EGMN 655 - Nuclear Power Plants

Descriptions of mechanical features (containment, core design, steam generation, Rankine and Brayton cycles) of PWR and BWR power plants. Reactor core heat generation. Thermal analysis of fuel pins, fuel elements, flow channels and reactor core. Single- and two-phase heat transfer. Single- and two-phase fluid mechanics. Steady-state and unsteady-state thermodynamic analysis.

Total Credit Hours: 3
Fall 2018
Enrollment restricted to students with graduate standing in the School of Engineering or with permission of instructor.
James G. Miller
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