Description
BOILING WATER REACTOR THERMAL-HYDRAULICS AND SAFETY
BWR Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety is a course that focuses on the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), design, operation, transient response, and abnormal operating conditions and accidents; boiling water heat transfer and two-phase flow; applications with respect to the Fukushima Daiichi BWRs. The course will cover the evolution of BWR systems including BWR features and characteristics and containment configurations. Thermal-hydraulics (T/H) and safety portions of the lectures cover boiling heat transfer and two-phase flow in BWR systems, T/H performance and thermal limits. BWR abnormal operating conditions and accidents are studied in theoretical response followed by hands-on simulator program exercises. Finally, accident evaluations and overview of the state-of-the-art safety analysis techniques for licensing applications are reviewed.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
ME 2116
Academic Group
Swanson School of Engineering
Academic Organization
Mechanical Engineering
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring