Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046032001Advanced Nuclear Fuel Technology ICompulsory118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to ensure that to recognize the basic operational principles of nuclear reactors, to learn structure material and functions of nuclear reactors and properties of irradiated fuel, to be informed about types, improvements, fuel cycle, important properties of nuclear power reactors and new generation reactors and also to follow developments in this area.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Meral ERAL
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to comprehend the importance of native nuclear fuel production and potential of our country.
2Being able to follow the new developments in nuclear reactors and new generation reactors.
3Being able to discuss the fuel cycle according to reactor types
4Being able to understand the importance of nuclear energy and become self-aware about nuclear power reactors for sustainable development
5Being able to understand and apply the solvent extraction in nuclear fuel technology.
6Being able to comprehend the basic operational principles of nuclear reactors
7Being able to compare types and basic principles of nuclear power reactors
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The structure of nuclear reactors, power reactors, materials of nuclear reactors, the effect of radiation on materials, the properties of irradiated fuel, fuel cycle of nuclear reactors, zirconium and hafnium, extraction and seperation of zirconium and hafnium.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course; course content and importance – Textbook and suggested literatureIntroduction
2Structure, main components and functions of nuclear reactors, the comparison of nuclear fuels Literature review
3Structure materials of nuclear reactors and properties of irradiated fuelLaboratory
4Structure materials of nuclear reactors and properties of irradiated fuelReport presentation
5Nuclear reactor types, light water cooled nuclear power reactorLaboratory
6Boiling water reactors, pressurized water reactors and comparisonsReport presentation
7Other reactor typesLaboratory
8Mid-term examReport presentation
9History and improvement of nuclear power reactors and new generation reactorsLaboratory
10Fuel cycle according to reactor types, steps of uranium fuel cycle Report presentation
11Zirconium and hafnium, extractions and seperations of them Laboratory
12Advantages of nuclear power reactors and environmental effectsReport presentation
13Mid-term exam
14Presentation of the semester project
15Presentation of the semester project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Benedict M., Pigfort T. H., Levy H. W., Nuclear Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Second Edition, USA, 1981 2.Chopin G. R., Rydberg J., Nuclear Chemistry, Pergamon Press, England, 1980 3.Arnıkar H. J.,Essential of Nuclear Chemistry, John Wiley and Sons, New Delhi, India, 1988 4.Eral M., Advanced Nuclear Fuel Technology I Lecture Notes 5.Knief R. A., Nuclear Energy Technolojy Theory and Practice of Commercial Nuclear Power, Homisphere Publishing, Pennsylvania,1981 6.IAEA, The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Information System, 1996 7.Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Reactor Strategies, 1997 8.ÇNAEM, Evaluation of Different Fuel Cycle Options in Accordance with Nuclear Energy Production Planning in Turkey, 1998
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Team/Group Work14342
Report Preparation14228
Project Preparation13030
Project Presentation122
Criticising Paper11616
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21530
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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