Code: 17NJZ New Nuclear Sources
Lecturer: Ing. Tomáš Bílý Ph.D. Weekly load: 3+0 Assessment: ZK
Department: 14117 Credits: 3 Semester: S
Description:
Course is devoted to new nuclear power systems. Students get familiar with reactor designs for near term future as well as with designes under consideration for mid-term and long-term outlook. Course covers reactor systems of generation III+, gen. IV., accelerator driven systems, fusion systems, their concept, advantages, disadvantages, evolution, current status, outlook.
Contents:
1.Introductory lecture
Scope: 1 lecture
Introduction to new nuclear power systems, nuclear reactors of gen III+, nuclear reactors of gen IV, accelerátor driven systems, fusion systems

2.Introductory lecture - fuel cycles for to new nuclear power systems
fuel cycles for to new nuclear power systems - requirements, sustainability, potential, advantages, disadvantages

3.Nuclear reactors of gen. III+ : pressurized water reactors
Scope: 1 lecture
Requirements on nuclear reactors of gen. III, reactor designs reaktorů EPR, AP-1000 and AES-2006 (VVER-1200) - basic characteristics, safety systems and principles, reactors layout

4.Nuclear reactors of gen. III+ : boiling water reactors and advanced CANDU reactor
Scope: 1 lecture
advanced boiling water reactor designs - ABWR, ESBWR, SWR-1000, advanced CANDU reactor design (ACR) - basic characteristics, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

5. gen IV. reactors
Scope: 6 lectures
Sodium-cooled fast reactor
-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Gas-cooled fast reactors
-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Lead-cooled fast reactors
-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Very high temperature reactors
-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Molten salt reactors
-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

Superctitical-water-cooled reactors
-basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, reactors layout, evolution, current status, outlook

6.accelerator driven systems
Scope: 1 lecture
accelerator driven systems - basic concept, active core and fuel assemblies, safety systems and principles, evolution, current status, outlook

7.fusion systems - takamaks
Scope: 1 lecture
fusion systems of tokamak types - principle, basic concept, evolution, current status, outlook, ITER project

8.laser driven fusion systems
Scope: 1 lecture
principle of laser driven fusion basic concept, evolution, current status, outlook, HiPER project,

Recommended literature:
Key references:
A Technology Roadmap for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, U.S. DOE Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee and the Generation IV International Forum, 2002
Keywords:
new nuclear power systems, gen. III+ reactors, gen. IV. reactors, accelerator driven systems, fusion systems