Textbook: [T&K] = Todreas, Neil E., and Mujid S. Kazimi. Nuclear Systems Volume 1: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. 2nd ed. CRC Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781439808870. [Preview with Google Books] (Revised Printing. CRC Press, July 2015.)
Additional useful references are listed below the table.
LEC #  TOPICS  READINGS & RESOURCES  PROBLEMS  PROBLEMS DUE 

1 


1.1  Lec 4 
2  Reactor heat generation  [T&K] Chapter 2.3 and Chapter 3.1–3.5 and 3.9–3.10.  2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.7  Lec 4 
3 

[T&K] Chapter 2.1–2.2 and 2.4–2.6, Chapter 4.3.2 and 4.5.1–4.5.3.  2.6, 4.8 (except part 3) and 4.9  Lec 4 
4 

[T&K] Chapter 6.3–6.7. Constitutive Relationships for Solids, Incompressible Fluids, Ideal Gases and Pure Substances (PDF) 
2.5, 4.5 (only parts 1 and 2), 4.7, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7 and 6.12  Lec 6 
5  Thermodynamic analysis of nuclear plants: Containment  [T&K] Chapter 7.  7.1 and 7.2  Lec 8 
6  Thermodynamic analysis of nuclear plants: Containment (cont.)  [T&K] Chapter 7 (cont.)  7.6 and 7.7  Lec 8 
7  Thermodynamic analysis of nuclear plants: Other examples  [T&K] Chapter 7 (cont.)  7.9 and 7.14  Lec 9 
8  Thermal analysis of fuel elements: Temperature distributions  [T&K] Chapter 8.1–8.3, 8.5 and 8.7.  8.4 and 8.5  Lec 9 
9  Thermal analysis of fuel elements: Burnup effects and maximum temperature in the core  [T&K] Chapter 8.6 and Chapter 14.5.1.  8.8, 8.10, 14.8 and 14.10  Lec 11 
10  Quiz 1: In class, open book, all material from Lecture 7  
11  Single phase thermalhydraulics: Introduction  [T&K] Chapter 9.1–9.4 and Chapter 10.1–10.2.  9.1 and 9.2  Lec 13 
12  Single phase thermalhydraulics: Fluid dynamics and heat transfer 
[T&K] Chapter 9.5–9.6 and Chapter 10.5. 
9.5, 10.9, 10.10 and 14.9  Lec 15 
13  Single phase thermalhydraulics: Loop analysis, turbulence 
[T&K] Chapter 4.6 and Chapter 10.3–10.4. Todreas, N., and M. Kazimi. “Flow Loops: Introduction.” Chapter 3.1 in Nuclear Systems Vol. II: Elements Of Thermal Design. CRC Press, 1990. ISBN: 9781560320791. 
9.4, 9.8N (PDF) and 10.6  Lec 15 
14  Two phase flow: Basic parameters and models 
[T&K] Chapter 5.4–5.5 and Chapter 11.1–11.5. Videos of twophase flow regimes 
5.1, 5.3, 11.5 and 11.7  Lec 18 
15  Two phase flow: Pressure drop and instabilities  [T&K] Chapter 11.6 and 11.8.  11.8, 11.9, 11.10 and 11.11  Lec 18 
16  Two phase flow: Critical flow  [T&K] Chapter 11.7.  11.12, 11.13N (PDF)  Lec 18 
17  Two phase heat transfer: Pool boiling  [T&K] Chapter 12.1–12.6.  12.1, 12.3, 12.4 and 12.6  Lec 20 
Quiz 2: Takehome, open book, all material from Lectures 8–13  Due at 12:00pm one day after Lec 17  
18  Two phase heat transfer: Flow boiling 
[T&K] Chapter 13.1–13.3. Groeneveld, D. C., et al. “The 2006 CHF Lookup Table.” Nuclear Engineering and Design 237, no. 15–17 (2007): 1909–22. Groeneveld CHF Lookup Table (TXT) Groeneveld CHF Lookup Table for MATLAB{{< sup \“®\” >}} (M) 
13.2 and 13.3  Lec 20 
19  Two phase heat transfer: Boiling crises and postboilingcrisis heat transfer 
[T&K] Chapter 13.4. Videos

13.4, 13.6, 13.7 and 14.7  Lec 22 
20  Two phase flow and heat transfer: Condensation  [T&K] Chapter 12.7.  12.7  Lec 22 
21  Two phase flow and heat transfer: Inclass demonstrations of flow regimes, instabilities, boiling, natural circulation  
22  Structural mechanics: Elasticity fundamentals and thinshell theory 
Note L.4: Introduction to Structural Mechanics (PDF  1.1MB) Note L.6: Behavior of Solids In Simple Mechanical Tests (PDF) 
Structural mechanics problems S.1, S.2 (PDF)  optional 
23  Structural mechanics: Stress categorization and ASME Codes 
Synoptic Guide to ASME Codes (PDF) (Courtesy of Anna Erickson. Used with permission.) ASME Vessel Design Limits (PDF) (Courtesy of Anna Erickson. Used with permission.) 
Structural mechanics problems S.3, S.4, S.5 (PDF)  optional 
24  Structural mechanics: Creep, fatigue  Excerpt from ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, 2007: Subsections NB3213 “Terms Relating to Stress Analysis” through NB3229 “Design Stress Values,” pp. 45–65.  None  None 
Final exam: 3 hours, open book, covers entire course with specific attention to material of Lectures 13–25
Useful References
General Nuclear Engineering
Knief, R. A. Nuclear Engineering: Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1992. ISBN: 9781560320890. [Preview with Google Books]
ThermalHydraulics
Conservation equations
Bird, R. B., W. E. Stewart, and E. N. Lightfoot. Transport Phenomena. John Wiley and Sons, 1960. ISBN: 9780471073925.
Singlephase fluid dynamics and heat transfer
Incropera, F. P., and D. P. DeWitt. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. John Wiley and Sons, 1990. ISBN: 9780471517290.
Boiling & twophase flow
Carey, V. P. LiquidVapor PhaseChange Phenomena. 2nd ed. CRC Press, 2007. ISBN: 9781591690351.
PWR thermal design
Tong, L. S., and J. Weisman. Thermal Analysis of Pressurized Water Reactors. 3rd ed. Amer Nuclear Society, 1996. ISBN: 9780894480386.
BWR thermal design
Jr. Lahey, T. R., and F. J. Moody. The ThermalHydraulics of a Boiling Water Nuclear Reactor. 2nd ed. American Nuclear Society, 1993. ISBN: 9780894480379.
Thermalhydraulic design methodologies
Todreas, N. E., and M. S. Kazimi. Nuclear Systems II: Elements of Thermal Hydraulic Design. CRC Press, 1990. ISBN: 9781560320791. [Preview with Google Books]
Structural Mechanics
Harvey, J. F. Theory and Design of Pressure Vessels. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN: 9780442232481.
"ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, An International Code." (PDF) Section II and Section III (Subsections NB and NH), 2007.