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Nuclear Reactor Theory 501503747

 

Please note that due to the bad condition of the road, we will not meet today at Salt.

Either we go to JU (depends on availability of lecture room), or I attach to you here the material with earlier recordings.

Material.

 

 

 

 

Instructor Saed Dababneh               Homepage            email:     saed@dababneh.com alternatively dababneh@bau.edu.jo

 

Prerequisites

 

•       Nuclear and Radiation Physics 501503742.

•       Advanced Statistical Mechanics 501503761.

 

General course objectives

 

•        Review of relevant studied material in nuclear physics.

•        Concepts in neutron physics.

•        The relevant physics related to nuclear technology:

Ψ   Fission chain reaction.

Ψ   Neutron diffusion and moderation.

Ψ   Heat removal from nuclear reactors.

Ψ   Isotope separation.

Ψ   …

•        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, 2nd (3rd) edition. Addison-Wesley.

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

 

Grading

 

Review Test (What’s that?)

05%

Mid-term Exam

30%

Projects, quizzes and HWs

15%

Final Exam

50%

 

Class

 

·         Sunday                  15:00 – 18:00

 

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

Topics related to:

•        Heat removal.

•        Radiation protection.

•        Radiation shielding.

•        Reactor licensing and safety.

•        Nuclear security.

•        Uranium mining or other front-end fuel cycle elements.

•        Back-end.

•        Other topics that you would like to suggest…..

Notes on projects:

•        Please do your own thorough research on relevant topics you may find appropriate.

•        Final decision on the subject of your project should be taken before end of February.

•        Due date for written version is Sunday, May 6th.

•        Presentation date will be decided later.

 

Other small projects will be announced in class.

 

Announcements                  ZZZZZZ

 

 

Lecture Notes and Exams

               

Individual lecture notes will be available online after the lecture has been given.

Lecture 1.

Lecture 2.

Lecture 3.

Lecture 4.

Review Test and Lecture 5.

Lecture 6.

Lecture 7.

Lecture 8.

Lecture 9.

Lecture 10.

Mid-term exam.

 

 

Archive 2008

 

1.      Introduction and Review 1 PDF [4567 kB].

2.      Introduction and Review 2 PDF [1993 kB].

3.      Lecture 3 PDF [1974 kB].

4.      Review Test PDF [28 kB].

5.      Lecture 4 PDF [917 kB].

6.      Lecture 5 PDF [740 kB].

7.      Lecture 6 PDF [1743 kB].

8.      Lecture 7 PDF [525 kB].

9.      Lecture 8 PDF [948 kB].

10.  Lecture 9 PDF [349 kB].

11.  Mid-term exam PDF [21 kB].

12.  Lecture 10 PDF [528 kB].

13.  Lecture 11 PDF [838 kB].

14.  Lecture 12 PDF [839 kB].

 

 

 

Archive 2007

 

1.       Introduction and Review 1.

2.       Introduction and Review 2.

3.       Lecture 3.

4.       Lecture 4.

5.       Review Test.

6.       Lecture 5.

7.       Lecture 6.

8.       Lecture 7.

9.       Lecture 8.

10.    Lecture 9.

11.    Lecture 10.

12.    Mid-term exam and solutions.

13.    Lecture 11.

14.    Lecture 12.

15.    Lecture 13.

16.    Lecture 14.

17.    Final Exam.

 

 

Useful Downloads

 

Physical constants [nist].

Atomic masses [nist].

NuChart [Canberra].

More later …..

 

 

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