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Course: Focused RSAC/NDR (ND200)

Course Code: Course Name:
ND200 Focused RSAC/NDR
Course ID: Course Duration:
N/A 10.0 Day(s)


ND200 covers the Westinghouse Reload Process in detail and provides step-by-step instructions on the various analyses which make up the Reload Process with a focus on Nuclear Design. The course will cover the nuclear design portion of each of the key phases of the reload process: fuel management, Reload Safety Analysis Checklist (RSAC), Nuclear Design Report (NDR), and Low Power Physics Testing (LPPT). The training will be performed with the current Westinghouse Neutronics code suite, NEXUS/ANC9, and cover introductory and advanced usage of the code system.
Registration deadline is August 9, 2024.

Course Schedule:

The following topics will be covered:

  1. Introduction to Fuel Management
  2. Overview of Loading Pattern Risk Assessment
  3. ND Model Development
  4. RSAC Items 
    • Peaking Factors
    • Reactivity Coefficients
    • Beta Effective
    • Final Acceptance Criteria (FAC): CAOC/RAOC
    • Accidents Related to Nuclear Design
        • Rodded Accidents
        • Steamline Break (SLB)
        • Locked Rotor
        • Boron Dilution
        • Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA)
  5. NDR Items 
    • Best Estimate Reactivity Coefficients, Peaking Factors, Power Distributions
    • Xe/Sm Worths
    • Generation of Plant Specific Tables/Figures
    • Shutdown Boron Concentrations

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