Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology

Flames and bubbles surround a thin wire submerged in water.

Burnout of an electrically heated steel wire upon occurrence of the boiling crisis. (Image courtesy of Prof. Buongiorno.)


MIT Course Number

22.313J / 2.59J / 10.536J

As Taught In

Spring 2007



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Course Description

This course covers the thermo-fluid dynamic phenomena and analysis methods for conventional and nuclear power stations. Specific topics include: kinematics and dynamics of two-phase flows; steam separation; boiling, instabilities, and critical conditions; single-channel transient analysis; multiple channels connected at plena; loop analysis including single and two-phase natural circulation; and subchannel analysis.

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Jacopo Buongiorno. 22.313J Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology, Spring 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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