Credits: 4; Prereq: MAP 2302; Coreq: CGS 2421.
Four one-hour lectures in continuous and discrete variable solution methods for the statistical, algebraic, differential and integral equations important in nuclear engineering. Problems involving neutron, photon, fluid and temperature distributions in configuration, time and velocity are mathematically modeled, solved and interpreted.
Reactor Analysis and Computation 1 - Statics
Credits: 4; Prereq: ENU 4001 and ENU 4605 with minimum grades of C.
Three one-hour lectures in neutron reactions, fission and criticality for nuclear reactors. Analytical and numerical calculations for reactor design and analysis.
Reactor Analysis and Computation 2 - Dynamics
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4103.
Continuation of ENU 4103. Three one-hour lectures in neutron thermalization and thermal scattering kernels. Treatment of resonances and Doppler broadening. Dynamic analysis of reactors including point model and space-time models. Feedback and reactor dynamics and control. Short-term transient analysis and long-term time dependence.
Credits: 3; Prereq: EML 3100, and ENU 4001 and ENU 4605 with minimum grades of C. Coreq: EML 4140.
Fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer with application to design and safety of nuclear power plants. Thermal hydraulic characteristics of nuclear power plants, energy conversion cycles, applications of first and second law of thermodynamics, nuclear heat generation, fluid mechanics, conservation laws and governing equations for inviscid and viscous single-phase flow, conduction and convection heat transfer and thermal design of fuel elements.
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4133.
Continuation of ENU 4133. Fundamentals of two-phase flow, governing equations of one-dimensional two-phase flow dynamics, two-phase friction multiplier, constitutive relationship and correlation void fraction, closure relationships for interfacial transport terms, fundamentals of heat transfer with phase change, pool boiling, forced convective boiling, condensation, correlation for two-phase heat transfer coefficient, thermal hydraulic design of fuel elements, sub-channel thermal hydraulics and thermal hydraulic design analysis methods for water cooled reactors.
Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Systems 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EML 3100, and ENU 4001 and ENU 4605 with minimum grades of C.
Three one-hour lectures discussing the basis for light water reactor (LWR) design; the NRC design criteria for LWRs. Study of the major systems, components and performance characteristics of LWRs including fuels, primary and secondary coolant systems, emergency and auxiliary systems.
Risk Assessment for Radiation Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4103 and STA 3032.
Three one-hour lectures studying radiation management systems, including reliability and probabilistic risk assessment.
Elements of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Design
Credits: 1; Coreq: ENU 4104, ENU 4134, ENU 4612 and ENU 4630.
First of a two-course capstone design sequence. A one-hour lecture providing preparatory work for ENU 4192. Identification of initial design project(s) and areas of work, selection/assignment of groups to areas of work/tasks, accumulation of reference materials and computer codes and development of initial timelines/milestones.
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Design
Credits: 3; Prereqs: ENU 4104, ENU 4134, ENU 4191, ENU 4612 and ENU 4630. Coreq: ENU 4641.
Continuation of ENU 4191. Nuclear reactor theory and engineering as applied to design synthesis of reactors. Nuclear, material, thermo-fluid and/or mechanical design considerations of nuclear reactors with particular emphasis on design characteristics. Analytical methods and application of computer codes for design analysis and evaluation. Individual and/or group design involving integration of reactor neutronics, dynamics and control, thermal hydraulics, transient analysis and safety, power production, instrumentation, control, radiation shielding and protection, fuel cycle, fuel behavior and/or cost.
Control of Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4104.
Three one-hour lectures analyzing the control and dynamic characteristics of nuclear reactors, including the effects of feedback and the characteristics of the integrated nuclear power plant.
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Laboratory 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4104 and ENU 4612C.
Two one-hour lectures and one fourr lab studying the experimental procedures used in reactor operation, personnel monitoring, radiation detection devices and the statistics of nuclear counting systems. A laboratory experience which integrates practical applications of radiation sources, radiation interactions, radiation transport and radiation diction.
Radiation Interactions and Sources 1
Credits: 4; Coreq: ENU 4001.
Three one-hour lectures studying the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter; cross sections and radiation fields with emphasis on photons, heavy charged particles and electrons.
Radiation Interactions and Sources 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4001 and ENU 4605 with minimum grades of C.
Continuation of ENU 4605. Three one-hour lectures studying photon, charged particle and electron interactions with matter, attenuation, energy transfer and energy absorption in matter. X-ray production, accelerators and neutron sources; applications in nuclear and radiological engineering.
Radiation Detection and Instrumentation Systems
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3003 and ENU 4606.
Three one-hour lectures in the physics and electronics of radiation detection and instrumentation systems for application to nuclear energy, radiological sciences, radiation protection, medical physics and imaging, and industrial safety and control systems.
Fundamental Aspects of Radiation Shielding
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENU 4103 and ENU 4606.
Three one-hour lectures in the basic principles of radiation shielding. Study of radiation sources and shielding design for radiation facilities.
Credits: 2; Prereq: ENU 4606 and ENU 4630.
Two one-hour lectures introducing practical radiation protection techniques and practices; also includes laboratory experiences. Examination of pertinent regulations, current practice, ethics, and instrumentation/measurement practices. Design of facilities and controls to optimize benefits of radiation applications and minimize exposure risks. (WR)
Special Problems in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated up to 8 credits. Prereq: department chair recommendation.
Individually selected problems or projects in the students' major field of engineering study.
Special Problems in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Design
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: department chair recommendation.
Individually selected design problems or design projects in the student's major field of engineering study. May be repeated for up to a maximum of eight credits.
Special Topics in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
Special courses covering selected topics in nuclear engineering.
Fundamentals of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
Credits: 1; Prereq: junior/senior standing in NES.
Presentations and discussions on topics of current and continuing interest in nuclear engineering sciences.
Practical Work in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
Credits: 1 to 5.
Practical engineering work under industrial supervision as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations.
Credits: 1; Prereq: 4EG classification and one term of industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline.
A three-hour laboratory providing practical engineering work under industrial supervision, as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)
Nuclear Power Radioactive Waste Technology
Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
Characterization and description of low and high level radwastes, regulatory requirements and methods of treatment. Transportation, burial and surveillance of radwastes. Decommissioning of nuclear facilities.