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Nuclear Engineering Handbook

2nd Edition

Edited by Kenneth D. Kok

CRC Press

978 pages | 182 B/W Illus.

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Description

Building upon the success of the first edition, the Nuclear Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of nuclear power engineering. Consisting of chapters written by leading experts, this volume spans a wide range of topics in the areas of nuclear power reactor design and operation, nuclear fuel cycles, and radiation detection. Plant safety issues are addressed, and the economics of nuclear power generation in the 21st century are presented. The Second Edition also includes full coverage of Generation IV reactor designs, and new information on MRS technologies, small modular reactors, and fast reactors.

Reviews

"Kenneth Kok’s Nuclear Engineering handbook provides a comprehensive summary of the technologies, challenges and economics of the nuclear industry"

—William J. Madia, Stanford University, California, USA

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction: Nuclear Power Reactors

  1. Historical Development of Nuclear Power
  2. Kenneth D. Kok

  3. Pressurized Water Reactors
  4. Richard Schreiber

  5. Boiling Water Reactors
  6. Kevin Theriault

  7. Heavy Water Reactors
  8. Alistar I. Miller, John Luxat, Edward G. Price, Romney B. Duffey, and Paul J. Fehrenbach

  9. High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Thermal Reactors
  10. Chris Ellis and Arkal Shenoy

  11. Integrated Fast Reactor: PRISM
  12. Maria Pfeffer, Scott Pfeffer, Eric Loewen, Brett Dooies, and Brian Triplett

  13. MSR Technology Basics
  14. David LeBlanc

  15. Small Modular Reactors
  16. Richard R. Schultz and Kenneth D. Kok

  17. Generation IV Technologies
  18. Edwin A. Harvego and Richard R. Schultz

    Section II Introduction: Nuclear Fuel Cycle

  19. Nuclear Fuel Resources
  20. Stephen W. Kidd

  21. Uranium Enrichment
  22. Nathan (Nate) Hurt and Kenneth D. Kok

  23. Nuclear Fuel Fabrication
  24. Mclean T. Machut

  25. Spent Fuel Storage
  26. Kristopher W. Cummings

  27. Nuclear Fuel Recycling
  28. Patricia Paviet and Michael F. Simpson

  29. HWR Fuel Cycles
  30. Paul J. Fehrenbach and Alistar I. Miller

  31. Waste Disposal: Transuranic Waste, High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel, and Low-Level Radioactive Waste
  32. Kenneth D. Kok, Joseph Heckman, and Murthy Devarakonda

  33. Radioactive Materials Transportation
  34. Kurt Colborn

  35. Decontamination and Decommissioning
  36. Cidney B. Voth

    Section III Introduction: Related Engineering and Analytical Processes

  37. Risk Assessment and Safety Analysis for Commercial Nuclear Reactors
  38. Yehia F. Khalil

  39. Nuclear Safety of Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated Nuclear Facilities
  40. Arlen R. Schade

  41. Neutronics
  42. Ronald E. Pevey

  43. Heat Transfer, Thermal Hydraulic, and Safety Analysis
  44. Shripad T. Revankar

  45. Thermodynamics and Power Cycles
  46. Peter D. Friedman

  47. Economics of Nuclear Power
  48. Jay F. Kunze and Edward S. Lum

  49. Radiation Protection
  50. Mark R. Ledoux

  51. Health Effects of Low Level Radiation

Jay F. Kunze

About the Editor

Kenneth D. Kok, P.E., has over 40 years of varied experience in the nuclear industry. He is currently a consultant in the nuclear engineering field, based in Richland, Washington. Dr. Kok has served as the chair of the ASME Nuclear Engineering Division, directed the ASME course related to D&D, and supported the ICEM and ICONE meetings as a track leader and session chair. He has also served as the co-chair of ICEM.

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
SCI065000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics