Lecturer(s)


Course content

Nuclear fission and fusion, fission materials, moderator. Theory of nuclear reactor, nuclear physics. The nuclear safety an heat transfer. Structure of a nuclear power plant. Control and safety systems.PWR, BWR, MAGNOX, AGR, CANDU, HTGR, FBR. Environmental compatibility, fission products. Radioactive waste and radioactive waste repository.

Learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching
 Contact hours
 52 hours per semester
 Preparation for comprehensive test (1040)
 28 hours per semester
 Preparation for an examination (3060)
 50 hours per semester

prerequisite 

professional knowledge 

Theoretical knowledge from the area of nuclear power engineering. 
learning outcomes 

Students remember the basic concepts of nuclear energy, radioactivity, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Distinguish between different types of nuclear reactors. Describe the problems of nuclear safety. Students describe new trends in nuclear energy. 
teaching methods 

Lecture supplemented with a discussion 
Multimedia supported teaching 
assessment methods 

Oral exam 
Test 
Recommended literature


Bečvář, Josef. Jaderné elektrárny. Vyd. 1. Praha : Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1978.

Blumentritt G. Kerntechnik. VEB Leipzig, 1979.

Heřmanský, Bedřich. Jaderné reaktory. Praha : SNTL, 1981.

Jeffrey Freidberg. Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 9780521733175.

Tyler G. Hicks. Handbook of Energy Engineering Calculations. 2012. ISBN 9780071745529.
