Andreas Pautz: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Pautz
(Professor Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
PH D3 465 (Bâtiment PH)
Station 3
1015 Lausanne
Telephone+41 21 69 33385
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering

151-0166-00LSpecial Topics in Reactor Physics4 credits3GS. Pelloni, K. Mikityuk, A. Pautz
AbstractReactor physics calculations for assessing the performance and safety of nuclear power plants are, in practice, carried out using large computer codes simulating different key phenomena. This course provides a basis for understanding state-of-the-art calculational methodologies in the above context.
ObjectiveStudents are introduced to advanced methods of reactor physics analysis for nuclear power plants.
ContentCross-sections preparation. Slowing down theory. Differential form of the neutron transport equation and method of discrete ordinates (Sn). Integral form of the neutron transport equation and method of characteristics. Method of Monte-Carlo. Modeling of fuel depletion. Lattice calculations and cross-section parametrization. Modeling of full core neutronics using nodal methods. Modeling of feedbacks from fuel behavior and thermal hydraulics. Point and spatial reactor kinetics. Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.
Lecture notesHand-outs will be provided on the website.
LiteratureChapters from various text books on Reactor Theory, etc.