361-0536/08 – Nuclear Power Eguipment (JEZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Power EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HON106 prof. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.
KOL40 prof. Ing. Pavel Kolat, DrSc.
NEM239 Ing. Ondřej Němček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1

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

Credit test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Another demands for student are not.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physical foundations of nuclear energy. 2. Radioactive transformations, neutron nuclear reactions. 3. Neutron balance in nuclear reactor. Basics of dosimetry. 4. Physical calculation of nuclear reactor, diffusion of neutrons. 5. Critical equation of nuclear reactor, neutron flux. 6. Kinetics of fission chain reaction. Operation and transition modes. 7. Development and dissipation of heat in nuclear reactor, distribution of heat flow, course of temperature field in fuel element and active zone. 8. Nuclear reactor operation and control, reactivity compensation, reactor poisoning, iodine pit, reactor shearing, supercritical dynamics, 9. Equipment for power compensation and regulation. Primary circuit coolant compensation. Volume compensators. Mathematical model of KO, transition and operational processes. Thermal and hydraulic calculation of KO VVER 440 and 1000. 10. Basic types of nuclear power reactors, light water, heavy water. 11. High temperature, fast and gas cooled. Nuclear reactor structural components. Fuel Exchange Equipment. 12. Operation of nuclear power plants. Nuclear energy cycle, fuels and fuel cells, nuclear waste production, storage and disposal. 13. Nuclear reactor core materials. Physical-technical aspects of nuclear reactor safety, nuclear safety. 14. Reactors with increased inherent and passive safety III + and IV generation. Thermonuclear reactors and power plants.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  10
        Examination Examination 70  21 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80% attendance at seminars.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: No compulsory attendance. Compensation for non-participation in seminars - processing of assigned tasks (calculation examples, research work). Credit, exam according to general conditions.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0713A070003) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0713A070003) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0713A070003) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0713A070003) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0713A070003) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0713A070003) Energy Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter