22.312 | Fall 2015 | Graduate

Engineering of Nuclear Reactors

Course Description

Engineering principles of nuclear reactors, emphasizing power reactors. Topics include power plant thermodynamics, reactor heat generation and removal (single-phase as well as two-phase coolant flow and heat transfer), structural mechanics, and engineering considerations in reactor design.
Learning Resource Types
Exams with Solutions
Problem Sets
Photo of nuclear power plant on ocean shore, with two containment domes and a low rectangular building out front.
The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Note the containment buildings for Units 1 and 2, the turbine building and the cooling water discharge. (Public domain photo by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.)