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Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)

NUC E 430 Design Principles of Reactor Systems (3) Nuclear power cycles; heat removal problems; kinetic behavior of nuclear systems; material and structural design problems.

NUC E 430 Design Principles of Reactor Systems (3)

This course is designed to provide students in Nuclear Engineering with sufficient background to (a) understand the design of nuclear power reactors, how they work and why, (b) understand and apply design criteria which determine the power level and system efficiency in power reactor cores, (c) become familiar with and understand appropriate power reactor terminology and use, (d) learn how to perform thermal/hydraulic analysis for various reactor operation conditions, (e) learn the different accident classifications and reactor operating limits, and (f) become familiar with basic concepts on the analysis of two-phase flow.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: NUC E 302 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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