Reactor Systems (3 CH)
Dr. J. Michael Doster
Office : 3146 Burlington Laboratories
TA: Benjamin Bond
Office Hours: To be arranged
• General - Learn how to apply knowledge in engineering sciences to design and understanding complex systems.
• Focused - Gain an understanding of nuclear power plant engineering utilizing specific analytical skills acquired in other courses.
Texts (Copies will be provided)
• NE405/505 Class Notes
• Updated Final Safety Analysis Reports (UFSAR):
• Thermal Analysis of PWRs, Tong and Weisman
• T-H of a BWR, Lahey and Moody
• Principles of Design Improvements for LWRs, Tong
Grading: Plus and minus will be used.
Exam 1: Thursday, February 20
Exam 2: Tuesday, April 15
Final: Tuesday, April 29
Hourly (2) 25%
• Group Computer Projects (2) 30%
• Homework 20%
Students taking NE505 will have an extra assignment (computer project or term paper) assigned to justify receiving graduate credit.
• Due prior to class when assignment due (normally one week from when assigned).
• EOL students should send homework as an attachment to the TA
• No late submittals accepted without prior approval.
• To be eventually worked alone but can be discussed prior to this time.
If you have a certified disability that requires accommodation, please advise me so I can take appropriate measures.
Class assignments, such as homework, term paper or computer project report, could be due during dead week. There will be no examinations during dead week.
3 (3-0) Prerequisite: NE 401& NE 402
a. Reactor Protection System
b. Secondary System Protection
c. Containment Protection
d. Power Protection System
a. Accident Classification
b. Safety Analysis Predictions
c. Review of Real Events
a. Materials Selection
b. Mechanical Description
c. Thermal-Hydraulics Design (Notes: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals)
d. Nuclear Design (Notes: Nuclear Design)
b. Control Approaches
NE 505 Project
Previous Years Exams
2013 Final Exam