Nuclear Materials

Nuclear MaterialsHours: 3 0 3

Energy considerations. Case for nuclear energy and fast breeder reactors. Review of fundamentals of nuclear physics. Nuclear power generation. Types of reactors, their operation and efficiency. Reactor materials; fuels, cladding, moderators, control rods, coolants, heat exchangers, structural members, pressure vessels. Effect of radiation on materials.

Pre-requisites: NoneCo-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course