Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Nuclear Fuel Technology and Waste Management FIZ 440 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses It is recomended to be taken and passed Nuclear and Reactor Physics
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. RECEP AKKAYA
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. RECEP AKKAYA,
Course Assistants Research assistants of Nuclear Physics
Course Category
Course Objective With this course it is intended to understand the physical and structural properties of nuclear reactors, to learn the properties of the fuels used in nuclear reactors, to have an opinion about fuel enrichment and preparation processes, to have an opinion about the storage of used fuels and waste management
Course Content Physical and structural properties of nuclear reactors, fuel cycle in nuclear reactors, Storage and management of used fuels, Radioactive wastes and waste management, Safety analysis of radioactive waste management
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describes the physical and structural properties of Nuclear Reactors Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 Queues types of fuel cycle in Nuclear reactors Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
3 Categorize radioactive waste Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 Describes how and where the used fuel store Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
5 Reveals the safety analysis of radioactive waste management with the samples around the world Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Physical and structural properties of nuclear reactors (Stable Regime) [1] Page 65-117
2 Physical and structural properties of nuclear reactors (Variable Regime) [1] Page 119-160
3 Structural properties of nuclear reactors [1] Page 178-236
4 The characteristic quantities of fuel cycle in Nuclear reactors [1] Page 239-247
5 The types of fuel cycle in Nuclear reactors [1] Page 248-260
6 The fuel cycle operations in Nuclear reactors [1] Page 261-285
7 Nuclear power reactors [1] Page 319-346
8 Radioactive wastes [1] Page 285-294
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Radioactive wastes and waste management [2] Page 148-170
11 Radioactive wastes and waste management [2] Page 171-178
12 Safety analysis of radioactive waste management [2] Page 171-178
13 Used Nuclear fuels, storage and management of them [1, 2] Page 295
14 The history of Nuclear waste management, the status of international high-level nuclear waste management programs [3] Page
Resources
Course Notes [1] Nejat Aybers, Ahmet Bayülken, Nükleer Reaktörlerin Güvenliği, İTÜ Matbaası, Gümüşsuyu, 1992<br>[2] Nejat Aybers, Ahmet Bayülken, Nükleer Reaktör Mühendisliği-1 Temel Bilgiler, İTÜ matbaası, Gümüşsuyu, 1990
Course Resources [3] 1990 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection - ICRP, Report No.60 (1990), International Basic Safety Standarts for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources - Safety Series:115, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA (1996), Ulusal mevzuat; TAEK Kanunu (1982), Radyasyon Güvenliği Tüzüğü (1985), Radyasyon Güvenliği Yönetmeliği (2000), AB Radyasyondan Korunma Mevzuatı, OECD/NEA,
[4] Fehime Bayvas, Radyoaktivite Radyasyon ve Nükleer Enerji, 1989.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively. X
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results, X
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility, X
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge, X
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability, X
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 6 6
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 121
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.84
dersAKTSKredisi 5