22.039 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety


Class Info

Covers the integration of reactor physics and engineering sciences into nuclear power plant design, focusing on designs projected to be used in the first half of this century. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity. Addresses safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, general design criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations.  Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 22.05, and 22.06 as prerequisites.

22.039 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by E. Bagglietto.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 24-115.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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