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Lamarsh: Reading Instructions

Reactor Physics Tutorials

The course focuses on the following concepts in Reactor Physics; neutron diffusion, slowing down and reactor processes.

Reading intructions, Lamarsh: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering.
(Tentative schedule)
ChapterContent
4a
(117-168)
Fission chain reaction, nuclear fuels, components of nuclear reactors,power reactors including the CANDU.
4b
(168-190, 206-214)
Breeder reactors,nuclear cycles, 
Uranium enrichment processes
5Neutron Diffusion and Moderation

6a:
6.1-6.6

Nuclear reactor theory (6.3 - orientation about)

6b: 6.7, 6.8 
7a: 7.1,7.2

Multi-group Calculations, Heterogeneous Reactors
Time dependent processes, reactivity. Study figs 7.1 and 7.2 and corresponding examples.

7b:
7.3 -7.6
8a:
414-417

Control rods, long term dynamics. (7.6 - orientation about)


Heat removal from nuclear reactors. Conduction from plate-type elements.

8b:
8.4 -430,
436 - 438
8.5 - 447

 
Heat transfer to coolants
Heat transfer - nonmetallic coolants
Boiling heat transfer - boiling crisis.
9
 
(468-471,
511-513)
Radiation units, [Biological effects, calculation of radiation effects, ]
computation of exposure and dose.

Pre-knowledge

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Tutorials

The idea behind tutorials as a teaching form is a wish to move away from the traditional oneway communication normally present at lectures. Instead, at each tutorial meeting, both students and teacher are expected to come well prepared to work through and discuss the assigned section. One of the students has prepared a summary and leads the discussion, while the other students have prepared at least two questions in advance and e-mailed them to the responsible teacher not later than at 24:00 the day before.  Each tutorial takes about one hour and has a group size of approximately 4 students. The limited time makes it not possible to cover all details of the course. 

Collection of tutorials 2015