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					University Network of Excellence in
  Nuclear Engineering (UNENE):
    Nuclear Fuel Engineering


                   Dr. Paul Chan
                          Professor
       Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department
              Royal Military College of Canada
              Contents (40 hrs)
 • Part 1: Introduction: Fissile/Fertile, Nuclear Safety and Fuel Burnup
   Effects = 4 lectures
 • Part 2: Fuel Production, Quality Assurance and Technical
   Specification = 9 lectures
 • Part 3: Fuel Thermal Conductivity = 3 lectures
 • Part 4: Fuel Chemistry = 2 lectures
 • Mid-term = 1 lecture
 • Project Slot#1 = 1 lecture
 • Part 5: Fuel Restructuring/Grain Growth = 2 lectures
 • Part 6: Fission Product Behaviour and Fuel Defect Detection and
   Location = 7 lectures
 • Part 7: Fuel Performance = 3 lectures
 • Part 8: Fuel and Fuel Channel Accident Analysis (MFMI and
   PT/CT) = 3 lectures
 • Part 9: Severe Core Damage = 2 lectures
2• Final Exam = 2 lecture
 • Project Slot #2 = 1 lecture
           Contact Information

• Paul Chan
    – Office: RMC, Sawyer Building, Rm# S2515
    – E-mail: paul.chan@rmc.ca
    – Phone: 613-541-6000 x 6145




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          Course Evaluation

                       %
    Mid-term           25
    Project            25
    Final Exam         50
                      100


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                     Project
• Choose a topic of interest related to nuclear
  fuel
   – Please let me know by next week or as
     soon as possible
• 15 minute presentation
• 5 minutes of questions
• Prepare a 2-page fact sheet for your peers
• Mark will be 25% of your final mark
• Evaluators: myself and fellow students
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                Acknowledgement
    • This course is based on CC 533 “Nuclear Fuel
      Engineering” given by Dr. Brent Lewis and Dr.
      Emily Corcoran at the Royal Military College of
      Canada. Dr. Lewis’s course note is the text used
      for this course.
    • Mr. Nino Oliva and Dr. Fernando Iglesias of
      Candesco Corporation, Dr. Aniket Pant and Mr.
      Steven Douglass of Cameco Fuel Fabrication and
      Dr. Nithy Nitheanandan of AECL were consulted
      and some of their excellent material is gratefully
      used, with their kind permission.
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           Reference Material
• D.R. Olander, Fundamental Aspects of
  Nuclear Reactor Fuel Elements
• S. Glasstone and A. Sesonske, Nuclear
  Reactor Engineering, 3rd ed.
• G. Lamarsh, Introduction to Nuclear
  Engineering
• B.M. Ma, Nuclear Reactor Materials and
  Applications
• M. Benedict, T. Pigford and H. Levi, Nuclear
  Fuel Chemistry, 2nd ed.
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