UN 0802 – Nuclear Reactor Physics

2022 Version – 
UN802 is preceded by the Physics Refresher Course – It is expected that students know the material covered in the Refresher course to complete the UN802 Nuclear Reactor Analysis Course successfully.

Course Details:

Dates August 27 & 28, 2022 – Refresher Course
September 3 & 4, 2022
September 17 & 18, 2022
October 1 & 2, 2022
October 15 & 16, 2022
November 5, 2022 – Final Exam
Start Time   9:00 am
Location
Lecturer Theatre (Rm 1-0)
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7
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Instructors
  • Dr. Benjamin Rouben
  • Dr. Eleodor Nichita
Deadlines
  • Final date to Register – September 2, 2022
  • Last day to Drop Course – September 6, 2022
  • Prerequisite: Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program
  • Zoom is the web conferencing tool for distance ed.
  • It is highly recommended that you review the Physics refresher / prerequisite material for this course and the general Math refresher / prerequisite to ensure you are ready for UN0601. See the Refresher / Prerequisite Material page for further information.
  • It is highly recommended that you review the Physics refresher / prerequisite material for this course and the general Math refresher / prerequisite. It will be expected that you know the material covered in these two refresher courses. See the Refresher / Prerequisite Material page for further information.

Course Description:

An introduction to nuclear energy and fission energy systems is presented. The energetics of nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, radioactivity, design and operating principles of fission are presented. Nuclear reactor physics including chain reactions, reactor statics and kinetics, multigroup analysis, core thermalhydraulics and the impact of these topics on reactor design are covered. Special topics such as xenon dynamics, burnup and reactor flux effects on safety are included.

Course Administration

UN 802 Course Outline 2022

Garland, editor, 2014. The Essential CANDU – A textbook on the CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Technology, Chapter 5: (https://unene.ca/essentialcandu/pdf/TheEssentialCANDU.pdf)