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Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Operation

(This course is also given as a UNENE course - UN 0801)

2017-03-20 21:50


Course description and administrative matters:

Tentative Schedule of Lectures:

Course Schedule



Problem Clarifications:

Some Lecture Material and Miscellaneous Files (posted as required):

  1. Backgrounder on Fission (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
  2. CANDU_&_Reactivity_Devices (pdf, 3.8 Mb)
  3. CANDU Design (pdf, 5.2 Mb)
  4. CANDU Basic Lattice Cell (ppt, 0.3 Mb)
  5. CANDU-6 Poster (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
  6. Station Cutaway Enlarged (WORD, 242 kb)
  7. Calibration of Simulator Time Scale (WORD, 25 kb)
  8. Modes of Plant Operation (pdf, 0.2 Mb)
  9. Errata in Course Pack (WORD, 28 kb)
  10. Power Terms & Power Distribution (pdf, 0.1 Mb)
  11. Power Measurement (pdf, 0.2 Mb)
  12. CANDU Control Programs and Process Systems (PPT, 0.5 Mb)
  13. High-Pressure & Low-Pressure Turbines (WORD, 0.7 Mb)
  14. Importance of Xe-135 in Reactor Operation (PPT, 1.2 Mb)
  15. Module 4A Thermosyphoning (ppt, 0.2 Mb)
  16. Reactivity Coefficients (PPT, 1.3 Mb)
  17. Module 5A Supplementary Lecture Notes (0.5 Mb)
  18. CANDU Detector Systems (PPT, 1.4 Mb)
  19. CANDU-9 Characteristics + Setback & Stepback (WORD, 33 kb)
  20. Some Details of Zone-Control Compartments (PPT, 0.5 Mb)
  21. CANDU Neutronic Protection Systems (ppt, 0.6 Mb)
  22. Delayed Neutrons & Point Kinetics (PPT, 1.1 Mb)
  23. HT Pressure and Inventory Control (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
  24. Nuclear Options for the Future (PPT, 0.8 Mb)
  25. CANDU & PWR ( PPT, 3.2 Mb)
  26. Evolution of Lattice Properties in CANDU (PPT, 567 kb)
  27. CP93.BAT


Additional Presentations from CNS Courses (for extra interest only):

Course notes:

Course Notes Section 1 p.1-99, Simulator User's Manual

The course material is copyrighted so it cannot be posted freely here on the web or be distributed without permission. Go to the bookstore and purchase the course pack. The cost is about $30 for the main notes + CD, and about $15 each for the resource book (containing assignments and other support material) and a reference text. The resource book and the reference text are on the CD so you could get away without either but you would need to find and print off the material from the CD. Cost-wise, since printing is not cheap, you would be advised to buy the resource pack at least. Ask for the CD at the checkout. Due to the over-subscription to the course, you may have to wait 48 hours to pick up the material after you pay for it.

Note: The reference text is available for download, compliments of the author, Dr. George Bereznai George.Bereznai@uoit.ca. This text contains all the course theory and notes in a succinct format. Cover (pdf 37 kb) Text Body (pdf 2.5Mb).

The course material (see CD-ROM Table of Contents) consists of the following: