141.032 Nuclear Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • to explain the basics of nuclear fission
  • to summarize main characteristics of nuclear power plants
  • to compare different types and its safety aspects of nuclear power plants
  • to obtain information on the present state of radioactiv waste management
  • to repeat and analyse historic reactor accidents
  • to demonstrate possible future developments in nuclear technologies

Subject of course

The course gives a survey on the current design of nuclear power plants, such as PWR, BWR,VVER, CANDU, AGR, HTR, LMFBR, GEN 3+ and Gen 4 NPPs, Small Modular NPPs. Further the safety aspects and major nuclear accidents in the past (such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima) and the situation in Europe after Fukushima are discussed. For each reactor type specific safety and operational aspects are discussed. Radioactive waste management and disposal options in Europe are discussed.

Teaching methods

The lecture will be held in presence. There are existing recordings of the lecture in TUWEL. 

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

  • Homepage
  • the lecture is held in English

 

 

 

 

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu12:00 - 14:0005.10.2023 - 25.01.2024Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu12:00 - 14:0009.11.2023Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu12:00 - 14:0016.11.2023Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Tue16:30 - 18:0028.11.2023 online via TUWEL (LIVE)Nuclear Engineering 1
Nuclear Engineering - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu05.10.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu12.10.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu19.10.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu09.11.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu16.11.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu23.11.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Tue28.11.202316:30 - 18:00 online via TUWELNuclear Engineering 1
Thu07.12.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu21.12.202312:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu11.01.202412:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu18.01.202412:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I
Thu25.01.202412:00 - 14:00Helmut Rauch Hörsaal - TPH Reaktortechnik I - nuclear engineering I

Examination modalities

Written in form of a homework and a short examination at the end of the term a short written exam

Topic of the homework: Description of a Gen IV Reactor System, approx. 1,5 - 2 pages - no AI support allowed. 

Exam at the end of the term with TUWEL


Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue12:00 - 13:0005.03.2024 online via TUWEL - presence in Zoom!written21.02.2024 08:00 - 04.03.2024 23:59TISSExam Nuclear Engineering

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.10.2023 10:00 01.02.2024 20:00

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Mandatory
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Mandatory elective
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective

Literature

Recommended books: Albert ZIEGLER: Lehrbuch der Reaktortechnik Bd 1,2,3 Springer Verlag Dieter SMIDT: Reaktortechnk 1,2 ,G.Braun Karlsruhe

Previous knowledge

Reactor physics, Nuclear physics

Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

English