Universität Wien FIND

260054 VO Nuclear safety and material related problems II (2008S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

n. Ü., Vorbesprechung: Fr 7.3.2008, 13:00 Uhr c. t., SR Materialphysik, Strudlhofgasse 4, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien.
E-mail: wolfgang.kromp@univie.ac.at

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Language: German

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Failure of materials constitutes an essential risk factor in nuclear power plants and related nuclear installations. Current material-related safety problems of different plant types (including some non-nuclear) are demonstrated for selected examples. In parallel an overview of the nature and importance of various material classes including recent innovative developments (selection, design, manufacturing, testing, etc.) is presented in a manner suited to students of all faculties. The global societal importance of risks connected with nuclear power as well as power production in general (as part of the so-called "critical infrastructure") will be stressed. The focus will be related inter- and transdisciplinare research. Excursions to (mainly foreign) nuclear installations enhance practical understanding of their current risk problems. Part II continues Part I, but the latter is not a precondition for the understanding of Part II.

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Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

One goal of this lecture is to understand the risks of nuclear power as well as power production in general (as part of the so-called "critical infrastructure") as well as the possibilities and limits of risk mitigation. A superior goal is to understand the global importance of the above topics for our society including the important role of inter- and transdisciplinary considerations.

Examination topics

Current material-related safety problems of different plant types (including some non-nuclear) and their considerable risk contributions are demonstrated for selected examples. Technical and economical feasibility are to be discussed in interrelations between risks of power production, growing energy demand, availability of ressources and limits of economic growth. The focus will be related inter- and transdisciplinare research methods. Excursions to (mainly foreign) nuclear installations enhance practical understanding of their current risk problems.

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PD250;LA-Ph212(4)

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