Assignments

The table below lists the problem sets and their due dates.

LEC # TOPICS ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS DUE DATE
1

Course introduction

Nuclear power overview

Pset 1 (PDF)  
2 Nuclear power overview (cont.) Pset 1 (cont.)  
3 Reactor physics review Pset 1 (cont.)  
4 Reactor physics review (cont.) Pset 2 (PDF) Pset 1 due
5 Thermal parameters + conservation equations Pset 2 (cont.)  
6 PWR and BWR description Pset 3 (PDF) Pset 2 due
7 Other reactor designs (heavy water, gas, liquid metal) Pset 3 (cont.)  
8 Thermal analysis of fuel elements (introduction to fuels and heat conduction equation) Pset 4 (PDF) Pset 3 due
9 Thermal analysis of fuel elements (temperature distributions + core max temperature) Pset 4 (cont.)  
10 Ideal gas and incompressible fluid models + single-phase coolant flow (pressure drop and natural circulation) Pset 5 (PDF) Pset 4 due
11 Single-phase coolant heat transfer (correlations + heat exchangers) Pset 5 (cont.)  
13 Pure substance model two-phase coolant flow (parameters) Pset 6 (PDF) Pset 5 due
14 Two-phase coolant flow and heat transfer (pressure drop + boiling) Pset 7 (PDF) Pset 6 due
15 Two-phase coolant heat transfer (boiling crises + demos) Pset 7 (cont.)  
16 Power cycles (Rankine) Pset 8 (PDF) Pset 7 due
17 Power cycles (Brayton) Pset 8 (cont.)  
18 Nuclear safety (pillars + thermal limits + protection system + ECCS + severe accidents + containment) Pset 9 (PDF) Pset 8 due
19 Structural mechanics (elasticity fundamentals + thin-shell theory) Pset 10 (PDF) Pset 9 due
20 Structural mechanics (stress limits) Pset 10 (cont.) Pset 10 due 2 days after Lec #20

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
grading Exams with Solutions
notes Lecture Notes