Fall 2017

NQE301 Nuclear Reactor Theory


Course Outline

 
Time Tuesday 2:30-4:00PM   Thursday 2:30-4:00PM
Classroom

Room # 2419 (ME Building)

   

Lecture/Lab/Credit (Homework Hours)

3:0:3 (4)

Instructor Prof. Nam Zin Cho (nzcho@kaist.ac.kr x3819)
Instructor Office Hours Tuesday 10:30-12:00AM
  Thursday 10:30-12:00AM
Teaching Assistants

Seongdong Jang (seongdong@kaist.ac.kr x3859)
HyeonTae Kim (khtsmile@kaist.ac.kr x3859)

TA Office Hours Wednesday 5:00-8:00PM
Lecture In English

Link to

2016

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  8.29/8.31 Overview and Introduction

 

  9.5/9.7 Overview - Neutron Chain Reaction Systems

 

  9.12/9.14 Nuclear Reactons, Cross Sections, Reaction Rate, Nuclear Fission

 

  9.19/9.21

Slowingdown, Analytic Solutions of Slowingdown Equations

 

  9.26/9.28

Overview - Reactor Core Design

 

  10.3/10.5

Overview - Multigroup Diffusion Approximation

 

  10.10/10.12

Bare Thermal Reactors

 

  10.19

Midterm Exam

 

  10.24/10.26

Multiregion Reactors

 

  10.31/11.2

Multigroup Diffusion Equations

 

  11.7/11.9

Numerical Solution Methods I

 

  11.14/11.16

Numerical Solution Methods II

 

  11.21/11.23

Reactor Kinetics : Simplistic Point Kinetics, Quasi-Static Kinetics 

 

  11.28/11.30

Reactor Reactivity Feedback, Depletion

 

  12.5/12.17

Elements of Monte Carlo Method

 

  12.14 Final Exam  

 

 

Problem sets

 
 
Notice
  

Date

Contents

9/5

  • No Class : 9/12 (Tue.) and 9/14 (Thu.)
  • Makeup Class :
    9/9 (Sat.) 19:30 - 21:00 at Cyberspace (Room #2419)        9/23 (Sat.) 19:30 - 21:00 at Cyberspace (Room #2419)
10/13
  • Class on Exam Week : and 10.19 (Thu.) 13:00 - 15:45
  • No Class : 10/31 (Tue.)
  • Makeup Class : 11/11 (Sat.) 19:30 - 21:00
  • Midterm Exam Part I : 11/2 (Thu.) 14:30 - 15:50
  • Midterm Exam Part II : 11/7 (Tue.) 14:30 - 15:50
 
Keywords
 
Nuclear Reactor Theory, Criticality, Neutron Diffusion Theory, Slowingdown Theory, Heterogeneity in a Reactor Core, Two-Group Diffusion Equations, Diffusion Code, One-Region Reactors, Multiregion Reactors, Reactor Kinetics
Introduction
This course is designed to introduce fundamental reactor theory related with neutron reaction, nuclear fission and chain reactions. Major subjects are : neutron slowingdown in infinite medium, neutron diffusion theory, few energy group approximation and criticality calculation, heterogeneous reactor, dynamics and reactivity feedback effects, and projects writing computational programs for reactor analysis (neutron slowingdown, two-group neutron diffusion equation, depletion calculation, point kinetics, etc)
 
Lecture Schedule
* Overdue submission of homework will have 5% reduction per day in grade!  
 

Post

Due

9/5

Homework 1

9/12

9/14 Homework 2 9/21
9/27 Homework 3 10/10
10/12 Homework 4 10/24
10/24 Homework 5 10/31
11/14 Homework 6 11/23
 

Course Grading
 

	Midterm                 20% 
	Final                   30% 
	Project & Presentation  25% 
	Homework                25% 
	----------------------------
	Total                  100%

 

Textbook
     - No formal textbook
     - Class handouts
     - Reading assignments from
      * Lamarsh, Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory, Addison-Wesley, 1966.

 

 

 

 

References
        Primary :
        - Lamarsh, Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory, Addison-Wesley, 1966.
        - Duderstadt and Hamilton, Nuclear Reactor Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, 1976.
       Secondary :
       - E.E.Lewis, Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics, Academic Press,2008.
       - S. Nakamura, Computational Methods in Engineering and Science, John Wiley & Sons, 1977.
 

 

 

 


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