Engineering of Nuclear Reactors

Photo of nuclear power plant on ocean shore, with two containment domes and a low rectangular building out front.

The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Note the containment buildings for Units 1 and 2, the turbine building and the cooling water discharge. (Public domain photo by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.)


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Fall 2015



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Engineering principles of nuclear reactors, emphasizing power reactors. Topics include power plant thermodynamics, reactor heat generation and removal (single-phase as well as two-phase coolant flow and heat transfer), structural mechanics, and engineering considerations in reactor design.

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Jacopo Buongiorno. 22.312 Engineering of Nuclear Reactors. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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