Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 27.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jaakko Leppänen (lecturer)

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV - V Spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Completion of the course provides the skills to understand quite profoundly nuclear reactors, the reactor core, and computing models. Of the course, the student knows the reactor core interactions in a nuclear power plant with other systems and manages the concepts on which modern reactor physics calculation is based.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The computational modeling of a nuclear fission reactor involves solving a coupled problem between neutronics, heat transfer and coolant flow. This course covers the physics and phenomena of reactor operation, together with the state-of-the-art computational methods used in reactor core simulations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Two midterm exams or a final exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 36 h, exercises 12 h, independent study 36 h, solving exercises 24 h, preparation for mid-term exams 16 h, mid-term exams 6 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes, which are also suitable for self-study.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the course Tfy-56.4243 Nuclear Engineering, advanced course P.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

PHYS-E0462 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering or PHYS-E6463 Introduction to Nuclear Reactors or corresponding

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Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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