Basic operation of nuclear reactors
- Reactor principles.
- Reactor systems.
- Neutron kinetics.
- Thermal-hydraulics of reactors.
- Basic safety.
On the reactor: Visit and presentation of OSIRIS and ISIS reactors. Fuel loading survey, Approach to criticality, Reactor start up and dynamics, Rodworth, Reactivity effect of experimental devices, Temperature effects, Reactor operation by the trainees.
On simulators: Study of core poisoning by Samarium and Xenon, Demonstration of Pressurized Water Reactor operation.
Lectures and lab sessions on the training reactor ISIS and on PWR simulators.
Trainees have the opportunity to have a practical experience in reactor operation under the supervision of the instructors.
Maximum number of trainees: 10.
This course includes lab sessions using ionizing radiations and visits of facilities with regulated zones. Please comply with the conditions stated in the terms of sale.