2019 Innovative Nuclear Systems Design Project

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Obara Toru  Nishiyama Jun 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(原講523,, 先導原子力研実験室, North No.2, 5F-523)  Fri5-6(原講523,, 先導原子力研実験室, North No.2, 5F-523)  
Group
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Course number
NCL.N411
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/8/22
Lecture notes updated
2019/11/15
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Students design a nuclear reactor which they choose by themselves. It is required to make clear the purpose and the application of the reactor, perform neutornic and thermal-hydraulic analysis, and estimate the usefulness of the reactor. Students deepen the understanding about the analyses and learn how to apply them. In addition, students learn how to explain the purpose and the usefulness to introduce the reactor. Students are requested to design the reactor without using developed computer codes but by analytic methods and programs developed by themselves.

Student learning outcomes

The students will be able to:
(1) Set the purpose to introduce the nuclear reactor by themselves and explain it.
(2) Perform fundamental neurotic analysis to design the reactor.
(3) Perform fundamental thermal-hydraulic analysis to design the reactor.
(4) Explain the usefulness of the designed reactor.

Keywords

Innovative nuclear reactor systems, nuclear reactor design, neurotic analysis, thermal-hydraulic analysis

Competencies that will be developed

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

Usually two students make a team and design a reactor which they decide by themselves. Each team reports the progress at the class every time. The lecturers and teaching assistant give comments and support if it is needed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture about the innovative nuclear systems and reactor design Students decide the purpose and application of the reactor they design and deicide the reactor type.
Class 2 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 3 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 4 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 5 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 6 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 7 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 8 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 9 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 10 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 11 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 12 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 13 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 14 To design the reactor Proceed to design the reactor and explain the progress
Class 15 Final presentation Explain the purpose, application, neutronic and thermal-hydraulic characteristics and usefulness of the designed reactor.

Textbook(s)

No textbook is set.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

John R. Lamarsh, “Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory”, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. (1965).
James J. Duderstadt, Louis J. Hamilton, “Nuclear Reactor Analysis”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1976).
George I. Bell, Samuel Glasstone, “Nuclear Reactor Theory”, Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., Inc. (1970).
Samuel Glasstone, Alexander Sesonske, "Nuclear Reactor Engineering", Chapman & Hall, Inc. (1994).
Weston M. Stacey, “Nuclear Reactor Physics”, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA (2004).
Raymond L. Murray and Keith E. Holbert, "Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to The Concepts, Systems and Application of Nuclear Processes Seventh Edition", Elsevier Ltd. (2013).
E.E. Lewis, “Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics”, Academic Press (2008).
Neil E. Todreas, Mujid S. Kazimi, "Nuclear Systems I Second Edition", CRC Press (2011).
Neil E. Todreas, Mujid S. Kazimi, "Nuclear Systems II", Routledge (1990).

Assessment criteria and methods

Presentation about the purpose, application, neutronic characteristics, thermal-hydraulic characteristics and usefulness of the designed reactor at the final presentation

Related courses

  • NCL.N401 : Basic Nuclear Physics
  • NCL.N402 : Nuclear Reactor Theory I
  • NCL.N406 : Nuclear Reactor Theory II
  • NCL.N403 : Nuclear Materials and Structures
  • NCL.N405 : Nuclear Reactor Thermal-hydraulics
  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering
  • NCL.N409 : Nuclear Energy Systems

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

Students must have successfully completed the classes about nuclear physics, nuclear reactor theory, nuclear materials, nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and nuclear energy systems, or have enough knowledge of the fields.

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

tobara[at]lane.iir.titech.ac.jp (Prof. Obara)

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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