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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

New Nuclear Sources

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17NJZ ZK 3 3+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Tomáš Bílý (guarantor)
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Nuclear Reactors
Synopsis:

Course is devoted to new nuclear power systems. Students get familiar with reactor designs for near term future as well as with designes under consideration for mid-term and long-term outlook. Course covers reactor systems of generation III+, gen. IV., accelerator driven systems, fusion systems, their concept, advantages, disadvantages, evolution, current status, outlook.

Requirements:

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Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introductory lecture

Scope: 1 lecture

Introduction to new nuclear power systems, nuclear reactors of gen III+, nuclear reactors of gen IV, accelerátor driven systems, fusion systems

2.Introductory lecture - fuel cycles for to new nuclear power systems

fuel cycles for to new nuclear power systems- requirements, sustainability, potential, advantages, disadvantages

3.Nuclear reactors of gen. III+ : pressurized water reactors

Scope: 1 lecture

Requirements on nuclear reactors of gen. III, reactor designs reaktorů EPR, AP-1000 and AES-2006 (VVER-1200) - basic characteristics, safety systems and principles, reactors layout

4.Nuclear reactors of gen. III+ : boiling water reactors and advanced CANDU reactor

Scope: 1 lecture

advanced boiling water reactor designs - ABWR, ESBWR, SWR-1000, advanced CANDU reactor design (ACR) - basic characteristics, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

5. gen IV. reactors

Scope: 6 lectures

Sodium-cooled fast reactor

-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Gas-cooled fast reactors

-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Lead-cooled fast reactors

-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Very high temperature reactors

-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Molten salt reactors

-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Superctitical-water-cooled reactors

-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

6.accelerator driven systems

Scope: 1 lecture

accelerator driven systems - basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, evolution, current status, outlook

7.fusion systems - takamaks

Scope: 1 lecture

fusion systems of tokamak types - principle, basic concept, evolution, current status, outlook, ITER project

8.laser driven fusion systems

Scope: 1 lecture

principle of laser driven fusion basic concept, evolution, current status, outlook, HiPER project,

Syllabus of tutorials:

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Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Overview of new nuclear power systems. Orientation in various new and proposed reactor types - advantages, disadvantages, current status, outlook

Abilities:

orientation in the matter, understanding to current status of evolution of new nuclear power systems

Study materials:

Key references:

A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, U.S. DOE Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee and the Generation IV International Forum, 2002

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
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Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-06-26
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet1703506.html