22.091 | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate, Graduate

Nuclear Reactor Safety

Lecture Notes

Lecture: 9 – Safety Systems and Functions


Teaching notes for a lecture on the fundamentals of nuclear reactor safety, what goes into a safety analysis, design basis accidents, the safety systems needed to mitigate accidents, the concept of defense in depth, and the role of containment in the overall strategy of protection of the public.

Resource Type:
Lecture Notes
Lecture: 9 – Safety Systems and Functions

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2008
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Lecture Videos
Problem Sets
Programming Assignments
Written Assignments