NQE513 Neutron/Radiation Transport Theory and Computation


Spring 2013

Time    Tuesday  10:30 am - 12:00 pm (Room #4401 [ME Building])  
   Thursday  10:30 am - 12:00 pm (Room #4401 [ME Building])   

 
Instructor   Prof. Nam Zin Cho (nzcho@kaist.ac.kr x3819)
Prof. Jonghwa Chang (jhchang@kaeri.re.kr)
Teaching Assistant   Seungsu Yuk (sixpig@kaist.ac.kr x3859)
Lecture   in English
Link to    Spring 2011
 

 


Course Outline
This course is designed to cover the neutron/radiation transport theory and its computation. It includes nuclear data evaluation and processing, computational methods, and numerical algorithms for continuous, one-group, multi-group neutron and radiation transport computational formulations, that can be applied to the design of various nuclear reactors, radiation shielding facilities, analysis of radiation distribution in systems such as nuclear fusion reactor, accelerator, nuclear bio-medical equipment, and nuclear imaging problems in nuclear prospecting, nuclear assay, and computed tomography.


Textbook
References


Notice
Date
Content
April 16  - No Class
April 25  - There is a class.
April 29  - Makeup calss (19:30 ~)
May 30  - No Class
June 8  - Presentation on Project 1

Lecture Schedule
      Tuesday (Prof. Chang) Thursday (Prof. Cho)
  Week 1 (March 5, 7) Introduction of Nuclear Reaction Data Introduction and Overview
Week 2 (12, 14) Review of Classical Mechanics and Basics of Quantum Mechanics Particle Transport Processes, Transport Equation
  Week 3 (19, 21) Basic Wave Mechanics Multigroup Transport Theory - Group Constants
  Week 4 (26, 28) Angular Momentum   Spherical Harmonics (PN) Method 
  Week 5 (April 2, 4) Spin and Total Angular Momentum Discrete Ordinates (SN) Method I
  Week 6 (9, 11) Low Energy Scattering Discrete Ordinates (SN) Method II
Week 7 (16, 18) Scattering by System of Particles Even-Parity Transport Method
Week 8 (23, 25) Review Midterm Exam
Week 9 (30, May 2) Nuclear Model Integral Transport Methods
Week 10 (7, 9) Nuclear Reaction Model Method of Characteristics I
  Week 11 (14, 16) Resonance Theory, I Method of Characteristics II
Week 12 (21, 23) Resonance Theory, II Iteration Methods I 
Week 13 (28, 30) Nuclear Data File Iteration Methods II
Week 14 (June 4, 6) Nuclear Data Processing Acceleration of Iterative Solutions
Week 15 (11, 13) Review Review
Week 16 (18, 20)   Final Exam

Homeworks

  - Following materials are open to enrolled students only. If you have any problem to access on materials, please contact with Teaching Assistant. 

Due Date

Contents 

 4/25

Problem Set #1 (pdf format)

5/7

Problem Set #2 (pdf format)

5/16

Problem Set #3 (pdf format)

6/4

Problem Set #4 (pdf format)

6/6

Problem Set #5 (pdf format)

6/23

Final Exam (pdf format)


Course Grading
  1. Homework 20 %
  2. Class Contribution 10 %
  3. Projects 40 %
  4. Final Exam 30 %
       100 %


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