Course Unit Profile

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Basic Information

Course Unit Title: THERMAL-HYDRAULICS AND CORE ENGINEERING

Course Unit Code: 424II

Level of course unit

Second Cycle (Laurea magistrale) Degree Programme in NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Year of study

First year

Semester when the course is delivered

Annual

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 12

Name of Lecturer(s):

Prof.: Francesco saverio D'auria
Email: francesco.saverio.dauria@unipi.it

Language of instruction

English

General Information

Learning outcomes

The student who successfully completes the course will have the ability to understand the transient safety performance of NPP and the principle at the basis of core design.

Course contents

The program includes six key topics as listed below. Integration lectures and Seminars will be held in the areas of ‘Core Engineering’, ‘CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)’, ‘Nuclear Fuel’ and ‘Boron-Dilution-Issue’.
1) THERMAL-HYDRAULICS AND NPP TECHNOLOGY.
2) DESIGN OF NUCLER FUEL PIN.
3) MODELING IN NUCLEAR THERMAL-HYDRAULICS.
4) IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THERMAL-HYDRAULIC PHENOMENA IN LWR. I
5) NATURAL CIRCULATION.
6) THERMAL-HYDRAULIC ASPECTS OF KEY ACCIDENTS IN NPP TECHNOLOGY.

Specific Information

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

Prerequisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Prerequisite for

None.

Mode of delivery

Delivery

face to face

Attendance

None

Teaching methods

Learning activities

Recommended or required reading

1)Lahey-Moody “Thermal-Hydraulics of a Boiling Water Reactor” – ANS
2)Tong-Weisman “Thermal Analysis of Pressurized Water Reactors” – ANS
3)Todreas-Kazimi “Nuclear Systems, I & II” – hpc
4)Levy “Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems” – Wiley
5)OECD/NEA/CSNI Separate Effect Test Validation Matrix (available from web)
6)OECD/NEA/CSNI Integral Test Matrix (available from web)
7)IAEA, SRS 23 Accident Analysis (available from web)
8)IAEA, SRS 52 Uncertainty Analysis (available from web)
9)IAEA, SSG-2 Processo di Licensing (available from web)

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment methods

Assessment criteria

During the oral exam the student must be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course material.

Work placement

No

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