Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

SYE 4501 Nuclear Power Generation

Prerequisite: SYE 3501

3-0-3

This course covers the principles of nuclear energy conversion to electric power. The content of the course includes: fundamentals of energy conversion, fission reactors, design and construction of light water reactors with emphasis on boiling water and pressurized water reactors, gas cooled reactors, fast breeder reactors, thermal and structural analysis of reactors and plant components, safety elements and accident prevention systems. The economic feasibility of nuclear power plants will also be discussed.

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