GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS/MM 480 E
Course Title: NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
Credits 3 ECTS 3
Semester 8 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  English
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Assist.Prof.Dr. Muhittin Bilgili
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  bilgili@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
To provide information on nuclear power systems.
To have information about nuclear reactions.
Reactor heat generation, principle of operation of nuclear power plants and to provide basic information about types.
Understanding of design difference of the power plants which have different working principles.





 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
  The mode of delivery of this course is Face to face
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
  There is no prerequisite or co-requisite for this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
  There is no recommended optional programme component for this course.
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week  ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS: Atomic structure, the structure of heavy atoms, the chemical reaction,energy from nuclear fission&fussion
2. Week  ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS: Conversion and breeding, energy from fission and fuel burnup, radioactivity, decay rates.
3. Week  NEUTRONS AND THEIR INTERACTIONS: Neutron energies, fission and thermal neutrons, neutron flux and reaction rates.The 1/V region, the resonance region
4. Week  REACTOR HEAT GENERATION: Neutron conservation, heat generation rate in fuel, the fission energy in reactors, heat generated by a single fuel element.
5. Week  HEAT CONDUCTION IN REACTOR ELEMENTS: Heat flow out of solid-plate-type fuel elements, cylindrical fuel elements and spherically shaped fuel.
6. Week  NUCLEAR POWER SYSTEMS: The fusion reactor, neutron energy and moderation, fission power plants, gascooled- reactor power plants, fluid-fueled reactor
7. Week  BOILING REACTORS: Boiling reactor mass and heat balance, driving pressure in a boiling channel, average density in a boiling channel.
8. Week  MIDTERM EXAM I
9. Week  PRESSURIZED-WATER REACTORS: Materials for water reactors, steam generators, reactor-system pressurizers, chemical-shim control.
10. Week  PRESSURIZED-WATER REACTOR POWER PLANTS: The shippingport atomic power station, the point beach reactor power plant, Pickering heavy-water power plant
11. Week  GAS-COOLED REACTORS: Thermodynamic cycles; the direct open cycle, indirect open cycle and the direct closed cycle, gas-coolant radioactivity.
12. Week  GAS-COOLED REACTOR POWER PLANTS: Analysis of the gas-steam system; the simple cycle, analysis of the gas steam system. The dual-pressure cycle.
13. Week  FAST-BREEDER REACTORS: Nuclear reactions in fast-breeder reactors, conversion and breeding, the conversion (breeding) ratio.
14. Week  MIDTERM EXAM II
15. Week  FAST BREEDER REACTORS AND POWER PLANTS: Reactor plant arrangements, the Enrico Fermi nuclear power plant, the Sefor plant.
16. Week  Final Exam
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
  J. R. Lamarsh and A.J. Barata, “Introduction to Nuclear Engineering”, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2001.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
  Lecture, Drill - Practise
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  Not Applicable
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
2
52
 Assignment
0
0
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
0
0
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
2
8
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
60
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
40
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
3
42
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
0
 Reading
0
 Searching in Internet and Library
5
2
10
 Designing and Applying Materials
0
 Preparing Reports
0
 Preparing Presentation
0
 Presentation
0
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
2
6
12
 Final and Studying for Final
1
6
6
 Other
5
1
5
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
75
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
3
 ECTS: 
3
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Engineering graduates with sufficient theoretical and practical background for a successful profession and with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice.X
2Engineering graduates with skills and professional background in describing, formulating, modeling and analyzing the engineering problem, with a consideration for appropriate analytical solutions in all necessary situationsX
3Engineering graduates with the necessary technical, academic and practical knowledge and application confidence in the design and assessment of machines or mechanical systems or industrial processes with considerations of productivity, feasibility and environmental and social aspects.X
4Engineering graduates with the practice of selecting and using appropriate technical and engineering tools in engineering problems, and ability of effective usage of information science technologiesX
5Ability of designing and conducting experiments, conduction data acquisition and analysis and making conclusions
6Ability of identifying the potential resources for information or knowledge regarding a given engineering issueX
7The abilities and performance to participate multi-disciplinary groups together with the effective oral and official communication skills and personal confidenceX
8Ability for effective oral and official communication skills in Turkish Language and, at minimum, one foreign languageX
9Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technologyX
10Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethicsX
11Engineering graduates who are aware of the importance of safety and healthiness in the project management, workshop environment as well as related legal issuesX
12Consciousness for the results and effects of engineering solutions on the society and universe, awareness for the developmental considerations with contemporary problems of humanityX