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For many years, ANSWERS has offered a range of courses on the theory and application of its radiation transport software. We have now increased our offering to include a range of general Nuclear Engineering courses, which are listed below.
This course will provide an introduction to the mathematical methods that are used within the nuclear industry. Topics covered include: Monte Carlo method; Method of Characteristics; the Diffusion equation and simple analytical solutions; point kinetics; basics of transport theory. Mathematical tools are introduced as they are used but attendees would be expected to know about differential equations and simple solution techniques for solving them in addition to some probability theory.
This course provides an introduction to the numerical methods often encountered in nuclear engineering. Topics include: finite difference method; finite volume method; finite element methods; iterative methods for solving linear systems such as Gauss-Seidel, SOR and the Conjugate Gradient method; algorithms for finding eigenvalues such as the power method and numerical methods for solving differential equations and integration. The methods will be applied to nuclear engineering problems through various examples.
Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) are the world’s dominant reactor type and will play a key role in UK nuclear new build. This course will offer an overview of the PWR. It will include their overall design philosophy and layout, core design, reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics.
There is renewed interest in Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) in the UK following the purchase of Horizon by Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy. This course will cover the basics of BWRs, including their overall design philosophy and layout, core design, reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics.
If you or your organization would be interested in subscribing to these courses,
please register your interest by contacting Paula Miller:
T: 01305 595527