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ESE824 Nuclear Energy Engineering

Campus

CES

Programs

PG

Session

Summer Semester 2016

Course Title

Nuclear Energy Engineering

Course Code

ESE824

Credit Hours

30

PreRequisutes


Course Objectives

Course Objectives
The objectives of this Nuclear Energy Engineering course are:
 To discuss the essential concept of nuclear energy
 To describe the interaction of radiation with matter
 To explain the construction and working of nuclear reactors and be able to differentiate different types of reactor
 To provide the essential knowledge of nuclear reactor components and their characteristics
 To enlighten the essential concept of nuclear reactor theory and to develop fundamental calculation skills
 To describe the heat removal generated from nuclear reactor to produce steam and explain the phenomenon’s involved during this process.
 To discuss the safe operation of nuclear reactor, excessive risk to staff and environment and prevent incident
 To provide knowledge and explain the practical aspect of radiation protection and radiation shielding
Outcomes
 This course demonstrates the students to know the aspects of nuclear reactor physics.
 The students will be able to differentiate between different types of reactors, next generation nuclear power plant, and fuel cycles.
 The students will be familiar about the nuclear reactor components and working.
 The course will provide indepth knowledge of nuclear reactor theory and understand the phenomenon of heat transfer from reactor core to produce steam.
 The topic of radiation protection and reactor safety reveals their importance in commercial nuclear power plants.

Detail Content

No.

Topics

Book 
Contact Hours 
1 
Nuclear Energy
 Role and importance of nuclear energy
 Nuclear power planning and economics
 Particle wavelength
 Excited states and radiation
 Nuclear stability and radioactive decay
 Nuclear reaction
 Binding energy
 Nuclear models

LB 
4 
2 
Interaction of radiation with matter
 Neutron interaction
 Crosssections
 Neutron attenuation
 Neutron flux
 Neutron crosssection data
 Energy loss in scattering collision
 Fission
 γray interaction with matter

LB 
4 
3 
Nuclear reactor
 Fission chain reaction
 Nuclear reactor fuel
 Categories of nuclear power plant
 PWR
 BWR
 CANDU
 Small modular reactor
 Nuclear cycles
 Isotope separation
 Fuel reprocessing
 Next generation power plant

LB 
7 
4 
Nuclear Reactor Systems and components
 Steam generator
 Pressurizer
 Steam supply system
 Emergency core cooling system
 Filtered vented containment system
 Passive containment cooling system
 Containment spray system
 Turbine building
 Control room

LB 
7 
5 
Nuclear reactor theory
 Neutron flux
 Fick’s law
 Equation of continuity
 Diffusion equation
 Boundary conditions
 Diffusion length
 Onegroup reactor equation
 Slab reactor and other reactor shapes
 Thermal reactors
 Reflected reactors

LB 
7 
6 
Heat Removal from reactor
 Thermodynamics
 Heat generation in reactors
 Heat flow by conduction
 Heat transfer to coolants
 Boiling Heat transfer

LB 
7 
7 
Nuclear reactor safety
 Reliability
 Risk
 Safety
 PSA 1, 2, 3
 LPSA
 Risk Monitoring

LB
GP 
4 
8 
Radiation protection and shielding
 Definition and units of radiation
 Biological effects of radiation
 Calculation of radiation protection
 Principles of reactor shielding
 Gammaray shielding



Total 
45 

Text/Ref Books

S.No. 
Title 
Author(s) 
Assigned Code 
Remarks 
1 
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2001 
J. R. Lamarshand A. J. Baratta 
LB 
Text Book 
2 
Nuclear reactor analysis, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1976. 
J. J. Duderstadt and L. J. Hamilton 
DL 
Reference Book 
3 
Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics 
E. E. Lewis 
EE 
Reference Book 
4 
Nuclear Energy: An introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes, 6thEdition, Elsevier Inc., 2009 
R. L. Murray 
RM 
Reference Book 
5 
Handbook of Nuclear Engineering, Springer 2010 
D. G. Cacuci 
GC 
Reference Book 
6 
Nuclear Engineering Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power 2008 
R. A. Knief 
RK 
Reference Book 
7 
Nuclear Safety 
Gianni Petrangeli 
GP 
Reference Book 

Time Schedule

Summer 2014

Faculty/Resource Person

Dr. Majid Ali
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.  Nuclear Energy Science and Technology

