Sep 23, 2019  
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ENNE 4010 - Introduction to Nuclear Power Engineering I


(3) Credit Hours

Introductory course in nuclear power engineering. Neutron physics, reactor operation, and reactor dynamics. Basic principles underlying design and operation of nuclear systems, facilities, and applications.  Topics include radioactivity, interaction with materials, shielding, fission, fusion, reactor concepts, material and biological effects of radiation, safety, and radioactive waste treatment, processing and disposal.  Nuclear and engineering principles of power reactors, emphasis of power reactors including power plant heat generation, removal electrical generation.  Students provide a system perspective and analysis of nuclear power engineering, associated fuel cycle, safety, and fundamental applications of nuclear energy.  Application of principles and theory integrated into semester project addressing nuclear power.  Lecture 3 hours including limited laboratory/field experiences.  Prerequisites: ENCE 2220, and ENME 2240 or ENGR 2250, and MATH 2450, or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 



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