A simple pressurized water reactor is diagrammed below. The primary side operates at a pressure of 2250 psia. If
the pressure rise across the reactor coolant pump is 100 psia, determine the cycle effi
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Solutions
2.
Firstly, we assume p3=100psi and do the calculation
hg 1187.49
sg 1.60318
hf 298.513
sf 0.474282
sfg sg sf = 1.129
hfg hg hf = 888.977
High Pressure Turbine
h2 1252.15
s2 1.45067
@P=975psia
Accident analysis has set the maximum linear heat rate for a reactor having a total thermal output of 3635.5 Mwt at
13.4 kw/ft. Assuming heat transfer at the location of maximum linear heat rate is by
A power reactor has operating characteristics given below. Assuming the volumetric heat generation rate can be
approximated as that in a homogeneous cylindrical reactor, i.e.
V fuel 2.405r z
J 0
c
A single-pass, tube and shell heat exchanger is to be designed with a capacity of 1 Mw. The heat exchanger has
characteristics given below. For the given information, determine the length of the heat
A reactor coolant channel has operating parameters given below. For the given data, show how you would
determine the minimum coolant inlet velocity necessary to prevent the maximum clad temperature fr
Prerequisite Skills Quiz- Math 141
1. Given the function f (x) =
2
x3 ,
find and simplify the difference quotient,
f (x + h) f (x)
h
2. Sketch the graph of each of the following functions. Identify th
Homework 4
MSE201
1. Calculate the number of atoms per cubic meter in aluminum. The density of Al is 2.71 g/cm3, while its atomic
weight is 26.98 g/mol.
Solution
N A Al
AAl
(6.022 1023 atoms / mol)(2.
Total:100
40pt.
Fail to perform any step, e.g. forgot to consider volume fraction, abundance . etc, take 5 pt each.
30pt
5pt
10pt
10pt
5pt
30pt
If forgot to use conversion factor, take 5 pt. per each.
NE201 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
Fall 2016
Instructor:
Email:
Dr. Jason Hou
[email protected]
Time:
Place:
M W 11:45 am 1:00 pm
1202 Burlington Engineering Labs
Office Hours: After class or
NE 201
Homework 2
(100 pts total)
For these problems you will find the information you need for the calculations in the tables in the
Appendices of your textbook, and/or the Chart of the Nuclides or P
NE201
Homework 9
(100 points) Using the Six Factor Formula, determine the radius of a bare infinite
cylindrical reactor that has the following characteristics:
a. Homogeneous
b. 95% enriche
NE201
Homework 3
1. (10 points) The International Space Station orbits the earth with an orbital velocity of
27,600km/hr. Determine the percent increase in we
NE201
Homework 8
1. (35 points) Consider a homogeneous reactor consisting of some amount of
enriched uranium metal and some amount of water. The reactor can be
considered a slurry with perfe
NE 201
Homework 2
(100 pts total)
For these problems you will find the information you need for the calculations in the tables in the
Appendices of your textbook, and/or the Chart of the Nuclides or P
NE 201
Homework 1
(50 pts)
A large conversion to electric powered cars requires an electric power infrastructure to support it. New
electric power plants would be required to provide the electricity t
NE 201
Homework 4
1. (20 points) Using information from the Chart of the Nuclides, your textbook
and/or the Periodic Table, determine the decay constant and the mean
lifetime of the following nuclides
NE201
Homework 6
1. (50 points) In my previous career we dealt with many possibilities for
activation of materials that could then become a radiation hazard. In some
areas paint with Zn (Zinc) additiv
NE201
Homework 5
1. (40 points) On average, how many elastic scattering reactions are required to
slow down 1 Mev neutrons to thermal energy (0.025 ev) in the following
nuclides:
a. 7Li
b. 27Al
c. 208
NE201
Homework 7
1. (5 points) Electromagnetic radiation in the form of gamma radiation is
observed to have a wavelength of 1.0 pm (picometer). What is the energy in
Mev of the gamma radiation.
2. (20
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Homework 10
1. (35 points) For a reactor fueled with 233U, with a change in keff from 1.0 to
1.001, show the difference in the increase in neutron population without and
with the effect
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Fall 2015
Prof. Azmy
September 15, 2015
Homework Set # 3
Due September 22, 2015
1. Show that an inelastic neutron scattering collision cannot occur unless the incident
A +1
neutron energy e