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Nuclear engineering 420


 
Module code MKI 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

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, also with reference to meteorology. Accidents.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 1 discussion class per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Mechanical and Aeronautical En
Period of presentation Semester 2

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