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Department of mechanical engineering

Nuclear Engineering
Question Bank
Unit 1
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What is nuclear engineering?


What are advantages of nuclear engineering?
What is mean by nuclear model?
Define radio activity
Explain energy binding in nuclear
Define nuclear models.
Define energy.

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Discuss and detail about Nuclear models of an atoms


Mass defect and mass less particles
Radio activity decay and types of decay
Nuclear cross section and macroscopic cross section
Explain in detail about Binding energy system and examples.
Define fast moving objects and system objects.
a). Explain
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Rutherford model
ii. Atomic numbers
b). Objectives of nuclear Engineering.

Unit 2
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Define fission.
Define fusion.
Define Nuclear fuel cycles
Define chain reactions.
Necessary for uranium purification.
Characteristics of Nuclear fuel cycles.

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Elaborate Uranium productions and purifications


Define Courtesy of the uranium information center.
Explain Refining and converting of U3O8 UF6
What is meant by Fission bombs Explain in detail?
Define Nuclear chain reaction
a). Fission reactors
b). nuclear fission.
Explain the procedures of production of nuclear metal.

Unit 3
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Define purification of Uranium, thorium.


Define purification Zirconium, beryllium
what is reprocessing
what is nuclear fuel cycles
Role of solvent extraction in reprocessing
What is the solvent extraction equipment?

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1. Nuclear fuel cycles
2. Explain:
a. Uranium
b. Uranium mining
c. Uranium milling
3. Uranium and plutonium recycling.
4. Nuclear disposal and nuclear wastes recycling.
5. Explain about power generation by using uranium.
6. Elaborate the term conversion and enrichment.
7. Nuclear waste and compositions of nuclear wastes.
8. Selection of plant location and nuclear safety system.

Unit 4
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what is nuclear reactors


what are the types of fast breeding reactors
Define Reactor shielding.
what is fusion reactors
what are the types of nuclear reactors
What is meant by breeding and its ratio?

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Explain the construction and working of nuclear power plant.


Explain the construction and working of Super phenix reactor.
Breeding plutonium and plutonium breeding ratio
Explain the construction and working of Pressurized water
reactor.
a). Explain the construction and working of Boiling water
reactor
b). Explain the construction and working of Gas cooled water
reactor
Explain the construction and working of Fast breeder reactor
Explain the construction and working of CANDU reactor.
Explain the construction and working of sodium graphite
reactor.
a).Components of Nuclear power plants
b). Components of Nuclear reactor

Unit 5
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Define Safety and disposal of nuclear

Define plant safety


Radiation hazards and their prevention
How the energy is released in nuclear reaction?
Explain the properties of nuclear states
Properties of proton and neutron

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1. Nuclear plant safety


2. What are the failures modes of nuclear power plant? Explain in
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3. Explain in detail Vulnerability of nuclear plants to attack.
4. Briefly explain objectives of nuclear safety system.
5. What to do with nuclear waste recycle it?
6. How much nuclear waste does nuclear energy creates?
7. Briefly explain Changes and consequences of accident-criteria for
safety