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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 10.536J (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 22.313J / 2.59J / 10.536J Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    22.313J / 2.59J / 10.536J Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology

    Spring 2007

    Flames and bubbles surround a thin wire submerged in water.
    Burnout of an electrically heated steel wire upon occurrence of the boiling crisis. (Image by Prof. Buongiorno.)

    Course Description

    This course covers the thermo-fluid dynamic phenomena and analysis methods for conventional and nuclear power stations. Specific topics include: kinematics and dynamics of two-phase flows; steam separation; boiling, instabilities, and critical conditions; single-channel transient analysis; multiple channels connected at plena; loop analysis including single and two-phase natural circulation; and subchannel analysis.

    Technical Requirements

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


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