Fall 2008

NQE302 Nuclear Reactor Theory and Simulation



Course Outline


Time Tuesday 2:30-4:00PM   Thursday 2:30-4:00PM
Wednesday 5:00-8:00PM (Discussion Session)
Classroom Room # 2424 (ME Building)

Instructor Prof. Nam Zin Cho (nzcho@kaist.ac.kr x3819)
Teaching Assistant Hui Yu(yuhui@nurapt.kaist.ac.kr x3859)
Lecture In English

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[ Notice | Keywords | Introduction | Lecture Schedule | Problem Sets | Course Grading | Textbook/References ]

 

Notice
  Date Content
     
  9.2 Photo
     
  9.4 Make up Class : 9.10 (Wed) 17:30~19:00
     
9.11 No Classes on Sept. 16 and 18
     
9.23 Make up Class : 9.29 (Mon) 19:30~21:00
     
9.25 Attachment
     
10.9 Photos for Project I
     
10.14 Midterm Exam (Open Book) :
10.22 (Wed) 17:00~20:00 Cyber Space (#2419)
     
10.16 Make up Class : 10.27 (Mon) 9:00~10:30
     
10.28 No Class on Oct. 30
Make up Class : 11.3 (Mon) 9:00~10:30
     
11.3 Midterm Solution
     
11.4 No Classes on Nov. 11 and 13
     
11.19 Photos for Project II
     
11.25 Make up Class : 12.1 (Mon) 9:30~11:00
     
12.1 No Class on Dec. 4
     
12.9 Final Exam (Open Book) :
12.17 (Wed) 19:00~22:00 Cyber Space (#2419)
     
12.11 Photos for last class pizza party
     
 
Keywords
 
Nuclear Reactor Theory, Criticality, Neutron Diffusion Theory, Slowingdown Theory, Two-Group Diffusion Equations, Diffusion Code, One-Region Reactors, Multiregion Reactors, Heterogeneous Reactors, Reactor Kinetics

Introduction
This course is designed to introduce fundamentals of reactor analysis related with neutron reaction, nuclear fission and chain reaction system. Major subjects are : neutron slowing down in infinite medium, neutron diffusion theory, few energy group approximation and criticality calculation, heterogeneous reactor, dynamics and reactivity feedback effect, and projects running computer code systems of reactor analysis (neutron moderation, two-group neutron diffusion equation, depletion calculation, dynamics, etc).

Lecture Schedule
9.2/9.4 Overview and Introduction
9.9/9.11 Neutron Chain Reaction Systems
9.16/9.18 Diffusion Theory
9.23/9.25 Analytic Solutions of Diffusion Equations
9.30/10.2 Slowingdown Theory
10.7/10.9 Analytic Solutions of Slowingdown Equations
10.14/10.16 Thermalization
10.23 Midterm Exam
10.28/10.30 Bare Thermal Reactors I
11.4 Bare Thermal Reactors II
11.6/11.11 Multiregion Reactors I
11.13 Multiregion Reactors II
11.18 Heterogeneous Reactors
11.20/11.25 Reactor Kinetics
11.27/12.2 Reactor Reactivity Feedback
12.4/12.9 Elements of Monte Carlo Method I
12.11 Elements of Monte Carlo Method I I
12.18 Final Exam
Problem sets
Problem 1 Due day : September 16
Problem 2 Due day : September 18
  Problem 3 Due day : September 30
Problem 4 Due day : October 7
Problem 5 Due day : October 16
Problem 6 Due day : November 4 (solution)
Problem 7 Due day : November 18
Problem 8 Due day : November 27
Problem 9 Due day : December 9
 
* Overdue submission of homework will have 5% reduction per day in grade!
Course Grading
 
	Midterm   20% 
	Final     25% 
	Projects  30% 
	Homework  25% 
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	Total    100%

Textbook


References


Contact yuhui@nurapt.kaist.ac.kr