NUCLEAR SCIENCE • NS

General education courses are marked with stars ().

3411 Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation Science (3) F,SPrereq.: one sem. of MATH 1021 or equivalent and one sem. of chemistry or physics; 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Nuclear structure, transmutations, decay, interactions of radiation with matter; radiation detection and measurement.

4141 Radioecology (3) FPrereq.: NS 4101 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as ENVS 4141. Radio tracers, stable tracers, and radiation effects in both natural and laboratory-contained communities of organisms.

4352 Environmental Radiological Evaluation and Remediation (2) SPrereq.: NS 3411 or permission of instructor. Methods of surveying and sampling to determine
radiological concentrations; federal and state regulations governing remediation criteria; models and computer codes used to estimate dose; remediation planning and
implementation.

4353 Environmental Radiological Evaluation and Remediation Laboratory (1) SPrereq.: credit for or concurrent enrollment in NS 4352. Laboratory supplement to NS

4352. Sampling and analytical techniques used to measure radionuclides in the environment.

4527 Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design (3) F,SPrereq.: two semesters of physics and an introductory course in computer programming. Characteristics of radioactive materials, neutron interactions, the fission process; static criticality, time-dependent behavior of cores, and design of nuclear power reactors.

4566 Nuclear Reactor Systems (3) FPrereq.: NS 4527 or equivalent. Engineering aspects of reactor systems; nuclear fuel cycles, isotope separation, mechanical and thermal design, selection of materials, and environmental impact of nuclear facilities.

4570 Nuclear Facility Safety (3) SPrereq.: PHYS 2102 or equivalent. Safety analysis of facilities that utilize radiation sources including hospitals and industrial sites;
accident sequences; dispersal of radionuclides; estimation of dose and dose commitments; and engineered safeguards.

4995 Seminar (1) F,SPrereq.: permission of instructor. Elective seminar especially for undergraduate minors in nuclear science and engineering. Course may be repeated on audit basis only.

7115 N-15 Stable Tracer Methodology for Biological Sciences (2) S-EPrereq.: consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Quantitative N-15 tracer applications and methodology in biological nitrogen systems, combining N-15 procedures with mass spectrometer techniques.

7520 Nuclear Reactor Materials (3) VPrinciples governing structure and properties of materials used in nuclear reactors; radiation effects, problems in selection,
fabrication, and use of these materials.

7525 Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (2) SPrereq.: credit or registration in NS 7527. 6 hrs. lab. Operation of nuclear counting and spectroscopy systems;
measurements of neutron behavior in multiplying and nonmultiplying media; development of design parameters from empirical data.

7527, 7528 Reactor Engineering (3,3) F,SPrereq.: consent of department. NS 7527 is prerequisite for 7528. Basic concepts of reactor physics; slowing-down theory, homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors; diffusion and transport theories for neutron flux calculations; criticality calculations: one-group, two-group, and multigroup methods; core burn up analysis.

7529 Nuclear Reactor Dynamics (3) SPrereq.: NS 7527 and credit for or registration in NS 7528. Transient reactor analysis; analytical and numerical point kinetics
calculations; perturbation theory expressions for reactivity; feedback effects; reactor transfer functions and stability; coupled neutronics and thermal hydraulic transients; space-time kinetics.

7555 Nuclear Reactor Analysis (3) SPrereq.: MATH 4038 or 4340 and NS 7527; or equivalent. Numerical methods and solutions to multigroup neutron diffusion and transport equations; lattice physics methods; nodal techniques; applications to fuel management and light water reactor core physics analysis; calculation of temperature coefficients; advanced reactor systems.

7566, 7567 Advanced Nuclear Reactor Systems (3,3) F,SPrereq.: NS 4527 or equivalent. Engineering aspects of fission reactor systems, including fuel behavior, energy removal, materials selection, and core interface with the balance of the plant.

7575 Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer (3)Prereq.: ME 4433 or equivalent. Modeling and analysis of liquid-vapor flow systems and applications in nuclear reactor design and safety; nucleation phenomena; boiling heat transfer, burnout, condensation; flow instabilities, critical flow, loss of coolant accidents.