NucE 470 Class Lecture Notes





Lecture: Topic:
8/27 Introduction to the Class
8/27-29 First Exercise of our Modeling Tools
8/27-29 More Experience with SNAP
9/5 The Basics of Two-Phase Flow

Acronyms

Nomenclature 

Void Fraction Estimates 
9/5 The Basic Model Equations
9/7 Intro. to Finite Volume and Finite Difference Methods

Some Standard Difference Equations 
9/7 Conservative Finite Volume Equations
9/10-12 Verification and Validation
9/12-14
Work on Richardson Error Analysis
9/17
Error Analysis for Difference Equations

Mathematica Command Summary 

Sample Mathematica Commands

Mathematica Commands for Implicit Mass Equation Error

Mathematica Commands for Numerical Diffusion Analysis
9/19-21 Heated Flow Exercise
9-24 Solving the Difference Equations

Simple Newton's Method 

Newton's Method for More than One Equation 
9-26 Modeling Pumps
9-28 The TEE and its Relatives, Momentum Conservation
10/1 Review for Exam
10/3 Exam (Room 4 HH Dev-E)
10/5 Control Theory in One Hour
10/8 Building Control Systems
10/10-12 Active Control of Pumped Flow
10/15 Water Levels, and Level Tracking
10/17 Heat Transfer
10/19 A Simple Heat Transfer Experiment
10/22 Core Heat Conduction Calculation
11/24 Heat Conduction Limited Boiling Model
10/26 A Simple Core Model with TRACE
10/29 Subcooled Boiling and More on Heat Conduction
10/31
Steam Generators
11/2 Modeling a Turbine
11/5 Parameter Selection with the Secant Method
11/7
Introduction to Requirements for the Final Project
11/7 Reveiw for Exam
11/9 Exam 2
11/12
Return Exams, Project Discussions
11/14
Laboratory work on Steam Generator
11/16 Safety Systems
11/26-
12/12
Laboratory Help on Project
12/14 Semester Summary and Laboratory Help on Project

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