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Course syllabus D-PS2-JE - Subject of specialization Nuclear Power Engineering II (FEEIT - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit code: D-PS2-JE
Course unit title:
Subject of specialization Nuclear Power Engineering II
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
workshop2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Nuclear Power Engineering - doctoral (semi-compulsory), 1. year
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Student develops the individual project from chosen field of study during the term. The partial results are continuously evaluated; the final assessment consists of elaborated individual project and of written and oral exam.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After the subject completion the student will know the issues connected with the field of the operation of nuclear power plants (NPP) and nuclear safety, basic methods of statistic data analysis and will understand probabilistic-statistic modelling of experiment. He will be able to understand the issues connected with the testing of hypotheses within linear measurement model. He will gain theoretical knowledge of properties of materials used in nuclear reactors and in nuclear power engineering, of radiation damages of materials and of the possibilities of long-term monitoring and elimination of radiation embrittlement of steel reactor pressure vessels. The student will also gain the knowledge of radioactive waste (RW), strategies of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management, of perspective technologies of SNF handling and of the techniques regarding the decommissioning of NPPs. He will gain the knowledge regarding NPP machinery.
Course contents:
Statistical methods and data analysis:
The distribution of a transformed random variable and a random vector. Independence of random variables and the distribution of their sums. Characteristics of random vectors, the covariance and the correlation matrix. Central limit theorem, importance and consequences in statistical methods.
Random sample, sample moments, sample distributions. Point estimations, mean square error of estimators. Confidence intervals. Hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio tests, goodness-of-fit tests. Linear regression model, least square estimators, special linear models. Test of linear hypothesis in linear model (F-test).

Materials and decommissioning of nuclear power plants:
Radiation damage of materials. Radiation and corrosion issues. Nuclear fuel materials. Moderators and coolants. Absorption and construction materials in NPPs. Fuel rods claddings. Steels for reactor vessels. Steels for non-active zone components. Radiation damage surveillance specimen programs. Nuclear fuel cycle and classification of radwaste (RW). Radioactive waste treatment and conditioning. Transport, storage and final disposal of RW. Spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Long-term storage of SNF. Reprocessing of SNF. Final disposal of SNF. Transmutation technologies and SNF. Decommissioning of nuclear installations – basic strategies and characterisation. Different aspects of decommissioning, decommissioning process, main techniques. Decontamination of NPP structures and technological equipment.

Operation and safety of nuclear power plants:
Nuclear safety and safety culture. Safety systems (protective, localisation, auxiliary, control). The course and consequences of nuclear accidents (Chernobyl, TMI-2, Fukushima). The simulation of the reliability of nuclear installations. Probabilistic safety assessment. The concept of risk. The applications of the defence in depth approach on the nuclear installations. The use of NPPs in the electrical power system, the regulation of NPPs. The operation of the primary and secondary circuit. The commissioning of NPP. Effective operation. The optimisation of the nuclear fuel utilisation. The activities necessary for the operation of NPP. Control and regulation system of the NPP. The connection of NPP to the electrical power system.

Field Nuclear power plant machinery:
Description of basic machinery used in the primary and secondary circuit. Steam generators. Pressurizers. Turbines. Moisture separators and feedwater heaters. Condensers of steam turbines and cooling towers. Pumps. Ventilators, compressors, turbo blowers. Armatures and piping.
Recommended or required reading:
MENDENHALL, W. -- SINCICH, T. Statistics for the engineering and computer sciences. San Francisco : Dellen, 1989. 1036 p. ISBN 0-02-946143-X.
ANDĚL, J. Statistické metody. Praha : Matfyzpress, 2007. 299 p. ISBN 80-7378-003-8.
VOLAUF, P. Matematická štatistika: Zbierka príkladov. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 2001. 166 p. ISBN 80-227-1523-9.
RIEČANOVÁ A KOL, Z. Numerické metódy a matematická štatistika. Bratislava: Alfa, 1987. 490 p.
MURTY, K L. -- CHARIT, I. An Introduction to Nuclear Materials: Fundamentals and Applications. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlag Gmbh, 2013. 382 p. ISBN 978-3-527-40767-5.
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.
KOUTSKÝ, J. -- KOČÍK, J. Radiation damage of structural materials. Praha : Academia, 1994. 361 p. ISBN 80-200-0462-9.
SLUGEŇ, V. -- KOVÁCS, Z. -- HINCA, R. Bezpečnosť a spoľahlivosť jadrových elektrární. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1996. 145 p. ISBN 80-227-0841-0.
SLUGEŇ, V. Safety of VVER-440 Reactors: Barriers against Fission Products Release. London : Springer Verlag London, 2011. 178 p. ISBN 978-1-84996-419-7.
RAJČOK, M. Vybrané stroje a zariadenia jadrových elektrární. Bratislava: SVŠT Bratislava , 1989. 293 p. ISBN 00-000-0000-0.
HEJZLAR, R. Stroje a zařízení jaderných elektráren. Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2005. 166 p. ISBN 80-01-03190-X.
HEJZLAR, R. Stroje a zařízení jaderných elektráren. Díl. 1. Praha : České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2000. 166 p. ISBN 80-01-02133-5.
HEJZLAR, R. Stroje a zařízení jaderných elektráren. Díl. 2. Praha : České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2000. 211 p. ISBN 80-01-02134-3.
TODREAS, N E. -- KAZIMI, M S. Nuclear systems 1: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. Levittown : Taylor & Francis, 1989. 705 p. ISBN 1-56032-051-6.
TODREAS, N E. -- KAZIMI, M S. Nuclear systems 2: Elements of Thermal hydraulic Design. Levittown : Taylor & Francis, 1989. 506 p. ISBN 1-56032-079-6.
TABOAS, A. -- LAGUARDIA, T. -- MOGHISSI, A. The Decommissioning Handbook. New York: ASME, 2004.
RAHMAN, A. Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management. Whittles Publishing, 2008. 448 p. ISBN 978-1-904445-45-6.

Language of instruction: slovak or czech or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 24

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Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Vladimír Kutiš, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak, english
doc. RNDr. Oľga Nánásiová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
prof. Ing. Vladimír Nečas, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor) - slovak, english
prof. Ing. Vladimír Slugeň, DrSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor) - slovak, english
Last modification: 10. 7. 2019
prof. Ing. Vladimír Kutiš, PhD. and programme supervisor

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

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