22.251 / 22.351 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Fall 2005
Author(s)Kazimi, Mujid S.
Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
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This course provides an in-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Also covered are the principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel are examined. Several state-of-the-art computer programs are provided for student use in problem sets and term papers.
nuclear fuel, nuclear fuel cycle, thorium fuel, dry recycling, transmutation, radioactive waste disposal, waste storage, nuclear waste, nuclear reactor analysis, fuel cell design, reactor design, fast reactors, breeder reactors, CANDU reactor, light water reactor, LWR, nuclear non-proliferation, plutonium recycling