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||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|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Course materials are available at OCW-i.
［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: Class Quiz and 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