NUC E 497.002 - Nuclear Fuel Performance

Course Description

Nuclear fuel behavior under normal operation and accident conditions. Material aspects, thermal performance, and burnup effects. Testing, modeling and associated uncertainties. This course is designed to function both as technical elective for undergraduate students and graduate course in nuclear engineering. The course will be open for both resident and distance students.

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Tonks, Michael



Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering



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