UN 0802 – Nuclear Reactor Physics
2020 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.
August 29 & 30, 2020 – Refresher Course
|Start Time||9:00 am|
To be delivered 100% online via WebEx
- Prerequisite: Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program
- 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.
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.
Dr. Ben Rouben
The following is required reading for Part 2:
Garland, editor, 2014. The Essential CANDU – A textbook on the CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Technology, Chapter 5: (https://unene.ca/essentialcandu/pdf/TheEssentialCANDU.pdf)
Recordings – https://mcmaster.webex.com/