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Course: Thermal-Hydraulic Design Methods - PWR (TH200)

Course Code: Course Name:
TH200 Thermal-Hydraulic Design Methods - PWR
Course ID: Course Duration:
N/A 5.0 Day(s)


This five-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of methods applied to the entire thermal-hydraulic (T/H) design process. Lectures and discussions focus on core hydraulics, core component analysis, Departure from Nucleate Boiling Ratio (DNBR) correlations and methods, setting and verifying core operational DNBR limits, T/H computer models, accident analysis, and reload methodology.

Key Features and Benefits
The Key Feature and Benefit associated with this Thermal-Hydraulic Design Methods course is that each course segment includes a complete discussion of the design requirements, codes, procedures, interfaces, and analytical methods used for thermal-hydraulic design.

Registration deadline is August 11, 2023.

Course Schedule:
Day 1
• Introduction/Overview
• Hydraulics
• Computer Models-Hydraulics
• Core Component Rod Analysis
• Computer Models - Core Component Rods

Day 2
• Departure from Nucleate Boiling
• Computer Models - DNB Analysis
• DNB Methodology

Day 3
• Hot Channel Factors
• Rod Bow
• Core Thermal Limits
• Axial Offset DNB Limits
• DNB Power Shape Verification
• Computer Codes - Core Limit/AO Analysis

Day 4
• Transient Analysis Interface
• Accident Analyses

Day 5
• Accident Analyses (continued)
• Transition Core Analysis
• Reload Fuel Licensing
• Review/Exam

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