SH2611 Small Reactors 6.0 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Fuel economy in small reactors: Enrichment and control rod worth

Passive safety in small reactors: Reactivity feedback, natural convection and decay heat removal

Severe accidents: Source term and radiological impact on environment

Cost analysis: Captial cost, fuel cost and costs for operation and maintenance

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the participants should be able to

  1. Design a small reactor for production of electricity and heat
  2. Analyse the safety performance of small reactors
  3. Assess the economics for commercial operation of small reactors

Course Disposition

Home assignments, Project, Oral presentaion, Oral exam

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Course SH2600 Reactor Physics, or corresponding knowledge

Recommended prerequisites

Course SH2600 Reactor Physics, or corresponding knowledge

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Lecture notes

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project: SMR design, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Presentation of SMR design, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Home assignment 1: core design, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Home assignment 2: passiv safety, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Home assignment 3: servere accidents, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course is given in close collaboration with nuclear industry.

Grading is based on the performance during the oral exam

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved grades at all parts

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Janne Wallenius

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Janne Wallenius (janwal@kth.se)

Supplementary information

The course is given in close collaboration with nuclear industry.

Grading is based on the performance during the oral exam