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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 22.39 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. George Apostolakis
    Prof. Ronald Ballinger
    Prof. Andrew Kadak
    Prof. Neil Todreas 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety

    Fall 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features an extensive set of lecture slides, readings, and assignments.

    Course Description

    This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip.


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