Teaching

NE 400 – Nuclear Reactor Energy Conversion

Introduction to the concepts and principles of heat generation and removal in reactor systems. Power cycles, reactor heat sources, analytic and numerical solutions to conduction problems in reactor components and fuel elements, heat transfer in reactor fuel bundles and heat exchangers. Problem sets emphasize design principles. Heat transfer lab included.

NE 460 – Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Management of Nuclear Systems

A course which introduces principles of probabilistic risk assessment and management of complex engineering systems, with a particular focus on nuclear power applications. Fundamental safety and risk concepts, accidents and risk management, a review of major probabilistic risk assessment studies, hazard analysis, qualitative and quantitative systems analysis, human and software reliability, uncertainty quantification, and risk-informed and performance-based design and licensing of advanced nuclear reactors under development. Risk and safety principles are emphasized in homework and in-class problems. Course project is required.

NE 500 – Advanced Energy Conversion in Nuclear Reactors

A course which introduces concepts and principles of heat generation and removal in reactor systems. Power cycles, reactor heat sources, analytic and numerical solutions to conduction problems in reactor components and fuel elements, heat transfer in reactor fuel bundles and heat exchangers. Design principles are emphasized in homework and in-class problems.

NE 560 (NE 591-007) – Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems

A course which introduces principles of probabilistic risk assessment and management of complex engineering systems, with a particular focus on nuclear power applications. Fundamental safety and risk concepts, accidents and risk management, a review of major probabilistic risk assessment studies, hazard analysis, qualitative and quantitative systems analysis, human and software reliability, uncertainty quantification, and risk-informed and performance-based design and licensing of advanced nuclear reactors under development. Risk and safety principles are emphasized in homework and in-class problems. Course project is required.

NE 795-016 – Advanced Methods in Probabilistic Risk Assessment

This is a reading course focused on advanced methods in probabilistic risk assessment and management covering each element of full-scope probabilistic risk assessment studies of nuclear systems. Emphasis will be placed on the methodological needs for risk-informed and performance-based design and licensing of advanced nuclear reactors under development.