- Code PHYS8202
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Physics Education Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Physics
- Areas of interest Physics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Andrew Stuchbery
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course introduces students to the key concepts in Reactor Physics, including:
- Basic nuclear principles (Fission, Neutron moderation)
- Nuclear Fuel options
- Reactor types (Boiling water, Pressurized water, Heavy water, Thorium, Fast breeder, Gas-cooled)
- Reactor operation and control
- Safety and accidents
- New generation reactors
- Reactor economics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. explain basic reactor science
2. critically examine reactor types to identify their advantages and disadvantages
3. compare the merits of new generation reactors and appraise their technical status
4. critically review the issues affecting the economics of nuclear power
5. discuss nuclear accidents and evaluate reactor safety measures
An assessment portfolio, to be negotiated with students in terms of formats and weightings, will be based on:
- Problem sets and homework tasks (LO 1, 2)
- Written assignments (LO 1-5)
- Class presentations (LO 3-5)
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2 lecture hours per week plus tutorials
Preliminary ReadingD. Bodansky, Nuclear Energy, Springer (2004) /K. Krane, Introductory Nuclear Physics, Wiley (1987)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3857||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|