2020 Nuclear Safety Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Kikura Hiroshige  Sagara Hiroshi  Ujita Hiroshi  Hirose Makoto 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(原講571, North Bidg. 2, 5F-571)  Thr3-4(原講571, North Bidg. 2, 5F-571)  
Group
-
Course number
NCL.N407
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/6/10
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

[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

Keywords

Nuclear Safety, Severe Accidents, Fukushima accidents, Security

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

As lectures move forward, understanding is assessed by quizzes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Basic approach to Safety protection Explanation of basic approach to Safety protection
Class 2 Fundamental function in Nuclear Safety (Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake) Explanation of fundamental function in Nuclear Safety (Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake)
Class 3 Characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (BWR) Explanation of characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (BWR)
Class 4 Characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (PWR, FBR) Explanation of characteristics of Nuclear Reactor Plants in Safety (PWR, FBR)
Class 5 Overview of severe accident in Fukushima Explanation of overview of severe accident in Fukushima
Class 6 Safety on the intermediate storage and transportation of Nuclear fuels Explanation of safety on the intermediate storage and transportation of Nuclear fuels
Class 7 System safety engineering Explanation of system safety engineering
Class 8 PAS and HRA Explanation of PAS and HRA
Class 9 Severe Accidents (SA) and SA phenomenon Explanation of severe Accidents (SA) and SA phenomenon
Class 10 Regulations for radioactive material transport and security Explanation of nuclear safety regulation, Radioactive Material transport and security
Class 11 Criticality and safety control (1) Overview Explanation of overview of criticality and safety control
Class 12 Criticality and safety control (2) Case study on nuclear fuel cycle facilities Explanation of criticality and safety control by introducing case study on nuclear fuel cycle facilities
Class 13 Criticality and safety control (3) Case study on nuclear reactor Explanation of criticality and safety control by introducing case study on nuclear nuclear reactor
Class 14 Safety characteristics of advanced reactors Explanation of safety characteristics of advanced reactors such as Generation IV reactors

Textbook(s)

Hand outs are distributed as necessary

Reference books, course materials, etc.

[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.

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • NCL.N409 : Nuclear Energy Systems

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is desired that students have studied nuclear energy system.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

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

Office hours

Associate Professor Hiroshige Kikura: 9:00-17:00
Associate Professor Hiroshi Sagara: 9:00-17:00

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