The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Nuclear and Energy Engineering (NEE)
Engineering Building, Room 200
(520) 621-2551

Professors William L. Filippone, Barry D. Ganapol, David L.
Hetrick (Emeritus), Roy G. Post (Emeritus), Robert L. Seale,
Morton E. Wacks, John G. Williams

Associate Professors Morris Farr, Acting Head, Rocco Fazzolari

The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear
Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
with a major in nuclear engineering.

For undergraduate degree requirements, please see the College of
Engineering and Mines section of this catalog. For graduate
degree requirements, please see the Graduate Catalog.

NOTE TO ALL NUCLEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS: You will receive credit
toward the completion of your major program for the following
courses: PHYS 450, "Introductory Nuclear Physics"; PHYS 550,
"Introductory Nuclear Physics".

109. History of Technology and Society (3) I Significant
developments in human history emphasizing the role of technology
as an agent for social change; particular attention to the use of
energy resources. (Identical with ENGR 109)

200. Radiation Detection and Isotopes Laboratory (3) II
Introduction to the principles and practices of radiation
measurement, experimental techniques and data reduction methods.
1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 201.

201. Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory (2) I Techniques
of instrument use for measurements of pressure, temperature, mass
flow and radiation intensity. Data analysis, error, analysis, lab
notebook, technical reporting. 1L, 3L. P, MATH 125b; CR PHYS 116.

280. Basic Nuclear Processes (3) I Nuclear structure and
stability, radioactive decay and interactions of radiation with
matter. 2ES. P, CHEM 103b, 104b, MATH 125b.

380. Elements of Nuclear Reactor Theory (4) I Neutron diffusion
and slowing down theory, as applied to bare and reflected
reactors; the effects of core inhomogeneity on neutron behavior.
2ES, 1ED. P, 280, SIE 270.

381. Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Engineering (3) II The
analysis and design of nuclear power stations, with emphasis on
central station systems. 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 380.

382. Introduction to Fusion (3) II Science and technology of
fusion. 0.5ES. P, PHYS 330, MATH 254.

402. Senior Energy Laboratory (3) II Basic measurements of energy
quality, quantity, flow, and conversion. Includes active and
passive solar as well as other alternative energy sources. 2R,
3L. 2ES. P, 445 or CR. (Identical with A ME 402)  Writing-
Emphasis Course for energy engineering students. P, satisfaction
of the upper-division writing-proficiency requirement (see
"Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and
Graduation Requirements section of this catalog).

406. Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (4) I II Experimental
techniques for determining various parameters in nuclear systems;
experiments using the critical and subcritical reactors. 3R, 3L.
P, 380. Writing-Emphasis Course for nuclear engineering students.
P, satisfaction of the upper-division writing-proficiency
requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the Academic
Guidelines section of this catalog). May be convened with 506.

414. Energy System Design (3) II Modern engineering design
methods to effectively use thermal energy and power. Covers:
economic analysis and modeling of thermal equipment; optimization
techniques; steady state and dynamic simulation of energy
systems. Comprehensive project. 3ED. CR, A ME 432. May be
convened with 514.

440. Energy Utilization and Management (3) I Methods for
evaluating the technical and economic aspects of energy
conversion and usage directed toward the effective utilization of
resources, including economics, HVAC systems, electric power,
lighting and industrial processes. 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with
540.

441. Air Conditioning Engineering (3) I (Identical with A ME 441)

442. HVAC System Design (3) II Analysis and design of air
conditioning systems for commercial and industrial buildings,
including equipment and component selection. Energy-efficient
concepts, controls and computer analysis will be emphasized. 1ES,
2ED. P, 441. (Identical with A ME 442) May be convened with 542.

445. Solar Energy Engineering (3) I Energy analyses of active and
passive solar collectors; solar cells; energy storage; systems
for solar heating and cooling; mechanical and electrical power;
perspective. 2ES, 1ED. P, A ME 230. (Identical with A ME 445) May
be convened with 545.

446. Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (3) I Presents system
performance prediction methods, load estimation, power
conditioners, battery storage principles, system design, and
qualitative semiconductor device physics. (Identical with ECE
446) 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 546.

447. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II Engineering requirements for
achieving direct conversion of energy to electrical power; the
engineering of thermoelectric and thermionic convertors, fuel
cells, magnetohydrodynamic, and photoelectric systems. 1ES, 1ED.
P, MATH 254; A ME 230; or PHYS 121. (Identical with A ME 447 and
ECE 447) May be convened with 547.

456. Engineering System Simulation (3) II Dynamic modeling and
simulation of engineering systems, including energy conversion
systems, nuclear and chemical reactors, and control systems,
using digital continuous-system simulation languages. 1ES, 1ED.
P, A ME 230; MATH 254. May be convened with 556.

463. Energy from Biomass (3) II (Identical with ABE 463) May be
convened with 563.

481. Nuclear Fuel Cycles (3) I The processes, methods, and
strategies of the nuclear fuel cycle. 2ES, 1ED. P, 280, A ME 230.
May be convened with 581.

482. Contemporary Nuclear Power Systems (3) I Analysis of present
nuclear power plants, with emphasis on design decisions as they
affect performance of individual systems; advanced design
concepts; proposed standard designs; comparison of different
contemporary systems. 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 381 or 486. May be
convened with 582.

483. Dynamics of Nuclear Systems (3) I Nuclear reactor kinetics,
integral transform methods, internal feedback effects, stability
and control. 2ES, 0.5ED. P, 380. May be convened with 583.

484. Radiation Effects (3) II Radiation effects on solids and
radiation chemistry of gases and liquids, with emphasis on
effects encountered in nuclear reactor, detector, and dosimeter
systems. 1.5ES, 1ED. P, 380, CR, MSE 331R. May be convened with
584.

485. Radiation Health Physics and Safety (3) I Study of health
physics practices and safety  responsibilities; analysis of
radiation environments and applications of basic shielding
methods to provide understanding of accepted working practices.
2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 585.

486. Nuclear Energy and Power (3) I Fundamentals of nuclear
energy and radiation; engineering applications; the basic
concepts of nuclear reactors and power systems. Designed for
nonmajors. 2ES, 1ED. May be convened with 586.

487. Introduction to Radioactive Waste Management (3) I
Background in the technology of the management of all types of
radioactive wastes from the nuclear fuel cycle, institutions, and
industry. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. May be convened with 587.

494. Practicum
a. Operation of the University of Arizona TRIGA Reactor (2) II P,
380 or 588.

496. Seminar
s. Developments in Nuclear Power (1) I II

501. Computational Methods of Engineering Science (3) I Numerical
analysis, introduction to linear algebra, the Monte Carlo
technique, complex variables, supercomputing. P, MATH 254.

506. Nuclear Engineering Laboratory (4) I II For a description of
course topics, see 406. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper. 3R, 3L. P, 380 or 588. May be convened
with 406.

507. Radiochemistry and Radiation Detection (3) I Radiation
detection and measurement, health physics, isotope applications,
activation analysis, and instrumentation. 3R, 3L. P, CHEM 480b or
PHYS 330. (Identical with CHEM 507)

514. Energy System Design (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 414. Graduate-level requirements include an
additional project involving more intensive application of
optimization techniques. May be convened with 414.

540. Energy Utilization and  Management (3) I For a description
of course topics, see 440. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper. May be convened with 440.

541. Industrial Energy and Power Management (3) II Analysis of
effective energy utilization in industrial operations:
availability analysis, combustion, heat recovery, process energy,
building systems, cogeneration, electrical loads, lighting and
machinery. (Identical with CH E 541)

542. HVAC System Design (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 442. Graduate-level requirements include a
comprehensive design project. (Identical with A ME 542) May be
convened with 442.

543. Power Plant Engineering (3) II The application of fluid
dynamic heat transfer and mechanical interaction principles to
the engineering design of a power plant. P, 582, 588.

545. Solar Energy Engineering (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 445. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper. (Identical with A ME 545) May be convened with
445.

546. Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 446. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth design and/or systems analysis project. (Identical with
ECE 546) May be convened with 446.

547. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 447. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper. P, MATH 254; A ME 230; or PHYS 121. (Identical
with A ME 547 and ECE 547) May be convened with 447.

556. Engineering System Simulation (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 456. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper. P, A ME 230 or CH E 306a; MATH 254. May
be convened with 456.

563. Energy from Biomass (3) II (Identical with ABE 563) May be
convened with 463.

581. Nuclear Fuel Cycles (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 481. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper. P, 280, A ME 230. May be convened with 481.

582. Contemporary Nuclear Power Systems (3) I For a description
of course topics, see 482. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper. P, 381 or 486. May be convened with 482.

583. Dynamics of Nuclear Systems (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 483. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper. P, 380 or 588. May be convened with 483.

584. Radiation Effects (3) II For a description of course topics,
see 484. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth paper.
P, 380; CR, MSE 331R. May be convened with 484.

585. Radiation Health Physics and Safety (3) I For a description
of course topics, see 485. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper. May be convened with 485.

586. Nuclear Energy and Power (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 486. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper. Designed for nonmajors. May be convened with 486.

587. Introduction to Radioactive Waste Management (3) I For a
description of course topics, see 487. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research paper. May be convened
with 487.

588. Reactor Theory I (3) I Fundamentals of nuclear reactor
theory; introduction to the nuclear processes occurring in a
reactor; slowing down and diffusion of neutrons in moderating
materials; analysis of bare and reflected homogeneous reactors.
P, CR, MATH 422a.

596. Seminar
s. Advanced Nuclear Power Activities (1) [Rpt./3] I II

645. Advanced Solar Engineering (3) II Research and development
studies related to solar applications: engineering design,
analysis, and economics. Course includes invited lectures,
literature research, and an original paper. P, 545. (Identical
with CH E 645)

680. Fuel Cycles for Nuclear Reactors (3) II 1993-94 The design
and analysis of fuel cycles for nuclear reactors; the processes
and requirements for fuel element design and the limitations of
fuel element performance to reactor design; economic factors in
fuel cycles. P, 588.

681a-681b. Analytical Methods of Transport Theory (3-3) 1994-95
Application of the Boltzmann equation to neutron and photon
transport problems; exact solutions, the method of singular
eigenfunctions, spherical harmonic expansions, the moments
methods, integral transport theory, invariant embedding,
variational techniques, applications to slowing-down problems. P,
689, MATH 422a-422b.

682. Nuclear Safety (3) II Possible incidents involving nuclear
materials in critical reactors, chemical processing systems, fuel
shipment operations or subcritical arrays, including assessments
of the magnitudes and consequences of nuclear incidents;
determination of criteria for evaluating nuclear system safety,
including plant siting and operational procedures. P, 380.

683. Nonlinear Reactor Dynamics (3) II Nonlinear dynamics of
nuclear reactors; shut-down mechanisms, inertial effects,
nonlinear stability criteria, time-dependent neutron transport,
neutron waves, and applications to pulsed reactors, start-up
transients, reactor stability, and reactor safety. P, 583.

687. Experimental Nuclear Engineering (3) I 1993-94  Advanced
experimental studies using the nuclear reactor and radiation
detection systems. 2R, 3L. P, 406 or 506, 588.

688. Technology of Radioactive Waste Storage and Disposal (3) II
Detailed technology of nuclear waste streams, their processing
and waste collection, segregation, reduction methods and storage
and disposal alternatives for high-level and low-level waste. P,
487 or 587.

689. Reactor Theory II (3) II Fundamental theory of heterogeneous
reactors, integral transport, blackness theory, perturbation
theory, and applications; temperature coefficient, changes in
reactivity due to fission product accumulation, fuel consumption,
and conversion. P, 588.

 


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