Nuclear Energy

Author: Raymond Murray
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124166369
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. The book presents a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine. The seventh edition is restructured into three parts: Basic Concepts, Nuclear Power (including new chapters on nuclear power plants and introduction to reactor theory), and Radiation and Its Uses. Part Two in particular has been updated with current developments, including a new section on Reactor Safety and Security (with a discussion of the Fukushima Diiachi accident); updated information on naval and space propulsion; and revised and updated information on radioactive waste storage, transportation, and disposal. Part Three features new content on biological effects of radiation, radiation standards, and radiation detection. Coverage of energy economics integrated into appropriate chapters More worked examples and end of chapter exercises Updated final chapter on nuclear explosions for current geopolitical developments

Nuclear Energy

Author: David Bodansky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387269313
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This second edition represents an extensive revision of the ?rst edition, - though the motivation for the book and the intended audiences, as described inthepreviouspreface,remainthesame. Theoveralllengthhasbeenincreased substantially, with revised or expanded discussions of a number of topics, - cluding Yucca Mountain repository plans, new reactor designs, health e?ects of radiation, costs of electricity, and dangers from terrorism and weapons p- liferation. The overall status of nuclear power has changed rather little over the past eight years. Nuclear reactor construction remains at a very low ebb in much of the world, with the exception of Asia, while nuclear power’s share of the electricity supply continues to be about 75% in France and 20% in the United States. However,therearesignsofaheightenedinterestinconsideringpossible nuclear growth. In the late 1990s, the U. S. Department of Energy began new programs to stimulate research and planning for future reactors, and many candidate designs are now contending—at least on paper—to be the next generation leaders. Outside the United States, the commercial development ofthePebbleBedModularReactorisbeingpursuedinSouthAfrica,aFrench- German consortium has won an order from Finlandfor the long-plannedEPR (European Pressurized Water Reactor), and new reactors have been built or planned in Asia. In an unanticipated positive development for nuclear energy, the capacity factor of U. S. reactors has increased dramatically in recent years, and most operating reactors now appear headed for 20-year license renewals.

Thermodynamics In Nuclear Power Plant Systems

Author: Bahman Zohuri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319134191
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics required to understand electrical power generation systems, honing in on the application of these principles to nuclear reactor power systems. It includes all the necessary information regarding the fundamental laws to gain a complete understanding and apply them specifically to the challenges of operating nuclear plants. Beginning with definitions of thermodynamic variables such as temperature, pressure and specific volume, the book then explains the laws in detail, focusing on pivotal concepts such as enthalpy and entropy, irreversibility, availability, and Maxwell relations. Specific applications of the fundamentals to Brayton and Rankine cycles for power generation are considered in-depth, in support of the book’s core goal- providing an examination of how the thermodynamic principles are applied to the design, operation and safety analysis of current and projected reactor systems. Detailed appendices cover metric and English system units and conversions, detailed steam and gas tables, heat transfer properties, and nuclear reactor system descriptions.

Nuclear Systems

Author: Neil E. Todreas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560320883
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This edition builds on earlier traditions in providing broad subject-area coverage, application of theory to practical aspects of commercial nuclear power, and use of instructional objectives. Like the first edition, it focuses on what distinguishes nuclear engineering from the other engineering disciplines. However, this edition includes reorganization and overall update of descriptions of reactor designs and fuel-cycle steps, and more emphasis on reactor safety, especially related to technical and management lessons learned from the TMI-2 and Chernobyl - 4 accidents.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Third Edition

Author: J. Kenneth Shultis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498769314
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Third Edition, presents the nuclear science concepts needed to understand and quantify the whole range of nuclear phenomena. Noted for its accessible level and approach, the Third Edition of this long-time bestselling textbook provides overviews of nuclear physics, nuclear power, medicine, propulsion, and radiation detection. Its flexible organization allows for use with Nuclear Engineering majors and those in other disciplines. The Third Edition features updated coverage of the newest nuclear reactor designs, fusion reactors, radiation health risks, and expanded discussion of basic reactor physics with added examples. A complete Solutions Manual and figure slides for classroom projection are available for instructors adopting the text.

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Author: John R. Lamarsh
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134570051
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For junior- and senior-level courses in Nuclear Engineering. Applying nuclear engineering essentials to the modern world Introduction to Nuclear Engineering , 4th Edition reflects changes in the industry since the 2001 publication of its predecessor. With recent data and information, including expanded discussions about the worldwide nuclear renaissance and the development and construction of advanced plant designs, the text aims to provide students with a modern, high-level introduction to nuclear engineering. The nuclear industry is constantly in flux, and the 4th Edition helps students understand real-world applications of nuclear technology--in the United States and across the globe.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering

Author: Brent J. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119271541
Format: PDF
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Fundamental of Nuclear Engineering is derived from over 25 years of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on nuclear engineering. The material has been extensively class tested and provides the most comprehensive textbook and reference on the fundamentals of nuclear engineering. It includes a broad range of important areas in the nuclear engineering field; nuclear and atomic theory; nuclear reactor physics, design, control/dynamics, safety and thermal-hydraulics; nuclear fuel engineering; and health physics/radiation protection. It also includes the latest information that is missing in traditional texts, such as space radiation. The aim of the book is to provide a source for upper level undergraduate and graduate students studying nuclear engineering.

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Author: Robert G. Cochran
Publisher: Amer Nuclear Society
ISBN: 9780894484513
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This revised edition presents a detailed description of the entire nuclear fuel cycle from production to use in a reactor to final disposal, as well as a general review of reactor physics, radioactive waste management, and the economics and environmental effects of nuclear power. This volume is intended to serve both as a text for senior- and graduate-level students and as a valuable reference for practicing engineers in the nuclear field. It includes the latest data, techniques, computing methods, and regulations, as well as extensive reference lists, bibliographies, numerical examples, and problems for students assignments.

Nuclear Principles in Engineering

Author: Tatjana Jevremovic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387856080
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nuclear engineering plays an important role in various industrial, health care, and energy processes. Modern physics has generated its fundamental principles. A growing number of students and practicing engineers need updated material to access the technical language and content of nuclear principles. "Nuclear Principles in Engineering, Second Edition" is written for students, engineers, physicians and scientists who need up-to-date information in basic nuclear concepts and calculation methods using numerous examples and illustrative computer application areas. This new edition features a modern graphical interpretation of the phenomena described in the book fused with the results from research and new applications of nuclear engineering, including but not limited to nuclear engineering, power engineering, homeland security, health physics, radiation treatment and imaging, radiation shielding systems, aerospace and propulsion engineering, and power production propulsion.