NUCLEAR CORE DYNAMICS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
25581
Career
Graduate
Dates
8/27/2021 - 12/18/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad Letter Grade
Description
This course reviews the mathematics of nuclear reactor kinetics. Linear systems of ordinary differential equations are solved by state vector techniques, Laplace transform techniques, or finite difference techniques including the treatment of discretization errors resulting from various finite differencing approximations. A review of the physics of nuclear kinetics is followed by treatments of the kinetics equation including the effect of uncertainties, approximate solutions, and the interpretation of experiments to measure kinetics parameters. Representations and the physical basis of reactivity feedback mechanisms are treated. Lumped and distributed parameter models of fuel, coolant, fission products, and selected plant components are derived and applied to develop quantitative static relationships and qualitative dynamic results for transient conditions. The course provides an introduction to reactor protection and safety analysis.
Enrollment Requirements
PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Class Details
Instructor(s)
David Helling, William Locke, Thomas Congedo, Heng Ban
Meets
Mo 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Meeting Dates
08/27/2021 - 12/18/2021
Room
312 Benedum Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
1
Seats Open
39
Combined Section Capacity
40
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0
Combined Section
NUCLEAR CORE DYNAMICS
ENGR 2101 - 1110 (25581)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 0
Wait List Total: 0
NUCLEAR CORE DYNAMICS
ME 2101 - 1105 (25582)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 1
Wait List Total: 0