HELLO PEOPLE! Sorry for the enthusiasm but, this is my first post. I am in the process of getting my masters in material science and engineering and I liked my nuclear materials course so I decided to jump right into the integration of mechanical systems in nuclear engineering this summer. I have understood everything from a theoretical standpoint but, my B.S. is in biochemistry and I am still catching up on some of this engineering math and there is one question that I have not been able to find a lot on. first things first: MATH! I am still coming to terms with the fact that metric is not being used in this course and I have combed through our notes and I feel like my professor just assumed that I knew how to solve this..... I feel like it's an easier problem than I am making it out to be but I just can't seem to find a set of equations putting all this together. 1.) How many steps of Bank D rod motion will be required to change power level from 5% to 18%? Assume that the full power Delta T from primary to secondary is 50 degrees F. Assume the moderator temperature coefficient is -5 pcm/degree F. Assume the Bank D rod worth is 5 pcm/step. Neglect fuel temperature changes. Also, I have been asked this question: The Beaver Valley Station is at 100% power. Discuss what would happen to the plant on a total loss of station air. I have found information regarding what valves would close at different pressure levels in the event of a problem with the air system but, I feel as though there is a bigger picture answer mixed in with those supporting details that I have not hit the button on yet. ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!