Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Reactor Physics FIZ 409 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Nuclear Physics course is recomended to be taken previously.
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 Teaching Assistants of Physics Department
Course Category
Course Objective To help the students gain the knowledge about the nuclear energy and nuclear reactors.
Course Content Fundamentals of The Nuclear Physics, Fundamentals of Neutron Physics, Slowing Neutrons, The Properties of Thermal Neutrons, Division of Nucleus (Fission), The Physical Properties of The Nuclear Reactors, Criticality in Homogenous Reactors, Reactor Calculations with One Group, Heterogenous Reactors, Infinite Rise Coefficient, Minimal Critical Dimension, Reactor Control, The Structure of Nuclear Reactors.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describe the fundamentals of the nuclear physics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 Summarize the fundamentals of nuclear energy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
3 To be able to tell the basics of the nuclear reactors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
4 Tell the basics concepts and knowledges about the nuclear reactors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
5 Order nuclear reactor types and the working principles of nuclear reactor. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
6 Lists and briefly describes the basics of neutron physics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
7 Lists the properties of thermal neutron. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
8 Explains the mechanism of division of nucleus (nuclear fission) event. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
9 Classify the power reactors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Fundamentals of Reactor Physics [1] Page 1-24
2 Fundamentals of Neutron Physics [1] Page 25-33
3 Slowing the Neutrons [1] Page 34-45
4 Properties of the Thermal Neutrons [1] Page 46-52
5 Division of The Nucleus (Fission) [1] Page 53-61
6 The Physical Properties of The Nuclear Reactors [1] Page 62-74
7 Criticality in Homogenous Reactors [1] Page 75-85
8 Reactor Calculations with One Group [1] Page 85-102
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Heterogenous Reactors [1] Page 103-111
11 Infinite Rise Coefficient, Minimal Critical Dimension [1] Page 112-118
12 Reactor Control [1] Page 157-177
13 The Structure of Nuclear Reactors [1] Page 178-195
14 Application Problems
Resources
Course Notes [1] Prof. Dr. Nejat AYBERS, Prof. Dr. Ahmet BAYÜLKEN, Nükleer Reaktör Mühendisliği-I Temel Bilgiler, İTÜ Gümüşsuyu, 1990.
Course Resources [2] Doç. Dr. Gürcü Gürcan YÜLEK, Nükleer Enerji ve Çevre, SEK Yayınları, 1994.
[3] John R. Lamarsh, Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. 1966.
[4] Fehime BAYVAS, Radyoaktivite, Radyasyon ve Nükleer Enerji, MEB Yayını, 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 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 10 10
Quiz 2 1 2
Assignment 1 6 6
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 129
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.16
dersAKTSKredisi 5