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An Introduction to the Engineering of Fast Nuclear Reactors, Hardback Book

An Introduction to the Engineering of Fast Nuclear Reactors Hardback


An invaluable resource for both graduate-level engineering students and practising nuclear engineers who want to expand their knowledge of fast nuclear reactors, the reactors of the future.

This book is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to all aspects of fast reactor engineering.

It covers topics including neutron physics; neutron flux spectra; flux distribution; Doppler and coolant temperature coefficients; the performance of ceramic and metal fuels under irradiation, structural changes, and fission-product migration; the effects of irradiation and corrosion on structural materials, irradiation swelling; heat transfer in the reactor core and its effect on core design; coolants including sodium and lead-bismuth alloy; coolant circuits; pumps; heat exchangers and steam generators; and plant control.

The book includes new discussions on lead-alloy and gas coolants, metal fuel, the use of reactors to consume radioactive waste, and accelerator-driven subcritical systems.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 299 pages, 15 Tables, unspecified; 5 Halftones, unspecified; 111 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Nuclear power & engineering
  • ISBN: 9781107034648