Basic ideas relating to nuclear power safety are explained, safety features of each type of nuclear reactor plant such as boiling water reactors, pressurized water reactors, and fast breeder reactors are explained in detail, severe accidents and the one in Fukushima are discussed, and safety and security issues are explained.
[Course Goals] It is important to understand safety in the research and development of nuclear systems. Students in this course should learn everything related to nuclear safety from the basic concepts to engineering applications. [Topics] (1) Basic concepts of ensuring safety and safe designs (2) Characteristics of the safety in different kinds of reactor plants (3) The intermediate storage, transportation, and geological disposal of radioactive waste and their respective safety (4) Severe accidents and the one in Fukushima (5) Safety and security, and (6) Safety of latest model of reactors
Nuclear Safety, Severe Accidents, Fukushima accidents, Security
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
As lectures move forward, understanding is assessed by quizzes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Basic approach to Safety protection||Explanation of basic approach to Safety protection|
|Class 2||System safety engineering||Explanation of system safety engineering|
|Class 3||PAS and HRA||Explanation of PAS and HRA|
|Class 4||Severe Accidents (SA) and SA phenomenon||Explanation of severe Accidents (SA) and SA phenomenon|
|Class 5||Characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (BWR)||Explanation of characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (BWR)|
|Class 6||Characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (PWR, FBR)||Explanation of characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (PWR, FBR)|
|Class 7||Nuclear safety regulation||Explanation of nuclear safety regulation|
|Class 8||Nuclear safety and nuclear security||Explanation of nuclear safety and nuclear security|
|Class 9||Nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation||Explanation of Nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation|
|Class 10||Safety control of criticality on fuel cycle||Explanation of safety control of criticality on fuel cycle|
|Class 11||Fundamental function in Nuclear Safety (Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake)||Explanation of fundamental function in Nuclear Safety (Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake)|
|Class 12||Overview of severe accident in Fukushima||Explanation of overview of severe accident in Fukushima|
|Class 13||Safety on the intermediate storage and transportation of Nuclear fuels||Explanation of safety on the intermediate storage and transportation of Nuclear fuels|
|Class 14||Geological disposal of radioactive waste and its safety||Explanation of geological disposal of radioactive waste and its safety|
|Class 15||Safety on latest model of reactors; Summary||Explanation of safety on latest model of reactors|
Hand outs are distributed as necessary
［1］E.E.Lewis, "Nuclear Power Reactor Safety", John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1977 ［2］Bengt Pershagen, "Light Water Reactor Safety", Pergamon Press, 1989 ［3］A.E.Walter, A.B.Reynolds,"Fast Breeder Reactors", Pergamon Press, 1981.
Evaluation is based on the understanding of basic approach to Nuclear Safety, Characteristics of Nuclear Reactor plants in Safety, and Nuclear Safety and Security.
Grade distribution: 30%- in class Quiz, 70 %- Report
It is desired that students have studied nuclear energy system.
Associate Professor Hiroshige Kikura: kikura[at]nr.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734-3058
Associate Professor Hiroshi Sagara: sagara[at]nr.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734-3074
Associate Professor Hiroshige Kikura: 9:00-17:00
Associate Professor Hiroshi Sagara: 9:00-17:00