ME2034 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Lecture Notes for MECH - Seventh Semester -by R.Anirudhan

ME2034 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Lecture Notes for MECH - Seventh Semester 


ME2034 Lecture Notes

Syllabus :

UNIT I NUCLEAR PHYSICS
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
reactors.

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.



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