13M061TNR - Nuclear Reactor Theory

Course specification
Course title Nuclear Reactor Theory
Acronym 13M061TNR
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Biomedical and Environmental Engineering
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition No
    The goal Introduce students to the concepts of physics and techniques of fission nuclear reactors
    The outcome Acquiring knowledge in physics and techniques of fission nuclear reactors at a high mathematical level and complex phisical models
    Contents of lectures Nuclear interactions. Fission. Cross sections and ENDF/B data base. Transport theory of neutrons. Multi-group method. PN, SN and diffusion approximation of Boltzmann equation. Integral equation. Monte Carlo method. Neutron chain reaction. Reactor criticality. Reactor statics. Reactor design. Kinetics and dynamics of reactor. Poisoning and fuel burnup. Heat removal from reactor core.
    Contents of exercises No
    1. 1. Nuclear Reactor Theory by George I. Bell, Krieger Publishing Company; New Ed edition (June 1979)
    2. 2. Kazys Almenas and Richard Lee, Nuclear Engineering: an introduction, 566 pages, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 0-387-53960-3, 1992. Includes 1 computer disk of simple codes. McMaster Thode Library call number TK 9145.A44
    3. 3. Lamarsh, J. R. and Baratta, A.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, (2001).
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching Lectures and auditory exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 30