2017 Experiment on Severe Accident Engineering

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Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Kikura Hiroshige  Sagara Hiroshi  Endo Gen  Obara Toru  Takahashi Hideharu 
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Tue3-8(原講571,, 先導原子力研実験室, North №2, 5F-571)  Thr1-4(原講571,, 先導原子力研, 実験室, North №2, 5F-571)  
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Course description and aims

Concerning fluid measurements using ultrasonic waves, after learning measurement principles and techniques, students will learn measurement skills through experiments.
Students will learn the basics of robot control, and through transport experiments for robots designed for reactor measurements done after a severe accident, they will acquire basic skills as a robot engineer.
(Each class is held for up to 4 consecutive hours)

Student learning outcomes

[Objectives] We will learn about ultrasound measurement technology, one measurement technique useful for when a severe accident occurs at a nuclear facility. Students will also learn about robot transport technology for transporting ultrasonic sensors, through experiments.
[Topics] 1) The basics of ultrasound measurement technology 2) Applications for ultrasound measurement technology 3) Introduction to severe accident engineering 4) Introduction to nuclear plant robots 5) Robot arm control 6) Vehicle integration and remote control of arm 7) Comprehensive experiments on arm, vehicle, and ultrasound measurements


Severe accident, Robot control, Ultrasonic Measurement, Velocity Frofile Measurement

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

lecturers and experiments

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction and overall of Severe Accident Engineering Understanding of the overall of Severe Accident Engineering
Class 2 Basics of Ultrasonic Measurement Understanding of Fundamental Ultrasonic Measurement Technique
Class 3 Experiment of Ultrasonic Measurement(Velocity Profile Measurement in Vertical Pipe) Mastery of Ultrasonic Basic Measurement Technique using Ultrasonic Velocity Profiler
Class 4 Experiment of Ultrasonic Measurement(Ultrasonic Flow Mapping) Mastery of Ultrasonic advanced Measurement Technique using Ultrasonic Velocity Profiler
Class 5 Robot control engineering Understanding of Fundamental Robot Control Engineering
Class 6 Experiment of Robot Arm Control Mastery of Robot Arm Control Technique
Class 7 Experiment of Robot Vehicle Control Mastery of Robot Vehicle Control Technique
Class 8 Severe Accident Engineering 2 Student must be able to explain about Fundamental of Severe Accident
Class 9 Experiment of Robot Arm and Ultrasonic Measurement Mastery of Robot Arm Control and Ultrasonic Measurement Technique
Class 10 Experiment on total remote control of Arm and Vehicle Mastery of Robot Arm and Vehicle Control Technique
Class 11 Experiment on Total control of Robot and Ultrasonic Measurement 1 Understanding of combination of Robot Control and Ultrasonic Measurement
Class 12 Experiment on Total control of Robot and Ultrasonic Measurement 2 Mastery of combination Technique of Robot Control and Ultrasonic Measurement
Class 13 Total discussion and presentation 1 Understanding of total control of Robot and Ultrasonic Measurement, and discussions
Class 14 Total discussion and presentation 2 Total discussions and mastery of presentation techniques


Materials are distributed as needed

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Materials are distributed as needed

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are evaluated with experiment report.

Related courses

  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering

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


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 Gen Endo: gendo[at]mes.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734-3175
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 Gen Endo: 9:00-17:00
Associate Professor Hiroshi Sagara: 9:00-17:00

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