NE 403

This course is a nuclear reactor laboratory mainly performed on PULSTAR reactor. It is designed to integrate reactor physics lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, aiming to provide opportunities for students to utilize the theoretical knowledge obtained in the classroom in the real-world applications. Students are expected to gain a deeper understanding of reactor theory concept through data acquisition and analysis. Topics include reactor startup and approach to critical, neutron flux mapping, measurement of void reactivity coefficient, control rod calibration, and dynamic measurement of power coefficient of reactivity. The course also contains one simulation and analysis module using the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) simulator.

Requisites and restrictions
C- or better in NE 301 Co-requisite: NE 401