Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Let's get started!

    • Introduction

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    • Fuel Design and Manufacturing – 4 h

    • Structures and Components of the Fuel Assembly - Presentation for upcoming lecture

    • Structures and Components of the Fuel Assembly

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    Chapter 2 - Mechanical- Thermal-Hydraulic- and Nuclear Design

    • Mechanical Design – 10 h

    • Mechanical Design Review - Presentation for upcoming lecture

    • Mechanical Design Review

    • Thermal-Hydraulic Design – 1 h

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    • Thermal-Hydraulic Design - Presentation for upcoming lecture

    • Thermal-Hydraulic Design

    • Thermal-Hydaulic Fuel Design Audit PWRs & BWRs – 2 h

    • Nuclear Design Audit - Presentation for upcoming lecture

    • Nuclear Design Audit

    • First two chapters completed! What did you think?

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    Chapter 3 - Fabrication and Manufacturing

    • Introduction and Pellet Fabrication – 2 h

    • Zirconium Alloy Component Fabrication – 1 h

    • Pellet Production

    • Zirconium Alloy Manufacturing – 5 h

    • Zirconium Alloy Manufacturing

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    Chapter 4 - Fuel rods and Spacers

    • Fuel Rod

    • Grid-Spacer Manufacturing – 1 h

    • Spacers

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    Chapter 5 - End fittings, assembly and more!

    • End Fitting Manufacturing – 1 h

    • End Fittings

    • Fuel Assembly Manufacturing – 1 h

    • Channel Manufacturing – 3 h

    • Bundle Assembly

    • BWR Fuel Outer Channels

    • Dimensional Stability

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    Test - Fuel Design and Manufacturing

    • Test - Fuel Design and Manufacturing

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    Chapter 6 - Zirconium and basic Metallurgy

    • Zirconium Alloy Materials – 2 h

    • Microstructure and Effect of Irradiation on Zirconium –3 h

    • Basic Metallurgy and Microstructure

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    Chapter 7 - Fuel Reliability

    • Fuel Reliability, Primary Failures and Secondary Degradation – 4 h

    • Fuel Reliability (1 of 2)

    • Fuel Reliability (2 of 2)

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    Chapter 8 - Corrosion and HPU

    • Corrosion and HPU – 13 h

    • Corrosion and HPU

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    Chapter 9 - Dimensional Stability

    • Dimensional Stability, Introduction – 1 h

    • Dimensional Stability Introduction in LWRs

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    Chapter 10 - Irradiation Creep & Irradiation Growth

    • Irradiation Creep –3 h

    • Irradiation Creep

    • Irradiation Growth – 3 h

    • Irradiation Growth

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    Chapter 11 - Fuel Channel Bowing

    • Fuel Channel Bowing – 8 h

    • Bow of BWR Channels

  • 13

    Test - Fuel Performance during normal operation - Part 1 of 2

    • Fuel Performance during normal operation Part 1 of 2

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    Chapter 12 - Deformation and Mechanical properties

    • Deformation and Mechanical Properties of Zirconium Alloys– 3 h

    • Deformation and Mechanical Properties of Zirconium Alloys

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    Chapter 13 - Hydrogen

    • The Effect of Hydrogen on Zirconium Alloy Properties - 11 h

    • Hydrogen and Hydrides

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    Chapter 14 - PCI

    • Pellet Cladding Interaction - PCI – 3 h

    • Pellet Cladding Interaction - PCI

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    Chapter 15 - UO2 and MOX

    • UO2 and MOX Fuel – 2 h

    • UO2 and MOX Fuel (1 of 4)

    • UO2 and MOX Fuel (2 of 4)

    • UO2 and MOX Fuel (3 of 4)

    • UO2 and MOX Fuel (4 of 4)

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    Chapter 16 - Performance

    • Performance of Stainless Steel and Nickel Base Alloys – 3 h

    • Fuel Performance Codes – 2 h

    • Performance of Ni-base Alloys

  • 19

    Test - Fuel Performance during normal operation - Part 2/2

    • Fuel Performance During Normal Operation and Anticipated Operational Occurrences Part 2/2

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    Chapter 17 - LOCA & RIA

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    Final Exam

    • Final Exam - BWR Nuclear Fuel Engineering

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