Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105045132013Nuclear Fuel Technology ICompulsory118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to ensure that to recognize the nuclear fuel technology and the basic components (fuel preparation, reprocessing and waste management), to understand the rudiments and the basic principles of nuclear energy (nuclear fuel, fission theory, chain reaction, criticality), to gain information on nuclear reactors and nuclear fuel production.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yüksel ALTAŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand the basic principles of nuclear fuel and chain reaction.
2Being able to connection between functions of nuclear reactors’ basic components and structure materials.
3Being able to understand and implement the basic components of four factor formula.
4Being able to understand the meaning of ηfactor and calculate for various enrichment fuel.
5Being able to calculate fission energy and power of a reactor.
6Being able to understand and get connection between the basic components of nuclear fuel technology.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Nuclear fuels, fuel values and nuclear properties, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear fission and fusion, nuclear reactors, the world reserves of uranium and thorium, production and consumption of them, the preparation of uranium as reactor fuel, leaching, the processes of ion exchange and solvent extraction, yellow cake production
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course; course content, reason, importance – Textbook and Suggested Literature
2Introduce the nuclear fuel technology and the basic components (fuel preparation, reprocessing and waste management) and nuclear fuel cycle
3Fission theory, fission energy, mass and energy distrubitions of fission products
4Chain reaction, growth factor
5Control of chain reaction, calculation of critical mass
6Calculation of cross sections and mean free path
7Introduce the basic components of nuclear reactors ( fuel, moderator, cooler, control rods and reflactor), their functions and building materials
8Mid-term Exam
9Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors
10The principles of thermal nuclear reactors, four factor formula
11η factor and calculation for differently enriched fuels
12Reactor power and calculation, classification of nuclear reactors
13Explosive chain reaction and critical mass calculation
14The presentation of the semester project
15The presentation of the semester project
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures12336
Report Preparation12448
Project Preparation13030
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination23570
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)232
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2   4 4     
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LO5  4     4 5
LO64  3  5  5 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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