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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Introductions to Nuclear Reactor Physics

10 videos (Total 51 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
10 videos
The Properties of Free Neutrons and It’s Classification8m
Principal Nuclear Reaction – Neutron Sources4m
Main Properties of Nuclear Fission6m
Main Process of Neutron Interaction With Nuclei of Medium4m
Microscopic Cross-Sections6m
Mean Free Path2m
Neutron Flux, Net Current, One-Way Currents and Vector of Net Current7m
Neutron flux, net current, one-way currents and vector of net current. Example 11m
Neutron Flux, Net Current, One-Way Currents and Vector of Net Current. Example 243s
10 readings
Introduction10m
The Properties of Free Neutrons and It’s Classification10m
Principal Nuclear Reaction – Neutron Sources10m
Main Properties of Nuclear Fission10m
Main Process of Neutron Interaction With Nuclei of Medium10m
Microscopic Cross-Sections10m
Mean Free Path10m
Neutron Flux, Net Current, One-Way Currents and Vector of Net Current10m
Neutron Flux, Net Current, One-Way Currents and Vector of Net Current. Example 110m
Neutron Flux, Net Current, One-Way Currents and Vector of Net Current. Example 210m
6 practice exercises
Training test21m
Quiz42m
Training test21m
Quiz27m
Training test21m
Quiz30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Neutrons space behaviour by diffusion aproximation

9 videos (Total 35 min), 9 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
Fick’s Law4m
Diffusion Equation3m
Initial and Boundary Conditions to Find Solution7m
Task 1. Point Source in Infinite Spherical Geometry3m
Task 2. Plane Source in Infinite Planar Geometry1m
Task 3. Thread-Like Source in Infinite Cylindrical Geometry57s
Task 4. Distributed Source in Bare Slab2m
The Solution in Multiplying Medium5m
9 readings
Diffusion Theory10m
Fick’s Law10m
Diffusion Equation10m
Initial and Boundary Conditions to Find Solution10m
Task 110m
Task 210m
Task 310m
Task 410m
The Solution in Multiplying Medium10m
6 practice exercises
Training test21m
Quiz30m
Training test21m
Quiz30m
Training test9m
Quiz30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Main Principals of Slowing down of Neutrons

3 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Kinematic of Slowing Down8m
Average Logarithmic Energy Loss3m
3 readings
Main Principals of Slowing down of Neutrons10m
Kinematic of Slowing Down10m
Average Logarithmic Energy Loss10m
2 practice exercises
Training test15m
Quiz30m
3 hours to complete

Neutron Spectrum in Non-Absorbing and Absorbing Medium

5 videos (Total 29 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Slowing Down with Absorption4m
Weak Absorption and Resonance Range6m
Resonance Escape Probability3m
Doppler Effect3m
5 readings
Neutron Spectrum in Non-Absorbing Medium10m
Slowing Down with Absorption10m
Weak Absorption and Resonance Range10m
Resonance Escape Probability10m
Doppler Effect10m
4 practice exercises
Training test12m
Quiz27m
Training test15m
Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Thermalization of Neutrons and MultiGroup Method

3 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Multigroup Method6m
Multigroup Method. Examples4m
3 readings
Thermalization of Neutrons10m
Multigroup Method10m
Multigroup Method. Examples10m
4 practice exercises
Training test18m
Quiz30m
Training test9m
Quiz30m
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By KVNov 11th 2018

Best course to understand the working of the nuclear reactors.

Instructor

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Yury Volkov

Senior lecturer, PhD in Nuclear Engineering
Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics of Nuclear Reactors

About National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” is one of the most recognized technical universities in Russia. It is the only research nuclear university in Russia. The aim of the university existence is preparing the specialists for nuclear industry, science, information technology and other high-tech sectors of Russian economy. National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” implements postgraduate professional education curricula (PhD and postdoctoral level), carries out fundamental and applied scientific research in high-priority fields of science and technologies. Among MEPhI graduates are Nobel Prize winners, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and winners of national prizes. Its professors and alumni have made major contributions to various fields of theoretical and experimental physics, mathematics, cybernetics, and computer sciences....

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