|Module code||MKI 420|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Basic nuclear physics: definitions and concepts (nuclear reaction, binding energy, cross-sections, moderator, reflector, etc.). Basic reactor physics: diffusion equation and boundary equations, group-diffusion methods, reactor kinetics. Reactor types: pressurised water reactors, boiling water reactors, gas-cooled reactors. Nuclear fuel cycle (including waste disposal). Reactor materials: fuels, moderators, coolants, reflectors, structures, systems or components. Reactor safety: biological effects of radiation, radiation shielding, principles of nuclear plant safety, atmospheric dispersion of radioactive contamination, event-tree and fault-tree analyses of reactor systems.
|Contact time||1 discussion class per week, 1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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