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Introduction to Reactor Physics 301503467

 

Instructor Saed Dababneh               Homepage            email:       bau1@dababneh.com (Please use only this email account for the purpose of this course).

 

Prerequisites

 

•       Nuclear Physics and Radiation Physics courses.

 

General course objectives

 

•       Review of relevant studied material in nuclear physics.

Introduction to the following:

•       Concepts in neutron physics.

•       The relevant physics related to nuclear technology:

Ø   Fission chain reaction.

Ø   Neutron diffusion and moderation.

Ø   Heat removal from nuclear reactors.

Ø   Isotope separation.

Ø   …

•       Components of nuclear reactors.

•       Nuclear reactor fuels and fuel cycles.

•       Nuclear reactor theory.

•       Basic concepts of radiation protection and nuclear safety, shielding and waste disposal.

•       Issues and prospects of nuclear power today and in the future.

 

Text

 

•       Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. John R. Lamarsh, 3rd edition. Addison-Wesley.

•       Nuclear Reactor Physics. Weston M. Stacey. Wiley.

 

Grading

 

First Exam

20%

Second Exam

20%

Project, HW’s and quizzes

10%

Final Exam

50%

 

Class

 

·         S. T. T.                   13:00 – 14:00

 

General instructions

 

Homeworks

•       Homeworks are due after one week unless otherwise announced.

•       Remarks or questions marked in red in the presentations without being announced as homeworks should be also seriously considered!

•       Some tasks can (or should) be sent by email.

Projects

Will be announced and discussed in class.

 

Announcements                  ZZZZZZ

 

 

Lecture Notes and Exams

               

•       Part 1.

•       Part 2.

•       Part 3.

•       Part 4.

 

 

 

Useful Downloads

 

Physical constants [nist].

Atomic masses [nist].

NuChart [Canberra].

More later …..

 

 

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