Nuclear Reactor Engineering: Reactor Systems Engineering / Edition 4

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This classic reference combines broad, yet in-depth coverage of nuclear engineering principles with practical descriptions of their application in the design and operation of nuclear power plants. Published in a two-volume format to accommodate readers' specific interests, the first volume concentrates on the fundamentals of nuclear engineering, while the second explores applications and more advanced topics. In the second volume, Alexander Sesonske draws on his extensive experience in nuclear engineering to investigate state-of-the-art approaches to reactor systems, including computer analysis, assisting the reader in exploiting the potential of information technology in nuclear engineering. We explore energy transport and fuel management and their roles in cost-effective plant design and operation. Sesonske discusses the environmental, health, and safety concerns that are crucial to the continued success and expansion of nuclear power, illustrating risk analysis methods that facilitate reliable assessment and control of hazards. The book also details current and potential innovations in plant design, examining challenges likely to be faced by the nuclear power industry in meeting future energy demands. investigating topics such as reactor systems, cost-effective fuel management, environmental issues, and the design of future plants.

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A practical reference for engineers involved with nuclear power plants or a comprehensive introductory text on nuclear engineering. Published for the first time in two volumes, Volume 2 investigates topics such as reactor systems, cost-effective fuel management, environmental issues, and the design of future plants. This revised and updated edition adds significant new material, particularly in the areas of reactor safety, fuel management, plant operations, and advanced systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412985317
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/1994
  • Edition description: 4th ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 381
  • Sales rank: 1,201,345
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 8: The systems concept, Design decisions, and information tools: Introduction; Systems; The computer as a decision tool; Information as a decision tool; Chapter 9: Energy transport: Introduction; Heat sources in reactor systems; Heat-transmission principles; Heat transfer to ordinary fluids; Heat transfer to liquid metals; Boiling heat transfer; Core fluid flow; Subchannel analysis and system codes; Core design constraints; Chapter 10: Reactor fuel management and energy cost considerations: Introduction; Pre-reactor fuel operations; In-core management; Pressurized water reactor core management; boiling water reactor core management; Nuclear fuel utilization; Nuclear energy costs; Nuclear material safeguards; Nuclear criticality safety; Chapter 11: Environmental effects of nuclear power and waste management; Introduction; Radiation exposure pathways; The spent-fuel management challenge; On-site spent-fuel storage; characteristics of spent fuel; storage and disposal options; Migration of waste radionuclides; The reprocessing option; reactor radwaste management; Waste heat management; Chapter 12: Nuclear reactor safety and regulation: Introduction; Accident prevention; Engineered safety features; Abnormal event analysis; Licensing design basis evaluation; Severe accidents; The source term; Safety modeling methods; Siting requirements; Accident experience and analysis; Severe accident management; Reliability and risk assessment; Licensing and regulation of nuclear plants; Nuclear reactor safeguards; Chapter 13: Power reactor systems: Introduction; Present pressurized-water reactors; Evolutionary pressurized-water reactors; Present boiling-water reactors; Evolutionary boiling-water reactors; heavy-water-moderated reactors; Chapter 14: Plant operations: Introduction; Plant operational strategy; plant control; Expert systems and neural networks in plant operations; Plant maintenance; Regulatory aspects of operations; Reactor decommissioning; Chapter 15: Advanced plants and the future: Introduction; The AP600; Simplified boiling-water reactor; Modular HTGR; Advanced liquid-metal-cooled reactor; Other passive systems; Commercialization issues; The future; Appendix; Index.
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