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Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 096039 - INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING A+B
Docente Ricotti Marco Enrico
Cfu 10.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - BV (352) INGEGNERIA ENERGETICA*AZZZZ096039 - INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING A+B
070794 - INTRODUZIONE ALL'INGEGNERIA NUCLEARE
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (478) NUCLEAR ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA NUCLEARE*AZZZZ096040 - INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING B
096039 - INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING A+B
096087 - INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING A

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

This introductory course aims at addressing the fundamental aspects of nuclear engineering, with specific emphasis on nuclear energy. The educational focus is to let the Student become aware of the main features of the nuclear system as well as its complexity: from key reactor physics features to nuclear power plants technology, from nuclear fuel and fuel cycle to safety criteria, to economics.

At the end of the course the Student will become familiar with the basic terms of nuclear engineering, needed to start or to deepen the educational program in the nuclear sector at the MSc level.

Syllabus:

(part A - "Basics")

  • Basic elements of Nuclear Energy and Engineering and historical hints on the nuclear industry: inception and development of the nuclear sector; military and civilian use of nuclear energy; current international status and relevance of nuclear energy in the World.
  • Reactor physics concepts: basic elements to understand nuclear reactor technology - neutron moderation; chain reaction and criticality; "4 factors" and "6 factors" formula; reactivity, control and neutronic feedbacks.
  • Nuclear engineering for energy production - 1: basic elements of pressurized water reactors (PWRs) technology.
  • Nuclear fuel cycle - 1: basic steps; fuel enrichment methods.
  • Nuclear system economics: specific features of electro-nuclear costs.

(part B - "Advanced")

  • Nuclear engineering for energy production - 2: other thermal neutron reactors:
       - graphite moderated, gas cooled reactors (GCRs),
       - boiling water reactors (BWRs),
       - pressurised heavy water moderated reactors (PHWRs).
  • Nuclear engineering for energy production - 3: fast reactors and innovative reactors:
       - liquid metal, fast neutron reactors (LMFRs),
       - new generation reactors (GenerationIII, GenerationIII+, Small Modular Reactors, GenerationIV).
  • Nuclear fuel cycle - 2: fuel fabrication; spent fuel storage, transportation and treatment; waste confinement; decommissioning process and costs.
  • Nuclear power plant safety: principles and goals; nuclear safety criteria; defense-in-depth; main active and passive safety systems.

The course is structured in: lectures, exercises, visits on-site (nuclear power plants, manufacturing industries, etc.), seminars offered by national and international guest professors, researchers and industrial experts.

NEWS: Textbook - "Impianti Nucleari" by C.Lombardi has been translated in English: the chapters will be available for the students (as pdf files) and downloadable from the BeeP portal


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Final exam: written + oral examination; no midterm exams.


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCarlo Lombardi, IMPIANTI NUCLEARI, Editore: PoliPress, Anno edizione: 2009, ISBN: 9788873980551
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Language: Italian

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaRonald Allen Knief, Nuclear Engineering: Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power, Editore: American Nuclear Society, Anno edizione: 2008
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Language: English; 2nd edition

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaDe Sanctis, E., Monti, S., Ripani, M., Energy from Nuclear Fission: An Introduction, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-30651-3
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaRaymond L. Murray, Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes, Editore: Butterworth-Heinemann, Anno edizione: 2014
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Language: English; 7th edition

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaSlides used to complement all the lectures + other edu-material (videos, exercises, etc.) https://beep.metid.polimi.it
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POLIMI BeeP Portal; Language: English


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