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Nuclear engineering lab and advanced heat transfer problems

01TWSND

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Energy And Nuclear Engineering - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 47.5
Esercitazioni in aula 6
Esercitazioni in laboratorio 26.5
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Savoldi Laura Professore Ordinario ING-IND/19 19.5 3 3 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/08
ING-IND/10
ING-IND/19
2
2
4
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Ingegneria energetica e nucleare
Ingegneria energetica e nucleare
Ingegneria energetica e nucleare
2019/20
The course is logically divided in two parts: one is more related to the development of a hands-on attitude for some nuclear-relevant measurements; the second is more theoretical, and related to the problem of removing high heat fluxes from nuclear components.
The course is logically divided in two parts: one is more related to the development of a hands-on attitude for some nuclear-relevant measurements; the second is more theoretical, and related to the problem of removing high heat fluxes from nuclear components.
The students are expected to become aware of techniques and issues in the experiments that concern single phase and two phase pressure drop and heat transfer, and the characterization of materials in nuclear environment, relevant for fission and fusion applications. Furthermore, the acquisition of critical capability to model components or systems characterized by the need for removal of high heat fluxes is expected.
The students are expected to become aware of techniques and issues in the experiments that concern single phase and two phase pressure drop and heat transfer, and the characterization of materials in nuclear environment, relevant for fission and fusion applications. Furthermore, the acquisition of critical capability to model components or systems characterized by the need for removal of high heat fluxes is expected.
Knowledge of thermo-dynamics, single-phase thermal-fluid dynamics, advanced materials for nuclear applications, basic knowledge of operating principles of fission and fusion nuclear reactors. Basic knowledge of programming (in MATLAB) is welcome.
Knowledge of thermo-dynamics, single-phase thermal-fluid dynamics, advanced materials for nuclear applications, basic knowledge of operating principles of fission and fusion nuclear reactors. Basic knowledge of programming (in MATLAB) is welcome.
1. Fundamentals of measurement instruments and signal analysis (17h lectures + 3h lab) a. International System of Measurements (SI) b. Measurement Methods and Experimental Errors c. System Dynamic Models (zero, first and second order) and Fourier analysis d. Basic Electrical Principles (Electrical Components, Bode Plot, Bridges, Amplifiers, Analogical and Numerical Filters) 2. Hydraulic characteristics for components in incompressible and compressible flows: mass and momentum conservation equations in single-phase and two-phase flow. (9h lectures + 6h lab) 3. Thermal-Hydraulic characteristics for components in single-phase flow: enhanced heat transfer in turbulence promoters, finned surfaces, porous media, ... Applications to devices of interest in nuclear applications (10.5h lectures + 9h lab) 4. Thermal-Hydraulic characteristics for components in two-phase flow: the modeling of boiling, condensation and critical heat flux (12h lectures + 4.5h lab) 5. Problems of heat transfer for superconducting materials at cryogenic temperatures and measurements (4.5h lectures + 4.5h lab)
1. Fundamentals of measurement instruments and signal analysis (17h lectures + 3h lab) a. International System of Measurements (SI) b. Measurement Methods and Experimental Errors c. System Dynamic Models (zero, first and second order) and Fourier analysis d. Basic Electrical Principles (Electrical Components, Bode Plot, Bridges, Amplifiers, Analogical and Numerical Filters) 2. Hydraulic characteristics for components in incompressible and compressible flows: mass and momentum conservation equations in single-phase and two-phase flow. (9h lectures + 6h lab) 3. Thermal-Hydraulic characteristics for components in single-phase flow: enhanced heat transfer in turbulence promoters, finned surfaces, porous media, ... Applications to devices of interest in nuclear applications (10.5h lectures + 9h lab) 4. Thermal-Hydraulic characteristics for components in two-phase flow: the modeling of boiling, condensation and critical heat flux (12h lectures + 4.5h lab) 5. Problems of heat transfer for superconducting materials at cryogenic temperatures and measurements (4.5h lectures + 4.5h lab)
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The course will be organized in room lectures and hands-on experimental and computational lab sessions.
The course will be organized in room lectures and hands-on experimental and computational lab sessions.
Notes by the teachers. In addition: • Boiling, condensation and gas- liquid flow, P.B. Whalley, Clarendon, Oxford, 1987 • Convective boiling and condensation, John G. Collier, John R. Thome, 3rd ed., Clarendon, Oxford, 1996
Notes by the teachers. In addition: • Boiling, condensation and gas- liquid flow, P.B. Whalley, Clarendon, Oxford, 1987 • Convective boiling and condensation, John G. Collier, John R. Thome, 3rd ed., Clarendon, Oxford, 1996
Modalità di esame: prova orale obbligatoria; progetto individuale;
For the individual project: the teachers will evaluate the methodology used to develop the project, its originality and feasibility. The project max score is 24/30. The compulsory oral exam, based on open questions on the course topics, will allow students to round their score to the maximum.
Exam: compulsory oral exam; individual project;
For the individual project: the teachers will evaluate the methodology used to develop the project, its originality and feasibility. The project max score is 24/30. The compulsory oral exam, based on open questions on the course topics, will allow students to round their score to the maximum.


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