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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 4450 - Nuclear Fuel Management

Sources of nuclear fuel. Mining, milling, and purification. Principles of isotope enrichment; specific methods with emphasis on gaseous diffusion. Fuel fabrication. Transport and reprocessing of spent fuel. In-core fuel management. Linear reactivity, batch, nodal, and pincell methods. Power shape and control management. Partial core reloading. Fuel depletion. Poison management and Haling strategy. Breeding and fast reactors. Economics of the fuel cycle. Computation of fuel cycle costs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MANE 2400.

When Offered: Spring term annually .

Credit Hours: 3

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