361-0536/04 – Nuclear Power Eguipment (JEZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Power EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOL40 prof. Ing. Pavel Kolat, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 10+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Preparation of specialists in the field of thermal calculations, design and construction of nuclear power plant equipment. The course builds on mastered the material in "nuclear energy" in the BC study, termomechanics and heat and mass transfer. Students acquire detailed knowledge of the primary circuit of nuclear power plants, learn about the various components of different types of nuclear power facilities, allowing them to design and construction of the diploma work.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The subject deals with the area of thermal calculations, design and construction of nuclear power plants. The student will acquire more detailed knowledge of the primary circuit of the nuclear power plant, will be acquainted with individual components of various types of nuclear power equipment, enabling their design and construction.

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: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes. Elsevier Science & Technology, 2014. ISBN 0124166547. BODANSKY, David. Nuclear energy: principles, practices, and prospects. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2004. ISBN 0-387-20778-3.

Recommended literature:

HORE-LACY, Ian. Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century: World Nuclear University Primer. 3rd ed. World Nuclear University Press, 2012. ISBN 0955078458.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Another demands for student are not.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physical fundamentals of nuclear energy, radioactive decay, neutron nuclear reactions, balance neutrons in a nuclear reactor. 2. Physical calculation of nuclear reactor neutron diffusion, the critical equation of nuclear reactor neutron flux. Kinetics of fission chain reaction. 3. Operating and transients. 4. The development and heat in a nuclear reactor, the distribution of heat flow, process temperature field in the fuel element and the core. 5. Operation and control of the nuclear reactor compensation reactivity reactor poisoning, iodine pit, fluxing reactor. 6. Dynamics in the supercritical state, compensation devices and power control. 7. Compensation of coolant in the primary circuit, bubbler tank and insurance systems. 8. Transition and operational processes in the first circuit. Thermal and hydraulic design of nuclear reactors I. circuit MIR 1200, AP 1000 EPR. 9. Operation of nuclear power plants. 10. Thermal diagrams of nuclear power plants, thermal efficiency and ways of its improvement. 11. Nuclear energy cycle, fuel and fuel cell manufacturing, storage and disposal of nuclear waste. Incineration of radioactive waste. Radioactive management. 12. Materials reactor cores. Physico-technical aspects of nuclear reactor safety, nuclear security. 13. Passive and active safety systems. Classification of nuclear accidents. 14. Reactors with high inherent passive safety, and III + generation. Perspective types of nuclear power plants IV. generation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2016/2017 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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