Course detail

Nuclear Power and Alternative Energy Sources

FSI-LJEAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject makes familiar with elementary principles of nuclear energy conversions in to the thermal, mechanical and electrical energies and fundamental and detailed design of reactors and nuclear power plant equipments where mentioned conversions of energies take place. Alternative energy sources are presented together with description of technological equipment alternatively used in energy plants.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn calculation bases from field of nuclear and alternative energy sources. Students obtain overview knowledge about related technological instrumentation.

Prerequisites

Atom nucleus physics, thermomechanics, power stations heat circulation loops.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Dubšek, F.: Jaderná energetika. PC-DIR Brno, 1994
Heřmanský, B.: Termomechanika jaderných reaktorů. Academia, 1986
Heřmanský, B.: Termomechanika jaderných reaktorů. Academia, 1986
Murray, R., L. Nuclear Energy - an introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2001

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Participation in the exercise is mandatory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit: Active seminars attendance. Complete individual exercises and calculations.
Exam: Test of nuclear energetics principles knowledge, nuclear equipment knowledge, ensuring of nuclear safety knowledge.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

This subject gives new informations about nuclear energy from nucleus fission to electic energy transformation to students. Alternative energy sources are introduced together with convenient technology for their utilizing.

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

Lecture attendance is not obligatory.
Credit attendance is obligatory and it will be checked. Maximum number of nonexcused absences are 2. In case of higher absence is the student obligated to do an individual work in accordance with teachers requirements.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-FLI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-FLI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-ENI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-ENI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Basic definitions, nuclear reactions, nuclear fuel production, fuel reprocessing. Atomic law.
2. Fuel cycle, uranium fission, radwaste.
3. Genesis of neutrons, neutrons absrorption and scatering, nuclear reactions recovery, critical dimensions of
reproducing system.
4. Nuclear reactors classification I.
5. Nuclear reactors classification II.
6. Alternative energy sources, Heat pumps I.
7. heat pumps II - design nd low temperature sources.
8. Absorpční oběhy, tepelné transformers.
9. Energy accumulation.
10. ORC cycles, Kalina Cycle.
11. Energetics utilization of waste products.
12. Termo-photovoltaic, Thermoelectric generators.
13. Smart energy koncept

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Basic definitions.
2. Nuclear fuel problems. Spent fuel problems.
3. Criticality calculations according to the equation of 4 coefficients.
4. Specifics of individual nuclear reactors types.
5. Calculation of critical dimensions and composition of reactor core.
6. Thermal and hydraulic calculation.
7. Thermal and technological schemes of nuclear power stations.
8. Thermal and technological schemes of nuclear power stations.
9. Nuclear safety, safety specifications of individual nuclear machines. 10. Calculation of basic parameters of nuclear power plant cycle.
11. Heat exchangers in nuclear energetics, calculation.
12. Nuclear spent fuel treatment.
13. Spent fuel transmutation, ADDT transmutor.