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Syllabus for

Academic year
TIF215 - Introduction to nuclear reactors
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNUE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   28 Oct 2014 am H,  05 Jan 2015 am M,  19 Aug 2015 am V

In programs

MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPNUE NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Docent  Anders Nordlund


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/92febade-feb9-40c1-843c-00bdfef08b08


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

 Basic courses in mathematics.

Aim

To give a broad orientation of the field of Nuclear engineering and in particular nuclear reactors and to provide an understanding of fundamental concepts in nuclear engineering.
The course is well suited both as an introduction to continued studies as well as an orientation in nuclear engineering.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

have a good overview of nuclear engineering
have a conceptual understanding of the nuclear and physical processes in a reactor
understand the basic ideas behind different reactor designs

Content

The nuclear power plant
Basic nuclear concepts
The neutron
Fission
Neutron moderation
The neutron cycle
Reactivity control
Reactor poisoning
Feedback processes
Neutron detection
Diffusion
Heat balance
Different reactor types

Organisation

Lectures

Literature

Compendium "Introduction to nuclear reactors"

Examination

Written exam


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