Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis of Nuclear Reactors

  • Bahman Zohuri

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About this book


This revised text covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics required to understand electrical power generation systems and the application of these principles to nuclear reactor power plant systems. The book begins with fundamental definitions of units and dimensions, thermodynamic variables and the Laws of Thermodynamics progressing to sections on specific applications of the Brayton and Rankine cycles for power generation and projected reactor systems design issues. It is not a traditional general thermodynamics text, per se, but a practical thermodynamics volume intended to explain the fundamentals and apply them to the challenges facing actual nuclear power plants systems, where thermal hydraulics comes to play. There have been significant new findings for intercooled systems since the previous edition published and they will be included in this volume.  New technology plans for using a Nuclear Air-Brayton as a storage system for a low carbon grid are presented along with updated component sizes and performance criteria for Small Modular Reactors.
Written in a lucid, straight-forward style while retaining scientific rigor, the content is accessible to upper division undergraduate students and aimed at practicing engineers in nuclear power facilities and engineering scientists and technicians in industry, academic research groups, and national laboratories. The book is also a valuable resource for students and faculty in various engineering programs concerned with nuclear reactors.

• Provides extensive coverage of thermal hydraulics with thermodynamics in nuclear reactors, from fundamentals to applications;

• Reinforces fundamentals of fluid dynamics and heat transfer; thermal and hydraulic analysis of nuclear reactors, two-phase flow and boiling, compressible flow, stress analysis and energy conversion methods;

• Includes detailed appendices that cover metric and English system units and conversions, detailed steam and gas tables, heat transfer properties and nuclear reactor system descriptions.


Conduction Heat Transfer Convective Boiling Forced Convection Heat Transfer General Conservation Equations Multi-Phase Flow Dynamics Thermal Hydraulics Thermal Radiation Thermodynamics in Nuclear Reactors Transport Properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53828-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53829-7
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