Nuclear Science and Engineering

Course Name: 

ME 441 NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Programme: 

B.Tech (Mechanical)

Semester: 

Eighth

Category: 

Open Electives (OE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Content: 

Introduction to nuclear power systems, Reactors, Thermal-hydraulics, Physics of reactor design, Nuclear
fuel cycle, Uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, In-core physics and fuel management
Reprocessing and waste disposal, Principles of fuel cycle economics, Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of
excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel.

References: 

Todreas, Neil E., and Mujid S. Kazimi. Nuclear Systems: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals. Vol. 1. New York, Taylor & Francis Inc., 1989. Henry, A. F. Nuclear Reactor Analysis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1975. Lamarsh, John. Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. 3rd Ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: 2001. K. S. Ram, Basic nuclear engineering, Wiley, 1977. Cochran, R. G, and N. Tsoulfanidis. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Analysis and Management. 2nd Ed. LaGrange Park, IL: American Nuclear Society, 1993. Raymond L. Murray Nuclear Energy, Butterworth and Heinemann, 2000.

Department: 

Mechanical Engineering
 

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Dr. Narendranath S, Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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