Reactor Kinetics and Operation
This online engineering PDH course introduces specific topics including sub-critical multiplication, reactor kinetics, and reactor operation.
Subcritical multiplication is the phenomenon that accounts for the changes in neutron flux that takes place in a subcritical reactor due to reactivity changes. It is important to understand subcritical multiplication in order to understand reactor response (reactor kinetics) to changes in conditions. Reactor Kinetics is the response of neutron flux and reactor power to changes in reactivity. As such, it is also important to understand the principles that determine how a reactor responds during all modes of operation.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to industrial and nuclear engineers, construction and design personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the reactor operations.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Learning about sub-critical multiplication
- Understanding reactor kinetics
- Understanding reactor modes of operation
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Module 4, "Reactor Theory (Reactor Operations)" of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1019/2-93, "Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory".
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