Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046492016Nuclear Reactor SafetyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
1- To teach the fundamentals of nuclear safety. 2- To understand the safety systems and their functions. 3- To gain experience through the classification of nuclear accidents and the study on the past major nuclear accidents. 4- To teach the concept of risk assessment and safety analysis. 5- To teach the basic steps of site selection and licensing processes of nuclear reactors.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Süleyman İNAN
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand fundamentals of nuclear safety
2Being able to comprehend the radioactive products arising from nuclear reactor
3Being able to identify and classify radioactive products and being able to comprehend the actions to be taken
4Being able to comprehend the mechanisms and their operation responsible for the safety of nuclear reactors
5Being able to comprehend nuclear power plant accidents and accident scenarios
6Being able to learn the implementation of risk assessment and safety analysis
7Being able to understand basic steps on the site selection and licensing
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Fundamental concepts of nuclear safety. Nuclear fuel cycle and radioactivity. The identification, classification of radioactive products and actions to be taken. Safety systems and their functions. The classification of nuclear accidents and the past major nuclear accidents. Risk assessment and safety analysis. Site selection and licensing of nuclear power plants.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to nuclear safetyMeeting, recommending course resources
2The extent of nuclear safety and a historical view to nuclear safety technologiesLiterature review
3The radioactive products originated from nuclear fuel cycle
4The identification, classification of radioactive products and actions to be taken
5Mid-term exam
6Nuclear safety systems
7The classification of nuclear accidents
8The past major nuclear accidents
9Risk assessment
10Safety analysis
11Mid-term exam
12The site selection and licensing of nuclear power plants
13The evaluation of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in terms of nuclear safety
14The presentation of the semester projectPresentation of semester project
15The presentation of the semester projectPresentation of semester project
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
-Gianni Petrangeli, 2006. Nuclear Safety, Elsevier, Burlington, UK. -David Bodansky, 2004. Nuclear Energy: principles, practices and prospects, AIP press, New York, LLC. -James E. Doyle, 2008. Nuclear Safeguards, Security, and Non proliferation. Elsevier. Burlington, UK. -IAEA, 2006, Fundamental Safety Principles, IAEA Safety Standart Series No. SF-1, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. -E.E. Lewis, 1977. Nuclear Power Reactor Safety, John Wiley & Sons.
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
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Team/Group Work236
Project Preparation22040
Project Presentation224
Criticising Paper166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination22040
Individual Study for Final Examination22040
Reading51050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)231
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15 55 4 4  4
LO25 55 4 4  4
LO35355       
LO45 55 543 55
LO55 544 54   
LO65 534 4  54
LO7           
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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