ENU 4133 Syllabus, Spring 2010 – D. Schubring
ENU 4133 – Reactor Thermal Hydraulics 1 (3 credits) Required Course – Spring 2010
Fundamentals of thermodynamics, ﬂuid mechanics and heat transfer with appli-
cation to design and safety of nuclear power plants. Thermal hydraulic characteristics of nuclear
power plants, energy conversion cycles, applications of ﬁrst and second law of thermodynamics,
nuclear heat generation, ﬂuid mechanics, conservation laws and governing equations for inviscid
and viscous single-phase ﬂow, conduction and convection heat transfer, and thermal design of fuel
EML 3100 (Co-requisite: EML 4140)
3/4. Program Educational Objectives / Professional Components Supported by Course
1. Provide students with the ability to apply advanced mathematics, computational skills, sci-
ence and engineering science, including atomic and nuclear physics, to identify, formulate, analyze,
and solve nuclear and radiological engineering problems.
2. Provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of radiation transport, interactions, and
detection and with the principles required for the analysis, design, and safe operation of radiation
producing devices and using equipment and systems.
4. Provide students with the skills needed to communicate eﬀectively, work collaboratively, and
understand their professional and ethical responsibilities and the impact of engineering solutions
in a societal and economic context so they can pursue successful, productive careers in nuclear and
5. Program Outcomes Supported by Course
Outcome a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
Outcome b: an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret
Outcome c: an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within
realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,
manufacturability and sustainability
Outcome e: an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
Outcome g: an ability to communicate eﬀectively
Outcome k: an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for
Outcome l: an ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering sciences, includ-
ing atomic and nuclear physics, to nuclear and radiological systems and processes
Outcome n: an ability to work professionally in on or more of the areas of: nuclear power sys-
tems, nuclear instrumentation and measurement, radiation protection and shielding and radiation
sources and applications
107A Nuclear Reactor Building