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ADVANCED NUCLEAR PLANTS

CODE 104815
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9270 INGEGNERIA MECCANICA - ENERGIA E AERONAUTICA(LM-33) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/19
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course, starting from nuclear engineering fundamentals, presents an overview of all the modern nuclear technology developments.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course has the aim to deepen the knowledge on to the nuclear fission and fusion applications, starting from nuclear engineering fundamentals and coming to the description of the state of the art in the nuclear plant developments. Particularly the course contributes to achieve the awareness of the nuclear technology applications in the energy field.

    PREREQUISITES

    THERMO-ENERGETICS (72352).

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures and practical exercises developed in classroom.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Recalls on nuclear reactions. Nuclear fission reactors classification. Nuclear fuel cycle. Light water reactors (LWR): “classical” PWR and BWR; Generation III/III+ reactors (EPR, AP-1000, ABWR, etc.). Heavy water reactors (CANDU). High temperature reactors (HTR) and nuclear hydrogen production. Generation-IV. General aspects of fast reactors. Sodium Fast Reactors (SFR), Lead Fast Reactors (LFR) and Gas Fast Reactors (GFR). Nuclear spent fuel and waste treatment. Hints on sub-critical reactors (ADS). Energy sources impacts. Energy scenarios. Hints on the nuclear installations decommissioning. Additional issues on Nuclear Fusion reactors: instabilities, toroidal configurations (Tokamak, Stellarator); the blanket and the related neutronics, heat transfer and tritium generation; materials activation; energetic and economic analyses of a potential inertial fusion plant; hints on third generation fusion; the most important on-going research projects on fusion in the world.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Materials supplied by the lecturer and/or available on Aulaweb website.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President)

    VINCENZO BIANCO

    DAVIDE BORELLI

    MARCO FOSSA

    ANNALISA MARCHITTO

    LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO

    FRANCESCO DEVIA (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examinations.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The assessment of the content of the course is carried out mainly during the final exam and consists of an oral examination, which is structured in the discussion of several subjects of the course.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    29/07/2022 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
    16/09/2022 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento