NUCLEAR PLANTS

NUCLEAR PLANTS

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Code
73245
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/19
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course, starting from nuclear engineering fundamentals, presents an overview of all the modern nuclear technology developments.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the aim to deepen the knowledge on to the nuclear fission and fusion applications, starting from nuclear engineering fundamentals and coming to the description of the state of the art in the nuclear plant developments. Particularly the course contributes to achieve the awareness of the nuclear technology applications in the energy field.

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical exercises developed in classroom.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Recalls on nuclear reactions. Nuclear fission reactors classification. Nuclear fuel cycle. Light water reactors (LWR): “classical” PWR and BWR; Generation III/III+ reactors (EPR, AP-1000, ABWR, etc.). Heavy water reactors (CANDU). High temperature reactors (HTR) and nuclear hydrogen production. Generation-IV. General aspects of fast reactors. Sodium Fast Reactors (SFR), Lead Fast Reactors (LFR) and Gas Fast Reactors (GFR). Nuclear spent fuel and waste treatment. Hints on sub-critical reactors (ADS). Energy sources impacts. Energy scenarios. Hints on the nuclear installations decommissioning. Additional issues on Nuclear Fusion reactors: instabilities, toroidal configurations (Tokamak, Stellarator); the blanket and the related neutronics, heat transfer and tritium generation; materials activation; energetic and economic analyses of a potential inertial fusion plant; hints on third generation fusion; the most important on-going research projects on fusion in the world.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Materials supplied by the lecturer and/or available on Aulaweb website.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment (by arrangement with the lecturer).

Exam Board

GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President)

MARIO MISALE

LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO

FRANCESCO DEVIA

WALTER BORREANI

DAVIDE CHERSOLA

VINCENZO BIANCO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical exercises developed in classroom.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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NUCLEAR PLANTS

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examinations.

Assessment methods

The assessment of the content of the course is carried out mainly during the final exam and consists of an oral examination, which is structured in the discussion of several subjects of the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites :

Nuclear Energy.