13M061UNR - Nuclear Reactor Control

Course specification
Course title Nuclear Reactor Control
Acronym 13M061UNR
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 fission nuclear reactor control
    The outcome Acquiring knowledge in physics and techniques of fission nuclear reactor control at a high mathematical level and complex physical models
    Contents of lectures Criticality. Point kinetics. Reactor response to reactivity. Inhour equation. Linearization of nonlinear reactor kinetics. Space dependent kinetics. Nuclear reactor dynamics. Temperature feedback model. Heat removal from reactor. Reactor poisoning. Reactor kinetics and control with temperature feedback model. Boiling and void dynamics. Stability. Safety.
    Contents of exercises No
    1. M.A. Schultz, Control of Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill (1961).
    2. 1. Nuclear Reactor Theory by George I. Bell, Krieger Publishing Company; New Ed edition (June 1979)
    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 30
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 70