Phelma Formation 2022

5PMGCOR0 : Reactor Kit - WPMEDRK9

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 6.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 6.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0
    • Written tests 0


    ECTS 2.0


In this course, each chapter is followed by a group project. With some technical help and communication advice from the teacher, each group has to understand (fully or half of) a scientific article (from a journal or a conference) dealing with some design studies or issues of an existing or paper nuclear reactor.
Since articles which complete each other are chosen, all different aspects about this (often innovative) nuclear reactor type are thus finally studied by the entire class and a consistent "student conference" can be given on the subject at the end by all groups, as an evaluation.

Contact Alexis NUTTIN


Course is decomposed into 4 big parts (in september-october)
Chapter 1 : design principles, attempt of classification
Chapter 2 : water-moderated reactors (PWR, CANDU, ...)
Chapter 3 : graphite-moderated reactors (RBMK, GTR, HTR, ...)
Chapter 4 : fast systems (GFR, SFR) and even more exotic/innovative ones

You can find on this web page :
all the student works performed and presented in conference the previous years


Solid bases in neutronics, thermalhydraulics and materials
Notions on nuclear reactor operation


Project (prepared in class along with lectures), with presentations (in 2 public sessions of 2h each), abstracts and Questions & Answers (end of october)

N1 = 100% DS1
N2 = 100% DS2

Additional Information

This course brings 1.0 ECTS to students in UE Simulations JUAS

Course list
Curriculum->Double-Diploma Engineer/Master->Semester 9
Curriculum->Master->Semester 9


Duderstadt & Hamilton, Nuclear Reactor Analysis