Nuclear Engineering Handbook

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

Book 60
CRC Press
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Nuclear power has, in recent years, undergone a major transformation, resulting in major technical developments and a new generation of nuclear scientists and engineers. A comprehensive book that reflects the latest nuclear technologies has been lacking—until now.

The Nuclear Engineering Handbook is a response to this global resurgence of interest in commercial nuclear power. A broad overview of nuclear power and engineering and their limitless potential, this basic introduction to the field provides an in-depth discussion of power plants and extensive coverage of the nuclear fuel cycle, waste disposal, and related engineering technologies.

Organized into three sections—Nuclear Power Reactors, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Processes and Facilities, and Engineering and Analytical Applications—this book addresses the entire nuclear fuel cycle and process. Topics include everything from the mining, milling, and enrichment of uranium and thorium fuel resources, to fuel fabrication, nuclear materials transportation, fuel reprocessing, and safe waste disposal. This all-encompassing volume discusses current analytical techniques related to nuclear engineering, addressing safety, heat transfer, shielding, thermo-hydraulics, and heat physics. Covering reactor operation and radiation protection, it also outlines the economic considerations involved in building new nuclear power stations instead of large fossil-fueled plants, and elaborates on concerns regarding the control of emissions from the latter.

A review of past and current nuclear engineering capabilities, this valuable resource covers the gamut of crucial topics, including historical perspectives, a detailed technological review, and an assessment of the field’s future direction. It is an exceptional tool that will help readers to foster optimal understanding and use of nuclear power for electricity generation now and in the future.

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About the author

Kenneth D. Kok, P.E., has had 40 years of varied experience in the nuclear industry. He is currently a Fellow Engineer with WSMS Mid-America in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, providing support for the WSMS Clients group as a nuclear safety engineer and an independent technical reviewer. Kok has served as the chair of the ASME Nuclear Engineering Division, directed the ASME course related to D&D, and supported the ICEM and ICONE meetings as a track leader and session chair. He has also seved as the Co-Chair of ICEM.

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CRC Press
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Jun 9, 2009
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Pages
786
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ISBN
9781420053913
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Energy
Science / Mechanics / Thermodynamics
Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / General
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