## College |
College of Engineering | ||

## Department |
Mechanical and Nuclear Eng | ||

## Level |
Undergraduate | ||

## Study System |
Courses | ||

## Total Credit Hours |
131 Cr.Hrs | ||

## Duration |
4 | ||

## Intake |
Fall & Spring | ||

## Location |
Sharjah Main Campus | ||

## Language |
English | ||

## Study Mode |
Full Time |

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The Department of Nuclear Engineering is a four-year study that provides students with a solid knowledge in nuclear engineering. Students spend the first segment of their study in acquiring skills that serve as the foundation for later courses.

In the second segment students learn the fundamentals of nuclear engineering and gain knowledge in multiple related engineering topics including electronics, materials, and fluid mechanics.

In the third and final segment of their study, students take advanced courses in nuclear engineering, undergo an eight-week practical training, and complete senior design projects.

The Nuclear Engineering Program is the only program in the UAE that offers a BS degree in nuclear engineering. The program is committed to producing competent and highly skilled engineers who are well prepared to work in the nuclear engineering field.

To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering, the student must complete a total of 131 credit hours. These hours span University requirements (UR), College requirements (CR) and Program requirements (PR). The allocation of the credit hours is shown in the following table:

BS in Nuclear Engineering | | | | |

UR | CR | PR | Total | |

Mandatory Credits | 12 | 26 | 75 | 113 |

Elective Credits | 12 | - | 6 | 24 |

Total | 24 | 26 | 81 | 131 |

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The list of the University required courses and their descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering section in this bulletin.

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The NE program core courses are listed in the table below.

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

1411116 | Programming 1 | 4 | None |

1430118 | Physics 2 Lab | 1 | 1430116, Pre/Co: 1430117 |

0402202 | Circuit Analysis I | 3 | Pre/Co: 1430117, Pre/Co:1440261 |

0402241 | Random Signal Theory | 3 | Pre/Co: 0402202 |

0402255 | Applied Electronics for SREE | 3 | 0402202 |

0402256 | Applied Electronics Lab for SREE | 1 | Pre/Co: 0402255 |

0402340 | Engineering Computations and Linear Algebra | 3 | 1411116, 1440261 |

0402348 | Signals and Control Systems | 3 | 0402202; 0406101 |

0406100 | Introduction to Energy Science and Technology | 3 | Pre/Co: 1430117 |

0406101 | Statics and Dynamics | 3 | 1440133; 1430115 |

0406200 | Thermodynamics | 3 | 0406101 |

0406201 | Fluid Mechanics | 3 | 0406101 |

0406202 | Fluid Mechanics Lab | 1 | Pre/Co: 0406201 |

0406300 | Heat Transfer | 3 | 0406200, 0406201 |

0406301 | Heat Transfer Lab | 1 | Pre/Co: 0406300 |

0407200 | Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science | 3 | 1440161;1430117 |

0407202 | Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science | 3 | 0407200 |

0407204 | Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurement | 3 | 0402241, Pre/Co: 0407202 |

0407300 | Elements of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences | 3 | 0407202 |

0407302 | Reactor Thermal Hydraulics | 3 | 0406300, 0407300 |

0407304 | Analytical Methods for Nuclear Engineers | 3 | 1440161 |

0407305 | Nuclear Engineering Materials | 3 | 1420101, 0407300 |

0407306 | Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab I | 1 | 0407204; 0402255 |

0407307 | Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab II | 1 | 0407306 |

0407308 | Nuclear Reactor Theory | 3 | 0407300 |

0407401 | Nuclear Power Reactors | 3 | 0407308; 0407302 |

0407402 | Reactor Safety Analysis | 3 | 0407308, 0407302, Pre/Co: 0407401 |

0407403 | Advanced Nuclear Lab | 1 | 0407307,0402348, Pre/Co: 0407402, Pre/Co: 0407401 |

0407491 | Senior Design Project I | 1 | Senior Standing |

0407492 | Senior Design Project II | 3 | 0407491 |

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As part of the program for the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Science Engineering, the student is required to study 6 credit hours of technical elective courses. These courses allow the student to focus on a specific area for in-depth knowledge and understanding. The student can also mix and match elective courses from the different areas to get a more general exposure to the different Nuclear and Science Engineering disciplines. The student should select, in cooperation with the academic advisor, the list of electives that best meet his or her needs and aspirations.

It is highly recommended that the student register for these courses after completing the Departmental requirements.

Nuclear Engineering | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0407450 | Applications of Radiation | 3 | 0407300 |

0407451 | Fusion Reactor Technology | 3 | 0407452 |

0407452 | Introduction to Plasmas | 3 | 0407300 |

0407453 | Engineering Principles of Radiation Imaging | 3 | 0407450 |

0407454 | Radiological Health Engineering Fundamentals | 3 | 0407300 |

0407455 | Quantum Mechanics for Nuclear Engineering | 3 | 0407300, 0407304 |

0407456 | Nuclear Reactor Dynamics | 3 | 0407308, 0407302 |

0407470 | Special topics in Nuclear Engineering | 3 | 0407300 |

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Students participating in Senior Design Project option must complete a 4 credits Senior Design project over two semesters. Senior Design Project I (1 credit) and Senior Design Project II (3 credits).

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The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering encompasses 131 credit hours that are spread over 8 semesters plus a summer training period which can normally be completed in four years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression toward graduation

Year 1, Semester 1 (17 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0202112 | English for Academic Purposes | 3 | |

1440131 | Calculus I for Engineering | 3 | |

1430115 | Physics I | 3 | Pass placement Test or 1430106; Per/Co: 1440133 |

1430116 | Physics I Lab | 1 | Pre/Co: 1430115 |

1420101 | General Chemistry (1) | 3 | |

1420102 | General Chemistry (1) Lab | 1 | Pre/Co 1420101 |

0201102 | Arabic Language | 3 |

Year 1, Semester 2 (17 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

1440161 | Calculus II for Engineers | 3 | 1440133 |

1430117 | Physics 2 | 3 | 1430115, 1430161 |

1430118 | Physics 2Lab | 1 | Pre/Co: 1430117 |

1411116 | Programming I | 4 | |

0406100 | Introduction to Energy Science and Technology |
3 |
Pre/Co: 1430117 |

0406101 | Statics & Dynamics | 3 | 1440133, 1430115 |

Year 2, Semester 3 (18 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Tile | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0402241 | Random Signal Theory | 3 | Pre/Co: 0402202 |

0406200 | Thermodynamics | 3 | 0406101 |

0407200 | Intro to NE and RS | 3 | 1440161, 1430117 |

1440261 | Differential Equations for Engineers | 3 | 1440161 |

0402202 | Circuit Analysis I | 3 | Pre/Co 1430117, Pre/Co1440261 |

0104100 | Islamic Culture | 3 |

Year 2, Semester 4 (17 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0407202 | Fundamentals of NE and RS | 3 | 0407200 |

0407304 | Analytical Methods for Nuclear Engineers | 3 | 1440161 |

0402255 | Applied Electronics for SREE | 3 | 0402202 |

0402256 | Applied Electronics Lab for SREE | 1 | Pre/Co: 0402255 |

0407204 | Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurements | 3 | 0402241, Pre/Co: 0407202 |

0406201 | Fluid mechanics | 3 | 0406101 |

0406202 | Fluid mechanics Lab | 1 | Pre/Co: 0406201 |

Year 3, Semester 5 (17 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0407300 | Elements of NE and Radiation Science |
3 |
0407202 |

0406300 | Heat Transfer | 3 | 0406200; 0406201 |

0406301 | Heat Transfer Lab | 1 | Pre/Co 0406300 |

0402340 | Engineering Computations and Linear Algebra | 3 | 1411116, 1440261 |

0407306 | Nuclear Science Eng. Lab I | 1 | 0407204, 0402255 |

University Elective 1 | 3 | ||

0402348 | Signals and Control Systems | 3 | 0402202; 0406101 |

Year 3, Semester 6 (16 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0407302 | Reactor Thermal Hydraulics | 3 | 0406300, 0407300 |

0407305 | Nuclear Engineering Materials | 3 | 1420101, 0407300 |

0407308 | Nuclear Reactor Theory | 3 | 0407300 |

0407307 | Nuclear Science Engineering Lab II | 1 | 0407306 |

0202110 | Speech communication | 3 | 0202103 |

University Elective 2 | 3 |

Year 3, Summer Training (0 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0407490 | Practical Training for 8 weeks | 0 |

Year 4, Semester 7 (14 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Tile | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

NE Technical Elective 1 | 3 | None | |

0407491 | Senior Design Project I | 1 | Senior Standing |

0407402 | Reactor Safety Analysis | 3 | 0407308; 0407302, Pre/Co 0407401 |

0407401 | Nuclear Power Reactors | 3 | 0407308; 0407302 |

0407403 | Advanced Nuclear Lab | 1 | 0407307, 0402348, Pre/Co: 0407401, Pre/Co: 0407402 |

0202207 | Technical Writing | 3 | 0202112 |

Year 4, Semester 8 (15 Credits) | | | |

Course # | Title | CrHrs | Prerequisites |

0407492 | Senior Design Project II | 3 | 0407491 |

NE Technical Elective 2 | 3 | ||

University Elective 3 | 3 | ||

University Elective 4 | 3 | ||

0401301 | Engineering Economics | 3 | 3rd Year Standing |

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Descriptions of the core courses are given below.

1411116 | Programming 1 | 3-2:4 |

This course introduces basic programming techniques in a high level language to CS students. Subjects include: computer science fields, general introduction on computers and numbering systems, software development process, a high level programming language, selection structures, repetition structures, functions and procedures, structured and user-defined data types, text files, arrays, and dynamic memory allocation. Prerequisite: None. | | |

1430118 | Physics II Laboratory | 0-3:1 |

Various experiments covering the topics mentioned in Physics (II) course.
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0402202 | Circuit Analysis I | 3-0:3 |

Fundamentals of DC and AC circuit laws; Mathematical models for circuit elements; Techniques for circuit analysis and for writing and solving circuit equations; Circuit theorems; Introduction to Op-Amps; Transient analysis of first order circuits; Phasor technique for steady-state sinusoidal response. Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers; Pre/Co 1430117 - Physics II. | | |

0402241 | Random Signal Theory | 3-0:3 |

The role of statistics in engineering. Data summary and presentation. Probability concepts. Discrete random variables and probability distributions. Continuous random variables and probability distributions. Joint probability distributions. Introduction to parameter estimation. Computation of confidence intervals. | | |

0402255 | Applied Electronics for SREE | 3-0:3 |

Introduction to semiconductor materials and devices. Analysis of Diodes and applications. Analysis of transistor circuits (BJTs, MOSFETs). Amplifier circuits, bandwidth; feedback. Operational amplifiers and applications, filter and oscillator circuits. Introduction to power electronics, DC-DC convertors and DC-AC invertors. | | |

0402256 | Applied Electronics Lab for SREE | 0-3:1 |

Diode characteristics, PSPICE simulation, BJT and MOS biasing circuits, Amplifier and its frequency response, Operational Amplifier Applications, DC- DC convertors and DC-AC inverters. | | |

0402340 | Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra | 3-0:3 |

Basic linear algebra: LU decomposition, normal equations and least squares solutions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors decomposition of matrices. Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear system of equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration of functions, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, use of MATLAB to solve complex engineering problems. 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers. | | |

0402348 | Signals and Control Systems | 3-0:3 |

Representation and analysis of signals. Fourier transforms. Linear time- invariant systems, impulse response, frequency response and transfer function. Introduction to linear feedback control. Analysis and design of classical control systems. Control system components and industrial process automation. Pre-requisite: 1411116 - Circuit Analysis I; 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers. | | |

0406100 | Introduction to Energy Science and Technology | 3-0:3 |

Introduction to energy. Survey of energy technologies including steam, hydro, tidal, wave, fossil, geothermal, solar, wind, bio-fuels, and nuclear. Energy sources and conservation of energy, energy efficiency, energy production and uses, sources of energy for both conventional and renewable. Climate change and the future of energy. Free hand sketching, isometric drawing and orthographic projections. Introduction to 3D AutoCAD and Matlab. Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1430117 - Physics II; | | |

0406101 | Statics and Dynamics | 3-0:3 |

Force and moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Properties of areas, second moments. Internal forces in beams. Laws of friction. Principles of particle dynamics. Mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics. Kinematics and dynamics of plane systems. Energy and momentum of 2-D bodies and systems. I for Engineers. | | |

0406200 | Thermodynamics | 3-0:3 |

Basic concepts of thermodynamics: temperature, work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy. First law of thermodynamics for closed and steady-flow open systems. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances; changes of phase; equation of state. Second law of thermodynamics: concept of entropy. Power and refrigeration cycles. | | |

0406201 | Fluid Mechanics | 3-0:3 |

Fluid properties; Units; Pressure and fluid statics: pressure distribution in fluid at rest, hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy and stability, Fluids in rigid body motion; Fluid Kinematics, dynamics of fluid motion: concepts of streamline, control volume, steady and one-dimensional flows; continuity, Euler, Bernoulli, steady flow energy, linear and angular momentum equations; flow in pipes and losses. | | |

0406202 | Fluid Mechanics Lab | 0-3:1 |

Introduction to basic fluid mechanics instrumentation; experimental verification and reinforcement of analytical concepts introduced in course 0406201.
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0406300 | Heat Transfer | 3-0:3 |

Mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation. Steady heat conduction, insulation, cooling. Transient heat conduction. Forced convection; natural convection. Heat exchangers. Applications to energy systems. | | |

0406301 | Heat Transfer Lab | 0-3:1 |

Experiments on measurement techniques heat transfer principles of linear and radial conduction; unsteady state heat conduction; natural and forced convection; parallel and counter flow exchangers; thermal radiation; temperature measurement. | | |

0407304 | Analytical Methods for Nuclear Engineers | 3-0:3 |

Multiple Integrals. Expanding functions in power series, complex plane, complex power series, elementary functions of complex numbers. Power series solutions of differential equations, special functions. Laplace transform solutions of differential equations. Partial differential equations Introduction to Monte Carol Method. Applications to Nuclear Engineering problems (specifically in nuclear reactor theory and radiation transport) and implementation with MATLAB. or any computing language. 1440161 - Calculus II for Engineers. | | |

0407200 |
| 3-0:3 |

This course will cover history and applications of Nuclear Energy as well as fusion and fission processes, radioactivity chains, fundamentals of reactor designs. Additionally, the course will inform about biological effects of radiation, environmental impact of nuclear activities, nuclear proliferation, reactors waste and ethical issues related to nuclear engineering. 1440161 - Calculus II for Engineers; 1430117 - Physics II. | | |

0407202 |
| 3-0:3 |

The course will cover the technological, industrial and medical applications of radiation, radioactive materials and fundamental particles. Special relativity, basic nuclear physics, interactions of radiation with matter. Binary nuclear reactions. Fission reactors and the fuel cycle. | | |

0407204 | Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurement | 3-0:3 |

An introduction to the devices and techniques most common in nuclear measurements. Topics include the principles of operation of gas-filled, solid state, and scintillation detectors for charged particle, gamma ray, and neutron radiations. Techniques of pulse shaping, counting, and analysis for radiation spectroscopy. Timing and coincidence measurements. | | |

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| 3-0:3 |

The course introduces students to the basics about Nuclear Reactor Physics. It covers topics such as the basic reactor core components and properties (fuel, moderator, coolant and absorbers), neutron distributions in energy (for fast, intermediate and thermal neutrons), reactor kinetics (multiplying and non- multiplying, finite or infinite systems), reactivity feedback and long term behavior. Prerequisite: 0407202 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering and | | |

0407302 | Reactor Thermal Hydraulics | 3-0:3 |

This course will cover the thermal-hydraulic fundamentals of nuclear power reactors, which includes principles of single phase flow, two-phase flow, and heat transfer. The applications of convection heat transfer, boiling heat transfer, condensation, thermosiphon, and modeling of two phase flows in nuclear power reactors are discussed in details. The course covers the overall thermal-hydraulic characteristics of the reactor core including core heat generation, thermodynamics of nuclear energy, and thermal analysis of fuel elements. | | |

0407305 | Nuclear Engineering Materials | 3-0:3 |

The course introduces students to properties and selection criteria of materials for nuclear reactors. It covers topics such as are | | |

0407306 | Nuclear Science and Engineering Laboratory I | 0-3:1 |

An introduction to measurements common in nuclear science. The operation of gas-filled and solid state detectors; scintillation detectors for gamma, neutron radiation, and charged particles. Counting techniques and nuclear statistics, pulse shaping, and spectroscopic analysis of radiation. | | |

0407307 | Nuclear Science and Engineering Laboratory II | 0-3:1 |

Enhancement of laboratory skills pertinent to nuclear engineering. Experiments related to Gamma Coincidence, half life, scattering of alpha particles, x-ray fluorescence, and neutron activation. | | |

0407308 | Nuclear Reactor Theory | 3-0:3 |

The course covers topics to include flux, angular densities and currents, common simplifications to the transport equation, Fick's law, and diffusion boundary conditions), Prerequisite: 0407300 - Elements of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. | | |

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0407401 | Nuclear Power Reactors | 3-0:3 |

The course discusses the performance of nuclear power plant systems and their role in power productions. The course focuses mainly on power reactor performance under normal operating conditions and generally discusses the reactor behavior under design basis accidents. The courses emphasizes on analyzing reactor thermodynamic cycles, components of different power reactor types (PWR, BWR, Gas Reactors, and Fast Breeding Reactors), design synthesis, reactor overall performance, load curves, environmental impacts of nuclear power plant, and nuclear plant economics.
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0407402 | Reactor Safety Analysis | 3-0:3 |

The course will cover the principles and methods used in the safety evaluation of nuclear power plants. Safety philosophies, design criteria and regulations. Deterministic and probabilistic models, reliability analysis, radiological consequences, and risk assessment. Design-basis and severe accident analysis, role of engineered safety systems, siting, and licensing. Case studies of accidents. 0407302 - Reactor Thermal Hydraulics; Pre/Co 0407401 - Nuclear Power Reactors. | | |

0407403 | Advanced Nuclear Energy Lab | 0-3:1 |

Measurement of nuclear performance, control rod worth, critical rod location, power andflux distributions and feedback coefficients of reactivity. | | |

0407491 | Senior Design Project I | 1-0:1 |

Graduation project consists of two courses: Senior Design Project I and Senior Design Project II. Small groups of students work together project under the supervision of the project supervisor. Each group of students gives a presentation about their project and submits a detailed report.
This is the first phase of the graduation project. Subjects for the projects are linked to research interest in the Department or sometimes in co-operation with local industry.
During this phase the students develop a preliminary design of the proposed project as outlined in the report produced and give a presentation at the end of semester. Prerequisite: Senior standing. | | |

0407492 | Senior Design Project II | 3-6:3 |

Student teams develop professional-level experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project. Lectures are devoted to discussing project-related issues and student presentations. A project progress proposal, report, oral presentations, and a comprehensive final report are required. Students apply modern engineering design methods to choose from alternative design subject to realistic constraints. Groups of students work together to design, build, refine and test complete hardware or /and software systems to meet specifications. 0405491 - Senior Design Project I. | | |

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Descriptions of the technical elective courses are given below.

0407450 | Application of Radiation | 4-0:4 |

Applications of radiation interaction with matter using various forms (neutrons, ions, electrons, photons) of radiation, including radiotracers, radiogauges, activation analysis, X-ray fluorescence, neutron radiography, and nuclear reaction analysis.
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0407451 | Fusion Reactor Technology | 3-0:3 |

Single particle orbits in electric and magnetic fields, moments of Boltzmann equation and introduction to fluid theory. Wave phenomena in plasmas. Diffusion of plasma in electric and magnetic fields. Analysis of laboratory plasmas and magnetic confinement devices. Introduction to plasma kinetic theory. | | |

0407452 | Introduction to Plasmas | 3-0:3 |

Single particle orbits in electric and magnetic fields, moments of Boltzmann equation and introduction to fluid theory. Wave phenomena in plasmas. Diffusion of plasma in electric and magnetic fields. Analysis of laboratory plasmas and magnetic confinement devices. Introduction to plasma kinetic theory. | | |

0407453 | Engineering Principles of Radiation Imaging | 2-0:2 |

Analytic description of radiation production, transport and detection in radiation imaging systems. Measurements methods for image quality and statistical performance of observers. Systems for radiographic and radioisotope imaging, including film/screen, storage phosphor, and electronic radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, Anger camera, and PET systems. Emphasis on impact of random process on observer detection. Prerequisite: 0407300 - Elements of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. | | |

0407454 | Radiological Health Engineering Fundamentals | 4-0:4 |

The course will cover the physical and biological aspects of the use of ionizing radiation in industrial and academicinstitutions, physical principles underlying shielding instrumentation, waste disposal, biological effects of low levels of ionizing radiation. Biological effects of ionizing radiation at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels. external and internal dose estimation, nonionizing radiation safety methods. | | |

0407455 | Quantum Mechanics for Nuclear Engineering | 3-0:3 |

Basics of quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality, the semi-classical theory, Schroedinger's equation and its solution in one dimension. Tunneling effects and radioactive decay, the deuteron, neutron-proton scattering. Models of the nuclear interaction, the Jellium, and nuclear shell theory. | | |

0407456 | Nuclear Reactor Dynamics | 3-0:3 |

Basic equations and physical parameters of point reactor kinetics without feedback effects; the nuclear reactor as a total system; reactor excursions, Fuchs-Nordheim and Bethe-Tait models; space-time reactor dynamics; synthesis methods. 0407302 - Reactor Thermal Hydraulics. | | |

0407470 | Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering | 3-0:3 |

The course introduces the fuel manufacturing process and common materials used in manufacturing the fuel pellets and clad and their properties. The main parameters that govern the design of the Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuel elements are discussed and analyzed; in specific, power-burnup envelope, UO2 deformation, fission gas release, oxidation, Zircaloy deformation, and radiation damage. The Power-Flow relationship within the fuel assembly and its impact on the fuel assembly size, pitch, and grid spacer mixing vanes is analyzed. The course will also cover the steps needed for testing and inspection procedures of as-received and irradiated fuel assemblies.. | | |