Reactor engineering +

2021/2022
Programme:
Nuclear Engineering, Second Cycle
Year:
1. in 2. year
Semester:
first
Kind:
mandatory
ECTS:
9
Language:
slovenian
Hours per week – 1. semester:
Lectures
3
Seminar
1
Tutorial
2
Lab
0
Prerequisites

Course title:

Content (Syllabus outline)

Nuclear facilities and their classification, design, features and significance.
Nuclear fuel cycle.
Fundamentals of nuclear physics: chain reactions.
Radioactivity: radiation effects, dose estimates, and barriers.
Reactor physics: criticality, neutron transport.
Reactor kinetics: delayed neutrons, reactivity control.
Nuclear fuel, burnup, products, applications.
Reactor energy removal.
Economics and design of nuclear reactors.
Boiling and pressurized light water reactors. Fuel, operation.
Other types of nuclear reactors.
Reactor safety fundamentals.
Safety systems of nuclear power plants. Operation of nuclear power plants.
Development of new methods of energy production based on fission or splitting of nuclei: new designs of nuclear power plants.

Readings

R. A. Knief, Nuclear engineering, Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power, 2nd edition, American Nuclear Society, 2008. (1st Edition, Taylor and Francis, 1992)
Information Library of World Nuclear Association, http://www.world-nuclear.org/

Objectives and competences

Objectives: Understand the fundamental principles of reactor technology and energetics.
To gain knowledge about the importance and operation of nuclear reactors and nuclear facilities.
Develop a sense of responsibility for the safe use of nuclear energy and environmental protection.

Competences:
Fundamentals for further specialization in other areas of nuclear engineering

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
Ability to understand operation of nuclear reactors and related operations and activities.
Ability to apply standard methods, procedures and processes.
Commitment to professional ethics.

Application:
Use of standard methods, procedures and processes in practice.

Reflection:
Understanding of the theory and experiences in practice, critical evaluation of compliance between theoretical principles and practical behaviour.

Transferable skills:
Skills of the use of domestic and foreign literature and other sources, collecting and interpreting data, the use of information and communication technologies, identification and problem solving, critical analysis, synthesis, teamwork.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, where students learn about the theory, research seminars, project work, individual work, guided individual study.

Assessment

Final written exam
Oral exam
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references
  1. TISELJ, Iztok, ČERNE, Gregor. Some comments on the behaviour of the RELAP5 numerical scheme at very small time steps. Nucl. sci. eng., 2000, vol. 134, str. 306-311.
  2. TISELJ, Iztok, POGREBNYAK, Elena, LI, Changfeng, MOSYAK, Albert, HESTRONI, Gad. Effect of wall boundary condition on scalar transfer in a
    fully developed turbulent flume. Phys. fluids, 2001, vol. 13, str. 1028-1039.
  3. ŠTRUBELJ Luka, ÉZSÖL Gyogy, TISELJ Iztok. Direct contact condensation induced transition from stratified to slug flow. Nucl. Eng. Des., 2010.