Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal

Physical and chemical principles of nuclear energy in view of reactor accidents and back-end of nuclear fuel cycle

  • type: Lecture (V)
  • chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau - Institut für Angewandte Thermofluidik
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau
  • semester: WS 20/21
  • place:

    KIT-MACH

  • time: 2020-11-03
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly


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    2020-11-17
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    2020-11-24
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    2020-12-01
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    2020-12-08
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly

    2020-12-15
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly

    2020-12-22
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly

    2021-01-12
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly

    2021-01-19
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    2021-01-26
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    2021-02-02
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly

    2021-02-09
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly

    2021-02-16
    08:00 - 09:30 weekly


  • lecturer: apl. Prof. Dr. Ron Dagan
    Dr. Volker Metz
  • sws: 1
  • lv-no.: 2189906
  • information: Online
Content
  • Relevant physical terms of nuclear physics

  • Decay heat removal- Borst-Wheeler equation

  • The accidents in TMI- Three Mile Island, and Fukushima .

  • Fission , chain reaction and reactor control systems

  • Basics of nuclear cross sections

  • Principles of reactor dynamics

  • Reactor poisoning

  • The Idaho and Chernobyl accidents

  • Principles of the nuclear fuel cycle

  • Reprocessing of irradiated fuel elements and vitrification of fission product solutions

  • Interim storage of nuclear residues in surface facilities

  • Multi barrier concepts for final disposal in deep geological formations

  • The situation in the repositories Asse II, Konrad and Morsleben

The students

  • understand the physical explanations of the known nuclear accidents

  • can perform simplified calculations to demonstrate the accidents outcome.

  • Define safety relevant properties of low/ intermediate / high level waste products

  • Are able to evaluate principles and implications of reprocessing, storage and disposal options for nuclear waste.

Regular attendance: 14 h

self study 46 h

oral exam about 20 min.

Language of instructionGerman
Bibliography

AEA öffentliche Dokumentation zu den nukleare Ereignissen

K. Wirtz: Grundlagen der Reaktortechnik Teil I, II, Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe 1966

D. Emendorfer. K.H. Höcker: Theorie der Kernreaktoren, Teil I, II BI- Hochschultaschenbücher 1969

J. Duderstadt and L. Hamilton: Nuclear reactor Analysis, J. Wiley $ Sons , Inc. 1975 (in Englisch)

R.C. Ewing: The nuclear fuel cycle: a role for mineralogy and geochemistry. Elements vol. 2, p.331-339, 2006 (in Englisch)

J. Bruno, R.C. Ewing: Spent nuclear fuel. Elements vol. 2, p.343-349, 2006 (in Englisch)