Interaction rates and Neutron flux, Current Density, Continuity Equation,Fick’s Law, Validity of Fick’s Law, Diffusion Equation, Boundary Conditionsfor the Diffusion Equation.
This block effectively covers also the sections of DH § 3.I, 4.I, 4.IV E, 5.I.
Session 3Diffusion of Neutrons, continued (LAM, chapter 5, § 5-9-5-12)Elementrary solutions of the Diffusion Eq, General Diffusion problems,Diffusion Length, Reciprocity Theorem;Neutron Moderation without Absorption (LAM, chapter 6)Energy loss in elastic collisions, Collision and Slowing Down Densities,Moderation of Neutrons in Hydrogen, Lethargy, Moderation of Neutrons forA>1, Nonmonoenergetic Sources, Fermi Age Theory, Solutions to the AgeEquation, Physical Significance of the Fermi Age, Validity of Age Theory.
This block effectively covers also the sections of DH 5.II A, 5.III, 5.IV A, 8.1 A,B1&2,C1, 8.III B1&2, 8.IV C
Nuclear Reactor Theory Part II (J.-M. Noterdaeme)
Session 1Neutron Moderation with Absorption and Fission (LAM, Chapter 7)different types of moderators, treatment of resonances, computation andmeasurement of resonance escapeSession 2Low energy neutrons (LAM, Chapter 8)Neutron spectra, interaction rates, reactor power, calculation of eta, diffusiontime, diffusion length, thermalisation time, measurement of some of those parameters.Session 3Fermi theory of the bare thermal reactor (LAM, Chapter 9)Infinite, homogeneous reactor, finite thermal reactor of different geometries,critical equation with practical applications, optimum reactor shapesSession 4Multiregion reactors, the group diffusion method (LAM, Chapter 10)One group, two group