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SH2705 Compact Reactor Simulator- Exercises in Reactor Kinetics and Dynamics 6.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SH2705 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

Nuclear reactor power plants are very complex systems that may go through various transients during normal and accident situations. This course is designed to simulate the transients and explain their nature. The power plant simulations are based on Apros - the process simulation software for nuclear and thermal power plant applications.

After the course, students will be able to:

  • describe various design bases and beyond design bases accidents,

  • explain the behavior of the nuclear reactor and the power plant during normal operation and the transients,

  • explain the effect of various feedbacks in the nuclear reactor and the power plant during the transients,

  • recognize the cause of a complex transient, and take an appropriate action.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Courses in reactor physics (SH2600, or equivalent) and reactor power engineering/nuclear reactor technology (SH2702, or equivalent)

Recommended prerequisites

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Lecture handouts.

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


  • PRO1 - Projects, 6.0 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.

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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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

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