NucE 403
ADVANCED REACTOR DESIGN
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 2 - Review
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Neutron Nuclear Reactions
INTRODUCTION
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The primary function of a nuclear reactor
is the utilization of energy released by
a controlled chain reaction of nuclear fission
events m

NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS
NucE 403
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 3
Decay of the 87Br delayed neutron precursor
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Fission Cross-Sections
Fission cross-section for fissile nuclides
three regions of energy dependence
Three regions 1/v, resonance, and
smo

NucE 403
ADVANCED REACTOR DESIGN
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 2 Review continued
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Neutron cross section hierarchy
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= a + s + in + n, p + n,a
T
a = c + f
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DFFERENTIAL SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS
o
Concept of differential scattering cross-section
o
Cosi

NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS
NucE 403
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 5
Neutron Diffusion Theory
After completing this chapter, students should have
a thorough understanding of:
One speed diffusion theory and its limitations
Initial and boundary conditions
Neut

NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS
NucE 403
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 5
Homework Format
The expected homework format was described in the course syllabus
Use the syllabus as a template
Easy way to avoid losing points
Expected sections:
Introduction - Brief

NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS
NucE 403
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 5
Mid-Term Course Evaluations
Your feedback is appreciated!
Up to 5 points of extra credit can be earned
2
Homework #2
It will be assigned this afternoon
Take a look at Angel for details
Due

NucE 403
ADVANCED REACTOR DESIGN
Fall 2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Introduction
We are Nuclear Engineers!
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Course Summary
o This course is one of the most fundamental topics of nuclear
engineering
o Prerequisites: NucE 302
o Requires fundamental knowledge and s

NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS
NucE 403
2015
Dr. Marek Flaska
Chapter 5
Mid-Term Course Evaluations
Your feedback is appreciated!
Up to 5 points of extra credit can be earned
2
Homework #2
It was assigned last Monday
Take a look at Angel for details
Due on next