Fluid dynamics is an important part of most industrial processes; especially those involving the transfer of heat. In nuclear reactors the heat removal from the reactor core is accomplished by passing a liquid or gaseous coolant through the core and through other regions where heat is generated. The nature and operation of the coolant system is one of the most important considerations in the design of a nuclear reactor.
Materials for Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the application of the nuclear fission as well as the nuclear fusion and the application of other sub-atomic physics, based on the principles of nuclear physics. In general, nuclear engineering deals with the application of nuclear energy in a variety of branches, including nuclear power plants, naval propulsion systems, food production or medical diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines.
Our goal here will be to introduce material engineering of nuclear reactors. The knowledge of thermophysical and nuclear properties of materials is essential for designing nuclear power plants.