Course detail

Nuclear Power Plant

FEKT-MJELAcad. year: 2015/2016

The subject is intended for students who want to work in nuclear power engineering. Students will become familiar with selected parts of nuclear physics that are necessary for understanding basic physical processes in a nuclear reactor, with the problems of nuclear reactor operation and refueling, with the characteristic of nuclear power equipment, maintenance and diagnostics at a nuclear power plant and with the problems of auxiliary equipment operation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge concerning selected parts of nuclear physics that are necessary for understanding basic physical processes in a nuclear reactor, with the problems of nuclear reactor operation and refueling, with the characteristic of nuclear power equipment, maintenance and diagnostics at a nuclear power plant and with the problems of auxiliary equipment operation.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Raček, J.: Jaderné elektrárny.
Raček, J.: Stroje a zařízení jaderných elektráren.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, practical exercises and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction. Role of nuclear power plants in the power system. VR-1 school reactor. Selected chapters of nuclear and neutron physics principles. Nuclear reactor physics. Classification and types of nuclear reactors. Constructional and mechanical components, control and measuring systems. Screening and safety systems of nuclear reactors. Primary circuit of a PWR nuclear power plant. Auxiliary and protecting systems of a nuclear power plant. Electrical part of a nuclear power plant. Preparing and carrying out physical and power starting. Basic operational modes of a PWR nuclear power plant. Refueling in a nuclear power plant. Nuclear power plants equipment maintenance. Radioactive waste in nuclear power plant and its treatment.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to make students familiar with selected parts of nuclear physics that are necessary for understanding basic physical processes in a nuclear reactor, with the problems of nuclear reactor operation and refueling, maintenance and diagnostics at a nuclear power plant and with the characteristic of nuclear power equipment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-EEN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-EEN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

22 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning

eLearning: opened course