GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
REACTOR PHYSİCS/5461302
Course Title: REACTOR PHYSİCS
Credits 3 ECTS 7.5
Semester 1 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  Turkish
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Assoc. Prof.Dr. Mustafa H Bölükdemir, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Erhan Eser
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/hicabi, http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/erhaneser
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  hicabi@gazi.edu.tr, erhaneser@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
To know the nuclear energy production process.
To know the fundamentals of nuclear power plant operation.
To practice virtually with the nuclear power plant operation.
to know the fission and fusion reactors





 -- 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
  Nuclear Physics, Radiation Physics and Neutron Phyiscs etc. courses are recommended.
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week  Nuclear reactors and nuclear reactions
2. Week  Neutron transport
3. Week  Reactor analysis with diffusion theory
4. Week  Time-dependent behaviour of reactors
5. Week  Energy dependence of the neutron flux
6. Week  Exam
7. Week  The neutron cycle in a thermal reactor
8. Week  Reactor types: The international situation with regard to nuclear energy
9. Week  Reactor types: Light-water reactors (LWR), Heavy Water Reactor (HWR) The fuel cycle of a light-water reactor
10. Week  Reactor types: Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR or CANDU)
11. Week  Reactor types: Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR)
12. Week  Reactor types: Fast Reactors
13. Week  Reactor types: Prototype Designs
14. Week  Nuclear Fusion Reactors: The fundamentals of fusion energy
15. Week  Nuclear Fusion Reactors: TOKAMAK reactors
16. Week  Nuclear Fusion Reactors: Small Scale Nuclear Fusion Reactors (IEC etc.)
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
  1- Radyasyon ve Radyasyondan Korunma Fiziği, J.E. Martin, Çev Edit: G.Tanır, MH Bölükdemir, K Koç, Palme Yay. Ankara 2013. 2- Nuclear Reactor Physics, Prof. Weston M. Stacey, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2007. 3- Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics, Elmer Lewis et al., Elsevier, 2008.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
  Lecture, Question & Answer, Demonstration, Drill - Practise, Presentation
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  None
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
1
35
 Assignment
1
5
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
1
10
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
2
10
 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
0
0
 Reading
14
4
56
 Searching in Internet and Library
14
3
42
 Designing and Applying Materials
0
 Preparing Reports
0
 Preparing Presentation
4
5
20
 Presentation
1
2
2
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
1
8
8
 Final and Studying for Final
1
16
16
 Other
0
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
186
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
7.44
 ECTS: 
7.5
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Develop, enhance and deepen and obtain creative original definitions by combining current knowledge of the field and critical thinking and researchX
2comprehend interdisciplinary interactions and relations relevant to physics; analyze, compose, synthesize and evaluate new and complex ideas and to obtain original results by using expertise knowledge of the field,X
3obtain new scientific knowledge and gain higher level of skills in field of searchX
4develop a new scientific method in the field or apply a known method to a different problemX
5research, understand, design, adopt and apply an original subjectX
6question, compose, synthesize and evaluate new and complex ideasX
7publishtheir original works in refereed journals
8develop original ideas and methods in the field and also in interdisciplinary fields by using higher level skills such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and judgmentsX
9present their works and original ideas effectively in a scientific environmentX
10communicate anddiscuss in advance level of writing, oral and visual in at least one foreign language
11introduce technological developmentsin anacademic and professional manner and contribute to theprogress of it societyX