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Last approved: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:33:54 GMT

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Major
NE (Nuclear Engineering)
403
032353
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
Nucl Reac Lab
College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering (14NE)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Laboratory2
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
J. Michael Doster
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoLecture on theory, procedure and data analysis associated with laboratory experiments
Laboratory4040YesReactor experiments performed on the NCSU PULSTAR reactor
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: C- or better in NE 301 Co-requisite: NE 401
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14NE036Nuclear Engineering Required
Nuclear reactor laboratory. A laboratory course performed on the NCSU PULSTAR reactor. Topics include reactor startup and approach to critical. Neutron flux distributions. Reactivity balances. Control rod worth and power coefficients of reactivity.

The 1 hour laboratory sections of NE 301 and NE 401 are being eliminated in favor of a single 2 credit hour laboratory class devoted to Reactor Experiments.  The laboratory material will support the lecture material in these two courses, but should provide a more consistent and efficient use of the laboratory time.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course will be counted as part of the normal teaching load of the faculty assigned to this course. Since the infrastructure currently exist for the laboratory, no additional resources are required for this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:


a) Perform a reactor startup and perform an approach to critical


b) Measure the prompt reactor power coefficient


c) Perform a reactivity balance on the PULSTAR


d) Measure the neutron flux profile in the reactor and explain its features


e) Measure integral and differential control rod worths


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Lab assignments50Participation in the laboratory experiment
Lab Report50Formal lab write up for each experiment

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