361-0330/05 – Nuclear Energy Basics (JE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Power EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Kolat, DrSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Kolat, DrSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HON106 doc. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.
KOL40 prof. Ing. Pavel Kolat, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 12+5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course introduces basic laws of conversion of energy from nuclear fission in the thermal, mechanical and electrical energies and fundamental and detailed design of reactors and nuclear power plant equipments where mentioned conversions of energies take place. Furthermore radioactive waste in connection with the Atomic Act. Safety issues of nuclear power plants, the technical means to achieve it and the protection of nearby nuclear power plant. They discussed ways of nuclear power plant using the passive safety systems in generation III and IV.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Students will learn the basics of nuclear power and heat generation in nuclear power reactors. Furthermore, they dealt with the concept of nuclear power plants, primary and secondary circuits. The aim is to acquire basic knowledge in the field of nuclear energy facilities and to obtain graduate comprehensive picture of the energy industry.

Compulsory literature:

Nuclear Energy. Published June 1999, ISBN 0 85403 526 5, 1999 The Royal Society, 1999 The Royal Academy of Engineering, Printed by Holbrooks Printers Ltd, Norway Road Hilsea Portsmouth Hants PO3 MURRAY, Raymond. Nuclear Energy, Fifth Edition: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes. Amazon.com. WIGNER, Eugene, Paul. Nuclear Energy. Alvin M. Weinberg (Editor). Amazon.com. HORE-LACY, Ian. Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century: World Nuclear University Press. HERBST, Alan, M., HOPLEY, George, W. Nuclear Energy Now. Amazon.com.

Recommended literature:

http://fs1.vsb.cz/361/vyuka/JE - neveřejný přístup http://fs1.vsb.cz/361//erasmus/power_centrals/ - neveřejný přístup

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit test. Oral exam.


Další požadavky na studenta

Another demands for student are not.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physical principles of nuclear energy, radioactive decay, neutron nuclear reactions, the balance of neutrons in a nuclear reactor. 2. Physical calculation, neutron diffusion, the critical equation of a nuclear reactor neutron flow. 3. Creation of heat in a nuclear reactor, heat flow distribution, temperature field in the course of the fuel element zone. 4. Regulation of nuclear reactor, reactor poisoning, iodine pit. 5. Types of nuclear energy, light water, heavy water, high-speed and gas cooled. 6. Nuclear cycle , fuels and fuel cells, production. 7. Storage and disposal of nuclear waste. 8. Diagrams of nuclear power, thermal efficiency and ways of increasing. 9. Technological loops, cleaning and coolant restraint systems compensate coolant, emergency reactor cooling, kontejments. 10. Steam generators in nuclear power plants, construction of vertical and horizontal ones PG calculate the main dimensions, dynamic features. 11. Primary circulation and feed pumps, valves, drip systems, air conditioning. 12. Turbine of nuclear power plants in deep steam condensation and cooling cycles, regenerative feedwater heater, control and start-up. 13. Nuclear heating and basics of thermonuclear energy. 14. Nuclear energy and the environment, economy of operation.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B0713A070002) Energetics and Environments P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070002) Energetics and Environments P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070002) Energetics and Environments K Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070002) Energetics and Environments K Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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