ME2034 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Lecture Notes for MECH - Seventh Semester
ME2034 Lecture Notes
Nuclear model of an atom-Equivalence of mass and energy-binding- radio activity-half
life-neutron interactions-cross sections.
UNIT II NUCLEAR REACTIONS AND REACTION MATERIALS
Mechanism of nuclear fission and fusion- radio activity- chain reactions-critical mass and
composition-nuclear fuel cycles and its characteristics-uranium production and
purification-Zirconium, thorium, beryllium.
UNIT III REPROCESSING
Reprocessing: nuclear fuel cycles-spent fuel characteristics-role of solvent extraction in
reprocessing-solvent extraction equipment.
UNIT IV NUCLEAR REACTOR
Nuclear reactors: types of fast breeding reactors-design and construction of fast
breeding reactors-heat transfer techniques in nuclear reactors- reactor shielding. Fusion
UNIT V SAFETY AND DISPOSAL
Safety and disposal: Nuclear plant safety-safety systems-changes and consequences of
accident-criteria for safety-nuclear waste-types of waste and its disposal-radiation
hazards and their prevention-weapons proliferation.