), 5, (6) ' English translation of 'Introduction au génie nucléaire' (PPUR, 1997)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

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8-9     
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10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand