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SH2615 Neutron Transport Theory 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SH2615 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Derivation of the neutron transport equation (NTE), fundamental properties of NTE, solution methodology for NTE, including approximations. Sn-method for numerical solution of NTE. Derivation of the kinetic equation, its properties and solution methods.

Intended learning outcomes

To solve neutron transport equation within the context of reactor physics.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in reactor physics course or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

  • Lecture notes on reactor physics by W. Gudowski.
  • J. Duderstadt and W.R. Martin: Transport Theory.
  • G. I. Bell and S. Glasstone: Nuclear Reactor Theory.
  • M. Ash: Nuclear Reactor Kinetics.

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

  • INL1 - Home assignments, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project report, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 examiner, in consultation with the KTH Disability Coordinator (Funka), decides on any adapted examination for students with documented permanent impairment. The examiner may grant another examination form for reexamination of single students

Other requirements for final grade

Pass grade on 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

Profile picture 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

Course web

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Course web SH2615

Offered by

SCI/Physics

Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Vasily Arzhanov (arzhanov@kth.se)

Supplementary information

Replaces course SH2608