(partial) Historical Review:
Developments in the USA. Developments in Sweden. Elements of Reactor Technology:
Basic principles. Reactor fuel. Fission power. Heat transfer. Structural mechanics. Boiling Water Reactors:
Reactor vessel and internals. Primary process systems. Reactor containment. Turbine-generator plant. Control and monitoring systems. Electrical systems. Main data for Swedish BWR. Pressurized Water Reactors:
Reactor vessel and internals. Reactor coolant system. Reactor containment. Control systems. Main data for Swedish PWR. Nuclear Radiation:
Basic concepts. Emission rates. Fission product behaviour. Fission product release. Activity removal facilities. Radiation protection. Safety Principles:
Radiological criteria. Safety design. Safety administration. Safety Systems:
Boiling water reactors. Pressurized water reactors. Safety functions. Deterministic Safety Analysis:
Type of events. Criteria. Analytical methods. LOCA in BWR & PWR. Transients in BWR & PWR. External events. Probabilistic Safety Analysis:
Scope of analysis. Reliability technology. Plant analyses. Fracture probabilities. External events. Severe Accident Analysis:
Core meltdown. Thermohydraulic analysis. Internal source terms. Containment analysis. External source terms. Consequence Analysis:
Methodology. Deterministic analysis. Probabilistic analysis. Risk assessment. Operating Experience:
Plant activity. Activity release and occupational exposure. Safety-related events. Significant events. The Three Mile Island accident. Feedback of experience. The Chernobyl accident. Safety Improvement. Reactor Safety Research. Secure Reactors. Index.
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