Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5690428
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. AHMET ORHAN YEN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Fundamentals of nuclear reactors and nuclear power plants. Transient behavior of nuclear reactors. Reactivity. Reactor poisoning. Fission to thermal power conversion. Temperature distribution in the reactor core, hot-spot factors; coolant-channel orificing, radiation and thermal shielding. Technological aspects of reactors.