15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Thermal hydraulics is fundamental in extracting energy from nuclear fuels and converting it to electricity. This module will study the thermal design fundamentals of nuclear power plants enabling you to develop a good understanding of the cooling and energy transfer phenomena in nuclear reactor cores and the ability to perform analysis for flow and heat transfer for the design and safety calculations of such systems.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students registered for a Programme of Study within the Faculty of Engineering

Staff Contact: HE SHUISHENG
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study, Exam
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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