Nuclear Reactor Engineering(Principles and Concepts), 1/e

Nuclear Reactor Engineering(Principles and Concepts), 1/e

Authors : Dr. G. Vaidyanathan

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About the Author

Dr. G. Vaidyanathan :- B.Sc. Engg., MBA, Ph.D. Visiting Professor, Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering, SRM University, Chennai Former Director, Fast Reactor Technology, Department of Atomic Energy, Kalpakkam

About the Book

The present book is felt necessary as no single book covers the whole syllabus for Nuclear Engineering in the Indian Universities. Most of the books available do not give a complete picture of India's Nuclear Programme. There is utmost need to expose the students to the total gamut of activities of the Nuclear Power Plant from mining to waste disposal, besides bringing out the benefits and biological effects of radiation. The Book starts with the need or motivation for Nuclear Energy, and goes on to give basic concepts of reactor physics necessary to understand the operation of nuclear reactors.


Salient Features

  • Emphasis is given to understanding the concepts.
  • The book exposes the student to the various facets of nuclear fuel cycle right from mining to waste disposal.
  • It introduces the student to the heat transfer and fluid flow processes in different types of reactors viz. Pressurized Water Reactor, Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor, Boiling Water Reactor, Gas Cooled Reactors and Fast Reactors besides aspects of nuclear safety.
  • To help the student in better understanding Figures and Tables have been provided at various places in the text.

Table of Content

1. Motivation For Nuclear Energy 2. Basic Physics Of Nuclear Reactors 3. Basics Of Power Plant 4. Reactor Fuel Cycle 5. Components Of A Nuclear Reactor 6. Reactor Thermal Hydraulics 7. Pressurized Water Reactors 8. Boiling Water Reactor 9. Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor 10. Gas Cooled Reactor 11. Liquid Metal Fast Reactors 12. Molten-Salt Reactors 13. India’S Nuclear Power Programme 14. Next Generation Of Reactors 15. Safety Approaches In Reactor Design 16. Direct Energy Conversion 17. Fusion 18. Appendix : Radiation And Health