Assignments

This page contains a calendar of assignments as well as some helpful MATLAB® code.

LEC # TOPICS PROBLEMS
1 Course introduction and reactor types  
2 Reactor heat generation

2-1

2-7N (PDF)

3-5

3-7N (PDF)

3

Thermal design principles

Conservation equations

2-4

2-5

4-7

4 Rankine power cycles

6-2

6-3 (1, 2)

6-5

5 Brayton power cycles

6-12N (PDF)

6-15N (PDF)

6 Containment analysis

3-6N (PDF)

7-1

7 Containment analysis (cont.)

7-2

7-17N (PDF)

8 Thermal analysis of fuel elements (introduction) 8-1
9 Thermal analysis of fuel elements (temperature distributions)

8-4

8-11N (PDF)

8-13N (PDF)

10 Thermal analysis of fuel elements (maximum temperature in the core)

8-5

13-1

13-2

11 Single phase thermal-hydraulics (introduction)

9-1

9-2

12 Single phase thermal-hydraulics (fluid dynamics)

9-4

9-5

13 Single phase thermal-hydraulics (heat transfer)

10-4

10-5

10-11N (PDF)

14 Single phase thermal-hydraulics (turbulence and loop analysis)  
15 Two phase flow (basic parameters and models)

5-1

5-3

11-5

16 Two phase flow (pressure drop and instabilities)

11-6

11-8N (PDF)

17 Two phase flow (critical flow) 11-12N (PDF)
18 Two phase heat transfer (pool boiling)

12-1

12-2

19 Two phase heat transfer (flow boiling) 12-6N (PDF)
20 Two phase heat transfer (boiling crises and post-boiling-crisis heat transfer)

12-11N (PDF)

12-15N (PDF)

21 Two phase heat transfer (condensation) 10-44 (I&D)
22 Two phase flow and heat transfer (demonstrations)  
23 Structural mechanics (elasticity fundamentals and thin-shell theory)

S1-1 (PDF)

S2-1 (PDF)

24 Structural mechanics (stress categorization and ASME code)

S4-1 (PDF)

S6-1 (PDF)

25

Structural mechanics (creep, fatigue)

Course evaluation

 

 

MATLAB® Code: Properties of Water

Saturation pressure at a given temperature T (M)

Saturation temperature at a given pressure (M)

Liquid enthalphy at T (M)

Vapor saturation enthalpy at T (M)

Evaporation enthalpy at T (M)

Liquid specific internal energy at T (M)

Vapor specific internal energy at T (M)

Liquid specific entropy at T (M)

Vapor specific entropy at T (M)

Liquid specific volume at T (M)

Vapor specific volume at T (M)

Liquid specific heat at T (M)

Vapor specific heat at T (M)

Liquid thermal conductivity at T (M)

Vapor thermal conductivity at T (M)

Liquid dynamic viscosity at T (M)

Vapor dynamic viscosity at T (M)

Surface tension at T (M)