NE 6501: Nuclear Fuel Cycle
|Prerequisites:||NRE 6201 or equivalent, or with the consent of the instructor|
|Catalog Description:||Fission fuel cycle, uranium mining and milling, enrichment. Fuel fabrication. In-core fuel management. Reprocessing and fuel cycle economics. Spent-fuel waste management.|
|Textbooks:||Robert G. Cochran and Nicholas Tsoulfanidis, The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Analysis and Management, Second Edition, American Nuclear Society, 1999.|
Nuclear Chemical Engineering, M. Benedict, T. H. Pigford and H. W. Levi, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, NY, 1981.
Nuclear Fuel Management, H. W. Graves, John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY, 1979.
|Goals:||Provide an integrated survey of the nuclear fuel cycle, an understanding of the technologies employed and the related aspects of safety, economics, environmental effects and institutional safeguards.|
|Prerequisite by Topic:||Reactor Physics|
|Computer Usage:||Code assignments which model enrichment process and isotope buildup/depletion.|