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Course syllabus B-MAJE - Materials of Nuclear Power Plants (FEEIT - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit title: Materials of Nuclear Power Plants
Course unit code: B-MAJE
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Name of lecturer:
Ing. Dávid Bednár (instructor) - slovak
Ing. Štefan Čerba, PhD. (instructor, lecturer) - english
doc. Ing. Gabriel Farkas, PhD. (instructor) - slovak
Ing. Dorota Flamíková (instructor) - slovak
prof. Ing. Vladimír Nečas, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak
Ing. Katarína Sedlačková, PhD. (instructor) - slovak
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After the completion of the subject the student acquires basic knowledge about different types and properties of materials used in nuclear reactors and nuclear power engineering, about radiation damage, possibilities of long-term monitoring and eliminating of neutron embrittlement of steel reactor pressure vessels.
Prerequisites and co-requisites:
Course contents:
 Introduction to the physical metallurgy
 Radiation damage of materials
 Nuclear fuels materials, uranium, plutonium, thorium, enrichment
 Moderators and coolants
 Absorbing materials
 Construction materials (fuel cladding)
 Construction steels in NPP, steels for RPV, steels for non-active zone components
 Radiation and corrosion problems,
 Fracture in materials for NPP
 The programme of verification samples of radiation embrittlement
 Extending the life of reactor pressure vessels, annealing of pressure vessel
Recommended or required reading:
KOUTSKÝ, J. -- KOČÍK, J. Radiation damage of structural materials. Praha : Academia, 1994. 361 p. ISBN 80-200-0462-9.
NEČAS, V. Materiálové aspekty JE. Bratislava: ÚJFI FEI STU, 2012. 57 p.
KONINGS , R. Comprehensive nuclear materials I.-V. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012. 4000 p.
HOFFELNER, W. Materials for Nuclear Plants: From Safe Design to Residual Life Assessments. London : Springer Verlag London, 2013. 478 p. ISBN 978-1-4471-2914-1.

Hrivňák, I.: Materiály jadrovoenergetických zariadení. Bratislava: ES SVŠT, 1988.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours lecture/2 hours practise, full-time teaching method
Assesment methods and criteria:
21.2 % 16.7 % 15 % 19.7 % 10.6 % 3 %
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Work placement(s):
There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 05/09/2019.

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