Mechanical Engineering

ME5834*Nuclear Engineering (Cross-Listed: CHE 5834)3 ch (3C)

Radio active decay, fission energy, nuclear interactions, neutron scattering, and absorption. Neutron diffusion elementary reactor theory, four and six factor formulae. Neutron flux variation. Reactor kinetics, source multiplication, decay heat, reactor start-up and shut down. Fuel burnup, fission product poisoning, refuelling. Temperature and void effects on reactivity, reactor control. Fuel handling and waste disposal. This course is intended for senior level students.  

Prerequisites: (ME 2413 or CHE 2012 or ME 3413) ; CHE 2703 or ME 3511.