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The course, starting from nuclear engineering fundamentals, presents an overview of all the modern nuclear technology developments.
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.
The course aims to provide knowledge relating to the use of nuclear energy obtained through both fusion and fission, starting from the nuclear engineering fundamentals and arriving at the description of the state of the art in the nuclear plant engineering field. The course contributes to the achievement of the training objectives regarding the energy uses of nuclear technology.
Lectures and practical exercises developed in classroom.
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). 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 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 fusion plant; the most important on-going research projects on fusion in the world.
Materials supplied by the lecturer and/or available on Aulaweb website.
Office hours: By appointment.
GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President)
LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO
FRANCESCO DEVIA (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Students with SLD, with disabilities, or with other regularly certified special educational needs will agree with the teacher on the exam method and the compensatory instruments, by contacting the instructor at least 10 days before the exam. They will also be able to take advantage of the additional time required by law.
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.