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Number of hours
Lectures : 10.0
Tutorials : 10.0
Laboratory works : 0
Projects : 0
Internship : 0
ECTS : 1.5
The course provides an up-to-date overview of the different technological aspects associated to the design, fabrication and operation of the PWR nuclear fuel. The introduction is devoted to present the major existing reactor designs and fuel technologies. The course then focalizes on the fuel assemblies of PWR and on a lesser degree LMR (sodium). The final objective is to provide a global vision of fuel design with particular emphasis on the relationships between the various physical phenomena that affect the fuel assemblies.
1) Overview of reactors and fuel designs 2) PWR fuel assembly design 3) Nuclear fuel materials 4) Fuel rod design 5) Fuel assembly mechanical design 6) Fuel assembly thermal-hydraulics design 7) Neutronics design 8) Fuel cycle and nuclear wastes
Nuclear materials, Nuclear reactor technology, Introduction to reactor physics, Single phase Thermal hydraulics, Solid and fluid mechanics.
Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only
The students are evaluated on a project report and a 1-hour written exam. All documents are forbidden at the written exam. The final score is 50% based on the project report and 50% based on one hour written exam without documents.