ME2034 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Syllabus for Mechanical Seventh(7th) Semester - Anna University


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OBJECTIVE
·    To  gain  some  fundamental  knowledge  about  nuclear  physics,  nuclear  reactor, nuclear fuels, reactors and safe disposal of nuclear wastes.

UNIT I             NUCLEAR PHYSICS                                                                                9
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                        9
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                                                                                      9
Reprocessing: nuclear fuel cycles-spent fuel characteristics-role of solvent extraction in reprocessing-solvent extraction equipment.

UNIT IV          NUCLEAR REACTOR                                                                              9
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                                                                        9
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.



TEXT BOOKS:

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

1. Thomas J.Cannoly, Fundamentals of nuclear EngineeringJohn Wiley 1978.

REFERENCES:
1. Collier J.G., and Hewitt G.F, Introduction to Nuclear power”, Hemisphere

publishing, New York. 1987
2. Wakil M.M.El., Power Plant Technology” – McGraw-Hill International, 1984.









By Vinoth
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