WITH EFFECT FROM THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013- 2014

 

EE 414

NUCLEAR ENERGY

 

                                                                               (Elective-I)

 

Instruction                                                                                                                                                                                         Periods per week

Duration of University Examination                                                                                                                                                     3  Hours

University Examination                                                                                                                                                                       75 Marks

Sessional                                                                                                                                                                                            25 Marks

 

UNIT-I

 

Introduction to Nuclear Physics: Basic nuclear properties, mass and abundance of nuclides, nuclear mass and binding energy, radio active decay, units for measuring nuclear radiation and radiation dose. Alpha decay, beta decay, gamma decay; detection of nuclear radiation, nuclear reactions, neutron physics, nuclear fission, chain reaction, controlled fission reactors, atom bomb, nuclear fusion, controlled fusion reactors, hydrogen bomb.

 

UNIT-II

 

Various Types of Nuclear Reactors: Types of nuclear materials-fuels, moderators, coolants, control rods, shielding materials etc. PWR, BWR, Heavy water, CANDU, gas-cooled, liquid-metal cooled reactors, fast breed reactors.

 

UNIT-III

 

Nuclear Power Plants: Heat transfer aspects of nuclear power plants, Nuclear power plants: layout, site selection, controls and instrumentation, India’s Programme for nuclear power, Survey of present nuclear power plants in India and future scenario.

 

UNIT-IV

 

Safety Aspects of Nuclear Power Reactors: Biological effects of nuclear radiation. Reactor shielding, Reactor safety, Nuclear power and environment, nuclear reactor accidents; review of the Three-Mile-Island accident, and the Chernobyl accident. Storage and disposal of nuclear waste.3 14


UNIT-V

 

Nuclear Fusion Reactors: Basic properties of nuclear fusion and thermo nuclear reactions, technology of controlled fusion reactors, International

Thermonuclear Energy Research (ITER) project in France.

 

Suggested Reading:

 

  1. 1.Samuel Glasstone and A. Sesonke, “Nuclear Reactor Engineering” Vol. 1 & 2

 

  1. 2.J. Kenneth Shultis and Richard E. Faw, “Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering”.

 

  1. 3.John R.Lamarsh and Antony J.Baratta, “Introduction to nuclear power engineering”


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