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.

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.

- 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. 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 R
_{c}= 41.7 cm. - p. 290: the L
_{T}in Eq. (6.71) should be squared. - p. 294: in step 2 of Example 6.5, it should read "g
_{aF}(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, A
_{c}v is equal ...". - p. 435: in Example 8.7, the units for V
_{f}should be ft^{3}. - 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 h
_{gap}A. - pp. 691-692: the photographs in Figs. 11.21 and 11.22 are reversed.
- p. 752: h
_{f}(480°F) = 464.3, rather than 646.3 Btu/lbm.

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

**Other Optional Handouts**- Thermal Neutrons and Thermal Neutron Flux including Maxwellian distribution derivation
- Reactor Heat Production

*Last updated: March 24, 2016*

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