637-3006/01 – Materials for Nuclear Engineering (MJT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUR30 prof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
SZU02 doc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be after completion of the course able to: - Explain the principles of nuclear reactions leading to processes of fission of atoms. - Evaluate possibilities of generation of power from individual sources, including their assessment and comparison. - Assess or predict physical, mechanical and nuclear properties of materials for individual components of nuclear reactor. - Propose and optimise processes for production of individual groups of materials for nuclear reactor. - Assess material requirements to concrete applications and make their modifications by alloying, or by thermal-mechanical treatment. - Assess and evaluate influence of nuclear irradiation on properties of material for nuclear reactors.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs
Project work

Summary

- Students will learn the basic requirements for materials applied in nuclear technology. It concerns in particular individual materials applied at building of nuclear reactors. - Importance of nuclear purity will be discussed, as well as methods of its securing for each type of material, especially for coating and fissile materials.

Compulsory literature:

Construction technologies for nuclear power plants. Vienna: International atomic energy agency, 2011. ISBN 978-92-0-119510-4. Dostupné z: https://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/P1526_Web.pdf. Nuclear Power Reactors in the World. Vienna: International atomic energy agency, 2012. ISBN 978–92–0–119510–4. Dostupné z: https://www-pub.iaea.org/books/iaeabooks/8954/Nuclear-Power-Reactors-in-the-World. Journal of nuclear materials. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1959-. ISSN 0022-3115. Nuclear energy: an introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear process. 5th ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7506-7136-1.

Recommended literature:

Fast reactor database. Vienna: International atomic energy agency, 2006. ISBN 92–0–114206–4. Dostupné z: https://www-pub.iaea.org/books/iaeabooks/7581/fast-reactor-database-2006-update.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Preparation of semestral project on the given topic from the following areas: nuclear reactors of the 4th generation; comparison of safety of nuclear reactors of different generations; nuclear fuels; production of special materials for coatings, structures, etc. - The lecturer will inspect the project within 14 days after its presentation and results will be communicated to students by e mail or via IS. Passing of the credit test – results will be communicated to students after its completion.

E-learning

not available

Další požadavky na studenta

Making of seminar project on a given topic and credit test.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physical principles of operation of nuclear reactor. 2. Nuclear reactions, fission reaction, nuclear fusion, mechanisms, products of fission reaction. 3. Nuclear reactor and its components. 4. Classification of nuclear reactors (PWE, BWR, PHWR, LGWR, GCR, AGR, HTGR, FBR), principles. 5. Fuels, coolants, moderators, reflectors. 6. Absorption and shielding materials, materials for pressure vessels of nuclear reactors. 7. Uranium, alloys, compounds, metallurgical bases for production of chemically clean uranium compounds. 8. Production of metallic uranium and UO2, enrichment of uranium. 9. Properties and metallurgical bases for production of Th and Pu. 10. Re-processing of spent fuel. 11. Coating materials (Al, Mg, Zr, Be), general requirements and characteristic properties of individual types of materials. 12. Moderators, reflectors, absorption materials – material solutions, characteristic properties. Influence of irradiation on properties of materials for nuclear reactors.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  11
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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