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ME427 INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Course Code: 5690427
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SITKI KEMAL DER
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, binding energy. Neutron interactions, cross sections, fission. Nuclear reactors, fuels, breeding. Neutron diffusion and moderation, Fick`s law, diffusion equation and solutions. Nuclear reactor theory, one-group reactor equation. One-group critical equation. Thermal reactors, four-factor formula, criticality calculations. Reflected reactors. Heterogeneous reactors.