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Nuclear Energy

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Course Unit Code361-0325/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KOL40prof. Ing. Pavel Kolat, DrSc.
HON106doc. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D.
Students will learn the basics of nuclear power and heat generation in nuclear power reactors. Furthermore, they dealt with the concept of nuclear power plants, primary and secondary circuits. The aim is to acquire basic knowledge in the field of nuclear energy facilities and to obtain graduate comprehensive picture of the energy industry.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The course introduces basic laws of conversion of energy from nuclear fission in the thermal, mechanical and electrical energies and fundamental and detailed design of reactors and nuclear power plant equipments where mentioned conversions of energies take place. Furthermore radioactive waste in connection with the Atomic Act. Safety issues of nuclear power plants, the technical means to achieve it and the protection of nearby nuclear power plant. They discussed ways of nuclear power plant using the passive safety systems in generation III and IV.
Course Contents
Physical principles of nuclear energy, radioactive decay, neutron nuclear reactions, the balance of neutrons in a nuclear reactor reaktoru.Physical calculation, neutron diffusion, the critical equation of a nuclear reactor neutron flow.Creation of heat in a nuclear reactor, heat flow distribution, temperature field in the course of the fuel element zone.Regulation of nuclear reactor, reactor poisoning, iodine pit. Types of nuclear energy, light water, heavy water, high-speed and gas cooled.Nuclear cycle , fuels and fuel cells, production, storage and disposal of nuclear waste. Diagrams of nuclear power, thermal efficiency and ways of increasing.Technological loops, cleaning and coolant restraint systems compensate coolant, emergency reactor cooling, kontejments.Steam generators in nuclear power plants, construction of vertical and horizontal ones PG calculate the main dimensions, dynamic features.Primary circulation and feed pumps, valves, drip systems, air conditioning, .Turbine of nuclear power plants in deep steam condensation and cooling cycles, regenerative feedwater heater, heat control .Nuclear energy and the environment, economy of operation.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Nuclear Energy
Published June 1999, ISBN 0 85403 526 5,1999 The Royal Society,1999 The Royal Academy of Engineering,Printed by Holbrooks Printers Ltd, Norway Road Hilsea Portsmouth Hants PO3

Raymond Murray:Nuclear Energy, Fifth Edition: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes.

Eugene Paul Wigner,: Nuclear Energy
Alvin M. Weinberg (Editor) .

Ian Hore-Lacy: Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century: World Nuclear University Press .
Alan M. Herbst, George W. Hopley: Nuclear Energy Now:
J.Bečvář a kol.: Jaderné elektrárny. SNTL/ALFA Praha 1988, 634 s.; F.Dubšek:
Jaderná energetika. VUT Brno. 1994. ISBN 80-214-0833-2. 216 s.; J.Ambrož:
Jaderné elektrárny. ČVUT Praha. 1985. 252 s.; F.Klik: Jaderná energetika. ČVUT
Praha.1995. ISBN 80-01-01280-8. 189 s.; R.Hejzlar: Stroje a zařízení jaderných
elektráren. ČVUT Praha. 1994.ISBN 80-01-00164-4. 166s.;
Recommended Reading: - nuclear power - nuclear power
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Individual consultations, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined