Modelling of nuclear reactors
- Course code: FTIF020
- Course higher education credits: 7.5
- Department: PHYSICS
- Graduate school: Nuclear Engineering
- Course is normally given: The course is run in a 100% web-based environment, and includes:
45 hours of pre-recorded lectures (flipped classroom concept).
16 hours of live wrap-up sessions (for discussions and interactions).
16 hours of live tutorials.
- Language: The course will be given in English
- Nordic Five Tech (N5T): This course is free for PhD students from N5T universities
- Transport phenomena in nuclear reactors (nuclear reactors as
multi-physics and multi-scale systems, neutron transport, heat transfer,
overview of the modelling strategies).
- Neutron transport: cell
and assembly calculations (energy discretisation, resonance absorption,
multigroup calculations, one-dimensional micro-group pin cell
calculations, two-dimensional macro-group lattice calculations,
criticality spectrum calculations, cross-section homogenization and
condensation, depletion calculations, cross-section preparation for core
- Neutron transport: core calculations (treatment
of the angular dependence, treatment of the spatial dependence,
determination of the steady-state core-wise solution, determination of
the non steady-state core-wise solution).
- One-/two-phase flow
transport and heat transfer (tools required for flow transport
modelling, derivation of the space- and time-averaged conservation
equations for flow transport, flow models, spatial and temporal
discretisations of the flow models, modelling of heat conduction).
Lecture notes (i.e. compendium) and lecture slides will be provided to the students. Optional complementary reading:
- G. I. Bell and S. Glasstone, Nuclear reactor theory. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, USA, 1970
- S. Nakamura, Computational methods in engineering science with
applications to fluid dynamics and nuclear systems. Wiley Interscience,
New York, USA, 1977
- W. M. Stacey, Nuclear reactor physics. Wiley Interscience, New York, USA, 2001
- R.J. J. Stammler and M. J. Abbate, Methods of steady-state reactor
physics in nuclear design. Academic Press, London, England, 1983
- N. E. Todreas and M. S. Kazimi, Nuclear systems I: Thermal hydraulic fundamentals. Taylor and Francis, Levittown, USA, 1993
- N.E. Todreas and M. S. Kazimi, Nuclear systems II: Elements of
thermal hydraulic design. Taylor and Francis, Levittown, USA, 2001.
Prof. Christophe Demazière
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