Nuclear Power Plants

Host University

Virginia Commonwealth University


Summer 2023


Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering


Dr. Lane Carasik

Times and Days

4:30pm - 5:45pm

M, W

Course Information

Descriptions of mechanical features (containment, core design, steam generation, Rankine and Brayton cycles) of PWR and BWR power plants. Reactor core heat generation. Thermal analysis of fuel pins, fuel elements, flow channels and reactor core. Single- and two-phase heat transfer. Single- and two-phase fluid mechanics. Steady-state and unsteady-state thermodynamic analysis.