NSEG
2023-2024
NSEG 5104
Applied Mathematics for Nuclear Engineers
Mathematical modeling. Complex numbers and operations. Matrix theory. Vector analysis and multivariable operators. Review of ordinary differential equations. Analytical methods for solving partial differential equations. Computational methods for solving partial differential equations in spatial and time dimensions including finite differences, finite volume, and discrete ordinates methods. Emphasis on applications associated with reactor physics and reactor thermal hydraulics. Pre: Graduate standing.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5114
Nuclear Eng Fundamentals
A foundation course in nuclear engineering. Neutron physics, reactor theory and kinetics, basic reactor design and operation, and overall power plant operation. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5124
Nuclear Reactor Analysis
Nuclear reactions and fission process. The fission chain reaction. Neutron diffusion and moderation. One-speed diffusion model of a nuclear reactor. Neutron slowing and multigroup diffusion theory. Nuclear reactor kinetics. Introduction to reactor core physics design.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5114
NSEG 5134
Monte Carlo Particle Transport
Basic particle transport concepts. Random processes, random number generation techniques, fundamental formulation of Monte Carlo, sampling procedures, and fundamentals of probability and statistics. Monte Carlo algorithms for particle transport, non-analog Monte Carlo method, formulations for different variance reduction techniques, and tallying procedures. Methodologies for parallelization and vectorization of the Monte Carlo methods, and examples of the Monte Carlo method for simulation of various real-life applications. Graduate standing required
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5204
Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Uranium nuclear fuel cycle: mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel manufacturing, in-core fuel management and refueling, spent fuel storage, reprocessing/recycling and final disposition as waste in a geologic repository. Introduction to nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation as applied to each step of the cycle. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5214
Nuclear Plant Systems & Ops
Pressurized and boiling water reactors, detailed system functions and operation, reactor plant startup and shutdown procedures, reactor trip and casualty procedures, reactor transient response analysis, reactor plant licensing, ethics and integrity in the nuclear industry.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5114
NSEG 5284 (SPIA 5284) (STS 5284)
Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security
Technical essentials, policy analysis, theoretical perspectives of nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation. Fundamentals of the nuclear fuel cycle, management of international safeguards, threat of nuclear terrorism, and challenges for global nuclear industry. Pre: Graduate standing.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5424
Reactor Thermal Hydraulics
Fundamental processes of heat generation and transport in nuclear reactors. Heat generation by fission and radiation interactions; spatial distribution of heat generation; heat transport by conduction and convection. Effects of boiling and critical heat flux. Fundamentals of reactor thermal and hydraulic design.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5114
NSEG 5504 (MSE 5504)
Radiation Effects on Metals and Alloys
Radiation effects on metals and alloys. Interaction between particles and atoms, radiation damage, displacement of atoms, diffusion of point defects, radiation-induced segregation, phase instability, transmutation products, irradiated material mechanical properties. Pre: Graduate Standing.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5514
Structural Materials Degradation in Nuclear Power Systems
High temperature failure mechanisms and corrosion in applications of nuclear engineering to include material compatibility and materials selection for nuclear power systems. In-depth treatment of high-temperature corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, and the effect of non-aqueous coolants. Pre: Graduate standing.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5604
Radiation Detect & Shielding
Radioactive decay, interaction of charged particles and photons with matter, methods of radiation detection and radiation dosimetry, counting statistics, external radiation protection using time, distance and shielding. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5904
Project and Report
Graduate
Research, Online Research
1 TO 19
NSEG 5944
Nuclear Engineering Graduate Seminar
A series of seminar lectures or panels on various nuclear engineering topics by invited U.S. and international guests from industry, government organizations, national laboratories, other universities, or Nuclear Engineering program PhD students and faculty. May be repeated 5 times with different content for a maximum of 6 credits. Pre: Graduate standing.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
1
1
NSEG 5954
Study Abroad
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
1 TO 19
1 TO 19
NSEG 5974
Independent Study
Graduate
Independent Study, VI
1 TO 19
1 TO 19
NSEG 5984
Special Study
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
1 TO 19
1 TO 19
NSEG 5994
Research and Thesis
Graduate
Research, Online Research
1 TO 19
NSEG 6124
Particle Transport Theory, Methods and Applications
Neutral particle interactions and related cross sections. Linear Boltzmann equation in “forward” and “adjoint” forms and their applications. Perturbation and variational techniques for particle transport problems. Different numerical methods for solving the linear Boltzmann equation; limitations of these methods for solving real-life problems, and parallel and serial computational implementations.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5124
NSEG 6204
Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Processing
Advanced nuclear fuel cycle processing in the applications of spent nuclear fuel treatment to include material separation (volatilization and electrochemical separations), separation equipment, and safeguards and nonproliferation concerns during processing. In-depth treatment of aqueous reprocessing, liquid/liquid extraction, and pyrochemical reprocessing.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5204
NSEG 6334
Nuclear Reactor Safety
Hazards of nuclear reactors; analysis of hypothetical design basis accidents; engineered safeguards and safety design principles; nuclear criticality safety; reactor containment; reactor safety codes; and probabilistic risk assessment.
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
3
3
NSEG 5114
NSEG 6984
Special Study
Graduate
Lecture, Online Lecture
1 TO 19
1 TO 19
NSEG 7994
Research and Dissertation
Graduate
Research, Online Research
1 TO 19