NUC-502 Criticality Safety

This course assesses nuclear industry prevention of an accidental, unplanned, and inadvertent self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction that could result in large radiation exposures or release of radioactive materials to the environment. The course emphasis is on the analysis of processes or systems that involve fissile materials, double-contingency principles, independent events in processes that must occur concurrently, and the need for continuous improvements based on operating experience.

Credits: 3

Offered in Oct 2020, Apr 2021

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