Course Unit Profile

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Basic Information

Course Unit Title: NUCLEAR MATERIALS

Course Unit Code: 418II

Level of course unit

Second Cycle (Laurea magistrale) Degree Programme in Nuclear Engineering

Year of study

First year

Semester when the course is delivered

First semester

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Name of Lecturer(s):

Prof.: Salvatore Lanza
Email: salvatore.lanza@ing.unipi.it

Prof.: Luigi Lazzeri
Email: luigi.lazzeri1@unipi.it

Language of instruction

Italian

General Information

Learning outcomes

The student who successfully completes the course will have the ability to identify and select materials to be used for nuclear reactor applications, evaluating their properties from the mechanical, chemical and nulear point of view.

Course contents

Functional classification of materials adopted in nuclear plants. Identification in the requirements for the adoption of the different functional classes, with main reference to conditions of normal, transient and accident operations at all the possible levels. Comparison and selection criteria for the different material in each class. Analysis of production and qualification processes of nuclear materials. Criteria for the analysis of material behavior in different reactor types.

Specific Information

Prerequisites, co-requisites, as a prerequisite for further study

Prerequisites

For this course the prerequisite/s is/are

Co-requisites

None.

Prerequisite for

None.

Mode of delivery

Delivery

face to face

Attendance

Advised

Teaching methods

Learning activities

Recommended or required reading

Material supplied by the teacher.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment methods

Assessment criteria

- The student will be assessed on his/her demonstrated ability to discuss the main course contents using the appropriate terminology. - During the oral exam the student must be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course material and be able to discuss the reading matter thoughtfully and with propriety of expression. - The student's ability to explain correctly the main topics presented during the course at the board will be assessed.

Work placement

No

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