UN806 – Nuclear Fuel Engineering 

2020 Course  – 


   February 1 & 2, 2020
   February 22 & 23, 2020
   March 14 & 15, 2020
   April 4 & 5, 2020

 Start Time:

   9:00 a.m.


   Lecturer Theatre,  Room 1-0             
   Durham College – Whitby Campus
   610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7
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   Dr. Paul Chan


  • Final date to Register – February 21, 2020
  • Last day to Drop Course – February 21, 2020


Prerequisite:  Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program

Course Description:

This Engineering Physics / non-core UNENE course covers power reactor fuel design, performance, and safety aspects, and complements other Engineering Physics / UNENE courses on reactor core design, thermohydraulics and reactor safety design. It includes fissile and fertile fuels; burnup effects; fuel production (as well as uranium enrichment and reprocessing of spent fuel), quality assurance and CANDU fuel technical specifications; thermal conductivity; fuel chemistry; fuel restructuring and grain growth; fission product behaviour; fuel defect detection and location; fuel performance in operation; and fuel / fuel channel behaviour in design basis and severe accidents. The course is based on an accredited graduate-level course that has been given several times at Royal Military College (a UNENE member).
2020 Course Information 

Course Administration

Course Notes

  1. Introduction
  2. Fuel Production
  3. Fuel Thermal Performance
  4. Fuel Chemistry
  5. Fuel Restructuring
  6. Fission Product Behaviour
  7. Fuel Performance
  8. FFC Accidents
  9. Severe Accident