Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics: An Introduction to Nuclear Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics

An Introduction to Nuclear Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, 1st Edition

By Robert E. Masterson

CRC Press

1,404 pages | 750 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138035379
pub: 2019-08-12
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Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulic Systems provides a comprehensive approach to nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics, reflecting the latest technologies, reactor designs, and safety considerations. The text makes extensive use of color images, internet links, computer graphics, and other innovative techniques to explore nuclear power plant design and operation. Key fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and nuclear engineering concepts are carefully explained, and supported with worked examples, tables, and graphics. Intended for use in one or two semester courses, the text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students. A complete Solutions Manual is available for professors adopting the text.

Table of Contents

Nuclear Reactors and Their Design Parameters. The Pressurized Water Reactor. The Boiling Water Reactor. Fast Reactors, Gas Reactors, and Military Reactors. How Thermal Energy is Produced in Nuclear Power Plants. The Laws of Thermodynamics. Thermodynamic Properties and Equations of State. The Nuclear Steam Supply System. Reactor Thermal Cycles. The Laws of Heat Transfer. Heat Removal from Nuclear Fuel Rods. Time Dependent Nuclear Heat Transfer. Nuclear Reactor Fluid Mechanics. Fluid Statics and Fluid Dynamics. The Conservation Equations of Fluid Mechanics. Single Phase Flow and Bernoulli’s Equation. Laminar and Turbulent Flows with Friction and Area Changes. Understanding Flow Fields in Nuclear Power Plants. Reactor Coolants, Coolant Pumps, and Power Turbines. Single Phase Nuclear Heat Transfer. Correlations for Single Phase Nuclear Heat Transfer. Heat Transfer without a Coolant Pump. Fundamentals of Two Phase Flow. Two Phase Nuclear Heat Transfer. Correlations for Two Phase Nuclear Heat Transfer. Reactor Temperature Fields and Thermal Performance. Appendix.

About the Author

Robert Masterson holds MS and PhD degrees in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he has worked for Westinghouse Nuclear Energy Systems. He is currently an Affiliate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Masterson has published extensively in the journals of the ANS and has over 20 years of experience in the field of nuclear science and engineering. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society. His first textbook with CRC Press, Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals: A Practical Perspective, was published in 2017.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General