Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Description
Introduction to neutron-based engineering will provide the students with fundamental understanding of basic principles of neutron interactions and neutron transport. The course will address the application of learned concepts regarding nuclear reactors designs and operation and the use of the state-of-the-art numerical simulation methods to model neutron behavior in different reactors. The uniqueness of this course is that the students will model the TRIGA reactor using these state-of-the-art numerical simulation methods, visit the reactor and see how it operates, thus be able to compare the numerical data with the real data ensuring that students will learn fundamental principles and concepts of neutron-based engineering with the hands-on-experience. Web based experiential interactive tools are available.