Lectures and Readings

This page presents lecture materials presented during selected class sessions along with assigned readings.

Textbook and Reference Handouts are listed below:

Textbook

[RAK] = Amazon logo Knief, R. A. Nuclear Engineering: Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power. 2nd ed. La Grange Park, IL: ANS, 2008. ISBN: 9780894484582.

Reference Handouts

Amazon logo Dewitt, F. P., and D. P. Incropera. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1990, pp. 640-58. ISBN: 9780471612469. [Heat Exchangers handout]

Amazon logo Todreas, N. E., and M. Kazimi. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, pp. 192-99 and pp. 208-37. ISBN: 9781560320517. [Power Cycles handout]

Amazon logo ———. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, chapter 9. ISBN: 9781560320517. [Single-Phase Coolant Flow handout]

Amazon logo ———. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, chapter 10. ISBN: 9781560320517. [Single-Phase Coolant Heat Transfer handout]

LEC # TOPICS LECTURES READINGS
1

Course Introduction

Nuclear Power Overview

(This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 6.5MB) [RAK] Chapter 1 (Covers LEC # 1, 2)
2 Nuclear Power Overview (cont.)    
3 Reactor Physics Review   [RAK] Chapters 2 and 4 (excluding Neutron Transport)
4 Reactor Physics Review (cont.)   [RAK] Chapter 5 (only Feedbacks)
5 Thermal Parameters + Conservation Equations (PDF) [RAK] Chapter 6
6 PWR and BWR Description

(PDF - 2.2MB)

(PDF - 7.4MB)

[RAK] Chapter 10
7 Other Reactor Designs (Heavy Water, Gas, Liquid Metal) (PDF - 3.1MB) [RAK] Chapters 11 and 12
8 Thermal Analysis of Fuel Elements (Introduction to Fuels and Heat Conduction Equation)   [RAK] Chapter 7 (excluding Nuclear Limits) and Chapter 9 (excluding Utilization)
9 Thermal Analysis of Fuel Elements (Temperature Distributions + Core Max Temperature)   [RAK] Chapter 7 (excluding Nuclear Limits) (cont.)
10 Ideal Gas and Incompressible Fluid Models + Single-phase Coolant Flow (Pressure Drop and Natural Circulation) Amazon logo Todreas, N. E. and Kazimi, M. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, chapter 9. ISBN: 9781560320517. Amazon logo Todreas, N. E. and Kazimi, M. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, chapter 9. ISBN: 9781560320517.
11 Single-Phase Coolant Heat Transfer (Correlations + Heat Exchangers) Amazon logo Todreas, N. E. and Kazimi, M. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, chapter 10. ISBN: 9781560320517.

Amazon logo Dewitt, F. P. and Incropera, D. P. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1990, pp. 640-58. ISBN: 9780471612469.

Amazon logo Todreas, N. E. and Kazimi, M. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, chapter 10. ISBN: 9781560320517.

13

Pure Substance Model

Two-Phase Coolant Flow (Parameters)

(This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)  
14 Two-Phase Coolant Flow and Heat Transfer (Pressure Drop + Boiling)    
15 Two-Phase Coolant Heat Transfer (Boiling Crises + Demos)    
16 Power Cycles (Rankine)   Amazon logo Todreas, N. E. and Kazimi, M. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, pp. 192-99. ISBN: 9781560320517.
17 Power Cycles (Brayton)   Amazon logo Todreas, N. E. and Kazimi, M. Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 1989, pp. 208-37. ISBN: 9781560320517.
18 Nuclear Safety (Pillars + Thermal Limits + Protection System + ECCS + Severe Accidents + Containment) (PDF - 2.5MB) [RAK] Chapters 13, 14, and 15
19 Structural Mechanics (Elasticity Fundamentals + Thin-Shell Theory)    
20 Structural Mechanics (Stress Limits)    
22 Dynamic Behavior of PWR (PDF)  
23 Dynamic Behavior of BWR (PDF)  
24 Advanced LWRs (PDF - 3.0MB)