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NE 265

Course Title: 
Design Analysis of Nuclear Reactors
Course Units: 
Catalog Description: 
  • Principles and techniques of economic analysis to determine capital and operating costs, fuel management and fuel cycle optimization, thermal limits on reactor performance, thermal converters, and fast breeders; control and transient problems, reactor safety and licensing, release of radioactivity from reactors and fuel processing plants. Offered even-numbered years.
Course Prerequisite: 
Class/Laboratory Schedule: 
  • Three hours of lecture per week
Assessment of Student Progress Toward Course Objectives: 
  • Research plan: 5%
  • Progress report: 10%
  • Oral presentation: 25%
  • Project summary report: 60%