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.) [See also the book's errata website]

Additional useful references are listed below the table.

LEC # | TOPICS | READINGS & RESOURCES | PROBLEMS | PROBLEMS DUE |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Course introduction Reactor types | Slides: Introduction to Power Reactor Types (PDF - 5.4MB) [T&K] Chapter 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 | Thermal design principles Conservation equations | [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 | Incompressible fluid, ideal gas and pure substance models Thermodynamic analysis of nuclear plants: Power cycle examples | [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 thermal-hydraulics: Introduction | [T&K] Chapter 9.1–9.4 and Chapter 10.1–10.2. | 9.1 and 9.2 | Lec 13 |

12 | Single phase thermal-hydraulics: 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 thermal-hydraulics: 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 | 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.
| 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: Take-home, 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 Look-up Table." | 13.2 and 13.3 | Lec 20 |

19 | Two phase heat transfer: Boiling crises and post-boiling-crisis heat transfer | [T&K] Chapter 13.4.
- Quenching of a Steel Sphere in a Subcooled Water at Atmospheric Pressure (WMV - 1.8MB)
- Quenching of a Steel Rodlet (Initially Heated to 1000°C) in Water at 50°C and Atmospheric Pressure (AVI - 6.0MB)
- Occurance of Critical Heat Flux (or Departure from Nucleate Boiling) in Water Boiling at Atmospheric Pressure Off of an Electrically Heated Wire (WMV - 6.3MB)
| 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: In-class demonstrations of flow regimes, instabilities, boiling, natural circulation | |||

22 | Structural mechanics: Elasticity fundamentals and thin-shell 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 NB-3213 "Terms Relating to Stress Analysis" through NB-3229 "Design Stress Values," pp. 45–65. | ||

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]

### Thermal-Hydraulics

Conservation equations

Bird, R. B., W. E. Stewart, and E. N. Lightfoot. *Transport Phenomena*. John Wiley and Sons, 1960. ISBN: 9780471073925.

Single-phase 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 & two-phase flow

Carey, V. P. *Liquid-Vapor Phase-Change 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 Thermal-Hydraulics of a Boiling Water Nuclear Reactor*. 2nd ed. American Nuclear Society, 1993. ISBN: 9780894480379.

Thermal-hydraulic 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.