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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 code: D-T-JE
Course unit title: Theory in the field of Nuclear Power Engineering
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam-PhD (12 credits)
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.

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 07/10/2019.

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