NE405/505

Reactor Systems (3 CH)

 

Instructors

Dr. J. Michael Doster

E-Mail: doster@ncsu.edu

Office : 3146 Burlington Laboratories

Phone: 919-515-3658

 

Teaching Assistant

TA:  Benjamin Bond

E-Mail: bdbond@ncsu.edu

Office Hours: To be arranged

 

Prereq: NE401 & NE402

 

Course Objectives

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)

The Westinghouse PWR NPP, Westinghouse

BWR/6 General Description of a BWR, GE

• NE405/505 Class Notes

 

References

• Updated Final Safety Analysis Reports (UFSAR):

    Brunswick BWR

                Chapter 4 – Core Design

                Chapter 15 – Safety Analysis

    McGuire PWR

                Chapter 4 - Core Design

                Chapter 15 - Safety Analysis

Thermal Analysis of PWRs, Tong and Weisman

T-H of a BWR, Lahey and Moody

Principles of Design Improvements for LWRs, Tong

·         NE 400/500 Class Notes

·         NE 402/502 Class Notes

 

 

 

Grading Basis

 

Grading: Plus and minus will be used.

 

Exam Dates

               

Exam 1:  Thursday, February 20

Exam 2:  Tuesday, April 15

 

Final:  Tuesday, April 29

 

 

Grade Makeup:

• Examinations

Hourly (2)                                             25%

Final                                                       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.

 

Homework:

• 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.

 

Accommodation

If you have a certified disability that requires accommodation, please advise me so I can take appropriate measures.

 

Dead Week:

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.

 

 




NE 405/505

Reactor Systems

3 (3-0) Prerequisite: NE 401& NE 402


 

 

  1.  Introduction   (Notes:  Part 1)
    1. Design Process
    2. System Overviews of Light Water Reactors
    3. Industry Subdivisions & Participants

 

  1. Nuclear Steam Supply Systems Design
    1. Reactor Coolant Systems
    2. Auxiliary Systems
    3. Reactor Control Systems (Notes: Part 2 PWR, Part 2 BWR, Part 2 Safeguards)

 

  1. Nuclear Power Plant Accidents (Notes:  Part 3)
    1. Objectives
    2. Fuel Failure Modes & Radiation Release Paths
    3. Engineering Safeguards System

a.      Reactor Protection System

b.      Secondary System Protection

c.       Containment Protection

d.      Power Protection System

    1. Accident Analysis

a.      Accident Classification

b.      Safety Analysis Predictions

c.       Review of Real Events

 

  1. Containment  (Notes:  Part 4)
    1. Building
    2. Pressure Suppression
    3. Atmospheric Cleanup

 

  1. Core Design of Light Water Reactors
    1. Fuel

a.      Materials Selection

b.      Mechanical Description

c.       Thermal-Hydraulics Design (Notes: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals)

d.      Nuclear Design  (Notes:  Nuclear Design)

    1. Reactivity Control

a.      Requirements

b.      Control Approaches

 

  1. Advanced Nuclear Power Plant Designs  (Notes:  Advanced Reactors)
    1. Advanced Light Water Reactors
    2. Fast Spectrum Metal Cooled Reactors
    3. High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors                                         

Homework

 

            Homework 1

 

            Assignment

 

            Solutions

 

            Problem 1

            Problem 2

            Problem 3

            Problem 4

           

            Homework 2

 

            Assignment

 

Solutions

 

Problem 1

Problem 2

Problem 3

Problem 4

Problem 5

 

            Homework 3

 

            Assignment

 

            Solutions

           

                Homework 4

 

            Assignment

 

            Solutions

           

                Homework 5

 

            Assignment

           

Solutions

 

                Homework 6

 

            Assignment

           

Solutions

 

Project 1

               

Assignment

Groups

                               

 

Project 2

 

Assignment

 

NE 505 Project

 

Assignment

 

 

Exam 1

 

Solutions

 

Problem 1

Problem 2

Problem 3

Problem 4

 

 

Exam 2

 

Solutions

 

 

Previous Years Exams

 

            2011 Exam 1

            2011 Exam 2

            2011 Final Exam

 

            2012 Exam 1

            2012 Exam 2

            2012 Final Exam

 

            2013 Exam 1  Solution

            2013 Exam 2  Solution

            2013 Final Exam