The following table lists the readings assigned for particular lecture sessions.

1 Nuclear Energy System Strategies Prof. Todreas

United States (2006)

Todreas, N. T. Testimony before the Hearing on R&D Priorities in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership - Subcommittee on Energy Committee on Science, United States House of Representatives. April 6, 2006. (PDF)

Lester, R. K. “New Nukes.” Issues in Science and Technology 22, no. 4 (Summer 2006): 39-46.

Chapter 1 in The Future of Nuclear Power: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study. 2003.

GenIV International Forum. “A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems.” U.S. DOE, GIF-002-00, December 2002.

France (2005)

CEA Nuclear Energy Division. “Future Nuclear Energy Systems R&D Strategy in France.” April 12, 2005

China (2005)

Xu, Mi. “Status and Prospects of Sustainable Nuclear Power Supply in China.” Proceedings of GLOBAL 2005. Tsukuba, Japan: October 9-13, 2005, Paper 511.

Russia (2000)

“Strategy for the Development of Power Engineering in Russia for the First Half of the 21st Century: Principal Provisions.” Ministry of Atomic Power Engineering of the Russian Federation. Moscow, 2000.

“Millennium Summit.” Excerpt from Address Made by President of Russian Federation V. V. Putin at UN Summit. September 6, 2000.

Adamov, Y. O. “Nuclear Power May Get Its Second Wind in the 21st Century.” Nuclear News (November 2000): 38-42.

Todreas, N. T. “Comment on Adamov Paper.” Nuclear News (November 2000). (PDF)

Uranium/Oil (2005/06)

Uranium: Glowing.” The Economist (August 17, 2006): 53-54.

Nocera, Joseph. “On Oil Supply, Opinions Aren’t Scarce.” New York Times, September 10, 2005.

Canada (2006)

Meneley, D. A. “Transition to Large Scale Nuclear Energy Supply.”

2 Design Goals and Interrelationship of Core Design Parameters Prof. Todreas Class Note 1: Relationships Among Key Reactor System Design Variables (PDF - 1.1 MB)
3 Thermal Hydraulic Design Requirements - LWR Steady State and Transient Design Prof. Todreas

Class Note 2: Thermal Hydraulics Design Limits. (PDF)

U.S. NRC. “Thermal and Hydraulic Design.” Section 4.4 in Standard Review Plan NUREG-0800. (PDF)

Ferroni, P., M. Fratoni, and N. Todreas, et al. “Feasibility of Improving BWR Performance Using Hydride Fuel.” Paper 6241 in Proceedings of ICAPP ‘06. Reno, NV: USA, June 4-8, 2006.

Optional Reading

Fratoni, M., and E. Greenspan. “Optimal Hydride Fueled BWR Assembly Designs.” Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Simulation, PHYSOR 2006. Vancouver, BC: Canada, September 10-14, 2006.

16 The Maintenance Rule I Prof. Apostolakis

U.S. NRC. “Requirements for monitoring the effectiveness of maintenance at nuclear power plants.” 10 CFR 50.65.

———. “Assessing and Managing Risk Before Maintenance Activities at Nuclear Power Plants.” Regulatory Guide 1.182.

Brewer, H. D., and K. S. Canady. “Probabilistic safety assessment support for the maintenance rule at Duke Power Company.” Reliability Engineering & System Safety 63 (1999):243-249.

18 Plant Economic Evaluation Prof. Todreas

Todreas, N. T. “Perspectives on the Economics of Nuclear Power from the MIT Study.” (PDF)

Wald, Matthew L. “Committed to Coal, and in a Hurry, Too.” New York Times, November 7, 2006, p. C1.

19 Plant Economic Evaluation (cont.) Prof. Todreas World Nuclear Association. “Supply of Uranium.” June 2006.

Materials Selection Process

Radiation Damage Effects and Their Design Implications

Environmental Degradation and its Design Implications

PWR Materials Applications

GFR Materials Applications

Prof. Ballinger

Required Readings

The following sections in Korb, L. J., ed. Metals Handbook. 9th ed. Volume 13, Corrosion. Materials Park, OH: ASM International, 1987. ISBN: 9780871700193.
Craig, B., and S. L. Pohlman. “Introduction.”
Pohlman, S. L., ed. “General Corrosion.”
Dexter, S. C., ed. “Localized Corrosion.”
Steigerwald, R. “Metallurgically Influenced Corrosion.”
Silverman, D. C., and R. B. Puyear. “Effects of Environmental Variables on Aqueous Corrosion.”

Ma, B. “Fundamental Radiation Effects on Materials.” Chapter 4 in Nuclear Reactor Materials and Applications. New York, NY: Springer-Varlag, 1982. ISBN: 9780442225599.

Olander, Donald E. “Radiation Damage.” Chapter 17 in Fundamental Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Fuel Elements. Washington, DC: U.S. DOE, 1976. (PDF 1 - 2.0 MB) (PDF 2 - 1.9 MB)

U.S. NRC. “Radiation Embrittlement of Reactor Vessel Materials.” In Regulatory Guide 1.99 (Revision 2, May 1988). (PDF - 1.6 MB)

———. “Reevaluation of the pressurized thermal shock rule (10 CFR 50.61) screening criterion.” June 23, 2000.

Optional Readings

Kohyama, A., et al. “R&D of Advanced Material Systems for Reactor Core Component of Gas Cooled Fast Reactor.” Proceedings of ICAPP ‘05. Seoul: Korea, May 15-19, 2005. Paper 5282.

The following sections in Korb, L. J., ed. Metals Handbook. 9th ed. Volume 13, Corrosion. Materials Park, OH: ASM International, 1987. ISBN: 9780871700193.
Marek, M. I., et al. “Thermodynamics of Aqueous Corrosion.”
Shoesmith, D. W. “Kinetics of Aqueous Corrosion.”

Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD. “Accelerator-driven Systems (ADS) and Fast Reactors (FR) in Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles.” NEA No. 3109, 2002.

———. “Fuels and Materials for Transmutation.” NEA No. 5419, 2005. (PDF)

Olander, Donald E. “Radiation Effects in Metals: Hardening, Embrittlement, and Fracture,” and “Radiation Effects in Metals: Void Swelling and Irradiation Creep.” Chapters 18 and 19 in Fundamental Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Fuel Elements. Washington, DC: U.S. DOE, 1976. (PDF 1 - 4.9 MB) (PDF 2 - 4.8 MB)

U.S. NRC. Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants. NUREG-1800, Rev. 1. September, 2005. (PDF - 1.5 MB)

———. Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report. (PDF 1 - 1.1 MB) (PDF 2 - 4.3 MB)

26 Integration of Design Process - IRIS as the Example Guest Lecturer: Bojan Petrovich, Westinghouse

Mizuno, Y., H. Ninokata, and D. J. Finnicum. “Risk-informed design of IRIS using a level-1 probabilistic risk assessment from its conceptual design phase.” Reliability Engineering and System Safety 87 (2005): 201-209.

Carelli, M. D., B. Petrovic, and N. E. Todreas, et al. “The Design and Safety Features of the IRIS Reactor.” Nuclear Engineering & Design 230 (2004): 151-167.

Carelli, M. D., and B. Petrovic. “A Flexible and Economic Small Reactor.” Nuclear Plant Journal (September-October 2006): 28-35.

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