CHHATTISGARH SWAMI VIVEKANAND TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, BHILAI (C G)
Semester : B.E. VII Sem. Branch: Mechanical Engg.
Subject : Nuclear Power Engineering
UNIT – I
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
Introduction, Why Nuclear Power for Developing Countries, Atomic Nuclei, Atomic Number and Mass Numbers,
Isotopes, Atomic Mass Unit, Radioactivity and Radioactive Change, Rate of Radioactive Decay, Mass-Energy
Equivalence, Binding Energy, Release of Energy by Nuclear Reaction, Types of Nuclear Reactions, Initiation of
UNIT – II
Introduction, General Components of Nuclear Reactor, General Problems of Reactor Operation, Different types of
Reactors, Pressurized Water Reactors, Boiling Water Reactors, Heavy Water-cooled and Moderated CANDU
(Canadian Denterium Uranium) Type Reactors, Gas-cooled Reactors, Liquid Metal-cooled Reactors, Organic
Moderated and Cooled Reactors, Breeder Reactors, Reactor Containment Design
UNIT – III
Introduction, Fuels, Cladding and Structural Materials, Coolants, Moderating and Reflecting Materials, Control Rod
Materials, Shielding Materials.
UNIT – IV
Nuclear Waste & Its Disposal
Introduction, Unit of Nuclear Radiation, Types of Nuclear Waste, Effects of Nuclear Radiation, Radioactive Waste
Disposal System, Gas Disposal System.
UNIT – V
Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Power Stations in India, India’s three stage program for Nuclear Power
development, Method of loading of Nuclear Power Plant, Comparison of Nuclear Power Plants with Thermal Power
Plants, Safety measures for Nuclear Power Plants.
1. A Course in Power Plant Engineering – Arora, Domkundwar – Dhanpat Rai & Co., 2005
2. Power Plant Engineering, 2
Edn. – P.K. Nag – Tata McGraw-Hill Pub. Com., New Delhi, 2004
1. Power Plant Engineering – P.C. Sharma – S.K. Kataria & Sons, 2003
2. Principles of Energy Conversion, 2
Edn., International Edn. – Archie W. Culp Jr. – McGraw Hill, 1991