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 thus connecting the concepts in physics, radiation transport, mathematics, computational science and engineering, chemistry, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering. Students will learn how to use 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, and be able to compare the numerical data with the real data thus ensuring that the student will learn fundamental principles and concepts of neutron-based engineering with the hands-on experience. Grad version of the course: Different assignments such as higher level homework problems, quizzes and midterm questions; additional reading.