Reactor Thermal Hydrodynamics

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Takahashi Minoru  Mochizuki Hiroyasu 
Mon5-6(蜴溽蕗 North No.2 5F-521)  
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Outline of lecture

Nuclear energy released by fission and fusion reactions is converted to thermal energy. In order to use the thermal energy as power or directly as heat, it is necessary to transport the thermal energy to outside from nuclear reactors and converted into electric energy. Simultaneously, the thermal energy is adequately removed by heat transfer media to control temperatures low enough inside the reactors. These processes consist of heat generation, heat conduction/transfer, heat transport and energy conversion, i. e. heat cycle. Thermal hydrodynamics is important to learn these processes. Thus, this course deals with thermal hydrodynamic phenomena in all of these processes.

Purpose of lecture

The purpose of this lecture is to study the fundamentals of heat generation, cooling, energy transport and energy conversion in various kinds of fission and fusion reactors, and to understand nuclear energy systems.

Plan of lecture

1. Heat generation mechanism
(1)Fission reactors
(2)Fusion reactors
2. Heat conduction
(3)In a fuel rod and materials
3. Convection heat transfer
(4)Normal fluid
(5)Liquid metal and high temperature gas
4. Heat transfer with phase change
5. Two-phase flow
(9)Flow regime and heat transfer
(11)Choked flow
(12)Flow stability
6. Thermal cycle
(13)Steam cycle
(14)Gas turbine cycle
(15)Utilization of high temperature energy

Textbook and reference

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Related and/or prerequisite courses

Thermodynamics, Fluidmechanics or Hydrodynamics, Heat transfer, Nuclear reactor theory



Comments from lecturer

It is desirable to understand fundamentals of thermal engineering.

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