UN 0802 – Nuclear Reactor Physics
2016 Version –
UN802 is preceded by the Physics Refresher Course – It is expected that students know the material covered in the Refresher couse to complete the UN802 Nuclear Reactor Analysis Course successfully.
Announcements
Physics Refresher: UN 802 Dates: 
October 1 & 2, 2016
October 29 & 30, 2016
November 12 & 13, 2016
November 26 & 27, 2016
December 10 & 11, 2016
December 18, 2014 – exam date

Start Time: 
9:00 a.m. 
Location: 
Lecturer Theatre – Room 10
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7

Instructor: 

Deadlines 

 Prerequisite: Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program
 It is highly recommended that you review the Physics refresher / prerequisite material for this course and the general Math refresher / prerequisite. It will be expected that you know the material covered in these two refresher courses. See the Refresher / Prerequisite Material page for further information.
Course Description:
An introduction to nuclear energy and fission energy systems is presented. The energetics of nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, radioactivity, design and operating principles of fission are presented. Nuclear reactor physics including chain reactions, reactor statics and kinetics, multigroup analysis, core thermalhydraulics and the impact of these topics on reactor design are covered. Special topics such as xenon dynamics, burnup and reactor flux effects on safety are included.
Course Notes
 Kinetics Overview
 Introduction to Reactor Kinetics
 Fission and Delayed Neutrons
 Point Kinetics without Delayed Neutrons
 Point Kinetics with Delayed Neutrons
 Point Kinetics Example
 Perturbation Theory
 Perturbation Theory Example
 Prompt Jump Approx for One Delayed Neutron Group
 Inhour Equation and General Prompt Jump Approximation
 Reactivity Measurement Methods
 Source Multiplication Formula and Measurement Method
 Source Multiplication Example
 Null Reactivity Method
 Reactivity Coefficients
 Xenon Fission Product Poisoning
 Class Problem 1 – Delayed Neutrons
 Class Problem 2 – Prompt Jump
 Reactivity Measurement Problem
 Lamarsh Chapter 3 Solutions
 Lamarsh Chaper 6 – Exercises 3, 4 and 6
 Problem on Reactivity Insertions
 Problem on Neutrons Crossing Plane
 Problem on MultiEnergy Beam
 Problem on Beam Attenuation
 Another Beam Exercise
 Problem on Reactivity
 2EnergyGroup Exercises
 Reactor Exercises 1
 Reactor Exercises 2
 Reactor Exercises 2 Solutionns
 Reactor 2 Solutions
 Reactor Exercises 3
 Reactor Exercises 4
 Reactor Exercises 4 Calcs
 Reactivity Problem Solution
 Reactions in Reactor Target
 Neutron Cycle Problem
 Neutron Cycle Problem 2
 CANDU & Burnup Exercises
 Another 2Group Problem
 Additional Exercises 2 Some Solutions
 Additional Exercises
 2Source Problem
 2GroupProblem
 2EnergyGroup Exercises
 Additional Exercise
 Another Exercise with Solution