Nuclear Reactor Physics
Code  Completion  Credits  Range 

17FAR  Z,ZK  5  2+2 
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 Supervisor:
 Department of Nuclear Reactors
 Synopsis:

Subject deals with nuclear reactor physics in lower advanced level  is consequential to introductory course read in bachelor degree course (17ZAF). Lectures on theoretical basic of neutron transport, advanced diffusion, critical equation are given to students. Also practical issues of reactor physics are mentioned.
 Requirements:

17ZAF
 Syllabus of lectures:

Multiplication factor in homogenous and heterogeneous
Scope: 2 lectures
Detailed derivation of four factor formula and six factor formula, differences between homogenous and heterogeneous systems, moderator to fuel ratio, factor?s derivation for heterogeneous system, practical use.
2. Neutron slowing down
Scope: 2 lectures
Detailed derivation and description of slowing down models, resonance theory, lethargy, parameters and factors calculations
3. Critical equation
Scope: 1 lecture
Derivation and solution of critical equation, solution of critical states and critical masses for variation geometries and boundary conditions
4. Neutron transport equation
Scope: 4 lectures
Classical heuristic derivation of neutron transport equation, statistical kinetics equation derivation, integrodifferential, integral, and other forms, solution and applicability of neutron transport equation
5. Slowing down kernels
Scope: 2 lectures
Derivation of neutron diffusion equation in general form, application of slowing down kernels into diffusion and transport equation, solution of diffusion equation with kernels, application to subcritical systems with external neutron source
6. Perturbation theory and adjoined equations
Scope: 1 lecture
Perturbation theory and its application in nuclear reactor physics, derivation and solution of adjoined equation, adjoined diffusion equation, determination of reactivity coefficients
7. Practical approach to nuclear reactor physics
Scope: 2 lectures
Lectures given by reactor physics experts working in industry  ŠKODA JS, a.s., ÚJV Řež, a.s., ČEZ, a.s. (EDU, ETE)
 Syllabus of tutorials:

Multiplication factor on moderator to fuel dependency, slowing down factors determination, critical states solution, transport equation forms derivation, slowing down kernels application to general diffusion theory, subcritical system with external neutron source solution, adjoined diffusion equation solution
Credit thesis  derivation, application, calculation, and computer visualization of given reactor physics problem
 Study Objective:

Knowledge of relations in nuclear reactor physics
Skills and ability to calculate simple reactor physics problems, derivate basic equation and know their applicability
 Study materials:

Key references:
Stacey, W. M.: Nuclear Reactor Physics, WILEYVCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, 2007
Reuss, P.: Neutron Physics, EdP Sciences, 2009
Recommended references:
Galanin, A.D.: Teorie tepelných jaderných reaktorů, SNTL, 1959
Ganapol P.: Analytical Benchmarking in Neutron Transport Theory, Univ. of Arizona, 2009
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 Further information:
 No timetable has been prepared for this course
 The course is a part of the following study plans:

 Jadarné inženýrství (compulsory course of the specialization)