Engineering of Nuclear Reactors OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Graduate Level Course on Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Published Jan 19, 2009

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Students taking part in the 'Engineering of Nuclear Reactors' OpenCourseWare project offered for free by MIT will learn about the fundamentals of the engineering of nuclear reactors. Specific topics to be discussed include reactor heat generation and removal, power plant thermodynamics and reactor design. A background in Nuclear Engineering is beneficial for success in this course.

Engineering of Nuclear Reactors: Course Specifics

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Engineering of Nuclear Reactors: Course Description

'Engineering of Nuclear Reactors' is taught by Professor Jacopo Buongiorno and is designed for students who have a strong interest in how nuclear reactors are designed. The course is broadly split into three sections. The first section introduces nuclear power systems and the second section covers the topic of thermal-hydraulics. Some of the topics discussed within the context of thermal-hydraulics, include thermal parameters (definitions and uses), thermal analysis of fuel and two-phase flow and heat transfer. The last section of the course deals with the topic of structural mechanics with a focus primarily on specific applications to nuclear systems.

Selected readings, homework assignments and quizzes are available for download online for free. If you are interested in taking this course, please visit the engineering of nuclear reactors course page.

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