Engineering of Nuclear Systems

Animation of how a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) functions.

Animated Diagram of a Pressurized Water Reactor. (Image courtesy of


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Fall 2010



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This course is intended to understand the engineering design of nuclear power plants using the basic principles of reactor physics, thermodynamics, fluid flow and heat transfer.

This course includes the following: Reactor designs, Thermal analysis of nuclear fuel, Reactor coolant flow and heat transfer, Power conversion cycles, Nuclear safety and Reactor dynamic behavior.

Jacopo Buongiorno. 22.06 Engineering of Nuclear Systems, Fall 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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