# EEE 562 Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design

In addition to the on-campus class section, this course is offered regularly via the Internet. For information on registering for the online section, see the Fulton GOEE Engineering Online.

#### ASU Catalog Description:

Principles of neutron chain reacting systems. Neutron diffusion and moderation. One, two and multi group diffusion equation solution methods. Heterogeneous reactors. Nuclear fuel steady-state performance. Core thermal-hydraulics. Core thermal design. Prerequisite: EEE 460.

Course Objective: Teach students to apply advanced mathematics to solve problems in neutron diffusion, and unite the neutronic processes and the thermal-hydraulics for reactor core design.

The corresponding Course Outcomes are
• Students can solve the one-speed neutron diffusion equation for a variety of situations;
• Students can analyze nuclear reactor fuel and core steady-state thermal performance;
• Students can couple the reactor neutronics to the core thermal-hydraulics in a design environment.

• Syllabus: EEE 562 Syllabus (2 page document) given out the first day of class.

• Lecture Slides are located at the My ASUcourses website.

• Textbook Corrections
Lamarsh Textbook Errata from publisher - J. R. Lamarsh and A. J. Baratta, Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.
Other corrections include:
• p. 65: in Eq. (3.23) it would have been more appropriate to use the variables r and  instead of r and g, respectively (see the form of this equation on p. 367).
• p. 90: in third line, change "megawatt/day" to "megawatt·day".
• p. 254: the text in the middle of the page should use D with a bar over it (two instances) and a with a bar over it to match Table 5.2.
• p. 267: the rightmost column of Table 6.1 should be labeled as .
• p. 284: the correct final answer in Example 6.3 is Rc = 41.7 cm.
• p. 290: the LT in Eq. (6.71) should be squared.
• p. 294: in step 2 of Example 6.5, it should read "gaF(T) = 0.978".
• p. 312: the f equation at the top of the page has several typographic errors, but the numerical result is correct.
• pp. 316-318: in six instances, the greek character zeta ( ) is used with ; instead of zeta, the correct greek character is xi ( ), i.e., use M sM instead of M sM.
• p. 322: in Problem 6.8, the power of ten in the equation should be negative, i.e., 10-11.
• p. 323: the second expression in Problem 6.12 needs a capital "T" inserted before the "-1/2" power.
• p. 410: just below Eq. (8.9), P is in watts (not joules).
• p. 419: change the first "=" sign in Eq. (8.31) to a plus (+) sign.
• p. 420: change the first "=" sign in the ununmbered formula before Eq. (8.34) to a plus (+) sign.
• p. 429: make the 'a' in the denominator of Eq. (8.63) into 'A' (uppercase).
• p. 432: the sentence leading to Eq. (8.72) should read "However, Ac v is equal ...".
• p. 435: in Example 8.7, the units for Vf should be ft3.
• p. 460: in Problem 8.8, change q"av to q'av.
• p. 461: in Problem 8.19, insert the word 'and' between "at the fuel-cladding interface" and "at the outer surface of the cladding".
• p. 462: in Problem 8.22, the denominator of the equation should be hgapA.
• pp. 691-692: the photographs in Figs. 11.21 and 11.22 are reversed.
• p. 752: hf(480°F) = 464.3, rather than 646.3 Btu/lbm.
More corrections can be found on the EEE 563 webpage.

• Homework
The homework assignments and solutions are located at the My ASUcourses website.

• Other Optional Handouts Last updated: October 20, 2016
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