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                    INRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

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UNIT-1
       Nuclear forces and binding energy of the nucleus, Nuclear stability and
radioactivity, Law of radioactive decay.                                5
       Binary nuclear reactions, Energy release in fission and fusion reactions,
concepts of microscopic and macroscopic cross sections.                 4

UNIT-2
        Nuclear fuels in fission and fusion reactors, Types of nuclear reactors, Fissile
and fertile materials, Neutron chain reaction in fission reactors, Neutron flux, Concept
of criticality for bare homogeneous reactors, Coolants, moderators, Control and
structural materials.                                                             8

UNIT-3
       Heat generations and steady state temperature distribution in fuel elements,
Heat removal, single and two phase heat transfer and fluid flow correlations. 5
       Thermodynamic analysis of a nuclear power plants.                      3

UNIT-4
        Neutron lifetime, Delayed neutrons, Concept of reactivity and point reactor
kinetics, Qualitative discussion of safety and radioisotopes in industry, Agriculture &
medicine.                                                                       6
        Brief discussion of safety and radioactive waste disposal.              2

UNIT-5
       Interaction of nuclear radiation with matter, Shielding, Radiation exposure &
dose, Applications of nuclear radiation & radioisotopes in industry, Agriculture &
medicine.                                                                     7

Books:
Nuclear Reactor Engineering By S. Glastone and A . Sesonske.
Basic Nuclear Engineering, by K.S. Ram.
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, by J.R lamarsh.
Nuclear Electricity, by lan Hore-Lacy.

				
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