2020 Nuclear Non-proliferation and Security Exercise

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Instructor(s)
Sagara Hiroshi  Takao Koichiro  Han Chi Young  Kitao Takahiko  Nagatani Taketeru  Sekine Megumi 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive (大岡山, 北2号館 他)  
Group
-
Course number
NCL.O511
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

The target of the lecture is to learn the important physics of nuclear non-proliferation and security practically by experiments and exercises. Students learn the fundamental of nuclear materials and radioactive materials and their material barrier, design of physical protection systems, the impact analysis of structure materials, safeguards and non-destructive assay, by lectures, numerical analysis, measuring the gamma spectrum from U samples with high to low enrichment in Tokyo Tech, and by visiting the training field and real facility outside. Student also learn the decision making process of verification of non-diversion of nuclear material guided by the experts in safeguards.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of the lecture is for students to gain the knowledge of important physics and technology of nuclear non-proliferation and security practically by experiments and exercises in University and the outside facilities. Students learn the fundamental of nuclear materials and radioactive materials and their material barrier, design of physical protection systems, the impact analysis of structure materials, safeguards and non-destructive assay, by lectures, numerical analysis, measuring the gamma spectrum from U samples with high to low enrichment in Tokyo Tech, and by visiting the training field and real facility outside.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
All the lectures and exercises are taken by lecturers dedicating to the practical nuclear safeguards and security activities of nuclear and radioactive isotope facilities.

Keywords

physical protection system evaluation, impact analysis, non-destructive assay, uranium enrichment measurement

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

lecture, experiments, exercises in outside facilities

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Lecture overview, physics and technology important in nuclear non-proliferation and security Understanding physics and technology important in nuclear non-proliferation and security
Class 2 Impact analysis (1) theory and analysis methodology Understanding theory and analysis methodology of impact analysis
Class 3 Impact analysis (2) exercises - impact analysis of structure material by collision Understanding impact analysis of structure material by collision by using numerical simulation
Class 4 Impact analysis (3) exercises - impact analysis of structure material by explosion Understanding impact analysis of structure material by explosion by using numerical simulation
Class 5 Uranium enrichment verification exercise (1) verification activity and technology Understanding uranium enrichment verification activity and its technology by lecture
Class 6 Uranium enrichment verification exercise (2) verification activity and technology Understanding uranium enrichment verification activity and its technology by passive gamma measurement and its principle
Class 7 Uranium enrichment verification exercise (3) verification of different uranium enrichment measurement exercise Understanding uranium enrichment verification by different uranium enrichment measurement exercise
Class 8 Uranium enrichment verification exercise (4) verification of different uranium enrichment measurement exercise Understanding uranium enrichment verification by different uranium enrichment measurement exercise
Class 9 Exercise (1) Exercise at Physical Protection training field Understanding physical protection system by using Physical Protection training field
Class 10 Exercise (2) Exercise at Physical Protection training field Understanding physical protection system by using Physical Protection training field
Class 11 Exercise (3) Exercise at Physical Protection training field Understanding physical protection system practically by using Physical Protection training field
Class 12 Exercise (4) Practical example study by reprocessing facility visit Understanding nuclear non-proliferation and security practically by visiting reprocessing
Class 13 Exercise (5) Practical example study by reprocessing facility visit Understanding nuclear non-proliferation and security practically by visiting reprocessing facility
Class 14 Exercise (6) Practical example study by fuel fabrication facility visit Understanding nuclear non-proliferation and security practically by visiting fuel fabrication facility

Textbook(s)

IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 13 (INFCIRC/225/Revision 5)
IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 21
IAEA INFCIRC/153 corrected
IAEA INFCIRC/540 corrected

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Safeguards techniques and equipment 2011 edition
https://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/nvs1_web.pdf

Assessment criteria and methods

Report and presentation

Related courses

  • NCL.N407 : Nuclear Safety Engineering
  • NCL.O401 : Nuclear Non-proliferation and Security
  • NCL.O510 : World Politics and Nonproliferation in the Nuclear Age
  • NCL.F403 : Global Nuclear Security

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

Students are desired to have completed courses of Nuclear Safety Engineering, Nuclear non-proliferation and security, Global Nuclear Security, World Politics and Nonproliferation in the Nuclear Age.

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