Not offered 2012-2013
LECTURES: To be arranged.
PREREQUISITE: Eng. Phys. 4DO3 and EP4LO4
OUTLINE: Risk based design and analysis
of nuclear reactors based on probabilistic assessments. Topics
include: Concepts of risk; probability tools and techniques; safety
criteria; design basis accidents; risk assessment; safety analysis;
safety system design; and general policy and principles.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: To successfully introduce the student
to and engage him or her in the nuclear reactor safety design process.
- One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial / discussion period each
week as per the schedule.
- Students are to form teams to work on the project. Each week, the teams
will conduct team meetings IN CLASS.
For each project:
- A formal written proposal is to be submitted and presented orally.
- A mid-project written report is to be submitted and presented orally.
- A final report is to be submitted and presented orally.
- Minutes are to be recorded and submitted the following week. The minutes
and reports must document the design process, not just the finished product.
- The project proposal is due in week 3.
- The project mid report is due in week 7.
- The project final report is due in week 12.
Failure to meet the course deadlines will result in a penalty of 10% per week.
EFFORT AND TIMING: A graduate course nominally
requires 10 hours per week for 1 full term, for a total of 130
hours in all.
ASSISTANCE WITH COURSE WORK AND PROBLEMS: The instructor
will be available to assist you with the lecture material or problems.
Times will be arranged in class.
FINAL EXAM: There will be no final exam.
FINAL COURSE MARK:
- 40% of the course mark for assignments.
- 60% of the course mark for the major project.
For the project the breakdown is as follows:
- Project proposal - 15%
- Minutes of team meetings - 15%
- Mid-project report - 20%
- Final report - 40%
- Class participation - 10%