Nuclear Systems Volume I by Neil E. Todreas, Mujid Kazimi

In summary, "Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals, Second Edition" is a comprehensive guide to nuclear power, with a focus on thermal hydraulic design and analysis. It covers various types of reactors, energy generation and deposition, conservation equations, thermodynamics, fluid flow, and heat transfer. The book also includes new problems and examples, and a solutions manual is available for qualifying course adoption. The second volume of the book has not yet been published.

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  • Author: Neil E. Todreas, Mujid Kazimi
  • Title: Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals, Second Edition
  • Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1439808872/?tag=pfamazon01-20
  • Prerequisities: Junior (3rd year uni) level courses in Nuclear Engineering, Mechcanical Engineering including Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
  • Level: Undergraduate, advanced; Graduate, introductory; Professional, reference

Table of Contents

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[B]Principal Characteristics of Power Reactors[/B]

Introduction
Power Cycles
Primary Coolant Systems
Reactor Cores
Fuel AssembliesAdvanced Water- and Gas-Cooled Reactors (Generation III And III+)
Advanced Thermal and Fast Neutron Spectrum Reactors (Generation IV)
References
Problems

[B]Thermal Design Principles and Application[/B]

Introduction
Overall Plant Characteristics Influenced by Thermal Hydraulic ConsiderationsEnergy Production and Transfer Parameters
Thermal Design Limits
Thermal Design Margin
Figures of Merit for Core Thermal Performance
The Inverted Fuel Array
The Equivalent Annulus Approximation
References
Problems

[B]Reactor Energy Distribution[/B]

Introduction
Energy Generation and Deposition
Fission Power and Calorimetric (Core Thermal) Power
Power Profiles in Reactor Cores
Energy Generation Rate within a Fuel Pin
Energy Deposition Rate within The Moderator
Shutdown Energy Generation Rate
Stored Energy Sources
References
Problems

[B]Transport Equations for Single-Phase Flow[/B]

Introduction
Mathematical Relations
Lumped Parameter Integral Approach
Distributed Parameter Integral Approach
Differential Conservation Equations
Turbulent Flow
References
Problems

[B]Transport Equations for Two-Phase Flow[/B]

Introduction
Averaging Operators for Two-Phase Flow
Volume-Averaged Properties
Area-Averaged Properties
Mixture Equations for One-Dimensional Flow
Control-Volume Integral Transport Equations
One-Dimensional Space-Averaged Transport Equations
References
Problems

[B]Thermodynamics of Nuclear Energy Conversion Systems: Nonflow and Steady Flow: First and Second Law Applications[/B]

Introduction
Nonflow Process
Thermodynamic Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants
Thermodynamic Analysis of a Simplified Pwr System
More Complex Rankine Cycles: Superheat, Reheat, Regeneration, and Moisture Separation
Simple Brayton Cycle
More Complex Brayton Cycles
Reference
Problems

[B]Thermodynamics of Nuclear EnergyConversion Systems: Nonsteady Flow First Law Analysis[/B]

Introduction
Containment Pressurization Process
Response of a PWR Pressurizer to Load Changes
References
Problems

[B]Thermal Analysis of Fuel Elements[/B]

Introduction
Heat Conduction in Fuel Elements
Thermal Properties of UO[SUB]2[/SUB] and MOx
Temperature Distribution in Plate Fuel Elements
Temperature Distribution in Cylindrical Fuel Pins
Temperature Distribution in Restructured Fuel Elements
Thermal Resistance Between Fuel and Coolant
References
Problems

[B]Single-Phase Fluid Mechanics[/B]

Approach to Simplified Flow Analysis
Inviscid Flow
Viscous Flow
Laminar Flow Inside a Channel
Turbulent Flow Inside a Channel
Pressure Drop in Rod Bundles
References
Problems

[B]Single-Phase Heat Transfer[/B]

Fundamentals of Heat Transfer Analysis
Laminar Heat Transfer in a Pipe
Turbulent Heat Transfer: Mixing Length Approach
Turbulent Heat Transfer: Differential Approach
Heat Transfer Correlations in Turbulent Flow
References
Problems

[B]Two-Phase Flow Dynamics[/B]

Introduction
Flow Regimes
Flow Models
Overview of Void Fraction and Pressure Loss Correlations
Void Fraction Correlations
Pressure-Drop Relations
Critical Flow
References
Problems

[B]Pool Boiling[/B]

Introduction
Nucleation
The Pool Boiling Curve
Heat Transfer Regimes
Surface Effects in Pool Boiling
Condensation Heat Transfer
References
Problems

[B]Flow Boiling[/B]

Introduction
Heat Transfer Regions and Void Fraction/Quality Development
Heat Transfer Coefficient Correlations
Critical Condition or Boiling Crisis
References
Problems

[b]Single Heated Channel: Steady-State Analysis[/b]

Introduction
Formulation of One-Dimensional Flow Equations
Delineation of Behavior Modes
The LWR Cases Analyzed in Subsequent Sections
Steady-State Single-Phase Flow in a Heated Channel
Steady-State Two-Phase Flow in a Heated Channel Under Fully Equilibrium (Thermal and Mechanical) Conditions
Steady-State Two-Phase Flow in a Heated Channel Under Nonequilbrium Conditions
References
Problems

APPENDICES

Appendix A: NOMENCLATURE
Appendix B: PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL CONSTANTS
Appendix C: UNIT SYSTEMS
Appendix D: MATHEMATICAL TABLES
Appendix E: THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES
Appendix F: THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME SUBSTANCES
Appendix G: DIMENSIONLESS GROUPS OF FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Appendix H: MULTIPLYING PREFIXES
Appendix I: LIST OF ELEMENTS
Appendix J: SQUARE AND HEXAGONAL ARRAY DIMENSIONS
Appendix K: PARAMETERS FOR TYPICAL PWR AND BWR-5 REACTORS


Publisher's webpage: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781439808870/

Publisher said:
Nuclear power is in the midst of a generational change—with new reactor designs, plant subsystems, fuel concepts, and other information that must be explained and explored—and after the 2011 Japan disaster, nuclear reactor technologies are, of course, front and center in the public eye.

Written by leading experts from MIT, Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals, Second Edition provides an in-depth introduction to nuclear power, with a focus on thermal hydraulic design and analysis of the nuclear core. A close examination of new developments in nuclear systems, this book will help readers—particularly students—to develop the knowledge and design skills required to improve the next generation of nuclear reactors.

Includes a CD-ROM with Extensive Tables for Computation

Intended for experts and senior undergraduate/early-stage graduate students, the material addresses:


•Different types of reactors

•Core and plant performance measures

•Fission energy generation and deposition

•Conservation equations

•Thermodynamics

•Fluid flow

•Heat transfer
Imparting a wealth of knowledge, including their longtime experience with the safety aspects of nuclear installations, authors Todreas and Kazimi stress the integration of fluid flow and heat transfer, various reactor types, and energy source distribution. They cover recent nuclear reactor concepts and systems, including Generation III+ and IV reactors, as well as new power cycles. The book features new chapter problems and examples using concept parameters, and a solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption.
 
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I just bought this last month. Great book and can be used for a lot of applications especially two phase flow for non-nuclear applications.

Thanks
Matt
 
  • #3
Astrounuc, how is the second volume? The authors have not published (to my knowledge and a quick Amazon search) a second edition of the second volume yet. Do you have the second volume?

Thanks
Matt
 

Related to Nuclear Systems Volume I by Neil E. Todreas, Mujid Kazimi

1. What is the purpose of "Nuclear Systems Volume I"?

The purpose of "Nuclear Systems Volume I" is to provide a comprehensive understanding of nuclear reactor systems and their design, operation, and safety considerations. It covers topics such as reactor physics, fuel management, thermal-hydraulics, and reactor safety analysis.

2. Who are the authors of "Nuclear Systems Volume I"?

The authors of "Nuclear Systems Volume I" are Neil E. Todreas and Mujid Kazimi, both of whom are highly respected professors in the field of nuclear engineering. They have extensive experience in research, teaching, and consulting related to nuclear systems design and operation.

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"Nuclear Systems Volume I" is considered a comprehensive and authoritative resource in the field of nuclear engineering. It covers both theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear reactor systems, and includes numerous examples, case studies, and exercises to enhance understanding.

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