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

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·    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.



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

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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