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Course syllabus D-T-JE - Theory in the field of Nuclear Power Engineering (FEEIT - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit title: Theory in the field of Nuclear Power Engineering
Course unit code: D-T-JE
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam-PhD (12 credits)
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Gabriel Farkas, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
prof. Ing. Justín Murín, DrSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
prof. Ing. Vladimír Nečas, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Andrea Šagátová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The fundamental aim of the subject is to expand theoretical knowledge in the field of nuclear and neutron physics, nuclear power engineering and technology, from advanced and operational reactor physic as well as nuclear reactor theory for dissertation topic in neutron theory field, construction and thermodynamics of nuclear reactors, dosimetry and radiation protection, operation, safety of nuclear power plants, machinery of nuclear power plants, computational simulations and simulations in nuclear power engineering, materials and decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
Nuclear and neutron physics:
Fundamental characteristics of stable nuclei. Elemental particles, classification, properties. Properties and binding forces theory. Binding energy. Nuclei radioactive decays. Alfa, beta, gamma radiation. Properties and neutron sources. Interactions of Ionizing radiation with matter. Nuclear reactions. Artificial radioactivity and transuraniums. Heavy atoms fission. Thermonuclear synthesis. Computational and simulation codes (SRIM, CASINO, MCNP, MCNPX).

Theory and construction of nuclear reactors:
Basic expressions. Fission, fission chain reaction. Transportation theory, diffusion theory. Neutron slowing. Homogenous reactor, homogenous reactor with reflector. Heterogeneous reactor theory. Non-stationary state of reactor. The impact of temperature on reactor reactivity. Reactor poisoning by fission products. Reactor slagging. Fuel isotopic changes. Regulation of reactor. Construction of energy reactors.

Thermodynamics of nuclear reactors:
Fundamental laws and principles of thermodynamics in nuclear power engineering. Thermophysical properties and quantities of real gasses, liquids and steams. Thermodynamics cycles and their thermal efficiency in nuclear power plant. Heat transfer in nuclear reactors active zone. Convention of real fluids in nuclear reactor. Calculation of thermophysical fields in components and systems of nuclear reactor core.

Recommended or required reading:
PRESTON, M A. Fyzika jádra. Praha : Academia, 1970. 596 p.
Experimentálna jadrová fyzika. Bratislava : Alfa, 1982. 544 p.
SHULTIS, J. -- FAW, R E. Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2008. 591 p. ISBN 978-1-4200-5135-3.
SHULTIS, J. -- FAW, R E. Radiation shielding. La Grange Park : American Nuclear Society, 2000. 537 p. ISBN 0-89448-456-7.
HETRICK, D L. Dynamics of nuclear reactors. La Grange Park : American Nuclear Society, 1993. 542 p. ISBN 0-89448-453-2.
CAMERON, I. Nuclear fission reactors. New York : Plenum Press, 1982. 389 p.
STACEY, W. Nuclear reactor physics. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlag Gmbh, 2007. 706 p.
HEŘMANSKÝ, B. Jaderné reaktory. Bratislava : SNTL, 1981. 271 p.
HEŘMANSKÝ, B. Stavba jaderných reaktorů 1: Konstrukce a vývoj energetických reaktorů. Praha : České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 1980. 219 p.
HEŘMANSKÝ, B. Termomechanika jaderných reaktorů. Praha : Academia, 1986. 434 p.
MURÍN, J. -- KALOUSEK, M. -- KUTIŠ, V. Mechanika a termomechanika: Vybrané kapitoly pre elektrotechnikov. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave FEI, 2006. 247 p. ISBN 80-227-2393-2.
KALOUSEK, M. -- HUČKO, B. Prenos tepla. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1996. 186 p. ISBN 80-227-0881-X.
YANG, F. -- HAMILTON, J H. Modern Atomic and Nuclear Physics. New Jersey : World Scientific, 2010. 797 p. ISBN 978-981-283-679-3.
KOK, K D. Nuclear Engineering Handbook. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2009. 768 p. ISBN 978-1-4200-5390-6.
CACUCI, D G. Nuclear Enginering Fundamentals: Vol.1. New York : Springer Science-Business Media, 2010. 61 p.
GLASSTONE, S. -- SESONSKE, A. Nuclear Reactor Engineering: Reactor Systems Engineering. New York : Chapman and Hall, 1994. 852 p. ISBN 0-412-98531-4.
HÁLA, J. Radioaktivita, ionizující záření, jaderná energie. Brno : KONVOJ, 1998. 310 p. ISBN 80-85615-56-8.
CACUCI, D G. Reactor Analysis: Vol.3. New York : Springer Science-Business Media, 2010. 61 p.
CACUCI, D G. Reactor Design: Vol.2. New York : Springer Science-Business Media, 2010. 61 p.
CACUCI, D G. Reactors of Generations III and IV: Vol.4. New York : Springer Science-Business Media, 2010. 61 p.
OTČENÁŠEK, P. Základy konstrukce a funkce jaderných elektráren. Praha : České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2003. 172 p. ISBN 80-01-02707-4.
HEJZLAR, R. Termomechanika aktivní zóny: Díl 1 - Hydromechanika. Praha : České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 1979. 138 p.
HEJZLAR, R. Termomechanika aktivní zóny: Díl 2 - Termodynamika. Praha : České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 1980. 163 p.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Educational methods full time and external.
Consultation (full time – 3 hours weekly), (external – 3 hours monthly)
Project elaboration for indivudual assigment (120 hours/term)
Assesment methods and criteria: Student develops the individual project from chosen field of study during the term. The partial results are continuously evaluated, the final assessment consist of elaborated individual project and oral exam.
Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

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