Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046111998Nuclear Engineering Chemistry IElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is; to enable students to learn conventional nuclear fuel and nuclear building materials, to understand the effects of radiation on materials, to calculate and discuss the design and operation characteristics of nuclear power reactors, to learn the licensing steps of nuclear reactors, and to follow new developments in nuclear fuel technology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Süleyman İNAN
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand the basic principles of conventional nuclear fuel and building materials
2Being able to understand the behaviors of building materials under radiation
3Being able to understand and discuss the design and operation characteristics of nuclear power reactors
4Being able to comprehend burn-up, conversion rate and fertility and comparing them to various reactor types
5Being able to understand the significance of domestic nuclear fuel production and the potential of our country and to follow the developments in this area
6Being able to comprehend terms such as power density, specific power, annual fuel consumption
7Being able to understand the licensing steps of nuclear reactors
8Being able to follow the developments in nuclear fuel technology
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Nuclear fuels, nuclear fuel cycle in nuclear reactors, building materials, moderator and coolant materials, control materials, the effect of radiation on materials, characteristics of fuel cycle, burn up and conversion ratios, fertility, design and operation characteristics of nuclear power, licensing of nuclear reactors
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of content and fundamental issuesMeeting, recommending course resources
2Nuclear fuel and building materials, properties and their comparisonLiterature review
3Analysis and comparison of moderator and coolant materials
4Analysis of nuclear reactor control materials
5The effect of radiation on materials
6Mid-term exam
7Design and operational criterion of nuclear reactorsDetermination of semester project topics
8Characteristics of fuel cycle; burn up ratio, conversion ratio, fertility and calculationsDetermination of semester project topics
9Power, specific power, power density, annual fuel consumption and calculations
10Enrichment of spent fuel and calculation of plutonium amount in spent fuel
11Mid-term exam
12The licensing of nuclear power plants
13Design criterion for innovative nuclear reactors
14The presentation of the semester projectPresentation of semester projects
15The presentation of the semester projectPresentation of semester projects
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. Nuclear Engineering Chemistry I Lecture Notes 5. Magill J., Galy J., Radioactivity Radionuclides Radiation, Springer, 2005 6.Thorium Fuel Cycle, Proceedings of Second International Thorium Fuel Cycle Symposium, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1996
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
Midterm Examination2100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures12224
Practice12224
Project Preparation22550
Project Presentation224
Criticising Paper11616
Individual Study for Mid term Examination23060
Individual Study for Final Examination14242
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)227
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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