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:
More corrections can be found on the EEE 563 webpage.
- 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. 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
- 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.
- The homework assignments and solutions are located at the My ASUcourses website.
- Other Optional Handouts
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