CSVTU B.E. VII Semester Mechanical Engineering Nuclear Power Engineering Syllabus

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

Nuclear Reaction.

UNIT – II

Nuclear Reactors

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

Nuclear Materials

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.

TEXT BOOKS

1. A Course in Power Plant Engineering – Arora, Domkundwar – Dhanpat Rai & Co., 2005

2. Power Plant Engineering, 2

nd

Edn. – P.K. Nag – Tata McGraw-Hill Pub. Com., New Delhi, 2004

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

1. Power Plant Engineering – P.C. Sharma – S.K. Kataria & Sons, 2003

2. Principles of Energy Conversion, 2

nd

Edn., International Edn. – Archie W. Culp Jr. – McGraw Hill, 1991

 

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