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MECH 483 Nuclear Materials

MECH 483  Nuclear Materials  Units: 3.50  

A nuclear reactor presents a unique environment in which materials must perform. In addition to the high temperatures and stresses to which materials are subjected in conventional applications, nuclear materials are subjected to various kinds of radiation which affect their performance, and often this dictates a requirement for a unique property (for example, a low cross section for thermal neutron absorption) that is not relevant in conventional applications. The effects of the radiation may be direct (e.g., the displacement of atoms form their normal positions by fast neutrons or fission fragments), or indirect (e.g., a more aggressive chemical environment caused by radiolytic decomposition). This course describes materials and structures typically used in nuclear environments, their manufacture, the unique conditions to which they are subjected, the basic physical phenomena that affect their performance and the resulting design and operational requirements for reactor components. The course includes a field trips to components manufacturers and to Canada¿s national nuclear research laboratory .

Requirements: (MECH370 AND MECH371)  
Offering Term: F  
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci  

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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The facilities are subject to frequent review to meet the requirements of the department's commitment to teaching and research. A range of computing facilities is available for laboratory and course work use. A large shop contains advanced machining and welding equipment for instruction and apparatus construction.

Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MECH)

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...and Applied Science (elective) MECH 333 ; (Biotechnology Plan...470 ; BMED 480 ; BMED 483 ; GLPH 271 ; GLPH...

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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...any graduate degree. Exclusions: MECH 896, APSC 223...B. Frank PREREQUISITE: ELEC 483 or equivalent ELEC...

Electrical Engineering (ELEC)

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...any graduate degree. Exclusions: MECH 896, APSC 223...B. Frank PREREQUISITE: ELEC 483 or equivalent ELEC...